Jason Bush of Shish and Grand Central is every chef’s dream employee
One of the most enduring myths about the food industry is that it is always a creative endeavor. I mean, we know it’s hard work too, but the creativity is what keeps us captivated. How do they do it? All the improbable combinations of flavor, technique, color, fragrance, concept?
Sexiest egg dishes in the Twin Cities right now
Nature’s sauce, and perhaps the most important thing a young chef can master (next to the chicken), is the egg.
Unless it’s Easter and your hands are stained with pastel PAAS, there’s no greater culinary disappointment than a cooked-through egg yolk. So here, we salute the chefs and the line cooks and the brunch guys and gals who can coddle, poach, soft boil, sunny-side up, sous vide, and generally soft touch these little babies onto the plate, intact, gloriously sunny, happily jiggly, runny and lavish as the liquid gold they are.
City Pages – Best of the Twin Cities
7 Deadly Sins – April, 2009
“Best Middle Eastern Restaurant”
“The Great Escape” – April, 2007
MplsStPaul Magazine – Best Restaurants
“Top 5 Metro-area Middle Eastern Restaurants”
Shish Mediterranean Grill: A gem on Grand Ave, St Paul
I was reading comments online in response to my post that I was looking for Mediterranean food in St Paul. I guess most people were as ignorant as I was since they were ticking off well-known names everwhere but St. Paul.
Breakfast at Shish Cafe in St. Paul
At Shish Cafe, a small but charming hideout tucked next to the Italian Pie Shoppe near St. Paul’s Macalester College, you can get a hearty, flavorful, and bargain breakfast that will make you a convert to Middle Eastern breakfasts — heavy on the veggies, eggs, and spices — forever.
Eating Out in Saint Paul, Minnesota: Top 10 Local Restaurants
Minnesota’s state capital Saint Paul is a bustling, cultural Midwestern hotspot with a vibrant dining scene to match. From classic French and American cuisine to award-winning Middle Eastern and Mediterranean fare and a taste of Russia, Saint Paul certainly offers something to suit any palate.