I have eaten at this iconic window in Mylapore in my home city of Chennai numerous times. It is easily one of my most favorite street spots ever. However, just a few days ago one of the faces behind the window- Sivaramakrishnan (Ramesh), succumbed to covid.
At Jannal Kadai (literally translated as window shop) near the Kapaleeswarar Temple, Ramesh or his brother Chandrashekar would be seated at this window every morning at 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM, dishing out breakfast eats straight from his kitchen to the lines of eagerly awaiting patrons and then again opening at 5:30 PM for an evening session of tiffin eats.
Ravagh Persian Grill is my go to spot for great local Iranian food. What began with just one restaurant about two decades ago in Manhattan has now grown several spread out over New York City and Long Island.
Little House Café is a bakery/café in Elmhurst serving an intriguing selection of Malaysian desserts and baked goods but lets talk about the glorious Singaporean style chicken curry bun they have here.
There’s no better way to satisfy this craving than with delicious olives from Spain. I was recently sent some jars to sample and I developed a simple recipe which is just one of the ways you could enjoy these flavor filled treats.
I hadn’t an inkling of what Azerbaijani food was until I ate at The Village Café in Midwood and now I am obsessed. I think this might be one of the best meals I have had in recent times and I have Rich at Ethno Junkie to thank for it.
Le Botanisteon the Upper East Side is an apothecary styled organic, plant-based wine bar. This unusual idea is the brainchild of Alain Coumont, who is behind the tremendous success of Le Pain Quotidien in the United States.
I recently received a bottle of the award-winning Ca’ Rainene olive oil which comes from the olive trees of Paolo Bonomelli Boutique Olive Farm. Nestled in the Torri del Benaco, on the eastern shore of Lake Garda, called “Riviera degli Ulivi” (Olive Riviera) which gives this particular blend of olive oil it’s unique properties.
The Paolo Bonomelli Boutique Olive Farm is dedicated to what it calls “from field to bottle” where there is detailed monitoring and care taken to extract the very best quality extra virgin olive oil from their crop. This Ca’ Rainene olive oil is now available in the United States exclusively through Eataly in New York City.
Get yourself a bottle or two– you won’t regret it.
Disclaimer: This product was complimented to me though the opinions expressed here are my own.