Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A Bliss-ful bash for the sweet tooth

(Photo: Sugar Bliss)

Thank The Local Tourist for extending your Valentine's Day, with a Chef's Table event that's all about the sweets on Feb. 17.

It's happening at Sugar Bliss, where owner Teresa Ging will dole out homestyle cupcake creations paired with port and dessert wines. And we hear that you'll also get to sample her already-famous "frosting" shots. Yum yummy!

7-9pm Feb. 17. $25 (the last one sold out almost immediately, so get on it!)

Sola chef on her way to Burger Bash


If you're lucky enough to have tickets to the annual Amstel Light Burger Bash happening at South Beach Food and Wine Festival Feb. 19-22, good for you.

But if you're stuck here like the rest of us, have no fear.

Sola chef Carol Wallack is featuring her juicy Wagyu burger that same weekend at the restaurant. The burger, which comes with cambazola cheese, house-made bacon, caramelized onions and arugula all squeezed between a soft pretzel roll, is what she'll be serving in the Burger Bash competition judged by TV personality Rachael Ray.

Doesn't it look delicious:


Get it Feb. 19-22.

What they're saying on Facebook . . .

Deejay Madrid Perry is hosting a Valentine's Day event at Sushi Samba. (Photo: Robzoom)

Le Colonial: "Preparing the menu for WEDNESDAY DATE night! $20/person...."

Bob McDermott (owner/Beer Bistro): "Adding 6 more draft lines."

Elizabeth Palmer (Wine Director/Carnivale): "Taking her fiancé to Blackbird for dinner."

Madrid Perry (Deejay): “Working on The Unconventional Valentine Masquerade of the season.....C'est Dommage at Sushi Samba.”

Azimio Rashad a.k.a. "Z" (Mixologist): "Gonna be slinging drinks at Manor tonight. Who's coming?"

Sweets & Savories: "Join everyone at Sweets & Savories (on Feb. 11) for the filming of 'Sweets & Savories Burger' segment on 190 North!"

Jon Young (Managing Partner/Volo): "French Wine Dinner baby. Oui Oui to mind-blowingly good wines and a sublime menu - can't wait!"

On its way ...


A tipster sends in this photo of the third Goddess & Grocer, scheduled to launch in Lincoln Park.

He writes: "Doesn't look open yet but they just put the awning up today."

So any day now?!