Food

Hawkers to move its headquarters to Church Street, Nova Restaurant closes, plus more in our weekly food roundup

Look for The Glass Knife, a swanky new café/pâtisserie, to open this Friday on South Orlando Avenue in Winter Park … The folks behind the Tamale Co. food truck will open Tamale & Co. Take Out in the former Kalienne’s Bakeshop space in Altamonte Springs … The Patina Restaurant Group will launch three concepts in Disney Springs early next year: Maria & Enzo’s, Enzo’s Hideaway and Pizza Ponte … Noodles …

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Whole Foods Chicken Supplier Plans to Triple Its Output With Organic Booming

Americans can’t seem to get enough organic chicken, driving the U.S.’s oldest chicken brand to break ground on a new plant in the Northeast. Bell & Evans, a supplier to Whole Foods Market Inc., is set to triple its total production by constructing a new Pennsylvania processing facility, with an eye to increasing its organic output along with more flavorful birds. …

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Williams Sonoma Artisan Stories: Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company

For three generations, the Giacomini family has been raising cows in Marin County, California —and 17 years ago, a decision to start turning the cows’ organic milk into unique cheeses changed the trajectory of the family business forever. Along with their parents, Bob and Dean Giacomini, today three Giacomini sisters—Diana Giacomini Hagan, Lynn Giacomini Stray and Jill Giacomini Basch —own …

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Maravilloso! 8 Restaurants for Day of the Dead(Halloween) Celebrations 2017

The annual Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos – which runs from Halloween evening through Thursday, November 2 this year – honors lost family and friends. Altars are built and bedecked with photos of the dead, along with their favorite foods and drinks to help sustain them in the afterlife. These restaurants are running specials or holding their own celebrations to …

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Scary Sweets: 7 Halloween Desserts for a Spirited Finish

Here are seven Halloween desserts for revelers – no costume necessary. It’s trick-or-treating time! To get in the spirit of the season, pastry chefs are designing spine-chilling sweets that evoke the symbols of the day. The Black Skull Cake at The Blvd, Beverly Hills, California Wrap your head around this sweet skullduggery. Executive pastry chef Chris Ford layers bitter chocolate …

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The 10 Hottest Restaurants in Toronto Right Now

Toronto is on the rise – literally. Towering condos and chic new restaurants are popping up all over downtown and starting to spread to the city’s quaint outer neighborhoods. This East Coast city is Canada’s fastest-growing urban area and one of North America’s most underrated food destinations. These are the hottest restaurants in Toronto, so make a reservation to sample …

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Eleven Madison Park Is Serving 10-oz. of Coffee for $48

 There is no skimping at the newly reopened Eleven Madison Park. When the world’s No. 1 restaurant shutdown to renovate this summer, chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara wanted to craft everything to their specifications, all the way down to custom-made china and flatware designed by their architect. That no-compromise approach to the new EMP extends all the way …

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Where to Treat Yourself with Truffles: Limited-Time Flavors to Fall for

There may not be much to dig about their appearance, but truffles ’ savory, earthy flavor provides plenty of reasons to pig out. Case in point? Seasonal specialties, like mouth-watering roast chicken before a roaring fireplace, unique takes, such as gyoza with truffled ponzu, and even burgundy truffle ice cream. Find out which truffle dishes have us splurging this autumn. …

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Orlando ranks as third best American city for vegan and vegetarian

The City Beautiful just became a lot greener, as it was named the third best vegan and vegetarian -friendly city in the U.S. (Sanctum Cafe, photo by Rob Bartlett) According to Wallethub, a 2016 Harris Poll commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 15 categories. Collected data ranged anywhere from the percentage of restaurants serving meatless …

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Fit for a Queen: 12 Royally Good Gin Cocktails to Order Now

An erstwhile ingredient in herbal medicines, gin has a longstanding connection to British culture, so it’s not surprising that it’s one of her favorites. While we can’t recall a time when gin was out of fashion, it’s getting a new wave of love from bar managers and mixologists. Heck, even the Queen of England reportedly loves a daily gin cocktail …

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