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Top Two Vegan Eats in Cleveland

3 Apr

We were recently searching for some good vegan places to eat in Cleveland, and thought we’d share our top two choices with you here. Help us out by adding your own suggestions to the list!

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The Flaming Icecube – This vegan shop and café takes the cheez cake! It’s in Vegan News mag for having the best vegan burgers around! They focus on ‘compassionate food’ options for customers, and have some truly delicious entrees, drinks, and desserts. Love it!

Tommy’s Restaurant – No matter what your diet, you can probably find something that fits at Tommy’s. It gets great reviews from the locals and has a comfortable, casual atmosphere. Tuna, tofu, pies, and more – order something from the friendly staff and see for yourself!

Tommy's

OpenTable Shares List of Restaurants Who Go Local

5 Dec

Locally Grown

 

OpenTable is trying something new, and we approve! The online rating and reservation restaurant site is forming a list of restaurants who use locally-grown ingredients. They are all over the U.S., so you can search your city for the best eats, and even make a reservation. The list is sponsored by Chase Saphire, and if you use your Saphire card you’ll get points for dining.

Check out the list and see what dining spots are going local for flavor and community support!

Restaurants using locally-grown ingredients

Discover America’s Most Popular Fine Dining Locations

18 May

Urbanspoon has recently shared the results of countless hours of work with its followers: America’s most popular high-end restaurants. The list is long, thorough, and leaves you hungry for fine dining! Have you been to any of these locations? Share your experiences and list suggestions in the comments!

America’s Most Popular High-End Restaurants

by Conrad on May 15, 2012 | UrbanSpoon.com

Alinea, Chicago, ILUrbanspoon has recently undertaken the largest ever review of American dining behavior data, taking into consideration over 600,000 restaurants, millions of reviews, and a billion pageviews’ worth of user behavior. The result is a list of 250 dining establishments that received the most attention from professional food critics, food bloggers, and the general dining public across Urbanspoon’s website and smartphone apps.

The list below represents those super hot, $$$$ restaurants that received the most coverage across the the foodie community as well as from regular diners. Getting a Friday night table will require some advance planning, but the sheer popularity of these destinations ensures you’ll be treated to a memorable gastronomical event.

SEE THE LIST

Gayot’s Restaurant Review Issue Predicts Top 10 in 2012

29 Mar

Gayot.com

Gayot has recently published their list of “Top 10 New Restaurants in THE U.S. In 2012.” Each restaurant has a written review and an accompanying gallery of images, and several restaurants also have videos.
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Below is the article’s introduction, as well as the compiled list of top restaurants with corresponding links. Find the full article by following this link to Gayot’s website.

2012 Top 10 New Restaurants in the U.S.

It’s no surprise that some of the country’s best new restaurants are run by big name chefs. In the West, we see molecular artistry displayed from the likes of Dominique Crenn, while star chefs Michel Richard and Wolfgang Puck bring their polished magic to top hotels. To the East, David Bouley has teamed up with a chef from the Far East — Yoshiki Tsuji of the Tsuji Cooking Institute in Osaka — to open a rarified Japanese spot in TriBeCa. Despite challenging financial times, or perhaps because of them, we can look to these ten exceptional new restaurants to help stimulate our imaginations, our appetites and our gastronomic passions.

View top 10

1. a.kitchen
Bryan Sikora
Philadelphia, PA

2. Atelier Crenn
Dominique Crenn

San Francisco, CA
Thomas Ciszak
Morristown, NJ
David Bouley
New York, NY
Michel Richard
Las Vegas, NV
Fabio Trabocchi
Washington, DC
Giuseppe Tentori
Chicago, IL
Makoto Okuwa
Bal Harbour, FL
Soren Pedersen
Houston, TX
Wolfgang puck
Los Angeles, LA

Food and Cinema… What’s Your Favorite Combo?

3 Aug

Sometimes you want to enjoy food both by eating it and by thinking about it. If you’re a little tired of the cooking channel, the following list might be helpful to you. We recently came across a blog called Foodista, which has a selection of tasty recipes, ideas, and advice on all things food-related. One of the posts, 10 Fabulous Food Inspired Movies, stuck out, because it has a number of suggestions for the best foodie movies to watch.

We included a few titles from the list, and encourage you to check out the post on Foodista.com for yourself to see the rest of their ideas.

Top 5 of the Foodista’s Top 10 list:

1.Eat, Drink, Man, Women

2.Like Water For Chocolate

3.Ratatouille

4.Fried Green Tomatoes

5.Mostly Martha

Now it’s your turn- add your own movies to this list!

Cream of the Parlor Crop: The Top 50 Ice Cream Spots!

27 Jul

We went on an online voyage this week to discover how US residents liked their ice cream -and where. We sifted through an enormous number of sites, and here’s what we found out:

Our favorite answer comes from USA Today. They conducted a poll asking readers to share their favorite ice cream parlor, and then aggregated the results by state. That’s a huge list! We’ve included a few of the states in this post – for the full 50-state list, CLICK THIS LINK!

What’s YOUR favorite ice cream spot??

Florida

Every Friday at Jersey Creamery in McIntosh, Karen DeConna makes her small-batch ice cream in an 1880 train depot. That’s when you get the freshest scoop right out of the machine. Her dense product draws its sweetness from fruit rather than sugar. Summer flavors blueberry, peach and mango are best enjoyed in a rocking chair on the big porch. 22050A N. Highway 441; 352-317-8060

Recommended by Patricia Letakis, executive editor of Florida Travel + Life magazine

Pennsylvania

Berkey Creamery, a Penn State institution since 1896, is the nation’s largest university creamery, with much of the main ingredient (milk) coming from the university’s own cows. Some of the 100 or so flavors (20 available at any one time) reflect the State College academic setting. There’s peachy Paterno (peach flavored with sliced peaches) named for coach Joe Paterno and alumni swirl (vanilla with Swiss mocha chips and blueberry swirl). 119 Food Science Building, University Park; 814-865-7535; creamery.psu.edu

Recommended by Timothy Brixius, contributor, savvygrouse.com

North Carolina

Known for ice cream made fresh, in-house each week, Yum Yum Better Ice Cream serves cups, cones and milkshakes. Owned and operated by the same family since 1906 and set in the heart of the University of North Carolina Greensboro community, Yum Yum draws a mix of students and locals craving a delicious treat. 1219 Spring Garden St.; 336-272-8284

Recommended by John Batchelor, restaurant reviewer for the Greensboro News and Record

South Carolina

Located on Lady’s Island in the coastal town of Beaufort, Berry Island Ice Cream Cafe offers 24 flavors at a time. Try a scoop of a standby called the Prince of Tides, a favorite of Barbra Streisand when she was in town making the movie based on Pat Conroy’s novel. It’s coffee-almond fudge, but the name is pure South Carolina. 1 Merchant Lane, #102; 843-524-8779; berryislandcafe.com.

Recommended by Sid Evans, editor of Garden & Gun magazine