Comment Archives: stories: Restaurants & Bars

Re: “Westside Witch

Thanks for the shout-out, Ted. Glad to hear we've been able to serve you well. We pride ourselves on great service and even better pizza at Marco's. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you need anything in the future. -Jacob

Posted by jwebb on 01/13/2017 at 9:41 PM

Re: “Taking a Stand on Stanza

Approachable and affordable with ingredients I can recognize. This is what I've been wanting to hear. Thanks Ted

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Posted by Scott Perry on 01/11/2017 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Wine Trends for 2017

I totally agree with the text. I would only add that non food wine pairings would increase, for example wine and movie, wine and books etc. Because wine is not just a meredrink but an object of culture, too.

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Posted by Jelena Bulum on 01/10/2017 at 5:23 AM

Re: “Lost Meals: Utah Restaurants We Knew & Loved

I need some Bill and Nadas pancakes!!!! Desperately!!!!!!

Posted by Irie Carter on 01/06/2017 at 10:08 PM

Re: “Wine Trends for 2017

Ted - I could not agree more with your comment, "I think unpredictable food and wine pairings will become more acceptable and common this year." I'm so bullish on the concept, I started a company that creates unique pairings shipped monthly. It's called VinoPair. Thanks!

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Posted by Mike Kearns on 01/04/2017 at 9:14 AM
Posted by William Roundtree on 12/21/2016 at 9:35 AM
Posted by William Roundtree on 12/21/2016 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Livin' the Dream

I live right above this place! The couple are so kind, and the food is great. So cool to read this story about them. Definitely one of my favorite little Thai spots!

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Posted by heatherbaldock on 12/11/2016 at 12:53 PM

Re: “Rated X

I'd absolutely pay the $$$ to enjoy that vegetarian tasting menu again. It was delightful :)

Posted by Amanda Rock on 11/30/2016 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Ghost Story

We have been there a few times with the family (including kids) as well as to celebrate two birthdays with friends. The food is delicious and the portions very generous. The molcajete is to die for as are toritos, the nachos and I could go on all day. The margaritas are a staple and compliment almost everything they have.
The cost of drinks isn't crazy like other restaurants downtown and that's always a plus.
One thing I want to highlight is the service. A place with good food and bad service will lose me as a customer every time. Chile Tepin puts as much care into their customers as they do their food. I love this place and I can't wait to go back!

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Posted by Jean Gonzalez-Pereyra on 11/13/2016 at 10:08 PM

Re: “Ghost Story

I love this place! I'm so happy it made it into your magazine. I'm from Washington DC and I went to Utah for business trip. I love the molcajete and I can't wait to visit again in November!! Best Mexican food hands down!

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Posted by Lorena Pham on 11/10/2016 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Southern Comfort

Well color me blushed thanks sir for the mention.

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Posted by Lafayette Pierre on 11/05/2016 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Southern Comfort

TOFUS!? They have tofus?! I would very much like to try this. Thanks Ted!

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Posted by Amanda Rock on 11/02/2016 at 4:09 PM

Re: “DIY Yum

I recycle most of the plastic bottles and containers, but I agree that it is excessive. Great meal program, though!

Posted by Stacy Bercovitch Kaplan on 10/22/2016 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Noodling Around

Tonkotsu Ramen Bar is way better than Tosh Ramen

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Posted by Joachim Guanzon on 10/18/2016 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Utah Wine Economics 101

My Fave restaurant when I used to live in Dallas charged $2.50 per person corkage fee which I found very reasonable. There is no shortage of competition for wines in Dallas.

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Posted by Azim Miza on 09/29/2016 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Grille at Garage on Beck

They used to have a great Philly cheese steak sandwich. Before, the meat had flavor, it was sliced thin and not fatty. I went this Sunday and it was horrible. The meat was cut thick, it was tough, it had an off flavor for meat and it had a lot of fat. I was really disappointed.

Posted by Vin on 09/18/2016 at 3:00 PM

Re: “Molto Veneto

HISTORY OF ALFREDO DI LELIO CREATOR IN 1908 OF “FETTUCCINE ALL’ALFREDO” (“FETTUCCINE ALFREDO”), NOW SERVED BY HIS NEPHEW INES DI LELIO, AT THE RESTAURANT “IL VERO ALFREDO” – “ALFREDO DI ROMA” IN ROME, PIAZZA AUGUSTO IMPERATORE 30

With reference to your article I have the pleasure to tell you the history of my grandfather Alfredo Di Lelio, who is the creator of “Fettuccine all’Alfredo” (“Fettuccine Alfredo”) in 1908 in the “trattoria” run by his mother Angelina in Rome, Piazza Rosa (Piazza disappeared in 1910 following the construction of the Galleria Colonna / Sordi). This “trattoria” of Piazza Rosa has become the “birthplace of fettuccine all’Alfredo”.
More specifically, as is well known to many people who love the “fettuccine all’Alfredo", this famous dish in the world was invented by Alfredo Di Lelio concerned about the lack of appetite of his wife Ines, who was pregnant with my father Armando (born February 26, 1908).
Alfredo di Lelio opened his restaurant “Alfredo” in 1914 in Rome and in 1943, during the war, he sold the restaurant to others outside his family.
In 1950 Alfredo Di Lelio decided to reopen with his son Armando his restaurant in Piazza Augusto Imperatore n.30 "Il Vero Alfredo" (“Alfredo di Roma”), whose fame in the world has been strengthened by his nephew Alfredo and that now managed by me, with the famous “gold cutlery” (fork and spoon gold) donated in 1927 by two well-known American actors Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks (in gratitude for the hospitality).
See also the website of “Il Vero Alfredo” .
I must clarify that other restaurants "Alfredo" in Rome do not belong and are out of my brand "Il Vero Alfredo – Alfredo di Roma".
I inform you that the restaurant “Il Vero Alfredo –Alfredo di Roma” is in the registry of “Historic Shops of Excellence” of the City of Rome Capitale.
Best regards Ines Di Lelio


IN ITALIANO

STORIA DI ALFREDO DI LELIO, CREATORE DELLE “FETTUCCINE ALL’ALFREDO” (“FETTUCCINE ALFREDO”), E DELLA SUA TRADIZIONE FAMILIARE PRESSO IL RISTORANTE “IL VERO ALFREDO” (“ALFREDO DI ROMA”) IN PIAZZA AUGUSTO IMPERATORE A ROMA

Con riferimento al Vostro articolo ho il piacere di raccontarVi la storia di mio nonno Alfredo Di Lelio, inventore delle note "fettuccine all'Alfredo" (“Fettuccine Alfredo”).
Alfredo Di Lelio, nato nel settembre del 1883 a Roma in Vicolo di Santa Maria in Trastevere, cominciò a lavorare fin da ragazzo nella piccola trattoria aperta da sua madre Angelina in Piazza Rosa, un piccolo slargo (scomparso intorno al 1910) che esisteva prima della costruzione della Galleria Colonna (ora Galleria Sordi).
Il 1908 fu un anno indimenticabile per Alfredo Di Lelio: nacque, infatti, suo figlio Armando e videro contemporaneamente la luce in tale trattoria di Piazza Rosa le sue “fettuccine”, divenute poi famose in tutto il mondo. Questa trattoria è “the birthplace of fettuccine all’Alfredo”.
Alfredo Di Lelio inventò le sue “fettuccine” per dare un ricostituente naturale, a base di burro e parmigiano, a sua moglie (e mia nonna) Ines, prostrata in seguito al parto del suo primogenito (mio padre Armando). Il piatto delle “fettuccine” fu un successo familiare prima ancora di diventare il piatto che rese noto e popolare Alfredo Di Lelio, personaggio con “i baffi all’Umberto” ed i calli alle mani a forza di mischiare le sue “fettuccine” davanti ai clienti sempre più numerosi.
Nel 1914, a seguito della chiusura di detta trattoria per la scomparsa di Piazza Rosa dovuta alla costruzione della Galleria Colonna, Alfredo Di Lelio decise di trasferirsi in un locale in una via del centro di Roma, ove aprì il suo primo ristorante che gestì fino al 1943, per poi cedere l’attività a terzi estranei alla sua famiglia.
Ma l’assenza dalla scena gastronomica di Alfredo Di Lelio fu del tutto transitoria. Infatti nel 1950 riprese il controllo della sua tradizione familiare ed aprì, insieme al figlio Armando, il ristorante “Il Vero Alfredo” (noto all’estero anche come “Alfredo di Roma”) in Piazza Augusto Imperatore n.30 (cfr. il sito web di Il Vero Alfredo).
Con l’avvio del nuovo ristorante Alfredo Di Lelio ottenne un forte successo di pubblico e di clienti negli anni della “dolce vita”. Successo, che, tuttora, richiama nel ristorante un flusso continuo di turisti da ogni parte del mondo per assaggiare le famose “fettuccine all’Alfredo” al doppio burro da me servite, con l’impegno di continuare nel tempo la tradizione familiare dei miei cari maestri, nonno Alfredo, mio padre Armando e mio fratello Alfredo. In particolare le fettuccine sono servite ai clienti con 2 “posate d’oro”: una forchetta ed un cucchiaio d’oro regalati nel 1927 ad Alfredo dai due noti attori americani M. Pickford e D. Fairbanks (in segno di gratitudine per l’ospitalità).
Un aneddoto della vita di mio nonno. Alfredo fu un grande amico di Ettore Petrolini, che conobbe nei primi anni del 1900 in un incontro tra ragazzi del quartiere Trastevere (tra cui mio nonno) e ragazzi del Quartiere Monti (tra cui Petrolini). Fu proprio Petrolini che un giorno, già attore famoso, andando a trovare l’amico Alfredo, gli disse che lui era un “attore” della cucina romana nel mondo e gli consigliò di attaccare alle pareti del ristorante le sue foto con i noti personaggi soprattutto dello spettacolo, del cinema e della cultura in genere che erano ospiti di “Alfredo”. Anche ciò fa parte del cuore della bella tradizione di famiglia che continuo a rendere sempre viva con affetto ed entusiasmo.
Desidero precisare che altri ristoranti “Alfredo” a Roma non appartengono e sono fuori dal mio brand di famiglia.
Vi informo che il Ristorante “Il Vero Alfredo” è presente nell’Albo dei “Negozi Storici di Eccellenza – sezione Attività Storiche di Eccellenza” del Comune di Roma Capitale.
Grata per la Vostra attenzione ed ospitalità nel Vostro interessante blog, cordiali saluti
Ines Di Lelio

Posted by Paolo Ugo on 09/13/2016 at 1:18 AM

Re: “Crossroads Urban Center, Table X and Beehive Cheese Co.

Yummy, the Urban Crossroads Center truly needs your help and donations!! Thank you

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Posted by lukamay on 09/10/2016 at 12:21 PM

Re: “Molto Veneto

Veneto two month reservation policy = DOOM

Posted by DJHEnt on 09/03/2016 at 12:18 PM

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