Updated 6/118. Text, details, photos.When I think of bakeries, my mind rushes back to Manhattan Beach in the ’60s. Once a week, my dad would stop on the way home from work and pick up all kinds of rolls for breakfast the next morning. It's called Becker's, and according to my mom, it is still thriving after all these years. It’s miles from where we lived but was the best … [Read more...] about Review: Ken’s Artisan Bakery
I know it seems like I keep picking on the Ripe group, but to tell the truth, the things they come up with are so silly I just can't help it. If the food wasn't darn good, I wouldn't bother, but I think they can take a little poking.As you may have read, Ripe now has a "Writer in Residence" named Matthew Stadler. He writes in a rather pompous, overbearing fashion. One of … [Read more...] about More on Gotham Tavern’s Table Cards – Now with Examples!
I really wasn't going to say anything. It seems to me they have been given enough publicity. Then someone pointed out they need a break from the tragedy going on in the South. Six other readers emailed similar thoughts. So, with a few accompanying comments from your editor, here is part of the latest publicity email from (you guessed it) --- Ripe/Gotham. Occasional essays will … [Read more...] about Gotham Tavern Hires House Writer to Compose Table Cards
Arabian Breeze has now closedArabian Breeze: the name certainly conjures up romantic images, and for those not familiar with lots of different Lebanese foods, going through the menu at Arabian Breeze is an adventure. The restaurant is on Broadway and NE 32nd, just down from Sweet Basil. Think converted basement gone Syrian – low ceilings, lots of bright colors, Middle … [Read more...] about Review: Arabian Breeze
Note: much has changed at this restaurant since this review was written. It is currently in the process of being updatedLocated in the Italian restaurant row on NW 21st and Kearney, Serratto is a huge open space with soaring old growth timber beams. The well-designed lighting makes the earth tone room inviting – think modern rustic. Tables are clothed in crisp white linen; … [Read more...] about Review: Serratto