Hill Country BBQ Market provides the atmosphere of its founding Texas BBQ establishment while attracting a wide range of guests into it's sumptuous meat-smoking room alongside two full service bars serving up oversized drinks with the aroma of dry rub and slow-roasted marinades. Served in butcher paper, to the cut, and by the pound, traditional pork sausages, chops, brisket and sirloin steaks are prepared to order by culinary craftsmen of the trade. To entice guests, Hill Country serves up a week-long recession proof celebration, offerring a discounted, yet fully loaded menu.
Enjoy the West Texas atmosphere on the cheap while sipping on your favorite cocktails and savoring the sounds of some of New York's hottest bands every night!
Los Angeles is home of the new phenomenon of following favorite food trucks via Twitter to munch on the cheap and tasty fare prepared inside the roaming kitchens, serving food curbside out of the windows of chicly painted trucks. The trucks change locations daily and park for only a few hours on any given day or night. The kitchens inside the trucks are compact, so when the food is gone, they're gone--until the next day--or later that night --at a new location disclosed; sometimes last minute; to their Twitter and Facebook following.
Such was the case with owner, Alex Chu's new Dim Sum Truck being added to the latest fleet of movable eateries. The official launch party was set for February 28 at 7 p.m. in Venice. Chu made several street appearances beforehand where he prepared traditional Chinese dim sum menu items and his own fusion creations that were received with great enthusiasm.
Looking to support some of Brooklyn's restaurants and even your favorite local hidden treasures? Well starting March 15th, you can! Dine In Brooklyn, brought to us by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, starts March 15th and goes on until March 25th, and you will not believe the deals they are giving us.
Brunch and lunch are $20.10 and dinner is $25, all prices include three courses. Neighborhoods all around Brooklyn are participating, from Sheepshead Bay, to Bay Ridge, to DUMBO, to Williamsburg, and everything in between. Participating restaurants include The River Café, Petit Oven, Bacchus, al di la Trattoria, Blue Ribbon and Blue Ribbon Sushi, baci & abbracci, Giando on the Water, Waterfront Ale House, and dozens others.
Newest addition to Somerville's restaurant arsenal, Trina's Starlite Lounge, isn't your run-of-the-mill gastropub. Nothing about the restaurant is average. Conversely, you may drive by it without even noticing. But that's okay, because once you step inside, you will be taken in a time machine to the '50s.
The restaurant itself appears as many barrooms do with small, high set windows and a large metal door that leads into a dark lit bar. Beer memorabilia, from companies like Ballantine's and Miller, are scattered about in the black walled dining room. A large, very ancient refrigerator stands at the end of the bar with little letter magnets on it which our waitress says usually spells out the pie of the day, but it seems someone has mushed them around to make some nonsense. There is no pretention here.
Have you ever taken a food tour? A lot of people don't know about or have never heard of them. In New York, we are constantly bombarded with other tour options like bus tours, boat tours or walking tours-try going through Times Square without being approached by a tour guide-so going on a food-centric tour was not on the top of list. However, in my opinion one of the best ways to understand a city is through tasting and learning about its food. You get a true sense of the city: peoples' daily lives, important historical contexts and sites, and cultural communities.
I recently went on the East Village Food Tour with New York Food Tours. New York Food Tours believes that the best way to explore New York City is by eating food, walking around a neighborhood, and learning about its history and culture with a guide. They have several different themed tours that range from dessert to South East Asian to Vegetarian cuisines. With tickets ranging from $39.99 to $75, NY Food Tours makes it hard to resist - you get to eat and get a tour. Pretty sweet!
Texas de Brazil Churrascaria
300 Alton Road #200
Miami Beach Marina
Miami, FL 33139
Texas de Brazil Churrascaria sizzles into the South Beach scene with its new location complete with a South Floridian twist and motif. Smokin' cowboys, styled as Guachos, hold fast the tradition of the slow marinade and sophisticated roasting of imported beef from selected farms, cooked in an open flame inside the restaurant. The servers come as part of the experience as well, carefully and artistically galloping through the large array of tables with skewers chocked full of slow-cooked lamb, beef, chicken and pork sure to catch the eye of the newcomer and the regular alike. Linguaca, a specialty of the house, bares the name of a simple smoked Brazilian sausage basked in a homemade garlic sauce is sure to get the palette craving more.
This Week's Food Events
(March 1st-March 7th, 2010)
Pretty much every day of the week, there is something food related occurring in New York City, you just have to do the research. Lucky for you, I've taken care of thatand have picked out the most unique food events occurring this first week of March.
Presented by Tasting Table and Thrillist, bars and restaurants around New York City will be participating in Martini Week. During Martini Week, visit any of the participating establishments, from 5:30-8:30pm, and try anyone of their premium vodka and gin martini cocktails for just $10. Each place has created 2 distinct martini cocktails, one vodka and one gin. Participating bars and restaurants include 10 Downing, Peacock Alley at The Waldorf Astoria, Danny Meyer's Tabla, Tao, The Oak Room, and many well-known others.
Love the idea of a dinner party, but do not have the space, time, or energy to throw one? Let Vicky and Lysander, Mama's Food Shop, and Sugar Sweet Sunshine do all the work for you. During the month of March, every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7pm and 9pm, Lower East Side storefront, Grand Opening, will host Vicky & Lysander's Dinner Party-- and they'll host your dinner party.
Taking part in an innovative and cutting-edge meal is not an experience to take lightly. With 2 Michelin stars and numerous magazine awards and newspaper features, Corton brings you into a world where you expect the unexpected. Headed by famous restaurateur Drew Neiporent and renowned chef Paul Liebrandt, Corton takes center stage in providing New York City with a whimsical world of food and drink. However, that does not guarantee that all of what you eat will taste good to you. Your meal at Corton may lead you to think about what flavors or textures you enjoy, and what combinations are not destined for each other.
27 N Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33132
For a midday refresher or a nice chat over a South American dish, take a journey below the equator and experience the simplistic ambiance of Miami's new favorite D-Lima. Open daily until the early evening hours and specializing in providing a much needed break from shopping, sightseeing or the office, local Peruvian fare is the main course on the menu at this quaint and tucked-away restaurant. Come prepared to stun your taste buds as chefs douse turkey and cheese, American-style sandwiches, with copious amounts of huancaina sauce, a spicy chili mix from the alleyway markets of Peru.