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Arts and Entertainment Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 6 years ago

TWISS = This Week is Sweet AND Savory

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by: Chef Judi Gallagher

You must all remember the box of Cracker Jacks you get at the ball park. Somehow the plastic mystery decoder ring seemed more the exciting than the caramel popcorn shaking inside the box. Well, forget about that old box and think about freshly-made caramel sauce dribbled over hot, air-popped corn and then tossed with a hit of cayenne---and you’ve got the ultimate sweet and savory bite of the week. eat here, the downtown sensation by "Mr. Restaurant" Sean Murphy now offers “Crack-o-Jacks” upstairs at the bar.

Warning---it is a wicked treat and one rocks glass full may be just the start. Especially when you chase it with a shot of pepper-soaked tequila.

More Murphy news: eat here Siesta Key is taking shape and will open in early January next to the Sun Garden Café (where Total Tennis used to be).

And if you are looking for the ultimate wine gift, look into a decanter and wine gift box, custom-designed especially for the true wine aficionado. Sean Murphy offers more ideas in his latest blog post. Call the Beach Bistro to plan your ultimate holiday gift of libations. You might even convince them to put in a bag of Crack-o-Jacks, perhaps paired with a lovely Vueve Cliquot---hint, hint..

What’s your favorite Cracker Jack memory?

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