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A Visit to Duarte’s Tavern, An American Classic
Michael Bauer of Inside Scoop SF (and food editor for the San Francisco Chronicle) drives down to Pescadero for a visit to Duarte’s Tavern, founded in 1894. He loves it all, from the slanted floors in the old dining room to the cioppino to the olallieberry pie (olallieberries are a locally popular hybrid of blackberries and raspberries). The menu features artichokes from Duarte’s garden, local oysters, Dungeness crab… in fact, depending on the season, Duarte’s offers locally caught halibut, snapper, petrale sole, and sand dabs. There’s even an abalone sandwich!
30 Food Milestones of Chicago
Check out this very interesting timeline of 30 great moments in Chicago’s food history, beginning with the 1836 opening of Chicago’s first fancy restaurant, in the Lake House Hotel on Kinzie, through the invention of the brownie in 1893 at the Palmer House, and ending, mordantly, with the opening of the first Chicago Olive Garden this year.
The latest Primanti Bros. opened yesterday near Wheeling, West Virginia, in Triadelphia. That’s the second West Virginia Primanti. The other is in Morgantown. That makes 23 Primanti’s in all.
Cafe Edison Memories
As the recent news of Cafe Edison‘s impending closure sinks in, loyal fans are looking back at life at The Polish Tea Room (a nickname which the owners, Harry and Frances Edelstein, were not fond of). Michael Riedel of The New York Post sits down for lunch at The Polish with three showbiz VIPs to exchange memories of the Edison.