Monthly Archive for May, 2009

: May, 2009

BARCELONA WINE BAR: VIVA EL MATADOR

ABOVE: Counter-clockwise, marinated anchovies, Mussels al Diablo, the rear dining room and tuna tartare. BARCELONA WINE BAR: 222 SUMMER ST., STAMFORD 5/30/2009 The lone torero, stoic, motionlessly
Categories: news

FRESHLY BREWED: NYC MUGGED

5/28/2009 The newly-launched site NYC Mugged, dedicated to quality coffee in New York, is yet another example that New York’s specialty coffee scene is flourishing. The site offers a searchable
Categories: news

IN CELEBRATION OF THE “EVERY DAY CAKE”

ABOVE: A hastily baked raspberry buttermilk cake. Looks aren’t everything. 5/26/2009 Paging through the most recent Gourmet, this raspberry buttermilk cake caught my eye. As Deb, the prodigious poster
Categories: General

“FOURTH WAVE” COFFEE AT THE MALL?

LBC FILE PHOTO 5/23/2009 While at Williams-Sonoma today, looking at things I want but can’t afford, I was surprised to see that they just started offering a selection of whole-bean roasted coffee from
Categories: news

ICH BIN EIN FETTE SAU

FETTE SAU: 354 METROPOLITAN AVE., WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN 5/23/2009 At Fette Sau [German for fat pig], after you jockey for some precious real estate at one of the long picnic tables in the dining room
Categories: news

MARY ANN’S: NEW MEXICAN RESTAURANT OPENS TODAY

ABOVE: The beef enchilada ranchera plate at Mary Ann’s Mexican restaurant in Stamford. MARY ANN’S: 184 SUMMER ST., STAMFORD 5/22/2009 After being called out as a “West Coast Snob” on the blog
Categories: news

SUMMER STREET UPDATE

5/21/2009 1. According to Barcelona Wine Bar’s twitter feed, they are set to open next Thursday. I walked by today and didn’t see much activity, but I understand they are more or less ready to go. 2.
Categories: news

RUTH REICHL TO SPEAK IN DARIEN

5/17/2009 Check out Stamford Talk for a post about Ruth Reichl, the editor of Gourmet and former chief restaurant critic for the New York Times, speaking at an annual Darien Community Association
Categories: news

PIZZA WARS: STAMFORD PIZZA TOUR DROPS BOMB ON CULT OF COLONY

ABOVE: A sausage and cherry pepper pie at Colony Grill. 5/17/2009 The guys at the Stamford Pizza Tour blog seem to take pizza pretty seriously, so I was shocked [shocked, I tell you!] to find out that
Categories: news

FOOD HEAVIES SPEAK OUT IN HARTFORD

5/16/2009 As previously noted on the LBC, I really wish I could have attended a food forum in Hartford this week featuring none other than foodie goddess Alice Waters, Anthony Bourdain [insert leather
Categories: news