Your weekly serving of local foodie news!
- I like to give restaurants some time after they open before I write a formal review (it only seems fair), but I jumped at a chance to try Vietnamese Cuisine with a large group just after they opened. I’ll revisit for a formal review, but for now know that the pho was delicious.
- The Farm Food Collaborative kicked off its partnership with three local school districts! Hurrah for getting more local food into our schools!
- Serious Eats has the data behind whether you should refrigerate tomatoes or not–especially the fresh, ripe ones you can buy from farmer’s markets right now. The verdict? Toss ’em in the fridge unless you are going to eat them ASAP. There are 7 gorgeous ripe tomatoes chillin’ in my fridge as I type this.
- With the cool weather comes afternoon hours for BigFoot’s Little Donuts! Catch them Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 3-6 pm in addition to their morning hours.
- Next Tuesday, September 30th, is the day to Dine Out for the Arts! Just order at one of the participating restaurants and tell them you are “Dining Out for the Arts” and a portion of your purchase will go to The Arts Council. This is the group behind Panoply and concerts in the park, and many of the participating restaurants are local including Old Heidelberg, I ♥ Sushi, Commerce Kitchen, and the new Juno Brasserie.
- Emma’s Tea Room is now serving Piper and Leaf teas! This makes me so incredibly happy!
- “Rocket Chef”, a live culinary competition, is coming to Merrimack Hall in November. But you can pledge now at Razoo, to give your favorite chef an edge in the competition. The line up includes, Merle Phillip of The Eaves, Tom Chapman of Nick’s Ristorante, Andy Howery of The Bottle, Shawn Duvall of The Peppered Pig!
- Al.com gave the nod for best ribs in Alabama to Smokey C’s in Decatur…what do you think?
- Phuket’s Chef Tukky is hosting a five course, off menu dinner with a complimentary glass of wine on October 2nd. $80 for two people.