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|Ice cream at Sbraga|
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7/26/2013 04:54:00 PM
|Photo: Gabi Porter|
“You can’t drink all day unless you start in the morning.”
-An invite handed out at last week's Tales of the Cocktail, the annual spirits world bacchanal that takes over New Orleans. The Post published a fine article about the spirited fest here, and you can see our roundup here. [NY Post]
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|Bronwyn in Somerville|
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We took a look at the food in a post yesterday, but after stopping in we can confirm that the baby green salad is as tasty as it is beautiful. Scope that out below (15 Main St.).
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|Photo by Hernan F. Rodriguez|
Zagat: In your role as Nespresso ambassador, have you had a chance to visit any of the big coffee producing countries around the world?
Tim Gunn: Not yet. What I love about the Nespresso brand is that they are sourcing beans from all over the world, but I think I’d love to go to South America, partially because I’ve never been there, and partially because it is such a rich source for coffee beans.
7/26/2013 02:40:00 PM
|Five Guys on Summer Street in Boston|
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|Photos by Nick Murway|
The illusive breakfast of champions -- a beautiful thing invented, but not satisfied by, a bowl of Wheaties. By the time you hit the snooze button three times, throw the alarm on the floor altogether, roll out of bed, skip the shower and head to work there is hardly time for any breakfast at all. What if there was a way to get a filling breakfast without turning on the stove or taking out a bowl? Feast your sleepy eyes on the black breakfast-mobile Eastman Egg Company. It has the balanced breakfast thing covered with egg sandwiches, fresh juices and hot or cold coffee right outside the office.
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The spot's patio, aka the real reason for stopping by, is spacious, fitting up to 125 diners. The space, which is open for breakfast at 7 AM and will serve until 10 PM, is run by the folks behind tony bars like The World Bar in Trump Towner and Campbell Apartment in Grand Central.
7/26/2013 12:11:00 PM
Taka Taka in New York City to get a how-to lesson on its signature tuna sashimi tostada. While you won't be able to get this at your local slice shop, you can satisfy both cravings by making it at home. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube page for more insider tips:
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|The newly renovated Ristorante Olivio; photo courtesy of Brian Samuels Photography|
The menu, along with Italian classics, now offers lighter fare such as small plates, a variety of antipasti, half orders of pasta, and paninis and burgers. Examples include an $11 order of gnocchi with mushrooms, butter, thyme and grated Romano, or $18 for a full portion. There’s a meatball panini with mozzarella ($9) and burger choices such as an Angus burger Caprese with buffalo mozzarella, tomato and basil ($12).
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The aesthetic is something like Surf Lodge-meets-Ruschmeyer's, all weathered or whitewashed boards, and a sprawling back deck strung with lights and outfitted with sandy areas for lounging, wading in an inflatable pool, or playing ping-pong or cornhole. (The games are appropriate since the motel is named for the Playland Amusement Park, which was razed in the 80s.) Each of the rooms upstairs - there are just 12 - has been decorated by a different artist. We heard rumors of astroturf, an ersatz murder scene, and a teepee.
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That’s where the Austin Zagat blog comes in. Ask us anything your heart desires in the comments section below, and we'll give you our honest opinion.
This week a reader asked us, I just moved from Canada, and I’m dying for poutine. Is there anywhere in Austin that serves it?
7/25/2013 05:30:00 PM
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"I got asked to be on that show many times. But it didn't feel real. Iron Chef America is so real. Imagine putting on television the whole process of making that food, the technique. It's all about technique. It doesn't even matter if you show the faces sometimes. "
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|Stack o' ribs at Lucques|
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The locale will feature sweet pies, savory pies, pie muffins and pastries driven in fresh from Round Top, as well as a full-service coffee bar. And to make it even more of an authentic Austin experience, you can top your slice with Amy’s ice cream. Plus, the café will serve up pie shakes, made with pie, ice cream and milk. Did you hear us? Pie shakes!
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|Rendering courtesy of Margot Krasojevic|
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If that’s your kind of thing, you can RSVP here to get on the guest list for the as-yet-undated grand opening party. Howl at the Moon currently has 14 locations across the country, the closest of which is in Baltimore.
7/25/2013 02:17:00 PM
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As the cast slowly files in, we learn some tidbits about each chef. Doug Keane "doesn't mean to be cocky, but he's really good." Lynn Crawford is "a good old Canadian chef" and Sang Yoon of Father's Office describes Bryan Voltaggio as an "8.0 earthquake" and "a methodical stone cold killer." Subtle.
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|Crush Pad food truck|
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|What the food court at the inaugural Downtown Flea will look like|
Check out Good Food Fridays at in The Market at Santa Monica Place, where you'll find cooking demos, music, food sampling, beer and wine tastings, pop-up boutiques from food and fashion vendors, plus a special appearance by KCRW's "Good Food" host, Evan Kleiman. Get 10% off anything you buy in the marketplace, and the first 200 people will get a tote filled with goodies. 7-10 PM (395 Santa Monica Place, third floor).
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|Chinatown today (image via Wikimedia Commons/Toffel)|
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|Seasonal vegetables, buttermilk, wheat soil|
15 Main St., Brooklyn; 718-858-1095
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The Fulton Market restaurant started serving weekend brunch a few weeks ago, but that went over so well that it will now open earlier during the week as well. Starting at 11 AM, lunch items include a selection of small plates and sandwiches. Start by sharing the ceviche with mojo rojo, arugula and housemade saltines and then move on to a grilled beef tenderloin or roasted pork sandwich.
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Free popsicle alert! Keep an eye out for the Desserters truck, a rogue menace on wheels handing out complimentary fruit bars, at Whole Foods. The truck will be at the Lakeview and Andersonville location on Thursday, Lincoln Park and South Loop on Friday and the Newberry Library Book Fair on Saturday.
Venture down to the little town of Whiting, Indiana this weekend and fest on three-days of Polish goodness including a Polka dance-off, lots of fried potato dumplings and an appearance by Mr. Pierogi and Ms. Paczki. Only in the Midwest, folks.
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|Photo courtesy of Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve|
The study also found that travelers can be masters of their own hotel happiness by putting in some legwork. Satisfaction is significantly lower for guests that book primarily based on price and is much higher for savvy types that research stays online before booking. So where are hotels still disappointing guests? Connectivity. Thirty-one percent of people who reported having a problem during their stay said the problem was related to Internet service, making it the top gripe in the survey. What have been your biggest issues with hotel stays? Do you agree that hotels have stepped up their game?
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|Photo: Brad Spence|
7/25/2013 10:00:00 AM
We spoke with the wonderfully genial Ansel about the meteoric rise of the cronut, the romantic relationships it has facilitated and the other evil genius ideas he has up his sleeve, including possible national delivery.