Sunday, November 25, 2007

Where you will eat next Black Friday

In Chico, California this Thanksgiving weekend, the streets seemed empty until Friday evening. Then, suddenly, crowds formed outside a small restaurant whose food was the antithesis of turkey, stuffing and pie. Sushi, what else? You had to wait an hour to get into the Rawbar on Main St.. How do I know? I had the same idea.

What became the substitute we could all agree on? Why, tapas at a wine bar. That filled up, too, but later--probably after sushi hopefuls had given up on getting in.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Eating goose liver pate in Chicago

My favorite hideaway, Café Bernard has sold paté for decades. Now they don't because it's outlawed in Chicago--but that doesn't mean you can't eat it. Now you order the cornichons and they GIVE your the paté.

A perfect French solution, no laws are broken but neither are they followed.