review: eating off the marble pass…

Do you remember that television show “Thirtysomething?” I was like ten years-old when it was in syndication, and I thought it was about old people. Now, I’m one of them. Recently, I crossed that border from being young and irresponsible, to being older and irresponsible: I turned 30. In anticipation of this momentous occasion, I […]

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review: eating off the marble pass…

Do you remember that television show “Thirtysomething?” I was like ten years-old when it was in syndication, and I thought it was about old people. Now, I’m one of them. Recently, I crossed that border from being young and irresponsible, to being older and irresponsible: I turned 30. In anticipation of this momentous occasion, I […]

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best dishes of 2007…

2007 saw a noticeable change in food trends. Our nation’s culinary drivers began to consciously steer us away from fine dining and toward casual fare. This de-emphasis on luxury in favor of the humble meant that caviar and foie gras became out-paced by brussels sprouts and short ribs; the fascination and wonder with molecular gastronomy […]

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best dishes of 2007…

2007 saw a noticeable change in food trends. Our nation’s culinary drivers began to consciously steer us away from fine dining and toward casual fare. This de-emphasis on luxury in favor of the humble meant that caviar and foie gras became out-paced by brussels sprouts and short ribs; the fascination and wonder with molecular gastronomy […]

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review: genuine food, genuine drink…

Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink I was pleased to spy Chef Michael Schwartz as my table was seated to dinner recently at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, the trendy new eat place in Miami’s heretofore rather quiet, but apparently up-and-coming, Design District. Michael Schwartz recently garnered a bit of press as […]

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review: genuine food, genuine drink…

Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink I was pleased to spy Chef Michael Schwartz as my table was seated to dinner recently at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, the trendy new eat place in Miami’s heretofore rather quiet, but apparently up-and-coming, Design District. Michael Schwartz recently garnered a bit of press as […]

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review: meanwhile, back at the ranch…

Blue Hill at Stone Barns ulterior epicure Blue Hill at Stone Barns (Photographs of this meal can be found on my flickr account.) Moments and reminders of how humans ought to live are, in our world, scarce. Having grown up on the prairie plains of the Midwest amidst fields of corn, wheat and cattle, there […]

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review: meanwhile, back at the ranch…

Blue Hill at Stone Barns ulterior epicure Blue Hill at Stone Barns (Photographs of this meal can be found on my flickr account.) Moments and reminders of how humans ought to live are, in our world, scarce. Having grown up on the prairie plains of the Midwest amidst fields of corn, wheat and cattle, there […]

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review: a tale of two tasting menus

3rd Course: Pan-Seared Dorade Fleur de Sel To see all of the photos from this meal, click here. My recent lunch at the 1 Michelin-starred Fleur de Sel was a tale of two tasting menus.  my guest and I both ordered the five-course lunch prixe fixe.  With the exception of the canape and cheese course, each course […]

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review: a tale of two tasting menus

3rd Course: Pan-Seared Dorade Fleur de Sel To see all of the photos from this meal, click here. My recent lunch at the 1 Michelin-starred Fleur de Sel was a tale of two tasting menus.  my guest and I both ordered the five-course lunch prixe fixe.  With the exception of the canape and cheese course, each course […]

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review: potential realized…

3rd Course: Wagyu Tartare I haven’t done a formal restaurant review in a long time.  Here’s one of my now-favorite restraurants re-reviewed.  bluestem (at least 10 visits)  Since my first visit to bluestem in May of 2005, I have had the pleasure of returning many times – especially now that I’ve moved back to Kansas City. Nearly two years ago, I described […]

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review: potential realized…

3rd Course: Wagyu Tartare I haven’t done a formal restaurant review in a long time.  Here’s one of my now-favorite restraurants re-reviewed.  bluestem (at least 10 visits)  Since my first visit to bluestem in May of 2005, I have had the pleasure of returning many times – especially now that I’ve moved back to Kansas City. Nearly two years ago, I described […]

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best dishes of 2006…

#10: Hot Potato at alinea Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. From a second visit to the newly named number one restaurant in the U.S., Alinea (according to Gourmet Magazine), to snacking from street vendors in China, I’ve had a pretty amazing year of eating.  I visited Jean Georges on two continents, Thomas Keller on both coasts, […]

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best dishes of 2006…

#10: Hot Potato at alinea Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. From a second visit to the newly named number one restaurant in the U.S., Alinea (according to Gourmet Magazine), to snacking from street vendors in China, I’ve had a pretty amazing year of eating.  I visited Jean Georges on two continents, Thomas Keller on both coasts, […]

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review: unapologetically unfussy…

Chez Panisse (one visit May, 2006) *Pictures can be seen on flickr* Out of the five spectacular restaurants that I visited on my eating tour of the San Francisco Bay area and Napa Valley last month, I have decided to review Chez Panisse, the Restaurant (not the Café), first. (The other four were Manresa, The […]

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review: unapologetically unfussy…

Chez Panisse (one visit May, 2006) *Pictures can be seen on flickr* Out of the five spectacular restaurants that I visited on my eating tour of the San Francisco Bay area and Napa Valley last month, I have decided to review Chez Panisse, the Restaurant (not the Café), first. (The other four were Manresa, The […]

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tying up loose ends…

So, my time in the little town of Ann Arbor has finally come to an end. Tomorrow, I pack up and head out to the big shiny Bay and lush Valley that is my next food adventure. …but, before I leave, I want to tie up some loose ends up regarding the eats in this […]

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tying up loose ends…

So, my time in the little town of Ann Arbor has finally come to an end. Tomorrow, I pack up and head out to the big shiny Bay and lush Valley that is my next food adventure. …but, before I leave, I want to tie up some loose ends up regarding the eats in this […]

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best dishes of 2005…

Best Dishes of 2005 Click on any of the photos to see all of the Best Dishes of 2005 Wild wood strawberrys, Nicoise olives, basil chiffonade, & basil ice cream at Mosconi. Luxembourg. Click on any of the photos to see all of the Best Dishes of 2005. My gosh does time fly… It’s been […]

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best dishes of 2005…

Best Dishes of 2005 Click on any of the photos to see all of the Best Dishes of 2005 Wild wood strawberrys, Nicoise olives, basil chiffonade, & basil ice cream at Mosconi. Luxembourg. Click on any of the photos to see all of the Best Dishes of 2005. My gosh does time fly… It’s been […]

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