Wang Gang

Wang Gang is an Edwardsville’s restaurant that is easily accessible by way of Interstate 270 and Hwy 157. It holds true to the saying “don’t blink or you’ll miss it!” Situated within a small strip of stores, it truly is rather hard to spot. In fact, if I hadn’t been invited to dine at this location, I might never have known it was there, but I’m glad I tried it out. From the outside, this location looks like most other buildings you would find in a typical shopping plaza with a tan exterior and the location advertised at the top. [...]

2018-01-10T01:32:26-05:00July 26th, 2017|Foodie Reviews|0 Comments

Parasites could be lurking in your sushi, doctors warn

Author: Susan Scutti, CNN Anisakiasis, an illness caused by eating parasite-contaminated fish or seafood, is on the rise in Western countries where eating sushi and other raw or under cooked fish and seafood dishes has gained popularity, according to a report published Thursday in BMJ Case Reports. The authors draw a portrait of the illness from the experience of a previously healthy 32-year-old man who developed severe upper gut pain, vomiting and fever that lasted a week before he entered the hospital. Dr. Joana Carmo, lead author and a physician in the gastroenterology department of the Hospital of Egas Moniz [...]

2018-01-10T03:12:44-05:00July 23rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Cilantro Lime Tilapia Tacos

Author: Gina Homolka Source: Cilantro Lime Tilapia Tacos 1 lb tilapia fillets (rinsed and pat dried)1 tsp olive oil1 small onion (chopped)4 garlic cloves (finely minced)2 jalapeño peppers (chopped (seeds removed for less heat))2 cups diced tomatoes1/4 cup fresh cilantro (chopped)3 tbsp lime juicesalt and pepper to taste8 5- inch white corn tortillas1 medium haas avocado (sliced)lime wedges and cilantro for garnish Heat olive oil in a skillet.Sauté onion until translucent, then add garlic.Mix well.Place tilapia on the skillet and cook until the flesh starts to flake.Add jalapeño peppers, tomatoes, cilantro and lime juice.Sauté over medium-high heat for [...]

2018-01-10T01:37:56-05:00July 23rd, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

El Mezcal

If you have ever driven down Godfrey Road through Alton, then you have probably noticed El Mezcal. It is set just off of the road, and the patio area has a small grove of trees that separates it from the Pizza Hut that is located next door. It's not too much to look at from the outside, but don't let that fool you. Thanks to recent renovations throughout the restaurant, it is nicer than ever before. One of the first things you may notice with this restaurant is that the parking lot is either very full or almost empty. This [...]

2018-01-10T01:38:28-05:00July 17th, 2017|Foodie Reviews|0 Comments

Fishermen express fury as Fukushima plant set to release radioactive material into ocean

Author: Julian Ryall Local residents and environmental groups have condemned a plan to release radioactive tritium from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean. Officials of Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the plant, say tritium poses little risk to human health and is quickly diluted by the ocean. In an interview with local media, Takashi Kawamura, chairman of TEPCO, said: "The decision has already been made." He added, however, that the utility is waiting for approval from the Japanese government before going ahead with the plan and is seeking the understanding of local residents. The tritium [...]

2018-01-10T03:14:14-05:00July 17th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Roasted Snapper Fillet and Sustainable Seafood

Author: Gina Homolka Source: Roasted Snapper Fillet and Sustainable Seafood 3 snapper fillets (8 oz each)2 tsp olive oil3 cloves garlic2 tbsp fresh rosemary or fresh oreganokosher salt and fresh pepper1 tbsp Italian seasoned breadcrumbsfresh lemon wedges for serving Preheat oven to 450°.Rinse and dry fish well.Line a broiler rack with aluminum foil.Lightly spray with oil.Rub fish with 1 tsp olive oil and season with salt and pepper, garlic and rosemary. Place skin side down on oven rack and sprinkle bread crumbs on top.Drizzle remaining oil and bake until fish is cooked through, about 15-20 minutes. Fat: 6.1 g [...]

2018-01-10T01:44:52-05:00July 16th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

4204 Main Street Brewing Company

Have you ever noticed how certain restaurants have the ability to "breathe new life" into a town once they become established? I certainly have, and the restaurant Main Street Brewing Company, also known as 4204, is no exception to this statement. It is a lovely place to dine if you have the time, and it is conveniently located within the Alton Square Mall's parking lot, albeit a bit off to the side so as to not affect their own parking. When compared to many of the other restaurants inside Alton, Illionois, this one ranks on the higher end of the [...]

2018-01-10T01:47:20-05:00July 11th, 2017|Foodie Reviews|0 Comments

Mexican Shrimp Cobb Salad

Author: Gina Homolka Source: Mexican Shrimp Cobb Salad For the Shrimp:16 oz cooked large shrimp (peeled)chipotle chili powder to taste1 tbsp lime juicesalt to tasteFor the Salad:6 cups romaine lettuce (shredded)15 oz black beans (rinsed and drained)1 cup grilled corn kernels2 tbsp red onion (divided)2 tbsp cilantro (chopped)juice of 1/2 lime1 seedless cucumber (diced)2 cups diced tomatoes1 ripe hass avocado (diced)1 cup reduced fat Sargento Mexican Blend shredded cheese Rinse shrimp and chop into large chunks.Toss shrimp with a little salt, chipotle chili pepper, and fresh lime juice.Combine drained beans, corn, red onion, cilantro, lime juice and salt [...]

2018-01-10T01:51:47-05:00July 9th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Public health could – and should – should play bigger role in US fisheries policy

Author: Aaron Orlowski U.S. dietary guidelines call for Americans to eat more fish. But fishery managers don’t usually manage stocks with this goal in mind, according to a recent study. Fisheries policy is essentially part of the nation’s food policy, which affects public health. So, fishery managers, whether they mean to or not, affect the availability, access and distribution of healthy seafood for Americans nationwide. Despite this intrinsic link, fishery managers don’t usually take public health into account, the researchers said. The primary authors of the study published in June were Dave Love, an associate scientist at Johns Hopkins University’s [...]

2018-01-10T01:53:55-05:00July 9th, 2017|News|0 Comments

“Nervousness” over supply crunch driving up seafood prices in China

Author: Gao Fu Mao Chinese seafood prices will continue to rise, according to a veteran watcher of China’s listed seafood companies. The extension of the country’s fishing moratorium by one month (from May to September) has worried distributors and market vendors, according to Cheng Xiao Deng, an analyst following seafood firms for Tai Ping Yang Securities (also known as Pacific Securities). Putting a “buy” recommendation on seafood firms listed on the two main Chinese exchanges, Cheng is particularly bullish about firms specializing in producing and distributing feed for the aquaculture sector. In particular, Cheng likes the prospects of Fujian Tianma [...]

2018-01-10T01:55:53-05:00July 3rd, 2017|News|0 Comments