Jake’s Sandwich Board Extends Hours To 3 am

image001Calling all University City students: now you can cure those late night munchies with Jake’s after-midnight breakfast sandwiches.

Jake’s Sandwich Board is extending their hours on Friday and Saturday nights until 3 am. After midnight, they will offer a special late-night menu of breakfast sammies, including bacon and eggs with a sriracha ketchup spread, topped with cheddar and provolone cheese and hash browns or brisket and eggs topped with cheese and french fries.

Sounds like the perfect meal to end a sloppy night, right?

The sandwich prices range from $8.25 to $9.25. Jake’s University City is located at 125 South 40th Street.

Jake’s Sandwich Board

A Summer Barbecue In February

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Okay, so this whole snow thing is getting old already. And the cold? Tired of it.

Apparently, so are George and Jennifer Sabatino, because they’re bringing in their buddy Scott Schroeder and the three of them are throwing a backyard, 4th of July-style barbecue at Aldine on February 2nd.

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On Anonymity: Jonathan Gold Takes Off The Mask

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So Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic for the L.A. Times, has gone public. Shown his face. Done all the things that a critic does when he (or she) decides that playing the cat-and-mouse game is no longer worth it. He wrote a big piece in this weekend’s paper explaining his decision, saying, among other things:

“My tribe’s tastes include odd seafood, obscure white wines from the bottom of the list and the dodgier bits of the animal. (Barbara Kafka, a great cookbook writer and former restaurant consultant, used to devise what she called “critic bait,” eel terrines or pig-nose dishes that existed solely to be reviewed.) We will never send back a plate of food, but we are quick to point out a corked bottle of wine. If you address us by the name we have reserved under, it will take us a moment to realize you are talking to us. We know how to pronounce mille-feuille. We ask about the provenance of the sea urchin. Our habits are as predictable as those of mating owls.”

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Offal Dinner At Kensington Quarters

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In the wake of it’s two-bell review from Craig Laban, Kensington Quarters is hosting a five-course offal dinner for $75 per person. It’s on January 27, starts at 7 pm, and will feature, of course, all the various squiggly bits of animals that don’t get sold as steaks or chops. Each of the five courses will be served along with wine pairings (handy for getting past the notion of eating lamb liver and marmalade) and guests will eat in the loft area of the restaurant with chef Damon Menapace cooking in the open kitchen.

Oh, and of course we have a menu. Check it out below.

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Margaret Kuo Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Chinese New Year Menu

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Margaret Kuo is celebrating the Year of the Ram by offering a Chinese New Year dinner menu now through March 8th. This year marks the 40 year anniversary of Margaret Kuo’s annual New Year menu, an eternity in restaurant years. The Wayne location includes a seven course menu for $65 per person or $95 per person with wine pairings. The Media location is offering an eight course meal for $55, with an additional option of wine pairing specials.

The Chinese New Year lands on Thursday, February 19 this year.

Margaret Kuo Year of the Ram Menu – Wayne (PDF)
Margaret Kuo Year of the Ram Menu – Media (PDF)

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Where to Get Super Bowl Sunday Takeout That Will Score Big

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The home of Super Bowl XLIX, Glendale Arizona – Parking lots, dirt and sprawl.

UPDATED: 1/30/2015

Patriots, Seahawks, football, blah blah blah.

Look, we like football as much as anyone. But this year, owing to various regional animosities and deep-seated issues with certain Pacific Northwestern waterfowl, we’re way more excited about Super Bowl Sunday as a food holiday — an excuse to amass the maximum amount of deep-fried calories possible and then see how many of them we can consume before passing out on the couch.

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The Dirt: What To Get At The Farmers Market This Weekend

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Some weeks it seems as though everything on the market table follows the parable that if it grows together, it goes together. Sweet potatoes and greens, tomatoes and corn, and berries alongside the tender leaves of spring. But late January markets can feel just the opposite, instead of blossoming cornucopias bursting with potential combinations they can represent an assortment of odds and ends and good luck to the cook. Your Mystery Box challenge this week, should you choose to accept it, includes the following…

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Because Who Doesn’t Love A Good Sandwich?

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If you happen to be in the neighborhood tonight, Justin Swain of Rex 1516 is testing out his new pit beef sandwiches. That’s tri-tip steak with horseradish and raw white onion on a Martin’s potato roll with fries on the side, and it looks awesome.

Only available while supplies last, so get there quick.

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Brauhaus Schmitz Chef Releases Cookbook

NewGermanCookingBrauhaus Schmitz executive chef, Jeremy Nolen, and pastry chef, Jessica Nolen, release their first cookbook this Tuesday, January 27. But if you’re eager to get your hands on a copy, head over to Brauhaus Schmitz.

New German Cooking: Recipes for Classics Revisited is a contemporary, ingredient-driven revival of traditional German dishes. The Nolens hope to make classic German recipes more approachable by bringing them to the modern table.

“At Brauhaus Schmitz, and with our new cookbook, we’ve tasked ourselves with bringing this overlooked culinary style the recognition it deserves,” Nolen said.

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