A Morning Menu of Stories We Think You’ll Find Interesting
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!
Huber’s Cafe on a Saturday Night
We think of Huber’s Cafe, of Portland, Oregon, as a place for frumpy but delicious old-fashioned cuisine like their famous roast turkey dinners, baked ham, and homemade pumpkin pie. It’s been around since 1879, which is really saying something for any restaurant but particularly one on the left coast. There’s another side to Huber’s, it seems. PDX.Eater initiated a new feature called Eater Scenes, where they send a photographer out to a popular local restaurant to shoot a series of photos at a specific time. The 18 photos from 8 p.m. at Huber’s focuses on the bar scene, with their flaming Spanish coffee taking center stage. Have a look!
You’re Not the Only One Who Misses Lynn’s Paradise Cafe
Sometimes, when a restaurant with a national reputation closes, it takes the neighborhood down with it. Lynn’s Paradise Cafe was a Louisville tourist destination for its over-the-top quirky decor and unrestrained casual dining. It suddenly closed two years ago and, to date, has not been sold. Businesses in the neighborhood are suffering. Watch the video to learn more.
Lexington Barbecue Festival This Saturday
Start with a pork shoulder. Smoke it, baste it with a vinegar sauce, chop it, and serve it with more of that vinegar dip. That’s barbecue, as done in Lexington, NC, and it’s the only kind of barbecue you’ll find this Saturday, October 25th, at the 31st Annual Barbecue Festival in Lexington, NC. There’ll be all sorts of fair fun and activities, too, but as far as we’re concerned, that Lexington Q is draw enough. Saturday is also the one day of the year when Amtrak stops in Lexington, walking distance from the festival grounds. See the festival website for all the info.
A 1904 Brooklyn, NY Original Still Going Strong
We’ve long been fans of Ferdinando’s Focacceria in Brooklyn, NY, especially their Panelle Special chickpea fritter sandwich with glorious clouds of fresh ricotta. Megan Cerullo has written a really wonderful profile of the restaurant and its owner, Francesco Buffa, for The Brooklyn Eagle. Francesco married Ferdinando’s daughter and, since taking over the business, is intent on preserving the original Sicilian-American experience, adding some additional Sicilian menu items to accommodate changing demographics. Highly recommended reading (and eating, if you get the opportunity!)