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Eating Local in Minnesota: Good Earth

One of the first restaurants I went to as a baby was Good Earth in Roseville, MN. I have since graduated from the Gorilla Cheese sandwich, but am no less infatuated. It’s mostly simple food – sandwiches, burgers, salads, some Mexican – but impeccably sourced and always delicious. I have a really hard time deciding what to order, so we usually go twice when we visit my parents.

For my first meal this time, . . . → Read More: Eating Local in Minnesota: Good Earth

Somerville’s Own Taza Chocolate

My parents came to visit in December and it was so so cold. My plans of wandering around the city were squashed. We didn’t even want to walk to the nearest bus stop. But d’y’know what’s nearer than the nearest bus stop? A CHOCOLATE FACTORY! For serious. Where’s the closest place to get a snack? A CHOCOLATE FACTORY! Yeah, that’s how we roll.

Taza Chocolate makes really SOLE-ful chocolate, if you’ll allow me that somewhat . . . → Read More: Somerville’s Own Taza Chocolate

Leftovers and Tallgrass Burger

We’ve had a busy week, so we haven’t had time to do anything really interesting in the kitchen. We are doing a bunch of cooking tomorrow for the Superbowl, so we’ll have some post material after that.

We had a lot of leftovers from our party, and otherwise we stuck to simple meals that we’ve already posted about, such as frittata and roasted vegetables.

The picture below is a mix of roasting potatoes, celeriac, . . . → Read More: Leftovers and Tallgrass Burger

Eating Local at ABC Kitchen

We rarely eat out, but we ate out well this past weekend!

On Saturday night, we had dinner with my Aunt Jean, Uncle Wendell, and cousin Theresa at The Farm on Adderly in Brooklyn. Although we’ve been there before, this is our first time having dinner there, and we were not disappointed. They highlight local ingredients, small farms, and sustainability.

The meal’s highlights were:

Escarole salad (celery root, candied olives, lemon, olive oil, Parmesan) . . . → Read More: Eating Local at ABC Kitchen

Eating Local at Northern Spy

Last night, Erik and I attended a Slow Food NYC event at Northern Spy. Of the eight or nine people, I don’t think anyone knew more than one other person, but we got to know each other and had a great time. We were given a menu, but everything was family-style, so we got to taste a little of everything. If I had to pick favorites, I’d say the meatballs and kale salad were the . . . → Read More: Eating Local at Northern Spy