Friday November 11, 2011
Grub Street New York explores the recent phenomenon of chefs starting with a casual dining concept before expanding with one or more upscale dining establishments. This stands in contrast to the more common path of upscale dining restaurants franchising their brand into numerous more accessible spots. David Chang's Momofuku empire is the poster child for the new model.
The Huffington Post lists 7 Hot Boozy Drinks for Cold Weather Sipping. There is nothing quite like a hot pot of Glogg at a holiday party. Just be forewarned that your friends might be strewn about your floors in the morning. And Glogg tends to stain carpets and clothing.
I was too busy stuffing my gullet with tacos on my birthday to notice that it was actually National Sandwich Day, so sayeth Serious Eats anyway, with a list of 31 Sandwiches [They] Love in America. Sandwiches on the list include ...
The Tipsy Texan from Franklin Barbecue (Austin)
The Paesano at Paesano's (Philadelphia)
The Cuban Roast Pork at Paseo (Seattle)
The Reuben from Jake's Delicatessen (Milwaukee)
Chopped Pork Sandwiches from Payne's Bar-B-Q (Memphis)
The Muffaletta from Cochon Butcher (New Orleans)
On a personal note, I'd eat just about anything presented to me at Cochon (or their butcher shop) in New Orleans. From braised pig cheek to head cheese and a surprisingly fantastic housemade bologna (the boucherie plate is a must), curiosity always pays off with the offbeat swine-centric menu.