Posts Tagged ‘dining’

Zero Waste Restaurant

October 27, 2020

 Douglas McMaster opened the Silo Restaurant to demonstrate that dining can be environmentally sustainable. Video directed by Matt Hopkins.

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Meatless Meat, Meet Alt-Veggies

June 28, 2019

Arby’s claims they will never serve Impossible Burgers, but they’re looking into making vegetables out of meat. [Wink]

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L.A. Foodie Explores NYC

April 4, 2019

L.A. Foodie Explores NYC

California food columnist Lucas Kwan Peterson explored Big Apple foodways in the April 1 edition of the Los Angeles Times:

“My first culinary encounter was with pizza, a mysterious kind of baked tlayuda, covered in macerated tomatoes and milk coagulation, and occasionally smothered with a type of thinly sliced lap cheong called pepperoni. The odd dish, sometimes referred to as a pie, washed ashore from Naples some years ago. While the taste takes some getting used to, pizza can be enchanting when done properly.”

— “For cramped New York, an expanding dining scene,” Lucas Kwan Peterson, Los Angeles Times

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Pyongyang Restaurants: Have it Kim’s Way!

January 23, 2015

Pyongyang Restaurants: Have it Kim's Way!

Can’t make it to North Korea for dinner? While famine is kind of an issue there, you can dine like Kim Jong Un’s best bud at a Pyongyang Restaurant near you. They’re conveniently located in Beijing, Shanghai, Jakarta, Phnom Penh, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Da Nang, Siem Reap, Vientiane, Kuala Lumpur, and Amsterdam. Coming soon: Scotland? Cream of Puppy Soup is not on the menu in Europe, but reviews rave more about the chain’s singing, dancing musician-waitresses than the food anyway.

More:

“Dining With Dear Leader,” Daniel Otis, Slate

“Pyongyang Restaurants Extending Reach in Southeast Asian Cities,” Yong Nie, VOA

“Pyongyang: Northern Exposure,” Kyle Long, Culinary Backstreets

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Last Dinner on the Titanic

April 14, 2013

Last Dinner on the Titanic

Dinner served in the first-class dining saloon of the R.M.S. Titanic on April 14, 1912:

First Course
Hors D’Oeuvres
Oysters

Second Course
Consommé Olga
Cream of Barley

Third Course
Poached Salmon with Mousseline Sauce, Cucumbers

Fourth Course
Filet Mignons Lili
Saute of Chicken, Lyonnaise
Vegetable Marrow Farci

Fifth Course
Lamb, Mint Sauce
Roast Duckling, Apple Sauce
Sirloin of Beef, Chateau Potatoes
Green Pea
Creamed Carrots
Boiled Rice
Parmentier & Boiled New Potatoes

Sixth Course
Punch Romaine

Seventh Course
Roast Squab & Cress

Eighth Course
Cold Asparagus Vinaigrette

Ninth Course
Pate de Foie Gras
Celery

Tenth Course
Waldorf Pudding
Peaches in Chartreuse Jelly
Chocolate & Vanilla Eclairs
French Ice Cream

More:

Last Dinner On the Titanic: Menus and Recipes from the Great Liner, Rick Archbold and Dana McCauley, Hyperion (1997)

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Montana: ‘Let Them Eat Roadkill!’

February 24, 2013

Montana: 'Let Them Eat Roadkill!'

“There’s a lot of good roadkill that goes to waste currently. We’re just looking for something good for Montana so they can use the meat,” State Representative Steve Lavin (R-Kalispell) told the New York Daily News. The Montana House of Representatives passed the legislation 95-3, and the bill now heads to the kitchen State Senate.

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Celebrate Frida With Food in DC

July 8, 2012

Celebrate Frida With Food in DC
Mexican painter and activist Frida Kahlo de Rivera (1907-1954) was born on July 6th and died on July 13th. Washington restaurant Oyamel Cocina Mexicana (401 Seventh Street NW) is celebrating that week (i.e., this week) with a special menu commemorating the artist. The selections are said to be those “that Frida served for her birthday party thrown at her house ‘La Casa Azul’ in Coyoacán.” See the menu here.

Oyamel Cocina Mexicana
401 7th Street NW
Washington DC 20004
(202) 628-1005

Frida Kahlo at MoMA

Frida Kahlo: The Complete Works, Frida-Kahlo-Foundation.org

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New York’s Filthiest Fine Restaurants

March 2, 2012

New York's Filthiest Fine Restaurants

Slobs like you decide where to eat by consulting Yelp, but the monied classes rely on Le Guide Michelin Rouge, which rates restaurants by awarding stars. New York City’s Health Department rates restaurants too, according to hygiene, and eateries must post their sanitary inspection letter grades in their front windows. Gawker has noticed that some restaurants with high Michelin ratings have low health inspection grades. These include:

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Boxcar Tavern Opens Friday

December 27, 2011

Boxcar Tavern Opens Friday

Eastern Market will have a new neighbor starting Friday. Boxcar Tavern opens on December 30, 2011 at 224 7th Street SE, formerly the site of the Petit Gourmet food shop. Check out the handsome tavern website and the write-up and photos of the interior at Thrillist .

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Restaurant Hygiene Ratings

September 24, 2011

Restaurant Hygiene Ratings

A recent expedition to Manhattan Island revealed that New York City Health Department inspectors now grade the sanitary condition of restaurants. In order to guide potential customers, each eatery is required to display its grade in its front window.  Here is the range of grades:

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