review: that sugar bomb…

Ring Ring Le Bec Fin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Four years ago, I couldn’t hear my food the music was so loud. Stiff, stilted, out-dated, and aloof, the food and service on my first visit to Georges Perrier’s vaunted Le Bec Fin in Philadelphia had me vowing never to return. But I’m a firm believer in second, […]

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review: that sugar bomb…

Ring Ring Le Bec Fin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Four years ago, I couldn’t hear my food the music was so loud. Stiff, stilted, out-dated, and aloof, the food and service on my first visit to Georges Perrier’s vaunted Le Bec Fin in Philadelphia had me vowing never to return. But I’m a firm believer in second, […]

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review: hot tamale…

Lanny’s Alta Cocina Mexicana Ft. Worth, Texas “Go,” they urged. Everyone I talked to about my trip to Dallas told me to go to Lanny’s Alta Cocina Mexciana. It would be worth the detour to Fort Worth. A slight mishap from outdated directions from a major online orienteering guide aside (they need to do a […]

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review: hot tamale…

Lanny’s Alta Cocina Mexicana Ft. Worth, Texas “Go,” they urged. Everyone I talked to about my trip to Dallas told me to go to Lanny’s Alta Cocina Mexciana. It would be worth the detour to Fort Worth. A slight mishap from outdated directions from a major online orienteering guide aside (they need to do a […]

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gelato boy gone wild…

Capogiro Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Capogiro, a gelateria in Philadelphia, needs to have an accompanying 12-step recovery program. Well, actually, that would be stupid of them. They make money off of addicts like me. Ever since I took my first taste of Capogiro’s ethereally smooth and almost froth-like gelato, I was hooked. At first, it was innocent, […]

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gelato boy gone wild…

Capogiro Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Capogiro, a gelateria in Philadelphia, needs to have an accompanying 12-step recovery program. Well, actually, that would be stupid of them. They make money off of addicts like me. Ever since I took my first taste of Capogiro’s ethereally smooth and almost froth-like gelato, I was hooked. At first, it was innocent, […]

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primates on carbs…

Doughmonkey Dallas, Texas There’s a little store in Dallas tucked amongst the eclectic mix of retail and restaurants in Snider Plaza that I was told not to miss on my recent trip down to Texas. It’s called Doughmonkey and its playful mascot, which resembles a Paul Frank creation more than a confection, belies its rather […]

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primates on carbs…

Doughmonkey Dallas, Texas There’s a little store in Dallas tucked amongst the eclectic mix of retail and restaurants in Snider Plaza that I was told not to miss on my recent trip down to Texas. It’s called Doughmonkey and its playful mascot, which resembles a Paul Frank creation more than a confection, belies its rather […]

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review: class act…

Salmon Cornets per se, New York I bet you know what this picture heralds. Was it was transcendent? No. Was it life-altering? No. But, everything was technically flawless, which is more than I can say for my previous meals at both per se, which I visited in 2006 and The French Laundry, which I visited […]

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review: class act…

Salmon Cornets per se, New York I bet you know what this picture heralds. Was it was transcendent? No. Was it life-altering? No. But, everything was technically flawless, which is more than I can say for my previous meals at both per se, which I visited in 2006 and The French Laundry, which I visited […]

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review: blanc burger + bottles…

Boulevard Pale Ale Onion Rings blanc burgers + bottles I had anticipated its opening back in March, and positive press and word of mouth in the subsequent months only intensifed my hungry curiosity. Over a recent weekend I descended upon blanc burgers + bottles not once, but twice. The first night, the tiny Westport burger […]

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review: blanc burger + bottles…

Boulevard Pale Ale Onion Rings blanc burgers + bottles I had anticipated its opening back in March, and positive press and word of mouth in the subsequent months only intensifed my hungry curiosity. Over a recent weekend I descended upon blanc burgers + bottles not once, but twice. The first night, the tiny Westport burger […]

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review: chefburger…

“Turkey Burger,” chefBURGER Interestingly, I was eating with pescatarians on my first visit to chefBURGER (which I first blogged about in March), and so I played along. Two of us got the two vegetarian burgers – the Black Bean Burger ($6.99) and the Crispy Falafel Burger ($6.99). One of us got the Ahi Tuna Burger […]

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review: chefburger…

“Turkey Burger,” chefBURGER Interestingly, I was eating with pescatarians on my first visit to chefBURGER (which I first blogged about in March), and so I played along. Two of us got the two vegetarian burgers – the Black Bean Burger ($6.99) and the Crispy Falafel Burger ($6.99). One of us got the Ahi Tuna Burger […]

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review: eclipse…

Eleven Madison Park Last time, the earth stood still. This time, my meal at Eleven Madison Park was a total eclipse. Neither the sun nor moon disappeared. But, for the five blissful hours that my hosts and I dined, it seemed as if the whole world’s attention had been diverted to our table. Eleven Madison […]

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review: eclipse…

Eleven Madison Park Last time, the earth stood still. This time, my meal at Eleven Madison Park was a total eclipse. Neither the sun nor moon disappeared. But, for the five blissful hours that my hosts and I dined, it seemed as if the whole world’s attention had been diverted to our table. Eleven Madison […]

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travel: a spandex week…

A Spandex Week It all began two minutes off the jetway at LaGuardia on the way to baggage claim. A text message popped up: “Where R U? Shke Shck ice crm of day = cffee + dnuts.” Me: “B rght there!” And thus kicked off what would become my most gluttonous run at New York […]

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travel: a spandex week…

A Spandex Week It all began two minutes off the jetway at LaGuardia on the way to baggage claim. A text message popped up: “Where R U? Shke Shck ice crm of day = cffee + dnuts.” Me: “B rght there!” And thus kicked off what would become my most gluttonous run at New York […]

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review: collective swoon…

Over the past couple of years, I’ve witnessed married women, single women, young girls, gay men, grandmothers, and pets *swoon* at the sight, mention, thought, hint of Johnny Iuzzini. And, it’s usually accompanied by one collective and synchronized *eye roll* from husbands, boyfriends, and granddads (and me) nearby. Johnny Iuzzini Photos courtesy of Johnny Iuzzini […]

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review: collective swoon…

Over the past couple of years, I’ve witnessed married women, single women, young girls, gay men, grandmothers, and pets *swoon* at the sight, mention, thought, hint of Johnny Iuzzini. And, it’s usually accompanied by one collective and synchronized *eye roll* from husbands, boyfriends, and granddads (and me) nearby. Johnny Iuzzini Photos courtesy of Johnny Iuzzini […]

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