By George Avalos | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: November 6, 2018 at 3:04 pm | UPDATED: November 7, 2018 at 7:03 am SAN RAMON — Unique merchants, shops and restaurants, anchored by a cutting-edge movie multiplex and popular fitness center, have flocked to City Center Bishop Ranch, a $300 million complex that’s slated to open this week in San Ramon. Envisioned as a gathering destination for the Bay Area and a new downtown for San Ramon, the 300,000-square-foot complex, which boasts a unique open and airy feel, at Bishop Ranch is anchored by The Lot movie theaters; Equinox fitness, training and yoga center; and will open with at least 13 merchants on Thursday. In addition to these early merchants at the gleaming complex, at least six more shops and at least 12 dining or beverage establishments will greet in the coming months visitors to the center, which bids to dramatically reshape the look and feel of San Ramon, already home to the … [Read more...] about Big Debut: Unique cinema, fitness center, restaurants, shops flock to City Center Bishop Ranch
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Devra First Globe Staff November 06, 2018 This year marks the 20th anniversary of occasion-restaurant standby No. 9 Park, and thus the 20th anniversary of chef Barbara Lynch’s culinary influence on this city. Before opening her flagship in 1998, Lynch had cooked at the likes of Olives and Galleria Italiana and been named one of Food & Wine magazine’s best new chefs. But it was with No. 9 Park that she came into her own. She is part of a cadre of chefs who put Boston dining on the map: Jody Adams, Todd English, Gordon Hamersley, Lydia Shire, Jasper White. And her DNA is visible in some of the city’s most-exciting restaurants, from Bar Mezzana to Chickadee to Haley Henry and Nathalie, where the majority of staff members have at some point called her boss. It is, perhaps, no coincidence that two of Boston’s greatest culinary loves … [Read more...] about Barbara Lynch has influenced Boston dining for 20 years. I ate at all of her restaurants to find out how they are today.
Although banh cuon (steamed rice paper roll) is not a local dish, it is a favorite of many Hanoians. In the quiet of the early morning, many people in the capital prefer to sit on the side of the road, enjoying soft, tasty banh cuon and watching the warm steam coming from the cooking pots. The soul of this dish lies in the rice paper wrap made from rice flour. The soul of this dish lies in the rice paper wrap made from rice flour. People still use the traditional manual grinding method to make the rice flour since it produces the best flour for making the paper thin and soft but tough enough not to tear easily when rolled. One banh cuon restaurant is Ms Phuong’s, hidden at the intersection of Hang Cot and Hang Ma streets. Her family used to run a popular noodles soup restaurant in the old quarter. At the end of the 1970s Phuong changed to selling banh cuon made using her mother’s recipe. Ms Phuong’s restaurant is hidden at the intersection of … [Read more...] about Hanoi banh cuon restaurant’s unique sauce
Before you even set foot into Britons Arms, you know you’re in the most ancient part of Norwich. Britons Arms. Photo: Steve AdamsThe area around Elm Hill is steeped in history, and the cobbles could tell a thousands tales. And Britons Arms, a coffee shop and restaurant perched on a tight corner, is no exception.Britons Arms is the only building to have survived the city’s great fire of 1507, and experts date it back to 1347.And when you step through the small door into the cafe, with its low ceilings and dark wood beams, it certainly feels Medieval.I took my mother along for a light lunch and we were greeted with friendly smiles and sat by the window, on a heavy wooden table where we could watch the world go by.Britons Arms. Photo: Simon FinlayThe lunch menu is short, but with a good selection of specials there was more than enough to choose from. But before we got started with our food we were treated to some of the smoothest coffee either of us had drank for quite some … [Read more...] about Britons Arms, restaurant review
Bourgee directors James Welling and Mark Baumann. Picture: Bourgee. Archant A new lobster and steak restaurant will open its doors to the public next week. Bourgee will become the third new restaurant in the Terrace at Castle Mall on Monday, November 12.The restaurant is billing itself as “affordable luxury” and will take two-storey premises overlooking Timberhill, with a restaurant downstairs and a bar with tapas menu upstairs.The location is a new venture for Bourgee after a period of turbulence which saw three of its four sites go into administration in April 2018. The company is now headed up by directors James Welling and Mark Baumann.Mr Welling said: “We have undergone a lot of change in the last year which has been a difficult time for us all, but we see the launch of Bourgee in Norwich as a significant moment for the brand. [It is] a chance for us to show exactly what Bourgee stands for and deliver our vision as a duo with full effect.He added: … [Read more...] about Steak-and-lobster restaurant Bourgee announces opening date in Norwich