Galveston Restaurant Week until Jan. 22

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Taquilo’s Tex-Mex Cantina and Saltwater Grill, both located on Postoffice Street, are among the participating restaurants. As part of the annual event, supporters can take part in the Galveston Restaurant Week #CelebrateDelicious Photo Contest and vote in …

White Bean Dip with Jalapeño & Cilantro
And despite its base of mild white cannellini beans, it’s oh-so-flavorful thanks to fresh garlic, jalapeños, cilantro, a splash of lime juice, and a few Tex-Mex seasonings, including cumin and a touch of chipotle chile pepper powder for a slightly smoky …

12 Salads Even Your Lazy Ass Can Make In 2017
4. Tex-Mex Taco Salad Cook the ground beef the night before with a generous seasoning of salt and pepper and maybe some cumin — then spoon the cooled mixture over greens the next morning. If salsa (we used Trader Joe’s chunky salsa here) doesn’t seem …


New Year’s Eve at AZUR Restaurant & Patio (Live Shot – 1)

cusineNew Year’s Eve at AZUR Restaurant & Patio (Live Shot – 1)
An innovative restaurant that offers truly unique cuisine, AZUR delivers excellent service served in European ambiance. The restaurant prides itself as being different by serving the freshest food with the highest quality ingredients (local whenever possible).
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Fujiyama Japanese Cuisine restaurant opens in Mattoon
MATTOON –The Fujiyama Japanese Cuisine restaurant officially opened on Wednesday at 1320 Broadway Ave. East, in the former Cody’s Road House building. Owner Benny Qiu said the new restaurant offers the same menu and hibachi show-style cooking as his …
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McCrady’s Revamp Surprised Everyone in 2016
I love that they’re bringing modern cuisine to a broader audience by showcasing both the upscale and the everyday from the same kitchen. Chef Damon Wise peacing out after only a few months of his big restaurant openings. I chased this story for years (yes …


Local chefs incorporate foraged foods into restaurant menus

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This story appears in Birmingham magazine’s October 2016 issue. Subscribe today! Most people miss what Tim Pfitzer sees everywhere in Alabama’s urban and rural landscapes. He sees food. Pfitzer practices the ancient and once-common art of foraging—eating …

In good fun: 15 chefs cook their hearts out for the Center of Excellence
Everyone loves a good meal. An exciting night out watching teams of casual cooks, led by local chefs, cook themselves to victory is a treat all its own. Friday night, Tampa Bay chefs Ferrell Alvarez of Rooster & the Till, Tyson Grant of Parkshore Grill and …

An In-Depth Look at the Legal Fight Between the Trumps and D.C. Chefs
Donald Trump’s disparaging comments about immigrants, women, and minorities have done more than hurt his polling numbers. They’ve hurt his brand, too. But when chefs began pulling out of his most recent hotel project in Washington, DC — inside the …
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Tequila, Tortillas, and Bogart: The History of Venice’s Casablanca Restaurant

cusineTequila, Tortillas, and Bogart: The History of Venice’s Casablanca Restaurant
The early menu — presented on Moroccan-style fans — was fairly short and featured oysters, clams, lobster, escargot, steak, and other upscale options. “Customers would get confused and say ‘This isn’t Mexican food’, but little by little people …

21 Moroccan Foods You Must Try in Morocco
Morocco was full of flavors that were new to us. We were serious newbs. We didn’t even know what a tagine was before we went on our Contiki trip. Moroccan dishes are influenced by Berber, Jewish, Arab, and French cultures. We’ve put together a list of …

Moroccan Cuisine – Foods to Try and How to Eat Them
They say that the longer a meal takes to prepare, the better it tastes. If this is true, Moroccan cuisine is the best in the world. Moroccan meals take hours to prepare and it’s worth it. There are so many flavours and layers to each dish. Eating out in …


This restaurant just unseated Chipotle as the most popular Mexican chain

cusineThis restaurant just unseated Chipotle as the most popular Mexican chain
Or second, or third, or fourth. Moe’s Southwest Grill, a Tex-Mex chain with less than half the number of locations as Chipotle, has unseated the former fast casual king as the most popular brand selling Mexican-inspired food, according to an annual …
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Herrera’s Cafe vs. Cafe Herrera: Which Does Dallas Tex-Mex Better?
In 1971, the Herrera family opened its first restaurant, on Maple Avenue. Herrera’s became a Tex-Mex institution with multiple locations, each of which founder Amelia Herrera bequeathed to one of her children. One side of the family kept the original …
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Spice up your Shavuot menu for a taste-tempting change
But if you are bored with bagels, blasé about blintzes and lukewarm about lasagna, do what we do in my house — culinarily speaking: We go south of the border for a Tex-Mex treat. Tex-Mex is a delicious fusion of American simplicity with traditional …
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Restaurant review: Manoli’s broadens scope of Salt Lake’s Greek dining scene

cusineRestaurant review: Manoli’s broadens scope of Salt Lake’s Greek dining scene
Redemption came in the form of creative and fun food presentation — pastitsio croquette ($ 10), rounds of spiced beef and béchamel that were secured to the plate with a dollop of Greek yogurt. While most of the meze are savory, we were delighted with …
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Preparing for Palm Desert Greek Fest is a labor of love
Rhonda Latkovic, the booth chairman of a Greek store that the church operates during the festival, said that they usually have between 10 and 15 women making food every day. Some have been baking baklava for 70 years, old enough to teach both their …
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Kale for breakfast? McDonald’s adds leafy green breakfast bowl, Greek yogurt
Looking to put a healthy halo on its fast-food offerings, McDonald’s restaurants in Southern California are adding to its menu a kale-packed breakfast bowl and Chobani Greek yogurt. “It a fantastic product – a first in the industry for us,” local …
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Oka restaurant opens in Galleria neighborhood

cusineOka restaurant opens in Galleria neighborhood
Oka, a new Japanese restaurant and sushi bar, has quietly moved into the Galleria neighborhood in the former home of the failed Osteria Mazzantini restaurant at 2200 Post Oak in the BBVA Compass building. The restaurant comes from Tony Sha, owner of …

Japan is slowly bidding goodbye to conveyor belt sushi
The system of delivering sushi on a conveyor belt, or kaitenzushi in Japanese, is as old as 1958. It was then fashionable, of course, like it still is outside its country of origin. The idea was to deliver sushi orders to multiple customers …
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Dinner and a show: Hibachi chefs cook, entertain
But that is what is on display daily at the hibachi grills at Osaka, a Japanese restaurant located at 409 Meadowbrook Shopping Center in the Town of Culpeper. The restaurant, which also offers sushi and more traditional oriental food, sports three …
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Washington Avenue restaurant trades casual Cajun for refined Southern fare

cusineWashington Avenue restaurant trades casual Cajun for refined Southern fare
Located in the former home of Woodrows Heights (previously Mardi Gras Grill and Floyd’s Cajun Kitchen), the restaurant has undergone a transformation from casual Cajun to more refined Southern. (Update: The opened has been changed to October 22.).
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Eagles’ Bennie Logan attracting the right kind of attention
“Besides family, that’s one thing I miss. I miss the spices and the seasoning in home-cooked meals. There’s no Cajun food up here. There’s no seasoning in food. It’s all bland. I have to do a lot of cooking myself if I want to get that kind of home …


Readers respond: Chains stores and eateries readers want to see in Jacksonville
Don’s Seafood — You could pluck out Copelands, and the offerings from this Cajun/creole restaurant chain would be a HUGE improvement. 7. Donato’s Pizza — currently franchising, interested in a partnership? I would half the cost with you. Just kidding …
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Conveyor belt restaurant chain Kappa Zushi offers vegetable sushi at swanky

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Conveyor belt restaurant chain Kappa Zushi offers vegetable sushi at swanky
Popular conveyor belt sushi chain Kappa Zushi is known around Japan for its tasty morsels, starting at 108 yen per plate, and its family-friendly setting, with cozy booths and a cute logo featuring an animated kappa, or water sprite (think Sandy from …
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Japanese cuisine pioneer to open MainStrasse restaurant
It was one of the first Japanese cuisine and sushi restaurants in the city. Now he hopes to have a new restaurant next spring on Main Street in Covington. He bought the building at 526 Main St. two years ago and will soon start rehabbing it. The …


Here Are Japan’s Top Five Sushi Choices
Since sushi was introduced to the rest of the world, it’s gone through tons of strange and innovative reinventions. The classic Japanese dish of rice, fish and vegetables is a widely popular cuisine. However, with all the crazy toppings we ‘innovators …
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Restaurant Review: Rebelle in NoLIta

cusineRestaurant Review: Rebelle in NoLIta
Patrick Cappiello, the wine director of this worthwhile modern French restaurant on the Bowery, provided the introductions. My Bellwether pinot noir was not, he said, technically a rosé, though it was translucent, the color of raspberry juice, and as …
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French leaders should be more like French parents
“French Children Don’t Throw Food”, “Why French children don’t talk back”, “French Kids Eat Everything”, “French Parents Don’t Give In”. A veritable cottage industry has emerged as French mothers preach how their superior parenting skills are a gift to …
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DINING: French restaurants taking Bastille Day by storm
Despite the stereotype of French food as rich, sweet and full of fat, Le Chat prides itself on using olive and grapeseed oils and local, seasonal vegetables, and easing up on sugar, butter, eggs and cream to prepare lighter, well-balanced and healthier …
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