Jalapenos & sweet peppers

Short Rib & Smoked Snapper Stuffed Peppers

Ah, tis the season of super bowl parties and the finger food that accompanies them. At many such events you’ll find a variety of roasted peppers stuffed with the likes of pimento cheese, shrimp, straight cheese, wrapped in bacon, the infamous “fried rat toes” from Six Feet Under, etc. Why take the easy route when…

Spicy tuna and scallop rolls

Rishi Sushi & Ramen – Columbus, OH

Not that I’m in Columbus that often, but there’s nothing better than a solid bowl of spicy ramen on a cold, dreary day, especially when snow is imminent! In the wasteland of downtown eating establishments, Rishi stands out with its creative ramen offerings and first rate sushi. Rishi is pretty modern compared to the other…

Hoagie version

Schnitzel?

Seven Hens is spreading chicken schnitzel all over the metro with their second location in Sandy Springs (other location is in Decatur) and it’s apparent that more locations are on the horizon. What is schnitzel you ask? It’s basically chicken breast (or any meat product) that’s been pounded to death (in a good way), breaded,…

Margherita pizza

Pie in the Sky – Masseria

On a recent trip to the Blue Ridge mountains (NW GA), I stumbled upon a just opened pizza/pasta joint touting wood fired pie and a fully stocked bar, so with no expectations we took the plunge. Classic neapolitan style pizza is all the rage across the country, but in tiny Blue Ridge…I was skeptical at best. When…

Finished plating; a litte effort goes a long way!

Roasted Onions w/ Fennel

As many of you know, I finally converted to a Big Green Egg, and have been cooking literally anything I can on it over the past two weeks. I have been traveling a ton over the back half of 2014 and have not had a lot of time to cook or post recipes as I…

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Fred’s Meat & Bread!!!

Plenty has already been written about Fred’s Meat & Bread, which opened with a bang and to long lines just a short time ago. I will keep this brief, but the porchetta sandwich was amazing; crispy ciabatta, aioli, and juicy pork… Anyplace with a lunch counter already tugs at my chilhood heartstrings (Woolworths!), but add…

Octopus

Canlis – Timeless Classic in Seattle

A lot of people I’m friends with have a restaurant “bucket list” that’s pretty lengthy, and I got to cross one off a few weeks back with a quick visit to Seattle. Canlis isn’t the newest, trendiest, most innovative, or celebrity chef driven spot to grace the pages of food publications or cable TV, but…

Cooks in action - the poultry is grilled over binchotan charcoal that burns white and does not release smoke

Yakitori Standard Bearer

Skewered meat cooked over an open flame has long been an obsession for mankind, and at Bird Land in Tokyo, they have taken that obsession to a different level. Bird Land has two locations, but the Ginza location is the original, and it’s located just down the stairs at the Ginza subway entrance, across from…

Selection of steamed buns and soup dumplings

Cantonese BBQ & Dim Sum Together!

The Great Wall Grocery off Pleasant Hill is one of the most diverse and voluminous food markets I have ever been to, and the depth of product us astounding. The fish section alone spans near half a football field and offers up over 20+ varieties of live fish and shellfish…they even have 5+ types of…