Monthly Archive for December, 2009

: December, 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