Mahi tacos

Dining Guide for Anna Maria

Anna Maria, FL is a sleepy little beach town off the coast of Sarasota and is on the same island as Long Boat Key and Bradenton Beach. The beaches are full of white sand, the water is crystal clear, and best of all, the dining establishments are all local. Be warned however, as there is…

Steak salad...medium rare of course!

American Food & Beverage

Buckhead Atlanta continues to fill out it’s retail holes, but shoppers already have plenty of dining options. One of the best among them is American Food & Beverage. Situated at the corner of North Fulton and Buckhead Ave, American Food & Beverage is serving up eclectic american southern fare utilizing fresh ingredients from local farmers…as…

Chef Todd Richards newly appointed at White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails in Downtown Atlanta

2015 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

The 2015 Atlanta Food and Wine Festival wrapped up another successful run last Sunday, and with the exception of the monsoon on Sunday, it was a glowing success. The event does a great job of bringing a diverse group of chefs and culinary talent from across the southeast to educate and entertain its patrons. This…

Octopus "pastrami" w/ braised ham hock, pommery mustard, new potatoes

Batard NYC

Fine dining at a reasonable price in New York City? This concept seems rather foreign, especially when you consider the amount of places that have popped up over the last several years offering prix fixe options starting at $100+! Batard opened with tons of fanfare last year, but one of the most unique, and thoughtful…

Close up of the duck pate; I could have eaten a quart of this.

Lunch Time at Cockentrice!

Do you like mortadella, culatello, pate, and terrine; how about some awesome cheeses? If so, the slimmed down lunch menu at Cockentrice is the spot for you! Cockentrice opened for lunch a few weeks back, (mid April) and as long as you like bahn mi and charcuterie then you will have a blast…because as of last…

Final dish

Cured Salmon w/ Togarashi Salmon Skin

I have been on a serious salmon kick lately, but only at home. I find most restaurants tend to overcook it or over season it. This is a quick cure recipe I adapted a few weeks back…30 minutes max…and it’s really tasty and impressive to guests, but it is spicy so be warned. Ingredients 1/2…

Warm glow of the Little Park menu

Little Park NYC – Seasonal Gem

Another gem from Chef Andrew Carmellini; Little Park highlights seasonal ingredients in a wide variety of playful dishes, including several vegetable plates that are absolute stunners. Set to the left of the lobby of the new Symth Hotel in Tribeca, Little Park is a great addition to the neighborhood. The menu is separated into five…

View from one of the back wall crescent booths

Restaurant Eugene – Still the Best Game in Town

For fine dining in Atlanta there’s Restaurant Eugene, and then there’s everything else…which is less than three spots. Chef Linton Hopkins has maintained the highest level of service, food quality and ambiance at this quaint Buckhead location for over 10 years, and they continue to stay relevant and receive national recognition. When people ask for…

Baby squid

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…