CityBeat: What was the last great meal you had and where did you have it?
Emil Mallat: The last meal that I ate outside of my restaurant was at Rock Bottom, and that was the Southwestern Chicken Pasta.
That was the last good meal that I had out. I don’t go out and eat; I make my own food usually. My last great meal was made by me … I feed myself because I don’t trust anyone else really. That, and it’s expensive.
CB: Is there a smoothie that can cure a hangover?
EM: I wouldn’t like to say that there’s a hangover cure, but if you’re hungover you’re going to be deficient in a few things. I can give you an answer — The Energy Boost. You can put that in any one of our smoothies. It’s a concoction of ginseng, B12 vitamins, vitamin C, calcium, oat bran (it calms the digestive system down), soy protein and a little bit of wheat bran. It’s very good on the stomach and I’ve never heard anyone complain about the taste of it, so that’s another good thing.