Korean-Inspired Magpie and the Tiger Opening in Petworth With Takeout-Only Set Menu

Magpie and the Tiger’s jjajangmyeon (noodles with black bean sauce). Photograph courtesy Magpie and the Tiger.

Chef Kevin Tien made a national name for himself in the tiny Japanese-inflected kitchen of Himitsu. A couple years after his departure and the restaurant’s subsequent closure, he’s reclaimed keys to the exact same Petworth space with friend, colleague, and fellow chef Caleb Jang to open a Korean-inspired restaurant called Magpie and the Tiger. After quietly launching last week with fried-chicken sandwiches from Tien’s other business, Hot Lola’s, the new spot will debut its own takeout-only, family-style set menu beginning Wednesday, January 12.

Tien and Jang first met seven years ago while working the back line at (now-closed) Momofuku CCDC in CityCenterDC. Jang continued to be Tien’s right-hand man at Himitsu, where he was responsible for many of the dishes. He then followed Tien to Emilie’s in Capitol Hill, followed by

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Chipotle adds plant-based chorizo to menu for limited time

A new, craveable protein from Chipotle, Plant-Based Chorizo is certified vegan, packed with 16 grams of protein per 4oz serving, and is made without artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, grains, gluten, or soy.

Chipotle Mexican Grill announced that it will add plant-based chorizo to its menu for a limited time at U.S. locations. 

“A new, craveable protein, Plant-Based Chorizo is made using all real, fresh ingredients grown on a farm, not in a lab,” the company said in a news release Monday. 

The company expanded its rollout after testing out the food option in Denver and Indianapolis in August 2021. 

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“We are thrilled to introduce guests to our new, flavor-packed Plant-Based Chorizo during a season when healthier options are top of mind,” Chris Brandt, Chief Marketing Officer, said. “Plant-Based Chorizo is our best chorizo ever

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San Antonio’s The Hayden will offer Jewish-Chinese Christmas menu Dec. 21-23 | Flavor | San Antonio

The Hayden's Jewish-Chinese menu includes five dishes, including pastrami fried rice. - IMAGE COURTESY THE HAYDEN

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  • The Hayden’s Jewish-Chinese menu includes five dishes, including pastrami fried rice.

Alamo Heights-area eatery The Hayden will offer a Jewish-Chinese Christmas menu next week in homage to a tradition owner Adam Lampinstein shares with other members of the U.S. Jewish community.

Many Jewish families go out for Chinese food and a movie on Christmas Eve since they celebrate the separate winter religious holiday of Hanukkah.

“While all our friends are opening presents under the tree, having ham and sipping eggnog, we honestly have nothing else to do and thus this tradition was likely born,” Lampinstein said in a release. “We are social people and want to get out and do something!”

The Hayden’s special menu, available Dec.

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Greene County restaurant inspections for Nov. 12-17, fish not labeled properly on menu

Food establishments in Greene County are inspected one to three times per year, depending on the type of food served, the population served, the difficulty level of food preparation, and past history.

Issues found during inspections fall into two categories: priority and non-priority. Priority violations are issues that can have a direct impact on the safety of the food and can lead to a restaurant getting shut down if they persist. Non-priority violations are usually centered around things like sanitation or building maintenance.

Here is information from the Springfield-Greene County Health Department regarding restaurant inspections over the past seven days:

Arby’s Roast Beef Restaurant #8274, 230 S. West Bypass. 11/16/2021 – Routine Inspection; Result: Active. Jennifer was person in charge at time of inspection. Return air is getting some buildup and should be cleaned. No violations cited Priority Violations Found: 0. Nonpriority Violations Found: 0.

Atrium Bakery, Cox South,

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