Hidden Kitchen: craft beer and creative food in Ontario

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Wednesday 18 July 2012

Canada’s Muskoka Brewery is putting a new spin on the pop-up trend with a funky craft beer and culinary collision. Known as Hidden Kitchen, this monthly six-course dinner pairs some of Ontario’s favourite craft beer with seriously imaginative food.

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The Pig and the Lady, Honolulu

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Wednesday 4 July 2012

The Pig & The Lady in Honolulu is one stop that epitomizes the marriage of gastronomic traditions and contemporary flavors. Or so they say. To be fair, I’ve never been but the buzz about this place is hard to ignore. Conceived and led by Andrew Le and Martha Cheng, both Hawaiian-based chefs with a ton of street cred, The Pig & The Lady is a pop-up restaurant with an ever-changing menu, currently in residence during off-hours at Hank’s Haute Dogs.

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Flour and Bones: a new restaurant in Chicago

Jason Lips Reader Find

By Jason Lips in Cool Travel on Friday 29 June 2012

I first encountered Abe Conlon and Adrienne Lo’s cuisine at one of their X-Marx underground dinners. I recall being blown away by their hot Caesar salad soup accompanied by deep fried anchovies. Now they are opening Flour and Bones, a permanent restaurant in Chicago. Expect fantastic casual but creative dishes, influenced by their recent culinary […]

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A Bite To Eat: great vegan food in Canberra

Shoeb Ahmad Reader Find

By Shoeb Ahmad in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 23 June 2012

This place is pretty popular in my hometown, Canberra, but I don’t think a lot of people know about it unless they explore or live on the other side of the lake. So I was pleasantly surprised when my wife found A Bite To Eat. They do great food, and while I’m not vegetarian, they […]

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Restaurant Greulich in Zurich

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By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Friday 8 June 2012

Accidentally falling upon extraordinary restaurants is, for me, a bit like finding money in an old jacket pocket. Unexpected but completely welcomed. Such was the case at Restaurant Greulich, an unassuming yet delicious find tucked away in a Zurich hotel of the same name. This boutique space, itself hidden in a residential neighborhood, boasts a striking garden of birch trees and clean, contemporary lines, all which speak to quintessential Swiss minimalism.

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