Jean Le Boeuf [email protected] Published 12:03 PM EDT Sep 19, 2018 I wasn't sure about the ciabatta buns. They arrived at my table speared with a knife and a tiny grape tomato, sandwiching Western Prime Burger's signature lamb patty — fragrantly sweet and savory at the same time. Perhaps they are the latest result of the craft-burger craze. Those crackled tops were still lightly coated with flour, their insides chewy and densely packed. They held together lettuce, tomato, caramelized onion and that thick-cut patty checkered with char marks. But not for long. I had my doubts about the square-shaped slices you often find grilled on a panini press, spread with pesto or drizzled with balsamic. I feared the dreaded "backslider effect" — when that tiny bottom bun disappears into burger oblivion. I hate it when I'm right. I heard about Western Prime Burger's opening last month in the Mission Square retail center anchored by Noodles … [Read more...] about Naples restaurants: Western Prime Burger is good. Variety would make it better.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Ever see a steampunk vaudeville act? No? How about maybe one that does some light acrobatics? Still No? OK, what about a science fiction novelist musician storyteller? Can't say you have, right? That's why Dewey Davis-Thompson created the "Pirates and Angels Variety Show", which audiences can experience on Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22 at the [email protected] in St. Petersburg. "I felt like we needed a vehicle to bring all these amazing talented people together and allow people to see them," said Davis-Thompson. The "science-fiction-novelist-musician storyteller we mentioned? That's Tenea D. Johnson, who calls this variety show a rare opportunity to show off her unique medium. “The book — everyone understands a book — a musical story, a musical narrative or a composition is something that you are not going to understand until you see it," said Johnson. Johnson will perform “Glider,” a story she tells with a … [Read more...] about On the Town: ‘Pirates and Angels Variety Show’ comes to [email protected]
By Eva Kilgore | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: September 17, 2018 at 1:20 pm | UPDATED: September 17, 2018 at 1:20 pm After peeking in a few days ago, I am excited to visit the new Pho 10. It has a variety of pho choices — the filet mignon and brisket pho, in particular, looked yummy. There’s also banh mi sandwiches and vegetarian options. I may have to try the Avocado Smoothie. Buy one entree and get a free egg roll or soda. This offer is good through mid-October. Pho 10 is in Huntington Beach at 21210 Beach Blvd. near Atlanta Avenue. Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday; closed Monday. Information: 714-594-7838. Inland Koi My friend Laura has a beautiful koi pond that starts in her courtyard and ends inside her home. The koi fish are so colorful, and fun to watch. If you have koi, or are thinking of buying them, check out Inland Koi in Fountain Valley. Here you’ll find a wide selection of Japanese koi from 5 … [Read more...] about Eva Kilgore: Menu at new Pho 10 in Huntington Beach offers a nice variety of options
Susan Selasky Detroit Free Press Published 7:01 AM EDT Sep 16, 2018 The Michigan apple harvest is well under way. This week, you can expect varieties like Jonamac, Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious and Jonathan to begin showing up, and toward the end of the month, you'll see Braeburn, Fuji and Red Delicious. The state is expecting an above-average crop in 2018 with a total harvest of about 28 million bushels. Apples grown in Michigan have a wide variety of flavor profiles ranging from sweet to tart to tangy. There has been some recent upheaval in the apple world. According to the U.S. Apple Association, the Gala apple has taken over the No. 1 spot in the U.S., knocking the Red Delicious to No. 2. Red Delicious, often a lunchbox favorite, held the spot for 50 years. The beloved Honeycrisp, meanwhile, is taking over the No. 5 spot from Golden Delicious. Granny Smith apples are No. 3 and Fuji is No. 4. The association says that the Gala apple is … [Read more...] about It’s apple season in Michigan: See the leading varieties
TAMPA — In a prior September, the situation facing USF —fourth and 1 from Georgia Tech's 9-yard line — would have screamed for a halfback dive.This time, with his team leading by four and fewer than three minutes remaining, Charlie Strong screamed for something else."I said to (offensive coordinator) Sterlin (Gilbert), 'Man, we need seven here, we don't need three. We've got to get seven. Let's go for it,'" the Bulls' second-year coach said. "And I said, 'If anything, get a ball to (Tyre) McCants. He'll get us 1 yard, they're not gonna knock him back.'"Seconds later, quarterback Blake Barnett took a shotgun snap and flung a short screen pass to McCants. The 240-pound slot receiver snagged the ball near his own sideline at the 11, then plowed forward 6 more yards before two Tech defenders finally brought him down.The gamble proved not only decisive (Barnett scored the next play) but symbolic, illustrating the obvious shift in Strong and Gilbert's offensive … [Read more...] about Veer-and-variety: USF mixing things up on offense