I just got a job on Jefferson right near the Journal Center, and I would love to get some recommendations for good lunch places. I tried Jimmy's this afternoon, and it was pretty good. Don't care about what kind of food it is, as long as it's good.
The kitchen has its own language, forged equally from hot pans and sharp things coming around corners, and tight spaces shared for hours on end. In this brand new series, we devote time to the words and phrases chefs hold near and dear to their sweaty, stressed out, crass little hearts. Today's deep-dive: SHOEMAKER.
The squashiest of the squash. All-the-squash-we've-shot-and-it's-only-the-first-week-of-November squash!
Started From - Umber Ahmad
Former investor banker Umber Ahmad recounts her road from Wall Street to running a bakery in the East Village.
A good Reuben sandwich is a perfect balance of flavors and textures, and this one delivers. Good rye bread, crisped in butter, holds generous layers of Thousand Island dressing, rich corned beef or pastrami, crunchy sauerkraut, and nutty, melty Gruyère or Swiss cheese that oozes beautifully into the other ingredients.
Save the sweats and backward baseball cap for the stadium. When you're eating at a nice restaurant, dress the part. WTF Are You Doing?! gives chefs the chance to gleefully re-enact the awful behavior they see in their dining rooms every day.