Monthly Archives: September 2011

Eat Real Fest Rocks(Again)

The Eat Real festival was particularly great this year. Attendance was up, but lines were shorter due to better organization. Our only regret is that we sold out of pig on Saturday. My personal favorites include Chac Mool ( Comida Yucateca), Chairman Bao, Savoy Catering’s Thai sausage, and the 4505 burger. By the way, if [...]
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Dessert A sidreria is, like it sounds, a place where they make cider. The apples are pressed and the juice is allowed to spontaneously  ferment in giant barrels. No yeast, sugar, or water is added. Over time, sidrerias have evolved into informal country restaurants. The food is placed in the center of the table for all [...]
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Chop Bar Is Not Presently Affiliated With Any Other Restaurants

  Hi, Folks, I’d like to clear up some rumors that have been circulating about Chop Bar and some other restaurants. I’ve read on Chowhound and in some other places that we’re affiliated with 1015 Clay and a new club called Vitus. We’re not. Jesse, who was part of the team here but left back in [...]
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Lots of Events, Vacation Bore Alert

Hi, folks, I’m back. This week, with a little technical assistance from Analisa at Hyperarts, I’ll be posting some photos and video from my visit to the Basque country. My favorite bits include lunch at Arzak, fish tacos and tequila at a sociedad, and dinner at a sidreria. Chris found a guy who is [...]
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