The internet is a magical place, folks. It's filled with weird YouTube videos, scams, niche memes that only a few understand, and a boatload of awesome meatball recipes. Luckily for you, Joonbug.com sifted through the latter pile and found the most baller (see what we did there?) ways to celebrate National Meatball Day! If you're looking for a way to spice up drab spaghetti, are crazy for all things spherical, or just want to find a good vegetarian substitute, you've come to the right place.
Located just a few blocks away from Wall Street, it seems that Tres Carnes is the new wolf in town. With the opening of their third location in the Financial District, Tres Carnes has given the Chipotle across the street some serious competition. The Texican restaurant has only been open for a few weeks and business has been flowing since. The great part about Tres Carnes is that the meat is made fresh daily and you can absolutely taste the freshness in every bite. The brisket and pork slowly smokes for about 16 hours, whereas the chicken smokes for 1-5 hours.
It's about time someone did it, and by "it" we mean invent the bacon bowl. When creator Thom Jensen found himself in search of a way to make a serving dish as meaty as possible, he fell short of options. The solution? He created the Perfect Bacon Bowl, a product that allows you to produce a crispy, perfectly cooked version at home. Ellen's Stardust Diner, which will soon be featuring the food item on their menu, invited Joonbug.com to try these tasty treats this very morning.
Yep, that's right: Taco Bell has officially announced that they're doing breakfast in a way only Taco Bell can. Items gracing the menu include the AM Crunchwrap (filled with eggs, cheese, a hashbrown, and meat), the well-publicized Waffle Taco (meat, egg, and cheese in a waffle shell), and AM Grilled Taco (a quesdilla-like item with eggs, cheese, and meat). Additionally, America's favorite fast food Mexican joint is now offering their Cinnabon Delights (bite-size pastries filled with Cinnabon frosting) with your morning coffee or orange juice.
Served from 7am to 11am, the breakfast items will be available starting March 27.
LA is a city built for food, we don’t care what anyone else tells you. Every year, culinary masters from all over the globe follow their dreams and find themselves in this smoggy metropolis, ready to tease and tantalize our pallets with their wares. This relentless cycle of new talent presents dazzling new trends, and we're not just talking about beet salad and the rise of the Brussel’s sprout (be warned: celery will be back). We're talking about trends in service, economics, and culture. And in keeping up with the Joneses, many of LA’s elder statesmen have lost their way, which is why we were so refreshed to learn that Bagatelle LA is bringing back brunch in a big way. A back-to-basics big way.
Blue Olive Market, an eatery featuring fresh ingredients and traditional Greek favorites, kicked off their first ever Weekly Wine Tasting and Pairing Event last Friday. Joonbug sampled the specially designed three-course meal (including expertly paired wines for each dish), and let us tell you: We were impressed.
This Mediterranean marketplace; comprised of various food stations, a marble wine bar, and small eating area; made its grand debut last month. With a focus on organic ingredients and fine imports, the hot spot prides itself on chef-centric cuisine and authentic Greek hospitatlity. They also house the best frozen yogurt we've ever tasted. That's right. Out of all the Pinkberry and wannabes in the world, this place's Greek fro-yo beats them all, hands down. But we'll get to that later.
We've heard all the old adages about curing hangovers (think "hair of the dog") and tricks for pacing yourself (match one glass of water for every drink you have) when preparing for a night of binge drinking. We've even heard that the best thing for a hangover is a greasy breakfast at the local diner. However, what about the food you eat before you go out for the night? St. Paddy's Day is around the corner, and we decided we'd give you some culinary suggestions for that bar crawl we know you're planning. Here are some appropriately festive recipes, featuring all of the calorie-laden goodness you need to line that tummy for our nation's best drinking holiday.
It’s that time of year again, foodies: The James Beard Foundation has announced their list of semifinalists for the James Beard Foundation Awards. Ever since Josh Ozersky, longtime Grub Street writer, leaked the once-internal list of semifinalists seven years ago, people in the food world have anticipated the (willing) release of the list every year.
In the grain game, wheat is losing the popularity contest as other, healthier forms take center stage: flaxseed, quinoa, steel cut oats, millet, buckwheat, barley, spelt, rye and faro, to name a few.
The industry has exploded with a whole array of whole grain manufactured foods and food stuffs made with other grains. There is a growing need for these things it seems because of the populace having either wheat intolerance or for the idea that other grains are healthier than wheat itself. Therefore, why not explore this facet of the food environment? Presenting to you some of these products currently on the market, plus some places in the city which specialize in creating dishes with these alternatives.
When you think of restaurants in New Jersey with sensational views, Edgewater or Hoboken most likely come to mind. Jersey City is home to Maritime Parc, a restaurant with a calm atmosphere, pleasant walkway, and an incredible view of New York City. We met the owner/chef of Maritime Parc, Christopher Siversen, who was very welcoming and down to earth. The French Culinary graduate and father of two did an impeccable job with his delicatable menu and it was an honor to have him cook for us.