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Rib Roast aka “Prime Rib”

I haven’t posted a recipe in while but I have been cooking and am planning to unleash a slew of my experiments in the coming weeks. In the meantime I wanted to share this simple prime rib recipe I made over the holidays; it literally takes less then 10 minutes of active time and is…

Tacos

$0.99 Tacos & More!

$0.99 tacos in the back of a Mexican grocery store…do I need to say more? Taqueria Real de la Villa is in a strip mall across from Tasty China and serves up some amazing tacos…from stewed goat to carne asada. They also serve up tortas ( with great bread), plates and some ridiculous chicharonnes. While…

Wow

Stem Wine Bar – Another Reason to Embrace the OTP

If you’ve ever tried to find a decent drinking establishment north of Atlanta, and particularly in East Cobb, you know the pickings are slim at best unless you’re looking for domestic beer or well drinks…Countless OTPers for years were forced to drive into town or hang out at an overcrowded restaurant bar where you may…

Glistening pork plate; love the Texas toast on the bottom just soaking up the goodness!

BBQ Roundup

I recently paid a visit to two of the newer BBQ joints to open up in the metro and came away with mixed emotions. Both Smoke Ring (Castleberry Hill) and Righteous BBQ (Marietta/East Cobb) received favorable first impressions from several legitimate sources so I figured that was enough for me to hop back on the…

Salmon trio...sounds like a dish at Applebees...

Salmon Tasting – Smoked, Poached & Raw

I love salmon in almost any form, as long as it’s fresh. This recipe combines three techniques (smoking, poaching and raw) and two ways to finish them. The first of which is a salmon rillette inspired from a dish I had at Le Bernardin in NYC and the second is a deconstructed version so each…

Assorted nigiri

Hoki – Tomo Replacement in Vinings

Hoki opened earlier this year in the spot vacated by Tomo, and aside from the name on the awning, not much is different, and that’s a good thing; the quality of the fish, consistent service and engaging sushi chefs remain. On my two visits I sampled a few of their nigiri options, uni, some rolls…

Sunset in Singapore; I love this picture!

36 Hours in Singapore

36 hours may seem like an awfully short time to visit a city that’s in a different hemisphere (and takes over 20 hours to reach from the East coast), but my “adventures” are usually less than 24 hours so I considered this a luxury… I had three food related goals to accomplish, so after arriving…

Pork dumplings - perfect thickness on the dough

Sobban – Korean Southern Mash-Up

Much has already been said about Sobban, the new offering from the team at Heirloom Market BBQ, and while I agree with some of it, most of the items we tried were very good and not too sweet or salty. Located on a desolate strip of Clairmont in Decatur, Sobban tweaks classic southern dishes with…

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Secret Sushi – Kakutou Tokyo

Oh Tokyo, how can anyone attempt to describe how unique and different you are; buttoned up and formal by day, balls out at night. In my brief trip I saw a lot of crazy things (Robot Show Restaurant, Geisha girls, strange themed bars, bad behavior by gentlemen, etc) but the best experience, and the one…

Interior shot - cool artwork...worship the bao

Yum Bunz

Do you like dainty buns filled with meat, kimchi and dumplings in a fast casual setting; if so Yum Bunz is for you! ¬†Plenty has been written about the buns (once prebought and possibly frozen) and the “concept” itself so I’ll stick to the actual food and experience, because that’s all I give a shit…