November 30th, 2019 12:00 PM
Instead of celebrating National Brownie Day on December 8, hold off until after January 1 so you can follow Toklas' recipe for her special brownies, which she describes as "the food of Paradise—of Baudelaire's Artificial Paradises: it might provide an entertaining refreshment for a Ladies' Bridge Club or a chapter meeting of the DAR."
November 18th, 2019 12:00 PM
Fresh sardines are wonderful, though even canned sardines can be pretty good, making for a quick and easy lunch either at home or on the backpacking trail. Canned sardines have always seemed a little down-market...though their public image is now being upgraded at places that offer them as "conservas."
November 4th, 2019 12:00 PM
Granted, according to a 2016 Harris Poll, anchovies were, indeed, the "least liked" of all pizza toppings. Not everyone loves anchovies, of course, though I believe many more would if they could only give the little fish a chance.
October 21st, 2019 12:00 PM
No one will ever say that starting the day with a bowl of cooked oats is a bad idea. Heart healthy, weight loss-promoting, cholesterol-lowering, fiber-full, gluten-free, immunity-boosting, with more protein than most grains, oatmeal is, it turns out, awesome
September 30th, 2019 12:00 PM
On October 4, celebrate National Taco Day…with a Breakfast Burrito at Courageous Bakery.
September 19th, 2019 12:00 PM
It's easy to imagine how One Lake Brewing (1 Lake St.) will be a local success: it's a good space for all kinds of groups, very pleasant, with food that will probably get better and an ambitious beer program. It's also a very cool addition to the neighborhood, which doesn't have any other place like this.
August 29th, 2019 12:00 PM
September 1 is National Gyros day, appropriately celebrated with any one of the many dishes that feature seasoned, spitted meat, including the shawarma, the brother of gyros, at Grape Leaves.
August 22nd, 2019 12:00 PM
In the genre of Midwestern strip mall Chinese, our food from #1 Chop Suey was pretty good: the vegetables – broccoli, carrots and mung bean sprouts – seemed fresh and were not overcooked: they were crunchy and had surprisingly good color. And the meat was…velveted.
July 24th, 2019 12:34 PM
The Scratch Burger has a lot going for it: bleu cheese (always so good with beef), arugula (the leaf's pepperiness balances juicy beef), red onion (somewhat sweeter than yellow and more complementary to the cheese flavor), all on a pretzel bun (preferable to the standard white flour bun).
July 4th, 2019 10:00 PM
No culture has embraced potatoes as the Irish have, and they frequently seem to prepare them in the best possible way: fried.
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