favorites of 2020: the restaurant edition…

There were no days of Christmas at The Restaurant at Meadowood, which tragically burned in the Napa Glass Fire in October; no late night oyster roasts at Palmetto Bluff in November. Both had been annual fixtures on my calendar for a decade. Gavin Kaysen’s long-awaited revival of the Synergy Series at Spoon & Stable in […]

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favorites of 2020: the restaurant edition…

There were no days of Christmas at The Restaurant at Meadowood, which tragically burned in the Napa Glass Fire in October; no late night oyster roasts at Palmetto Bluff in November. Both had been annual fixtures on my calendar for a decade. Gavin Kaysen’s long-awaited revival of the Synergy Series at Spoon & Stable in […]

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the shooting star heard around the foodie world…

Whoever coined the phrase, “the pen is mightier than the sword,” must have been a food critic, or a chef. Although the papers have not yet gone to press, the almighty Frank Bruni, Food Critic for the New York Times has just shook the food world’s skies with his latest review: “In Air So Rarefied, […]

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the shooting star heard around the foodie world…

Whoever coined the phrase, “the pen is mightier than the sword,” must have been a food critic, or a chef. Although the papers have not yet gone to press, the almighty Frank Bruni, Food Critic for the New York Times has just shook the food world’s skies with his latest review: “In Air So Rarefied, […]

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walking and chewing gum…

I have never (knock on wood) been caught violating the traffic laws. This is partly due to my better-than-average driving skills; but this story makes me think twice about renting a car in England! “At Least She Was Eating Healthy” A Reuters story this week reported that police in Tyneside, England, called in a spotter […]

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walking and chewing gum…

I have never (knock on wood) been caught violating the traffic laws. This is partly due to my better-than-average driving skills; but this story makes me think twice about renting a car in England! “At Least She Was Eating Healthy” A Reuters story this week reported that police in Tyneside, England, called in a spotter […]

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amuse…

Like any good amuse, i hope this post serves to “tease the palate” for the good things (i hope you find them to be good) to come. So, why the “Ulterior Epicure?” Well, ulterior because I choose to remain under a veil of anonymity.* For the purposes of this blog, what I do for a […]

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amuse…

Like any good amuse, i hope this post serves to “tease the palate” for the good things (i hope you find them to be good) to come. So, why the “Ulterior Epicure?” Well, ulterior because I choose to remain under a veil of anonymity.* For the purposes of this blog, what I do for a […]

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