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Tango Baires Cafe is an unassuming Argentine restaurant stuffed between a Baskin-Robbins and a small diner. But it’s wonderful, says wesleywong. The empanadas have “just the right amount of flakiness,” and the filling has flavorful, well-balanced beef and cheese. They’re accompanied by a rich cilantro and olive oil sauce, which brings out a whole range of new flavors in the empanadas.
Lomito cordobes is a tender sandwich of beef, ham, eggs, lettuce, tomatoes, and special sauce, and is another thing that brings wesleywong back to Tango Baires.
attran99 loves the steaks. The meat platter is lovely too: two types of steak, chicken, and sweetbreads.
Tango Baires Cafe [Inland Empire]
870 E. Foothill Boulevard #2, Upland
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The Government Accountability Office has a new report out (link leads to a PDF file), and this time the target isn’t defense spending or the prosecution of the war in Iraq; it’s bottled water.
The Atlantic’s food blog reports that the desert-dry title says it all: “Bottled Water: FDA Safety and Consumer Protections Are Often Less Stringent Than Comparable EPA Protections for Tap Water.” Add the price thing and the environmental thing, and tap water looks better and better … and, hell, you can throw terroir in there as an added bonus.
Clever, clever Starbucks! On the run from McDonald’s and seeing the fiscal value of local cred, the chain is reinventing itself—on a trial basis—by opening a series of seemingly independent local coffee shops that also serve wine and beer and are named things like “15th Avenue Coffee & Tea.”
A writer for AOL’s Daily Finance site—who does an otherwise admirable job of dissecting the phenomenon—wraps up her dispatch with (and I hate to say this) a bigoted broadside aimed at the noncoastal Dumb States:
“Whether it will play well with consumers here in Portland and Seattle is doubtful; although (and I hate to say this) I can imagine it doing very well in the country’s middle.”
Let’s take the time to throw the dart with a bit more care, shall we? It seems safe to say that the Starbucks faux-local crap will likely go over far better in Indianapolis, Des Moines, and Bismarck than it will in Madison, Minneapolis, or Ann Arbor …
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The best part of this dizzying montage of Sandra Lee clips? The way she pronounces “ex-presso.”
Another little piece of chef-y Internet nastiness: “So you want to be a CHEF,” reads the title of satiric blog Balloon Goes Bang’s rant against Gordon Ramsay, the überlord of all cursing, yelling chefs. The post has to be read to be believed:
“Because even though you’ve probably fooled yourself into thinking you can handle ridiculously long hours working on your feet in sweatshop conditions, you may not have fully considered the fact that you’re also going to have to suffer an endless deluge of piss and vitriol from every one of your superiors. They’re going to yell at you for not boiling water the right way, for not peeling potatoes like they do in France, for not washing the dishes with clockwise sponge strokes. In fact, they’re going to shriek and bawl and cry and stamp their little feet for whatever dumb reason they like, hour after endless hour, day after day, week after week, just because they can.”
Ha ha, “clockwise sponge strokes.”
Sandra Lee video via Serious Eats
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