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June 21, 2022

By Kristena Schutt-Moore

Three generations of ladies have taken over the Muse Gallery and Cafe. New owners Liz Raymond, her mother Rose and daughter Rory carry on the tradition of the gallery while adding their own unique flavor to the cafe.
Currently, they are looking for new artists for the gallery and plan to hold musical events every weekend. Interested parties can reach Raymond by calling the Café at 613-334-1573, by email at themuseartgallerycafe@gmail.com, or on the Café’s Facebook or Instagram page.
The cafe will continue to serve a variety of coffees and teas, all served by Rory who now creates a variety of healthy smoothies. While homemade breads and baked goods are Rose’s specialty. Liz and her youngest daughter Reid will serve lunches and meals to customers.
The Raymonds ran a family restaurant 17 years ago before moving to the North Hastings area. When they learned that their favorite cafe was going to close, they decided to take advantage and jumped in to keep their favorite cafe open.
Located at 23 Bridge Street, the Muse Gallery and Cafe is a place where local artists and musicians can share their art and skills. But it’s also a place where residents can have a great cup of coffee, as it was voted Bancroft’s best cup of coffee by ResterauntGuru in 2021, and a healthy bite to eat.

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Egyptian painting found in cafe after missing for 50 years https://bbveggie.com/egyptian-painting-found-in-cafe-after-missing-for-50-years/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 04:20:21 +0000 https://bbveggie.com/egyptian-painting-found-in-cafe-after-missing-for-50-years/

A painting by Egyptian artist Abdel Hadi el-Gazzar – whose work helped define a generation of creators after the 1952 revolution – disappeared without a trace in 1971, when it was mistakenly sold after dismantling of the former headquarters of the Ministry of Culture. Just over 50 years later, the painting – titled ‘Inspired by the Lighthouses of the Red Sea’ – has finally been found, sitting unassumingly in a local cafe.

Cafe owner Hisham al-Hawary hung the painting on his walls for eight months before a customer offered to buy it for EGP 2 million. Al-Hawary first found the painting in his father’s warehouse; his father’s company, which specializes in demolition work, salvaged the painting from a wreck some twenty years ago.

When news of the sale came out, the Ministry of Culture issued a warning against its sale. In the statement, they claimed the painting as state property, which represents a crucial part of Egyptian artistic culture. After seeing the statement, al-Hawary contacted the artist’s daughter, Fayrouz el-Gazzar, and expressed his desire to return the painting to its rightful owners. The Ministry of Culture immediately formed a commission to examine the painting and confirmed its authenticity. The painting now sits comfortably in the Egyptian Museum of Modern Art.

Abdel Hadi el-Gazzar was part of the Contemporary Art Group movement, which rejected Western influences in favor of traditional folk art and techniques that emphasized Egyptian identity. El-Gazzar has had his work shown in Egypt, Belgium and Italy, where he officially represented Egypt at the Venice Biennale of 1952, 1956 and 1960.

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Anna Miller’s announces its closure and immediately becomes Tokyo’s go-to cafe https://bbveggie.com/anna-millers-announces-its-closure-and-immediately-becomes-tokyos-go-to-cafe/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 05:17:22 +0000 https://bbveggie.com/anna-millers-announces-its-closure-and-immediately-becomes-tokyos-go-to-cafe/

Mr. Sato waits in line to taste the pie, but as always, things don’t go as planned.

On June 14, Japanese confectionery Imuraya announced that it would be closing his very last branch of by Anna Millerthe hawaiian american style coffee as famous for its maid outfits as it is for its pies.

Over its 40-year history in Japan, Anna Miller’s has expanded to 25 different locations across Japan. However, at the end of the summer it will be no morebecause the mall where the final branch is located will be demolished as part of the Shinagawa Station West Exit Infrastructure Development Project, and Imuraya currently has no plans to relocate the business.

The news came as a shock to fans of the cafe, and our own reporter, Mr. Sato, who had never eaten there before and now had an insatiable desire to visit before closing time. Believing there was no better time than the present, Mr Sato appeared the day after the closure was announced, and it immediately became apparent that he was not the only one who wanted to visit before that it does not disappear, because when it arrived, there was a huge queue of people waiting to enter.

▼ Sure, Anna Miller is popular, but it never was this popular.

Our Mr. Sato isn’t afraid of a long queue in Japan – he’s been known to queue for days to be the first to get the latest iPhone – so he got in line. waited around 12:45 p.m. and waited patiently for his turn to be seated.

▼ This was a great opportunity to show us all of his Gucci watch.

As he approached the front door, Mr. Sato began to dream of the famous Anna Miller pies he had heard of for a long time. Would he order a Apple pie to start? And one cherry pie for dessert? His stomach rumbled and he salivated, Homer Simpson style, as visions of pies danced in her head.

▼ An hour later, and Mr. Sato was almost there.

With the cafe’s interior now in view, Mr. Sato suddenly saw the staff spring into action, causing a bit of a commotion near the window as they hastily put up a handwritten sign that read:

“The pies will be on sale from 5:00 p.m. to take out and eat in.”

▼ Nooooooooooo!

Mr. Sato’s pie dreams were shattered in an instant, and he now felt a pang of regret that he hadn’t gotten to the cafe sooner. Still, he’d come this far, and he wasn’t going to give up his place in line after an hour and a half wait.

At 2:20 p.m., Mr. Sato was finally seated inside the cafe and, luckily for him, he was able to take a seat by the window. He might not have had a pie to look forward to, but he had a great view of Shinagawa station in front of himso he can people watch while he enjoys his meal.

▼ What would he eat, though?

There was sandwiches, salads, Pasta, Crepesand a tasty appearance LocoMoco on the menu, as well as meatier options like steaks and burgers.

This whole queue had made Mr. Sato hungry, so he decided to order a Small garden salad for 450 yen (US$3.38), as well as a dutch burger, containing bacon and melted cheese, for 1,260 yen. Then, in an attempt to fill the pie-shaped hole in his heart, Mr. Sato ordered California pancakes (1,100 yen) for dessert.

▼ First, however, he ordered a coffee (400 yen), which comes with free refills.

Anna Miller’s is serious about refills as staff were continually coming offer to supplement his coffee, which made Mr. Sato feel like he was in a real American cafe. Never one to turn down a good deal, Mr. Sato kept saying yes to these refills, so he was buzzing the moment his starter arrived.

The garden salad came with black olives and fresh mushrooms, which Mr. Sato thought was nice. It was fresh and warm, but he would need more than a salad to keep his stomach from rumbling, and then his main meal arrived.

It was a giant burger of American proportions – it was much bigger than those found in family restaurants, which Mr. Sato had expected. It had a home cooking feel to it, with beautifully made whole wheat buns, which made it taste healthier than other beef burgers he had had in the past.

The burger was delicious, and it didn’t take Mr. Sato long to polish it, making way for his dessert of California pancakesthat he had ordered with ice cream and whipped cream on the side for an additional 300 yen.

▼ How beautiful is it?

These beautiful pancakes swept any lingering desire for pie away from Mr. Sato’s mind, and as he sliced ​​through them, he was amazed to find…

▼… there were strawberries inside!

This attention to detail was greatly appreciated by our discerning dessert lover, and the texture was so soft that every bite of crepe melted on his tongue, making them incredibly easy to eat.

As he finished his last bite, Mr. Sato refrained from licking the plate, and that’s when those thoughts of pie came back to him. If Anna Miller’s pancakes are this good, imagine how amazing their pies must be?

With his desire to taste an Anna Miller pie now rising in his belly, Mr. Sato scrolled through his phone to find out the exact day Anna Miller was closing. Given the huge line of people outside when he visited, he thought the closing date must be close, but it turns out the last business day is actually August 31.

As he considered whether to return before then for a slice of pie, Mr. Sato discovered that although the cafe itself would close at the end of August, Anna Miller’s online store will continue to operate after the cafe closes.

Online sales are temporarily suspended for the time beinghowever, likely due to the influx of interest after news of the upcoming closure spread across Japan, so if you’d like a taste of the pie, be sure to check out the online store for the updates.

As for Mr. Sato, he may have to go back to the cafe soon to make sure he can fill that pie-shaped hole in his heart, because he’s still not over the loss of the ice cream bar. with Imuraya apple pie.

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Cracker Shack Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner | News, Sports, Jobs https://bbveggie.com/cracker-shack-cafe-offers-breakfast-lunch-and-dinner-news-sports-jobs/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 06:12:35 +0000 https://bbveggie.com/cracker-shack-cafe-offers-breakfast-lunch-and-dinner-news-sports-jobs/

A full morning or afternoon of activities can be arranged for the whole family at 31 Produce & Mining Company.

In addition to picking your own produce or stocking up on necessary items from the market, families can also search for gems or fossils, eat at the Cracker Shack Café or visit the petting zoo.

The cafe, which offers indoor and alfresco dining, offers southern specialties.

“Myself and another waitress decided to offer lunch. . . pulled pork and chicken. . . and now we offer breakfast and dinner,” Paige Greenwell, director of 31 Produce & Mining Co., said.

Breakfast and lunch are served from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday and dinner is served from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Everything is on a first come, first served basis.

“We make all our own sauces, sides. We cut our own steaks. Almost everything is homemade, she says. “We are one of the only places where we work from farm to table. Everything we grow, we cook. We use everything we can off the fields.

Breakfast includes items such as Breakfast Skillet, Chicken and Waffles, Mike’s Cookies and Sausage Gravy, Cowboy Breakfast, and Cracker Shack Special. There’s also a kids’ breakfast that serves scrambled eggs, a pancake, and a side of bacon or a sausage patty.

“We make our own cookies and sauces. This is the owner’s special recipe and it is always popular. Greenwell spoke about his stepfather, Mike Greenwell, a former Boston Red Sox left fielder and local sports legend.

For lunch, some of the popular dishes include Philly cheesesteak, Cuban and 31 Club. Other items include burgers, wraps, and a variety of sandwiches, such as a fried catfish sandwich and tender chicken basket.

The dinner menu includes the Special Prime Rib, Rib Eye, Wild Salmon, Seasoned Baked Chicken, Filet Mignon, Fresh Catfish, Seasoned Pork Chops, and a Black and Blue Burger.

“Rib of beef is one of the most popular dishes with catfish. We sell a lot of catfish,” which is local, she said.

31 Produce also offers an assortment of sweets in its bakery, which includes pies, breads, rolls, cookies and fudge.

Besides grabbing a bite to eat, visitors to the farm can also visit the petting zoo and feed the animals. The zoo includes mini donkeys, Nigerian dwarf goats, chickens, guinea pigs, rabbits, African tortoises and pigs. Guinea pigs and rabbits are all rescues.

Greenwell said individuals can also go for gems while visiting the farm where they can purchase a sandbag containing hidden treasures such as gemstones, fossils and shark teeth. The water wash area is popular for kids looking to find figurative gold.

“We also organize excursions and birthday parties. We do just about everything.” she says.

Greenwell said she enjoys working on the farm because of its great employees and customers.

“We don’t deal with a lot of angry people. Most people are happy to be on the farm and to be here. We educate people,” she says of the children who visit the farm on field trips. “They don’t know it’s coming from the ground.”

“Last week we had 70 (kids) every day except Monday,” said employee Heather Young, who often does the field visits. “It’s so rewarding.”

For more information, visit www.31produce.com, call 239-313-8213, or email events31produce@aol.com. The farm is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Review: Unpretentious North Vancouver cafe serves up some of the Lower Mainland’s most adventurous dishes https://bbveggie.com/review-unpretentious-north-vancouver-cafe-serves-up-some-of-the-lower-mainlands-most-adventurous-dishes/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://bbveggie.com/review-unpretentious-north-vancouver-cafe-serves-up-some-of-the-lower-mainlands-most-adventurous-dishes/

Winston Restaurant in North Vancouver on June 9.DARRYL DYCK/The Globe and Mail

Last name: Winston

Location: 228 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver

Call: 778-340-6393

Website: winston-on-lonsdale.com

Kitchen: West Coast Asian-Inspired Farm-to-Table

Prices: Dinner, shared plates, $6 to $40; five-course chef’s menu, $50 per person

Further information: Open Wednesday to Sunday, brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Reservation recommended for dinner. Pick up and take out available. Small terrace.

Douglas Lee Got Me Homemade Fermented and Smoked Chili Oil: Finally, a young chef who didn’t mislabel his fiery condiment as an XO sauce.

Meatier than most crispy chili chips on the market, this mouth-watering blend of 14 peppercorns smells and tastes much like chorizo ​​with a numbing undercurrent of prickly Sichuan ash.

By day, Winston is a café that serves a wide selection of locally roasted coffees and brunch staples with intriguing twists.DARRYL DYCK/The Globe and Mail

The $4 ramekin of dark crimson slime comes with a discreet “not sweet at all” disclaimer on the menu. But we were so busy dunking our brioche buns while trying to identify the complex flavors that we were completely caught off guard by the hot hell that snuck up on the slow finish.

This is not a chilli oil for the weak palate. I swear it ripped the taste buds off my tongue and nearly ruined the rest of the meal.

But it’s bold, intense, totally unexpected, and makes you sit up and take notice. Much like everything else at this unassuming North Vancouver cafe, which serves up some of the Lower Mainland’s most adventurous dishes.

By day, Winston is a café that serves a wide selection of locally roasted coffees and brunch staples with intriguing twists – 99-hour braised pork cheeks alongside benny, for example, or fluffy pandan toast with vanilla butter and Ovaltine condensed milk.

The bright, airy, and minimalist space is simply decorated with plants and pendant lights hanging from the double-height ceilings, polished cement floors, wood accents, a padded window nook, and a long communal table In the center.

Open at the dawn of the pandemic, Winston is owned by Andrew Boutilier, who also operates the daytime-only Koffie Cafe in downtown Vancouver. Graceful and soft-spoken, he reminds me of famous local retired restaurateur John Bishop – a consummate professional who’s too old to be called a hipster, but keeps up with the latest trends (the restaurant’s all-natural wine list is his passion) while walking to his own pace and taking chances on a young punk in the kitchen.

Although Winston’s menus are largely plant-based, the meat dishes were the most memorable.DARRYL DYCK/The Globe and Mail

Executive chef Douglas Lee, 24, has local experience at many of Vancouver’s best-known restaurants, including Hapa Izakaya, Joeys, Savio Volpe, L’Abattoir and Nightingale. But he probably learned the most while interning at several super-influential restaurants in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Kyoto — which he asked not to identify because he was working illegally.

He was a complete unknown before Winston, but has a reputation as a star. This includes having enough self-awareness to make his unfiltered Instagram account private, which he recently did.

Mr. Lee draws heavily from his Asian heritage (a mix of many cultures, he explained over the phone, but mostly Cantonese), but his cuisine cannot be pigeonholed. And while his menus are largely plant-based, his meat dishes were the most memorable.

He’s obviously having a lot of fun with the a la carte dinner menu, for which the portions are huge and the flavors are crazy.

Certain items on the menu, like the Billionaire’s Cabbage, with a charred steak-like wedge served over a meaty “animal” stew and a thick layer of shredded truffled white cheddar, are a hit.

Others, like the fatty turnip baconator, with its bitter aftertaste, oily residue and “shiny” orange cheddar, not so much. This last dish looked like a junk food version of the first and could probably be eliminated.

BBQ lion’s mane mushrooms were rehydrated and sautéed to order in buttery Chinese master oil.DARRYL DYCK/The Globe and Mail

But the BBQ lion’s mane mushrooms, rehydrated and sautéed to order in a buttery Chinese master’s oil (fortified and enriched over time, like a master’s broth, made with shallots and fried onions) were absolutely delicious. The sweet flavors were anchored with cumin and brightened up with fresh dill. The spongy texture of the mushrooms was balanced with the al dente teethiness of the browned carrots. And the presentation, topped with a plate-sized, cracker-like cap of puffed rice, was an elegant mushroom-themed game. To me, it tasted like mapo tofu through the lens of a French chef.

Mr. Lee’s dry aged half chicken was the piece de resistance. Mr. Lee’s variation on a Peking duck is brined, cold smoked and dried in the fridge for at least four days to safely add a light hit of umami funk. I assumed he cooked it in a Rational oven because the dark mahogany skin had such a crispy crunch, but I was shocked to find that it was actually roasted painstakingly in a pan because that his oven was flashing.

If you are going to try this restaurant, I highly recommend the dinner roulette tasting menu which changes weekly. The dishes, mostly adapted from the à la carte menu, are more refined. And at $50 for five courses, it’s one of the best deals in town.

Wishbone Kohlrabi Hummus has a satisfying mouthfeel.DARRYL DYCK/The Globe and Mail

Ours featured quick-marinated kohlrabi, well-selected so it wasn’t runny, on a garlicky hummus with crispy chickpeas for a more satisfying mouthfeel; smoked eggplant softened to a silky smoothness over a complex parsley remoulade; blistered shishito peppers in a creamy horseradish sauce with red sesame, salted nori and fresh herb oils; and a variation on Billionaire’s Cabbage, which was more gently steamed, served with a sesame-ginger vinaigrette and finished with homemade barrel-aged soy.

By the time the last course arrived I was very impressed with the effort, creativity and finesse of each dish, but my palate was fatigued by an overabundance of sesame – more coincidence than design, says M .Lee. And I had a craving for meat.

Mr. Lee delivered and ended the evening on a high note with a sensationally tender, massively portioned beef shank ssam that had been brined, aged, slow cooked and roasted to order, with crispy radicchio leaves for garnish. wrapper and a medley of savory pickles and smoky mustard.

The beef shank ssam was incredibly tender and massively proportioned.DARRYL DYCK/The Globe and Mail

All of this was accompanied by exceptionally warm service and a flight of elegant natural wines which was a total steal for $25.

Winston would be at home on Main Street. But what a nice surprise it is to find it ready to go in the more generally quiet surroundings of North Vancouver. Mr. Lee is a chef to watch. My only concern is that he works so hard that he might burn out before the slow but sure migration of hipsters through Burrard Inlet catches up with him.

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Chocolate Spectrum Café and Academy Announces PRIDE-Themed Chocolate Candy Gift Box https://bbveggie.com/chocolate-spectrum-cafe-and-academy-announces-pride-themed-chocolate-candy-gift-box/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 21:38:00 +0000 https://bbveggie.com/chocolate-spectrum-cafe-and-academy-announces-pride-themed-chocolate-candy-gift-box/

Pride Candy Gift Box

Box of Pride Chocolate Bars

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The Chocolate Spectrum Café and Academy is including a special box of Pride-themed chocolate treats in its new line of treat gift boxes for each location.

JUPITER, FLORIDA, USA, June 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Contact: Valerie Herskowitz
954-980-0134
valerie@thechocolatespectrum.com

The Chocolate Spectrum Café and the Academy
Announces a PRIDE-themed chocolate candy gift box

The Chocolate Spectrum Café and Academy, a retail and wholesale company that trains and employs people with special needs like autism, has just launched a new line of chocolate gift boxes, Gift Box of Treats for Every Opportunity. These gift boxes include a variety of chocolate treats that The Chocolate Spectrum is well known for: fudge, large decorated chocolate bars, truffles, molded chocolates with themed decoration, chocolate covered Oreos and chocolate covered pretzel sticks. These items are presented in a stylish and sturdy themed color gift box with a colorful label. And this month, Pride Month, they’re including a version of those gift sets in a Pride theme.

What sets these chocolate gift boxes apart from others is that the treats are specially decorated for the specific occasion. So, for example, for this month’s Pride Box of Treats, each chocolate bar has the word Pride written in chocolate on the bar. The molded chocolates are decorated with a cheerful and festive decoration, and the other items are decorated in a rainbow of colors. But they don’t stop there. They offer a personalized option on all of their gift boxes: the customer has the option to substitute the recipient’s name instead of the word, Pride, on the chocolate bars, giving this box of treats a more personal feel.

The items in the box are top of the line. They are made with the must-have Belgian chocolate brand of The Chocolate Spectrum. This means that every item is made using the highest quality products available. Plus, each treat gift set is made to order. This policy ensures that all items are received fresh as they have not sat on a shelf for weeks or even months like other brands.

The price for the Pride Candy Gift Box is $42.

In addition to the Pride Candy Gift Box, there is an alternative: Pride Chocolate Bars. Each gift box includes 5 Pride themed decorated chocolate bars. The customer has the ability to customize these bars to suit the recipient’s chocolate cravings as well as substitute the name for the theme. The price for the box of 5 bars is $37.99

The Chocolate Spectrum’s Pride themed candy and chocolate bar gift set will be available in both the physical store in Jupiter, Florida, as well as Chocolate Spectrum’s online store at shop.thechocolatespectrum.com. Due to the fact that each box is made to order, it is recommended that items be ordered either online or in-store, even for in-store pickup orders.

About the Chocolate Spectrum
The Chocolate Spectrum is a groundbreaking company, offering adults and teens with autism and other developmental disabilities the chance to learn a unique skill and participate in meaningful lifelong experience. The company was founded by Valerie Herskowitz in 2013 for her son, Blake, who has severe autism. Currently, 10 students attend training programs at The Chocolate Spectrum and the retail operation employs several graduates.

Gourmet chocolate made by people with autism and other developmental disabilities is available online at shop.thechocolatespectrum.com and at the Chocolate Spectrum Café and Academy, 6725 West Indiantown Road, Suite 38 in the Jupiter West Plaza at I -95 and Indiantown Road, Jupiter, Florida. Store hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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The spectrum of chocolate
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Del Ray Cafe and partners donate $40,000 to ACT for Alexandria https://bbveggie.com/del-ray-cafe-and-partners-donate-40000-to-act-for-alexandria/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 06:21:43 +0000 https://bbveggie.com/del-ray-cafe-and-partners-donate-40000-to-act-for-alexandria/
Surviving Survivors Fund, Del Ray Cafe, Jen Walker Team, Tom Crowley & Chris Nielsen and Del Ray Business Association at a check presentation event (Photo credit Kyle Reardon)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – On Monday, June 6, Del Ray Cafe, along with the Jen Walker team of McEnearney Associates, Wendy Brown with the Surviving Survivors Fund, and Tom Crowley & Chris Nielsen, presented a check for $40,000 to ACT for Alexandria (ACT). Margaret Ticer Janowsky, owner of the Del Ray Cafe, has pledged 5% of all May sales – raising $10,000 with an additional $30,000 from their match partners – to donate in celebration of the Del Ray Cafe’s 10th anniversary.

Margaret and Laurent Janowsky of Del Ray Cafe actively participated in this year’s Spring2ACTion, ACT for Alexandria’s Biggest Giving Day, donating 10% of the day’s sales to At Home in Alexandria on April 27, and now donating a total of $40K to ACT. “This is an incredible gift for our entire community, and I can’t tell you how much we appreciate it,” said Heather Peeler, President and CEO of ACT.

Chris Nielsen (left), Heather Peeler (middle) and Tom Crowley (right); (Photo credit Kyle Reardon)

ACT is a community foundation dedicated to improving the lives of Alexandrians through initiatives such as the Alexandria Resilience Fund, Spring2ACTion, and racial equity work. Since 2005, ACT has invested over $1 million in grants to deserving nonprofit organizations in Alexandria.

With this generous donation of $40,000, ACT plans to support low-income Alexandrians by helping them move up the economic ladder and have more stability in their lives. ACT will also work with 60 partners across the city to create a comprehensive network to support young people in Alexandria. Peeler commented, “We know how important this is, especially since COVID has had a difficult impact on so many young people.” Finally, through a new grant program, ACT will support frontline nonprofits that have worked hard throughout the pandemic to uplift the community.

Wendy & Lou Brown with Heather Peeler (Photo credit Kyle Reardon)

Upon presenting the check, Janowsky not only praised ACT for their hard and important work, but also their match partners and the Del Ray Business Association. Wendy Brown “grew up here in Del Ray and has been a real fan of us since we opened,” Janowsky said, expressing her gratitude for Brown’s support of Del Ray Cafe initiatives. Janowsky also singled out his match partner Chris Nielsen for his important work. Nielsen was an early board member of At Home in Alexandria, a nonprofit supported by Del Ray Cafe for Spring2ACTion each year. Thanking the Del Ray Business Association for its continued support of small businesses like Del Ray Cafe, Janowsky said, “Without them, we couldn’t have survived the pandemic… They are the wind under our wings.

“We’re in the best neighborhood ever!” exclaimed Janowsky of the overwhelming support from businesses and individuals in Alexandria. Echoing Janowsky, Peeler remarked, “Del Ray Cafe is an example of what’s amazing in Alexandria. People come together to support the community we all hold dear.

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A Friendly New Jersey Cafe Monthly https://bbveggie.com/a-friendly-new-jersey-cafe-monthly/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 22:46:48 +0000 https://bbveggie.com/a-friendly-new-jersey-cafe-monthly/

Grilled cheese with tomato soup is one of the tasty lunch options at Priscilla’s Pantry. Courtesy of Priscilla’s Pantry

STYLE

Casual place with counter service only, outdoor tables and a small indoor seating area that was recently opened. The staff are friendly and regulars line up in the morning for freshly brewed coffee drinks and tasty pastries.

THE SCOOP

Priscilla’s moved from its former Basking Ridge location to its current digs just 10 days before closing in March 2020, quickly pivoting to offer groceries and window orders for meals. Now owner Priscilla Vincent and her friendly team of six – all of whom wear many hats: cooking, working the counter, making coffee – are back in business, serving up a lively breakfast and lunch.

THE MENU

The “creative-casual” fare, as Vincent calls it, includes a basic menu, plus rotating daily specials. Grilled entrees like the Crispy Chicken Sandwich are made to order, while salads, cold sammies and more can be grabbed from a refrigerated crate to eat in or take out. The pastries are top notch; some are made in-house, while others come daily from Balthazar Bakery in Englewood or Rockland Bakery in Nanuet, New York. Don’t leave without tasting the crumb cake.

HEADS UP

Priscilla’s may not be open for dinner, but it does offer a hearty rotating menu of take-out family dishes — ranging from grilled chicken and enchiladas to boneless ribs with potatoes and vegetables ($30 to $40) — as well only excellent flatbreads, soups and sides. Catering is also available.

Click here to leave a comment ]]> Opening of new Final Fantasy XIV cafes in Kyoto and Nagoya https://bbveggie.com/opening-of-new-final-fantasy-xiv-cafes-in-kyoto-and-nagoya/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 23:00:00 +0000 https://bbveggie.com/opening-of-new-final-fantasy-xiv-cafes-in-kyoto-and-nagoya/

Two new branches of the Final Fantasy XIV cafe, Eorzea, will open in June in Japan, bringing the game to fans in more places than ever before.

There are two new branches of the Final Fantasy XIV (hereafter FFXIV) opening of the Eorzea cafe in Japan. The new locations are in Kyoto and Nagoya, the country’s 7th and 4th largest cities respectively. Currently, there are two other branches of Eorzea in Japan, Tokyo and Osaka.

They have been open for over five years now and enjoy a steady stream of customers. The opening of new locations in other cities brings FFXIV die-hard fans who might not be lucky enough to get to the original cafes easily.

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The announcement was made at the end of May on the official Eorzea website, along with their menus. They will both open from June 16 and are only listed for a limited time, although no end date has been released. Local fans are likely hoping the cafes will be available for a long time. The Nagoya location and the Kyoto location will have different food and drink menus (with all prices listed in gil!), and both are heavily themed. Both cafes offer many main courses, many of which have character designs or even weapons. One particularly striking dessert in Nagoya even looks like crystals.

For drinks, there are many colorful concoctions featuring characters or locations, Moogle milk tea, and even Japanese sake. The Kyoto cafe’s dessert menu is also inspired by its location in the historic heart of Japan, with many traditional matcha and dango sweets. Everything makes a big party after completing a grueling dungeon. Although the interior photos of the cafes have not been released, they will also likely have a heavy theme. The Osaka location resembles the city of Ul’dah, including a painting by Sultana Nanamo, and the Tokyo location resembles Gridania. The interior design of Kyoto and Nagoya has been kept secret until now, so we may not know what they look like until the cafes open. There has been no official information yet, but it is also likely that these new cafes will also have a limited product shop. Themed cafes are always a great place to buy exclusive products, and like
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merchandise can be a little hard to find even in Japan, having a shop attached will be great news for players. All dishes will come with a location-specific take-home meal mat and hopefully the cafes will also offer the usual free coasters with every menu item!
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Eorzea Final Fantasy XIV cafes in Nagoya and Kyoto will open on June 16, 2022.

Source: Eorzea Cafe

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Buddy Valastro launches the Boss Cafe in Las Vegas https://bbveggie.com/buddy-valastro-launches-the-boss-cafe-in-las-vegas/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 14:08:00 +0000 https://bbveggie.com/buddy-valastro-launches-the-boss-cafe-in-las-vegas/

Buddy Valastro first rose to fame on TLC’s “Cake Boss” in 2009, and for 10 seasons the show gave viewers a glimpse into the frosty, multi-layered workings of his Hoboken, New Jersey family business – Carlo’s Bakery. . His celebrity chef profile eventually led to the opening of notable restaurants in Las Vegas – Buddy V’s Ristorante, Carlo’s Bakery and PizzaCake on the Strip – and the installation of a few Cake ATM dessert vending machines in the Valley.

Now Valastro has brought even more of its Garden State culinary traditions to town with the recent opening of Boss Café by Buddy Valastro at the Linq Hotel. The new restaurant is based on the traditional Italian-American markets and delis that dot the townships, villages, boroughs and cities of the tri-state area.

“It’s something I’ve been dreaming about for a while, because although I love Carlo’s Bakery, I felt I wanted to add a savory element,” Valastro said during a Boss Café preview.

“The Boss Café, to me, is the best Carlo has to offer with a smaller menu on the sweet side,” he said. He added that Boss Café is keeping some sweet fan favorites like pastries and cheesecakes while increasing the number of tangy selections, including nonna-style pizza squares cooked with pomodoro sauce, provolone, pecorino and whole milk mozzarella with toppings like basil pesto, pepperoni, salami. and olives.

Valastro is especially looking forward to baking the custom pizza dough he created for the cafe.

“It’s like a cross between a focaccia and a Sicilian, he says, it’s light; this is delicious.”

Other savory selections include paninis like the Hoboken Havana (rosemary ham, smoked salumi-style pancetta, provolone, old-fashioned mustard, and herb mayonnaise); the Grove St (prosciutto, peppery salami, smoked pecorino and pesto); Ma’s Chicken Milanese (roasted chicken cutlet, lemon-tomato and arugula aioli) and the Jersey Pot Roast (herb and garlic crusted roast beef with jus on the side).

For the set of salads, Pop’s Panzanella combines focaccia croutons, tomatoes, cucumbers, marinated red onions, parmesan and mozzarella. The Hoboken Chop ditch the breaded carbs for a mix of diced salami, turkey, tomatoes, cucumbers, mozzarella, roasted peppers and olives with vinaigrette.

The mozzarella cheese inclusions above lead to the centerpiece of Valastro’s new establishment: the Mozz Bar.

“Every Italian grocery store in New York and New Jersey makes fresh mozz,” he said. “It’s appetizing and delicious.”

Pronounced emphatically in the regional vernacular of New Jersey – mutz — ivory white cheese is made in-house daily by bathing the casein-rich curd in hot water while swirling, stirring, kneading, plaiting and twisting it to a smooth consistency smooth. The bar was built in a demonstration style and it is fascinating to watch the cottage cheese develop through a combination of constant heat and constant movement.

“Every Italian grocery store in New York and New Jersey makes fresh mozz,” he said. “It’s appetizing and delicious.”

And since Valastro is known for working with his family, it’s a bonus that his father-in-law, Mauro Belgiovine, often helms the station, wooden paddle deftly in hand. He’s been stretching mozz for over 40 years, the last two of which here in Southern Nevada.

“It’s a must-see experience for them,” Belgiovine said, speaking of the many people watching him churn the steaming cauldron of melting curds. “It’s something new.”

For locals looking for a quick Italian-American bite, the Boss Café is located not far from the Linq parking lot.

And oh, yes, those crowd-pleasing sweet creations known as lobster tails—cream-filled puff pastry shells topped with fresh berries—are also on the menu.

Contact Greg Thilmont at gthilmont@reviewjournal.com. Follow @gregthilmont on Instagram.

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