Foodies are overcome by the unique dishes on the menu from Oprah's favorite seafood chef.
Moonen and his executive-chef Adam Sobel have complete control in the shopping, cooking, and preparation for the new bill and it sounds like are they loving every minute of it.
During winter, there is nothing more soul-satisfying and warming than comfort food. Carb-heavy and rich, the soul-food at Mama's Food Shop is simple, comfortable, and best of all, cheap. With immense, towering portions, Mama's hearty food and low prices are guaranteed to keep your stomach and wallet full long after you've left.
Mama's Food Shop has a simple menu with plentiful choices. Choose from their Basics ($12), consisting of fried chicken, roasted pork shoulder, roasted chicken pan-seared tilapia, and bacon-wrapped meatloaf, all of which also include a choice of side dish. Their side dishes include a variety of vegetables, mashed potatoes, macaroni & cheese, sweet potatoes with molasses, and other mouthwatering options. Mama's also gives the option of a Veggie Plate ($11), which is a combination of any three sides if your choice. If, from the looks of this article, you think you my have trouble deciding, I suggest going with the bacon-wrapped meatloaf and macaroni and cheese, a full-proof combination.
When: February 14, 2010
Step out of a cold, winter white New York City and into a beautiful Montauk summer in just a couple hours. On Sunday, February 14th, MAC & Milk Studios will be hosting a brunch at the The Surf Lodge pop-up in celebration of New York City Fashion Week. In effort to bring a bit of warmth to a wintery New York, the Surf Lodge is revamping the 8th floor of Milk Studios into a summery loft, producing a relaxed atmosphere with comfort food and drinks.
433 Dekalb Ave
(Between Classon Ave & Taaffe Pl)
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Once an energy engineer and DJ, now Chef King Phojanakong has brought comfort Asian food to Brooklyn. Of Filipino and Thai decent, Chef King uses his experience and culture to create the cuisine at his new restaurant umiNOM. Chef King opened umiNOM on what is actually the border of two up-and-coming Brooklyn neighborhoods, Clinton Hill and Bedford Stuyvesant. If you are up for the trip, the food at uniNOM is definitely worth every minute it takes to get there.
The Sidecar Bar & Grille
22nd and Christian Street
Philadelphia has incredible neighborhood pub food and The Sidecar Bar & Grille is no exception. The bar builds itself on having "cozy fare and American craft beer", and indeed it has both. It also boasts excellent, not-to-be-overlooked daily specials on both the beer and food.
On the night we visited, all drafts were on special for $3.50 and a table was available immediately in the dark, intimate pub. We did have to wait a while for our delicious IPAs and wheat brews, which arrived ice-cold and potent after what seemed like eternity. (I remember thinking, "I'm going to lay down and DIE if I don't get drink soon.") But, I'm here to tell you about it, so perhaps the beers arrived more speedily than my impatient thirst originally indicated.
When: Thursday, February 11, 2010
Where: Hudson Terrace
621 West 46th Street
(Between 11th & 12th Aves)
New York, NY 11230
Want to make donating to charity a little sweeter? Attend the Global Giving Circle's Chocolate & Wine Haiti Benefit at Hudson Terrace on Thursday, February 11th. Global Giving Circle has teamed up with New York City's bar and lounge Hudson Terrace to not only launch their Global Coccao Project, but to also raise money for the earthquake victims of Haiti. Indulge your sweet tooth with some of the city's best chocolate, while sipping on specialty cocktails, all for a good cause.
Located on the second floor of the renowned Ziff Opera House, Prelude by Barton G. provides the elegant décor, the custom-made dinnerware and a selection of over ninety imported and domestic wines complimentary to an evening at one of Miami's most artful nightly performances a few flights down. As the lofty sounds of classical opera drift upwards, guests are sure to be entranced by an array of senses, capitalized by the glamorous dining room adorned with native Floridian flora and a backdrop of the panoramic Miami street life. The onyx bar serves as the oasis for pre-performance cocktails with the new Barton G. style emitting from the flavorful appetizers of Lobster Pop Tarts and nitrogen-infused specialty drinks.
Like many designers presenting collections in this year's Fashion Week (the final Mercedes Benz Fashion Week to be held in Bryant Park), Brian Reyes has many fans, both celebrity and civilian alike. The young Colombian fashion designer first appeared on the scene in 2006 and turned heads in his fall 2009 fashion show when his models went barefoot for the show's final run, due to the discomfort of the models' footwear. While no doubt inundated with praises from his own fans constantly, Reyes is also a fan himself, and is singing a few praises of his own: praises for Tribeca food fare, that is. In a brief blip from glamour.com, Reyes names Tribeca's own The Odeon and Estancia 460 as among some of his preferred grub spots in New York City.
Freshly baked and addictive, the cookies at Milk & Cookies Bakery are baked on site daily, which has turned out to be a successful marketing technique, as the aroma pulls in any by-passers. The staff at Milk & Cookies are truly dedicated to the development and production of these cookies, which is apparent as soon as you bite into one of their many warm, gooey cookies.
Milk & Cookies Bakery offers a variety of cookies, but there are, of course, those certain few that need not be overlooked, especially on your first visit. Their traditional Chocolate Chip cookie, Peanut Butter Chocolate cookie, Chocolate Mint cookie, and S'mores cookie should be the first four ordered. Thick and chewy, these are not your ordinary homemade cookies that usually come out flat and hard.
There are just some days where you wake up and know you need some good ol' down-home cookin'. I'm talking about fried chicken, biscuits, cornbread, barbecue, and most importantly--shrimp po'boys (good lord, my mouth is watering just thinking about all that deliciousness).
Just because you're in the Southwest doesn't mean that you don't have access to all the delectable comfort food of the South. Here are five of the best places to satisfy your southern/soul food desires right here in Las Vegas.