How Chef Park Kyeong-Mi Creates Some of Korea’s Best Tteok

Chef Park Kyeong-Mi holds the honorable title of South Korea’s “Royal Cuisine Intangible Cultural Heritage Transferee,” which is another way of saying: she’s really really good at making tteok.

Kyeong-Mi been making varieties of the traditional Korean rice cake in her shop Dong Byung Sang Ryoun for over 20 years. “What’s funny is, when I first started to make tteok, people were unaware of this nice food culture,” she says. “They didn’t eat it because they didn’t know about it.” Now, she makes everything from royal stir-fried tteok to bouncy jeungpyeon to tteok sandwiches filled with sliced meat.

First, we

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Matchacita in Lincoln Park is delicious for the senses and the lenses

Maddey Martin

The Tropical Hydration Smoothie and Purple Haze Latte among the aesthetically pleasing décor of Matchacita’s self-service bar.

Matchacita, located at 705 W. Belden Ave., opened inside of Squeez Juice bar just three weeks ago and is already bustling with college students. Matchacita is its own entity, but is “partnered up” with Squeez Juice Bar, according to part-owner Rosie Hatzilabo. 

“We decided to utilize this spot, and still have the juices and everything like that, but also bring Matchacita into the mix,” Hatzilabo said.

As the name suggests, matcha is the star ingredient in most of their drinks and

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The Votes Are Tallied: Here Are The 2021 “Best Of Severna Park” Winners

The results are in! We had 2,175 people cast their votes either online or via newsprint for this year’s Best Of contest.

To be eligible, each business must have a commercial address within Severna Park, Arnold or Millersville, and a nominee had to receive at least five votes to qualify. We had only a few categories that didn’t receive enough votes, and we are listing both the winner and the runner-up in each qualifying category.

So without further ado…the envelope, please!


Best Restaurant Overall: 1. Garry’s Grill 2. Park Tavern

Best Wait Staff: 1. Garry’s Grill 2. Severna Park

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Eleven Madison Park starts food truck ahead of reopening

“We had been brainstorming different ways to make the restaurant part of the community and get staff engaged beyond making meals and pushing them out of the door,” says Matt Jozwiak, co-founder and chiefs executive officer of Rethink. “And then Daniel called me and was, like, ‘Let’s do a food truck.’

The handsome, royal blue, customized truck, emblazoned with the names Eleven Madison Truck and Rethink will serve around 400 meals a day for free. Operations will be paid for in large part by the restaurant’s diners; each Michelin three-star meal that’s sold guarantees five meals for Rethink. (EMP’s to-go

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Eleven Madison Park Starts Food Truck Ahead of NYC Reopening

Photographer: Clay Williams/Bloomberg

As Eleven Madison Park moves to reopen their dining room, the restaurant is expanding its reach in an unexpected way.

Starting on Monday, April 12, the Eleven Madison Truck will be deployed around the city.

It won’t be serving to-go containers of its famed honey lavender roast duck, or anything else that might have featured on the $335 tasting menu. Instead, the truck, from chef-owner Daniel Humm’s partnership with the nonprofit Rethink, will feed underserved food communities,

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Team behind San Antonio’s best Mexican restaurant Mixtli closes Kumo near Olmos Park

In an Instagram post that reads like a bittersweet Valentine to a boxcar, chef Diego Galicia announced the closing of Kumo, the Mexican small-plates experiment he launched with fellow chef Rico Torres in November in the former railcar home of their groundbreaking progressive Mexican restaurant Mixtli near Olmos Park.

“This train car was incredibly generous to me,” Galicia wrote late Wednesday night. “It gave me more than I could have ever asked for. Ever dreamt of. Tonight was the last ride. I will never cook there again.”

It was in that train car, with room for just 12 guests at

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