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…

Nana G's - I love their truck, and yes there is an actual Nana and it's a secret family recipe!

Nana G’s Chicken & Waffles

All of their waffles are stuffed with bacon…all of their waffles are stuffed with bacon; oh dear lord! Nana G’s burst onto the food truck scene in January with their decadent flavor combinations and health food be damned mentality… and it’s working. The Hollcroft brothers hatched their idea for the truck last year and instantly…

Fra Diavolo – Devil’s Chicken

As most readers of my recipes know I love spicy dishes that have unique twists and this one is no exception. This recipe was adapted from the folks at Torissi Italian Specialties in NYC; if you haven’t heard of it yet, it’s only one of the hottest new spots in Manhattan and a definite must…

Chicken Yakitori w/Chimichurri & Chipotle Honey

If you have never brined chicken, then you will be in for a treat with this recipe! Brining chicken or pork adds tons of flavor and keeps the bird and/or pig juicy; it almost makes cooking chicken idiot proof from the risk of a dry bird. The two sauces that go with this dish also…

Chicken Thighs w/ Grilled Corn Salsa

This is a simple yet elegant dish with incredible flavor and color; perfect for a Spring evening with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc! Serves 4 Ingredients: 4 chicken thighs – skinned and fat trimmed (preferably on the bone) 2 ears of fresh yellow corn 1 avocado, chopped 1 heirloom tomato, chopped ½ red onion, chopped…