Alibi V.19 No.12 • March 25-31, 2010 

Ask Ari

I've been seeing a lot of organic honey in stores and on restaurant menus. Can you tell me how it's made?

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Beef cheeks, called   joues de boeuf   in France, are inexpensive off-cuts that reward patient cooks.
Ari LeVaux

Food for Thought

An Offal Story

Cow cheeks and barbacoa

People spend more money on organic meat than on conventional meat for a range of health, environmental and ethical reasons. At my local store, however, none of the meat for sale is organic except the dog food. Unfortunately for my dog, I've been eating most of it myself.

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Chowtown Restaurant Guide

A Taste of Thailand

At some point down the line Thai food became synonymous with comfort food for me. It was my family’s favorite dining out cuisine when I was young, and now I have a lot of good nostalgia wrapped up in the smell of lemongrass and curry. Tom kha gai, papaya salad and pad see ew are my go-to orders when I’m sick or just craving something warming and familiar, so I’ve visited most of the Thai spots in town to find some of my favorites of each. That GrubHub bill is getting a little out of control at this point, honestly.

Here’s a few of my favorite spots to order Thai in the Duke City. May they bring you many spicy tears and great evenings.

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