Crank & Boom Waffles, More Lex BBQ, Coffee Better Than Water, Paw Paw Hand Pies, & More! In the Weekly Miscellany
Crank & Boom Ice Cream Lounge is having a Waffle Brunch Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 17-18. Yum.
Malone’s group to open Meats BBQ Mkt in Landsdowne Shoppes on October 19: “This is no ordinary barrel-shaped smoker. Inside the outbuilding are three hardwood-fired smokers that each can hold more than 2,000 pounds of hand-rubbed meat.” (And Alabama white sauce isn’t “unusual.” I have a bottle in my fridge right now.)
Louisville’s 2nd Annual Fried Chicken Throwdown is tomorrow, Saturday, October 17, 12 PM – 5PM.
Rona Roberts reports on Country Rock Sorghum’s latest cook.
Michael Pendley explores Paw Paws, The Best Wild Fruit You’ve Never Heard Of and tells us how to make paw paw hand pies…wait, what?!
Next Saturday, October 24, is a big food day in Lexington. The Incredible Food Show will be at Lexington Center (Rupp Arena) from 9 AM – 5 PM. At Whitaker Ball Park from 3 PM – 10 PM will be the Feeder’s Cup Invitational with loads of area food trucks. You may want to fast for a couple of days beforehand.
Danny Meyer banishes tipping and raises prices in New York.“So by incorporating everything in the menu prices, and therefore having it be the restaurant’s responsibility to pay everybody a fair wage, we think we have the opportunity to make a great place to work for everybody — not just servers, but also for our cooks.”
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“Coffee can actually be a great alternative to water.” This has really been my philosophy for some time now, but science once again catches up to folk wisdom: “It’s high in natural polyphenols, which are micronutrients to which scientists are increasingly attributing a role in the prevention of degenerative illnesses like cancer, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.”
A cream cheese ganache berry tart from Bluegrass Baking Company? Sign me up!