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A Salt & Battery

Posted in Food by Chris on November 11, 2009
Up near the meatpacking district of NYC lies a brick and mortar gem known as A Salt & Battery. AS&B offers authentic fish and chips (fries for those of you not in the know), brought to you just as they’d serve it across the pond. As if the genius wordplay wasn’t a good enough reason to satiate your curiosity, these guys threw down with Bobby Flay a while back and kicked his Eric Murphy looking ass. The fellows at AS&B offer several types of fish: whiting, haddock, sole, and pollock. They also offer shrimp and scallops as well as other fried goodness. With your order of fish and chips comes a small Solo container full of dipping sauce; and while I’m not sure what exactly it is, I’m absolutely positive that it’s delicious. You can check out their online menu on the A Salt & Battery website, or if you’re in Empire State, stop by and grab a bite to eat.

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SoBe Wine & Food Festival

Posted in Food, Travel by Chris on September 16, 2009
Last year, my girlfriend and I went to the SoBe Wine & Food festival in South Beach. Not only were you able to find loads of man-thongs on the beach, but it was also where you found the venue for the festivities. Small tents were set up for cooking demos and larger tents were erected for the main event: food and booze. As you walk in you are given an event booklet with a pen (for writing down recipe notes I’m guessing) and a single wine glass. The entrance led attendees into a section of the venue which was dedicated to the small tents. The large tents, were located towards the middle and rear of the venue. Restaurants (local to Miami and afar) put their best foot forward as restaurants doled out samples of steak, seafood, burgers, and other concoctions to feed the masses. Sadly, the KFC Double Down was not introduced but Whole Foods made an appearance, handing out stuff from their prepared foods section which was less than spectacular. Alcohol was also readily on hand as wine and liquor vendors, big and small, were uncorking and uncapping bottles for those ready to get their binge on. The next SoBe Wine & Food Festival begins February 25th and runs until the 28th- check the sobefest website for more info. Also, make sure you keep your grandparents proud by buying a “I’m in Miami, Bitch” t-shirt while you’re out there. It exudes classiness.
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