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Posts for August 29th 2011
- Drinks, Cocktails
- North American
1-1/2 ounces dry gin
1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
3 dashes Angostura bitters
Lemon slice, for serving
- Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice. Add dry gin, sweet vermouth, and bitters; top off with seltzer. Stir and serve with a lemon wheel.
Makes 1 drink.
We spent last weekend at the San Francisco Street Food Festival and didn't walk away with too much damage to our pockets, but that could be changing. According to SFoodie, the latest event to hit San Francisco is a Street Eats Benefit Gala that'll set attendees back as much as $225.
The price tag — which is awfully steep to pay for something coming out of a cart or a truck — got me thinking about what the price ceiling is when it comes to street food. What seems like a reasonable amount to pay for offerings such as banh mi tacos and caramelized s'mores? I don't think I would spend more than $12 on any single item I've ever seen come out of a food truck. Do you, like me, have a magic number?
Over the weekend, famed California restaurant Chez Panisse celebrated its 40th birthday. The Berkeley eatery, which Alice Waters opened on Aug. 28, 1971, pioneered the farm-to-table, local, and sustainable movement that's practiced in so many kitchens today. To honor the eatery, I've put together this quiz that tests your knowledge of Chez Panisse. From chefs who've worked there to notable dishes, learn more about Chez Panisse now!
Source: Flickr User mikedevlinTake the Quiz
It's hard to keep a restaurant that's been open over a decade perennially packed, but Craig Stoll makes it look easy. The chef-owner's flagship restaurant, Delfina, has been open for 13 years, yet remains one of San Francisco's top dining destinations. Stoll and his wife, Annie, have a new Roman restaurant, Locanda, as well as two locations of the absurdly popular Pizzeria Delfina, which was named one of the 25 best pizzas in America.
I talked to the James Beard Award winner about what keeps his restaurants interesting, upcoming projects, and the controversial state of fine dining today.
YumSugar: Delfina's been open for 13 years. How do you continue to move forward?
Craig Stoll: It's just hard work. What we need right now, in order for our restaurants to continue to thrive and grow, is talent. We have a brand-new chef coming in here; you're the first to know. Matt Gandin, our chef de cuisine who's been with us nine years, is leaving; he doesn't know where he's going, but he wants to pursue his own thing, possibly Mexican food. Dylan Montano is coming in; I'm super excited for this. He's been the chef at Manzanita, Traci Des Jardins's restaurant in Lake Tahoe, and has worked at Quince.
Keep reading after the jump to learn about what Craig Stoll has planned next.
You can't go wrong with corn, chicken, cheddar cheese, and chiles wrapped up in a warm tortilla. This simple supper is a great recipe to cook up in a pinch and everyone is bound to enjoy it. I had chicken tenders on hand, so I used those and the recipe was even easier and quicker to cook. Employ fresh corn since it's in season and adds great flavor. You can serve this in a tortilla (like I did) with a little salsa and avocado or offer it with rice and a side salad. Bring this tasty Tex-Mex dish to your kitchen table by reading more.
Want to celebrate the best of tomato season? Then make these slow-roasted tomatoes. When roasted at a high temperature for a long period of time, the tomatoes caramelize and get incredibly sweet and juicy. They almost taste like sun-dried tomatoes and are great in everything from pasta to sandwiches to salads. The recipe is uncomplicated: you simply slice the tomatoes, season with salt and pepper, and bake. I like to use roma tomatoes, but feel free to substitute your favorite variety. For the easy technique, keep reading.
Kick-start your week with a healthy quinoa recipe courtesy of reader CheesePlease.
Love Quinoa? Try using it in a Thai-style green curry! Quinoa is more sophisticated than brown rice and nicely balances the savory flavors of the coconut milk-based curry.
It’s back to school season which means time for new denim! Denim is a must have for fall and Levi’s® Jeans epitomizes American style and effortless cool. Check out Levi’s® jeans available at Kohl’s, classic and sleek denim wear that will refresh everyone’s back to school look. Levi’s® stylish new jeans, at great prices are a must-have staple this season to outfit the guys, juniors and boys in your family. With a variety of styles like 514 Slim Straight for guys and 524 Skinny for juniors, you’ll be sure to find a pair for everyone. Even your littlest ones can get in on the action with a pair with boys 511 Skinny jeans. These Levi’s®, among others at Kohl’s are guaranteed to start the school year off right.
Want to see more of the great Levi’s® styles available at Kohl’s? Check out the slideshow and get inspired to shop for your family’s stylish back to school denim this season.