Monthly Archives: October 2017

Try some of the airport’s best food at tomorrow’s Taste of Hartsfield-Jackson

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Southern fried chicken with molasses biscuit, braised green beans, and sweet potato mash and a local beer flight at Chicken + Beer. / Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

Who says you can’t get a good meal at the airport?

The third annual Taste of Hartsfield-Jackson hopes to show off the diverse dining options at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The event will feature samples from concessionaires including Mustard Seed BBQ, Lottafrutta, Fresh To Order, Ecco, Chicken + Beer, Atlanta Chophouse & Brewery, Chick-fil-A, The Varsity and Cat Cora’s Kitchen, as well as a chef’s competition with celebrity chef Cat Cora and a ...

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England Shaken to Its Core After Great British Bake Off Winner Gets Leaked Early

Source: Grub Street NY

Chances are pretty good that Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith regrets getting out of bed this morning. The popular show’s eagerly awaited finale airs tonight, but several hours ago, Leith — who, it must be said, replaced beloved veteran Mary Berry for Channel 4’s “modern

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Michelin ‘Can’t Do Anything’ to Change Lack of Female Representation, Director Says

Source: Eater NY

Just eight percent of starred NYC restaurants are run by women

The Michelin Guide “can’t do anything” to change the fact that so few restaurants with stars are led by female chefs, the guide’s director Michael Ellis said at a panel on Tuesday.

One day after the release of the 2018 New York City Michelin stars, the tire manufacturer hosted the panel at a Times Square WeWork office with five chefs from Michelin-starred NYC restaurants as a way to promote local businesses.

During the hourlong conversation, Ellis introduced the lone female on the panel, Del Posto executive chef Melissa ...

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Behold D.C. Restaurant Staff Wearing Halloween Costumes

Source: Eater DC

These revelers are ready for a scary good time

To get everyone into the holiday spirit on a day when most of the restaurant industry is stuck working, it’s time to pay tribute to the working-class heroes who dressed up for Halloween. (It’s an Eater DC tradition.)

Restaurants really get into the spirit around the DMV. Some started things off early, with parties and festivities over the weekend. Others will save their major activities for tonight. Still looking for plans? Check out Eater’s guide to Halloween-themed events around town.

Scroll own to view some real party animals (and wild ...

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Old Ebbitt Grill, Le Diplomate Rank Among The 100 Highest Grossing Independent Restaurants in America

Source: Washingtonian Food

Seven Washington-area establishments rank among the 100 highest grossing independent restaurants in the country, according to an annual list from Restaurant Business magazine. Old Ebbitt Grill, ranked #5, brings in the most annual sales in DC: more than $32 million. That’s over $2 million more than the previous year. The downtown saloon has remained in the […]

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Community Farmers Markets’ inaugural Red Clay Soirée has an impressive food lineup

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Community Farmers Markets—a nonprofit network that likely includes at least one of your favorite Atlanta farmers markets—is hosting its inaugural Red Clay Soirée fundraising gala on Friday, November 10. The list of participants reads like, well, a list of the people making much of the finest food and drink in the city right now. (Full disclosure: We’re also the official media sponsor for the event.) “We wanted to work with people who aren’t the big names like Hugh Acheson or [Staplehouse chef] Ryan Smith, but the rising stars,” says Katie Hayes, CFM’s executive director. “These are the people who are ...

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Find Saffron-Laced Cocktails and ‘Roadside Curries’ at the New Bindaas

The updated Indian street food restaurant debuts November 6

Rammy Award-winning restaurateur Ashok Bajaj has chosen to go bigger and broader at the new Bindaas he’s unveiling Monday, November 6 — an evolution that might never have happened if he’d begun experimenting with Indian street food in Foggy Bottom as originally planned.

Bajaj tells Eater that he looked into planting the original Bindaas in the exact same neighborhood (2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW) — with its proximity to meal-seeking World Bank workers, International Monetary Fund employees, and George Washington University students — a while back. But at that point the landlord wanted too much in rent. So he shipped it to growing hospitality graveyard Cleveland Park, which Bajaj said desperately needed a shot in the arm.

“I’m glad I opened it when I did,” Bajaj says of the critically acclaimed run the neighborhood eatery has enjoyed in the former Bardeo space.

A year later, he’s returned to the hospitality scene he always had in mind for Bindaas with a proven product, a fresh look, and a handful of new menu items.

Find Saffron-Laced Cocktails and ‘Roadside Curries’ at the New Bindaas
Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC
The bar and open kitchen at the new Bindaas.

The latest addition to the Knightsbridge Restaurant Group (Bombay Club, Rasika, Oval Room, among others) features a dedicated bar — think: $12 drinks including tequila sweetened by tamarind-honey puree, or saffron-infused rum cut with spiced lemon-lime syrup — two communal tables that flank the open kitchen, and a funky looking dining room. According to Bajaj, the decor is intended to mimic “diners and cafes in cosmopolitan cities across India.”

Striking photos (Indian women assembled at a wedding; travelers on camelback crossing in front of the Himalayas; a ceremonial procession featuring elephants decked out in colorful garb) and curious paintings (replicas of street graffiti; a portrait of an Indian woman sporting a four-fingered ring that reads “boom”; a towering image of an Indian strongman) are sprinkled throughout the 3,500-square-foot locale.

Find Saffron-Laced Cocktails and ‘Roadside Curries’ at the New Bindaas
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Two pieces of modern art hang opposite the entrance to Bindaas’ new kitchen.
Find Saffron-Laced Cocktails and ‘Roadside Curries’ at the New Bindaas
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A portrait of a belly dancer posing adorns a wall in Bindaas’ main dining room.

Wicker-backed chairs and giant baskets recast as light fixtures contribute to the casual feel.

Find Saffron-Laced Cocktails and ‘Roadside Curries’ at the New Bindaas
Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC
Bajaj says mismatched chairs are commonplace in modest restaurants throughout India.
Find Saffron-Laced Cocktails and ‘Roadside Curries’ at the New Bindaas
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“People in India carry food in baskets on their heads. I thought, ‘Why not put them even higher,’” Bajaj says of his inventive lamp shades.

James Beard Award-winning chef and newly minted cookbook author Vikram Sunderam has expanded upon the rolls, kebabs, and snacks offered at the Bindaas in Cleveland Park (which is staying put, by the way). New menu items include: a fried chicken sandwich with beet-tomato chutney ($10); butternut squash uttapam ($9); and a pair of “roadside” curries featuring chicken ($14) or rotating vegetables ($12).

“It’s my 11th restaurant. I hope it will be the lucky one,” Bajaj jokes.

Find Saffron-Laced Cocktails and ‘Roadside Curries’ at the New Bindaas
Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC
A print of Indian graffiti at the new Bindaas.

The anticipated hours of operation are from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday. The new Bindaas is tentatively scheduled to open to the public Monday, November 6.

Whole Foods Is Actually Hiring Another 6,000 Human Workers

Source: Grub Street NY

When Amazon bought Whole Foods, analysts feared Jeff Bezos’s growth model — easy online shopping paired with an algorithm that dangles unnecessary items “frequently bought together” — could be a death knell for the grocery chain’s carefully crafted human touch. Warehouse jobs would go first, they said, followed …

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The Very Retro Golden Eagle Is Officially Open in Reynoldstown

Source: Eater Atlanta

It’s from the owner of Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall

This one’s a throwback: Golden Eagle Diner’s Club, the new restaurant from Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall owner Michael Lennox, is now open in the building that once housed H. Harper Station and now is home to ‘70s-esque taco place Muchacho.

It’s inspired by the restaurants of days gone by (read: the ‘50s and ‘60s) , with a clubby atmosphere and food Lennox described to Eater as “no-nonsense, throwback continental classics of yesteryear.”

That translates to Tavern steak au poivre and broiled oysters along with Corpse Reviver cocktails, according ...

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Workhorse Brewing, King of Prussia’s Only Brewery, Is Opening Next Year

Source: Eater Philly

It’s from Dan Hershberg of Philly Phaithful

Workhorse Brewing Company is heading to King of Prussia. The new brewery will open in the spring of 2018, complete with a tasting room and an event space, in a 62,000-square-foot facility at 250 King Manor Drive. It’s from Dan Hershberg of Philly Phaithful, with Nathan Olewine as brewmaster.

Olewine, who started his career at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, is coming from Devils Backbone in central Virginia. The brewer spent five years at Devils Backbone, which is now owned by Anheuser-Busch. Hershberg’s Philly Phaithful is a clothing company known for its playful, ...

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13 Excellent Things to Eat, Drink, and Do in New York City This November

Source: Grub Street NY

Every month in New York, there’s a bewildering number of new dishes to eat, drinks to imbibe, and food-themed events to attend. Often, the hardest part is just figuring out what’s really worth your limited time. So Grub kicks off each month with a curated collection of dishes, drinks, and …

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Fine Dining Stalwart David Bouley Opens His Newest Restaurant Thursday

Source: Eater NY

Bouley at Home, opening Thursday, is a tasting menu restaurant, cooking school, and bakery

Popping open Thursday, November 2 is chef David Bouley’s latest restaurant Bouley at Home. The Flatiron space is much more than a restaurant, though, the Times reports, with a food lab, cooking school, and bake shop, too. This is Bouley’s first opening after building his reputation at now-closed fine dining restaurnat Bouley, which spawned the likes of Dan Barber (Blue Hill at Stone Barns) and Eric Ripert (Le Bernardin).

It also happens to be a collaboration with German kitchen design company Bulthaup...

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Want to eat healthier? More salad is coming to Atlanta by the end of the year

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Salata kale salad with pesto grilled chicken, avocado, red onion, blue cheese, strawberries, walnuts, sundried tomatoes and bacon. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

On the heels of a successful launch at Atlantic Station, Houston-based salad chain Salata has announced its second metro Atlanta location will open next week, with a third location set to open by early 2018.

The “next generation salad bar” will open Nov. 9 in the Glenridge Point Shopping Center at 860 NE Johnson Ferry Road in Sandy Springs.

The first 50 guests will receive a complimentary meal including a small salad or wrap and signature drink. ...

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Trump’s Labor Department Wants to Legalize Tip-Pooling Again

Source: Grub Street NY

The Trump administration has started putting the pieces in place to revoke an Obama-era rule that bans tip-pooling — essentially, a restaurant-industry practice not unlike socialism where servers’ tips get collected by the house, then redistributed however owners see fit (meaning to themselves, even). The system obviously invites …

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Raise a Glass to Help Fire-Ravaged California Wine Country

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

When bad things happen, the hospitality industry always seems to step up. Initiatives like #Chefs4Houston and #Chefs4PuertoRico have helped raise much-needed funds for those in […]

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Abe Fisher’s Austrian Dinner Comes With a Side of Music

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Abe Fisher, Philly’s ode to the cuisine of the Jewish diaspora, features dishes from all over the world on its menu, from Montreal to Hungary. […]

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Philly Restaurants Raise Money for California Wine Country

Source: Eater Philly

Funds will go to support those affected by the devastating wildfires

Local restaurants and sommeliers are setting up fundraisers to support communities affected by the massive wildfires that ravaged Sonoma, Napa, and neighboring counties in Northern California earlier this month, wiping out neighborhoods and vineyards across wine country and killing 42 people.

Philly Wine Week, founded by Kate Moroney of Vintage and Bill Eccelston of Panorama, is in the process of putting together a week-long fundraising effort among its members. “Clink to California,” planned for November 6-12, will include dinners, happy hours, and wine deals. Events will be listed on ...

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Forget Power Dining: DC’s Newest Downtown Steakhouse Is “Midwest Friendly”

Source: Washingtonian Food

Every time yet another steakhouse opens in downtown DC, we hear the same spiel: We’re not just another steakhouse. Our service really sets us apart from the competition. We use top-quality prime beef. Oh, and check out this raw bar!  Rare Steak and Seafood, opening November 6, is no different. But when we recently toured […]

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A New “Urban Winery” Is Opening in DC—Here’s How It’s Different from the Other Urban Winery

Source: Washingtonian Food

It’s easy to confuse the newly-opened District Winery in Navy Yard and the forthcoming City Winery in Ivy City. They’re both from New York. They’re both pioneering the “urban winery” trend in DC by importing grapes from the West Coast to make their wines. Also, you know, the name thing. Despite the similarities, DC’s two […]

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Pete Wells Loves the Latest Version of David Chang’s Ssäm Bar

Source: Eater NY

Three stars for a more mature, Singapore-focused Ssäm

In a three-star review focused on new chef Max Ng’s version of Momofuku Ssäm Bar, Times critic Pete Wells praises Ng’s sense of place and “careful,” “confident” vision. Ng took over the Ssäm kitchen in August and has since put a distinctly Singaporean focus on the menu — a direction that Wells digs.

Wells exults dish after dish: the “original” fried corn quarters, the “disorientingly funky” banana leaf-wrapped skate wing, and a “terrific” foie gras-filled taiyaki:

In his hands they’re almost French, because he fills the molds with ...

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The Loyal Is a Brand-new Brasserie That Already Feels Familiar

Source: Grub Street NY

“So where’s my foie gras?” murmured the offal-loving guest to my left, as our little party of eaters processed the first wave of appetizers to descend on our crowded little table at John Fraser’s new Bleecker Street brasserie, the Loyal. The dish in question is listed on the crowded, …

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Off the Menu: Pasta Flyer, Mark Ladner’s Latest, Opens in Greenwich Village

Source: NY Times Food

Vegan with Latin American influences in the East Village, a Korean steakhouse in NoMad, and other restaurant news.

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Wondering what to bring to the next holiday party? Try these recipes

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Winter Salad from ‘What Can I Bring?’ /
Photo by Alison Miksch

A neighbor just had a baby. A church member is recovering from surgery. Your friend invited you to a potluck. Your boss extended you an invitation to her open house. If with each of these scenarios, your first thought is, “What can I bring?,” well, now there’s a book for that — a cookbook, that is.

“What Can I Bring? Southern Food for Any Occasion Life Serves Up” (Oxmoor House, $30) is a new cookbook by Elizabeth Heiskell, an entertaining guru who got her start as a caterer ...

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These Chefs Are Popping Up at Jaxon BYOB for a Northern Italian Feast

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

The folks over at Jaxon BYOB usually close up on Tuesdays. But on November 11th, they’re staying open for a prixe fixe pop-up dinner highlighting […]

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