Yearly Archive for 2009

: 2009

On the road with the LBC

ABOVE: Miscellaneous San Francisco; clockwise from top left, a cappuccino at Four Barrel Coffee, my sister Steph and I at Tartine Bakery, a croque monsieur and Coit Tower. 12/31/2009 As many of you

Chili Chicken, the $8 buffet and Indian food in Stamford

ABOVE: Chili Chicken. Watch out for the peppers, they are no joke. 12/30/2009 CHILI CHICKEN: 19 HIGH RIDGE ROAD, STAMFORD Basically, I’m too lazy to keep maintain a schedule of frequent postings. And

Kitchen Culture: A taste of Pakistan

ABOVE: Amnah Kiani prepares a salad for a traditional Pakistani dinner at the Kiani’s home in Stamford last week. 12/28/2009 The latest edition of the Advocate’s Kitchen Culture series brings us to

An LBC Christmas miracle

ABOVE: Super spicy shrimp tacos at Casa Villa 12/25/2009 CASA VILLA: 182 WEST MAIN ST, STAMFORD Being the junior member of what is now essentially a two-person department, I work Christmas almost

Kourambiethes. Don’t even ask me how to pronounce that.

ABOVE: My first attempt at Kourambiethes. 12/14/2009 “It’s for Christmas cookies,” I explain, slightly embarrassed to be slipping a bottle of $4 brandy into my coat pocket, forgoing the paper bag at

Drag it through the garden, baby

ABOVE: The shrimp po’ boy from Jeff’s Cuisine JEFF’S CUISINE: 54 NORTH MAIN ST., NORWALK 12/13/2009 Speaking of New Orleans and my new 3Gs iPhone (that replaced my earlier version that I broke last

Worth a listen: Broncos and boudin

(Chris Preovolos/Baton Rouge Advocate, via AP) ABOVE: Convict poker at the Angola Prison Rodeo, the self-proclaimed “Wildest Show in the South.” 12/13/2009 I stumbled on an interesting Hidden Kitchens

Pumpkin soufflés, a last minute addition

ABOVE: Pumpkin soufflé. Of course, this is what it looks like after it had been frozen and popped into the oven to bake the next day. 11/25/2009 I realize it’s a little late for last-minute

Where the Wild Things Are (eaten)

ABOVE: The president serves up homemade wine at the Minturnese Social Club’s annual game dinner. 11/22/2009 Fluorescent panel lights cast a yellow pallor on the linoleum-tiled dining room at the

West Side Notebook: Maya Restaurant

ABOVE: Huevos Rancheros for 7 bucks. MAYA RESTAURANT: 166 STILLWATER AVE., STAMFORD 11/21/2009 When I walked into the Maya Restaurant on Stamford’s West Side today, I was horrified to see that the