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St. Cecilia – Seafood Finesse

One of the most anticipated restaurant openings of the year burst forth earlier this spring in the heart of Buckhead when restaurateur Ford Fry unveiled St. Cecilia. The restaurant specializes in coastal European fare, with a heavy slant towards high quality seafood and house made pastas. The restaurant is big, bright and beautiful; much grander than it’s…

Edible art!

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival 2014

Another Atlanta Food and Wine festival has come and gone; midtown is almost back to normal, all the knives have been packed away and the only thing that remains is the pain in my belly from a wonderful weekend of excess. I learned four new catfish recipes (none of which involve frying), how to drink…

Cold smoked chicken!

Cold Smoked, Fried Chicken w/ Baby Heirloom Tomato Salad

Who doesn’t love chicken and biscuits; and this version is way better than Chick-fil-a, if that’s possible.  Chicken thighs are a must in this dish, and really should be used more often, as they have the best texture/taste combination of the entire bird. 6 chicken thighs 1 cup flour 2 cups buttermilk 2 tbsp stock hot…

Pork Hirata buns

NYC – Asian Quick Hits (Mainly Japanese)

This is a recap of my recent NYC visit, where I mainly ate at Asian restaurants in Midtown including, Cha Pas, Ippudo, Sushi Ann and Joe’s Shanghai (full disclosure; I left my camera at home like a dumbass, hence some crappy pics). It’s funny, because I did not plan on eating at only Asian joints,…

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Craftbar NYC

Want to try a taste of Tom Colicchio’s cooking without having to sacrifice your car payment (obviously he will not be doing the actual cooking)? If so Craftbar in Tribeca is a good way to get your feet wet, and you can actually get a decent reservation. I realize the Atlanta outpost didn’t fare so…

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Chai Pani – Indian Flair

I love Decatur, Decatur has many good restaurants, but Decatur is hard to get to, especially coming from the North; I would rather eat at Olive Garden than negotiate traffic on Ponce more than once a month or so. That being said I made an exception the other day to meet a friend for lunch…

Margherita pizza

Don Antonio – Good, Albeit Pricey

Don Antonio popped up in the old STG space a few months back and looks to challenge Antico for neapolitan supremacy. A transplant from New York, DA cooks up several versions of the classic neapolitan style pizza, including a few fried versions. Don’t get me wrong, the pizzas I sampled were good, but at ~$15…

Behold the chicken parm that vanquishes any that came before

The Ultimate Parm

Who doesn’t love homemade melty cheese and marinara sauce smothering a perfectly roasted chicken breast sandwiched between crunchy bread? The chicken parm sandwich gets the royal treat at Parm NYC, which is situated just North of Little Italy (Nolita for the in crowd). Parm opened a few short years back and is a more causal…

Awesome, albeit very small tamales

Tacos on the Run – El Taco Veloz

I continued my spring cheap taco roundup and made my way to El Taco Veloz just south of I-285 on Roswell Rd.; they have multiple locations, but this was the most convenient. WARNING – it looks really sketchy from the outside and their parking lot appears to have been bombed as there are 1-2 feet…

Artic Char Crudo - you need to order this!

Blackbird Chicago

This was the last stop on the Paul Kahan restaurant train and it was probably my favorite; laid back and creative with a very approachable drink and wine list are never a bad way to start. I waned to do the tasting with the wine pairing, but unfortunately after three days of traveling I was…