French Diner – Le Physalis Restaurant http://lephysalisrestaurant.com/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 01:48:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2-140x136.png French Diner – Le Physalis Restaurant http://lephysalisrestaurant.com/ 32 32 One of the best restaurants, drive-ins and dives in the United States is in Wells, ME https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/one-of-the-best-restaurants-drive-ins-and-dives-in-the-united-states-is-in-wells-me/ Wed, 03 Aug 2022 20:51:31 +0000 https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/one-of-the-best-restaurants-drive-ins-and-dives-in-the-united-states-is-in-wells-me/ For 35 incredible seasons, celebrity chef Guy Fieri has traveled America to shine a light on the great food from the nation’s best restaurants, drive-ins and dives. Despite airing over 400 episodes, the Food Network series remains as popular as ever. In fact, Fieri’s fanbase has become known for planning vacations around visiting many of […]]]>

For 35 incredible seasons, celebrity chef Guy Fieri has traveled America to shine a light on the great food from the nation’s best restaurants, drive-ins and dives. Despite airing over 400 episodes, the Food Network series remains as popular as ever. In fact, Fieri’s fanbase has become known for planning vacations around visiting many of the restaurants he features on his shows.

And while Guy Fieri would never declare which location in each state is the best of the best, Delish Magazine has no problem making that statement for him. For residents of the city of Wells, Mainethe answer shouldn’t come as a huge surprise.

According to Delish, the Maine Diner is the best restaurant, drive-in or dive Guy Fieri has visited in Maine. When Fieri brought “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” to the Maine Diner in 2010, Fieri was turned into “Grandma’s Lobster Pie” on the menu. This signature concoction features fresh Maine lobster meat with Grandma’s secret stuffing cooked in one pot.

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After Fieri’s visit to Maine restaurant, they cooked up another signature dish and named it after his show. Triple D offers chowder, cod cake and lobster pie. Bring your appetite.

Guy Fieri has only visited Maine in two of the more than 400 episodes of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” Considering Maine’s notoriety for food has blossomed in recent years, it would make sense for Fieri to plan another visit in the not-too-distant future to try a few more under-the-radar spots across Vacationland. Stay tuned.


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Farm and Gastronomy: Vacation Essentials: Jar of Mayonnaise, “Light Breakfast,” Butter | Agriculture https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/farm-and-gastronomy-vacation-essentials-jar-of-mayonnaise-light-breakfast-butter-agriculture/ Sat, 30 Jul 2022 23:32:00 +0000 https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/farm-and-gastronomy-vacation-essentials-jar-of-mayonnaise-light-breakfast-butter-agriculture/ Each of my parents had an unwritten list of essentials to pack when our family – of, holy cow, eight – left the southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth on our annual August vacation. For example, my mother never crossed the state line without a wide-mouthed quart pot filled with soapy water and a […]]]>

Each of my parents had an unwritten list of essentials to pack when our family – of, holy cow, eight – left the southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth on our annual August vacation.

For example, my mother never crossed the state line without a wide-mouthed quart pot filled with soapy water and a washcloth so she could keep her children “presentable”, presumably in car accident case.

I can’t count the number of times my face has been scrubbed with a cold, soapy washcloth from a recycled mayonnaise jar.

Also, Mom always packed an oilcloth tablecloth in case we stopped to eat in the middle of nowhere after leaving home in the middle of the night to arrive in the middle of Missouri or Kentucky or Tennessee two hours early. .

But there was never really a “just in case”. Every year, on the first morning of the holidays, we would stop at a park for a “light breakfast” prepared by mom. Light meant everything except fattened veal: two kinds of coffee rolls and cake, boiled eggs, summer sausages, cheese, a thermos of coffee, a jug of milk, jelly, butter and silverware.

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Every year it happened the same way: even before the car came to a complete stop, Mom would get out of the front seat of the car with the tablecloth in one hand and the jug of soapy water in the other.

Since we were often on vacation with my grandparents, Grandma would usually arrive a few minutes later to perform the same tablecloth-mayonnaise-pot motion within seconds of Mom’s.

For his part, dad never went on vacation without his fishing equipment in perfect condition. He spent one night the week before slowly emptying his tackle box of dried minnows from the previous year and “repacking” – putting on new fishing line – his best reels.

It was a religious experience for him because, like baptism, this singular immersion in all that provided for the salvation of fish – a week’s reprieve, anyway – of 100 Holsteins, three hired men and endless acres of corn , weedy soybeans and unmown fallow.

Dad was almost as witty as he found himself with his most sacred possession, an early 1950s Johnson 5hp outboard motor that would put him in a 16ft tempered wooden fishing boat around a lake of state park in search of its great white whale. , a bucket of black crappie.

To prepare it, he had to attach it to a 55 gallon oil drum which he had cut off the top and filled with water. After playing with that button and that valve, he would pull the string and — blub, blub, blub — it would go off and his broad, “I’m a kid again” smile would appear.

My four brothers and I also had a ritual; we fought over what clothes to take because we had to share a suitcase with five people. Mom often settled the Civil War by reminding us that everything we took had to be “washed in the lake” because she didn’t do laundry on vacation. This limited our already limited wardrobe to cut off jeans and flip flops.

I don’t remember bringing any coolers other than the flimsy polystyrene ones that had a shorter lifespan than a mosquito. I remember Dad buying blocks of ice for a cooler—maybe it was a tub—that carried the necessities of the week like milk for us, butter for Mom, and Busch Bavarian for himself.

The best part of the whole vacation, however, was the evening of the last day. About an hour before arriving home, Dad would stop at a drive-in restaurant and order burgers, fries, and chocolate milkshakes for everyone. What a treat.

Perhaps the most remarkable ritual of all was the fact that we – eight of us in a plush, stuffy station wagon – even went on a week-long vacation every August. I had few farmer friends who could make the same statement. How did mom and dad do it?

If you asked them, I’m pretty sure the answer would start with, “Well, get yourself a wide-mouth jar of mayonnaise.” »

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Suzy Q’s restaurant says goodbye in style https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/suzy-qs-restaurant-says-goodbye-in-style/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 00:00:05 +0000 https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/suzy-qs-restaurant-says-goodbye-in-style/ After 42 years in the restaurant business, Suzanne Iseminger of Suzy Q’s Diner is retiring on Sunday. This week I had one of the best sandwiches of my life. Elvis the King, made with fried bananas and crunchy peanut butter, rum and raisin jelly, bacon and powdered sugar on top of bread. On Tuesday, I […]]]>

After 42 years in the restaurant business, Suzanne Iseminger of Suzy Q’s Diner is retiring on Sunday.

This week I had one of the best sandwiches of my life. Elvis the King, made with fried bananas and crunchy peanut butter, rum and raisin jelly, bacon and powdered sugar on top of bread. On Tuesday, I walked through the door of Suzy Q’s Diner to write about her last week in business at the corner of 2nd Street and Juniper. A place that has said goodbye to a host of memorable businesses over the years (remember the Metaphor Café?) and on Sunday is saying goodbye to another.

Nothing expresses the ephemeral nature of life better than the art of eating. It is at its best when it becomes a treasured keepsake.

Suzy insisted on making me one of her signature sandwiches. It was recommended to me by Matt Weatherby, owner of Jelly Bear Jelly, whose rum and raisin jelly is an essential ingredient in Elvis the King. He said it was the best sandwich he had ever eaten. It was my last chance to try one, so I wasn’t going to miss it.

Suzy, real name Suzanne Iseminger — whose restaurant (narrowly) survived the COVID pandemic — finally threw in the towel on the orders of her doctor and her daughter. During the pandemic, she ran the restaurant, only selling takeout to loyal customers who liked her food. “I was making $2,200 a day cooking on my own.” Ironically, for someone whose health is pushing her to close, she has never been infected with COVID. Although COVID certainly contributed to the destruction of his business.

“I’m retiring,” she said. “I had life-threatening anemia.” It almost killed her two weeks ago when blood loss, shortness of breath and dizziness sent her to the doctor just in time to save her life. She had lost two pints of blood. “If I had waited to go to the doctor, I probably would have died,” she said. She also had a mini-stroke, brought on by all the stress of trying to keep the restaurant open. She spent six hours in the hospital to receive a life-saving transfusion.

An Elvis the King and Jalapeno Hash sandwich. If you want to try, you have until Sunday.

“I put my heart and soul into it. But I’m retiring. Doctor’s orders and my daughter’s,” she said.

It’s the end of a 42-year career in the kitchen. His customers will miss him. “I have a ton of loyal customers who say, ‘I’m so sorry you’re closing!’ ”

If the Elvis the King sandwich is your thing, Suzy will be making them for her customers until the last breath on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Sweet Dreams Combo French Toast made with a cinnamon roll or croissant.

What will she do now? “I’m going to take it easy for a month and then I’m going to travel. I like to drive. I love the mountains and the wine country,” she said.

The place will remain a place where you can eat well. A restaurant with a fresh concept with hot and cold dishes will soon open its doors there. No doubt I will write about it.

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Italian striker Scamacca joins West Ham for $36m https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/italian-striker-scamacca-joins-west-ham-for-36m/ Tue, 26 Jul 2022 22:18:18 +0000 https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/italian-striker-scamacca-joins-west-ham-for-36m/ LONDON (AP) — Italian striker Gianluca Scamacca joined West Ham from Sassoulo for a fee of 30 million pounds ($36 million) on Tuesday as the Premier League club finally brought in help and competition to Michail Antonio up front. Scamacca, 23, has signed a five-year deal, with an option for a further 12 months, after […]]]>

LONDON (AP) — Italian striker Gianluca Scamacca joined West Ham from Sassoulo for a fee of 30 million pounds ($36 million) on Tuesday as the Premier League club finally brought in help and competition to Michail Antonio up front.

Scamacca, 23, has signed a five-year deal, with an option for a further 12 months, after being linked with moves to higher-profile sides like Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus.

He scored 16 goals in 36 Serie A appearances last season and played seven times for Italy, where he has been compared to former national team striker Christian Vieri due to his power and presence . He is 1.95 meters (6ft 5in), a similar height to his footballing idol, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.


West Ham manager David Moyes has had to rely on Antonio to lead his attack since the club sold Sebastien Haller to Ajax in January last year.

Moyes could now be back in the market for a centre-back after new signing Nayef Aguerd suffered ankle ligament damage in a friendly against Rangers last week.

The 26-year-old Moroccan international, who signed with French club Rennes last month, has undergone surgery and could be out until the end of the year.

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Green Plate Special: Flower power in the plate (and in the glass) https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/green-plate-special-flower-power-in-the-plate-and-in-the-glass/ Sun, 24 Jul 2022 08:00:51 +0000 https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/green-plate-special-flower-power-in-the-plate-and-in-the-glass/ In her memoir, ‘Finding Freedom,’ chef Erin French credits the time she spent as a teenager working in the kitchen of her father’s restaurant in Waldo County as fundamental to her development as a cook. . There she learned how to grill burgers until perfectly pink, how to cook eggs the way a customer wanted […]]]>

In her memoir, ‘Finding Freedom,’ chef Erin French credits the time she spent as a teenager working in the kitchen of her father’s restaurant in Waldo County as fundamental to her development as a cook. . There she learned how to grill burgers until perfectly pink, how to cook eggs the way a customer wanted them, and how to expertly dip, sprinkle and fry delicate whole clams. Practice makes perfect, after all.

Even on this fast-paced food production line, she took the time to garnish the daily specials with nasturtium flowers she picked from her mother’s garden. The bright yet delicate orange, pink, red and yellow flowers are pretty to look at and spicy to eat.

The plates French now serves at his beloved restaurant, The Lost Kitchen in Freedom, often feature edible seasonal flowers. I didn’t have the pleasure of eating there, but I saw plenty of pictures. Additionally, in his 2017 cookbook of the same name, lemon balm blossoms, calendula, elderflowers, hibiscus, lavender, lilacs, marigolds, pansies, and roses featured prominently as main ingredients and optional toppings.

A bowl of local green salads sprinkled with edible flowers from Mare Brook Farm in Brunswick. Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

“I love using edible flowers…as a garnish or tossing them into salads. They are as delicious as they are beautiful,” writes French. To name just a few flower flavors: purple borage tastes like cucumber, snapdragons are floral but have bitter undertones, calendula petals are tart, while marigold petals have citrus and spice notes. .

Brunswick private chef and caterer Ali Waks Adams says edible flowers also add texture and dimension to a plate of food. If you have blooming thyme or rosemary or if your basil plants have bloomed, sprinkling the flowers over dishes containing these same herbs helps create a layered flavor profile.

What struck me about the restaurant’s nasturtiums, however, was that the young Frenchman instinctively added a bit of cheerful whimsy to everyday plates. Edible flowers don’t need to be reserved for special occasions. In Maine, in the summer, you can add colorful whimsy to your life and your plate, three times a day.

If you have a garden, adding edible flowers to your plates is as easy as cutting a few flowers while you pick lettuce for the salad or herbs to season your main course. All edible flowers support local pollinators. The ones you can buy from a growing number of local farmers who bring them to market help support the local food economy. Some farmers produce edible flowers on purpose and sell them for 30 to 50 cents each, while others offer them as income-generating side products that grow from existing crops – think chives and squash flowers, kale and dill that has become a seed. .

Flower growers Ryan Ravenscroft and Courtney Mongell of Mare Brook Farm in Brunswick have been growing edible flowers this season and selling them to a handful of area chefs to gauge the public’s appetite for them. The couple recently received organic certification from the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) to grow them in larger quantities on a half-acre lot for the 2023 season.

Mongell says they first learned how to grow, eat, store and preserve edible flowers in D. & P. ​​Gamp’s “Edible Flowers and Leaves.” But to quickly find out which flowers in your garden are good to eat, she suggests checking out Johnny’s Selected Seeds Organic Edible Flower Collection. For edible wildflowers, I recommend the book “Wild Food: a Complete Guide for Foragers” by British foraging expert Roger Phillips or, more locally, the website from Kennebunkport-based forager Josh Fecteau.

Columnist Christine Burns Rudalevige presses flattened pansies into freshly baked sugar cookies. They’re almost too pretty to eat (but eat them anyway). Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

Once you have the flowers in the kitchen, there are many ways to use them. Freeze more vigorous flowers like calendula in ice cubes to keep a summer drink pleasantly cold. Do as the French do, and first dip the chive blossoms (or daylilies) in a light batter, then in hot oil and serve the fried blossoms as an appetizer with a chive aioli. Tuck the nasturtiums into summer rolls wrapped in rice paper. Bake marigold petals or whole marigolds in savory shortbread. You can sweeten pretty pansies, but if you don’t want to go through that process, layer whole pressed pansies on sugar cookies while they’re hot, and the heat will melt the petals on them. Or you can whip dried or fresh petals into compound butter to top grilled meats, fish and vegetables. Check out Saco pastry chef Gabrielle Cobe’s Instagram (@bigfish_cakestudio) for some amazing ways to decorate a summer cake with them.

Do your part to spread the botanical fantasy one plate at a time.

Local food advocate Christine Burns Rudalevige is editor of Edible Maine magazine and author of “Green Plate Special,” both a sustainable food column in the Portland Press Herald and the name of her cookbook from 2017. She can be contacted at: [email protected]

Savory shortbread biscuits with herbs and marigolds. Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

Floral Savory Shortbreads

Yields 18 to 20 pieces

1 ¼ cups sifted Maine Grains whole wheat flour
1 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh herbs such as parsley, chives, thyme, dill or rosemary leaves
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
Whole herbs and gem marigolds pressed to layer on the dough

Combine flour, cheese, herbs, salt and pepper in the bowl of a food processor. Add the butter and 1 teaspoon warm water and pulse the ingredients until they form a crumbly mixture. Roll out the dough on a piece of plastic wrap and use your hands to roll it into a smooth disc. Film the dough and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place the dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll dough to ¼ inch thickness. Spread the whole herbs and flowers over the dough, leaving about 2 inches between them. Use a rolling pin to press the herbs directly into the dough. Use a 2-inch round cookie cutter to cut out circles around each herb or flower. Transfer the cutouts to the prepared baking sheet. Pull the remaining dough into a ball and repeat the process until all the dough is used up.

Bake the shortbread cookies until they just start to turn pale golden around the edges, 10 to 13 minutes. Leave to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer the shortbread cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. The shortbread will keep well in an airtight container for 3-4 days.


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A diner discovered 100 million year old dinosaur footprints in a restaurant https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/a-diner-discovered-100-million-year-old-dinosaur-footprints-in-a-restaurant/ Sat, 23 Jul 2022 09:00:00 +0000 https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/a-diner-discovered-100-million-year-old-dinosaur-footprints-in-a-restaurant/ Media player errorUpdate your browser or Flash plugin If you need an excuse to go to brunch this weekend, allow yourself to consider the possibility that your French toast will lead you to expand scientific discovery and research. Earlier this month, an observant customer at a restaurant in southwest China spotted a series of footprints […]]]>

If you need an excuse to go to brunch this weekend, allow yourself to consider the possibility that your French toast will lead you to expand scientific discovery and research.

Earlier this month, an observant customer at a restaurant in southwest China spotted a series of footprints on the stone floor of the courtyard where they were dining.

And after the relevant authorities were called in to observe and identify, paleontologists on site discovered a new set of footprints, which they believe belong to two dinosaurs that roamed the planet around 100 million years ago. years.

Paleontologist Dr. Lida Xing was one of the experts called in to investigate. He told CNN his team used a 3D scanner to confirm the footprints were left by sauropods.

Sauropods were plant eaters with small heads and long necks and tails, and they were monstrous.

“All of these dinosaurs hatched from eggs that were about the size of a grapefruit, so they were kind of like popcorn to the carnivores of their time,” said Riley Black, a paleontologist and science writer.

“Their whole game plan, in terms of evolution, was to eat a whole bunch of plants and get bigger as fast as possible.”

And although the time for sauropods to roam the Earth is long gone, this discovery signals an exciting time for paleontological research.

“I would say that right now China, especially in terms of dinosaur footprints, is going through a fossil renaissance. There are a lot of new and exciting sites being discovered,” said Scott Persons, a paleontologist at the College of Charleston. He worked with the Chinese scientists who made this discovery, although he was not involved in this particular discovery.

“I have to say, I’ve never been to a restaurant to find dinosaur tracks,” Persons said.

Black said this type of encounter could be a reminder that fossil remains are still all around us.

“Even sometimes when I walk around Salt Lake City, a lot of the sidewalks that we have there are made out of early Jurassic sandstone. And I haven’t seen a dinosaur in there yet, but you’ll see little tracks made by proto-mammals, scorpions and spiders crawling all over these sand dunes, so there’s really a whole kind of urban paleontology there.

Although fossil footprints may not seem as dramatic as the discovery of bones, they allow paleontologists to gain unique insight into dinosaur life.

“Traces are fossilized behavior. It’s the movement of a living animal. And typically, tracks are some of the only evidence we have for dinosaur social behavior,” Black said.

Black added that sauropods had to eat constantly to maintain their size – so their behavior in this case may have involved foraging their way through their lush green world.

In other words, there’s a chance they had brunch too.

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National Hot Dog Day deals: Where to find free food https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/national-hot-dog-day-deals-where-to-find-free-food/ Tue, 19 Jul 2022 16:33:58 +0000 https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/national-hot-dog-day-deals-where-to-find-free-food/ Few people can eat as many hot dogs in a day as Joey Chestnut can eat in 10 minutes. However, if you’re itching out of control to try, July 20 should be your day. (For reference: Chestnut won this year’s Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating contest by downing 63 in 10 minutes.) July 20 is National […]]]>

Few people can eat as many hot dogs in a day as Joey Chestnut can eat in 10 minutes. However, if you’re itching out of control to try, July 20 should be your day. (For reference: Chestnut won this year’s Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating contest by downing 63 in 10 minutes.)

July 20 is National Hot Dog Day. In general, summer tube meat is not a high priced item. On National Hot Dog Day, however, you’re going to find real deals on the mustard delivery device. To put you on the path of least resistance – like a wet hot dog sliding down a competitive eater’s throat – we’ve rounded up all the best hot dog deals you’ll find on National Hot Dog Day. , including deals from Dog Haus, Hot Dog on a Stick, Love’s Travel Stops, and more.

Here are the best hot dog deals you’ll find on National Hot Dog Day.

Free hot dogs on National Hot Dog Day

Dog House
The agreement:
Join or have already joined the Haus Hookup rewards program to get a free hot dog. You will need to show the mobile coupon and you can only get one. Still, free dogs.
When: July 20

hot dog on a stick
The agreement:
Rewards members who purchase an original turkey on a stick or vegetable on a stick can get a second one for free.
When: July 20

Stops on the journey of love
The agreement:
Grab a free hot dog or roller grill. You’ll have to grab the mobile app offer, but it’s good on items like Schwab’s Best Hot Dogs, Tornadoes, Roller Bites, Spring Rolls, and more.
When: July 20

The Original Hot Dog Factory
The agreement:
It’s a few days after National Hot Dog Day, but it’s still National Hot Dog Month. So the east coast chain is now offering free hot dogs at all of its locations.
When: July 22, 12 p.m.-4 p.m.

Hot dog deals on National Hot Dog Day

Philadelphia Pretzel Factory (and Walmart)
The agreement: Get the pretzel dogs from the shop for a dollar.
When: July 20

Pilot flying J
The agreement:
Go to the myRewards Plus app to get a buy-one-free hot dog deal.
When: July 20

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Courtesy of The Original Hot Dog Factory

Other National Hot Dog Day Deals

Noodles & Company
The agreement:
Grab a regular vegetarian entrée for the price of a small if you’re a Noodles Rewards member.
When: July 18-24

Subway Dinner
The agreement:
He brings back his Pittsburgh Steak Salad, which is a salad topped with fries, steak tips, blue cheese crumbles, and blue cheese dressing. It will cost you $15.
When: until August 21

KFC
The agreement:
Get free shipping when you order through the KFC app or website.
When: July 4-24

Marble slab creamery
The agreement:
Rewards members can redeem a random prize in-app anytime during National Ice Cream Month. You might get a free little ice cream, a BOGO little ice cream, or other smaller discounts.
When: until July 31

bonchon
The agreement:
Get free shipping all month.
When: until July 31

Pokeworks
The agreement:
Place an order of at least $30 and you can withdraw $5 with the code “POKEPICNIC”. You will need to be a rewards member and order online or through the app.
When: until July 31

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Johnson City’s Red Robin Diner is sold and will remain on Main Street https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/johnson-citys-red-robin-diner-is-sold-and-will-remain-on-main-street/ Fri, 15 Jul 2022 20:01:20 +0000 https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/johnson-citys-red-robin-diner-is-sold-and-will-remain-on-main-street/ A Broome County man has acquired the iconic Red Robin Diner which has been located in downtown Johnson City for over six decades. The restaurant at 268 Main Street closed in January 2021. The property had been on the market for about a year with an initial asking price of $269,000. The site belonged to […]]]>

A Broome County man has acquired the iconic Red Robin Diner which has been located in downtown Johnson City for over six decades.

The restaurant at 268 Main Street closed in January 2021. The property had been on the market for about a year with an initial asking price of $269,000.

The site belonged to the Anagnostakos family of Binghamton. Ownership records show it was sold to Taimoor Management Incorporated of Vestal on June 16, for $210,000.

A glimpse inside the closed Red Robin Diner on July 15, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

A glimpse inside the closed Red Robin Diner on July 15, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The new owner, who asked not to be identified, said he plans to keep the historic restaurant building in its current location at the corner of Main and Broad streets. The building was moved there from Conklin Avenue on the south side of Binghamton on June 30, 1959.

Plans call for the old restaurant to be “redeveloped into a dining venue” following its renovation.

The Red Robin Diner building seen from Broad Street on July 15, 2022. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News

The Red Robin Diner building seen from Broad Street on July 15, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The owner has lived in Broome County for almost a decade. He said he had eaten at Red Robin in the past and was “a fan of restaurant food”. He said he was “very excited” about the opportunity to acquire the restaurant in a section of Johnson City with ongoing development projects for Binghamton University and United Health Services.

The new owner said he hopes renovations to the restaurant will begin by the end of the year.

Remembering Johnson City’s Red Robin Diner

Contact Bob Joseph, WNBF News reporter: bob@wnbf.com or (607) 545-2250. For the latest story development news and updates, follow @BinghamtonNow on Twitter.

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Burger King Japan’s all-you-can-eat challenge knocks us out of the ring https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/burger-king-japans-all-you-can-eat-challenge-knocks-us-out-of-the-ring/ Wed, 13 Jul 2022 17:31:47 +0000 https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/burger-king-japans-all-you-can-eat-challenge-knocks-us-out-of-the-ring/ How many one pound coins can a man handle? In recent years, Burger King has challenged its customers in Japan to consume more calories than usual, with mammoths “great one pound” burgers containing everything from cheese to buns to beef. Sometimes the chain goes even further with its monstrous meals, allowing customers to order as […]]]>

How many one pound coins can a man handle?

In recent years, Burger King has challenged its customers in Japan to consume more calories than usual, with mammoths “great one pound” burgers containing everything from cheese to buns to beef.

Sometimes the chain goes even further with its monstrous meals, allowing customers to order as many books as they can consume. We participated in one of these all-you-can-eat challenges two years ago and failed miserably because our reporter Yuuichiro Wasai only consumed one burger during the 45-minute binge.

So when the channel announced that it would be holding another all-you-can-eat challenge in select channels on July 9, 10, 16, and 17, our reporter PK Sanjun decided to see if he could beat our old record, booking into a time slot on the website as needed, and meet at the Roppongi branch on the first day of the challenge.

Tickets to participate in the challenge are priced at 2,900 yen ($21.15) each, which is a lot considering you get a Maximum Super One-Pound Beef Burger, a medium order of fries and a medium drink begin. This set alone costs 2,400 yen, so it costs an extra 500 yen to binge on as many burgers as you want.

The Maximum Super One Pound Beef Burger, or the Max Cho One Pound Beef Burgeras it is called in Japanese, is an ultra-heavy burger with four patties, and it’s said to be about the size of two regular burgers.

For the all-you-can-eat challenge, last orders must be placed after 30 minutes, and you can only order again once you’ve finished your burger. With those challenge rules clear in his head, PK sat down with his first burger, aiming to knock out at least two to get his money’s worth.

PK knew the burger was going to be big, but he didn’t realize how big it was until he was sitting in front of him. Not only was it big, it was heavy, but it was too late to turn back now, especially since he was wearing his battle gear, in the form of the Cho One-Pound Beef Burger The Challenge Memorial Teewhich is given free of charge to each participant.

Biting into the beast, PK’s mouth was flooded with delicious, meaty juices, accompanied by deliciously richer mayonnaise, soft, tender rolls and the refreshing taste of tomato, pickles and onion.

With four slices of cheddar cheese and four slices of crispy bacon included in the four patty burger, it was an absolute taste sensation! It was absolutely delicious, and PK is proud to say he nailed his first burger in just eight minutes.

At this point, a staff member who was taking orders from attendees approached PK and asked if he would like a second burger. With his heavy stomach from the one-pound burger, which actually weighs 608 grams (1.3 pounds), PK found himself declining the request.

PK felt like he was committing a taboo by not ordering another burger, but he just couldn’t imagine himself capable of taking down another. However, after several offers from the staff, PK finally agreed, ordering another burger about 20 minutes after finishing his first.

PK’s once smiling face had certainly changed since his first bite. The burger that had once looked so delicious now looked like an intimidating wall of meat, and his bites were now small and hungry, which seemed like an impossible challenge.

As PK began to understand why his colleague had only consumed one burger in the previous challenge, he mustered as much strength as he could to at least improve on our first attempt.

So he picked out the four beef patties and slowly but surely chewed them.

With his stomach now really full to bursting, PK weighed what was left of the burger – yes, he takes his food seriously – with a scale he had brought with him.

As a result of the weigh-in, PK’s total burger consumption amounted to a whopping 868 grams. That’s a lot of burgers in one sitting, so PK packed up what was left and took it home with him.

After checking in with the staff to see how his success story compared to other diners, PK was surprised to learn that the highest record of the branch he visited that day was five burgers. At the Omiya branch, there was even greater success, with a restaurant down seven burgers!

According to staff, diners who set the highest record at each store will be invited to an exclusive event to be held in August. Needless to say, PK’s result won’t earn him an invite to this event, but that’s not too bad – at least he was able to reach his goal of eating 100 bowls of wanko soba!

Reference: Burger King Japan
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High school student killed and 3 injured in crash in Rutherford, NJ https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/high-school-student-killed-and-3-injured-in-crash-in-rutherford-nj/ Mon, 11 Jul 2022 17:31:15 +0000 https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/high-school-student-killed-and-3-injured-in-crash-in-rutherford-nj/ RUTHERFORD — A 17-year-old student from Rutherford High School has died and three others are in hospital after a horrific accident on Friday. Rutherford Police say the students’ two-door BMW saloon crashed into a power pole on Marginal Road around 3pm on Friday, NorthJersey.com reported. The crash, which did not involve any other vehicles, occurred […]]]>

RUTHERFORD — A 17-year-old student from Rutherford High School has died and three others are in hospital after a horrific accident on Friday.

Rutherford Police say the students’ two-door BMW saloon crashed into a power pole on Marginal Road around 3pm on Friday, NorthJersey.com reported. The crash, which did not involve any other vehicles, occurred between Lincoln Avenue and Wheaton Place.

The four students were 17 years old and male. The three injured victims remain hospitalized at Hackensack University Medical Center on Monday.

A Rutherford high school student was killed and three others were injured when their BMW hit a utility pole. (NorthJersey.com)

A Rutherford high school student was killed and three others were injured when their BMW hit a utility pole. (NorthJersey.com)

The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Authorities have yet to release the names of the students involved.

Superintendent Jack Hurley confirmed Friday that the four victims were high school students.

“There is no greater loss than the loss of a child,” Hurley said in a message to the Rutherford School Community. “Please keep the families of all students in your thoughts and prayers.”

(NorthJersey.com)

(NorthJersey.com)

The community is holding a candlelight vigil for the slain teenager, according to Mayor Frank Nunziato. He added that there will be bereavement counselors at the school for pupils and staff on Monday.

“For the foreseeable future, our community will have to deal with this tragic accident,” Nunziato said. “It has definitely changed the lives of four Rutherford families.”

“We know the memory of this young man and HRH student will live on in the lives he touched and will be truly missed by all,” Rutherford Police said in a statement. statement.

Rick Rickman is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at richard.rickman@townsquaremedia.com

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