Weekly Chef and Menu Report: The Week of June 10, 2013

A look into this week's new chefs and restaurant menus

Every week, we take a look at some new chefs, specials, events, and menus that have appeared across the country. Here’s this week’s roundup:

Long Beach, Calif.
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing:
A restaurant in California, Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, is celebrating its 2nd anniversary on Saturday, June 29th, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Twenty-five of the brewery’s 60 beers brewed in the past two years will be featured, and Chef & Owner Gabe Gordon will be serving specials like a sausage po’boy and a root beer glazed Ham Sandwich.

New York, NY
Bistro Le Marais: Get dad the perfect Father’s Day gift from Bistro Le Marais. The New York restaurant at 150 West 46th is offering a $55 basket, filled with beef jerky, beef short ribs, and Le Marais brined and smoked veal bacon.

Mandarin Oriental: Chefs from Hong Kong’s Man Wah are bringing their dim sum to New York’s Mandarin Oriental in celebration of the restaurant’s 50th anniversary. From June 26 to July 7, enjoy a special dim sum menu by Chef Man Sing Lee in the Lobby Lounge.

Chicago, Ill.
The Florentine: The Florentine, an Italian restaurant in Illinois, just announced its own Lollapalooza lineup of cocktails and mocktails that will be available only on Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4. Many of the drinks are inspired by the artists themselves, like the Anything Could Happen, made from Sirene Absinthe, Tito's Vodka, Rose Water, Triple Sec, Fresh Sour, and the Ho Hey!, a Daisy Cutter beer served in a paper bag.

Seattle, Wash.
Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Factory: On Friday, June 21, Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery in Seattle on Ballard Avenue will be bringing out a whole new menu of pastries and other treats. They will also be extending ours for the hot summer nights, now closing at 11 p.m. Check out everything new that they have to offer for brunch, lunch, or any other sweet.

Baltimore, Md.
Baltimore Restaurant Week: The lineup for Baltimore’s summer restaurant week was just announced, and it sure looks good. The event will run from July 26 through August 4 and will feature pre-fixed three-course menus at great prices from many of Baltimore’s best eateries. Some of the finest participants include Petit Louis, Ra Sushi Bar and Restaurant, and Blue Agave Restaurante y Tequileria.

Pizza Hut: Pizza Hut Canada: For a limited time, Pizza Hut Canada is offering a new pizza menu, featuring five new recipes, inspired by Canada’s cultural diversity. The new menu options include Asian BBQ, Creamy Butter Chicken, Grilled Chicken Club, Smokey Maple Bacon, and Cheesy Beef Poutine Pizza.

Manchester, Tenn.
Roberta’s: Bonnaroo, the music festival that started today, will have some legendary eats including Roberta’s, an artisanal pizza place in New York. The restaurant is teaming up with New Orleans’ restaurant Snake and Jakes Christmas Club Lounge to throw parties with some amazing pizza at the music festival.

New Orleans, La.
IMustEat is launching an online ordering restaurant dining guide for the Metairie and Kenner Areas that will allow people to order food in New Orleans with no upfront or monthly charges. All you have to do is go to IMustEat.com, search the area you’re in, and type which restaurant you want.

Atlanta, Ga.
On Sunday, August 8 at Atlanta’s Cherokee Town and Country Club, Share our Strength is hosting its seventh annual Give Me Five event to fight against childhood hunger. Chefs will prepare five gourmet courses and live and silent auctions will take place throughout the evening. Tickets are $275 a person and can be purchased here.


We’re always looking for tips about new chefs and seasonal menus, so if you think there are any that we missed, let us know!