Bottega Louie: Heaven on 7th and Grand

By Tsz on November 28, 2009

Bottega Louie

I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Food heaven that is. My first time walking in Bottega Louie got some getting used to. Walking into its cavernous center, you’re enveloped by white space and a flurry of activity. On the right, there is the gleaming silver kitchen, inhabited by silent cooks producing plates of ...

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Bagna Cauda Mashed Potatoes

By Tsz on November 26, 2009

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As my family’s self-designated mashed potato enthusiast, I’ve been tinkering with countless recipes over the years. Garlic, crumbled bacon, herbs, cream cheese—I’ve tried them all. Lately, I’ve been fascinated with Bagna Cauda (translated as “hot bath”). An Italian (Piedmontese to be specific) staple, it’s a warm dip made with garlic, anchovies and olive oil and is ...

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Happy Birthday, Sona!

By Tsz on November 21, 2009

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I may be a designer by trade, but I am first and foremost a foodie. It’s unclear when exactly I became one, but if you ask my parents, they would say around the time my first tooth sprang up. The search for the next great meal often leads me to some outrageous stunts, but last year ...

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French Dipping at Cole’s

By Tsz on November 20, 2009

Cole's

Sometimes, it’s good to judge a book by its cover. That was how my friend and I found this historic sandwich shop–as we walked along Main street early one night, Cole’s neon sign caught our attention. We walked closer and upon inspection of the lacquered signs and gold leaf window messaging, I was drawn just ...

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Bacon Rhapsody at the Nickel Diner

By Tsz on November 20, 2009

Nickel Diner's Bacon Donut

I first read about the Nickel Diner through Potatomato (one of my trusty go-to guides) a few months back, specifically about their maple-bacon donut. While I filed it away in my mental food rolodex, I’ll admit I forgot about its location till early this week, when I had to do some research on nearby restaurants ...

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