Best Eats This Week: Chicken salad, huevos rancheros and German chocolate cake

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — This week features droolworthy photos of meals eaten by anchor Maddie Janssen at Luigi’s and El Charro, and a slice of German chocolate cake purchased from Sequoia Sandwich Company by reporter Nicole Gitzke big enough it could be used as ballast.

Chicken salad, Luigi’s, 725 E. 19th St., Bakersfield

Janssen went carb-free with this meal featuring an ample portion of chicken on a bed of arugula and shaved fennel with avocado and pepitas. Not every meal at Luigi’s has to involve mountains of pasta to satisfy diners.

Huevos rancheros at El Charro

Huevos rancheros, El Charro

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Best Cheap Eats NYC and Westchester: Michelin Bib Gourmand 2021 Restaurants

Just as New York City’s dining rooms are welcoming more diners, Michelin has announced 131 of the best local places to celebrate with a not-too-expensive meal.

The timing of the international guide’s Bib Gourmands, or “cheap eats” list to its vaunted stars, follows the May 3 announcement by Governor Andrew Cuomo that the city’s indoor dining capacity can expand to 100% starting May 19.

Among the 30 new additions to the list are the Brooklyn bakery Winner, which makes a superb BLT—one of our most memorable meals of 2020—and Manhattan’s Thai Diner, from the owners of the beloved, now shuttered

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Local Eats: Greek food and ice cream are a recipe for success at Stoyanna’s near Jackson

JACKSON, MI — Authentic Greek food and ice cream is the recipe for success at Stoyanna’s.

Siera Stoyanovitch opened Stoyanna’s Ice Cream and Stoyanna’s Catering and Carry Out during the COVID-19 pandemic in August 2020. It’s in the location of the former Scream’n Mimi’s Ice Cream and the Chocolate Moose at 5031 and 5037 Brooklyn Road (M-50).

“We put a Greek twist to everything,” Stoyanovitch said.

Stoyanovitch makes a new menu weekly. But some mainstays are always on the menu like gyro’s, baklava and a host of entrees.

“What I want Stoyanna’s to be known for is to be the

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Best Eats This Week: Flourless chocolate cake, French dip and waffles

BAKERSFIELD and Los Angeles, Calif. (KGET) — Producer Raquel Vega has spent some of the pandemic honing her dessert skills, and this week she whipped up a gorgeous cake.

Flourless chocolate cake, Raquel Vega

“This delightful flourless chocolate cake is very easy to make and only requires chocolate chips, butter, milk, eggs, cocoa powder, and sugar,” Vega said. “The best additions are chocolate ganache and homemade whipped cream on top. For a little something extra, throw on some berries. This was a hit with my family and needless to say, it didn’t last long in our home. Happy baking!”


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Food Network’s Alton Brown Is Bringing Good Eats to Lubbock

It all started with a text from my wife, who is an obsessed foodie and culinary instructor. The text read as follows:


That’s right, the original mad scientist of Food Network, Grand Poobah of Kitchen Stadium on Iron Chef America and creator of the pinnacle of television food geekery, Good Eats, is bringing his new stage show to the South Plains.

“Alton Brown LIVE – Beyond The Eats” is making its way to Lubbock’s new Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences on November 4th, 2021. Tickets go on sale this Friday,

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Local Eats: Popular sushi spot at Flint Farmers’ Market seeks to expand its cuisine borders

FLINT – A popular food vendor nestled within the corner at the entrance of Flint Farmers Market has evolved beyond its basic Japanese hand-rolls.

“Temaki was kind of our thing but with a twist,” said Chef Ian Diem, owner of the Chubby Duck. “That’s kind of how we were born and we started off in a real small spot and we had to make one really basic dish, and then we kind of evolved from there.”

The Chubby Duck has a menu that features many beloved traditional sushi dishes including specialty rolls such as the California Roll, the Spicy Tuna

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