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News Wed Nov 28 2007

Mmm, Midweek Links

• So, apparently someone's been stealing food critic Steve Dolinsky's headshots from restaurants? WTF?

The Belmont Ann Sather is closed this week in anticipation of its move a couple doors east. (Previously.)

• Centerstage has some suggestions of BYOB restaurants to try if your first choice is too busy.

• Chicago Foodies fears McDonald's 610-calory McSkillet breakfast burrito.

• The Food Chain discovered a place where you can get Crunk Punch straight from the gas can.

• At Hungry Mag, Michael Nagrant disagrees with the hype over El Cubanito's Cuban sandwiches, but likes the ropa vieja quite a bit.

• Similarly, Chicago Bites is underwhelmed by Table Fifty-Two, giving it just a 6.5/10 rating.

• Two Bites in Suburbia has a good-looking recipe for making your own spiced almonds.

• On the other hand, Carol Haddix likes Powerhouse. So does Zagat Buzz.

• There's a hops shortage on, and the Flossmoor Beer Blog breaks down what it means for them and other microbreweries.

Donny B / November 28, 2007 11:45 AM

Two Bites in Suburbia's recipe for spiced almonds is close to, but not quite as good as, Art Smith's recipe for smokey maple pecans in his first book, Back to the Table. That's the best spiced nuts recipe ever! And I've tried many. It's smokey, sweet and slightly spicy. Perfect.

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