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The Good Eats at Smorgasburg: Jack’s Chedbred

By Diana Tsuchida | May 31, 2013

cornbread, jack's chedbred, smorgasburg, jack sorock

cornbread, jack's chedbred, smorgasburg, jack sorock

How does a Midwestern jazz pianist turned lawyer then cornbread baker find himself selling the Southern staple at Brooklyn’s most competitive flea market? Ask Chedbred founder Jack Sorock and he isn’t quite sure himself, but he can trace the fixation back to a bed and breakfast spot in Colorado called the Baldpate Inn where his family vacationed every summer. The culinary cornerstone of each visit was a rich, indulgent cornbread that nearly bordered on dessert and though Sorock sees this as the recipe to beat, he’d rather not try. It touts two cans of creamed corn with twice as much fat, sugar and cheddar cheese as his own recipe. But sheer determination and countless tastings led to a recipe that tastes unmistakably close to the same nostalgic blend of textures without needing a triple bypass. Read More

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Scene: LIDO Harlem

By Christopher Stewart | May 30, 2013

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Within the last couple of years, the restaurant boom as hit Harlem, and I couldn’t be happier.  Several restaurants have been popping up in Harlem including Red Rooster, ranging from beer gardens, French, and even African cuisine. My favorite global import and go-to restaurant for brunch, lunch, and dinner is LIDO Harlem, a Italian restaurant located on the corner of 117th and Fredrick Douglas Boulevard, conveniently named Harlem’s “Restaurant Row”. Read More

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What to Eat and Drink Over Memorial Day Weekend

By Ashley Beck | May 24, 2013

It’s here. The weekend we’ve all been waiting for…the weekend that tells us Summer is here and it’s time to celebrate. Time for extra food, extra drinks, extra sunshine, and an extra day to enjoy it. So if you’re planning on cooking, check out these tasty Memorial Day menu options, and if you plan on allowing some one else to do all the cooking, well at least you can get your eyes and stomach ready for what’s potentially to come.  Read More

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Spring Cocktail Round-Up

By Kendall Kish | May 13, 2013

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With spring in full force and beautiful weather on the forecast, what better a time to round-up a few cocktails inspired by the season.

The Aviation, Strawberry-Bourbon Spritzer, St. Germain Cocktail, Cucumber Martini

Strawberry Rhubarb Sangria: This recipe calls for the classic combination of strawberry and rhubarb mixed into a delicious and strong sangria.

St. Germain Spring Cocktail Recipes: Follow this link for many ways to use this elderflower liquor that is ever-so popular right now, and is versatile enough to pair with many traditional spirits.

Strawberry Basil Bourbon Spritzer: This cocktail is just as delicious as it is beautiful. Start taking full advantage of using fresh berries muddled in with your favorite liquor and mixer of choice. Read More

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Where to Go: Saiko Sushi in Malmo

By Sofie Lundberg | May 9, 2013

saiko, sushi, pontus johanssen, malmo
saiko, sushi, pontus johanssen, malmo

Beautifully composed dishes at Saiko in Malmo.

That a Swede would be one of the most prominent innovators in the art of sushi making is perhaps not expected. But that’s exactly what Pontus Johansson is. The owner of the restaurant Saiko in Malmö, Sweden has won several awards in sushi competitions at both national and international levels. This year, he and his team got first place in the Sushi World Cup in Tokyo. thus enabling him to call himself the best sushi maker in the world.

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Happy Hour: Green Juice Cocktails

By Ashley Beck | May 1, 2013

photo by: roboppy
photo by: roboppy

Photo: roboppy

With the juice trend sky rocketing, it was only a matter of time before green juice found its way into our cocktails.  But honestly what could be better than combining your after work wind down with a refreshing companion that’s actually good for you. There is something about the mix of the two that seems just the right amount of wrong. It could be that it makes you feel less guilty to have that second cocktail. It could be the contrast of healthy vs. vice. It could even be that they cancel each other out. We’re not exactly sure and yet that’s precisely why it is the perfect union. Read More

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Ambessa Tea Stories: How to Tipsy Your Tea

By Ashley Beck | April 25, 2013

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From facial remedies to cooking, tea has become an integral part of adding value to a product. Whether it be for health, fragrance, or flavor, and cocktails are no exception. All across the U.S. restaurants, bars and their mixologists are finding tea as a way of expanding their drink making capabilities. Stella Rossa Pizza Bar in Santa Monica, California is making their version of a Pisco sour with white tea-infused egg foam. And in Chicago, Mercadito is revving up their margaritas with blanco tequila infused with black tea, mezcal, pear purée, fresh lime juice and agave nectar.  And with tea blends like Marcus’ Ambessa tea line, the possibilities are endless. Read More

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Ambessa Tea Stories: Tis the Season To Cold Brew

By Ashley Beck | April 18, 2013

photo by: El Villano

Photo: El Villano

If your go-to drink is a refreshing ice tea, a cold-brew tea is for you. And if it’s not, a cold-brew might just change that. Cold brewing tea is typically an 8-10 hour process that slowly and delicately extracts the flavor of the tea leaving you with a light, less tannic finish. Because cold water is used instead of hot, the tea molecules aren’t altered as much from their original state, and therefore the taste, if anything, is more true to the tea itself. Read More

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Friday Try-day: Everyone’s a Little Bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

By Ashley Beck | March 15, 2013

Colcannon

My brother’s birthday just so happens to also be St. Patrick’s Day. There isn’t a year that goes by where his cakes, parties, and gifts, are always green, Irish themed, and more often than not, a little out of hand. Despite my family obligation to celebrate this day every year, it seems to be that many people, Irish or not, birthday or not, take the opportunity to dress in green, eat pub fare, drink Guinness or whiskey or both, and celebrate the opportunity to really, well, celebrate. When it comes down to it, everyone seems to be a little bit Irish when March 17th rolls around. Read More

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