Diner – Dining In BC http://dininginbc.com/ Mon, 16 May 2022 10:12:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://dininginbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1-150x150.png Diner – Dining In BC http://dininginbc.com/ 32 32 The WITH Grace Initiative Partners with Prestige Diner to Benefit Childhood Cancer Research https://dininginbc.com/the-with-grace-initiative-partners-with-prestige-diner-to-benefit-childhood-cancer-research/ Mon, 16 May 2022 10:12:49 +0000 https://dininginbc.com/the-with-grace-initiative-partners-with-prestige-diner-to-benefit-childhood-cancer-research/ the WITH Grace Initiative and Prestige Diner & Restaurant located at 1318 Springfield Ave. in New Providence have teamed up to support childhood cancer warriors, their families and research for the second annual Dine Out WITH Grace event. Share good food for a good cause on Thursday May 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. […]]]>

the WITH Grace Initiative and Prestige Diner & Restaurant located at 1318 Springfield Ave. in New Providence have teamed up to support childhood cancer warriors, their families and research for the second annual Dine Out WITH Grace event. Share good food for a good cause on Thursday May 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Prestige Diner generously offers its terrace and a fixed price menu to support the cause. Adults can get a 3-course prix fixe menu with an adult drink, and there’s also a kids’ menu and a take-out option. Click here record.

Pediatric cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children, and you may know someone’s child who has been diagnosed. This event was created to help support research to end this harmful disease and give children the childhood they deserve.

The WITH Grace initiative was started by a local childhood brain tumor survivor to provide care packages and connections to those affected by childhood cancer while advocating and raising much-needed research funds for this cause. The initiative has served families in 14 states and continues to raise awareness for this cause at the state, national and international level.

Initiate. Make an impact. With grace. Please contact hello@WITHGraceInitiative.org for more information.

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Michigan’s Best Local Foods: Fuzzy Fans Love the Restaurant’s Homemade Strawberry Shortcake https://dininginbc.com/michigans-best-local-foods-fuzzy-fans-love-the-restaurants-homemade-strawberry-shortcake/ Sat, 14 May 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://dininginbc.com/michigans-best-local-foods-fuzzy-fans-love-the-restaurants-homemade-strawberry-shortcake/ SAGINAW, MI – With warm, sunny weather forecast, it’s the perfect time to treat yourself to an ice cream sundae at Fuzzy’s Restaurant. From homemade strawberry shortcake to caramel sundaes to hand-dipped ice cream, Fuzzy’s has something for just about everyone. Strawberry shortcake is a best seller. Fuzzy’s owner, Elaine Zestos-Tambouridis, said the beloved dessert […]]]>

SAGINAW, MI – With warm, sunny weather forecast, it’s the perfect time to treat yourself to an ice cream sundae at Fuzzy’s Restaurant.

From homemade strawberry shortcake to caramel sundaes to hand-dipped ice cream, Fuzzy’s has something for just about everyone.

Strawberry shortcake is a best seller. Fuzzy’s owner, Elaine Zestos-Tambouridis, said the beloved dessert starts with a warm homemade cookie, then is topped with strawberries, whipped cream and vanilla ice cream.

Another big hit was Fuzzy’s “Orange Freeze” featuring orange sherbet and Sprite.

“It’s very refreshing on hot summer days,” she says.

Fuzzy’s also offers sundaes in a variety of flavors, including pineapple, strawberry, hot fudge and caramel, and hand-dipped ice cream. Kids are especially drawn to the ice cream shop’s more colorful and whimsical flavors like Superman, Blue Moon, Play-Doh, and cotton candy.

“Kids love it,” she says. “My favorite, because I’m an elder, is buttered pecans.”

Fuzzy’s, located at 1924 Court St., also offers breakfasts, sandwiches, burgers and more. To find Restaurant Fuzzy on Facebook or visit fuzzysicecreamanddiner.com for more information.

Would you like MLive to feature your restaurant on Michigan’s Best Local Food list? Send details, including business name, address and most popular menu item, to Heather Jordan at hjordan@mlive.com.

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South Bank’s decadent Fine-Diner Bacchus reopens this month after a two-year hiatus https://dininginbc.com/south-banks-decadent-fine-diner-bacchus-reopens-this-month-after-a-two-year-hiatus/ Thu, 12 May 2022 03:33:04 +0000 https://dininginbc.com/south-banks-decadent-fine-diner-bacchus-reopens-this-month-after-a-two-year-hiatus/ Whether serving truffle tastings, hosting premium wine tastings, or just cooking up their usual menu, Bacchus was one of Brisbane’s go-to spots for an indulgent dining experience before the pandemic. . For the past two years, however, it’s been one of the things the city has been missing in these chaotic times – but that […]]]>

Whether serving truffle tastings, hosting premium wine tastings, or just cooking up their usual menu, Bacchus was one of Brisbane’s go-to spots for an indulgent dining experience before the pandemic. . For the past two years, however, it’s been one of the things the city has been missing in these chaotic times – but that will change on Friday, May 20.

After a two-year hiatus, the chic South Bank restaurant is reopening its doors to once again offer Brisbanites its decadent dining experience. The ornate, old-world look is still in place, but the space has had a slight overhaul, including via a new color palette that emphasizes deep mahogany, tobacco, and teal.

And, Executive Chef Matthew Wood (ex-Stokehouse, Aria Brisbane, Urbane and Hilton Brisbane) and Executive Chef Isaia Dal Fiume (who began his career at the two-star Michelin restaurant San Domenico in Imola, Italy) now oversee the menu. Under their rule, diners can expect a strong focus on responsibly sourced, seasonally-focused Australian produce – and a wine list that includes over 600 wines, plus an impressive cheese trolley.

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The entrée features kangaroo tartare with beetroot and camel cheese; lobster in champagne with macadamia nuts, red cabbage and tarragon; and mushrooms with smoked burrata and mushroom broth. They are joined by seven mains, including Brisbane Valley quail-based risotto, Tasmanian sea urchin-based tagliolini, Glacier 51 Heard Island toothfish paired with celeriac and celeriac textures, and two dishes featuring Queensland wagyu.

For dessert, when you don’t opt ​​for chamomile and honey or spicy pineapple with coconut and lime sorbet, there’s also the chocolate cigar — coffee, gianduja cream, smoked mousse and whiskey ice cream Irish.

Also part of the revitalized Bacchus: an 11-course tasting – including a vegan option – with or without matching wines, classic cocktails at the bar and a deluxe high tea that makes lemon meringue pies, tiramisu spheres, a quiche Lorraine and more.

Find Bacchus on Level 1 of Rydges South Bank, 9 Glenelg Street, South Brisbane, from Friday 20 May. For more information or to make a reservation, go to the restaurant’s website.

Posted on May 12, 2022 by

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Businesses concerned about construction along Main Street in Indian Orchard https://dininginbc.com/businesses-concerned-about-construction-along-main-street-in-indian-orchard/ Mon, 09 May 2022 19:53:00 +0000 https://dininginbc.com/businesses-concerned-about-construction-along-main-street-in-indian-orchard/ SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) – What started as a construction project to help businesses and restaurants in Indian Orchard now has a restaurant owner who fears it may have to close. The ongoing construction, Hanna Kucharczyk said, has removed parking spaces in front of her restaurant and made it difficult for most of her older clientele […]]]>

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) – What started as a construction project to help businesses and restaurants in Indian Orchard now has a restaurant owner who fears it may have to close.

The ongoing construction, Hanna Kucharczyk said, has removed parking spaces in front of her restaurant and made it difficult for most of her older clientele to dine there.

“Right now, you see yourself. It’s an empty place and I’m telling you yesterday was very slow,” said Kucharczyk, owner of Hanna’s Diner and Deli Shoppe.

Mother’s Day, which is usually one of the best working days of the year at Hanna’s Diner and Deli Shoppe, has been eerily quiet this year, Kucharczyk told Western Mass News.

“If I’m going to be that slow, then I’ll close because there’s no money. No money, no paid employees, no paid bills,” Kucharczyk explained.

Kucharczyk’s restaurant, located at the intersection of Main Street in Indian Orchard and Pinevale Street in Springfield, is affected by a traffic project to improve pedestrian safety in the neighborhood, which includes reducing Main Street from four lanes to two lanes, the addition of crosswalks, and additional parking spaces.

However, in the meantime, this has reduced the number of parking spaces available outside the restaurant for its older clientele.

“I’m disabled myself, so I myself know what it’s like to try to cross that street. [Reporter: how is it?] Terrible,” said Linda Yarber of Springfield.

We raised our concerns with State Representative Orlando Ramos, who was on city council when the finances for the project, awarded by MassDOT, were approved last July.

“It will be done shortly… We ask people to be patient, but there will be a pedestrian crossing there… We will make sure there is plenty of disabled parking, plenty of parking accessible,” Ramos said.

Ramos told Western Mass News it was a Springfield Department of Public Works project and he said he confirmed with the city that in-person meetings had been held with business owners beforehand. He also said they are partnering with UMass Amherst to help improve safety while attracting more businesses to Indian Orchard.

“It has a lot of potential to be a food district, which is one of the ideas that I like, and we want to make sure that we give restaurants an opportunity to be successful,” Ramos added.

DPW city officials have not yet responded to our request for comment. We checked in with the office of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. They told us that notice was sent to businesses by MassDOT, the city and the Ward 8 Neighborhood Council.

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Verdict of a secret restaurant on the legendary tapas of the Dial https://dininginbc.com/verdict-of-a-secret-restaurant-on-the-legendary-tapas-of-the-dial/ Sat, 07 May 2022 15:51:11 +0000 https://dininginbc.com/verdict-of-a-secret-restaurant-on-the-legendary-tapas-of-the-dial/ The Dial in downtown Burton has been one of the city’s go-to restaurants for 20 years now. Providing a mix of daily and evening specials and a wide range of drinks, including cocktails, the Station Street restaurant is a place the majority of East Staffordshire diners have sampled. We sent our Secret Service Restaurant to […]]]>

The Dial in downtown Burton has been one of the city’s go-to restaurants for 20 years now. Providing a mix of daily and evening specials and a wide range of drinks, including cocktails, the Station Street restaurant is a place the majority of East Staffordshire diners have sampled.

We sent our Secret Service Restaurant to check out the popular restaurant and review the food, drink, and ambiance. As soon as you enter you are greeted by dim lighting and a range of different dining areas near the front of the restaurant and towards the back.

This is an indication of the size of the dining room. It has all the look and feel of an upscale restaurant you’ll find in London. Our dinner had a table for two reserved for 7pm on a Thursday.

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The table already had its drinks menu laid out – so big it was a booklet. There are drinks for every taste – from soft drinks, including coke and bottled water, to different mocktails and exotic cocktails.

There are also stronger things, including rum, whiskeys and wine. Also on the table was the food menu – including The Dial’s famous tapas menu.

Without hesitation, our secret diner ordered and prepared to feast. That’s what they thought of The Dial.

First impressions

To the rear is what is often considered the main dining area, which accommodates the most tables. However, the restaurant uses all of its space and has several different enclosed spaces.

Some restaurants leave tables squashed, leaving you with no space to move around easily. However, The Dial has always preserved the privacy of its guests and ensured that they are at a comfortable distance from others.

How did the food and drink measure up?

Five minutes after ordering, the drinks arrived. The passionate punch mocktail could have been served to us on a beach in its pineapple-shaped glass. It’s a deliciously tangy orange and passion fruit juice, topped off with lemon and crushed ice.

The dipping buns arrived about five minutes later. We had three little rustic cobs between us, both piping hot and crunchy, served with a bowl of balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

The tapas arrived about 10 minutes after we polished the bread. You can choose from a wide range of tapas specialties.



The passionate punch mocktail

We chose patatas bravas – large potatoes in a rich tomato sauce; Asian pork belly with pak choi; spicy meatballs topped with parmesan shavings; lamb kofkas with Greek salad and tzatziki; sesame seed chicken; and a plate of ribs. We also opted for a side order of fries to complete the meal.

The tapas plates were brought out very quickly together so we could wait until we had everything together to try. My favorite was the Asian pork belly – cooked to perfection, succulent, flavorful and almost dissolves in your mouth.

My guest preferred the sesame seed chicken, which came with a side salad and his own sweet chilli dip. The sticky ribs also came with a bowl to wash your fingers to avoid any mess.



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Just a few tapas

The meat almost slipped off the bone and into the barbecue sauce. The spicy pork meatballs had a spicy side to them, but not so extreme that we needed an emergency glass of water afterwards.

For dessert, it was a tricky decision. Did I try the three different flavored scoops of ice cream that came, with popcorn and marshmallows, or try the intriguing tonka bean panna cotta? It was panna cotta.

Dial’s staff are expert in presentation and this one was no exception. Arriving in a bowl, the panna cotta looked smooth and flavorful, surrounded by walnuts, poached strawberries and strawberry syrup.

It reminded me of a deliciously extravagant breakfast you have outdoors on a summer day. For those who haven’t tried The Dial’s Maltesters cheesecake, you’re missing a trick. It’s white chocolate and crushed Maltesers with vanilla ice cream – what’s not to love?

Would we go back to The Dial?



Tonka bean panna cotta
Tonka bean panna cotta

Absolutely. If you want a super casual yet elegant dining experience, this is the place. It’s an awesome first date idea, but it’s also popular with friends and family who want a classy night out at an affordable price.

Food quality has ensured The Dial’s 20-year success, along with its long list of five-star hygiene reports. It is also excellent value for money for a great evening.

The law project:

Glass of Coke Zero X 2 – £2.95

Passionate Punch Mocktail – £4.95

Patatas Bravas – £4.95

Hot Buns – £4.25

Asian Pork Belly – £5.95

Spicy Pork Meatballs – £5.95

Ribs – £6.95

Lamb Kefta – £7.25

Sesame Seed Chicken – £6.25

Chips – £2.95

White Chocolate and Malteser Cheesecake – £7.25

Tonka bean panna cotta – €7.25

Total – £73.10

* The tour was on a Thursday, arrived around 7pm.

*Staffordshire Live make secret visits to restaurants, takeaways and cafes with a view to providing a fair, balanced and accurate report on customer service and the food on offer. Our hope is that, for the good of the business owner and the customer, we can report positively on the places we visit. However, if our experience is not 100% positive, we are required to report exactly what we find.

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Le Petit Voyageur is home to the inviting Atrium Café – Shaw Local https://dininginbc.com/le-petit-voyageur-is-home-to-the-inviting-atrium-cafe-shaw-local/ Thu, 05 May 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://dininginbc.com/le-petit-voyageur-is-home-to-the-inviting-atrium-cafe-shaw-local/ The sweet tradition of dining at the Atrium Café inside The Little Traveler coincides this year with the 100th anniversary of the unique collection of specialist departments tucked away in a former home on Geneva’s South Third Street. Its website describes the shopping experience as “around the world in 36 rooms.” The Atrium Café offers […]]]>

The sweet tradition of dining at the Atrium Café inside The Little Traveler coincides this year with the 100th anniversary of the unique collection of specialist departments tucked away in a former home on Geneva’s South Third Street.

Its website describes the shopping experience as “around the world in 36 rooms.”

After picking up our favorite grilling sauce from the food, wine and culinary section, we decided to grab a bite to eat at the Atrium Café, a casual place to recharge. Sunlight from skylights streams into the palest pink painted room, complemented by the gentle sound of a central fountain surrounded by colorful faux flowers. Our attentive server brought our lemonade and iced tea and was quick to refill them.

The chicken salad with cranberries from the Atrium Café in Geneva.

My colleague chose the cranberry chicken salad. Not the mayonnaise variety, this wonderful recipe featured roasted chicken breast with cranberries, diced pears, walnuts, and crumbled blue cheese on a bed of mixed greens, and was served with a refreshing raspberry vinaigrette and with nuts. The pear was ripe and paired perfectly with the blue cheese and tender, moist chicken.

A slice of quiche Lorraine from the Atrium Café in downtown Geneva.

I was craving quiche and had a choice of two flavors of the day, one with spinach and cheese, and my selection, a slice of quiche Lorraine, the creamed egg topped with bacon, caramelized onions and of Swiss cheese in a pastry crust. Served with a strawberry garnish, it was a delicious light lunch.

A slice of pecan pie to take away from the Atrium Café in downtown Geneva.

We couldn’t resist taking home a slice of one of the made-from-scratch pies. Our server offered us a wide range of choices and we chose a delicious pecan.

In addition to soft drinks, the cafe offers wine and mimosas. On the sandwich side, entrees that have tried include the lightly sautéed crab cake topped with melted Swiss cheese and served with lemon-dill aioli on a croissant.

From 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sundays, guests can order from the regular lunch menu or enjoy the all-inclusive brunch, an excellent value offering a choice of assorted egg dishes or Swedish pancakes, accompanied by a freshly baked cinnamon roll, two thick slices of applewood smoked bacon, seasoned, oven-roasted country potatoes, and coffee or tea. Reservations are required for Mother’s Day Brunch, as well as formal afternoon teas served Tuesday through Saturday.

People can order whole pies, quiches, soups and other takeout meals from the cafe, which can be reserved for special occasions.

We enjoyed our lunch, and while you are welcome to linger, the efficient service makes it ideal for a quick work break.

As the centennial celebration continues, fans of The Little Traveler can add to its digital scrapbook by detailing what the unique store has meant to them.

• The Mystery Diner is a newsroom employee of the Kane County Chronicle. The identity of the diner is not revealed to the restaurant staff before or during the meal. If the Mystery Diner cannot recommend the establishment, we will not post a review.

IF YOU ARE GOING TO

WHAT: The Atrium Cafe

OR: 404 S. Third St., Geneva

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday

INFORMATION: 630-232-4200, www.petitvoyageur.com

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The Best Restaurants in Ballston Spa, According to Tripadvisor https://dininginbc.com/the-best-restaurants-in-ballston-spa-according-to-tripadvisor/ Tue, 03 May 2022 15:12:16 +0000 https://dininginbc.com/the-best-restaurants-in-ballston-spa-according-to-tripadvisor/ BALLSTON SPA, NY (NEWS10) — If you’re looking for a place to eat in Ballston Spa, there are approximately 60 places to choose from. These are the highest rated restaurants in Ballston Spa, according to Tripadvisor. Get the latest local news, weather, sports and entertainment delivered to your inbox! 10. Route 50 Dinner The Route […]]]>

BALLSTON SPA, NY (NEWS10) — If you’re looking for a place to eat in Ballston Spa, there are approximately 60 places to choose from. These are the highest rated restaurants in Ballston Spa, according to Tripadvisor.

10. Route 50 Dinner

The Route 50 Diner serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and brunch. The restaurant offers vegetarian and vegan options.

  • Rated 4 out of 5 (32 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.5/5)
  • Price: $
  • Address: 2002 Doubleday Avenue
  • Top Review: “The Route 50 Diner at Ballston Spa remains the go-to breakfast spot for my wife and I…and we’re locals. The food is fair and the service is very quick and friendly. The guys in the kitchen make a great breakfast plate every time! We usually go for easy eggs with house fries, Italian toast and sausage. The sausage links are the best I’ve ever had for breakfast. Also enjoy how they honor our military, law enforcement, and emergencies! If you’ve never been to Route 50 Diner… you should give it a try. You will come back for more. — Sun817812

You can view the menu on the Route 50 Diner Facebook page.

9. The Brickworks Tavern

The Brickyard Tavern serves American pub food and is open for lunch and dinner.

  • Rated 4 out of 5 (56 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4/5), Service (4/5), Value for money (4/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Address: 72 Milton Avenue
  • Top Review: “Found this place after spending the day in Saratoga and returning to our rental location. Looked at the menu online and seemed to have something for everyone. Besides the interior, there is had outdoor seating. Great atmosphere our server Sibyl (sp) was very attentive. Food was delicious. If you are in the area stop by you won’t be disappointed.” — 588pattyk

You can see the menu on the Brickyard Tavern website.

8. Factory Restaurant

The Factory Eatery serves American cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner.

  • Rated 3.5 out of 5 (119 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4/5), Service (4/5), Value for money (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4/5)
  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Address: 20 Prospect Street
  • Top Review: “Just ate here yesterday for lunch. We tried a few places before landing here at Ballston Spa and they were either closed or only had a brunch menu at 1pm. The menu is extensive and the food was delicious. We had the turkey dinner and the turkey BLT with fries. Very good and would go again.” — A1buyer

You can see the menu on the factory website.

7. Henry’s Irish Tavern

Henry’s Irish Tavern serves Irish and American cuisine. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and offers vegetarian dishes.

  • Rated 4 out of 5 (105 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4/5), Service (4/5), Value for money (4/5)
  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Address: 19 Front Street
  • Top review: “The staff are amazing. After a few visits, they call me by name, remember my favorite drinks, and put a single woman at ease. I love their food and music, and the customers too! — follies65

You can see menu on Henry’s Tavern website.

6. Planet Coffee

Coffee Planet serves American cuisine. The cafe is open for breakfast and lunch.

  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 (47 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
  • Price: $
  • Address: 100 Milton Avenue
  • Top Review: “They have the best iced coffee and delicious breakfast sandwiches on fresh bagels, a variety of desserts, drinks, etc. A cute and very casual place to check out at Ballston Spa.” — 619crw

You can see the menu on the Coffee Planet website.

5. Front Street Deli

Front Street Deli (credit: Sara Rizzo)

Front Street Deli serves American, Italian and Mexican cuisine. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers vegetarian and vegan options.

  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 (67 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4/5), Service (4/5), Value for money (4/5), Atmosphere (4/5)
  • Price: $
  • Address: 39 Front Street
  • Top Review: “Great place to get freshly made sandwiches to take away quickly and at a great price. We frequently order takeout from here and it’s always fresh and made quickly without a long wait. Great place and the pizza is great too. hartmsc

You can see the menu on the Front Street Deli website.

4. The Whistling Kettle

The whistling kettle (credit: Sara Rizzo)

The Whistling Kettle serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and brunch. The restaurant offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. The Whistling Kettle also has locations in Schenectady and Troy.

  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 (285 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4/5), Value for money (4/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Address: 24 Front Street
  • Top review: “This restaurant was recommended to me by a friend and was bustling with people at lunchtime. Still, we were seated in a timely manner and the service was wonderful. I had the tarragon mushroom chicken crepe and a cup of roasted red pepper with smoked gouda soup, which was delicious. There is also a nice collection of tea and lovely little gifts (candles, magnets, dishes, etc.) for sale.” — reise3

You can see the menu on the Whistling Kettle website.

3. Augie’s Italian family style

Augie’s Family Style Italian serves Italian cuisine and is open for dinner. The restaurant offers vegetarian and vegan dishes. Augie’s also has a take-out location in Saratoga Springs.

  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 (305 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4/5)
  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Address: 17 Lower Street
  • Top Review: “Amazing!!! Went for Father’s Day. Had a reservation but still had to wait five minutes. Good food. Huge portions. All family style. Reasonably priced. Will definitely be back.” — laurabeth81

You can see the menu on the Augie website.

2. Kitchen and bar next door

Next Door Kitchen & Bar (credit: Sara Rizzo)

The Next Door Kitchen & Bar serves American cuisine and is open for dinner. The restaurant offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 (187 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Address: 51 Front Street
  • Top Review: “What a find!! A hidden gem. We didn’t have a reservation so all six of us sat at the bar!! No one wanted a big dinner so we opted for light fare and/or a dessert! Good choice. First of all, the city is fantastic! Looks like a film set at the turn of the century. This restaurant is really cutting edge! The chef is outstanding! The bartender, Dexter was outstanding! A lookalike of Michael Buble “Very efficient. Can’t believe that after coming to this area for 20 years, we just discovered this community!! Wonderful! We will be back!” — countess1

You can see menu on Next Door website.

1. Iron Perch

Iron Roost (credit: Sara Rizzo)

The Iron Roost serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and brunch. The restaurant offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 (242 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Address: 36 Front Street
  • Best Review: “I rarely write a review of a business unless it’s terrible or delicious. It was a delightful experience! I expected the ‘cold covid response’ when we arrived at your door. Quite the opposite! Warm and accommodating. The wait was quite short and when we walked in the service was amazing! The hostess was beautiful and charming, the cashier too. They were very friendly and knowledgeable. The counter group worked with a smile on my face and as a team; great to watch. I was so impressed I tipped the hostess $20 for the counter crew! The food was great and so was the service Thank you for a wonderful experience.” — Pop-Pop2018

You can see the menu on the Iron Roost website.

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Tacoma’s new cafe will employ formerly incarcerated women https://dininginbc.com/tacomas-new-cafe-will-employ-formerly-incarcerated-women/ Sun, 01 May 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://dininginbc.com/tacomas-new-cafe-will-employ-formerly-incarcerated-women/ A Tacoma-based coffee roaster set out to prove that our daily routine can effect positive change in the city it serves by uplifting the people who need a boost the most. Civic Roasters has been supplying its coffee, roasted in a shared facility in Auburn, online and at pop-up markets since 2018. Most recently, Café […]]]>

A Tacoma-based coffee roaster set out to prove that our daily routine can effect positive change in the city it serves by uplifting the people who need a boost the most.

Civic Roasters has been supplying its coffee, roasted in a shared facility in Auburn, online and at pop-up markets since 2018. Most recently, Café Liftbridge on the courthouse square and ALMA have included the brand in their rotating ranges. Later this year, the company — with financial help, the founders hope, from the community — will open a cafe and roastery at 1601 6th Ave. at Hilltop.

Social entrepreneurship is at the heart of Civic, which donates a portion of bag sales to local nonprofits and community groups. Proceeds so far have benefited organizations such as United Way of Pierce County, Northwest Immigrant Rights Projectthe fifties Black Prisoner Caucus and Community crossingswhich engages local youth facing criminal convictions to reconnect them with their communities.

In retail, Civic will be able to achieve an important goal that goes beyond the beauty of a well-brewed cup: to train and employ formerly incarcerated women.

“Our mission is this: we seek to cultivate healthy neighborhoods by strengthening communities,” said founder Benita Ki, who left her nonprofit career to focus full-time on Civic. “We seek to invite people to think about their everyday product and know that it does good in the city.”

Friends Kyle and Alicia Bradshaw joined Ki as co-owners last year.

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Benita Ki, center, started Civic Roasters in 2018. Kyle and Alicia Bradshaw, left and right, joined as co-owners in 2021. The company is on track to open a production roastery and a retail cafe at 1601 6th Ave. This year. Iana Mae Abinales Iana Mae Abinalès Photography

The proportion of women in US prisons has increased dramatically over the past three decades, from about 10% in 1983 to 25% in 2017, according to a Vera Institute of Justice report. In Washington state, about 400 women were admitted to jails or prisons each year in the early 1970s, up from more than 3,000 in the mid-2010s.

During their first year after release, Women in King County said getting a job was one of their biggest challenges in a 2019 study from Seattle University’s Center for Crime and Justice Research.

BECOME A TACOMA CAFÉ

After graduating from the University of Puget Sound, Ki worked for a faith leadership program at Pacific Lutheran University and later ran a health clinic in Hilltop. She started talking with friends about starting something with them.

“What would it be like to reimagine the way we think about poverty reduction? she recalled in an interview with The News Tribune. “Civic was born out of an idea to use business, to use social entrepreneurship, to do something different.”

Having a daily connection point open to the public was also important. Puyallup’s Farm 12, the restaurant and event venue linked to Step by Step, a nonprofit that supports at-risk women and mothers, is a local example of a similar approach.

They landed on coffee precisely because of its universality. It is, after all, the most popular drink in the world. From a business perspective, Ki said, it also offers low overhead. She and her two co-founders had all worked in cafes at one time or another and, understandably, loved drinking them.

Like fellow Tacoma coffee roasters (and soon-to-be neighbors) Manifesto, Bluebeard, and Valhalla, Civic sources its beans through cooperatives that ensure fair labor practices, decent wages, and environmental safety. Packaged in modest brown paper bags, the medium to light roasts are mostly single-origin from Honduras, Guatemala, Colombia, Ethiopia and Vietnam.

The team also hopes to educate casual coffee drinkers about the importance of these sustainable supply chains.

“To truly pay fair and ethical coffee costs a lotand it’s going to continue to be expensive,” Bradshaw said.

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Bags of Civic Roasters coffee lie in a pile of beans as they are cooled after being roasted by Civic Roasters co-owners Benita Ki and Kyle Bradshaw at Roasterworks on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 in Auburn, Washington. Cheyenne Boone cboone@thenewstribune.com

After those early days of tinkering with a Huky 500 roaster, Ki and Co. moved on to Roasterworks in Auburn, from where many micro roasters emerged. Their roasts have “gotten better over time,” Ki admitted. “We’re going to take a philosophy of certain people and roasting profiles, try them out, and say, ‘How can we improve on this?'”

Locally, they see Olympia Coffee, a certified B company, and Boon Boona Cafewhich sources only African beans, as role models in both taste profiles and sourcing.

For Hilltop coffee, they have a commercial Diedrich roaster waiting for when they have the funds to buy it – used and at a discount, “through a bunch of crazy circumstances and, I don’t know, god-given circumstances” , Bradshaw said.

CIVIC HILLTOP ROTISSEURS

Civic has picked up a faster pace in 2021, joining the Tacoma Sunday Market as a regular seller. In March, readers of The News Tribune named the upstart one of the best coffee roasters in Tacoma and Pierce County.

Meanwhile, Ki graduated from two local entrepreneurship programs — the Pierce County Business Accelerator Program and Spaceworks — which provide resources such as a business coach and accountant as well as matching grants. .

The trio took turns participating in other events such as the Rain or Shine Community Market and fundraisers for local nonprofits including L’Arche Tahoma Hope Community, which supports people with disabilities, and Guadalupe House, a transitional housing program.

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Civic Roasters co-owner Kyle Bradshaw, left, watches co-owner Benita Ki, right, pour coffee beans into the Roasterworks coffee bean roaster on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 in Auburn, Washington. Cheyenne Boone cboone@thenewstribune.com

Searching for their own space, they landed on the vacant storefront of Hilltop through morning side, an Olympia-based organization that helps people with disabilities find employment and become self-sufficient. The two entities will share the building near the split of the Sixth and Division, where Hilltop meets the North End.

Noting the historical implications of this cleavage — of redlining that stopped the Black Tacomans from buying homes in some neighborhoods for decades – Bradshaw pointed to the Civic’s logo, designed by Ki.

Drawn in thin black lines, it shows a mountain as a nod to Mount Rainier, and geometric buildings on either side of a bridge, evoking the Morgan Murray linking downtown to the Tideflats. She hopes that sounds somewhat universal, “because what Civic is and stands for isn’t exclusive to Tacoma, and the hope is that community engagement and investment might resonate with the people of Tacoma. other places”.

At the cafe, Bradshaw added, “Civic wants to be a place of transition, between history and present, between different people.”

There is a need for reintegration resources in Pierce County, where from 2014 to 2020 more than 1,100 prisoners each year were released, according to a county-by-county breakdown from the state Department of Corrections. A separate report correlating releases 2017-2020 at Pierce County with address information from the U.S. Census Bureau revealed that a density of them returned to the Hilltop, South End, and Eastside neighborhoods of Tacoma.

Civic quietly launched its crowdfunding campaign in April, raising $55,000 of a goal of $150,000 as of this print. Every dollar amount will get a reward in return, from a sticker and a social media shoutout for $10-$30 up to a goodie bundle and a 12-ounce bag of coffee every month for a year for $500 to $1,000.

With an architect under construction and four years of roastery under their belt, the Civic team anticipates a late 2022 opening. A majority of the space will be dedicated to production, increasing wholesale capacity, while the retail side detail will offer views into this process and room to enjoy a cup or two.

“We really believe it’s something that a lot of people hold, and we want them to care about it as much as we do,” Bradshaw said.

“We don’t see this as our idea – it’s the city’s idea,” Ki said. “I never wanted to die on this hill because I wanted to open a cafe. My point of view is to reinvent the means for people on the margins to have a better life.

CIVIC ROTISSEURS

▪ 1601 6th Avenue, Tacoma, civicroasters.com

▪ Details: roasting and coffee aiming to open at the end of 2022

▪ Try now: order coffee online ($15 to $17.50 for 12-ounce bags, $40 for a three-pack, or $14 each with subscription); to follow instagram.com/civicroasters for their next pop-up event

▪ Support: civicroasters.com/crowdfunding

Kristine Sherred joined The News Tribune in December 2019, after a decade in Chicago where she worked for restaurants, a liquor wholesaler and a food bookstore. She previously covered the food sector for Industry Dive and William Reed. Find her on Instagram @kcsherred and Twitter @kriscarasher.

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Totem Diner will donate 100% of Wednesday May 4 sales to the Dan Rocha Memorial Fund https://dininginbc.com/totem-diner-will-donate-100-of-wednesday-may-4-sales-to-the-dan-rocha-memorial-fund/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 14:49:24 +0000 https://dininginbc.com/totem-diner-will-donate-100-of-wednesday-may-4-sales-to-the-dan-rocha-memorial-fund/ Our friends at Totem Diner at 44th and Evergreen Way will be donating all of their sales from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday May 4th to the Dan Rocha Memorial Fund. Owner Steve Jermyn is also challenging other businesses to donate to the fund and this effort will be recognized inside the Totem from […]]]>

Our friends at Totem Diner at 44th and Evergreen Way will be donating all of their sales from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday May 4th to the Dan Rocha Memorial Fund.

Owner Steve Jermyn is also challenging other businesses to donate to the fund and this effort will be recognized inside the Totem from April 29 to May 4. Here’s a little more from Steve:

Le Totem will be hosting a fundraiser for the Officer Rocha Memorial Fund on Wednesday, May 4. 100% of Totem proceeds that day (Wednesday, May 4) will be donated to the fund. Customer donations are strongly encouraged. There will be a bucket/boot/hat to collect cash donations for the fund from Friday, April 29 through Wednesday, May 4. Corporate donations are also encouraged. We will have a Pledge Board on site at the Totem for corporate sponsors who wish to make a donation. (Friday April 29 to Wednesday May 4).

Steve says he will also be reaching out to local businesses to donate and encourages others to do the same. Coastal Community Bank assists the Totem in the donation process. If you can’t stop by the Totem, you can always donate to the Dan Rocha Memorial Fund at any Coastal Community Bank branch.

You can also still donate to the fund online at this link.

100% of funds will honor Officer Rocha who was killed in the line of duty on March 25, 2022 in Everett, WA and support the family. The fund was created in partnership with Victim Support Services, Coastal Community Bank and the City of Everett. Click on the photo to donate online.

Dan Rocha, Totem

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Paddington Indian Home Diner noise prompts backlash against Woollahra council https://dininginbc.com/paddington-indian-home-diner-noise-prompts-backlash-against-woollahra-council/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 23:26:29 +0000 https://dininginbc.com/paddington-indian-home-diner-noise-prompts-backlash-against-woollahra-council/ Fancy restaurants may come and go, but in Sydney’s pantheon of fine dining, few establishments are more iconic than Paddington’s Indian Home Diner. For at least a decade, Robert Chowdury has handed out the ultimate late-night meal for revelers: a thick, carby naan kebab stuffed with potatoes, cheese, and your choice of Indian curry. Popular […]]]>

Fancy restaurants may come and go, but in Sydney’s pantheon of fine dining, few establishments are more iconic than Paddington’s Indian Home Diner.

For at least a decade, Robert Chowdury has handed out the ultimate late-night meal for revelers: a thick, carby naan kebab stuffed with potatoes, cheese, and your choice of Indian curry.

Popular late night diner: Indian Home Diner on Oxford Street, Paddington.Credit:Instagram @bondi_lines

It’s not diet food, but it’s magic for absorbing alcohol. Conveniently located on Oxford Street near the Unicorn Hotel, the restaurant was a perfectly placed pit stop on the way back to the eastern suburbs after a heavy night.

Now all of that is over. A month ago Woollahra council rejected Chowdury’s offer to formally extend its trading hours to 3am on Friday and Saturday nights. It appears the restaurant has been operating until 3am in violation of its DA terms – without issue – for years.

The DA’s denial notice mentioned that the kebab joint could have a “negative impact on the acoustic and visual privacy of neighboring lands”, and stated that the provision of food late at night was “not in the interest audience”. It is unclear whether the council has received any noise complaints.

The council warned Chowdury that if he continued to stay open too late he would be fined.

Some sort of revolt is now underway – not by Chowdury, who asked a planner to review the DA and has no criticism from Woollahra Council, but by the IHD community. He even caught the attention of politicians vying for Wentworth’s seat in the federal election.

Bondi Lines – a popular Instagram page that provides punters with real-time updates on the mood and queues at pubs and clubs popular with eastern suburbs revelers – regularly features IHD as a venue on its flow.

On Wednesday evening, the page posted about the restaurant’s plight and launched an online petition and crowdfunding campaign to help compensate IHD for lost revenue.

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