Cold weather has meant a decline in dairy-cow production, leading to shortages of flavored milk in grocery stores.
But that hasn't stopped Manifesto from serving its Shatto Blanc -- Shatto root beer milk, Tito's vodka, yellow Chartreuse and bitters. I had one on Saturday night, and I wish all spiked milkshakes tasted that good.
Shatto hopes that warmer weather will mean full production again soon. Meanwhile, we noticed this marketing campaign. Can anyone guess where this sign is located? Here's a hint: It's a place where the milk is never sour.
Where was the supermarket where Ian greeted customers?
I've never eaten a chicken sandwich at LC's, but there's something reassuring about knowing that the birds are breaded daily -- in case I ever want to order one.
|Give us this day our daily breading|
So, culinary detectives, where is this place that breads its birds daily?
Count your Monte Cristos until you can guess where to find this one
Because tomorrow (Tuesday, November 3) is officially National Sandwich Day, we decided it was a fitting time to address one of the more frequent questions we get here in Fat City: Where does one find the pefect Monte Cristo sandwich?
Too often the sandwich passing itself off as a Monte Cristo turns out to be a panini or some variation on a grilled cheese. But a true Monte Cristo should be cooked chicken or turkey (and often baked ham) and cheese -- usually Swiss -- tucked between two or three slices of good bread, dipped in beaten egg and sauteed in butter until golden brown. It's frequently garnished with a sprinkling of powdered sugar or maybe a side of jam for dipping.
Since there are similarities between the Monte Cristo and the classic Parisian bistro favorite the Croque Monsieur, it's easy to assume that the Monte Cristo is the American version of the French sandwich, which one Web site dates back to 1910. The site says that there's documentation to support the 1910 claim, but that the Monte Cristo was reportedly first served in California in the 1950s. Another Web site claims the sandwich first appeared in California in the 1880s.
But here in 2009, it's hard to find a first-rate Monte Cristo. But we've recently come across a contender: the sandwich pictured above. Do you know the name of the restaurant that serves it?
No one came close to guessing the location of the most recent Where is it? Sure, it could have been anywhere, including here. But for the record, it's here.
|Not a temple, not a shrine...a restaurant|
What is the name of the restaurant where this trio of figures greets guests before they step into the dining room?
Not included in this photograph, alas, is the newest addition to this glittering display: one of those motion-activated plastic animated hands that thrusts a packet of Halloween candy in your direction.
|The City Diner can flip one flamboyant flapjack|
Lots of you weighed in on this week's Where Is It?, suggesting various restaurants that might serve the oversized pancake shown above. There were some interesting answers, but let's wave a stack of flapjacks in the direction of the highly astute ScooterJ, Darin and blini-loving Meesha V., who all came up with the correct guess: City Diner in the River Market.
If you've never started the day with one of these pancakes, it's a must. But bring cash: The City Diner doesn't accept credit cards.
|This full-sized flapjack can easily feed a family of three|
So, pancake lovers: Who serves this hot cake?
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