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
The Paesano at Paesano's
The Cuban Roast Pork at Paseo
The Reuben from Jake's
Chopped Pork Sandwiches from Payne's
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.