Monthly Archive for February, 2010

: February, 2010

Picture Hope for Haiti

PICTURE HOPE FOR HAITI: MARCH 2, 6 PM, CHEZ JEAN PIERRE, STAMFORD 2/23/2010 It’s just the two of us back in the photo lab and some people talk a lot of nonsense. I often think we should just go ahead

LBC Pick of the Week: Lomo Saltado at Mi Ranchito

ABOVE: A plate of lomo saltado and rice at Mi Ranchito in Stamford. ($7) MI RANCHITO: 262 HOPE STREET, STAMFORD 2/22/2010 In my years at the Advocate the little restaurant on the corner of Hope and

SoNo Baking Company launches cookbook

ABOVE: My first attempt at the simple ginger cookies, left, from the SoNo Baking Company Cookbook yielded a picture-perfect stack. SONO BAKING COMPANY & CAFE: 101 SOUTH WATER STREET, NORWALK

Assignment notebook: pizza at Jim Lahey’s Co.

ABOVE: A pizza margherita ($13) at Jim Lahey’s Co. in Chelsea. CO.: 230 NINTH AVE., NEW YORK 2/17/2010 NEW YORK – Carrie Parma-Collier’s dog, a samoyed, prefers Brazilian beef to MilkBones, but when

Fat Tuesday étouffée: beer, butter and bon temps

ABOVE: Shrimp étouffée (sorry for the semi-recycled post, but what are you gonna do, I’ve been busy.). 2/16/2010 Ten years ago I was a photojournalism intern at the Baton Rouge Advocate, where

LBC Pick of the Week: Enzo’s chicken and arugula salad

ABOVE: The chicken and arugula salad with balsamic vinaigrette, a staple at Enzo’s. (Of course, since I know the secret Minturnese handshake, I got it with an extra cutlet on top.) ENZO’S ITALIAN FINE

Happy Valentine’s Day from the LBC

ABOVE: Rachel Haughey serves up some latte art on a cappuccino at espresso NEAT in Darien. 2/14/2010 Happy Valentine’s day. –CP POST SCRIPT: I’m working a few hours a week at espresso NEAT just to

Five Guys in Westport: Maybe too close to home

ABOVE: A bacon burger at Five Guys in Westport. FIVE GUYS BURGERS AND FRIES: 534 POST ROAD EAST, WESTPORT, CT 2/11/2010 I had my first Five Guys burger in downtown Philadelphia a few years back. It

Celebrating Chinese New Year with a little dim sum

CENTRAL SEAFOOD: 285 NORTH CENTRAL AVE., HARTSDALE, N.Y. 2/11/2010 I am a relative newcomer to the world of dim sum but the core concept sits well with me: You sit down, you eat way too much, you

Up in (Blue) Smoke

2/10/2010 GREENWICH – Plans for a Blue Smoke – an upscale barbecue joint out of New York – went, well, up in smoke. Part of the Danny Meyer restaurant empire, Blue Smoke has locations on E. 27th and