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The dyed-black spaghetti (which is easy to overcook into a chewy mass) is nicely al dente and interwoven with a generous portion of calamari.
Jesse Newell The Kansas City Star This week’s eating recommendation is the calamari at Brown and Loe, and the reading recommendation is Dan Wetzel on the miracle that answered the Vikings’ prayers.
The restaurant has been known to top its New York-style pizza with calamari, foie gras, Caesar salad, and chicken cordon bleu (although not all at once).
The pork belly steam buns ($7) may have lacked the complexity the calamari and sesame salad boasted but it was executed well, the buns simple and soft, the belly tender and rich.
Providence hosts a fine-dining take on the Feast with highlights like calamari alla bolognese.
There's nothing wrong with frying calamari and dressing it with black pili sauce, a little bit of lime and cilantro, and putting that between two pieces of bread.
There are many more offers: a free Chick-fil-A sandwich with purchase, free fries at Kincaid’s Hamburgers or Tommy’s Burgers, free iced tea at McAlister’s Deli or Sonic and even free calamari at the downtown Capital Grille.
This filling stew includes an ocean of seafood, typically clams, mussels, white fish, calamari, Dungeness crab, prawns and scallops.
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Did You Know?
The word calamari was borrowed into English from 17th-century Italian, where it functioned as the plural of "calamaro" or "calamaio." The Italian word, in turn, comes from the Medieval Latin noun calamarium, meaning "ink pot or "pen case," and can be ultimately traced back to Latin calamus, meaning "reed pen." The transition from pens and ink to squid is not surprising, given the inky substance that a squid ejects and the long tapered shape of the squid's body. English speakers have also adopted "calamus" itself as a word referring to both a reed pen and to a number of plants.
Origin and Etymology of calamari
First Known Use: 1826See Words from the same year
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