Chámpournker section has been launched under recipes…

Holy Mole! Burger with Rosemary & Garlic Fries
Holy Mole! Burger with Rosemary & Garlic Fries

When taken to the Greek, the actor asked for a Chámpournker.  For those of us here that would be Burger.

Tonight our head Chicken Thief launches his newest section on twisting the traditional hamburger and adding new flavors.  Staying in theme with his early days in Texas, he has created the Holy Mole! Burger.  A prime chuck and Chorizo sausage burger topped with Cacique Queso Fresco, his house Mole sauce, lettuce, tomato and onion.  Served with his rosemary-garlic fries, you cannot go wrong.

Take a look at the recipe section and look for the title Chámpournker.  New burger twists will appear in the future.  – Apolamváno̱

Salt Lake City throws down some righteous burgers, perhaps this is truly “The Place”

Lucky 13 Bar & Grill (135 West 1300 South, SLC)
Lucky 13 Bar & Grill

Perhaps for culinary burger treats “This is the Place”!  Our sistah Chicken Thief and head Chicken Thief visited in the 80’s, didnt get to venture out much.  The skiing was righteous but who knew the food scene would explode in the 90’s and 2000’s.  Tradition has it that the best garlic burger was and is located in the heart of Holiday, Utah (no one can deny it).  But Salt Lake has its own burger roadhouse you have to try!

Want a twist to the traditional burger?  Want something you would never think of as it pertains to burger flavors?  Need a savory and sweet combination?  You have got to check out this joint near the Salt Lake Ballpark, its been smoking bacon and playing with the burger traditions till they have gotten it right by the locals.  Want to quench a thirst, this roadhouse has a wide selection of beer and whiskey that will make your head spin.  Want to match a burger and a beer easily, the staff can do that for you.  Go check out, Lucky 13 Bar & Grill in Salt Lake City.  See of our Travel Wanderings section for more info.

Have some Italiká, Elli̱niká style tonight…

Chicken Marsala with Rustic 5 Cheese Tortalini & House Pesto and Salad
Chicken Marsala with Rustic 5 Cheese Tortellini & House Pesto and Salad

When you have a chef self taught in Greek cuisine from a young age, how else are you going to have Italian recipes developed.  Échete kápoia italikí̱ Apópse

Our head Chicken Thief has posted a new section under Recipes, which will over time present new Italiká (Italian) recipes, Elli̱niká (Greek) style.  The latest is Chicken Marsala and Rustic Cheese Tortellini with House Rustic Pesto Sauce.

Apolamváno̱

When In Rome, Dont Do What The Romans Would Do!

Faded but still standing as testament to time, the Cotton Bottom Inn
Faded but still standing as testament to time, the Cotton Bottom Inn

Eat, drink, and be merry, for the rumors are not true.  Utah’s Cheers is here to stay!

There is a hidden gem in the Borough of Holladay, Utah.  Locals know of this Beer Tavern and keep the secret fairly close to themselves.  Get to know a few and be invited, you will experience a tradition since 1966 like no other.  Known for their garlic burgers and good beer selection, at a great price, you gotta check out this western version of Cheers.  Do not let anyone dissuade you, get into town and check this place out.  This is the Cotton Bottom Inn (see the Travel Wanderings page for more info).

New Recipe Sections

Our Principal Chicken Thief has created some new sections under the general header, Recipes.  Check out the new editions under Southwest Cuisine, Cal y Chile Fajitas de Camarón, and  έρημος (Desert), Apple Tart with Orange-Berry Compote.

Plated Cal y Chile Fajitas de Camarón (Lime-Chile Shrimp Fajitas)
Plated Cal y Chile Fajitas de Camarón (Lime-Chile Shrimp Fajitas)

Tested this evening by our tasters, these two dishes were the bomb!  Simple to make and quick, you can have them as soon as you practically go to the store.

The Cal y Chile Fajitas de Camarón (Lime-Chili Shrimp Fajitas) were a recipe drawn from South Texas where Tex-Mex cuisine is alive and well.  Adding in a twist of New Mexican flavors, added some heat to the dish.  Definitely go red (ever been to Albuquerque)!

With such a fiery dish, our tasters needed a

Apple Tart with Orange-Berry Compote, plated with a dollop of lemon sorbet
Apple Tart with Orange-Berry Compote, plated with a dollop of lemon sorbet

sugary twist with a zing.  Try the Apple Tart with some lemon sorbet, you wont go wrong.  Bon Appetite!