Our Summer 2016 issue of Food & Dining Magazine is now available on newsstand and online!
In this issue:
Comings & Goings — A summary of changes on the local restaurant scene, with openings, closings, moves and more.
Wiltshire at the Speed Profile — Greg Gapsis is wowed by the renovated museum, and well-fed by restaurateur Susan Hershberg’s café, Wiltshire at the Speed, where he also talks art and food with Chef Coby Ming
River House Restaurant and Raw Bar Profile — Michael L. Jones talks to Chef John Varanese about the 15-year struggle to open an elegant riverside restaurant. Continue reading Hot off the presses: The new issue of Food & Dining Magazine has hit the stands!
Once, way back when, the Speed Museum had a café right off the sculpture court, run by several different operators over the years. But when the Speed closed for renovation three years ago, food service had long been gone.
But when the museum opens again starting March 12, with a slam-bang opening party, there will once again be a place to eat inside. The new café, Wiltshire at the Speed, will be operated by Susan Hershberg’s Wiltshire Pantry organization, which caters all around town, and runs Wiltshire on Market and Wiltshire Bakery as well. Continue reading Renovated Speed Museum to include café
An “After-party” to celebrate Grasshoppers Distribution, mourn its passing, and raise funds to retire its debt will take place Monday, March 17, 5-8 p.m. at Harvest, 624 E. Market St.
The effort to connect local farmers more directly with consumers was a terrific effort, started by farmer Ivor Chodkowski, assisted by a large staff of young, underpaid workers and supported by a food community that cherished what local growers were doing to raise excellent food. In the last few years, though, it became apparent that the market wanted things that Grasshoppers business plan could not provide: shopping convenience and home delivery among them. Continue reading Grasshoppers is gone; After-party hopes to make debt go away too