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Willis Loughhead at Country

Had a very fine evening last week enjoying a press/blogger dinner sponsored by Arm & Hammer at Country ... the recently renovated Carlton Hotel is very luxurious and comfortable in the Neo-Classical style.

Cocktails and dinner were served on the second floor over-looking the lobby. It was a sight to behold with the lovely chandeliers and Roman style mosaic-tiled floors. The executive chef, Willis Loughhead, presented us with a wonderful series of his creations, running from cod cheeks to pig ears. Wonderful service and lovely French wine.

Learned much about Arm & Hammer and their baking soda ... The next morning, I brought out my silver-plated soup ladle and polished with baking soda - what a brilliant shine! For many more uses of baking soda, see Peter Ciullo's "Baking Soda Bonanza."

Lauren Steinhorn and her crew from Edelman were magnificent ... it was a great pleasure to meet everyone.

Country, web site, 90 Madison Avenue, at 29th Street, New York, 212-889-7100 [savory ny]

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Posted July 22, 2008 10:07 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  American , Midtown   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)


Excellent BBQ near Williamsburg, VA - Hog Wild Smokehouse

Gracious service, excellent food.

Must try's: the collard greens, pulled pork, pear cobbler (in season), sweet potato pie.








Five kinds of sauces in a recycled 6-pack carrier






Mr. Bill's Oyster Feast, with barbeque beans






Combo: ribs, pulled pork, Stewed green beans, cheesy cornbread, collard greens

Hog Wild Smokehouse, web site, 8864 Richmond Road, Toano, VA 23168 757-741-2515 [Yelp | dailypress.com]




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Posted November 22, 2007 11:27 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  American , Virginia   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Burke Bar Cafe and Burke in the Box at Bloomingdales

Burke Bar Cafe and Burke in the Box at Bloomingdales ... serves a variety of dishes ... including the excellent sliders and incredible fries ... the margherita pizza was excellent ... as were the braised spare ribs ...


Burke Bar Cafe pretzels

The bread basket contains excellent pretzels


Burke Bar Cafe sliders with fries
Burke Bar Cafe sliders with fries


Burke Bar Cafe sliders with fries
Burke Bar Cafe sliders with incredible fries - the fries are crispy, not soggy


Burke Bar Cafe fries are excellent
Burke Bar Cafe fries are excellent - this is the bottom of the container


David Burke bacon Flavor Spray
David Burke bacon flavor spray for use on the sliders
- an interesting way to add bacon flavor with 0 calories


Burke Bar Cafe margherita pizza
Burke Bar Cafe margherita pizza - Excellent! - Adam, come review this!


Burke Bar Cafe braised spareribs
Burke Bar Cafe braised spareribs - very good


David Burke (r) stopped by - a very gracious host
David Burke (r) stopped by - a very gracious host


(previous reviews Previous reviews in This Week in NYC Reviews (TWIR): Slashfood and A Hamburger Today (TWIR, December 16, 2005))

general web site, Burke in the Box web site, 1000 Third Avenue, 59th Street entrance, between Lexington and Third Avenues, 212-705-3800 [NY | The Strong Buzz | Daily News]



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Posted January 17, 2006 01:17 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  American , Hamburgers , Mid-Town   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)