Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Food Day: Keepin' it local edition

Happy food day folks; here's what's going on in the world of food today:

The right thing to do and the tasty way to do it
: Chipotle has always been one of my go-to chains. The food is generally solid and the price per portion is hard to beat. But now, especially if you live in Charlottesville, you've got an even better reason to visit this burrito chain: according to a WaPo article, their carnitas is being supplied by my favorite farm, Polyface Farms, in an attempt to incorporate more local products.

This is a surprise in a sense, and not in another. Chipotle has always gone out of its way to get the best ingredients, but the pick up of Polyface is huge; Polyface won't even sell to Whole Foods!

Polyface itself can't supply a whole lot more than just the city of Charlottesville, but with the slew of local farms in the area, I hope this turns into a real trend.

Big City, Small Prices: New York City might be known as one of the most expensive cities in the World, but the NYT has a way you can eat there on the cheap in this article.

Happy Birthday Jaleo: Next month marks the 10th birthday of the king of DC tapas, Jaleo, and they'll be celebrating in style. During the entire month of April you'll see special dishes and deals, and on the 5th, the actual birthday, you'll be able to get a free piece of birthday cake!

Dinner on the cheap: The Denver Post has a great article that shows the best ways to cut costs when still putting good food on your table - and all for $10 or less.

That's about it for now folks. Have a wonderful day!

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