Sam the Cooking Guy Starting Ghost Kitchen Concept in Seaport Village

With restaurants still in flux and tourism curtailed, Sam “The Cooking Guy” Zien and his partners at Grain & Grit Collective are shifting their new Seaport Village project in a direction that’s more in line with these pandemic times. Earlier this year, the Emmy-winning “everyman cook” and the local hospitality group signed a lease for Buster’s Beach House & Longboard Bar, a longtime fixture of the Lighthouse District at the waterfront complex. Although they still intend to remodel the space into a full-fledged sit-down restaurant someday, their immediate plan is to activate it as a ghost kitchen that will offer takeout and delivery as well as outdoor seating on site.



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Sam the Cooking Guy

Called Eats by Sam, the virtual restaurant will eventually contain several different concepts, with Samburgers and Samwiches being the first to launch. Zien told Eater that the menus were informed by the

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Zephyr Shares How to Design a Delectable Kitchen for Entertaining at Home

Take Advantage of Fun Technology

Kitchen appliances can prompt a party state of mind just as easily as a cheese board and a favorite playlist. The new Roma Groove Wall by Zephyr is a kitchen ventilation hood with built-in Bluetooth® speakers that streams music from any Bluetooth®-compatible device. It offers functionality such as playing/pausing music, skipping tracks, or changing the volume directly from the hood itself using the built-in Bluetooth® controls. With its quality sound, powerful performance, and striking contemporary design, Roma Groove turns the kitchen into the ultimate listening lounge.

Embrace a Convivial Layout

Opening the kitchen to adjoining spaces and opting for a kitchen island helps spark connection. An island range hood, such as the Lift Downdraft by Zephyr, is a space-efficient solution that rises to the occasion with a touch of a button. It discreetly hides behind the cooktop, range top, or range and once powered

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Legacy Bath and Kitchen Ranked as one of America’s Largest

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Legacy Bath and Kitchen, a San Antonio based remodeling company, has been ranked in Qualified Remodeler’s list of the top 500 remodeling companies in the nation.

Qualified Remodeler is a leading publication in the remodeling and home improvement industry. This is the publication’s 42nd annual TOP 500 Remodelers list. They have ranked Legacy Bath and Kitchen number 203 out of 500 remodeling companies. The criteria used to determine their placement in the ranking includes total remodeling revenue, years in business, industry association memberships, industry certifications, industry awards and community service.

Legacy Bath and Kitchen recently went through a total rebrand and like many local businesses, has faced difficult times during the COVID-19 pandemic and financial crisis.

“To be on this list in the midst of a rebrand and economic crisis shows us that our efforts to run an exceptional remodeling business are paying off,” Krishelle Hicks,

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10 Best Potato Mashers and Ricers of 2020

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Potato mashers may seem like kitschy, one-use products, but they’re actually the secret to making soft, melt-in-your-mouth potatoes that aren’t sticky. Some can double as a meat tenderizer and pound chicken cutlets to make mouth-watering chicken breasts and can mix up egg salad, guacamole, hummus, baby food, pie fillings, refried beans and anything else you might reach for a fork for.

Do you need a masher? “Their large heads and long handles make them easier and faster to use than a fork,” says Nicole Papantoniou, Senior Testing Editor of the Good Housekeeping Kitchen Appliances Lab. “They also help prevent overworking your potatoes, like a food processor or mixer would, which causes potatoes to get gummy.”

In the Good Housekeeping Institute, our experts test hundreds of kitchen products a year, from chef’s knives to meat thermometers and hundreds of other kitchen gadgets. We leaned on our expertise

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Illinois Homeowners: How To Plan For Your Kitchen Remodel

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Use these 4 tips when preparing for your kitchen remodel.
Use these 4 tips when preparing for your kitchen remodel. (Shutterstock)

With summer coming to a close, many Illinois homeowners are ready to take their projects indoors. Why not start with a kitchen remodel to give the most popular room in the house a new look?

Make it easy for your contractor to work by clearing out your kitchen ahead of time. One week before work is scheduled to begin you can start packing up those items you won’t be using again until after the renovation. This includes dry foods, such as canned goods and

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A dream kitchen made easy with banking done right

A dream kitchen made easy with banking done right

First Commonwealth Bank helped this family realize the potential of their home and organize their finances to remodel the kitchen for their growing family.


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it’s important when I’m off is just spending time. Is the family as much as possible in our home A T end of a long day? I just can’t wait to get home and relax and feel comfortable and enjoy the space that we’ve made. Nice E. I’m Laura Tharp and this is my husband, Matt. And we have two Children, Matthew and Noah. I’m a police officer. My wife works at a hospital, so my shift could be inconsistent. She takes call, so we’re constantly coming and going. So we typically get one weekend a month toe be a family without interruption. E was raised

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San Fernando Valley General Contractors Vows to Continue Offering Exemplary Kitchen Remodeling Services – Press Release

San Fernando Valley General Contractors have announced that they would continue offering exemplary kitchen remodelling services to the locals. The company, which specializes in quality construction services, believes that this will add more value to homes as well as make kitchen spaces more livable. Currently, the team specializes in building services such as foundations, flooring, new construction, additions, home remodelling, attic renovation, among others.

Encino, CA – September 9, 2020 – San Fernando Valley General Contractors, a team of skilled contractors based in San Fernando Valley, has assured the locals that they would continue providing quality kitchen remodelling services. The general contractors in the San Fernando Valley say that the services will be unmatched and second to none in the construction industry. The construction experts believe that this will make the services more accessible and closer to people. The general contractors also affirm that the services will add more value

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Best kids’ play kitchen 2020 that your little chef will love

Having children means you’re almost destined to have a toy kitchen reside in your family home at some point. 

But as toys go, there’s no denying that the humble toy kitchen has become one of the most stylish toys on the market.

Great for a child’s development, imagination and dexterity, a well put together toy kitchen can hold children’s attention for hours on end, and it’s lovely to watch children enrol in some creative roleplay.  

While you’ll struggle to find one under £50, see this as an investment, with the majority on the market made from wood, toy kitchens are designed to last the early years, and even passed on to siblings.  

Some come with accessories aplenty, while some are stark but it’s almost always necessary to purchase some additional so bear that in mind when purchasing.

However, by refreshing accessories occasionally it’ll make the play kitchen seem like a

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Hawke’s Bay kitchen wins major design award

A renovation of an original 1960s Hawke’s Bay kitchen by Trudi Rabbitte of Rabbitte Joinery has won two awards at the 2020 NKBA Excellence in Design Awards.

The awards, held on Friday night, are among the most prestigious kitchen and bathroom awards in the country.

Rabbitte won the 2020 NKBA Excellence in Design Hawke’s Bay Chapter Kitchen & Bathroom Recognition Award and the 2020 NKBA Excellence in Design Kitchen Distinction $25k -$40k Award ahead of more than 100 designs throughout NZ.

The brief was to replace an original 1960s kitchen with a more spacious and cohesive space for a family to enjoy.

The kitchen before renovations. Photo / Supplied
The kitchen before renovations. Photo / Supplied

The previous kitchen was small and did not allow any sitting space for visitors which had a negative effect when entertaining as it interrupted the flow.

The homeowners also wanted more storage for their children’s school bags and homework and a

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Massachusetts Homeowners: Guide To A Successful Kitchen Remodel

This post is sponsored and contributed by a Patch Brand Partner. The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Make it easy for your contractor to remodel your kitchen with these 4 tips.
Make it easy for your contractor to remodel your kitchen with these 4 tips. (Shutterstock)

Is this the year you finally get around to that kitchen remodel you’ve always wanted? Fall is almost here and it’s time to start planning a kitchen makeover in your Massachusetts home.

Make it easy for your contractor to work by clearing out your kitchen ahead of time. One week before work is scheduled to begin you can start packing up those items you won’t be using again until after the renovation. This includes dry foods, such as canned

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