The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

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]
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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]
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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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TV UPDATE: SUPER DUPER WEENIE ON FOOD NETWORK

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3/16/2009 You’ve seen the sign off of I-95 in Fairfield but if you haven’t pulled off on Black Rock Turnpike for a dog at Super Duper Weenie, you don’t know what you are missing. I wouldn’t necessarily consider myself a hot dog guy; at restaurants and even back yard barbecues – you all know – […] [Read More]
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STREET FOOD NEW YORK: CARNE ASADA AT CALEXICO

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3/7/2009 CALEXICO: WOOSTER AND PRINCE, SOHO, NEW YORK It’s finally warm enough to wait in line for 15-minutes for a burrito from the Calexico cart in SoHo. The brothers from San Diego, who took top honors at the 2008 Vendy Awards, serve up California style tacos, burritos and quesadillas at Wooster and Prince Streets in […] [Read More]
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WHISKEY FOR HIS MEN, BEER FOR HIS HORSES

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3/06/2009 Outlaw country legend and American icon Willie Nelson is set to perform at The Palace in Stamford next month. [Tickets go on sale today] According to The Smoking Gun, during a recent tour Willie and company required – among other things – a ton of organic fruit and vegetables, juices, milk, “local or regional […] [Read More]
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