—Image courtesy of Juan Padro
It’s been a good year for Juan Padro, the president of Tap and Burger Concepts. With five-and-a-half-year-old Highland Tap and Burger going strong, the buzzy new Bar Dough, and the second location of Tap and Burger at Sloan’s Lake (Sloan's Lake Tap and Burger) in the works...
November 25 2015, 11:30 AM
The relatively discreet five-and-a-half pound ramen challenge at Tokio.
I was surprised to walk into Tokio the other night for a bowl of tonkatsu ramen—very good, it was—and see a small purple sign for the restaurant’s five-and-a-half pound ramen challenge: Eat the equivalent of four servings in 22 minutes for free, or pay the restaurant 22 bucks.
A bit of Googling...
November 25 2015, 10:30 AM
To complement the chemistry classroom aesthetic, Cerebral serves beer tasters in beakers.
When physical therapist Sean Buchan and microbiologist Chris Washenberger took up home-brewing as a hobby, they didn’t intend to start new careers—but that’s exactly what happened.
Just last week, Cerebral Brewing, the brainchild of their collaboration with Chicago-based...
November 25 2015, 10:00 AM
Salati's Piadina —Photo by Carol W. Maybach
No one does flatbread quite like the Italians, and the piadinas at the newly opened Salati Italian Street Food in Northfield are no exception. Piadinas, which means “savory” in Italian, are softer, chewier cousins of pita and they work beautifully as bookends to a satisfying sandwich....
November 23 2015, 10:30 AM
Thanksgiving looms large this week. It's at the forefront of organizing, shopping, and to-do lists, but it's not the only meal worth planning for. There are, after all, six more dinners you'll need to eat. One of those should consist of Cho77's Burmese pork curry.
As chef-owner Lon...
November 23 2015, 10:30 AM
What makes Dion's Special pizza so addictive? Hatch green chiles. —Photo courtesy of Dion's Pizza
If you’ve ever lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico, there are several things you’ve likely pledged your soul to: Breaking Bad, Hatch green chile, and the ranch dressing from Dion’s Pizza.
For us 505-area-coders, Dion’s means home. It’s where we celebrated with our families after soccer games, and...
November 20 2015, 10:30 AM
—Photo courtesy of Daniel Luke Holton
When Rosa Linda’s Mexican Cafe shuttered in late October after 30 years in business, many wondered what would happen to the restaurant’s annual Thanksgiving feast. For more than two decades. Rosa Linda, her husband Virgillio, son Oscar (the owner of the business), and four other adult...
November 19 2015, 10:30 AM
—Photo courtesy of Shutterstock
Arepas, thick corn pockets stuffed with a combination of meat, cheese, and beans, are as ubiquitous in Venezuela as burgers are here in the United States. Every restaurant has a version, and locals snack on them several times a week. These “sandwiches” are typically made with corn flour, griddled...
November 18 2015, 10:30 AM