The neighborhood seafood & po-boy shop is back after Katrina
Zimmer's Seafood in Gentilly is open five days a week. But Charleen Zimmer, who opened the seafood shop with her husband, Craig, in 1980, works six days a week. On Mondays, when the seafood shop is closed, she comes in by herself to cook gumbo, stuffed crabs, stuffed peppers, potato salad, crab salad and crawfish and corn...
Blue Hawaiians & Jungle Birds , French, brunch, Milk Bar...
Los Angeles Times
This week's restaurant news including a new '80s bar in West Hollywood, a new restaurant in Westwood Village, Milk Bar crack pie, new brunches and a French bistro in Studio City.
Papadopoulos’ food echoes the theme of restored elegance
If you’ve sampled chef Jimmy Papadopoulos’ cooking in the last four years, chances are that you’ve had his food without ever having had his food. Four years ago, Papadopoulos might have cooked you a prime steak and perhaps lobster bisque at Sam & Harry’s in Schaumburg. Two or three years ago, it would have been chicken paprikash and potato pancakes at Bohemian House, the hit Czech restaurant in River...
Grabbing a cup of coffee shouldn't leaving your dog outside
At this coffee shop, you don’t have to choose a cup over your pup. A “dog-friendly” coffee shop where customers are welcome to bring their pooches inside officially opens in the East Village Friday. To be clear, Boris & Horton isn’t positioning itself as the canine-equivalent of a cat café; no dogs will live at the storefront at 195 Avenue A, the coffee joint’s website explains.
Taxidermy, chicken wings fried in waffle batter, and more...
Grady's isn't aiming especially high. "We’re doing a good job when people walk in and see their neighbors that they now know because they met them here," says co-owner John Jarecki. "This is their default place to go for dinner or a celebratory drink. This is their local watering hole."
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A classic central Phoenix deli & market - around since 1949
Phoenix New Times
When you go to Cheese 'n Stuff, you know exactly what you're getting: expertly made deli sandwiches, served in a delightfully old-fashioned setting. Cheese 'n Stuff has been serving classic delicatessen fare since 1949, operating out of the same storefront near the intersection of Central and Camelback for its almost 70 year...
Watching the noodles being made will make you more hungry
Have you ever eaten so many noodles you’ve gotten lightheaded? It’s only happened to me a few times, but twice it was from grossly overconsuming the thick, hand-stretched noodles from downtown cart Stretch the Noodle. There aren’t many options in Portland for Chinese-style hand-pulled noodles, and...
A deep menu from any roadside diner in America - just vegan
San Diego Reader
The distinctive A-frame storefront design of 2611 El Cajon Boulevard gives it the appearance of a mid-century motor lodge or roadside diner, and a diner is what it has been for decades, even as the pylon sign standing over its parking lot has changed. For ages it was Johnny's Family Restaurant; more...
Their food is generously portioned & exceptionally tasty
Majeed Mediterranean Restaurant, which opened two weeks ago in the heart of Bevo Mill, is something new for the neighborhood: a Syrian restaurant. The Majeed family fled the war in their native country, spending three years in Turkey before coming to St. Louis as refugees. Now they're cooking up...
The have the same menu of gigantic breakfast & lunch dishes
Unfortunately My Diner just missed the chance to celebrate a waffle-filled Galentine’s Day in South Boston, but the beloved breakfast and lunch spot returns to the ’hood this week. My Diner opens a new, second location on E. First Street tomorrow, more than a year after closing their longtime spot...
Rare to find a hummus place - so don't be shy to visit
Let's get a couple of things straight. If you're going to eat hummus at Aviv, it is not pronounced "hum-MUSS." Hummus is pronounced "hoo-moos" with an emphasis on the "h" that sounds like you are trying to dislodge a piece of...
Try the most complicated shrimp toast you’ll ever eat...
Oloroso isn’t a tapas place. You might think it is, and it might look like it is, but it isn’t. You may remember Townsend Wentz saying on our website in July of last year, months ahead of the eventual November debut, that he wanted to open a “down and dirty” tapas joint. But that’s not what he did....
Uptown restaurant w/deft touch to reimagined Indian cuisine
At Saffron NOLA, the flavors and overarching theme are distinctly Indian, but there's a modern, refined undercurrent that gives nods to Southern ingredients and many international influences. The venture is the Vilkhu family's first full-time restaurant, but for six years chef Arvinder Vilkhu...
A Place by Damao is a Sichuan joint unlike any other
I've recently learned there's no more appropriate viewing when gnawing on a cold duck neck than the Syfy vampire gorefest Van Helsing, which can be a colorful primer on how to eat your way around cervical vertebrae. Well, maybe you'd approach a human neck differently, but at Bridgeport's A Place...
Bulgarian cuisine shares dishes w/ Russian, Turkish, & Greek
Las Vegas Review-Journal
BG Bistro bills itself as “the only Bulgarian restaurant on the U.S. West Coast,” and as a standard bearer, it’s doing a fine job. Bulgaria shares borders with Greece, Turkey, Romania, Serbia and Macedonia. Just as foodways have a tendency to ignore geographic delineations, Bulgaria...
"Throwing one back" takes on a whole new meaning...
“There’s something really primal about it,” says Ginger Flesher-Sonnier, referring to the sensation of throwing an axe. “It’s hard to describe–it just feels good.” Flesher-Sonnier found the appeal of propelling rustic steel so intoxicating that she opened an entire bar devoted to it this past...
Whether you're looking for classic, fully loaded, or offbeat
Whether you want to sip a socially acceptable cocktail with breakfast or nurse a brooding hangover, the Bloody Mary has become the standard go-to. The drink that has been around since approximately 1921 has incredible diversity, and it seems as though just about every restaurant has their own...
Places literally hidden in plain site, & anything but plain
We asked Washingtonians for spots that bring them joy. Here are the gardens, historic sites, trails, and other places they love—including some hidden gems.
Beignets, gumbo, & fried chicken-and-waffle sandwiches
Once sauced to perfection only in the southernmost cities of the United States, soul food—a style of cooking that has roots in pre-colonial Africa but didn't actually enter the mainstream American lexicon until the 1960s—has officially captured the hearts and bellies of the Bay Area with with a...
Off-the-beaten-track sweet spots worth seeking out
When it comes to desserts spots in Waikiki, matcha soft serve (Matcha Cafe Maiko, Nana’s Green Tea), cheesecakes of every flavor (The Cheesecake Factory) and flaky kouign amanns (b. Patisserie) immediately come to mind. But don't stop there. Waikiki is home to a range of other sweet spots that are worth a quick stop post-beach, post-meal or anytime, for that matter.
It sounds so wrong, but it feels so right
Los Angeles Magazine
Ten times out of ten I will ardently, sometimes blindly, defend anything cheese related, regardless of the cheese’s social standing or prevailing public opinion. American...
Visit for impeccably fashioned creative sweets and desserts
Phoenix New Times
Since it opened in late 2013, Super Chunk Sweets & Treats — Country and Sergio Velador’s acclaimed Old Town Scottsdale sweets shop and bakery — has been carving out a niche as a quirky purveyor of creative treats, including gourmet caramel corn, Nanaimo peanut butter pies, and the shop’s highly...
Usually a focus on the wine, here the food gets focus too
Pâté, manchego slices, marcona almonds. You know the drill: if you’re at...
Slurping ramen - not just for cold weather, just when hungry
Pacific San Diego Magazine
Steaming bowls of ramen aren’t just reserved for San Diego’s rare cold — OK, under 60 degrees — nights. Ramen (the Japanese word for “pull,” representing the hand-pulled Chinese noodles in the dish) and its richly flavored broth and toppings is growing in popularity among locals, and on any given day or night, lines can be spotted outside some of the most buzz-worthy locations.
Stone-ground bars, chocolate piñata cake, truffle samplers..
A strong craving for quality chocolate can strike at any moment—be prepared with help from these Boston-area chocolate shops and specialty stores. Keep an eye out for holiday specials for...
Try espresso made with state-of-the-art engineering
he Mavam UCEM espresso machine looks unlike any espresso machine you have ever seen. When it was released, coffee executives from Japan and Europe flocked to a garage in Seattle to see its unveiling. At Conduit Coffee Company on Westlake Avenue, you can see one in the wild. Two blue columns and...
Owned by 47,000+ families of the North Dakota Farmers Union
November 1st brought one of the largely anticipated restaurant openings to new King of Prussia Town Center, Founding Farmers (FF) welcomed guests to...
How to do the Big Easy in five-star style
Mardi Gras isn’t just about colorful beads and copious amounts of alcohol (though there’s certainly plenty of that to go around). Believe it or not, New Orleans’s carnival to end all carnivals has an elegant side as well, with luxurious hotels and top restaurants all joining in the revelry. And with the historic city celebrating its tricentennial this year, the Mardi Gras fanfare is expected to be...
Be prepared for lots of beaches, and expansive hotels
Pack your flip-flops and swimsuits because these 10 hotels in Florida are located directly on the beach with nothing but sand and seashells separating you from your room and that watery view.
Not only unique lodgings, but unique areas to experience too
Everyone is looking to get away by the middle of a Midwestern winter. Instead of jetting off to the tropics, we recommend a weekend at these neighborhood hotels for a great Chicago staycation.
No gamble when indulging in these delicious waffle places
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Here are five places in Las Vegas to indulge in some delicious waffles.
Where you can eat your grains, and butcher’s steak, too
It seems that the owners of Annicka took a page out of the Burger King playbook — “have it your way” — for their new Greenpoint bar and restaurant. Opened by the people behind Greenpoint Beer and Ale Co. and North Brooklyn Farms, it’s described as a place where there’s something for everyone, with a...
A place where U can walk in, pull up a chair & have a drink
If there’s one thing that’s certain in Austin, it’s the ever-changing scenery. Condos, hotels, and establishments keep popping up in and around our beloved neighborhoods, and too many Austinites don’t know where to seek refuge anymore. Fear not, locals! Nickel City is the spot where you can walk in,...
Serving classic pastries alongside dinner fare, beer, & wine
Pluma bakery is almost a week old, and its owners Camila Arango and Tom Wellings are feeling like any new parents: proud but really, really tired. Arango and Wellings are the pastry chef team behind Bluebird Bakery, and Pluma is their first brick-and-mortar store. The name comes from the Spanish...
Serving grownup, sophisticated non-alcoholic drinks
Johanna woke up on that fifth morning and realized the answer to their problems. "I had this whole vision," she said. "A bar with bartenders, and they're mixing and muddling and shaking. But there's no alcohol. It's seltzer-based, but they're using really good, healthy ingredients. "I love old fashioned ingredients, like bitters and tonics and shrubs and syrups. I just could see the whole thing in my...