Archive for the ‘Restaurant Reviews’ Category

While in the Blue Ridge Mountains last week, we met a fisherman, named Bubba, who happened to be one of the most prominent fishing guides in the region. After spending a considerable amount of time teaching us about the beauty of fly fishing (spending hours on the water surrounded by nothing but stillness, silence, and […]

Last weekend I finally got the chance to dine at A16 in San Francisco (where I have been dying to go since it first opened)… and the experience was well worth the wait. For starters, the restaurant is located in the Marina district, a very lively and boisterous area with a view of the sailboats […]

This past weekend I lunched with friends at Gjelina in Venice Beach. This little oasis on Abbot Kinney Blvd, though known for its celebrity sightings, comes through with incredible food at a reasonable price.. all in an exotically beachy setting. The interior of the restaurant is very chic and trendy with several tall communal tables […]

So much food, so little time.  Here were some of the highlights from the weekend: Momofuku Ssäm (NY) Steamed buns with pork belly, hoisin, cucumbers, and scallions BBQ rib sandwich (from Newman’s Farm, MO) with red onion slaw Cavatelli with pig’s head, baby corn, cotija cheese Benton’s smoky mountain country ham (from Madisonville, TN) Fuji […]

We spent a long weekend in Portland and the Willamette Valley enjoying great food and wine. It was a bit rainy but relatively warm compared with the usual winter temperatures there this time of year. We tasted wine in the Amity region one day and in Dundee the next. The consensus among our group of […]

Let me preface this post by saying, if you haven’t been, go. Go now. Go for cocktails on a Tuesday night. Go for dinner with your best friend. Go for brunch with your parents. Go to cuddle up by the fire with your favorite book. Just go, and don’t tell anyone you’re going. The Tabard […]

In today’s times, when more people are paying attention to the social, political, and environmental impacts of their actions, the long-lived tradition of eating delicacies that weigh on one’s ethical and moral conscience is fading fast, and being replaced by more principled substitutes. One perfect example is foie gras. Foie gras is made of the […]