Watch Brands Put an Emphasis on Store Design
The other residents of Avenue Matignon include Christie's auction rooms and the restaurant of the celebrated chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, but the Richard Mille boutique's decor has similarly sophisticated materials, including leather with rippled ...
November 12, 2015
Dr. Dirt: Japanese dogwood, unwanted guests, yard issues galore
The fruit turns a shade of raspberry red and becomes more fuchsia in color. The fruit and stem, when ripe, then falls to the ground. The inside of the fruit is an orange color. The tree is attractive but quite messy. Our dogs are attracted to the fruit ...
October 30, 2015
Central Kitchen + Bar opens Monday in Detroit
Inside the restaurant, an 18-seat walnut-topped bar serves as the heart of the dining room, surrounded by softly upholstered booths and attractive furniture. Hanging over the bar is the room's most dramatic feature: a distinctive fixture made of ...
August 7, 2015
Second Helpings: Mini restaurant reviews
Ambience: Family-friendly bar and restaurant with attractive outdoor patio area. Located within an apartment . Colorful interior wall murals, a warm, antique-y feel and leafy European courtyard, just like your Southern grandma's house. Heavy vinyl ...
October 29, 2015
PG multimedia presentation / Baseball Republic: Inside the Dominican Machine
When a physically impressive boy swats a home run over the left field wall, Papiro runs from the pitcher's mound to the outfield, as if willing it over the fence (Papiro has agreed to award the boys $50 for a home run). Papiro then You cannot go ...
September 16, 2015
What does your home say about you?
Editor's note: Welcome to Rich Ideas, a monthly design column by Sheila Rich of Monmouth Beach, who has been creating timeless interiors for over 30 years. Her award-winning design firm, Sheila Rich Interiors, helps residential and business clients ...
August 20, 2015
Slideshow: 10 restaurants we can't wait to try
The old Taco Bell on Park Street is being transformed into a new restaurant from Laila Borokhim, owner and executive chef at Layla's Persian Food. Borokhim opened the alternatively spelled Layla's in September 2013 in a small spot at 141 S. Butler St ...
September 22, 2015
Dirt: We recently purchased a home with what we think is a dogwood tree. It has lovely blooms and then produces a nickel size rough surfaced hard “fruit” that initially is green. The fruit turns a shade of raspberry red and becomes more fuchsia in color. The fruit and stem, when ripe, then falls to the ground. The inside of the fruit is an orange color. The tree is attractive but quite messy. Our dogs are attracted to the fruit. Would you please identify the tree for us. Is the fruit toxic to animals. Dear Reader: The tree in question is the beautiful Japanese or Kousa dogwood, Cornus kousa, which blooms about a month after the other dogwoods, Cornus florida. The dark green foliage has a very nice red fall color to go along with the fruit crop. The ripe fruit falls and it can be messy if there is traffic under the tree. The fruit is actually edible, but somewhat mealy, so you and the dogs will not be harmed if eaten. Dear Reader: The variety is perhaps one of the older varieties of Hydrangea microphylla, which is hardy to climatic Zone 6 (0 to minus 10) and we are in Zone 5 (minus 10 to -20). Flower.
Owned by attorney Dennis Archer Jr. , developer Christopher Brochert and restaurant industry veteran Ken Karam, Central is designed to be an all-occasion venue that will appeal to a wide range of guests. Executive chef Christina Stanco's menus are at once stylish and approachable, ranging from classic burgers and sandwiches to updated salads such as baby kale with roasted red pepper, farro, gruyere and prosciutto, and entrees such as... Prices are mid-range for a restaurant with a chef-driven menu in a prime downtown location. Set directly across the street from Cadillac Square at Campus Martius, Central Kitchen features a sidewalk patio with space for 24 bordered by long, cushy sofas at each end. Inside the restaurant, an 18-seat walnut-topped bar serves as the heart of the dining room, surrounded by softly upholstered booths and attractive furniture. Another feature guests can't miss is the wall-size black-and-white photo of the surrounding streets in the 1800s, when Cadillac Square was called Central Market and merchants came to sell everything from furs to food, Karam said. Central Market was the inspiration for the Central Kitchen + Bar name.
Second Helpings features condensed versions of the restaurant reviews that run in the Sunday Unwind section. On Sundays, Order Up — reviews of inexpensive eateries — runs every other week, alternating with Matters of Taste restaurant reviews. The Barrel Saloon & Texas BBQ, 942 Broadway, Albany, 694-0670, www. com Cuisine: Smokehouse barbecue. Price: $$-$$$ Hours: Kitchen hours: 4 to 9 p. m. Tuesday, noon to 9 p. m. Wednesday and Thursday, noon to 10 p. m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 8 p. m. Sunday, closed Monday. Bar closes at 2 a. m, except 8 p. m. Sunday. The Beer Belly, 281 New Scotland Ave, Albany, 487-4152, www. co Cuisine: Gourmet sandwiches and shared artisanal boards designed to accompany craft beer. Style: Rustico-industrial, enoteca-style setting where beer is the star of the show. Hours: 11 a. m. to close, Monday through Saturday, noon to close Sunday. , Albany, 313-7388, www. com Cuisine: Quality steaks and sustainable seafood underpin a solid lineup of steakhouse classics from steak au poivre to lobster thermidor. Ambience: Awesome selection of world lounge classics. Price: $$$. Hours: Dinner: 4:30 to 10 p. m. Monday to Thursday, 4:30 to 11 p. m. Friday, 4 to 11 p. m. Saturday, 4 to 9 p. m. Sunday. Lunch: 11:30 a. m. to 2:30 p. m. Monday to Friday. com Cuisine: Casual eats for breakfast, lunch and dinner, all built big and overstuffed.