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.
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.
A question for my ever amazing, wonderful, and ass kicking readers:
What are the hidden spots in Los Angeles that you would recommend to a newcomer? The neighborhoods, shops, restaurants, bars, clubs, tourist attractions, and low-key amazingness that you feel makes Los Angeles Los Angeles?
“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
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.
If Americans consider themselves connoisseurs of coffee, with a caffeine fix seemingly available on every corner, a journey across Seoul shows that South Korea has more than caught up. One of the world’s biggest retail markets is now perhaps its most competitive coffee turf.
At least 100 academies across the country train baristas — and the unemployed can get the government to subsidize their training. Coffee shops offer valet parking, and some will even deliver cups of coffee to nearby homes.
Behind much of this Asian coffee boom, and uniquely positioned to benefit from it, is the company known stateside for the slogan “America runs on Dunkin’.”
“It’s more than just coffee’s a big deal, or people are into coffee. It is a phenomenon… . It’s a freaking phenomenon,” said Stan Frankenthaler, Dunkin’s executive chef and vice president of production innovation. “It’s more intense than New York by far — the competitiveness, the saturation. You think you’re going to see a lot of coffee shops on one block, and there’s four times more than you even think. It’s incredible.”
It’s been three weeks since I moved to Los Angeles from NYC. Love this city, and the amount that I love it surprises me a lot. It’s a very different beast from New York, but it’s an amazing place that never ceases to positively surprise me.
A few quick notes:
1. LA seems like it would be a positively awful place to live in your twenties.
2. LA seems like a great place to live if you are under 21 or over 30.
3. All the cliches about LA traffic are true. However, noone gives enough notice about the asshats who don’t use turn signals/text while they drive/do their nails behind the wheel.
4. The city and its suburbs are full of amazing ethnic neighborhoods with crazy amazing restaurants/shops/sights that can’t really be spotted from the street. Foursquare and Yelp are your off-the-beaten track friends.
5. Much better live music than NYC. Smaller bands can actually find venues to play in. Freaky.
“Puerto Rican pernil from mama’s kitchen marketed properly could put a kid through college. A couple summers ago, a guy trafficked lobster rolls out of his apartment in the Rockaways for $15 a pop, and my seemingly non-naive wife met him on a street corner to buy one. Eventually, the cops busted the lobster man.”—What’s real in New York City - NY Daily News