September 2016

Bida Manda: Family Ties

Sep 20, 2016 Kate Turgeon Watson 0
This month marks Bida Manda’s fourth birthday, and the milestone will be celebrated with two guests of honor who have a strong presence in the restaurant yet they’ve never stepped inside. After a 12-year struggle […]
May 2016

Neighborhood Kitchens

Apr 29, 2016 Kate Turgeon Watson 2
At JMR, dining and community join together Walking into a restaurant where the servers know your name, where you wave to familiar faces, may seem like an image from a bygone area, especially in today’s […]
April 2016

Second Empire – Sweet.

Mar 31, 2016 Kate Turgeon Watson 0
Chef Amber Atkins with her chocolate raspberry pecan layer cake with fresh fruit and house-made pecan butter. Standing in the basement bake shop, Amber Atkins says she’s a traditionalist. You know: butter, sugar, eggs and […]
March 2016

Vivid Nightmares

Mar 2, 2016 Kate Turgeon Watson 0
She was chased by Nazis. Fired at. Forced to hide under logs and run through the woods. But, she says, relieved, “I didn’t get shot.” That was the first nightmare Tracy Jones, now 32, remembers […]
Fresh Off the Farm
March 2016

Fresh Off the Farm

Mar 2, 2016 Kate Turgeon Watson 0
Each Saturday Chef John Ford prepares a farm-to-table dinner — in addition to everything else on his plate. Stroll the State Farmers Market on a Saturday morning and you may see John Ford. Sporting a black […]
Now Playing...
March 2016

Now Playing…

Mar 2, 2016 Kate Turgeon Watson 0
Local theaters bring creature comforts and nostalgia. It was a bad year at the movies. You might even call it a dud. According to a CBS News poll, 2014 saw the lowest box office take for […]
Menu-ology
March 2016

Menu-ology

Mar 2, 2016 Kate Turgeon Watson 0
Restaurants mind their menus as much as their recipes. Ever notice how the grocery store puts milk all the way at the back of the store, even though shoppers often duck in just for a gallon […]
Tasty Toasty
February 2016

Tasty Toasty

Feb 2, 2016 Kate Turgeon Watson 0
Know the saying, “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire?” Smoke and fire are easy to spot on menus lately. A concept that’s been smoldering for a couple years is catching fire. According to Technomic, a research/consulting […]
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