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And it didn’t go bad. It went very well indeed.

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Pasta Lab

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Ollie Irene is a gastro pub opened last year in Mountain Brook. Despite being labeled a “gastro pub” (a description that rings of hipster pretension) I very often enjoy my meals here thoroughly. Indeed, in February, Ollie Irene became one of 29 semifinalists for the James Beard award for best new restaurant in the country. Russell and I went there on a pleasant June evening and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. To wit:

I started with their house made gnocchi with a basil pesto and pancetta. Delish. I enjoyed it more than the previous preparations I had there.

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A Crepe Story

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The Completed Cuban Short RibsIngredients for Short RibsMarinadeMarinade MiseMarinade ready to go into the fridgeSear and Deglaze Mise
Ready to RollSearingOMGDeglazeAromaticsSmells good again
Return meat to the panOnto the stove

2012 03 10 Cuban Short Ribs, a set on Flickr.

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