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Lunch Time in Atlanta

Ah lunchtime, that break in the middle of the day where running errands and getting out of the office (for most) are priority number one. So many people go for convenience and speed, and sometimes that’s definitely necessary, but if you try a little harder, you can have a great experience. There are a ton…

Spring rolls w/ shrimp, pork herbs and noodles!

Le Fat – Quality Vietnamese on the Westside

I used to drive to Buford Hwy for quality Vietnamese, which, depending on traffic, could be quite a chore. Thanks to Guy Wong and the team at Le Fat, this is no longer necessary upon every craving! The restaurant itself is beautiful and transports its guests to a colonial era Vietnam, complete with a take…

Hickory smoked scallops

La Fia – Wilmington

I found myself in Wilmington, DE recently and was excited to see it tagged as the “murder capital” of the U.S. …good times. I’m sure there are some nice areas of town and the surrounding suburbs, but the downtown area was not one of them; the good times had clearly passed by several decades ago.…

Fish fry complete!

Fish Fry

There is nothing that says summer better than an old fashioned fish fry, especially when you catch the fish that same morning! On a recent trip to Anna Maria, FL, we hit the high seas and came back with 20+ gray and red snapper; there was a also a shark tale, but we couldn’t get…

the most playful dish of the night - Chicharron, radish, cilantro, avocado, hot sauce

Latest NYC Spots

On my most recent trip to NYC, I visited Aldo Sohm Wine Bar…again…but also tried the new-ish Mexican hot spot, Cosme, from world-renowned Chef Enrique Olvera. Aldo Sohm has amazing wine and one of the best wines by the glass menus in the city; the stemware is also top notch. All the servers are trained…

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…