Posted by JW
on May 3, 2013
Milford, Connecticut is overflowing with Asian cuisine. For such a tiny town, there’s some version of a Chinese/Japanese/Thai place every half mile, to the point where it’s starting to get weird. For this piece I’m just centering on just one immediate area: the JW-carved out range between the CT Post Mall and Milford Marketplace (Whole Foods Plaza to make it clearer). Two miles, six places, all within walking distance of each other — one has to be number one and one has to be number six. In descending order…
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By Amanda Bloom
Originally published in The Mercurial.
Elissa Altman’s first book, Poor Man’s Feast, reads like a good, hearty meal – by the time the last page is turned, you feel as though you know Altman intimately, that you’ve sat at her table countless times, filling up with fine food and colorful stories. Feast, part memoir and part cookbook, begins in the 1980s with Altman working at the upscale grocery Dean & DeLuca in SoHo, a neighborhood where, as Altman writes, “there was money everywhere, and there was food, and art, and drugs.” Notables such as David Lynch, Isabella Rosellini, and Kyle McLachlan were regulars, along with Richard, a terrier with a hankering for candied violets. Read more »
If you’ve read my previous reviews, the last thing you would expect from me is to review a sports bar. I’ve done genre/lifestyle specific restaurants (G-Zen/Uncle Willie’s BBQ), high-end restaurants that have the chef’s name under the name of the place (Parallel Post - a Chef Dean James Max eatery!), or semi-popular takeout places (Layla’s). So if I am going to spend some time at a sports bar, there has to be a good reason because in 2013, everyone has a nice, big screen TV at home and it’s far cheaper to go to your local grocer to get a 24 pack, a bag of Tostitos and some salsa.
That being said, Crush Sports Cafe in Milford, CT completely justifies your trip outside to watch a game because it delivers a dining, drinking and entertainment experience you can’t replicate at home. Read more »
Here goes nothing...
The other day, I poured half of my Wee Heavy into half a cup of coffee that was sitting in my fridge – and with the addition of two ice cubes, it was DELICIOUS. So delicious, in fact, that I wondered how this concoction would taste if I added chocolate ice cream…
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Sam Adam’s Wee Heavy, it’s a thick Scotch ale that’s made in small batches. At 10% ABV, 350 calories a serving, and $3 for a single at the liquor store, it’s also one to drink in small batches. If you enjoy Guinness, Thomas Hooker’s Chocolate Stout, or Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, try Wee Heavy – with or without the following recipes. Read more »
By Joshua Durkin
Originally published in The Mercurial.
I cracked the mammoth book released two years ago, a hundred years after his death, The Autobiography of Mark Twain. And today I finally had the chance to actually get into reading it. It’s a fine way to look at life, the way that he decided to write about his. He dictated much of his autobiography to a stenographer while he sat in bed, freely thinking and remembering. Read more »
By Dan and Kristien Del Ferarro of OmNomCT
Part of the excitement of checking out Sunday’s big game (we are under obligation by the mega-monopolies that rule this world not to say what we’re actually talking about but to hint at what we’re talking about, even though you all know what we’re talking about, though of course we could ask permission, but we’d probably be denied use of the name) is the excitement, the adrenaline rush, and eating and drinking whatever the hell you want. Yeah, there are no limits at all on the biggest game day of the year. So, we’ve put together a check list of things to do on February 3, 2013. Read more »
Kibbie is a traditional Lebanese meat pie made with bulgur wheat and ground lamb. I’ve made it a grand total of once. It’s freakin’ delicious. But today, in my quest for a Super Bowl worthy dish in celebration of my brothers team, I will be Baltimoring it up. Bring on the Old Bay.
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 pound ground beef (or lamb, of course.)
- 1 cup of cracked bulgur wheat (Available in the bulk bins at Fairway)
- 2 sweet onions
- ½ head of purple cabbage, shredded
- ½ cup of sliced almonds
- Old Bay, salt and pepper Read more »