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Racous Sushi – Dojo NYC

The traditional Japanese sushi experience: quiet, peaceful, enlightening, introspective…boring some might say? It’s not for everyone, but the atmosphere at Sushi Dojo, in New York’s’ Lower East Side, is anything but quiet and restrained.  A constant beat of custom 80’s and 90’s hip hop mash ups, including some soul and funk await, and the sushi…

Main dining area

Cherche Midi – Parisian Elegance in the Bowrey

Keith McNally’s new French bistro in Nolita is absolutely beautiful; a throwback even: bright, airy and complete with large antique mirrors. Cherche Midi also serves up some really solid old school bistro food cooked to perfection; seared foie gras, flash fried frog legs, steak tartare and a prime rib sandwich that’s among the best out…

Classic Parisian steak tatare, mad w/ Kobe beef

Gun Show – Still Compelling

As I recently proclaimed via Twitter, Gun Show is still the most exciting restaurant in Atlanta. I eat out a lot; both in Atlanta and on the road, and few, if any, restaurants have the entire package that Gunshow brings to the table. The atmosphere, the diversity of the food, the theater of dim sum…

Shan City Shrimp

Old Standbys – Tasty China

As most people who are frequent readers of this site know, I absolutely love Tasty China and am really excited to see what they do at Ponce City Market. A lot of people ask me what to order, and I usually respond with about ten dishes. Obviously if you have a large group this works,…

Ikura - beautiful and bursting with flavor; like pop rocks for adults!

“Cheap” High Quality Sushi? Sushi Huku

Is this even possible? Most cheap sushi is low quality and usually consists of salmon, crab with K, tuna and maybe an average tamago. Once you enter the realm of an omakse meal (chef’s choice of various items including some cooked) the notion of affordability quickly flies out the window. My friends, I have found…

Traditional pad Thai w/ grass fed beef

L’Thai Organic Cuisine & Wine Bar…

The name alone probably confuses most would be patrons, and judging by the sparse crowds at the West Village location (Smyrna), it does. I have been to this location (they have another in Tucker) at least ten times over the past several years, and every time, lunch or dinner, it’s dead…which is sad because the…

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Tonkotsu Ramen – My Take

Unless you’ve been hiding out with Jimmy Hoffa you’re well aware that Ramen (in all it’s forms) has been taking over the food scene across the country for the past few years and is now basically mainstream. The secret of good ramen is the broth, and it takes a lot of time and care to create…

Pork belly sandwiches - the soft bread alone was worth the price of admission.

Husk Nashville

Sean Brock opened up the Nashville outpost of his wildly popular Husk restaurant a little over a year ago and the enthusiasm and the crowds have not dimmed. We dined there on a chilly Wednesday evening in the middle of January and it was still packed. Husk is on the edge of downtown in a…