Very good location with good ambience and excellent service. Very friendly staff. Food is authentic Indian cuisine though spicy option would be welcome

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Jiyaan Indian Restaurant – Midlands,

I visited the restaurant whilst on a business trip after seeking out an Indian restaurant on Google with good reviews for an evening meal. I’m not local to Solihull and google maps struggled to direct me to the location by foot, however when did find it, the welcome, service, food and wine were all excellent. The tables/chairs etc were also dressed very nicely.
The service by waitresses and management was just the perfect amount of attentive and it was refreshing to be waited on by staff who didn’t look miserable or sour faced (as you so often find in a lot of places!) The courteousness and sweet nature of the staff really stood out and I think this goes a long way in whether customers are likely to return or not.
The cuisine was of a very high class standard – not only presentation-wise but the flavours or the dishes I had were like no other Indian meal (or takeaway!) I have tried before. For the food quality and service, I think the menu was well priced. I will definitely be recommending the restaurant to any fiends/family/colleagues who visit the area in future.

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See The NYC Restaurants Ordered Closed Last Week |

restaurants & bars Shared from New York City, NY See The NYC Restaurants Ordered Closed Last Week These places were found to be too dirty to stay open. By Adam Nichols, Patch Staff | May 24, 2019 9:06 am NYC’s Health Department closed down several restaurants last week. (Shutterstock) NEW YORK — Filth flies, roaches, mice and unwashed hands — restaurants across the city have dirty secrets they’d rather you didn’t know about. Fortunately for the diner’s well-being, New York City’s Health Department is watching.
Every year, inspectors go unannounced into more than 24,000 restaurants in the city. Of them, the majority are fine, but some fall disgustingly short of the city’s cleanliness requirements.
The most common violations, according to the city, are food stored at wrong temperatures, vermin, “plumbing” issues (the mind boggles) and basic food safety protocols not being followed
Every week, Patch will tell you which restaurants have gotten the chop – try not to read over your lunch break.
Inspection scores above 28 earn eateries a C grade and extra close monitoring from the city’s health department – which could decide to shut it down.
These are the restaurants closed down since May 17, 2019, according to the Department of Health:
Manhattan:
LA FONDA RESTAURANT AND TAPAS BAR
169 EAST 106 ST
Violation points: 43
Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation. Evidence of rats or live rats present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies. Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist. KORONET PIZZA
4087 BROADWAY
Violation points: 41
Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist. Pesticide use not in accordance with label or applicable laws. Prohibited chemical used/stored. Open bait station used. Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; anti-siphonage or backflow prevention device not provided where required; equipment or floor not properly drained; sewage disposal system in disrepair or not functioning properly. Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit. TEN DEGREES
121 ST MARKS PLACE
Violation points: 48
Food worker does not use proper utensil to eliminate bare hand contact with food that will not receive adequate additional heat treatment. Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies. Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred. Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist. Covered garbage receptacle not provided or inadequate, except that garbage receptacle may be uncovered during active use. Garbage storage area not properly constructed or maintained; grinder or compactor dirty. Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit. Brooklyn:
NOSTRAND CAFE
261 NOSTRAND AVE
Violation points: 61
Food contact surface improperly constructed or located. Unacceptable material used. Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room. Hot and cold running water at adequate pressure to enable cleanliness of employees not provided at facility. Soap and an acceptable hand-drying device not provided. Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit. SUPER POLLO
4102 FIFTH AVE
Violation points: 33
Food not cooled by an approved method whereby the internal product temperature is reduced from 140º F to 70º F or less within 2 hours, and from 70º F to 41º F or less within 4 additional hours. Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations. Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service. Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist. Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; anti-siphonage or backflow prevention device not provided where required; equipment or floor not properly drained; sewage disposal system in disrepair or not functioning properly. MALAZ WEST INDIAN & AMERICAN CUISINE
1168 FULTON ST
Violation points: 51
Hot food item not held at or above 140º F. Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service. Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist. Food contact surface not properly maintained. HAPPY HOUSE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
5014-16 EIGHTH AVE
Violation points: 81
Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation. Food from unapproved or unknown source or home canned. Reduced oxygen packaged (ROP) fish not frozen before processing; or ROP foods prepared on premises transported to another site. Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan. Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Live roaches present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies. Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room. Hot and cold running water at adequate pressure to enable cleanliness of employees not provided at facility. Soap and an acceptable hand-drying device not provided. Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service. Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist. Food contact surface not properly maintained. Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; anti-siphonage or backflow prevention device not provided where required; equipment or floor not properly drained; sewage disposal system in disrepair or not functioning properly. Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit. PARADISE RESTAURANT
4904 FORT HAMILTON PKWY
Violation points: 71
Hot food item not held at or above 140º F. Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation. Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan. Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service. Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred. Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist. Mechanical or natural ventilation system not provided, improperly installed, in disrepair and/or fails to prevent excessive build-up of grease, heat, steam condensation vapors, odors, smoke, and fumes. MADINA RESTAURANT
563 CONEY ISLAND AVE
Violation points: 80
Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation. Food worker does not use proper utensil to eliminate bare hand contact with food that will not receive adequate additional heat treatment. Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Live roaches present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies. Insufficient or no refrigerated or hot holding equipment to keep potentially hazardous foods at required temperatures. Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist. Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit. GABBY’S COFFEE SHOP
101 DITMAS AVE
Violation points: 59
Hot food item not held at or above 140º F. Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation. Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service. Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist. Thawing procedures improper. Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit. Queens:
KENNEDY FRIED CHICKEN
8770 PARSONS BLVD
Violation points: 39
Toxic chemical improperly labeled, stored or used such that food contamination may occur. Toilet facility not provided for employees or for patrons when required. Toilet facility not maintained and provided with toilet paper, waste receptacle and self-closing door. Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit. ORIGINAL HAZI BIRYANI
17016A HILLSIDE AVE
Violation points: 52
Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation. Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan. Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution. Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist. ROYAL PIZZERIA
5506 MYRTLE AVE
Violation points: 32
Evidence of rats or live rats present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Live roaches present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist. TWA HOTEL – FOOD COURT -HUGHES WING
60 JOHN F. KENNEDY AIRPORT, TERMINAL 5
Violation points: 73
Hot food item not held at or above 140º F. Food from unapproved or unknown source or home canned. Reduced oxygen packaged (ROP) fish not frozen before processing; or ROP foods prepared on premises transported to another site. No facilities available to wash, rinse and sanitize utensils and/or equipment. Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service. Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit. JOE ASIAN & SUSHI
3319 36TH AVE
Violation points: 37
Evidence of rats or live rats present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service. Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist. MERIT KABAB
3767 74TH ST
Violation points: 71
Hot food item not held at or above 140º F. Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation. Food not cooled by an approved method whereby the internal product temperature is reduced from 140º F to 70º F or less within 2 hours, and from 70º F to 41º F or less within 4 additional hours. Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies. Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room. Hot and cold running water at adequate pressure to enable cleanliness of employees not provided at facility. Soap and an acceptable hand-drying device not provided. Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist. Thawing procedures improper. Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit. Subscribe

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Where Top Chefs Eat in Mumbai

(Bloomberg) — Mumbai is a wonderful city for eating out. There’s history. There’s tradition. There’s luxury hotels with cool international cuisine and icy air-conditioning. And there’s also street food, though some foreign visitors are wary.
But where do Indian chefs like to eat? We asked some of the biggest names in Indian gastronomy for their favorite places and dishes, from cheap snacks to fine gastronomy.
Here are their picks.
Americano
This is the new restaurant of chef Alex Sanchez, who previously won countless fans and a large following at the Table in Mumbai. Here, in a cool bar with a high ceiling, he serves an eclectic menu of things he likes to cook. Those things include great pizzas and a quirky dish of corn “ribs,” dusted with spices and served with green garlic aioli. “I went there twice in the opening week and the simplicity blew me away,” says Hussain Shahzad of O Pedro restaurant in Mumbai. “The corn ribs are an amazing bar snack.”123 Nagindas Master Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort; +91 22226 47700; www.americanobombay.com
Bademiya
This street-food stall behind the Taj Mahal Palace hotel traces its history to 1946. It’s a destination and late at night Tulloch Road is jammed with people lining up for the seekh kebabs, many with the food laid out on their car bonnets. Popular dishes include mutton seekh kabab. “It’s very good: It’s an institution,” says Vivek Singh, of London’s Cinnamon Club. “The kebabs are awesome,” says Surender Mohan, of London’s Jamavar. A third London-based chef, Sriram Aylur of Quilon, visits whenever he is in Mumbai.Tulloch Road, Behind Hotel Taj Mahal, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, 400039; +91 99671 14179
Bombay Canteen
This fashionable restaurant and bar is a favorite of many chefs, who enjoy the modern cooking of traditional regional dishes as well as the buzz. (The culinary director and co-founder is Floyd Cardoz, who worked for Danny Meyer in New York, and learned much about hospitality along the way.) “I like the rustic way they serve the food: It’s a modern take and it’s a cool place,” says Rohit Ghai of Kutir, in London. “I love it: They are so innovative,” says Ravinder Bhogal of Jikoni, whose favorite dish is Beetroot & Topli Paneer. Quilon’s Aylur says, “They take a simple dish and give it a twist. I find it very exciting.”Kamala Mills, SB Road, Lower Parel, 400013; +91 22 4966 6666; thebombaycanteen.com
Britannia & Co
This grand old Parsi cafe was an inspiration for Dishoom restaurant in London. “It was built in the early twenties by George Wittet, the architect who also built the Gateway of India,” according to Dishoom. Jamavar’s Mohan, whose other London restaurant is Bombay Bustle, recommends the berry pulao (spiced rice with currant-like dried berries) and “a fine rendition of Bombay duck.” Harneet Baweja, of Gunpowder, London, is another fan: “It’s a place you go to every day.”16 Wakefield House, Sprott Road, Ballard Estate, Fort, 400038; +91 22 2261 5264
Jai Hind Lunch Home
This inexpensive seafood restaurant is a favorite of chef Cyrus Todiwala of Cafe Spice Namaste in London, who particularly enjoys the Clam Sukka with coconut; and the Bombay Duck at the Bandra West outlet. “I love the way they do their seafood,” he says. “It’s very fresh and light, with the right amount of pungency, and amazing flavors. It’s super casual and very busy. You might have to queue.” Gunpowder’s Baweja is another fan of the Clam Sukka, enjoying the dry masala style. (He favors the Lower Parel location.)7/8 B, Madhav Bhavan, Opposite Kamala Mills, Lower Parel, 400013; +91 22 2493 0010; jaihindlunchhome.com
Mahesh Lunch Home
This seafood restaurant, founded in 1977, serves the Mangalorean cuisine of South India, known for its fish curries and the use of coconut and curry leaves. (There are now four outlets in Mumbai alone.) “It’s a seafood place for locals, an institution,” says Cinnamon Club’s Singh. “It’s informal and not too expensive, and the food is very acceptable.” Jikoni’s Bhogal says: “It’s really good coastal food.” Chef Karam Sethi of Gymkhana and other JKS Restaurants in London, is a fan of the “classic” cooking.8-B, Cawasji Patel Street, Fort, 400001; +91 22 2287 0938; www.maheshlunchhome.com
O Pedro
This Goan bar and restaurant in northern Mumbai is fashionable and buzzy, with creative cocktails and cooking. Bar snacks such as burrata salad with slow-roasted winter carrots, pumpkin-seed granola & toasted chilli oil set the standard. O Pedro is the pick of the restaurateur and writer Camellia Panjabi, who says, “It’s a playful restaurant from the founders of Bombay Canteen.” She enjoys the modern Goan cooking and the cocktails. Panjabi’s restaurants include Chutney Mary and Masala Zone in London.Unit No. 2, Plot No. C-68 Jet Airways – Godrej BKC, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (E), 400051; +91 22 2653 4700; opedromumbai.com
Sea Lounge at the Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal Palace opened in 1903 and is a beautiful landmark in Mumbai. The afternoon tea at the Sea Lounge is not to be missed, according to Quilon’s Sriram, who particularly recommends the Bhel Puri (puffed rice, crispies, potatoes, onion and chillies) and the Pani Puri. “It is a whole great experience,” he says, recommending the breakfast, too.Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Apollo Bunder, 400001; +91 22 6665 3285; bit.ly/2X1tP5c
Shree Thaker Bhojanalay
This marvelous and inexpensive vegetarian restaurant is difficult to find. My driver had no clue (But it might become considerably easier soon as chef David Chang and actor Aziz Ansari filmed there recently.) You are served a tray of small Gujarati dishes and freshly made breads. The food is delicious and there are endless refills for about $7. Chef Mohan is a fan: He describes it as Mumbai’s “most decadent thali,” and particularly enjoys the bread and the “ghee-laden, vegetarian cooking.”31 Dadiseth Agiyari Lane, Kalbadevi, 400002; +91 22 2208 8035
Swati Snacks
Some visitors worry about the hygiene of street food in India. Swati takes that food and serves it on bright yellow plates in the cleanest of rooms. You enjoy a number of plates, such as the pani puri, crispy pastry balls that you fill with lentils and tangy sauces. Asma Khan, recently featured on Netflix’s Chef’s Table, is a particular fan of the Bhel Puri (chaat Indian snack.) “It is just incredible,” she says. “I am very fussy. There is a classic amount of chutney-to-crunch ratio and they get it exactly right. But those yellow plates are terrible. The owner must have lost a bet.” (Khan’s London restaurant is Darjeeling Express.) Chef Atul Kochhar of Kanishka restaurant in London is another fan. Chefs Ghai, Mohan and Sethi all name Swati among their favorite restaurants. (There are two outlets, each, in Mumbai and Ahmedabad.)Dalamal Tower, Free Press Journal Marg, Nariman Point, 400021; +91 22 6666-6880; www.swatisnacks.com
The Table
This eclectic restaurant has many fans for its modern global cuisine. “They set a trend to do really, really good continental food,” says Ravinder Bhogal, who recommends zucchini spaghetti with almonds and Parmesan; and boneless chicken wings fashioned into cubes with with a ginger glaze. “I love the atmosphere, too,” she says. (I went recently, after the departure of chef Alex Sanchez to Americano, and enjoyed an heirloom-tomato and grilled-strawberry salad with Belper Knolle cheese, basil and sunflower seeds.) Awards include a Best Restaurant in India accolade from Time Out.Kalapesi Trust Building, Below Hotel Suba Palace, Apollo Bunder Marg, Colaba, 400039; +91 22 2282 5000; thetable.in
Trishna
This small restaurant in the Fort area of south Mumbai is arguably the most famous in the city, particularly for its garlic butter crab. “When you mention Bombay to anyone, the restaurant they will talk about is Trishna,” says Karam Sethi, who likes it so much he went into partnership to open a Trishna in London. “It’s the freshest seafood from the Arabian sea cooked simply but full of flavor and punch,” he says. Other chefs agree: “It’s not chi-chi but everyone goes there and you’ll always see someone there you know,” says Ravinder Bhogal, who is a particular fan of the neer dosa. Surender Mohan says: “If you’re a seafood lover, eating out in south Mumbai would be incomplete without visiting Trishna.”Near Rhythm House, Kala Ghoda, 400053; +91 22 2270 3214; bit.ly/2G1xxVq
Richard Vines is the chief food critic at Bloomberg. Follow him on Twitter @richardvines and Instagram @richard.vines.
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2019 Top 10 Best New Restaurants Announced

Home Texas Austin 2019 Top 10 Best New Restaurants Announced 2019 Top 10 Best New Restaurants Announced By – May 28, 2019
NEW YORK , May 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Today, FOOD & WINE announces its highly anticipated 2019 class of Best New Restaurants. The list of 10 is currently live on foodandwine.com , and, for the first time ever, appears as a ranked list, with Cadence in Philadelphia as this year’s number one restaurant.
This announcement also comes on the heels of the 2019 Best New Chefs, unveiled in April, which identified the 10 chefs who will shape the future of cuisine in America. Together these two franchises celebrate the places and the people who will define how we eat.
This year’s Best New Restaurants list was curated by restaurant editor at large Jordana Rothman , who flew some 30,000 miles to 24 cities across the country to scout the most dynamic and exciting new restaurants today. The FOOD & WINE editorial team is proud to share a list that reflects the cultural diversity in restaurants, one of the fastest growing industries.
“Over the past year, Jordana Rothman and our team pulled up chairs at new restaurants all over the country—from Queens to Austin , and New Orleans to Los Angeles , and dozens of cities in between. Each of the 10 Best New Restaurants that made the list inspired us with their dedication to their communities and the work cultures they’ve created,” says Editor in Chief Hunter Lewis . “We’re thrilled to share this year’s list with our audience and know that they’ll fall in love with these places and their stories just as much as we have.”
The Best New Restaurants and each 2019 Best New Chef will also be celebrated next month at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen , as well as in the July Restaurant Issue, which marks the largest editorial- and advertiser-supported issue produced since December of 2015.
FOOD & WINE Best New Restaurants 2019 (in ranked order) Cadence , Philadelphia – Chef Jon Nodler , Chef Michael Fry , and Pastry Chef Samantha Kincaid Suerte , Austin, Texas – Chef Fermin Nunez and Restaurateur Sam Hellman-Mass Frenchette , New York City – Chef Riad Nasr and Chef Lee Hanson Konbi , Los Angeles – Chefs Akira Akuto and Nick Montgomery Kumiko , Chicago – Chef Noah Sandoval and Creative Director Julia Momose Adda Indian Canteen, Long Island City, NY – Chef Chintan Pandya Fox & the Knife , Boston – Chef Karen Akunowicz Indigo , Houston – Chef Jonny Rhodes Nightshade , Los Angeles – Chef Mei Lin Piece of Meat , New Orleans – Butchers Leighann Smith and Daniel Jackson
All 10 Best New Restaurants will be participating in the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen ‘s Farewell Feast: F&W Best New Restaurants on Sunday, June 16 , in Aspen, Colorado . This walk-around tasting is part of FOOD & WINE’s premier culinary event which consists of three days of cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, and panel discussions led by world-class chefs and wine experts.
To read more about the restaurants listed above, please visit: www.foodandwine.com/travel/restaurants/best-new-restaurants-2019 . The Best New Restaurants will also appear in the July issue of FOOD & WINE Magazine. Advertisement

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20+ excellent YouTube cooking channels

Edit: as /u/nothumbnails noted, here is a similar (but better!) post from 7 months ago, with 100 channels that are even sorted by cuisine ! I dunno if my list has extra stuff missing from there, but both definitely have good content to watch.
In another thread, I made a linked list of all the cooking channels I loved enough to subscribe to, so I figured I’d share the list here, where more peeps are likely to be interested, and benefit from it. I’d love to hear whatever other amazing channels you guys & gals use, if I’m missing any you think I should be subscribed to. On this list are excellent English-language Thai, Chinese, Korean, Indian, Mexican, Japanese, Israeli, BBQ, and western recipes (e.g., French, Italian, English, and American). I’m always interested in more, so if you have any re savory pies & bread-making, say, then please let me know! Cheers y’all, and happy cooking 🙂
Food Wishes Serious Eats / J. Kenji Lopez Alt Alex French Guy Cooking Get Curried Bong Eats (Indian recipes) Chinese Cooking Demystified Souped Up Recipes Taste, the Chinese Recipes Show Seonkyoung Longest Maangchi My Name is Andong World of Thai Food Adam Liaw Pailin’s Kitchen Marion’s Kitchen Pati Jinich Bon Appetit HowToBBQRight Jamie Oliver / FoodTube Gordon Ramsey Donal Skehan Binging with Babish Adam Ragusea
Edit 2: lots of good recommendations everyone, so thanks y’all. I can’t believe I forgot so many… As a side note, there’s another channel, Townsends , that I watch sometimes, all about 18th century cooking techniques & recipes, and living. It’s pretty unique, and informative, so worth a shout out. Cheers again, people.

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Curry Inn

Curry Inn
The Curry Inn is located just off the Seven Dials roundabout on Prestonville Road and has been offering the best in Indian takeaway cuisine for 32 years.
Our takeaway menu is extensive, inventive, inexpensive, delicious, and delivery is free of charge within a three mile radius. If you don’t see your favourite meal on our menu, simply tell us what it is and our talented chefs will prepare it for you.
We receive 5 stars for food hygiene regularly, and we’re proud to boast a reputation in customer care that is second to none. To this end, if any diner suffers from allergies or food intolerances, please let us know when ordering and we will ensure that all dishes are free from offending ingredients, whether wheat, nut or oil-based. We have a large selection of vegetarian meals and we can adapt most menu items to be vegan to suit our many vegan customers. Advertisements

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Suburb Focus: Wierda Park

3 minutes, 43 BETSIE LOOCK-VAN DER MERWE | IMAGES: RENE WALKER & GOOGLE MAPS
The suburb of Wierda Park in Centurion West originated in the 1970s. This era in the residential building industry was characterised by the division of urban smallholdings or plots into lovely large suburban stands of on average between 1,000m2 and 1,500m2 in size.
Today, Wierda Park is one of the few middle-income suburbs in this area still offering sizable conventional family homes on large freestanding erven with established wooded gardens and lots of extra features like pools, granny flats, staff accommodation and the like.
In addition to breathing space and wide tree-lined streets, the suburb boasts a great location for residents working in the greater Centurion area as well as commuters to and from other areas. Wierda Park is situated minutes away from the N1 and N14 intersection, giving motorists quick and easy access to the cities of Pretoria and Joburg as well as the West Rand and Northwest Province.
As a place to call home, Wierda Park also ticks another valuable box, namely convenience. The area has well-developed infrastructure and amenities like a post office, police station, nearby library, Gautrain station, clinic and hospital, as well as many church denominations and several top primary and high schools.
The suburb is home to an abundance of businesses and professional practices, and it offers a large variety of shops, restaurants and recreational facilities.
Finally, on the list of positives is a supportive community. The suburb is well-known for its effective security and community initiatives and friendly family-oriented neighbourhood.
Property
The current real-estate market in this area is dominated by freestanding residential properties and townhouses in traditional townhouse complexes as well as homes in lifestyle and security estates.
On average residential properties in this area – some in mint condition and others needing some degree of attention – are reasonably priced. A huge portion of available freestanding homes falls in the R1,5m to R2m segment, while a comfortably sized two- to three-bedroom townhouse can be acquired for on average R900,000 to R1,3m. Almost as a rule, properties above R2,5m are large with multiple bedrooms and add-ons suitable for extended families, guesthouses and so on.
Many of the larger properties in the main thoroughfares like Ruimte, Theuns van Niekerk, Rooihuiskraal, Willem Botha roads and others, have been rezoned and are now serving as business premises. Commercial properties are also available for sale.
Statistics show the biggest portion of stable homeowners in the area falls between the ages of 35 and 65 (almost 75%), while this is also the age category which reflects the largest buying and selling activity.
Schools
Wierda Park is home to a great collection of well-established, highly rated primary schools. These include English-medium schools like Wierda Park Primary School and Springvale Primary School, while Laerskool Wierdapark and Laerskool Bakenkop both offer Afrikaans-medium education.
Secondary phase learners have the option of attending Sutherland High School, Hoërskool Zwartkop or Hoërskool Eldoraigne.
All of these are established, well-performing high schools of good standing. The neighbourhood also makes ample provision for pre-school children ranging from babies to pre-primary kids. Explore Wierda Park’s location on the western outskirts of Centurion but close to the bustling city, spoils residents with the choice of relaxing in the countryside or enjoying the pleasures and delights on offer in a big metropolis.
Outdoor places of interest nearby include Rooihuiskraal Historical Terrain and Bishop Bird Park, the well-known Voortrekker Monument and Freedom Park Heritage Site & Museum, as well as Zwartkops Raceway and Zwartkop Country Club.
There are also lots of indoor entertainment on offer. Both Mall@Reds and Centurion Mall have movie theatres and some lovely restaurants, coffee shops and kids’ entertainment areas, while Centurion is also known for its great pubs, live entertainment venues and clubs.
“I love the peaceful feeling of living in an older, quieter suburb where our children can play outside, climb trees and enjoy the garden” JENNA BUYS, RESIDENT
SHOPPING Centurion Lifestyle Centre: over 90 shops to choose from Eldoraigne Village Shopping Centre: easy, everyday shopping Wierda Park Centre: neighbourhood centre Wierda Village: convenience shopping Mehak Indian Restaurant : the secret to delicious Indian cuisine Ocean Basket Mall@Reds: scrumptious seafood specialties Pepper Chair: local hangout, loads of fun, good food and drinks

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How Indian Hotels plans to spread its wings

How Indian Hotels plans to spread its wings How Indian Hotels plans to spread its wings May 28, 2019 15:12 IST
In a departure from the past, when IHCL adopted the organic route for entering markets like London and New York, this time around the expansion will be acquisition-led. Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL) will soon embark on an international expansion in the second phase of the five-year strategy, its managing director and chief executive officer (MD and CEO) Puneet Chhatwal crafted within 100 days of taking up the top job in November 2017.
The 115-year-old hospitality arm of the Tata group is also working on a plan to unlock value in the high margins non-hotembers (club membership brand for the ultra high net worth individuals), Jiva (wellness brand), food and beverages (F&B), TAJsats (airline catering) and Ama Trails & Stays (homestay).
In a departure from the past, when IHCL adopted the organic route for entering markets like London and New York, this time around the expansion will be acquisition-led.
“In the second half of Aspiration 2022, if we want to go international, we can’t do it organically. We have to go for four to eight hotels,” Chhatwal said.
The company will prefer buying out a firm that has multiple assets in its fold as compared to buying just two to three hotels.
Buying such a firm will not only be more viable financially but will also help IHCL give a better toehold in a new market.
It will help build on the local capability, which is critical for overseas operations, particularly in non-English speaking countries, he added.
“Personally I feel, if the foundation is getting weak, you can’t build a sky-scraper.
“In 2002, IHCL was very strong and had cash to invest. We are on track to bringing back the confidence through consistent profitability,” said Chhatwal. Even as IHCL remains sharply focused on India, the confidence to step up presence in markets outside India stems from the improved performance of the international business, which forms 15 per cent of IHCL’s operational inventory.
IHCL’s consolidated total income rose to Rs 4,595.38 crore in FY19 against Rs 4,165.38 crore a year ago.
Earlier this month, the Mumbai-headquartered firm stitched an agreement with GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund to create a Rs 4,000 crore platform that will acquire marquee assets in India and help IHCL monetise stake in wholly-owned assets, as part of the asset light strategy the company has been pursuing under Chhatwal’s leadership.
At the end of the fiscal that ended in March, IHCL had 41 per cent of the total hotel properties in its fold on management contracts.
“If we are successful with GIC in India, we will go outside, and it could be a partner in future,” said Chhatwal.
Meanwhile, the owner of Taj, Vivanta, Ginger and Seleqtion brands plans to boost the adjacent segments within the hotels business that will start unfolding in a bigger way.
For instance, over the next three months, IHCL plans to introduce three new concepts in the F&B segment.
These include opening an Italian restaurant in partnership with an Italian firm and a Indian dining concept.
Also, in a first ever for a five-star hotel chain, IHCL is looking to introduce live brewings of beer for its guests.
All the three F&B concepts will be introduced in a phased manner at select Taj branded hotels which are best known for fine dining restraunts that specialises in Indian, oriental and continental cuisines.
“Food is big in India,” said Chhatwal, pointing out that F&B in India accounts for as high as 47-50 per cent in company’s top line. For TajSATS, the company’s airline catering services in which Taj controls 51 per cent, IHCL plans to diversify into non-airline segments.
The company’s wellness business, with 62 spas under the Jiva brand, is also set to get a boost.
With an annual membership of Rs 20 lakh, The Chambers boasts of over 2,000 ultra-high net worth individuals as its exclusive members.
Plans are afoot to introduce The Chambers in Taj James Court in London and extend it to more cities in India.
The company’s homestay business under the Ama Trails & Stays brand will also see an expansion from the current 11 properties to 25 by this fiscal.
“When I look back, one of the biggest turning points in the 19 months that I have been with the company was retaining Taj Mahal Delhi (Mansingh). It gave the teams a lot of self-pride and self-esteem,” Chhatwal said.
Rashesh Shah, analyst at ICICI Securities, while hailing the move, said, “The enhanced focus on the non-hotel segments and expansion in international business will help IHCL in driving up the margins.” Shally Seth Mohile in Mumbai Source:

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874. Affordable events May 28-June 4+ in Multicultural Toronto – 2019.

874. Affordable events May 28-June 4+ in Multicultural Toronto – 2019. 27 May Categories: First Nations , Guyana , Hispanic , Hungary , India , Iran , Italy , Muslim , Poland , Serbia , Singapore What cultural group is Peranakan? We have at least one representative that I know of in Toronto. A First Nations pow wow is coming up in Scarborough. You might enjoy a concert at one of our spectacular Hindu temples, or hear from some important scientists of Hispanic origin. There’s lots to experience in our culturally-varied city. Want to learn the secrets of Indian cooking or contribute to flood victims in Iran amid the excitement of an art auction? How about joining one or two events celebrating Italian Heritage Day? Or going to the launch of Filipino Heritage Month? In this blog you can also find out how our Muslim friends celebrate the end of their month-long fast. I enjoy going to their celebrations because they bring back happy memories of my own visits to the Middle East. Among these free or nearly-free events, we can also learn what the world is contributing to dance in Toronto. And in response to many queries, included here is a poster in Hungarian about an event. I hope it answers questions from the many people who are interested in Hungarian events and find us on Google. I hope you can understand the language. I don’t. We include some of the more expensive events to broaden our coverage of the world. See Guyana and Serbia. And Toronto has many, many more such events like these to tantalize you; you just have to look for them. First Nations. Honouring Our Community Pow Wow. June 1. Grand Entry noon and 5pm. Free. Lester B. Pearson C.I., 150 Tapscott Rd, Scarborough. Competition, vendors, drumming. https://calendar.powwows.com/events/taibu-chc-1st-annual-honouring-our-community-pow-wow-2019/ Other pow wows coming up later this summer. Stay tuned. Guyana. Guyana Independence Anniversary Dinner and Dance. June 1. 6pm. $60. Rembrandt Banquet Hall, 930 Progress Avenue. There’s a free Guyanese event coming up June 15. More about that later. https://www.facebook.com/GuyanaIndependenceFestival/photos/pb.260424217435602.-2207520000.1558694756./1613370322140978/?type=3&theater Hispanic . Hispano Forum. Tuesday, May 28. 6pm. $30-$35. YMCA, 20 Grosvenor Street, Auditorium – 2nd floor.
“ Dr. Andres Lozano : World’s leading expert on deep brain stimulation, U of T . ..; Cesar Jaramillo : Nuclear disarment expert . Former Colombian refugee, Cesar is an expert on nuclear disarment, outer space security and conventional weapons control… Mary Margaret McMahon : Director, Policy and Communications, Google’s Sidewalk Toronto …” http://hispanicbusiness.ca/main/UpcomingEvents.aspx. Image of Dr. Lozano from UHN Krembil Neuroscience Centre website. Hungary. National Day of Togetherness. June 2. Hungarian Cultural Centre, 840 St. Clair Avenue West. Tel. 416-654-4926. https://www.hccc.org/events .
If you can read this, you will be welcomed, I’m sure.
India . The Incredible Indian Kitchen . June 5. 7- 8pm, reception to follow. $20. Royal Ontario Museum, Samuel Hall Currelly Gallery, Level 1, Michael Lee Chin Bloor Street Entrance. Tel. 416-586-5797 “ Madhur Jaffrey and Vikas Khanna in conversation with moderator award winning journalist Jacob Richler, explore the deep history of Indian regional flavours in both traditional cuisines, and how it has influenced the personal gastronomies of two of the industry’s most influential personalities…” https://bit.ly/2Qnf0rK Image Credit: Vikas Khanna Hospitality Group from ROM website. India. 2019 VOV Sangeet Academy & Geetanjali Music School Spring Concert! June 1. 5:30pm. $10. Vishnu Mandir, 8640 Yonge Street. Entertainment (including appetizers and a light dinner). Please contact organizers at 905-915-6200 “to secure your tickets. Limited quantities will be available at the door on the evening of the event.” https://vishnumandir.com/category/event Iran. Flood Relief Fundraiser for Iran by Queen Gallery. June 1. 3:30-7:30pm. $0-$5. Queen Gallery, 382 Queen Street East. Bidding: Online and in Person. “Only a few days after the start of the Persian new year, Iran was hit with widespread floods that affected 13 provinces, killed 70 people, and forced thousands of people out of their homes. “ …. Artworks from numerous artists will be on display for this cause on June 1 st . You will be able to bid on any of the artworks exhibited. Online bidding will be available on Queen Gallery’s Facebook page.” https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flood-relief-fundraiser-for-iran-tickets-61128919243?aff=erelexpmlt Information about the flood from The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/04/iran-floods-death-toll-reaches-62 poster from Eventbrite website. Italy. Italian Heritage Month June. With almost half a million people of Italian descent in the GTA, you can expect a lot of lively parties and cultural events. These web-sites list many events that are free. Italian Cultural Centre , 496 Huron Street. Tel. 416-921-3802: https://iictoronto.esteri.it/iic_toronto/en Villa Charities, Columbus Centre, 901 Lawrence Ave. West. Tel. 416-789-7011. https://www.villacharities.com/italian-heritage-month/ Muslim. Eid ul Fitr this year is June 5. It marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan. Muslims celebrate with prayers, cultural performances, shopping and eating. Expect rides and games for children in most of these places. Unless you want to join them, just don’t disturb the prayers which will be in a separate area. Among the Eid ul Fitr happenings are: Eid ul-Fitr Prayers & Celebration. Tuesday June 4. 9:30am. Suggested $10 will be directed towards local food banks and community support services. Noor Cuiltural Centre, 123 Wynford Drive. www.noorculturalcentre.ca Chand Raat Grand Eid Bazaar 2019. May 31 (2pm) -June 3 (2am). Free parking. Entrance 3. International Convention Centre, 6900 Airport Road. https://www.facebook.com/events/the-international-centre/chand-raat-grand-eid-bazaar-2019/300669797247976/ Eid Bazaar . June 2, 3 & 4. 2pm-2am. Free entry and parking. Swagat Banquet Hall, 6991 Millcreek Dr ive, Mississauga, “clothes, jewellery, beauty products, communication packages, home phone & internet services, insurance packages and other business services in the Eid Bazaar… henna…kids face paint…biryani & talented singers…” “ This event is a community event to celebrate E id and people from all origins are invited to attend and enjoy the event.” For more information: Samina Jabeen 416-786-9809, Tanuj Sharma 647-707-4381, and promotional partner Kishwar Baig 905-973-7432 Eid Market. May 24 to June 2. Free. To celebrate, “Scarborough Town Centre is transforming into a bustling marketplace full of Moroccan-inspired tents, thanks to a brand new event called Eid MRKT.” https://scarboroughtowncentre.com/event/stc-eid-mrkt/ For more information about ei d-al-fitr: https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/canada/eid-al-fitr Philippines. Filipino Heritage Month Kickoff. June 1. 9am-12pm. Free. Albert Campbell Square, 150 Borough Drive, Scarborough. Live performances, cultural shows, food, games, a marketplace and a kids zone. For this and other Filipino events in Toronto: https://www.filipinosmakingwaves.com/index.html Poland . Polonia Night. June 6. 6:30-11:30pm. $150. Mississauga Grand Banquet & Event Centre, 35 Brunel Road, Mississauga. The annual fundraising event for the Canadian Polish Congress.The keynote speaker this year will be Fr. Raymound J. de Souza . All proceeds from the event will go directly to the programs and projects of the Canadian Polish Congress. If this is too expensive for yo u, free Polish events are coming up in Mississauga June 9 and on Roncesvalles in September. Stay tuned. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/polonia-night-canadian-polish-congress-fundraising-dinner-tickets-61434931534
Serbia . Kir Stefan the Serb Choir. June 1. 8pm. $30-$40. Trinity-St. Paul Centre, 427 Bloor Street West. Singapore. Peranakan. Discover Dance with Yvonne Ng. Tuesday, May 28. 12 pm. Free. The Gallery, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street. “ …Through demonstrations, performance, and conversation, we will discover how dance forms from near and far are being woven into Toronto’s cultural scene. You will have the opportunity to share your thoughts, ask questions, and maybe even help an artist name their next work! Join us on a fascinating exploration of this rich and incredibly diverse art form.” http://www.tocentre.com/events/discover-dance-w-yvonne-ng Also Wed. May 29. 12pm-1pm. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Lower Lobby, 1 Front Street East. Main Doors Open at 11:30am. http://www.sonycentre.ca/education-and-engagement/discover-dance
By the way, according to Wikipedia, Peranakans are an ethnic group descended from Chinese settlers from the southern provinces who came to the Malay archipelago including British Malaya (now Malaysia and Singapore)… and Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia). Image © photo Cylla von Tiedemann from Sony Centre website. Ruth’s N ote: TorontoMulticulturalCalendar.com chooses to promote events that encourage a feeling of community in our culturally-diverse city. Mention doesn’t mean endorsement as we try to include events we think readers will find stimulating in the cultures of other groups. If you go to any of our mentioned events, please send us corrections or an account of your impressions so we will know whether or not to mention these events in future. Let us know the kind of events that interest you. Please continue to send us posters. We don’t charge to include them and we don’t accept paid advertising. Please post comments on “Leave a Reply” below. Email us at: ruthlormalloy@ gmail.com . Please subscribe to our Newsletter above. Share this:

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