Category Archives: fire

doug katz knows breakfast

Of course he knows dinner, too, and a few things in between. But it’s the early hours of the day where he tends to win us over. I absolutely love going out to breakfast with my family. For whatever reason, it makes me feel like we’re on vacation. Even if it’s just sitting outside at […]

cook like doug katz: french-style mushroom and asparagus omelette

May is full of great local chef recipes! Here’s an absolutely fantastic French-style asparagus and mushroom omelette from chef Doug Katz of Fire. 3 tablespoons of local clarified butter or canola oil 3 large local eggs, beaten Kosher salt, to taste 1/4 cup local sharp cheddar, grated 4 thin spears of local asparagus, cleaned and […]

a perfect saturday: brunch & market

A common ritual for us, at least last year, was brunch at Vine & Bean followed by a trip to the Shaker Square farmers’ market. We got a little crazy recently  and mixed it up – we went to Fire for pre-market brunch. I’m a fan of Fire for dinner and really like chef Doug […]

cook like doug katz: local mushroom risotto

Holiday entertaining on the mind? Then this dish could be for you: local mushroom risotto courtesy of chef Doug Katz at Fire. I’m a big fan of this chef and Fire so you just know this will impress guests. local mushroom risotto (yield: 8 portions) 3 ounces, olive oil 1 cup,  fennel, fine dice 1 […]

funny how things change

I don’t like spice. I love spices, but anything that adds heat – I’ll pass. This includes pepper – barely use it (yes, I know what you’re thinking). I love all types of food and will try just about anything but am a serious wuss when it comes to any bit of hotness on my […]

chef doug katz on the perfect thanksgiving turkey (plus win heinen’s gift card)

We are just a few weeks away from both my favorite holiday and favorite meal of the year (no presents – just amazing food, family and drink). We all have our favorite Thanksgiving traditions, dishes and stories. This year, I’m in charge of getting and prepping the bird (I can’t let my family eat the one my […]

restaurant news / updated

Here’s a rundown of various restaurant events and food-related items that have been sent my way: – Fire / Daily complimentary valet service now available. In addition, the spring dinner menu begins April 28. Also on the 28th, Fire will be serving house made hors d’oeuvres and cocktails featuring house made syrups at the bar […]

how to support terra madre

Some updates from Slow Food on ways to support our local chefs heading to Terra Madre: Taste of Terra Madre / Fire Food and DrinkTonight is the last night! (sorry for the late posting) Chef Douglas Katz of Fire is hosting a series of Slow Food Nights next week in support of Terra Madre 2008. […]

doug katz/fire gets ink in food & wine

Local is all the rage these days in the media, especially among the foodie publications (well, is has been for some time, but the focus continues to (thankfully) increase). Doug Katz, chef/owner of Fire, is mentioned throughout this month’s Food & Wine, which focuses on local resources and favorite regional finds. Although he is one […]

dinner at fire

I don’t feel old and am not one to ever complain about my age (just a few weeks shy of 32). Ok, yes, I like to eat at 5:30 p.m. and be in bed by 9ish (it kills me that Lost is now on at 10 p.m.!). But I have always been this way. Even […]