My family has made a traditional almond cake for Valentine’s Day for longer than I can remember. It is spongy, light, and perfect with a dollop of fresh whipped cream and all of the red and pink crap from the seasonal candy aisle that I love stocking up on every February. When I took this …
Chefs and restaurateurs can be shady businesspeople but this story takes the proverbial cake: According to The Oklahoman, 39-year-old Lee Michael Harrison, a some time restaurant cook from Raleigh, N.C., spent the better part of the last decade defrauding girlfriends, friends, business partners, and investors in order to live a lavish lifestyle full of travel and expensive purchases.
Lonely Planet’s recently released Best in the U.S. list includes Milwaukee for beer lovers, Southern New Mexico for landscape Instagrammers and Alaska for rugged adventurers. But, according to the travel guide, the number one place to visit in America is the City of Brotherly Love, which boasts awesome new restaurants, cool craft breweries and the new title of World Heritage City…
Thompson and partner Anshul Mangal are planning a third location of their bustling hip-hop counter service restaurant, this time in Pilsen, taking over the Pollo Express space at 1315 W. 18th St. The Pilsen spot joins the original Furious Spoon in Wicker Park and a second one planned for the corner ofMilwaukee and Fullerton avenues in Logan Square.
The menu at Pasta Sisters is more or less mix-and-match. Pick a pasta and match your favorite sauce. Tagliatelle, spaghetti, pappardelle and penne are all considered basic. House-made gnocchi and ravioli cost a bit more. For a sense of what you’ll face at the register, tagliatelle tossed with tomato basil sauce runs $7.50.
Gambit’s Helen Freund takes an in-depth lookat New Orleans’ growing pop-up restaurant culture, which she says has graduated from a trend to become a legitimate “fixture on the local food scene”. The roving restaurant model has allowed budding chefs to trial run their concepts and given eand creative options for dining out.
Tomorrow, February 10, from noon to 1 p.m., ZOOM+ is giving a free lunchtime talk about the wonders of cricket flour—e.g. compared with cattle, crickets release way fewer greenhouse gases and drink less water, and they’re high in vitamins—at 945 NW Lovejoy St. [EaterWire] THE PEARL—Hamlet, the …
Rideshare giant Uber and online shopping behemoth Amazon have been expanding into the food delivery sector recently, following in the footsteps of many startups across the country. Companies such as GrubHub, Postmates, and Seamless, which charge restaurants roughly 12 to 24 percent of checks to use their services, have successfully blazed the trail, but UberEats and Amazon Prime Now are asking for a much steeper rate, reports theNew York Post.
Antoinette, the East Bay’s first offering from Dominique Crenn opens today, offering an endlessly gorgeous vista of San Francisco and the Bay. And given the restaurant’s nod to a certain French royal with a flair for the luxurious, the interior doesn’t disappoint. It’s all part of Crenn’s master plan to make hotel dining elegant again, and it’s well on the way.
30 years ago, Pizza Patrón got its start as an independent restaurant centered around one flagship product: pizza. The chain’s roots can be traced back to Antonio Swad, a native of Columbus, Ohio and restaurant manager who dreamed of one day owning his own restaurant. In 1986, Antonio packed up everything he owned, moved to Dallas, and opened his pizza shop in the heavily Hispanic area known as Pleasant Grove.