Three years ago, when chef Matt Moschella and his partners were looking for a spot for their new restaurant Corto, they had a simple vision in mind — to make “simple, straightforward food.” The team eventually settled on a former bodega in Jersey City’s Heights neighborhood and transformed the bedraggled interior into a fun, lively dining space that doesn’t look unlike someone’s living room—wooden furniture, cheerful photo wall, and creamy white wall paneling that restored the room’s original look in the ‘30s. A small open kitchen is attached but is not separated from the dining room. The space is meant
We have an embarrassment of riches here in the Mile High City when it comes to good old-fashioned diners. Despite the loss of some of the greats in our recent pandemic year — we’re still missing the breakfast fried rice from 20th Street Cafe — we recently counted ten of the best local greasy spoons that we hope will stick around.
But those ten weren’t enough.
There are plenty of great places we didn’t get to include — only for
When it comes to restaurants and food, it’s trendy to chase what’s new and what’s next. But in a city like Detroit, where much has come and gone over the years, the old familiars offer a rich culinary experience and often feel best. The institutions listed on this map not only survived the pandemic, but continue to stand the test of time. Several are go-to spots for special occasions, while others are the holes in the wall where everybody knows (or wants to know) your name.
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Ina Garten often updates classic recipes and her carrot cake is no exception. The bestselling author who films Barefoot Contessa inside a “barn” just steps away from her home in East Hampton, New York, puts her own touch on the classic dessert with fruit.
Ina Garten’s carrot cake uses oil instead of butter
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Most of the Barefoot Contessa’s cakes — and many of her recipes in general — call for butter. Unlike many of her cakes that start with room
Pair a takeout meal from Bizzarro Italian Cafe with a streaming screening of ‘Moonstruck’. #k5evening
WHITE CENTER, Wash. — Doorbell Dinner and a Movie pairs a local restaurant that serves great takeout with a good movie you can stream at home, recommended by a Seattle film expert or a member of Team Evening.
DINNER: Classic Italian cuisine from Bizzarro Italian Cafe in White Center/Wallingford
MOVIE: Moonstruck, streaming on Amazon Prime, iTunes, YouTube, and other platforms
For dinner, might we suggest classic Italian food in White Center, at Bizzarro Italian Cafe?
“Bizzarro Italian Cafe started in 1986,” says co-owner