Delicious Anticipation: EMP + Alinea = 21st Century Limited [Cool Videos]

Posted by Foodie Buddha on August 24, 2012

This is what happens when two of the best restaurants in the country (Eleven Madison Park and Alinea) team up together:

Granted this is more interesting for those of us general food fanatics than it is for anyone belted down here in Atlanta.  However, that’s a pretty awesome teaser video, and one can only imagine what Grant Achatz and Daniel Humm have up their sleeves.  They have a facebook page, so monitor that if you want to keep up with the news drip.

GA’s Jack McBrayer + Triumph Go For Insulting Hot Dogs

Posted by Foodie Buddha on June 16, 2012

The other night, Conan O’Brien recruited Georgia boy Jack McBrayer (the page on 30 Rock) to join Triumph the Insult Comic Dog at Chicago’s famed Wieners Circle, a hot dog stand with an attitude.  No doubt, Triumph is my favorite member of Conan’s entourage.  So it stands as no surprise that this bit turned out fan-freaking-tastic.  The Robert Smigel voiced puppet is as bad as they come; and, when paired with the softly presented McBrayer, we are treated to comic gold.  Check it out!

If you haven’t heard of the Wieners Circle, I strongly suggest you listen to This American Life’s episode on the NSFW eatery.  Meanwhile, if you don’t have an hour, and really just want some laughs … stick to the video containing the sweet piece of comic genius.

Moto’s Homaro Cantu & Ben Roche Talk Sustainable Food Science

Posted by Foodie Buddha on December 16, 2011

ben roche and homaro cantuWhen discussions of deconstructed food and molecular gastronomy occur, rarely do concepts like sustainability come to mind.  People (like me), who eat food from the admittedly quirky chefs that make these whacky concoctions, are almost always focused on the hedonistic experience of this type of consumption.  This is obviously not lost on Homaro Cantu and Ben Roche, who serve as the executive chef and the executive pastry chef of Moto Restaurant in Chicago respectively {Homaro is on the right}.

Moto is one of the Windy City’s most notable Modern American restaurants.  At this internationally acclaimed establishment, Cantu and his team drop some mad scientist methods to produce food that’s been torn down and built back up in ways most people could never execute (let alone imagine).  If it wasn’t previously obvious that guy’s like Roche and Cantu are concerned with the food system beyond how they can use it to blow your mind as if you’re a character in Inception, it should be obvious now.

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Zapata Mexican Restaurant Review – Norcross, Atlanta, GA [First Impressions] 3

Posted by Foodie Buddha on September 24, 2009

emiliano-zapata

Stashed away in Downtown Norcross is a little Mexican restaurant touting the name Zapata.  Though the word translates as shoes to us gringos, the restaurant actually takes its name from Emiliano Zapata, a Mexican revolutionary.  Thus, it was predictably cool that the words “Revolutionary Mexican Cuisine” were scribed just under the name on our menus.

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