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Lionsbeerstore's Chicken Soup with Homemade Dumplings

Lionsbeerstore's Chicken Soup with Homemade Dumplings

This is one of those stick-to-your-bones soups that Executive Chef Joshua Bedford, a Texan, craves during these cold NYC winters

This is one of those stick-to-your-bones soups that Executive Chef Joshua Bedford, a Texan, craves during these cold NYC winters.

Bedford says, "I actually give soup-making credit for teaching me how to cook. Y​ou learn how to really read food and mesh flavors. It’s usually an inexpensive form of food and often ​takes a lot of technique. ​Sometimes, I find it’s more soothing to make than eat! And it’s impossible to make a good soup without really caring about it. You can always taste the love and care, that's what makes soup such a cozy dish."

Notes

You can garnish your chicken and dumplings with whatever you like,​ such as mushrooms, roasted peppers and various herbs. I prefer scallions and thinly sliced leeks, b​ut you should always finish with fresh ground pepper. I like a mixture of white and black.

If you let your broth chill,​ you will have a ring of fat on top of it. Skim that off and add and equal amount of extra virgin olive oil and spoon about a teaspoon of it over your soup to add a rich texture and flavor.

Ingredients

For the broth:

  • 2 leeks, rough chop
  • 6 green onions, rough chop
  • 5 ribs celery, rough chop
  • 10 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Cup dried mushrooms
  • 2 Pounds jumbo chicken wings
  • 1 six-inch piece dashi kombu, chopped

For the dumplings:

  • 2 Cups milk
  • 1 stick butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 9 large eggs

350 Beers a New 35mm Indie Cinema

Occasionally, your better half stays in for the night and lets you off the leash.

No, not like a Hall Pass. More like an &ldquoI don&rsquot care if you come home with whiskey breath and the giggles&rdquo pass.

Do not let that night go to waste. We&rsquove got your plan of action, and it involves something better than a basketball game, corner bar or burlesque show.

STEP ONE: The Lodge
Originally founded in a Springtown, PA lodge circa 1840, this East Village shop was recently launched by two fellas with a love for &ldquoguy stuff&rdquo and Americana. They&rsquore also quite fond of women, cars and whiskey. Almost every piece in-house is manufactured in the U.S. of A., and strolling through, we spotted a few of our favorites in the man-goods game: the Mod Tablet 2, the Prospect Brief and limited-edition Brooklyn Eagles hats from Ebbets Field.

STEP TWO: Lionsbeerstore
Not just a bar. Not only a restaurant. More than a bodega. It&rsquos a beer experience. Pull up a seat for comfort foods like Chicken Soup with Dumplings, Texas Fried Chicken and a Sausage Platter with Four Alarm Mustard, all inspired by executive chef Joshua Bedford&rsquos hometown favorites. The kicker: more than 350 available craft beers in drafts, cans and bottles conveniently broken down by country, style, size and ABV for pairing. Each brew is served on-site and ready for purchase should you have a hankering for a flight to go.

STEP THREE: The Metrograph
From esteemed neck-tie designer Alexander Olch comes the first independent movie theater to open in Manhattan in more than a decade. Showcasing first-run and repertory films, Metrograph will focus heavily on archive-quality 35mm prints and state-of-the-art digital projects. It&rsquos two theaters (one with 175 seats, one with 50), a restaurant, two bars and a cinema-driven bookshop. Upcoming, we&rsquore looking forward to the Old School Kung Fu Fest, Fassbinder&rsquos Top 10 and the Sin Alas premiere while snacking on Cacio e Pepe popcorn, BK-made salt water taffy and a libation or two.

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350 Beers a New 35mm Indie Cinema

Occasionally, your better half stays in for the night and lets you off the leash.

No, not like a Hall Pass. More like an &ldquoI don&rsquot care if you come home with whiskey breath and the giggles&rdquo pass.

Do not let that night go to waste. We&rsquove got your plan of action, and it involves something better than a basketball game, corner bar or burlesque show.

STEP ONE: The Lodge
Originally founded in a Springtown, PA lodge circa 1840, this East Village shop was recently launched by two fellas with a love for &ldquoguy stuff&rdquo and Americana. They&rsquore also quite fond of women, cars and whiskey. Almost every piece in-house is manufactured in the U.S. of A., and strolling through, we spotted a few of our favorites in the man-goods game: the Mod Tablet 2, the Prospect Brief and limited-edition Brooklyn Eagles hats from Ebbets Field.

STEP TWO: Lionsbeerstore
Not just a bar. Not only a restaurant. More than a bodega. It&rsquos a beer experience. Pull up a seat for comfort foods like Chicken Soup with Dumplings, Texas Fried Chicken and a Sausage Platter with Four Alarm Mustard, all inspired by executive chef Joshua Bedford&rsquos hometown favorites. The kicker: more than 350 available craft beers in drafts, cans and bottles conveniently broken down by country, style, size and ABV for pairing. Each brew is served on-site and ready for purchase should you have a hankering for a flight to go.

STEP THREE: The Metrograph
From esteemed neck-tie designer Alexander Olch comes the first independent movie theater to open in Manhattan in more than a decade. Showcasing first-run and repertory films, Metrograph will focus heavily on archive-quality 35mm prints and state-of-the-art digital projects. It&rsquos two theaters (one with 175 seats, one with 50), a restaurant, two bars and a cinema-driven bookshop. Upcoming, we&rsquore looking forward to the Old School Kung Fu Fest, Fassbinder&rsquos Top 10 and the Sin Alas premiere while snacking on Cacio e Pepe popcorn, BK-made salt water taffy and a libation or two.

This article was featured in the InsideHook NY newsletter. Sign up now for more from all five boroughs.


350 Beers a New 35mm Indie Cinema

Occasionally, your better half stays in for the night and lets you off the leash.

No, not like a Hall Pass. More like an &ldquoI don&rsquot care if you come home with whiskey breath and the giggles&rdquo pass.

Do not let that night go to waste. We&rsquove got your plan of action, and it involves something better than a basketball game, corner bar or burlesque show.

STEP ONE: The Lodge
Originally founded in a Springtown, PA lodge circa 1840, this East Village shop was recently launched by two fellas with a love for &ldquoguy stuff&rdquo and Americana. They&rsquore also quite fond of women, cars and whiskey. Almost every piece in-house is manufactured in the U.S. of A., and strolling through, we spotted a few of our favorites in the man-goods game: the Mod Tablet 2, the Prospect Brief and limited-edition Brooklyn Eagles hats from Ebbets Field.

STEP TWO: Lionsbeerstore
Not just a bar. Not only a restaurant. More than a bodega. It&rsquos a beer experience. Pull up a seat for comfort foods like Chicken Soup with Dumplings, Texas Fried Chicken and a Sausage Platter with Four Alarm Mustard, all inspired by executive chef Joshua Bedford&rsquos hometown favorites. The kicker: more than 350 available craft beers in drafts, cans and bottles conveniently broken down by country, style, size and ABV for pairing. Each brew is served on-site and ready for purchase should you have a hankering for a flight to go.

STEP THREE: The Metrograph
From esteemed neck-tie designer Alexander Olch comes the first independent movie theater to open in Manhattan in more than a decade. Showcasing first-run and repertory films, Metrograph will focus heavily on archive-quality 35mm prints and state-of-the-art digital projects. It&rsquos two theaters (one with 175 seats, one with 50), a restaurant, two bars and a cinema-driven bookshop. Upcoming, we&rsquore looking forward to the Old School Kung Fu Fest, Fassbinder&rsquos Top 10 and the Sin Alas premiere while snacking on Cacio e Pepe popcorn, BK-made salt water taffy and a libation or two.

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350 Beers a New 35mm Indie Cinema

Occasionally, your better half stays in for the night and lets you off the leash.

No, not like a Hall Pass. More like an &ldquoI don&rsquot care if you come home with whiskey breath and the giggles&rdquo pass.

Do not let that night go to waste. We&rsquove got your plan of action, and it involves something better than a basketball game, corner bar or burlesque show.

STEP ONE: The Lodge
Originally founded in a Springtown, PA lodge circa 1840, this East Village shop was recently launched by two fellas with a love for &ldquoguy stuff&rdquo and Americana. They&rsquore also quite fond of women, cars and whiskey. Almost every piece in-house is manufactured in the U.S. of A., and strolling through, we spotted a few of our favorites in the man-goods game: the Mod Tablet 2, the Prospect Brief and limited-edition Brooklyn Eagles hats from Ebbets Field.

STEP TWO: Lionsbeerstore
Not just a bar. Not only a restaurant. More than a bodega. It&rsquos a beer experience. Pull up a seat for comfort foods like Chicken Soup with Dumplings, Texas Fried Chicken and a Sausage Platter with Four Alarm Mustard, all inspired by executive chef Joshua Bedford&rsquos hometown favorites. The kicker: more than 350 available craft beers in drafts, cans and bottles conveniently broken down by country, style, size and ABV for pairing. Each brew is served on-site and ready for purchase should you have a hankering for a flight to go.

STEP THREE: The Metrograph
From esteemed neck-tie designer Alexander Olch comes the first independent movie theater to open in Manhattan in more than a decade. Showcasing first-run and repertory films, Metrograph will focus heavily on archive-quality 35mm prints and state-of-the-art digital projects. It&rsquos two theaters (one with 175 seats, one with 50), a restaurant, two bars and a cinema-driven bookshop. Upcoming, we&rsquore looking forward to the Old School Kung Fu Fest, Fassbinder&rsquos Top 10 and the Sin Alas premiere while snacking on Cacio e Pepe popcorn, BK-made salt water taffy and a libation or two.

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350 Beers a New 35mm Indie Cinema

Occasionally, your better half stays in for the night and lets you off the leash.

No, not like a Hall Pass. More like an &ldquoI don&rsquot care if you come home with whiskey breath and the giggles&rdquo pass.

Do not let that night go to waste. We&rsquove got your plan of action, and it involves something better than a basketball game, corner bar or burlesque show.

STEP ONE: The Lodge
Originally founded in a Springtown, PA lodge circa 1840, this East Village shop was recently launched by two fellas with a love for &ldquoguy stuff&rdquo and Americana. They&rsquore also quite fond of women, cars and whiskey. Almost every piece in-house is manufactured in the U.S. of A., and strolling through, we spotted a few of our favorites in the man-goods game: the Mod Tablet 2, the Prospect Brief and limited-edition Brooklyn Eagles hats from Ebbets Field.

STEP TWO: Lionsbeerstore
Not just a bar. Not only a restaurant. More than a bodega. It&rsquos a beer experience. Pull up a seat for comfort foods like Chicken Soup with Dumplings, Texas Fried Chicken and a Sausage Platter with Four Alarm Mustard, all inspired by executive chef Joshua Bedford&rsquos hometown favorites. The kicker: more than 350 available craft beers in drafts, cans and bottles conveniently broken down by country, style, size and ABV for pairing. Each brew is served on-site and ready for purchase should you have a hankering for a flight to go.

STEP THREE: The Metrograph
From esteemed neck-tie designer Alexander Olch comes the first independent movie theater to open in Manhattan in more than a decade. Showcasing first-run and repertory films, Metrograph will focus heavily on archive-quality 35mm prints and state-of-the-art digital projects. It&rsquos two theaters (one with 175 seats, one with 50), a restaurant, two bars and a cinema-driven bookshop. Upcoming, we&rsquore looking forward to the Old School Kung Fu Fest, Fassbinder&rsquos Top 10 and the Sin Alas premiere while snacking on Cacio e Pepe popcorn, BK-made salt water taffy and a libation or two.

This article was featured in the InsideHook NY newsletter. Sign up now for more from all five boroughs.


350 Beers a New 35mm Indie Cinema

Occasionally, your better half stays in for the night and lets you off the leash.

No, not like a Hall Pass. More like an &ldquoI don&rsquot care if you come home with whiskey breath and the giggles&rdquo pass.

Do not let that night go to waste. We&rsquove got your plan of action, and it involves something better than a basketball game, corner bar or burlesque show.

STEP ONE: The Lodge
Originally founded in a Springtown, PA lodge circa 1840, this East Village shop was recently launched by two fellas with a love for &ldquoguy stuff&rdquo and Americana. They&rsquore also quite fond of women, cars and whiskey. Almost every piece in-house is manufactured in the U.S. of A., and strolling through, we spotted a few of our favorites in the man-goods game: the Mod Tablet 2, the Prospect Brief and limited-edition Brooklyn Eagles hats from Ebbets Field.

STEP TWO: Lionsbeerstore
Not just a bar. Not only a restaurant. More than a bodega. It&rsquos a beer experience. Pull up a seat for comfort foods like Chicken Soup with Dumplings, Texas Fried Chicken and a Sausage Platter with Four Alarm Mustard, all inspired by executive chef Joshua Bedford&rsquos hometown favorites. The kicker: more than 350 available craft beers in drafts, cans and bottles conveniently broken down by country, style, size and ABV for pairing. Each brew is served on-site and ready for purchase should you have a hankering for a flight to go.

STEP THREE: The Metrograph
From esteemed neck-tie designer Alexander Olch comes the first independent movie theater to open in Manhattan in more than a decade. Showcasing first-run and repertory films, Metrograph will focus heavily on archive-quality 35mm prints and state-of-the-art digital projects. It&rsquos two theaters (one with 175 seats, one with 50), a restaurant, two bars and a cinema-driven bookshop. Upcoming, we&rsquore looking forward to the Old School Kung Fu Fest, Fassbinder&rsquos Top 10 and the Sin Alas premiere while snacking on Cacio e Pepe popcorn, BK-made salt water taffy and a libation or two.

This article was featured in the InsideHook NY newsletter. Sign up now for more from all five boroughs.


350 Beers a New 35mm Indie Cinema

Occasionally, your better half stays in for the night and lets you off the leash.

No, not like a Hall Pass. More like an &ldquoI don&rsquot care if you come home with whiskey breath and the giggles&rdquo pass.

Do not let that night go to waste. We&rsquove got your plan of action, and it involves something better than a basketball game, corner bar or burlesque show.

STEP ONE: The Lodge
Originally founded in a Springtown, PA lodge circa 1840, this East Village shop was recently launched by two fellas with a love for &ldquoguy stuff&rdquo and Americana. They&rsquore also quite fond of women, cars and whiskey. Almost every piece in-house is manufactured in the U.S. of A., and strolling through, we spotted a few of our favorites in the man-goods game: the Mod Tablet 2, the Prospect Brief and limited-edition Brooklyn Eagles hats from Ebbets Field.

STEP TWO: Lionsbeerstore
Not just a bar. Not only a restaurant. More than a bodega. It&rsquos a beer experience. Pull up a seat for comfort foods like Chicken Soup with Dumplings, Texas Fried Chicken and a Sausage Platter with Four Alarm Mustard, all inspired by executive chef Joshua Bedford&rsquos hometown favorites. The kicker: more than 350 available craft beers in drafts, cans and bottles conveniently broken down by country, style, size and ABV for pairing. Each brew is served on-site and ready for purchase should you have a hankering for a flight to go.

STEP THREE: The Metrograph
From esteemed neck-tie designer Alexander Olch comes the first independent movie theater to open in Manhattan in more than a decade. Showcasing first-run and repertory films, Metrograph will focus heavily on archive-quality 35mm prints and state-of-the-art digital projects. It&rsquos two theaters (one with 175 seats, one with 50), a restaurant, two bars and a cinema-driven bookshop. Upcoming, we&rsquore looking forward to the Old School Kung Fu Fest, Fassbinder&rsquos Top 10 and the Sin Alas premiere while snacking on Cacio e Pepe popcorn, BK-made salt water taffy and a libation or two.

This article was featured in the InsideHook NY newsletter. Sign up now for more from all five boroughs.


350 Beers a New 35mm Indie Cinema

Occasionally, your better half stays in for the night and lets you off the leash.

No, not like a Hall Pass. More like an &ldquoI don&rsquot care if you come home with whiskey breath and the giggles&rdquo pass.

Do not let that night go to waste. We&rsquove got your plan of action, and it involves something better than a basketball game, corner bar or burlesque show.

STEP ONE: The Lodge
Originally founded in a Springtown, PA lodge circa 1840, this East Village shop was recently launched by two fellas with a love for &ldquoguy stuff&rdquo and Americana. They&rsquore also quite fond of women, cars and whiskey. Almost every piece in-house is manufactured in the U.S. of A., and strolling through, we spotted a few of our favorites in the man-goods game: the Mod Tablet 2, the Prospect Brief and limited-edition Brooklyn Eagles hats from Ebbets Field.

STEP TWO: Lionsbeerstore
Not just a bar. Not only a restaurant. More than a bodega. It&rsquos a beer experience. Pull up a seat for comfort foods like Chicken Soup with Dumplings, Texas Fried Chicken and a Sausage Platter with Four Alarm Mustard, all inspired by executive chef Joshua Bedford&rsquos hometown favorites. The kicker: more than 350 available craft beers in drafts, cans and bottles conveniently broken down by country, style, size and ABV for pairing. Each brew is served on-site and ready for purchase should you have a hankering for a flight to go.

STEP THREE: The Metrograph
From esteemed neck-tie designer Alexander Olch comes the first independent movie theater to open in Manhattan in more than a decade. Showcasing first-run and repertory films, Metrograph will focus heavily on archive-quality 35mm prints and state-of-the-art digital projects. It&rsquos two theaters (one with 175 seats, one with 50), a restaurant, two bars and a cinema-driven bookshop. Upcoming, we&rsquore looking forward to the Old School Kung Fu Fest, Fassbinder&rsquos Top 10 and the Sin Alas premiere while snacking on Cacio e Pepe popcorn, BK-made salt water taffy and a libation or two.

This article was featured in the InsideHook NY newsletter. Sign up now for more from all five boroughs.


350 Beers a New 35mm Indie Cinema

Occasionally, your better half stays in for the night and lets you off the leash.

No, not like a Hall Pass. More like an &ldquoI don&rsquot care if you come home with whiskey breath and the giggles&rdquo pass.

Do not let that night go to waste. We&rsquove got your plan of action, and it involves something better than a basketball game, corner bar or burlesque show.

STEP ONE: The Lodge
Originally founded in a Springtown, PA lodge circa 1840, this East Village shop was recently launched by two fellas with a love for &ldquoguy stuff&rdquo and Americana. They&rsquore also quite fond of women, cars and whiskey. Almost every piece in-house is manufactured in the U.S. of A., and strolling through, we spotted a few of our favorites in the man-goods game: the Mod Tablet 2, the Prospect Brief and limited-edition Brooklyn Eagles hats from Ebbets Field.

STEP TWO: Lionsbeerstore
Not just a bar. Not only a restaurant. More than a bodega. It&rsquos a beer experience. Pull up a seat for comfort foods like Chicken Soup with Dumplings, Texas Fried Chicken and a Sausage Platter with Four Alarm Mustard, all inspired by executive chef Joshua Bedford&rsquos hometown favorites. The kicker: more than 350 available craft beers in drafts, cans and bottles conveniently broken down by country, style, size and ABV for pairing. Each brew is served on-site and ready for purchase should you have a hankering for a flight to go.

STEP THREE: The Metrograph
From esteemed neck-tie designer Alexander Olch comes the first independent movie theater to open in Manhattan in more than a decade. Showcasing first-run and repertory films, Metrograph will focus heavily on archive-quality 35mm prints and state-of-the-art digital projects. It&rsquos two theaters (one with 175 seats, one with 50), a restaurant, two bars and a cinema-driven bookshop. Upcoming, we&rsquore looking forward to the Old School Kung Fu Fest, Fassbinder&rsquos Top 10 and the Sin Alas premiere while snacking on Cacio e Pepe popcorn, BK-made salt water taffy and a libation or two.

This article was featured in the InsideHook NY newsletter. Sign up now for more from all five boroughs.


350 Beers a New 35mm Indie Cinema

Occasionally, your better half stays in for the night and lets you off the leash.

No, not like a Hall Pass. More like an &ldquoI don&rsquot care if you come home with whiskey breath and the giggles&rdquo pass.

Do not let that night go to waste. We&rsquove got your plan of action, and it involves something better than a basketball game, corner bar or burlesque show.

STEP ONE: The Lodge
Originally founded in a Springtown, PA lodge circa 1840, this East Village shop was recently launched by two fellas with a love for &ldquoguy stuff&rdquo and Americana. They&rsquore also quite fond of women, cars and whiskey. Almost every piece in-house is manufactured in the U.S. of A., and strolling through, we spotted a few of our favorites in the man-goods game: the Mod Tablet 2, the Prospect Brief and limited-edition Brooklyn Eagles hats from Ebbets Field.

STEP TWO: Lionsbeerstore
Not just a bar. Not only a restaurant. More than a bodega. It&rsquos a beer experience. Pull up a seat for comfort foods like Chicken Soup with Dumplings, Texas Fried Chicken and a Sausage Platter with Four Alarm Mustard, all inspired by executive chef Joshua Bedford&rsquos hometown favorites. The kicker: more than 350 available craft beers in drafts, cans and bottles conveniently broken down by country, style, size and ABV for pairing. Each brew is served on-site and ready for purchase should you have a hankering for a flight to go.

STEP THREE: The Metrograph
From esteemed neck-tie designer Alexander Olch comes the first independent movie theater to open in Manhattan in more than a decade. Showcasing first-run and repertory films, Metrograph will focus heavily on archive-quality 35mm prints and state-of-the-art digital projects. It&rsquos two theaters (one with 175 seats, one with 50), a restaurant, two bars and a cinema-driven bookshop. Upcoming, we&rsquore looking forward to the Old School Kung Fu Fest, Fassbinder&rsquos Top 10 and the Sin Alas premiere while snacking on Cacio e Pepe popcorn, BK-made salt water taffy and a libation or two.

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