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Restaurant Wed Jun 27 2007

Hot Tapa

Tapas fans are in for a special treat this week: Haro Tapas & Pintxos, 2436 S. Oakley, receives the first shipment of Pimientos de Padrón today, direct from Spain. Says Haro owner Amor Montes do Oca:

"We are always on a search for the best of Spain. Such is the case with the famous (and rare) Pimientos de Padrón. In the city of Santiago de Compostela, people flock to tapas bars to savor these unique peppers that are lightly fried in olive oil, and then sprinkled with sea salt to create a delicious snack or tapa. Following the tradition of the little village of Padrón, the farmers select only the small young peppers, because the larger, more mature peppers are always hot."

So, if you're up for a little Russian Roulette, make a reservation today.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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