|By PR Newswire||
|October 4, 2013 05:32 PM EDT||
CHICAGO, Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LYFE Kitchen Restaurant today invites customers to warm up to a taste of fall with new menu items that celebrate the freshness and flavor of the season. With produce like kale, snap peas and butternut squash now in abundance, LYFE Kitchen Executive Chefs Art Smith, Tal Ronnen and Jeremy Bringardner, updated the menu to offer a seasonal line-up of great tasting, good for you food meant to satisfy without slowing you down.
The new Fall signature items are featured as new seasonal chalkboard specials in every restaurant. LYFE Kitchen guests will now find a continually changing array of dishes based on the freshest ingredients available, new interesting flavors and regional favorites.
"Variety is the spice of LYFE," explains Mike Roberts, co-founder and CEO of LYFE Kitchen. "Our new Fall menu and new chalkboard specials deliver both variety and spice: in abundance. More options and changing featured items mean that there is always something new to discover and enjoy at LYFE Kitchen. And our bold, bright flavors for Fall deliver the great taste and good for you ingredients that make it easy to love your food everyday."
New Season, New Markets Inspired Dishes
As LYFE Kitchen enters its second year of operation, the growing restaurant group is poised to open new locations in Tarzana and West Hollywood, Calif., as well as in Chicago, Ill. With these new markets in mind, and the change in seasons, LYFE Kitchen chefs found inspiration for the new dishes being featured this fall.
"The new growing season allows us to take advantage of a new crop of fresh, delicious ingredients," said LYFE Kitchen Corporate Executive Chef Jeremy Bringardner. "Our new menu items and our changing array of chalkboard specials allow us to take advantage of what's fresh today while delivering the flavorful, good-for-you food that our guests know and love."
Chefs Smith, Ronnen and Bringardner collaborated on developing and celebrating the bold flavors and diverse tastes of global cuisine: bringing new exotic spices to the table while taking advantage of the bounty of fall and winter produce. They also decided to pay homage to LYFE Kitchen's move to Chicago, home of Chef Smith's award-winning restaurant Table Fifty-Two with a new dish that is sure to make Chicagoans smile.
The Main Event
Later this Fall LYFE will sprout in Chicago's dynamic River North neighborhood. To properly welcome Chicagoans to the family, LYFE Kitchen introduces a new Chopped Chimichurri salad as robust and bold as the Windy City itself. Three different types of beans: snap peas, edamame, and haricots-verts, are tossed with romaine for textural intrigue. LYFE Kitchen's own flatbread crust is baked until crispy and broken up into pieces to add a satisfying crunch. The chimichurri that tops it off is anything but classical, with a punched up mix of freshly picked herbs, ranging from parsley and basil to chives, cilantro and everything in between.
Delicately Roasted Salmon is accompanied by melt-in-your-mouth roasted fennel, tomatoes and broccoli and a generous ribbon of re-imagined marinara in this soon-to-be Fall favorite. LYFE Kitchen uses Loch Duart salmon, a delicious, sustainable source of Omega 3s. The chefs created a light, fresh version of Grandma's homemade marinara sauce. Rather than cooking for hours on a stovetop, and allowing the nutrient density decline, LYFE Kitchen's version is made fresh with a bright tomato coulis. Using sweet cherry tomatoes as the foundation, the vibrant coulis is first blended then simmered quickly.
Thai Red Curry Bowl (V)
The new LYFE Kitchen Thai Red Curry Bowl delivers exotic spice and complex flavors hued with a beautiful, understated reddish-orange, evoking a visual nod to Fall. A variety of roasted vegetables, including mini orange and red peppers for a hint of sweetness, are served on a hearty bed of whole grains. Wheatberries are the grain of choice, adding a subtle nuttiness to this warm, comforting dish.
Roasted Beet Salad
The popular Roasted Beet Salad received a Fall makeover with the introduction of a maple-sherry vinaigrette and the addition of hearty wheatberries which replace the faro found in previous versions. Shaved fennel, oranges, red onion, mint, basil, and walnuts round out the ingredients and contribute pops of color and flavor throughout this feel-good salad.
Chicken and Kale Soup
Pulling inspiration from the popular Latin American soup "caldo de pollo," LYFE Kitchen is ladling up a savory Chicken and Kale Soup. Seasoned with cumin and chili powder, this mildly spicy soup with satisfy, warm and nourish. Organic, free-range chicken, potatoes, carrots and celery, make this soup hearty, while lightly marinated kale and a pinch of fresh cilantro create a bright finish to every bowl.
Squash-Lemongrass Soup (V)
With cooler weather on the horizon, LYFE Kitchen is offering a Squash-Lemongrass Soup to warm you up. The same vegan Thai curry foundation used in the Thai Red Curry Bowl is used as the base for this velvety-smooth soup. Butternut squash, lemongrass and coconut take center stage, brightened with a hint of lime juice.
Save Room for Dessert...
Banana Chia Budino with Nutmeg Crunch
Riffing off of the success of its popular Chocolate Pomegranate Chia Budino (pictured), LYFE Kitchen is delighted to introduce the Banana Chia Budino with Nutmeg Crunch. This indulgent-tasting dessert is creamy and airy with an unexpected twist – a Nutmeg Crunch topping with oats, quinoa, flax, cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg.
Drinks With Benefits
A new, lighter line-up of signature LYFE Waters use ginger, citrus and fresh herbs to provide refreshing flavors of the season, without adding extra calories.
Spiced Apple Chia Water
Offering a true "taste of fall" in a glass, the Spiced Apple Chia Water will enable you to toast to the season. Made with organic apple juice, filtered water, lemon juice, cinnamon and chia seeds, the newest LYFE Water features an extra kick with raw ginger syrup and cayenne.
Orange Ginger Chia Water
On the opposite end of the flavor spectrum, LYFE Kitchen is also introducing its Orange Ginger Chia Water. The rejuvenating scent of muddled lemon verbena permeates this beverage, which also includes fresh squeezed orange juice, filtered water, lime juice, raw ginger syrup, mint and chia seeds.
LYFE Kitchen's Classic Lemonade will now be "spiked' with more minty, citrus notes thanks to the addition of muddled lemon verbena. Lemon verbena accentuates the classic lemon flavor, without adding acidity.
LYFE Kitchen is committed to the idea that great-tasting food can also be good for you, affordable and convenient. With choices to please anyone, from flexitarian to vegetarian, omnivore to vegan, our celebrated chefs have developed a menu that is as delicious as it is inspiring. Using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible with the highest standards of quality and adhering to the highest level of socially responsible practices, LYFE Kitchen is creating a new category of lifestyle restaurant. Visit www.lyfekitchen.com for more.
Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/lyfekitchen and Twitter and Instagram @LYFEKitchen.
SOURCE LYFE Kitchen
DevOps tends to focus on the relationship between Dev and Ops, putting an emphasis on the ops and application infrastructure. But that’s changing with microservices architectures. In her session at DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks, will focus on how microservices are changing the underlying architectures needed to scale, secure and deliver applications based on highly distributed (micro) services and why that means an expansion into “the network” for DevOps.
Jul. 1, 2015 07:15 PM EDT Reads: 2,509
"We have a tagline - "Power in the API Economy." What that means is everything that is built in applications and connected applications is done through APIs," explained Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at Akana, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Jul. 1, 2015 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 832
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and Containers together help companies to achieve their business goals faster and more effectively. In his session at DevOps Summit, Ruslan Synytsky, CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, reviewed the current landscape of...
Jul. 1, 2015 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,220
"AgilData is the next generation of dbShards. It just adds a whole bunch more functionality to improve the developer experience," noted Dan Lynn, CEO of AgilData, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Jul. 1, 2015 04:09 PM EDT Reads: 564
The Internet of Things is not only adding billions of sensors and billions of terabytes to the Internet. It is also forcing a fundamental change in the way we envision Information Technology. For the first time, more data is being created by devices at the edge of the Internet rather than from centralized systems. What does this mean for today's IT professional? In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed this very serious issue of pro...
Jul. 1, 2015 03:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,063
The cloud has transformed how we think about software quality. Instead of preventing failures, we must focus on automatic recovery from failure. In other words, resilience trumps traditional quality measures. Continuous delivery models further squeeze traditional notions of quality. Remember the venerable project management Iron Triangle? Among time, scope, and cost, you can only fix two or quality will suffer. Only in today's DevOps world, continuous testing, integration, and deployment upend...
Jul. 1, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,938
"We provide a web application framework for building really sophisticated web applications that run on a browser without any installation need so we get used for biotech, defense, and banking applications," noted Charles Kendrick, CTO and Chief Architect at Isomorphic Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit (http://DevOpsSummit.SYS-CON.com), held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York
Jul. 1, 2015 02:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,073
Discussions about cloud computing are evolving into discussions about enterprise IT in general. As enterprises increasingly migrate toward their own unique clouds, new issues such as the use of containers and microservices emerge to keep things interesting. In this Power Panel at 16th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed the state of cloud computing today, and what enterprise IT professionals need to know about how the latest topics and trends affect t...
Jul. 1, 2015 02:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,188
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Red Hat's Chief Arch...
Jul. 1, 2015 02:21 PM EDT Reads: 609
In the midst of the widespread popularity and adoption of cloud computing, it seems like everything is being offered “as a Service” these days: Infrastructure? Check. Platform? You bet. Software? Absolutely. Toaster? It’s only a matter of time. With service providers positioning vastly differing offerings under a generic “cloud” umbrella, it’s all too easy to get confused about what’s actually being offered. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Kevin Hazard, Director of Digital Content for SoftL...
Jul. 1, 2015 01:15 PM EDT Reads: 2,163
"A lot of the enterprises that have been using our systems for many years are reaching out to the cloud - the public cloud, the private cloud and hybrid," stated Reuven Harrison, CTO and Co-Founder of Tufin, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Jul. 1, 2015 12:54 PM EDT Reads: 603
One of the hottest areas in cloud right now is DRaaS and related offerings. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Dale Levesque, Disaster Recovery Product Manager with Windstream's Cloud and Data Center Marketing team, will discuss the benefits of the cloud model, which far outweigh the traditional approach, and how enterprises need to ensure that their needs are properly being met.
Jul. 1, 2015 12:15 PM EDT Reads: 2,054
The time is ripe for high speed resilient software defined storage solutions with unlimited scalability. ISS has been working with the leading open source projects and developed a commercial high performance solution that is able to grow forever without performance limitations. In his session at Cloud Expo, Alex Gorbachev, President of Intelligent Systems Services Inc., shared foundation principles of Ceph architecture, as well as the design to deliver this storage to traditional SAN storage co...
Jul. 1, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,008
"Plutora provides release and testing environment capabilities to the enterprise," explained Dalibor Siroky, Director and Co-founder of Plutora, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Jul. 1, 2015 11:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,029
To many people, IoT is a buzzword whose value is not understood. Many people think IoT is all about wearables and home automation. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Kavis, Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners, discussed some incredible game-changing use cases and how they are transforming industries like agriculture, manufacturing, health care, and smart cities. He will discuss cool technologies like smart dust, robotics, smart labels, and much more. Prepare...
Jul. 1, 2015 11:30 AM EDT Reads: 797