The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

BULLS HEAD MARKET: ILENE’S DREAM

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ABOVE: Ilene’s Dream makes any day the day after Thanksgiving. BULL’S HEAD MARKET: 2 HIGH RIDGE PARK, STAMFORD [THE SECRET LOCATION] 4/9/2009 Despite possessing a name offensive to a proud Bay Area native, The Frisco sandwich at Bull’s Head Market is pretty good. Lord knows I love me some avocado and bacon. But I’ve since […] [Read More]
Categories: food, news

FILE UNDER: MISSED OPPORTUNITIES

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4/9/2009 Alice Waters, Tony Bourdain and the dude from Ace of Cakes who always wears an Intelligentsia ball cap, speaking in Hartford??? Shoot. I really wish I knew about this before it was sold out. Yet another event I’d love to see but am not willing to pay money for a simulcast. SEE ALSO: the […] [Read More]
Categories: news

THE LBC AND THE LAMBCHOP: PREGAMING EASTER

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ABOVE: Pan-fried lamb chops with a balsamic reduction and a mixed green salad with mission figs and feta. 4/5/2009 As legend goes, a Bulgarian I know once roasted an entire lamb obtained from Bake’s Meat Market in the Cove. I am, however, not that ambitious. After consulting my decades-old copy of “The Complete Greek Cookbook,” […] [Read More]
Categories: news

LBC PHOTO OF THE DAY

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4/5/2009 I’m still experimenting with this and getting a little better. Pretty good crumb. –CP [Read More]
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LE LUNCH BREAK: I’LL HAVE THE QUICHE

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LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN: 81 ELM ST., NEW CANAAN 4/3/2009 Le Pain Quotidien seemed a natural choice for a quick lunch following our coverage of the Smith College Used Book Sale where a reporter and I picked up books on Paris and food, respectively. I had been to the new restaurant on Elm St. in New […] [Read More]
Categories: news

CASEUS AND THE EUREKA! MOMENT

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The $14 cheese board at Caseus in New Haven. 4/1/2009 CASEUS: 93 WHITNEY AVENUE, NEW HAVEN I have been meaning to make it up to New Haven for a cheese-themed dinner at Caseus but scheduling conflicts have stood in the way. It’s sort of killing me. This week, New York Magazine’s Spring travel issue confirms […] [Read More]
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UNPASTURIZED, UNFILTERED, UNPARALLELED

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The LBC/File 3/20/2009 The Manhattan Cask Ale Festival kicks off today at Chelsea Brewing Company in Manhattan with 45 ‘real ales’ on hand for your beer-drinking enjoyment. The event runs through Sunday and is “pay-as-you-go,” as in: you pay by the pint, or half-pint, as it were. DOWNLOAD: the beer list here. I ain’t supposed […] [Read More]
Categories: news

WHOOPIE PIES? FOR REALS?

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Whoopie pie, Keene, New Hampshire. 3/18/2009 During a visit to New Hampshire in the fall I encountered the Whoopie pie. My brief experience with this dessert snack left me with the distinct impression that people in New Hampshire must be crazy. When asked what – exactly – the filling of a Whoopie Pie is made […] [Read More]
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