Monthly Archives: September 2017

Philly Gets Baked: A Look Inside Philly’s Booming Bakery Scene

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

We’ve never wanted for baked goods around here, or for great bread, for that matter — family bakeries that make old country recipes are an important part of Philly’s food story. But there’s a new chapter being written: Young talents who are obsessed with technique and ingredients (and having fun) are breaking rules and making…

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5 Classic Eats from Philly Bakeries That Every Philadelphian Must Try At Least Once

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

1. Italian Cookies Everyone has a favorite (ricotta for us), but it’s not about individual cookies; it’s about showing up with the giant plate of all the cookies. The bakeries of South Philly always have dozens to choose from, but come holiday time, get there early or leave with a sad face. Try them at: Isgro…

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9 Gorgeous Philly-Made Cakes That Are Practically Works of Art

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

1. Mini Bundt Cakes at Flying Monkey Bakery, Market East Cinnamon bourbon apple, Arnold Palmer, hot buttered rum, Dark and Stormy, $3 each. 2. Partially Naked Cake at Bredenbeck’s Bakery, Chestnut Hill Butter pound cake with salted caramel and espresso filling with chocolate buttercream icing, $5.70 a serving. 3. S’more’s Cake at Clara’s Groovy Deliciousness,…

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Is Le Cirque Closing?

Source: Eater NY

Owners are trying to save the restaurant from shuttering at the end of 2017

It looks like one of the city’s most legendary restaurants, Le Cirque may close, with New Year’s Eve the final night of service after a more than 40-year run.

At least that’s what staffers have been telling regular customers. In response, some residents at the neighboring Bloomberg building have been trying to raise money to stave off the closing.

“A group of us were going to put together a fund to float them, and to raise a couple of million from this group is no big ...

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Is Le Cirque Closing?

Source: Eater NY

Owners are trying to save the restaurant from shuttering at the end of 2017

It looks like one of the city’s most legendary restaurants, Le Cirque may close, with New Year’s Eve the final night of service after a more than 40-year run.

At least that’s what staffers have been telling regular customers. In response, some residents at the neighboring Bloomberg building have been trying to raise money to stave off the closing.

“A group of us were going to put together a fund to float them, and to raise a couple of million from this group is no big ...

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Beleaguered Momofuku Nishi Closes for Renovations

Source: Eater NY

David Chang’s Chelsea restaurant with mixed reviews looks like it’s revamping

Momofuku kingpin David Chang’s Chelsea restaurant Nishi has closed for renovations. A tipster reports that he spotted workers “emptying out the restaurant yesterday” and was told that it was for remodeling.

The restaurant opened in January 2016 and received one-star reviews from Eater’s critic Ryan Sutton and Pete Wells of the New York Times — with both saying it was a loud and expensive restaurant that didn’t quite hit.

In October, Chang admitted to making a “stupid mistake” with rushing the opening of the Korean-Italian restaurant, blaming some ...

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The Ultimate Guide to Philadelphia’s Classic Bakeries

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

From South Philly cannoli experts to Northeast rye masters, these 25 bakeries have defined Philly’s sweet baking history — and show no signs of slowing their roll. Aux Petits Delices, Wayne There are Yule logs at Christmas, chocolate bunnies at Easter, and, well, deliciousness every other day of the year at this decades-old Wayne pâtisserie.…

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Le Cirque Owner Calls Trump-Hating Yelper a White Supremacist

Source: Eater NY

Legendary restaurateur Sirio Maccioni was not pleased

After French fine dining stalwart Le Cirque hosted a GOP fundraising dinner with Donald Trump this week, several people took to Yelp to blast the restaurant and to encourage people to avoid it — a move that prompted the owner to call them “social media Nazi white supremacists.”

Four one-star Yelp reviews mentioning Trump show up on the Midtown East restaurant’s page, and owner and maitre d’ legend Sirio Maccioni responded to most of them with strong language.

In response to one that said Le Cirque was “aiding and abetting fascists and white ...

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Where to Eat This Weekend: A Whole New Thing

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

We know it can be tough. The weekend is here. But this city is so full of bars and restaurants that it can sometime be tough to make a choice. And we spend a lot of time here on Foobooz trying to tell you exactly that. We make lists of the 50 Best Restaurants and…

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Here’s All the Craziness You Can Expect When Eataly World Finally Opens in November

Source: Grub Street NY

FICO Eataly World opens outside Bologna on November 15, but details about the supermarket chain’s $100 million paean to Italian cuisine have been hard to come by — the site’s developers offered media a virtual walk-through last November, but that’s been … about it. With the launch date now …

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Frozen pop company’s first metro Atlanta location to open tomorrow

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Steel City Pops / Photo from the Steel City Pops Facebook page

King of Pops might need to make some room — there’s a new frozen pop game in town.

Steel City Pops is set to open its first Atlanta location tomorrow at noon at 312 Church St. in Decatur (the pops are currently only sold from carts at events around town).

Instagram Photo

To celebrate the grand opening, customers can get $1 off their pops when they show their social media post about the opening.

The Alabama-based company — which also has locations in Texas and Kentucky — was started by ...

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Eat well with these October metro Atlanta food events

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Grilling at the Atlanta Kosher BBQ Competition.

Try some of the top barbecue around and sample some of Alpharetta’s top restaurants in October.

Test your slow food knowledge

Think you know everything about the slow food movement? Put yourself to the test with Slow Food Atlanta’s trivia night at 5 Seasons Brewery Westside, hosted by Greg Best of Ticonderoga Club in Krog Street Market. Teams can be made up of up to eight members, but smaller teams and solo players are allowed, as well, all competing to win an assortment of prizes. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase for ...

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Donetto opens tonight in West Midtown and other top Atlanta dining news from the week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

These are the biggest dining, cooking and food stories of the week:

Donetto is open in West Midtown.

Restaurant, food and dining news

Italian restaurant Donetto opens tonight for dinner in West Midtown’s Stockyards development at 976 Brady Ave.

Named after the largest Chianina bull recorded in history – weighing in at 3,840 pounds – Donetto will serve a menu of items inspired by the Tuscan region including tagliatelle with vongole, basil, butter, white wine, garlic bread crumbs and colatora di alici; fusilli with smoked fish, zucchini, shishitos, garlic aioli and basil; and ripiena stuffed with quail, smoked mushrooms, garlic ...

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Rose + Rye Opens at Midtown’s ‘Castle’ Mansion Next Month

Source: Eater Atlanta

A new restaurant for the historic building

A new restaurant called Rose + Rye will open at Midtown’s historic “Castle” mansion next month. The venue will cover three floors of dining room and bar space, plus multiple patios and private rooms.

1 Kept Kitchen + Bar owner Thaddeus Keefe is behind the project. Lindsay Owens is on board as executive chef, coming to Atlanta from Minnesota. The Midwestern transplant previously cooked at The Lynhall, Tilia, Unideli, and Creamery Café in the Twin Cities. Rose + Rye’s opening team also includes general manager Jessica Schilling (previously of STK Atlanta), assistant GM ...

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Rose + Rye Opens at Midtown’s ‘Castle’ Mansion Next Month

Source: Eater Atlanta

A new restaurant for the historic building

A new restaurant called Rose + Rye will open at Midtown’s historic “Castle” mansion next month. The venue will cover three floors of dining room and bar space, plus multiple patios and private rooms.

1 Kept Kitchen + Bar owner Thaddeus Keefe is behind the project. Lindsay Owens is on board as executive chef, coming to Atlanta from Minnesota. The Midwestern transplant previously cooked at The Lynhall, Tilia, Unideli, and Creamery Café in the Twin Cities. Rose + Rye’s opening team also includes general manager Jessica Schilling (previously of STK Atlanta), assistant GM ...

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This clam chowder recipe from C&S Chowder House will have you feeling warm all fall

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

New England clam chowder is a bestseller at C&S Chowder House in Roswell. / Handout photo

There are few things cozier than a bowl of creamy hot soup, and New England clam chowder is one of the coziest.

Jon Schwenk, chef and owner of C&S Chowder House in Roswell (as well as C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar on Cobb Parkway in Atlanta and Hugo’s Oyster Bar in Roswell) shared his recipe for the ultimate fall dish — watch the video and scroll down to find out how to make the East Coast favorite yourself.

 

NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER

Ingredients:

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Popular downtown Atlanta coffee shop and cafe expanding to Smyrna

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Coffee and sandwiches are on the menu at Cafe Lucia. / Photo from the Cafe Lucia Facebook page

It’s National Coffee Day, so it’s fitting time for an announcement that a coffee shop will open in metro Atlanta soon.

Cafe Lucia, located at 57 Forsyth St. NW in downtown Atlanta since 2015, is set to open a second location at 1260 West Spring St. in Smyrna this November.

The spot will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner in addition to coffee and drinks including specialty lattes. The menu will include items such peanut butter and jelly French toast and ...

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Anti-Trump Charity Bar Will Close to do Nationwide Cocktail Fundraising

Source: Eater NY

Coup’s last day is Saturday

East Village cocktail bar Coup — which donates all its profits to organizations fighting against the policies of Donald Trump — is closing after this weekend to take its cocktail charity on the road across the country.

The bar from cocktail bar heavyweights Ravi DeRossi, Sother Teague, and Max Green opened in the spring at 64 Cooper Square, south of East 8th Street, as way for the owners to fix their “political paralysis” after the election. All profits went to various nonprofits like Human Rights Campaign or the A.C.L.U.

But now, the team ...

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Restaurant Owner Suggests Killing NFL Players Who Protest

Source: Grub Street NY

A popular Wisconsin restaurant has put a football field’s worth of daylight between itself and a co-owner who responded to the NFL’s #TakeAKnee protests by calling for the players to die. Clearly fuming over the players’ ongoing decision to kneel during the pregame national anthem, John Valko posted …

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Bob Townsend’s Beer Pick: Red Brick Vanilla Gorilla Imperial Porter

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia’s oldest craft brewery, Red Brick Brewing Co. will mark its 24th anniversary on Saturday with a big party at its Westside brewery and newly remodeled tasting room.

Look for the 2017 release of Vanilla Gorilla Imperial Porter on draft, and for the first time it will be available in 16-ounce cans. Plus, there will be several variations of the popular fall seasonal on offer, along with more one-off special releases, and the full lineup of Red Brick beers, including the new Penguin Pale Ale.

Tickets are $25, $50 and $75 in advance, and include goodies at each price point.

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How Many Snakes Would It Take to Make You Leave Your Favorite Philly Restaurant?

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

I have been bitten by one snake in my life. It’s an embarrassing story, and not really germane to the discussion we’re about to have except to say that I have been bitten by one snake, did not die from it, harbor no particular resentment toward snakes today, and so, therefore, am qualified to both…

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Learn how to make the perfect apple fritters

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Reducing the cider is the key to making these Apple Cider Fritters pop with cider flavor. / (Chris Hunt/Special)

Adapted from sugarhero.com, these fritters are a time-consuming task for even the most dedicated cooks, but the apple-filled treats are worth the effort (and calorie count!). Using a spiced cider reduction amps up apple flavor to the max. Sweet-tart apples with medium starch, like a Mutsu or Winesap, are a good choice for the apple filling. For frying, be sure to have an accurate deep frying/candy thermometer on hand for best results.

Get the recipes for more apple cider dishes that ...

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