I remember when Ben and Jerry started up their ice cream company. Their “big idea” had two parts. First, they spent the time to get really good at making new ice cream flavors. All winter, in fact. Second, they were dedicated to having fun.
Way to go guys!
It is that last part that I want to wrote about here. How much fun do you have when you go out to eat? If you are like me, there are some limits because most places don’t emphasize the joy of what they are doing. And that is too bad! We don’t just put on the old feed bag to survive. We do it for the pleasure of the experience!
Right! Now check out this article where BA editor Julia Kramer lists the most fun trends she discovered while she traveled the US making her 10 best restaurant list. Does she have fun or what?
Here is Julia podcasting with Andrew Knowlton
You Must Know About Pide
Three words: melty cheese canoe. If that didn’t grab your attention, the beef pide (pronounced “pea-day”) at Balkan Treat Box in St. Louis will. Chef Loryn Nalic’s version of the classic woodfired Turkish flatbread comes together in four parts. The bread is smeared with ajvar, a creamy spread made with roasted red peppers and eggplant and then dolloped with an oozy sheep’s milk–mozzarella blend for that prized cheese pull effect. Then the whole thing is topped with garlicky ground beef and kaymak, a clotted cream that tastes like a beautiful hybrid of butter, yogurt, and fresh cheese. We’re already planning our next pilgrimage to Missouri. —Aliza Abarbanel
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The Transient Delights of Dear John’s
What would you do if you had only two years to live? That was the lease limit the owner of Dear John’s in Culver City gave longtime L.A. chef Hans Röckenwagner and his wife and business partner, Patti, before he planned to demolish the building. Their answer: Let’s drink martinis and eat steak every night! Why you should make a reservation, stat.
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