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The Red Lion Inn: A Farm Fresh Update to a Historic Restaurant

Our VideosBy Liza de Guia on Aug 28, 2013
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“I think the misconception is that the talent isn’t here like it is in the city.”

Meet Brian Alberg, the Executive Chef and Director of Food & Beverage, at the historic, 200+ year old, Red Lion Inn, a farm to table restaurant in Stockbridge, MA. Brian, along with a small handful of chefs, are responsible for updating the current restaurant landscape in The Berkshires, proving to locals and visitors that their food can compete with the high quality dishes and service found in the big cities. At The Red Lion Inn, you can experience the past with a food program that champions the future: small farms, farmers and food artisans. Locally grown produce and whole animals from the area are honored here, inspiring dishes that make you appreciate the terroir of this special farm community. Enjoy Brian’s story. I hope he inspires you to head upstate for a visit!

OR, to experience something even more unique, Brian will be showcasing the very best of The Berkshires at his Outstanding in the Field Dinner, September 8th, at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA. Set outdoors amidst a beautiful backdrop, you can taste for yourself how Brian is truly inspired by the area. Just take a peek at the menu below.

Outstanding in the Field Menu for Sunday, September 8:

Passed Hors d’oeuvres
Berkshire Valley Beef Summer Sausage, Half-sour Pickles & Grain Mustard
Joshua’s Farm Deviled Eggs with Nancy Fuller’s Roasted Beet Relish
Willow Brook Farm Sweet Corn Pancake with Rawson Brook Farm Monterey Chevre

Dinner (Served Family Style)
Amuse
Chilled Smoked Farm Girl Farm Tomato Soup with Olive Oil-poached Turnips
First
Howden Farm Sweet Corn & Berry Patch Tomato Salad with Equinox Farm Arugula & BBQ Meat Market Bacon
Second
Wanabea Farm Rabbit and Raven & Boar Pork Shoulder Choucroute, Parsnips, Carrots & Smoked Caraway
Third
Wood-grilled La Belle Farms Duck Breast, Foggy River Farms Kale Hash & Buttered Indian Line Farm Celery Root
Dessert
Dave’s Melons with Berle Farm Crowdie & Berkshire Wildflower Honey

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Thanks for watching food. curated.! For ticket information for the OITF dinner, click here. Happy eating!   

El Olomega Food Truck: Putting Pupusas on the Map

Our VideosBy Liza de Guia on Aug 22, 2013
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“This is the best. You have soccer. You have pupusas back here. What else can you ask for? This is like being in heaven!”

Meet Janet & Marcos Lainez, siblings and co-owners of El Olomega food truck based in Red Hook, Brooklyn. For over 25 years, El Olomega has been spreading the love for their family’s secret recipes for pupusas, a traditional El Salvadorian-style street food. This is their story.

Vendy AwardsThe NYC Vendy Awards, celebrating the best of New York’s mobile food community, will be held Saturday, September 7th, 2013 at Industry City in Brooklyn, NY. I hope you can make it! Tickets for the event can be purchased at Eventbrite here.

Thanks for watching food. curated.! Happy Eating!

The Cinnamon Snail: A Happy Clappy Vegan Food Truck

Our VideosBy Liza de Guia on Aug 22, 2013
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“We keep all our workers on a high dosage of donut juice and silly stuff.”

Meet Adam Sobel, the chef and founder of The Cinnamon Snail, a playful, vegan food truck serving New Jersey and New York City. With donuts  names like The Ultra Right Wing Conservative Bearded Lady Bop or the Hulk Hogan Transvestite Fudgie Wudgie, you can see there’s a playful sensibility to the mission of this very special vegan truck. This is Adam’s silly story.

Vendy AwardsThe NYC Vendy Awards, celebrating the best of New York’s mobile food community, will be held Saturday, September 7th, 2013 at Industry City in Brooklyn, NY. I hope you can make it! Tickets for the event can be purchased at Eventbrite here.

Thanks for watching food. curated.! Happy Eating!

King Souvlaki of Astoria: You Don’t Burn, You Don’t Learn

Our VideosBy Liza de Guia on Aug 22, 2013
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“Astoria likes its kings.”

Meet Lampros & Kostas Tsampas, the family behind King Souvlaki of Astoria, a Greek-street food truck based in Astoria, Queens. “Grilling fast and grilling good” is the name of the game at this meat-on-a-stick street food stop. Here, it’s all about family. This is their story.

Vendy AwardsThe NYC Vendy Awards, celebrating the best of New York’s mobile food community, will be held Saturday, September 7th, 2013 at Industry City in Brooklyn, NY. I hope you can make it! Tickets for the event can be purchased at Eventbrite here.

Thanks for watching food. curated.! Happy Eating!

The Chipper Truck: The Last Stop in Woodlawn

Our VideosBy Liza de Guia on Aug 22, 2013
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“Our customers are always #1. We always look out for our customers.”

Meet Alice and Valentino, the co-owners of The Chipper Truck, a late-night only, Irish food truck based in Woodlawn, NY. In this mini Irish community tucked away in the Bronx, eager night owls come hungry to The Chipper Truck for addictive Irish comfort food. Here, chips are king. This is their story.

Vendy Awards

The NYC Vendy Awards, celebrating the best of New York’s mobile food community, will be held Saturday, September 7th, 2013 at Industry City in Brooklyn, NY. I hope you can make it! Tickets for the event can be purchased at Eventbrite here.

Thanks for watching food. curated.! Happy Eating!