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Ink Sack – Los Angeles, CA

I’ve been making a push to finally visit some of the Los Angeles restaurants that have been on my list for way too long. Share our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Los Angeles is not for the faint of stomach, as every year there seems to be way more delicious food to try than would … Continue reading

Ramen Shop – Oakland, CA

When chefs tell you where to eat, it’s a good idea to listen. When they offer to come with you, the universe is saying, “this is where you’re eating tonight.” And so it was that a chef friend and I drove down from Napa to eat at Oakland’s Ramen Shop on a recent trip through … Continue reading

Koi Palace in Photos

My favorite Bay Area spot for Dim Sum, Koi Palace is tucked away in Daly City. Always worth the wait, but if you’re going to go then go early and dodge the lines.

Eating (and shooting) through the Fall & Winter

Having fully recovered from holiday travel, finally got around to clearing a few months of photos of our phone. Meals from Nashville, Oakland, Norwalk, Los Angeles and points in between. Always pleasant to mark the passage of time in dishes rather than days. (all taken with an iPhone)

Crab Fest 8 at The Hungry Cat

The annual celebration of all things Blue Crab at The Hungry Cat in Hollywood featuring a near-endless supply of crabs flown in from “the land of pleasant living” (aka Maryland). Five delicious courses, washed down with a healthy helping of Hungry Cat’s signature hand crafted cocktails. The Menu: Crab & Corn Cake, Romesco Aioli, Fennel … Continue reading

“Summer” in Alaska: Reindeer Hot Dogs

“It’s the first day of summer!”  This was not a sentiment I expected to hear expressed in Anchorage, AK on March 23rd while the daytime temperature was hovering around 15 degrees. Granted, the seasons have different hallmarks in Alaska where the temperatures and daylight hours are worlds away from what I have become accustomed to … Continue reading

Some of What We Ate in Alaska

We’ve been on the road for a few weeks now, traversing the United States from the far northwest of Anchorage, Alaska to our nation’s culinary capital of New York, NY.  A lot of ground has been covered, so there’s a lot to post, but in the meantime here’s a sampling of the eats we enjoyed … Continue reading

Windrose Farm Celebrated at Bouchon Beverly Hills

For the past two weeks Bouchon Bistro in Beverly Hills has offered a special menu showcasing the produce of a single California grower: Windrose Farm in Paso Robles.  The partnership is a true Californian celebration of spring.  At a time when much of the Northern Hemisphere is still wrapped in winter, in the Golden State … Continue reading

Windrose Farm at Bouchon: In Photos

DBGB Kitchen & Bar, in Photos

Our final New York dispatch comes from DBGB Kitchen & Bar where we celebrated arguably our best meal of the holidays.  All the dishes we sampled were delicious – with a few particular standouts – and the entire meal was artfully paired with beers selected by sommelier Kerry O’Brien (these will get a post of … Continue reading


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