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Brendan Sodikoff already proved that he can serve great coffee and pastries (see: Doughnut Vault, C.C. Ferns); now, he's teamed up with Japanese latte artist Hiroshi Sawada to open this new cafe within Green Street Smoked Meats. Enter off Green Street and you'll find yourself in the front of the barbecue restaurant—that gives it an odd vibe, though the space is clearly delineated and really, you're there for the coffee anyway. The main attraction is the military latte, Sawada's signature drink that's visually stunning and quite strong. It's roasty from espresso, slightly bitter from the green tea and warmed with gentle notes of white chocolate. Pair it with a camouflage doughnut from Doughnut Vault, which matches the latte with drizzles of chocolate and matcha. The rest of the offerings include straightforward espresso drinks, plus spiked options like shochu and iced coffee or Benedictine and chai. The cafe is open till 4pm, so consider it your evening starting point.
Intro names a permanent executive chef
Intro, Lettuce Entertain You's restaurant known for its quarterly rotating chefs, has hired a permanent executive chef, Stephen Gillanders. Gillanders is currently the chef-in-residence at Intro and has changed things up a bit since entering the kitchen, including serving an a la carte menu. Never fear, Intro lovers: While Lettuce Entertain You is bringing on Gillanders full time, chefs-in-residence will still cycle through the kitchen. The chef-in-residence will work with Gillanders to reformat and modify Gillanders' a la carte menu to create a cohesive menu between both chefs. Intro will also showcase the chef-in-residence's own separate menu as well. The idea is to create a restaurant that you can go back to and find dishes you love, while continually being able to have a new experience. Chef Jessica Largey (formerly of contemporary restaurant, Manresa in Los Gatos, California) will be Intro's next chef-in-residence, beginning on February 8. Largey is a Southern California native and is creating a California-inspired menu with a focus on vegetables. The menu will be offered a la carte at first, with a family-style menu becoming available on February 15.
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