Monday, December 13, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
A valiant effort but a Chicago hot dog fan is hard to please. This was from Chattanooga's Good Dog, one of but a few hot dog only places in the Chattanooga area. They get points for creativity with the "Dog Dust", a mysterious powder in a pepper grinder that has a definite taste of curry.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Photos from a "pupuseria", taken on my recent vacation to Honduras.
Pupusas are a popular local dish served in Central America, primarily in El Salvador and Honduras. They are basically like a thick, filled, tortilla and are topped with onions or a cole slaw like topping called curtido.
After consulting with friends, my guide decided that La Cabana had the best pupusas in Tegucigalpa. The food was basic but good, and definitely inexpensive.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
You wouldn't think there would much difference between any types of noodles. A noodle is a noodle, and containes flour salt and water, right? But I'm telling you, these noodles are spectacular and taste great in Asian dishes as well as Italian. Seriously, they didn't pay me to say this either.
From the Eunsung website:
Manually stretched into fine strips of noodle one by one and aged with devoted care in perfectly pollution-free conditions in an effort to revive the genuine taste of old hand-stretched noodle, this is high-protein-contained handmade fine noodle with special make flour only used.
Monday, June 14, 2010
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Brontes in Davis Kidd Bookstore
David-Kidd was once an excellent independent bookstore. There was a time when you could find books there that were not available at any other area bookstores. Now, after a change in owners it is just a great bookstore. As is true way too often with independent businesses, when former owners Davis and Kidd retired, the stores were bought up and incorporated into the larger Joseph-Beth chain, the focus changed slightly. Time was that Davis-Kidd had a large inventory of not only popular titles but lesser known books as well. In fact, they often had books used as texts in local colleges and were a good back-up source when the university bookstores were sold out. But in recent years with the increasing popularity of online book purchases and the ease of searching for needed books online, Davis-Kidd has changed to offering a selection that is similar to what the large chains offer, and filling the space with gift type options such as fancy lotions and spa type items.
Another change over the last few years is the name and offereings of the in-store café. The authorial name is Brontes. The menu items feature dishes from cookbooks that you can buy in the store such as Barefoot Contessa, In the Kennedy Kitchen, and The Joy of Cooking. A great idea I think, because the items featured are not your typical café fare. In addition, there are specials that change monthly, from featured cookbooks.
Usually the cafe offerings are tasty and make for a delicious lunch to eat while reading your newly purchased book. On my most recent visit, I tried the stuffed cabbage rolls which actually could have been a little better. There was a slightly fishy taste and they lacked the herbal flavors of other dishes I have tried in the past. The gourmet berry pie was good but the crust tasted slightly of freezer burn. This meal was a disappointment. On a previous visit, my experience had been much better.
Dineometer Rating 70%