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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…

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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…

View from our thatched roof table

Dining in Paradise – Karibuni – Penil Island

When arrival by small boat is your only option to reach a restaurant, chances are you’re in for a good time. Such is the case on tiny Penil Island in St. Martaan, where the Karbuni lodge and restaurant is one of the only long term inhabitants beside the large lizard and iguana populations. The island…

This Hot Mess also left a mess on my shirt...

Cheap Eats- Fusion Tacos & Chicken Sausage

For the past few days I’ve been on a cheap eats binge, and of the places I visited, both Delia’s Chicken Sausage (west-side) and Big Joy Grill stood out as places I would return to. Most are aware of Delia’s Chicken sausage dominance, but now many more can enjoy it with their new-ish, more convenient…

At work..so delicate and precise

Fujimori Sushi – Roppongi Tokyo

There are many “famous” sushi spots in Tokyo and to the outsider, Fujimori would not be one of them. All it takes for us western folk to get excited is to read a few blog posts and maybe a TV spot and, BAM it becomes the must visit spot while in country. Don’t get me…

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Robot Restaurant Tokyo…

Yes my friends this place exists and it is hands down the weirdest, most confusing and awesome show/experience you will ever see; to quote Bourdain, “it is the most fabulous show on earth”! Dancing robots, fighting robots, fighting plush panda bears riding cows, dancing girls, glow sticks, popcorn, and cheap beer. If this sounds like…

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Da Dong – Roast Duck Supremacy in Beijing

Tender meat encased in glistening, crispy skin carved elegantly table side by a chef in a dust mask…welcome to Beijing! This is what I was treated to on a recent trip to China, and the mask, while a little unnerving is completely acceptable if you’ve spent any time in Beijing; see horrible pollution and thick…

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Lusca – The Big Sister

Nhan Le and Angus Brown have officially stepped into the mainstream with the opening of Lusca in Buckhead; no more waiting until 10:30 at night, and venturing to East Atlanta, to sample their creative and delicious offerings. For fan’s of their aforementioned Octopus bar, this provides a more approachable, albeit pricier, alternative. Their menu features…