Quests of Coasts at Hyatt Regency Chennai

Quests of Coasts at Hyatt Regency Chennai

Is it only me or are the days started to get warmer in Chennai! Yes they are and it is just Feb. All I can already think about is beach! The waves, chilling in something fashionably loud and munching on something that’s goes well with my ambiance and drinks. One of favourites in such times is fried or grilled seafood. I do love food from coastal regions, both Indian and International. Now one of these cravings for sure got sorted yesterday when Hyatt Regency invited us for their special food festival. ‘Quests of Coasts’ We know our country is blessed with some amazing and strong coastal regions with vibrant culture and definitely great food. Spice Haat at Hyatt took us to our pe peninsular region and we let the coastal flavours reel in our appetite. The all-day dining restaurant took us through a gastronomical journey across the coastal states of Maharashtra-West Bengal-Tamil Nadu-Kerala. Chef’s Gourab, Senthil and Hasibur have come together to offer this culinary wave wherein, varied ingredients, spices and cooking techniques have been used to prepare delicacies such as Kakra Malai Curry, Malabar Fish Curry, Tawa Meen Varuval, Bhetki Paturi, Rawan Bhajillem Nustem and many more. FEST DATES: The festival began on 22nd Feb and will be there till 1st March 2019 for both lunch and dinner buffet at Spice Haat.
LIVE COUNTERS : SEAFOOD HEAVEN As we entered the spice bazaar themed restaurant, we were welcomed by smiling faces and this beautiful Kerala style lamp and a thin long boat, all filled with bright and fresh flowers. Inhaling that fragrance, we had hardly taken a step or two, and were attracted towards the live counters. These look exactly like a street food place of any region. The sound of boiling oil, hot grills and griddle with every counter busy dishing out some aromatic, droolworthy, hot Indian coastal food. It is not possible to pass this without our mouths watering at the sight of the seafood being cooked right there. There were a selection of Seafood displayed including Betki, Rohu, Katla, Sear Fish, Mackreal, Squid, Seabass, Nethili, Crab, Prawn, Sardin, Lady Fish, Pomfret, Telapia , Scallop & lobster. ABOUT THE MENU I loved the way the day’s menu was curated and the entire festival celebration happened at the live counters. Usually when such varieties are available, we always choose just one or two amongst the seafood and marinations, but here everything seemed damn interesting. Atleast for me, everything was of my liking, a very rare incidence I must say. The chef made us try almost everything and this was like an awesome cruise to our coastal regionals where we had hot and fresh delicacies from each cuisine. They made sure that we get the unique regional taste in every course of the meal. The marinations had spices very specific and authentic to the region. Here’s what they live counters: Southern Coastal: · Curry – Kotiyam fish curry and Chettinad fish curry. · Fry – Naitheli Fry · Tawa/Steam – Tawa Squid · Shallow fry – Pan Scallop Western Coastal: · Curry – Konkani Fish Curry and Goan Prawn Curry · Fry – Mandeli Fry · Tawa/Steam – Fish Patrani · Shallow Fry – Pan Sear Sardin Eastern Coastal: · Curry – Sorse Telapia and Pabdar Jhal · Fry – Bengali Fish Finger · Tawa/Steam – Bhapa Bhetki · Shallow Fry – ChingariMacher Chop WHAT’S COMING: I attended the first day, while from today they are slowly added lot of additional stuff. There could be live masala crushing or atleast a lot of masala options that you can see and choose J How exciting. The ‘Quests of Coasts’ food festival can be availed till 1st March 2019 for both lunch and dinner buffet at Spice Haat, Hyatt Regency, Chennai. Price: INR 1499 plus taxes per person. Go try this, while I still float on the amazing dinner I had here.

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For the best stay experience

Radisson Blu has been one of my favorite stay hotel. Stayed here for 2 days n nights the motive was to attend a wedding ceremony follwed by reception which was arranged in the Grand Summit and Smaller Courtyard. Arrangements were no doubt the best made. nnComing to food, they served all that a big Indian wedding holds, i personally loved the breakfast.. Yes, the buffet spread included sandwiches, local cuisine, juices, egg delicacies, breads, fruits etc. Would definitely come back for this😉nnHospitality is where they win it all. Courteous staff ready to help, cleanliness was never to be checked back on. Room service too was very good. nnClean and spacious rooms with all the necessities on each hand, gave the complete relaxation feel. nSwimming pool was never untidy.. The surroundings were neatly maintained. nnI would only complaint about the room entry cards, which worked poorly in the lifts was so troublesome.nnHospitality 5/5nNeatness 5/5nRooms 5/5nBreakfast 5/5

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Namaste Nepali & Indian Cuisine Grand Opening Sat., March 16th

0 This post was contributed by a community member. Join the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce for the Grand Opening of Namaste Nepali & Indian Cuisine at 4PM this Saturday, March 16. A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held followed by music and a 30 percent discount off of meals in celebration.
The mission of Namaste is to serve guests with the most authentic and quality Nepalese and Indian food. Stop by and enjoy a wonderful meal in a relaxed and charming atmosphere.

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New Restaurant | Comorin: Dil Hai Hindustani

Friday, 15 March 2019 New Restaurant | Comorin: Dil Hai Hindustani Let’s face it: we’re all done with ‘fusion cuisine’ and tasteless, senseless garnishes. Even when people eat out, most want real food. Now, celebrated chefs across the world are talking about going to their roots, preserving traditional recipes and evoking nostalgia through food. But they also need to tread the fine line between homely fare yet something that is fancy enough to eat at an upmarket restaurant. And that’s why we welcome Comorin with open arms! The spacious and airy interior and exterior of Comorin. As the 30 th restaurant in the basket of Old World Hospitality (that includes the highly acclaimed Indian Accent in New Delhi, New York and London) Comorin serves Indian food that is sure to take many down various memory lanes. Chef Dhiraj Dargan , who has been with the group since he was a management trainee, is the executive chef under the inimitable expertise of Chef Manish Mehrotra , who is the consulting chef for this restaurant. They have created simple dishes like khichdi and bread pakora but served them with unusual combinations. While the former is made with sweet corn (corn porridge is a traditional breakfast dish from the streets of Indore) and enlivened with crunchy sem ke beej along with various chutneys that balance each other out, the latter is zinged up with bacon and green chillies. Top: Baby Back Ribs Bottom L-R: Sweet Corn Khichdi with Sem Ke Beej; Haleem with Butter Toast Comorin is named after Cape Comorin, the erstwhile name of Kanyakumari, the tip of the Indian peninsula. The menu is thus designed to take you on a journey through India with elements from various states, while heartwarming comfort lies at the core of each dish. Dry moong dal comes with a crunch of dal moth and freshness of edamame, Andhra gongura chicken is served with crispy murukku, delicious haleem is accompanied by simple butter toast and green chilli prawns are India’s answer to wasabi prawns and served with puffed black rice. Being an all-day restaurant the two-page menu offers adequate choice of dishes appropriate for different times of the day and is split between small, large and extra-large portions. If you’re a pork lover, do not miss the baby back ribs . Doused in chilli Old Monk glaze the tender meat just melts off the bone. Craft Cocktails The drinks on offer have been given equal thought and loving treatment. The bar features craft cocktails , including an innovative sous vide infusion counter , a seasonal cocktail on tap , and a unique selection of house-made beverages and sodas. Like the food, classic cocktails have been given a refreshing twist. Negroni, for instance, is made with house infused gin, khus vermouth and Campari. Whisky Sour has taken the form of Walnut Sour, with walnut infused bourbon, pineapple, lime and homemade mole bitters. Bartenders are happy to showcase their skills at the sous vide counter or churning the Ramos and Roses’ Gin Fizz in the fancy cocktail shaker for six consecutive minutes. Then there’s the Mai Tai that is served on tap as it is infused with nitrogen to give it the right amount of fizz without altering the flavour by introducing carbonated soda. While many drinks have complex flavours, they are presented in a minimalist style, and most are even stripped of any garnishes in order to keep the focus on the perfect flavour notes and balance of the cocktail. The Retail Section has a huge variety from cold brews and bottled kimchi to bar accessories and serve ware. While you will traverse the menu at your own pace we would urge you to finish with two things: malai cheeni toast , an old-fashioned go-to dessert in many north-Indian homes, except that here it is served on crisp yet melt-in-the-mouth brioche, and coffee liqueur that hits the beautiful notes of dark roast coffee and vanilla beans. Finally, you can take some of the goodness back from the eclectic market space that is priced well and stocks special syrups like basil flower or Swiss chard, kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha and cold brew shots, roasted coffee, among many other things. I personally loved the glassware, cool bar accessories, some ceramics and platters that have been sourced from unique vendors. House Liquors Pro Tip: All the cocktails are made with special House Liquors . There is a selection of seven house liquors that include Light and Dark Khus Vermouth, Walnut Bourbon, Vanilla Cognac, vodka based Coffee as well as Fennel Liqueur and Velvet Falernum. We recommend the tasting portions of each of these that are priced at Rs 100 for 15ml each. Details: Comorin, 101, 1 Floor, Plaza Level, Two Horizon, Golf Course Road, Gurugram. Telephone: 0124- 4984224 www.comorin.in Timings: 12 Noon- 1 AM. Average price per person: Lunch Rs. 700 | Dinner: Rs. 1,000 plus taxes (without alcoholic beverages). Posted by

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Midtown, Atlanta Health Scores: King’s Deli Fails Inspection

0 Here are some recent health inspection reports. (Shutterstock) ATLANTA — Here are some restaurant and food service inspections conducted in Atlanta and other parts of Fulton County during the past week.
Click on the date or score to see more info. Each item on an inspection form has a point value ranging from 1 to 9 points, with violations deducting points from a best possible score of 100.
Higher points are taken for items with higher risk to cause illness, while repeat violations take even more points. Letter grades assigned are A for totals of 100 to 90 points, B for 89 to 80, C for 79 to 70, and U for less than 70.
(For more news like this, find your local Patch here . If you have an iPhone, click here to get the free Patch iPhone app ; download the free Patch Android app here.)
Babylon Cafe
2257 LENOX RD NE ATLANTA, GA 30324
February 27, 2019 Score: 98, Grade: A
Baraonda
710 PEACHTREE ST STE 200 ATLANTA, GA 30308
February 27, 2019 Score: 90, Grade: A
Ben & Jerry’s
312 N HIGHLAND AVE STE 312-B ATLANTA, GA 30307
March 4, 2019 Score: 96, Grade: A
Blaze Pizza
1299 NORTHSIDE DR STE 410 ATLANTA, GA 30318
March 5, 2019 Score: 93, Grade: A
Blimpies
1509 VIRGINIA AVE ATLANTA, GA 30337
February 27, 2019 Score: 83, Grade: B
Bon Glaze
3792 ROSWELL RD ATLANTA, GA 30342
March 6, 2019 Score: 100, Grade: A
Bullpen
735 POLLARD BLVD SW ATLANTA, GA 30315
March 4, 2019 Score: 86, Grade: B
Burger King
12 BROAD ST STE A ATLANTA, GA 30303
February 27, 2019 Score: 99, Grade: A
Burger King
1122 NORTHSIDE DR ATLANTA, GA 30318
March 4, 2019 Score: 93, Grade: A
Cafe At Pharr
1465 CHATTAHOOCHEE AVE STE 100 ATLANTA, GA 30318
March 4, 2019 Score: 91, Grade: A
Cafe Kia Ora
759 W PEACHTREE ST NW STE 102 ATLANTA, GA 30308
March 6, 2019 Score: 81, Grade: B
Casseroles
1393 NORTH HIGHLAND AVE STE 4 ATLANTA, GA 30306
March 5, 2019 Score: 100, Grade: A
Chick-Fil-A
725 WEST PEACHTREE ST ATLANTA, GA 30308
March 1, 2019 Score: 97, Grade: A
Chipotle
3424 PIEDMONT RD ATLANTA, GA 30305
March 6, 2019 Score: 100, Grade: A
Chipotle
1299 NORTHSIDE DR STE 420 ATLANTA, GA 30318
March 5, 2019 Score: 96, Grade: A
Chops Restaurant
3060 PEACHTREE RD ATLANTA, GA 30305
February 27, 2019 Score: 94, Grade: A
Dunkin Donuts
675 WEST PEACHTREE ST ATLANTA, GA 30308
March 1, 2019 Score: 97, Grade: A
Ecco
40 7TH ST ATLANTA, GA 30308
March 1, 2019 Score: 90, Grade: A
El Super pan
675 PONCE DE LEON AVE STE n-137 ATLANTA, GA 30308
March 6, 2019 Score: 89, Grade: B
Empire State South
999 PEACHTREE ST NE STE 140 ATLANTA, GA 30309
March 4, 2019 Score: 90, Grade: A
Farm to Ladle
675 PONCE DE LEON AVE NE STE N-140 ATLANTA, GA 30308
March 6, 2019 Score: 87, Grade: B
Goodfella Pizza & Wings
615 SPRING ST NW ATLANTA, GA 30308
March 6, 2019 Score: 78, Grade: C
Haveli Indian Cuisine
225 TED TURNER DR ATLANTA, GA 30306
February 28, 2019 Score: 91, Grade: A
Hong Kong Harbor
2184 CHESHIRE BRIDGE RD ATLANTA, GA 30324
March 5, 2019 Score: 93, Grade: A
Ihop
428 PONCE DE LEON AVE NE ATLANTA, GA 30308
February 27, 2019 Score: 80, Grade: B
JavaVino
579 NORTH HIGHLAND AVE ATLANTA, GA 30307
March 5, 2019 Score: 91, Grade: A
Johnny’s NY Style Pizza
1465 CHATTAHOOCHEE AVE STE 850 ATLANTA, GA 30318
March 4, 2019 Score: 91, Grade: A
King of Pops
675 PONCE DE LEON AVE N145 ATLANTA, GA 30308
March 6, 2019 Score: 95, Grade: A
Kings Deli
675 WEST PEACHTREE ST NE ATLANTA, GA 30308
March 1, 2019 Score: 66, Grade: U
Landmark Diner
60 LUCKIE ST ATLANTA, GA 30303
February 27, 2019 Score: 88, Grade: B
Little 5 Corner Tavern
1174 EUCLID AVE ATLANTA, GA 30307
March 4, 2019 Score: 92, Grade: A
Little Azio
749 MORELAND AVE ATLANTA, GA 30316
March 4, 2019 Score: 91, Grade: A
Little Ceasars Pizza
854 CLEVELAND AVE STE 100 ATLANTA, GA 30344
March 5, 2019 Score: 66, Grade: U
Lovies BBQ
3420 PIEDMONT RD STE B ATLANTA, GA 30305
March 1, 2019 Score: 99, Grade: A
Marco’s Pizza
798 NORTH HIGHLAND AVE ATLANTA, GA 30306
March 1, 2019 Score: 91, Grade: A
McDonalds
526 PONCE DE LEON AVE ATLANTA, GA 30308
March 1, 2019 Score: 90, Grade: A
McDonald’s
1105 NORTHSIDE DR ATLANTA, GA 30318
March 4, 2019 Score: 86, Grade: B
Mi Barrio
571 MEMORIAL DR ATLANTA, GA 30312
March 6, 2019 Score: 100, Grade: A
Minero at Ponce City Market
675 PONCE DE LEON AVE STE N136 ATLANTA, GA 30308
March 6, 2019 Score: 73, Grade: C
Naan Stop Buckhead
3420 PIEDMONT RD NE STE A ATLANTA, GA 30305
March 1, 2019 Score: 99, Grade: A
Nectar
1125 PEACHTREE ST ATLANTA, GA 30309
March 6, 2019 Score: 91, Grade: A
New Star Chinese Restaurant
3425 CASCADE RD STE 102 ATLANTA, GA 30311
February 27, 2019 Score: 91, Grade: A
Pacific Grill
675 WEST PEACHTREE ST STE 6 ATLANTA, GA 30308
March 1, 2019 Score: 90, Grade: A
Panera Bread
532 8TH ST NW ATLANTA, GA 30318
February 27, 2019 Score: 75, Grade: C
Papi’s East Cuban Cuisine
216 PONCE DE LEON AVE ATLANTA, GA 30308
February 27, 2019 Score: 90, Grade: A
Park Grounds
142 FLAT SHOALS AVE SE ATLANTA, GA 30316
March 4, 2019 Score: 93, Grade: A
Paschal’s Restaurant
180-B NORTHSIDE DR ATLANTA, GA 30312
February 27, 2019 Score: 97, Grade: A
Petit Chou
662 MEMORIAL DR SE ATLANTA, GA 30312
March 6, 2019 Score: 95, Grade: A
Pizza Hut
3160 PEACHTREE RD NE ATLANTA, GA 30305
February 27, 2019 Score: 100, Grade: A
Pure Taqueria Inman Park
300 N. HIGHLAND AVE NE ATLANTA, GA 30307
March 6, 2019 Score: 92, Grade: A
RA Sushi
1080 PEACHTREE ST STE 7 ATLANTA, GA 30399
February 28, 2019 Score: 76, Grade: C
Red Pepper
5555 PEACHTREE DUNWOODY RD STE G10 ATLANTA, GA 30342
March 5, 2019 Score: 91, Grade: A
Root Baking Co
675 PONCE DE LEON AVE NE ATLANTA, GA 30308
March 6, 2019 Score: 97, Grade: A
San Francisco Coffee Roasting
1192 NORTH HIGHLAND AVE ATLANTA, GA 30306
March 5, 2019 Score: 99, Grade: A
Senor Patron
860 PEACHTREE ST STE H ATLANTA, GA 30308
March 4, 2019 Score: 74, Grade: C
Starbuck’s
867 PEACHTREE ST STE 101 ATLANTA, GA 30308
February 27, 2019 Score: 97, Grade: A
Stats Restaurant
300 MARIETTA ST ATLANTA, GA 30313
March 5, 2019 Score: 91, Grade: A
Taqueria Del Sol
1200-B HOWELL MILL RD ATLANTA, GA 30318
March 1, 2019 Score: 92, Grade: A
The Original J.R. Crickets
129 NORTH AVE ATLANTA, GA 30308
February 27, 2019 Score: 98, Grade: A
The Porter
1156 EUCLID AVE ATLANTA, GA 30307
March 4, 2019 Score: 92, Grade: A
Tin Lizzy’s
3639 PIEDMONT ATLANTA, GA 30305
March 4, 2019 Score: 89, Grade: B
Truva
842 NORTH HIGHLAND AVE STE 4 ATLANTA, GA 30306
March 4, 2019 Score: 92, Grade: A
Twin Smokers BBQ
300 MARIETTA ST STE 104 ATLANTA, GA 30313
March 5, 2019 Score: 91, Grade: A
Walter’s Soul Food
394 CLEVELAND AVE ATLANTA, GA 30315
March 4, 2019 Score: 79, Grade: C
Whiskey Bird
1395 NORTH HIGHLAND AVE NE STE 1409-D ATLANTA, GA 30306
March 5, 2019 Score: 92, Grade: A
Willy’s Mexicana Grill
725 WEST PEACHTREE ST ATLANTA, GA 30308
March 1, 2019 Score: 96, Grade: A
Yum’s Sub
1192 PRYOR ST STE A ATLANTA, GA 30315
February 28, 2019 Score: 70, Grade: C
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Alexandria Restaurant Inspections: Chadwicks, Mason Social | Old Town Alexandria, VA

0 The latest restaurant inspections around Alexandria cover the later part of February. (Shutterstock) Every wonder how clean your local restaurants are? City of Alexandria restaurants regularly undergo health inspections, with the frequency depending on the type of food served and how it is prepared. While violations like malfunctioning refrigerators and food that’s not warm or cold enough often pop up, health inspectors sometimes note more critical violations.
“In our experience, it is unrealistic to expect that a complex, full-service food operation can routinely avoid any violations,” notes the Virginia Department of Health.
Here are full results for Del Ray and Old Town Alexandria area restaurants in late February, which includes restaurants that passed with no violations. Click on the violations to see each restaurant’s results. Full reports are usually available five to seven days after the inspection on the health department’s website.
Violations
A La Lucia: 315 Madison St, Alexandria, VA 22314, last inspection: Feb. 25
violations : Food being held for more than the specified time/temperature allowed: observed container of bean soup (2/11/19) and meat sauce (2/18/19) in the 2 door unit, equipment/utensils were observed soiled to sight and touch: deli slicer was used yesterday and has not been cleaned properly, handwashing facility located at the kitchen is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing, handwashing station at the kitchen is being used for purposes other than washing hands (all corrected)
Asian Wok Cafe: 828 N. Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314, last inspection: Feb. 25
violations : food item(s) for which time rather than temperature is being used as a control was not marked or otherwise identified to indicate the time that is 4 hours past the point in time when the food is removed from temperature control: cut cabbage, raw eggs-left on the counter top, equipment/utensils were observed soiled to sight and touch: several knives stored on the wall magnet are visibly soiled with food debris, (cavity, door seal) of the microwave oven is observed soiled, observed spray bottles with no labels (corrected)
Blackwall Hitch: 5 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA 22314, last inspection: Feb. 27
violations : The nonfood-contact surfaces of the following equipment were observed soiled with an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and/or other debris: -Exterior of main dish machine -Interior of bar glass reach in refrigerator -Exterior of ice machine, floor in dish area and floor underneath equipment at main bar is in need of cleaning, mop not hung up to air dry
Brabo: 1600 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314, last inspection: Feb. 22
violations : The handwashing sink by the triple sink does not have a handwashing sign
Chadwicks: 203 Strand St, Alexandria, VA 22314, last inspection: Feb. 22
violations : food in the refrigeration unit is not used within 24 hours of preparation and is not properly dated for disposition within 7 days at 41°F: Cooked ribs, cooked chicken cooked on Sunday observed serving on Tuesday, food is not used within 24 hours after opening the commercial package and is not properly dated for disposition within 7 days at 41°F: Sliced Deli Meats, sliced portions and unsliced portions, person in charge is not able to provide written procedures for the use of time as a public health control with the following potentially hazardous food item(s): Blanched Fries, raw and/or undercooked foods are provided on the paper special menus without a reminder statement, toilet tissue was not available in the women’s toilet, containers of poisonous and toxic materials are not properly labeled with a common name
Diya Indian Cuisine: 218 N Lee St., Alexandria, VA 22314, last inspection: Feb. 26
violations : Food employees are not aware of their responsibility to report to the person in charge information about their health including reportable symptoms of diseases transmitted through food, or a diagnosis of these illnesses, food items were measured at improper temperatures: Chicken, curry (ice bath) (both corrected), ice scoop handle touching ice, nonfood-contact surfaces of the following equipment were observed soiled with an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and/or other debris: -Exterior of refrigerators -Exterior of fryer -Hood vent -Exterior of mixer -Exterior of oven -Exterior of shelves, light bulbs in back of kitchen were not covered by a protective shielding, toilet room is not provided with a self-closing door
Hawwi Ethiopian Cafe and Restaurant: 1125 Queen St, Alexandria, VA 22314, last inspection: Feb. 22
violations : Dispensing and/or in-use utensils improperly stored between use as follows: container of utensils in room temperature water, food in the refrigeration unit is not used within 24 hours of preparation and is not properly dated for disposition within 7 days at 41°F: lentils, collard greens, cooked veggies (both corrected), light bulbs in the kitchen above prep area are not covered by a protective shielding
Jack’s Place: 222 N. Lee St, Alexandria, VA 22314, last inspection: Feb. 26
violations : Observed in-use utensils stored both corrected), Light bulbs in the kitchen above prep area are not covered by a protective shielding, person in charge has a food manager certification from an accredited program, but does not have the Northern VA Certified Food Protection Manager certificate, no test kit located in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the quaternary ammonium sanitizing solution
Junction Bakery & Bistro: 1508 Mt. Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301, last inspection: Feb. 21
violations : The following mechanical refrigeration unit is not currently operating as required to cold hold food at a temperature of 41°F or less: Prep Table by cookline
Le Refuge: 127 N. Washington St C, Alexandria, VA 22314, last inspection: Feb. 26
violations : Improper use of wet wiping cloths for the following activity: observed towels under cutting boards as a means to keep boards in place, multiple cutting boards used for cook preparation are heavily scratched and scored, exterior door is not tight-fitting; back door has significant gaps along the floor and outline of door, coving and floor tiles in the back storage room are not maintained in good repair
The Light Horse: 715 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314, last inspection: Feb. 21
violations : Observed unlabeled food containers (bulk flour) with the following food items that are not easily identified by appearance
Lost Dog Cafe: 808 N Henry St., Alexandria, VA 22314, last inspection: Feb. 27
violations : The following food items were measured at improper temperatures: lasagna and veggie lasagna, both found in the pasta/salad reach in unit, observed shelves under the prep table that holds the deli slicer were lined in cardboard, equipment/utensils were observed soiled to sight and touch: the tomato dicer (used 2 days ago) (all corrected)
Market to Market: 116 E. Del Ray Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301, last inspection: Feb. 26
violations : The following food item(s) were measured at improper temperatures: Spicy Capicola, 44F, food is not used within 24 hours after opening the commercial package and is not properly dated for disposition within 7 days at 41°F: Deli Meats, food being held for more than the specified time/temperature allowed: Observed portions of deli meat sliced on 2/14 (all corrected)
Mason Social: 728 N Henry Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, last inspection: Feb. 26
violations : Observed container of pasta that was covered and placed in the WIC to cool down, Observed sheet tray of rice and roasted brussel sprouts that were left to cool but not monitored for more than 2 hours, Observed container of diced tomatoes stored above prep unit and not placed in refrigerator to cool; food item was measured at improper temperature: chopped boiled eggs measured at 49 F (both corrected), observed containers of rice and dry good items stored on upside down milk crates (to the right of the WIC), hole in the ceiling over dry goods storage/speed racks-next to the WIC
Pendleton Carryout: 807 Pendleton St, Alexandria, VA 22314, last inspection: Feb. 21
violations : Light bulb(s) in the walk in cooler are not covered by a protective shielding
The Perfect Pita: 951 N. Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314, last inspection: Feb. 27
violations : Improper use of wet wiping cloths for the following activity: observed concentration for buckets at 200 ppm chlorine, food item was measured at improper temperature: loaded potato soup observed at 114 F (both corrected)
Shanghai Peking Chinese Restaurant: 506 N. Henry St, Alexandria, VA 22314, last inspection: Feb. 27
violations : Raw shrimp over cooked peking duck in the WIC, raw pork stored over ready to eat veggies and wonton in the WIC, Food contact surfaces of equipment and utensils are not durable: Observed fried chicken stored in a corrugated box and egg rolls stored in corrugated boxes in the WIC, two spray bottles near three compartment sink with no label (all corrected), observed several containers of food (tofu, vegetables) stored on the floor, under the storage racks
Tsim Yung Chinese Restaurant: 2603 Mt. Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301, last inspection: Feb. 21
violations : The following food items for which time rather than temperature is being used as a control were not marked or otherwise identified to indicate the time that is 4 hours past the point in time when the food is removed from temperature control: general tso chicken, cut cabbage, and fried chicken, no test kit located in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions, equipment/utensils were observed soiled to sight and touch: observed knives and peeler on the wall magnet above the three compartment sink to be soiled (all corrected), mops and brooms are not hung up to air dry
No Violations
Bastille: 602 N Fayette St., Alexandria, VA 22314, last inspection: Feb. 22
violations : none
Il Porto: 121 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314, last inspection: Feb. 26
violations : none
Jackson 20: 480 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314, last inspection: Feb. 22
violations : none
La Madeleine: 500 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314, last inspection: Feb. 22
violations : none
Starbucks: 100 S. Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314, last inspection: Feb. 26
violations : none
Virtue Feed & Grain: 106 S. Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314, last inspection: Feb. 22
violations : none
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Restaurant Eats Out: Covent Garden

From Parisian bistro chic to creative Indian food, Covent Garden and its immediate surrounds has no shortage of interesting places to eat.
Frenchie ​The London iteration of Greg Marchand’s chic Paris restaurant is no less stylish or impressive, with its sleek upstairs bar and buzzy downstairs open kitchen. Marchand’s food has a playful character and is influenced by his travels in the UK, US, Spain and Hong Kong. Key dishes include his famous bacon scone, lamb ragu pappardelle and pigs head croquettes.
Serving: Bacon scone, pigshead croquettes, duck foie gras, Yorkshire rhubarb, wild strawberry and pink peppercorn.
Floral by Lima ​The younger sibling to Lima, Floral by Lima is owned by Gabriel and Jose Luis Gonzalez is overseen by superstar Peruvian chef Virgilio Martínez Véliz. The upstairs menu is focused on contemporary Peruvian sharing plates while the recently revamped downstairs bar The Lost Alpaca offers innovative cocktails and small plates.
Serving: Ceviche, causa, empanada, alfajores.
Farzi Café ​ This ‘experimental modern spice bistro’ on Haymarket serves up a playful and modernist take on pan-Indian cuisine and is the creation of high profile Indian restaurateur and Indian MasterChef judge Zorowar Kalra. True to the name, the restaurant deals in plates that are conceived and created in a relaxed manner with dishes including dal chawal arancini; tandoori goat shoulder; and venison Irrachi pepper fry.
Serving: Daal chawal arancini, tandoori goat shoulder, venison Irrachi pepper fry, beef marrow, butter pepper garlic snails, braised lamb chops, butter chicken bao, veal osso bucco.
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A legacy of flavours left behind by the British Raj; Anglo-Indian food

A legacy of flavours left behind by the British Raj; Anglo-Indian food. Indian cooks married British roasts, pies and puddings to spices, ingredients and methods of cooking and that altogether gave birth to a new, less-heard of cuisine. Now in Khan market you can enjoy the touch of royalty with British feel – interiors and taste of Anglow Indian food under one roof
From cocktails and beers to soups and curries, the Indian influence is felt everywhere in British food
The specialities in the concise menu offers Shammi kebab , jacket potatoes, Dak Bungalow Curry , Railway Mutton Curry and dessert like tipsy pudding , Crème Brûlée much more. And how does the cuisine stand out? Well, with its unique use of coconut, yogurt and almonds — the blend of these ingredients lends the roasts, curries, rice dishes, and breads a distinctive flavour.
Beer isn’t the only beverage to benefit from a passage to India: gin and tonics also owe their existence to British colonialism – We tried lavender breeze with Gin and tonic along with Earl gray tea topped with lemon zest- very soft and divine . The drinks at Anglow are worth a try , they are serving one of the best cocktails in Delhi .
In total a fabulous place to amaze your friends with Classy interiors , great food and beyond imagination cocktails. A must visit Anglow
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5 must-visit traditional restaurants in Dubai

5 must-visit traditional restaurants in Dubai Back Dewi Nurjuwita Senior Writer, SG Dubai may be known for its futuristic skyline with ultra-modern skyscrapers — including the tallest building in the world — and some of the world’s most massive shopping malls. However, the metropolis is also a foodie haven , home to some of the most varied cuisine in the world. In fact, the city just ended its Dubai Food Festival, which took place from 21 February to 9 March . The annual festival takes place across a variety of locations in the city, from the shores of the stunning Jumeirah Beach to the Dubai Media City. The festival aims to highlight the sheer variety of cuisine in Dubai, as the city is home to restaurants offering virtually every national cuisine from around the world. This includes many specialising in Emirati cuisine, influenced by Indian spices, Levantine specialties, Persian ingredients and the Bedouin lifestyle . Here, the authentic restaurants you should check out if you’re planning a trip to Dubai. (Hero image: Cascade Dining; Featured image: Stefan Lindeque)

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What to know about mustard oil

Takeaway Mustard oil comes from the seeds of mustard plants. It is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, which appear to reduce the likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease. However, cooking with the oil may pose a serious risk, especially for children.
People have long used mustard oil in cooking and alternative medicine. It is common in Asian, notably Indian, cuisines. The oil’s strong taste comes from a compound that is also present in horseradish and wasabi.
Mustard oil is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, which could mean that it benefits cardiovascular health. It also contains a compound that may have anti-inflammatory properties.
However, the use of mustard oil is controversial, and the potential risks are so great that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have prohibited its use in cooking.
This article will discuss the benefits and risks of using mustard seed oil. Cardiovascular benefits Mustard oil may help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Mustard oil is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids. Researchers have consistently found that including monounsaturated fatty acids in the diet can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
One systematic review found that people with diets rich in monounsaturated fatty acids had lower blood pressure and less body fat than others who consumed fewer of these acids. A high proportion of body fat and high blood pressure increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.
While mustard oil contains high levels of these fatty acids, avocados and olive oil contain more.
It is important to note that these potential benefits are likely to be very small, compared with other factors that influence cardiovascular risk. Consuming mustard oil will not compensate for a broadly unhealthful diet or a lack of physical activity. Anti-inflammatory potential
Mustard oil contains a compound that could be useful for reducing inflammation: allyl isothiocyanate.
One study found that allyl isothiocyanate has anti-inflammatory potential. The study’s authors noted this effect in cell cultures, which are cells that researchers grow in a controlled setting. However, they also found that the anti-inflammatory effect was much smaller in mice.
Results of a more recent study indicate that allyl isothiocyanate reduced inflammation and had a range of other benefits in mice with colitis, a condition that causes inflammation in the colon.
Inflammation is a characteristic of a wide range of health issues, and it can cause a host of symptoms. If allyl isothiocyanate can reduce inflammation, mustard oil could help treat these issues. However, there is currently very little evidence to support the idea.

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