We’re a little tardy with this post–follow us on twitter (@residentfoodies) for up-to-date tweeting from us. But we couldn’t resist mentioning that Chef Garces’s restaurant in Chicago, Mercat a la Planxa, is fantastic. Here’s our 1st meal of 2010: pancakes! Yum, yum! Hope to do a full review soon.
Wow. Bobby Flay is on fire this year, Season 7 of Throwdown. Right now, Bobby has a 4-3 winning record after beating John Addis of Brooklyn’s Fish Tales last week in Manhattan fish chowder. To put things into perspective, in 6 previous seasons, Bobby has never finished with a winning record. His best record was last year, at 5-8. Go Bobby! For all of our recaps of Bobby this season, click here.
A very confident John Addis responded to Bobby’s challenge with a classic line: “They don’t call it a throwdown in Brooklyn. They call it a beatdown!”
Highlights: Both Bobby and John Addis used halibut in their chowder, but Bobby cooked his before dumping it into the soup. John, however, threw his raw into the chowder to cook. Bobby’s secret ingredient was bacon!
Judging: Jennifer Meadows, chef of Fishbar on the Lake, and Matt Hovey, a seafood purchasing agent at Wild Edibles, were the judges. In another huge upset, they picked Bobby’s chowder over John Addis’s. The judges thought that John’s chowder was a bit too bland–which may not be surprising since they tried Bobby’s bacon-infused chowder first!
Judge Jennifer Meadows below: