Let’s talk food this week. Can you match the famous dish with the city in which it was first served?
- The Juicy Lucy/Jucy Lucy
- Toasted Ravioli
- The Hot Brown
Here are the answers:
- Minneapolis, MN—A couple of bars in Minneapolis– Matt’s Bar and the 5-8 Club–lay claim to this one, thus the different spellings. The creation is a cheeseburger prepared by putting cheese between two patties of meat, then sealing both patties around the cheese to create a single patty with a cheese core. The rivalry between the bars and their interpretations is longstanding, but has gained more exposure since being mentioned in Time in 2008 and featured on TV shows Man v. Food and Food Wars.
- St. Louis, MO– The first toasted ravioli seems to have been made in the 1950’s at a restaurant called Angelo Oldani’s on the Hill, the Italian neighborhood where both Yogi Berra and Joe Garagiola grew up. According to Louis Amighetti, the owner of Amighetti Bakery on the Hill, Toasted Ravioli came about when a new assistant cook mistakenly dropped some ravioli into a pan of boiling oil.
- Louisville, KY—This scrumptious open-faced sandwich, made with hand-carved turkey, bacon, tomato, Texas toast, and Mornay sauce, was invented 100 years ago at the Brown Hotel in Louisville. The official story is that during the 20s, the Brown Hotel hosted lavish dinner dances at the end of which patrons were served ham and eggs. One night, chef Fred Schmidt concocted a dish made with items he had on hand in the kitchen.
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