Category Archives: Restaurants

Finding luxury on the dessert menu

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Have you ever come home from a wonderful dinner out and bragged about how much you paid for dessert? Unless your dessert was complimentary, I’m willing to bet that you’re much more likely to discuss the dessert itself and not its price – especially if it was on the expensive side. But that doesn’t stop luxury resorts with high-end restaurants from adding ever more expensive ... Read More »

Trans fats and local, familiy bakeries

“Banning trans fat would ‘annihilate the legacy of every family bakery,’” or so says a baker from Philadelphia, PA, in response to a local city council bill that would prohibit the use of trans fats in commercial kitchens. As it first happened in New York when the city opted to ban trans fats, the public outcry was not unexpected, nor was the argument that small, ... Read More »

James Beard Award 2007 winners announced

The James Beard Awards annually recognize excellence in the food industry, honoring cookbooks, chefs, journalists, big-name restaurants and even small, local restaurants. The 2007 winners have just been announced and include: Best Newspaper Food Section: The San Francisco Chronicle Best Website Focusing on Food: Leite’s Culinaria Cookbook Hall of Fame: The Moosewood Cookbook Cookbook of the Year: The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook Outstanding Restaurant of the ... Read More »

World’s best restaurants 2007

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Restaurant magazine has put out their annual list of the world’s 50 best restaurants. The list hasn’t changed too much in the last year, with only four new entries. The top 6 remaining the same, while numbers 7-10 only shifted around a little. Eight restaurants from the US made the list - French Laundry, Per Se, Jean Georges, Le Bernardin, Daniel, Charlie Trotter’s, Alinea and Chez ... Read More »

California might add nutrition information to restaurant menus

It’s easy to pick out healthy items on a restaurant menu, right? A quick quiz conducted by the California Center for Public Health Advocacy found that 68% of surveyed Californians couldn’t pick out the low calorie, low salt, high fat or high calorie items from a list of dishes on the menus at Denny’s, Chili’s, McDonald’s and Romano’s Macaroni Grill chain restaurants. 27% only got ... Read More »

Welcome to Kwik-E-Mart, really!

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Simpsons fans take note: In honor of the Simpsons movie,  due out this summer, 7-Eleven is converting 11 of their stores into Kwik-E-Marts temporarily. To make it even more Simpson-esque, the new Kwik-E-Marts will also stock products from the show, including Squishees, Buzz Cola and KrustyO’s. With the exception of a quick stop for an occasional Slurpee, I don’t get to 7-Eleven all that often. But ... Read More »

Hot ketchup soup…

When times are lean, we might have to eat some things simply because they’re inexpensive. Massive amounts of ramen, for example. But, if you are the kind of person for whom hot ketchup soup - by which I mean a cup of hot water with ketchup stirred into it – is a regular part of your diet because you are just a very cheap person, at least ... Read More »

Five Things to Eat Before You Die

While the title of this post has a bit of a macabre sound to it, there is nothing ominous about the Foodblogger’s Guide to the Globe. FBGttG* is a meme (short for “internet phenomenon”) that was started by The Traveler’s Lunchbox and is traveling around the world via various food blogs. I was tagged to come up with my own list of five things to ... Read More »

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