Posts Tagged ‘ cuisine ’

Friday Facts: Taupe, Bertram Cates, Waspgrass

Friday Facts: Taupe, Bertram Cates, Waspgrass

:: As temperatures start to warm up, we would like to offer a reminder that a city ordinance passed last year makes public male toplessness illegal in the area bordered by 4th St, Gordon Ave, 57th St, and Burton Blvd. :: Several street name re-dedications are scheduled for summer 2007 including: Rue de la Meuse…

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City loses hummus title

City loses hummus title

Ferran Habash may be out of the record books for now, but he’s confident he’ll be back. Habash is the owner of Ferran’s Middle Eastern Restaurant (429 Kerchavel), until recently the world-record holder for World’s Largest Vat of Hummus. In July of 2003, Habash and his staff prepared 3,300 gallons (15,000 liters) of hummus in…

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Friday Facts: Leftover Cod, Pauline, Selleck-san

Friday Facts: Leftover Cod, Pauline, Selleck-san

:: The Mid-Town Lions Club has decided to carry over their popular Friday Fish Fries, normally only held on Fridays during Lent, throughout the rest of April. “Well, we’ve got all these fish still lying around, so why not?” said president Mark Pembroke. :: Thirty-five percent of the steel used in municipal construction since January…

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What a Character!: The Spaghetti Giant

What a Character!: The Spaghetti Giant

A recurring series in which we take a look back at the city’s most familiar advertising icons. What stands twenty-five feet tall, wears a toga with a garland of grape leaves and was a fixture of the city’s “Restaurant Row” for thirty-five years? If you said “The Spaghetti Giant,” then are you ever correct! Between…

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Friday Facts: Arby’s, Old Sparky, Pope Pius Ate Here

Friday Facts: Arby’s, Old Sparky, Pope Pius Ate Here

:: The city’s first legal execution was in 1843. The last was in 1922. :: For a few years, after the West Side Prison was decommissioned in 1953 and turned into a community center, the old electric chair was used as Santa’s throne for the annual Police Athletic League Annual Children’s Christmas Jubilee. It was…

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Photos of (Chinese) Food

Photos of (Chinese) Food

Chances are, if you’ve stood in a Chinese takeout restaurant at any time in the last thirty-eight years or so, staring up at the menu whole deciding what to order, you’ve seen the work of Chroma Specialized Photographic Services, Ltd. (CSPS). They’re the country’s foremost photographers of menu items for Chinese food and happen to…

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How would you like your dog?

How would you like your dog?

This is a city which has never had its own hot dog. Perhaps I should amend that, slightly. This is a city which has never had its own successful hot dog. This not because there’s a lack of interest in the things or a lack of trying. The two dominant styles which have won citizens…

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