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Is Nashville Hot Chicken Going Viral?

Super-hot-spiced fried chicken has been percolating along quietly in Nashville, TN for, oh, about 80 years. Through the decades the fiery bird received little national attention nor, for that matter, all that much local attention. Suddenly, within the last two or three years, the yardbird has flown the coop and is nesting in spots like New York City, Lexington, KY, and Birmingham, AL. Why now? Or, more to the point, what took so long? All it takes is a taste for a lifelong love affair. We know; we’re addicts as well. Continue reading

The Return of Lynn’s Paradise Cafe in Louisville?

It had been a while since we’d heard the rumors about the potential sale and reopening of Louisville, KY’s Lynn’s Paradise Cafe, which will be closed for three years come next month. But talk is picking up again. Is it for real this time? Listen to the phone conversation the Courier-Journal had with Lynn Winter. She sounds as flighty as ever, and hints left and right about either selling the place or reopening it herself, but she doesn’t sound certain about any of it. The Courier-Journal’s reporter in the accompanying story notes that her claim that she’s legally unable to discuss the restaurant’s status is often an indication that a sale is impending. We’ll see.

Turkey America

As Thanksgiving approaches each year, foodie articles begin to pop up bemoaning the so-called flavorless turkey accompanied by starchy and sweet dull sides. We cry Scrooge (or whoever the embodiment of Thanksgiving humbuggery is)! We love the sides and we adore the flavor of the bird — and make no mistake about it, turkey HAS flavor, although it may take an unjaded palate to appreciate it. Label us unjaded, because we don’t limit our turkey feasting to the fourth Thursday of November. And neither, apparently, does Larry Olmsted, as evidenced by his survey, for USA Today, of eateries across America that do right by the bird all year round. Continue reading

Top 20 Food Cities in the U.S.A.

The list is presented by Travel + Leisure, and chosen by their readers, as the best “food snob” cities but it doesn’t appear that any sort of pretentiousness is part of the equation. These seem more to be the 20 cities for people whose primary travel activity is eating, and that includes us. The list begins at #20 with Seattle. Louisville, at #16, gets recognition for the Hot Brown sandwich invented at The Brown Hotel. #15 New Orleans (#15! Wow!) topped the survey for fine dining, like Brennan’s, and sandwiches, such as the great ones served at Parkway Bakery. NYC is #10 and Cleveland (!) is seventh. Best food city in the U.S.? Houston!

LAF in the A.M. February 14th, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

HAPPY CREME-FILLED CHOCOLATES DAY!

Pie and Ice Cream Benefit at TX Brewery

Top 10 Food Cities in the World

Shake Shack Comes to Baltimore Monday

Local Praise for Giordano’s of Indy

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LAF in the A.M. January 30th, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

HAPPY NATIONAL CROISSANT DAY!

La Poutine Week: Feb 1st through 7th

Is Lynn Winter Thinking About Reopening Paradise Cafe?

Perp Caught Pie-Handed During Arnold’s Country Kitchen Break-In

The Camp Washington Chili Story

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LAF in the A.M. January 27th, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

 HAPPY NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CAKE DAY!

New Big Texan Record!

Cassell’s Burgers in LA

Indy’s Great Steakhouses

Lynn’s Favorite Recipes from Paradise

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LAF in the A.M. January 24th, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

HAPPY NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER DAY!

Table Squatting: What’s Your View?

Lynn Winter Says She’s Trying

How They Make Al’s #1 Italian Beef

One Classic Pays Tribute to Another

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LAF in the A.M. January 21st, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

 HAPPY NATIONAL NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER DAY!

Is Jewish Deli a Victim of Assimilation?

Lynn’s Paradise Cafe Neighbors Angry

Indy Giordano’s Opening 2/3

NYT Visits Brennan’s of New Orleans

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LAF in the A.M. December 5th, 2014

A Morning Menu of Stories We Think You’ll Find Interesting

Why Are Charleston, SC’s Soul Food Restaurants Closing?

Come See the GingerBrown in Louisville

A Look at 2 New Appetizing Restaurants in NYC’s Lower East Side

AL.com Writer Falls for Wintzell’s Fish Tacos

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LAF in the A.M. December 4th, 2014

A Morning Menu of Stories We Think You’ll Find Interesting

Arcade of Memphis to Stay Open for Dinner in 2015

Sylvan Park Restaurant on Franklin in Nashville to Close?

Dottie’s Diner of Woodbury, CT Moving

Now’s Your Chance to Try Your Hand at a Hot Brown

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LAF in the A.M. November 20th, 2014

A Morning Menu of Stories We Think You’ll Find Interesting

Thanksgiving In Louisville

Cinerama with Cupcakes

Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles Opening in Gilbert AZ

24 Pie Places In and Around Austin TX

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LAF in the A.M. October 24th, 2014

A Morning Menu of Stories We Think You’ll Find Interesting

101 Pizzas

This time it’s The Daily Meal, and their twist on the “greatest pizza” list is to choose specific pies from the chosen pizzerias, ranked 101 to 1. Who did the choosing? 78 “experts.” Which pizza came in first place? This is one time we agree with the “experts” because Frank Pepe‘s white clam pizza, from New Haven, CT, is our #1 choice, too. No, not our #1 pizza, our #1 food, period! Continue reading

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