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Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles Opens in Gilbert AZ
The fourth Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles, originally slated for a January opening, made its debut last Wednesday at Heritage Marketplace in Gilbert, AZ. The first Lo-Lo’s was opened by Larry White in Phoenix in 1997. It was followed by branches in Scottsdale and the airport.
Deli Man Movie Review
The first review we’ve spotted of the documentary film Deli Man comes from the Idaho Statesman of all places. They gave it three stars, a B+. Roger Moore calls it “a playful and tasty crash course in deli history.” The film claims that schmaltz (chicken fat) is “the KY of the Jewish marriage.” Metaphorically speaking, we assume.
10 Best Things to Eat in New Orleans
Seems like anyone who has been to New Orleans likes to weigh in with a list of the best things to eat there. The best eating city in the country does that to people. Here’s a ten-best list from Bill Wiatrak, writing for Houstonia magazine. Some choices are predictable (yet worthy): beignets from Cafe du Monde and muffulettas from Central Grocery. Others are less so: pastas at Coop’s Place and a peanut butter burger from Yo Mama’s. Check it out, you might find something useful for your next trip to America’s eating capital.
USC Reviews New Cassell’s Burgers
The Daily Trojan, student newspaper for the University of Southern California, has reviewed the new iteration of Cassell’s Hamburgers, now set up in Los Angeles’ historic Hotel Normandie. The writer likes the cheeseburgers: “classic American-style and very delicious — no big surprises.” He bemoans the lack of fries but appreciates the homemade potato salad. The new owners say they are trying to remain true to the spirit of founder Al Cassell.