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Spotted at the Newark Airport wine bar: Potato chips covered in bechamel sauce, bleu cheese, bacon bits. French nacho time? #food

Spotted at the Newark Airport wine bar: Potato chips covered in bechamel sauce, bleu cheese, bacon bits. French nacho time? #food

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A Mitraillette (French pronunciation: ​[mitʁajɛt], literally “Submachine gun”), is a Belgian dish available in friteries and cafés. It is thought to have originated in Brussels, but is also popular in Flanders, Wallonia and the Nord region of France, where it is also known as “Américain” (American sandwich).

A mitraillette consists of: A demi-baguette (a smaller version of a Baguette).
Fried meat (as sausage, burger, steak, frikandel). The meat varies with the friterie.
Salted fries
One of a variety of sauces (mayonnaise, ketchup, Sauce andalouse, Garlic Sauce, Bearnaise sauce and many others)

Crudités are often included (grated carrot, fresh lettuce, tomato slices) The crudités vary with the venue. Cheese and cabbage are not uncommon.

Mitraillette - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Jesse Eisinger, the Pulitzer-winning financial reporter for ProPublica, told me that he “constantly, relentlessly” reminds himself of why sources are sharing information with him: “It’s not because I’m good looking or a nice person. They’re all talking to push an agenda.” That doesn’t mean their facts are wrong, he noted, only that they have to be scrutinized.
When Coziness With Sources Is a Conflict - NYTimes.com

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Brooklyn’s political power derives from its size. At 2.6 million residents, it’s the largest borough, holding almost a third of the 8.3 million who inhabit the most populous U.S. metropolis. Brooklyn’s 3.5 percent population growth between 2010 and 2013 made it the city’s fastest-growing area, and its 16-member delegation is the largest in the 51-seat city council.

Signs of Brooklyn’s allure include the international visitors buying postcards inside the P.S. Bookshop in Dumbo — an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. The former industrial warehouse district has become a rezoned enclave of million-dollar loft apartments and boutiques. Gourmet food shops sell the locally produced Blue Marble ice cream for $7.49 a pint.

Brooklyn’s Hipster Economy Challenges Manhattan Supremacy - Bloomberg

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Check out the steep grade on this downtown LA mini railroad. (at Angels Flight Railway)

Check out the steep grade on this downtown LA mini railroad. (at Angels Flight Railway)