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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Wine merchant, Italian restaurant set for downtown Longview

cusineWine merchant, Italian restaurant set for downtown Longview
Italian immigrants Pietro and Rosaria Filippazzo opened Pietro’s, a New York-style quick-serve pizza restaurant, 37 years ago in Longview Mall. That location closed 10 years ago, and they are now semi-retired. Their son, Joseph, continues to operate a …
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Local restaurant hopes to bring Northern Italian flavor to St. Augustine
“We may not open until 4:30 p.m., but we’re at the restaurant all day.” Northern Italian food is different from cuisine usually found in Italian restaurants because the dishes are made with olive oil and fresh vegetables instead of heavy sauces and …
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Andiamo! makes Italian food into a special occasion
Andiamo! styles itself a “neighborhood trattoria,” and that it is, to the extent that it serves simple Italian classics in an informal atmosphere. With its starched tablecloths and whimsical decoration, however, it’s also suitable for a “special …
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Voleo’s Seafood Restaurant of Lafitte among new vendors at 2015 French

cusineVoleo’s Seafood Restaurant of Lafitte among new vendors at 2015 French
David Volion says he’s been “beating on that door” to get into the French Quarter Fest for about three years. “I guess I wore them down,” said Volion, who was finally invited to do a tasting. “I went up there and presented what I had, and they enjoyed …

Restaurant review: We take a bite out of French Village
Frequent travellers to other towns and cities are like criminals. They like to go back to the scene of the coffee. I have a fondness for Brown Thomas’ cafe in Dublin. When in Londonderry, I go to Brown’s in Town.
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Local Restaurant Offers A Little Taste of France Right Here in Kelowna
Serving a five-course, fixed-price meal of $ 39, chef Holman creates a divine evening of French cuisine with simple and clean ingredients. Holman’s menu is constantly changing. Depending on his creative daily flair and what ingredients are available at …
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Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks Named AAA Four Diamond Restaurant

cusineShearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks Named AAA Four Diamond Restaurant
Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center is proud to announce that Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks has earned the AAA Four Diamond award. This is the 15th year Shearn’s has received the honor and is one of 11 Houston/Galveston …
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EMC Seafood’s Canoga Park Follow-Up Should Arrive in Time for Summer
It looks as though EMC Seafood’s newest location in Canoga Park is coming along nicely. The Topanga Canyon Boulevard spot is angling for a summer delivery, which is perfect timing for their ice-cold raw bar, considering the summer temperatures out in …
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U.S. plan to stop seafood fraud: What others are saying
The Obama administration announced an ambitious plan Sunday (March 15) to reduce seafood fraud by better tracking where seafood is caught and shipped to in the United States. Read the brief | Times-Picayune write-up on the national action …

New to-go restaurant in downtown Dallas serves good-for-you Indian food

cusineNew to-go restaurant in downtown Dallas serves good-for-you Indian food
Indian food: healthy? A former dietitian at Parkland Memorial Hospital is opening a to-go shop focused on Indian and Pakistani cuisine. You’ll recognize dishes such as chicken tikka masala and chicken curry, and owner Navin Hariprasad promises they’re …
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This Michelin-star chef wants you to chew on this: No such thing as “Indian food”
Regional Indian cuisine is certainly taking off globally. But the challenge for Mathur is to win over New Yorkers used to eating chicken tikka masala, beef or lamb vindaloo and masala dosa. His message might be a tough one to, um, digest: There’s …
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A First Look at Spice in the City, a New IndianFood Takeout in Downtown Dallas
Spice in the City opened in the super-swanky Dallas Power & Light building downtown this week, offering a trim menu of classic Indian dishes. You have to enter through the apartment lobby and walk toward the back of the building — there is no sidewalk …
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Providence Winter Restaurant Weeks kick off Sunday

cusineProvidence Winter Restaurant Weeks kick off Sunday
… Bristol; and Shipyard at Twin River and Wicked Good Bar & Grill, Lincoln. Also, Matunuck Oyster Bar, South Kingstown; Eleven Forty Nine Restaurant, Elizabeth of Portofino’s, Iron Works Tavern and Legal Sea Foods, Warwick: and Chardonnay’s …
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Shannon Kuhn: Sea asparagus, yak meat and more for 2015
… South Korea and am proud to report that we have found a way to make tofu taste good. This hot and spicy soup made with extra-soft tofu and served while still bubbling vigorously will cure any blues. “Seoul food, anyone?” Head to Tofu House in …
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New events coordinator at chamber
Alana Kujala, also marketing director for her family’s business Skipanon Brand Seafoods, started as events coordinator at the chamber in August 2010. Like her replacement, she has a background in journalism, graduating in 2002 from Miami University in …
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