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Restaurant News: Savage Beard, B.B. ASAP, Ass of Cakes?

•  A little recognition for the local folks comes from the James Beard House, where chef Adam Savage, top toque at Seacrest Grill in the Delray Beach Marriott, has been invited to strut his stuff on Dec. 3. On the menu, among other dishes, butter-poached Maine lobster with autumn cup squash puree, vanilla bean and pumpkin chips, and cocoa-rubbed rack of lamb with golden beet and potato soufflé, huckleberry foam and Kona coffee sauce.

•  With any luck, the new B.B. King's Blues Club in CityPlace

should be open in another couple-three weeks. The club, now under

construction in the second-floor spaces once belonging to Legal Sea

Foods and Bar Louie, will feature acoustic and electric music stages

and a restaurant with a Southern-New Orleans menu. A grand opening

party is planned for December and a visit from Da Man himself, may

happen in the first part of next year.

•  OK, so we've all

seen Duff Goldman and his posse slacker-bakers crank out some pretty

cool sweets on his Food Network show, "Ace of Cakes." But what if the

cake-maker is, uh. . . a moron? Then his or her creations--lame,

disgusting, full of misspellings--wind up on Cake Wrecks, which

is to the art of baking what driving on I-95 during Friday afternoon

rush hour is to professional motor racing. Cake Wrecks is the blogchild

of Jen Yate's of Orlando, who took posting the dumbass cakes of

so-called professional bakers from an amusing hobby to a site that gets

more than 100,000 hits a day. She's got a book out too, called, not

surprisingly, "Cake Wrecks," which will make you seriously consider

ordering pie for your next birthday.

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Bill Citara

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