Monthly Archive for December, 2008

: December, 2008

ON THE ROAD WITH THE LBC: WINE COUNTRY EXCURSION

The View from Artesa Vineyards & Winery, Napa. 12/28/2008 ARTESA VINEYARDS & WINERY: 1345 HENRY ROAD, NAPA, CALIF. Tucked out of the way in the Carneros Valley, on the Napa-Sonoma county line,
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ON THE ROAD WITH THE LBC: THE FERRY BUILDING

The Ferry Building, San Francisco. [If you thought Metro-North’s M2 trains were old, check out the renovated 1948 MUNI streetcar running on the F-Line.] 12/28/2008 FERRY BUILDING MARKETPLACE: THE
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ONE THE ROAD WITH THE LBC: IN-N-OUT BURGER

A tray of In-N-Out burgers, Mill Valley, Calif. 12/27/2008 IN-N-OUT BURGER After foregoing breakfast and lunch then watching six consecutive hours of  Top Chef on a transcontinental flight Wednesday,
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DUNGENESS IS KING (AND IN SEASON)

12/22/2008 Midway through reading Calvin Trillin’s eminently enjoyable food book, “Alice, Let’s Eat,” two realizations converged, hitting me like a ton of bricks: I will be in the San Francisco Bay
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MULBERRY STREET DELI

Chicken sandwich, though not what I ordered, from Mulberry Street Deli. 12/18/2008 MULBERRY STREET DELI & MARKET: 1100 HOPE ST., STAMFORD A fleeting break in the bleakness of winter provided an
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RAUS COFFEE COMPANY: A PREVIEW

12/11/2008 RAUS COFFEE COMPANY, STAMFORD As I bemoan the lack of high-quality, locally roasted coffee in Fairfield County, I am harboring a little secret: in this vast coffee wasteland, we do have a
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SABATIELLO’S CLOSES, SAMMY RETURNS TO ROOTS IN GREENWICH

Keelin Daly/Greenwich Time, special to the LBC 12/10/2008 UPDATE As previously reported – or at least speculated on – Stamford’s Sabatiello’s Italian Grille, did close last week, not long after the
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LOMO SALTADO ON WEST MAIN

Lomo saltado at Omar Restaurant in Stamford. 12/08/2008 OMAR RESTAURANT: 210 WEST MAIN ST. Omar Restaurant, a hole-in-the-wall Peruvian establishment up the hill from Casa Villa makes the latter look
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SABATIELLO’S CLOSED?

12/08/2008 Sabatiello’s Italian Grille, the restaurant featured in a recent obscenity-laden episode of Fox’s Kitchen Nightmares, appears closed. A small “closed” sign on either door and the absence of
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THE LBC’S CHRISTMAS LIST

58mm stainless steel convex base tamper with a handle of hand-turned (by my father) olive wood and ebony. 12/8/2008 Since my hand-turned custom espresso tamper came as an early Christmas present from
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