Food News

ShopHouse: The Next Asian Chipotle
April 14, 2011 15:14

photo courtesy of eater.com
Rumor confirmed! Syracuse’s favorite Mexican grill, Chipotle, will launch an Asian concept called ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen. Serving up Vietnamese, Thai, and Malaysian dishes, the menu will “pair the bold and complex flavors of southeast Asia with fresh, sustainably raised ingredients; grilled and braised meats, a variety of fresh vegetables, aromatic herbs, spicy sauces, and an array of garnishes,” according to Tuesday’s press release. Similar to Chipotle’s successful model, customers will move down a line, customizing their meals. 

"I have always believed that the Chipotle model would work well with a variety of different cuisines," CEO Steve Ells, founder of Chipotle and judge on NBC’s “America’s Next Great Restaurant,” said in the press release. “Chipotle's success is not necessarily about burritos and tacos, but rather about serving great, sustainably raised food that is delicious, affordable, and convenient...read more

Lunchtime Lexicon: The OED adds foodie words to the menu
April 6, 2011 23:39

Four times per year, editors update entries and add new words to the Oxford English Dictionary. Filtered through a fine sieve, the lingo that makes the cut often reflects the current cultural trends. This time around, the OED added to the menu some delicious new terms. Here are four of Flavorly’s foodie favorites:

Babycino Pronunciation:/beɪbɪˈtʃiːnəʊ/ 
noun (plural babycinos) a drink of hot milk that has been frothed up with pressurized steam, intended for children: naturally, all the kids enjoyed their babycinos
Origin: 1990s: blend of BABY and CAPPUCCINO...read more

Skip the Skippy
March 7, 2011 22:54

Unilever United States Inc. has recalled Skippy® Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy® Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread due to possible salmonella contamination. Tainted products were removed from the shelves in New York State, but check the UPCs and Best-If-Used-By dates on this recall site before smearing your spread.