August 14, 2015 |
Local hot sauce goes national Yong Chi, owner of Giwa, the Korean fast-casual favorite, is going national with his Yong's Korean Hot Sauce, a variation on the traditional bibimbap topper, made with red pepper, sesame oil, vinegar, and tamari. "A lot of hot sauce only brings heat. This is tangy, spicy and sweet. 'Deliciously Spicy' is our tagline," he said. It is selling at Whole Foods across the Mid-Atlantic and in more than 100 Kroger stores, and there are plans to roll out a Korean barbecue sauce in September.
July 26, 2015 |
SEA ISLE CITY - Any hot sauce you can find in a surf shop lined up in rows like the next artisan sunscreen or surf wax maybe means its creators have got something figured out. For the Jersey Shore guys behind Hank Sauce, which has taken the red-hot red-hot-sauce market by storm in the last few years, having their friends at Heritage Surf sell their sauce was a no-brainer. So was opening up a restaurant on Landis Avenue in the south end of Sea Isle, at 86th Street. Brian "Hank" Ruxton, after all, was an accomplished and creative chef who started out making the sauce for his friends at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla. When Matt Pittaluga, now 28, decided to create a logo and bottle design for a college project, the business model seemed to coalesce like a well-formed set of waves.
February 20, 2015
L ALIT KALANI, 31, of Bella Vista, co-founded Bandar Foods, which premiered its Indian hot sauces on Kickstarter in 2012. The sauces, sold at Whole Foods and other retailers, are inspired by Indian condiment flavors like spicy mango and mint cilantro. Kalani oversees production, while co-founder Dan Garblik, 32, of San Francisco, heads marketing. I spoke with Kalani. Q: How'd you and Dan come up with the idea? A: We were MBA classmates at Wharton. Dan went to an Indian restaurant here and asked for hot sauce and got Tabasco.
January 22, 2015
The truck: Our mouths started watering as soon as we saw Ricardo Barbosa's Casa Brazil on 33rd Street, on Drexel University's campus. The truck, which opened in June, features a photo of juicy meat over an open flame - basically the only two things you need in life, when you really think about it. Concept: Culinary creativity is great, but there's something to be said for simple dishes done right. That's what drew us to Casa Brazil - the sirloin steak, lightly seasoned and cooked to perfection.
February 11, 2013 |
APALACHICOLA, Fla. - For oyster lovers, Apalachicola is Florida's pearl. There are many reasons to visit Franklin County, the collection of tiny Panhandle communities often called the "forgotten coast" because of its non-touristy, Old Florida vibe - the uncrowded, pet-friendly beaches on St. George Island, the St. James Bay Golf Resort in Carrabelle, charter fishing in Alligator Point, and bird-watching in Eastpoint. For many people, though, there's nothing as satisfying as Apalachicola's world-famous oysters.
January 11, 2013
What to eat: Halal (food that meets Islamic dietary laws) chicken, lamb, falafel or tilapia platters with rice, lettuce, tomato and onion are $5 - soda or water included! Sizable portions, too. Sandwiches and a drink are $4. Go with the creamy white sauce or the hot sauce, or both. Eat for less after you "dress for less" at the Ross store nearby. Don't miss: Halal chicken platters are popular for a reason: They're consistently good. Tender - not greasy or fatty - morsels of chicken with a shot of hot sauce make the perfect quick lunch.
January 3, 2013 |
Sometimes failure can end up tasting pretty good. It certainly was the case with these meatballs. I'd been aiming to create a solidly delicious, all-purpose meatball suitable for tossing with marinara over spaghetti. Except it didn't quite work out that way. The meatballs, while certainly delicious, were both too tangy and too sweet to pair with your basic pasta sauce. And they certainly didn't agree with the mandatory Parmesan that spaghetti calls for. So I tried them in a curry sauce.
July 12, 2012 |
LOOKS LIKE new Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is putting down roots. TMZ reported that Manning, who signed with Denver in March after being released by the Colts, purchased a 16,000 square foot mansion in a suburb of the Mile High City. The home, which has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, an elevator, and a seven-car garage, cost a little over $4.5 million. A pittance to Manning who signed a 5-year deal worth $96 million. Diss Bud for Rays Before attending Tuesday's All-Star game, baseball commissioner Bud Selig took a shot at the Tampa Bay Rays' low attendance total for the season.
May 31, 2012
Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce 3 pounds rhubarb (about 9 cups), trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch slices 1 medium red onion, diced (about 3/4 cup) 2 cups raisins, chopped 1 medium orange habanero pepper, seeded and minced (reserve seeds to adjust heat at the end) 2 cups brown sugar 3/4 cup honey 3/4 cup cider vinegar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon sea salt If canning, prepare canner, jars and lids.