Eat & Drink
We at UJ love the bubbles: at celebrations, launch parties, on holiday – and now every day of the week, apparently. We're not referring to the flute clinking, Moët-sipping style. In fact, we're moving into more of a post-Champagne era (or at least we now have more options when it comes to fizz).
Medium or full bodied? Carafe or glass? Hint of citrus or chocolate and spice? No, we're not talking about choosing a Cab Sauv. These are all recent questions UJ has received while ordering coffee. In the post-Flat White era, baristas are the new sommeliers—and picking up your morning coffee is no longer a straightforward exchange.
Fried food it’s been fun (doughnuts! buttermilk chicken! gherkins!), but your days are numbered. The grill is moving into your greasy, hipster territory.
The rebirth of the brasserie has been brewing for some time now. It all started with Zédel and Colbert last year, and now it’s in full swing with some new heavyweight contenders.
To say we’ve borrowed trailer trash cuisine would be an understatement. Burgers, surf ‘n’ turf, fried chicken, steak houses, hotdogs, doughnuts… you name it, and we have the pimped-out version: it’s triple cooked, with truffle mayo, between sweet brioche baps, or served with Champagne. And it shows no remote sign of waning. This weekend, Vegas’ Little White Wedding Chapel popped up, Elvis and all, in a Boxpark unit. Enough said.