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How BBQ is like Sushi

December 19, 2014

As I wrote this week’s post about Little Miss BBQ in Phoenix, it occured to me that BBQ and sushi have something in common and I think it contributes greatly to why I love both experiences. At Little Miss we arrived late in the BBQ day (which at hot spots means you weren’t in line before they opened) and we ended […]

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Ribalta Pizza (midtown)

November 24, 2014

It’s interesting how much marketing matters. Take Ribalta, the relatively unknown pizza restaurant in Midtown, which replaced Piola, a generally accepted yet unloved pizza place from the same ownership group.  I read about Ribalta in AJC and it looked solid – there’s a lot of good pizza out there these days, and I’m happy to try it. But the AJC article read like […]

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Cooking Serious Eats – Chicken Chili, Green Chile Chicken

November 17, 2014

It’s no secret that I love cooking recipes from Serious Eats, particularly those from Kenji and his Food Lab. I constantly file them away in Evernote (so I can tag them) and search for them based on my mood or the season. Recently Kenji posted a creamy chicken chili recipe and I made it nearly immediately. […]

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General Muir Sandwiches

October 28, 2014

The sandwiches at The General Muir are what I’m currently craving, so here are photos so you may endure the hunger torture I’m dealing with at the moment. I love a breakfast sandwich. The General Muir’s pastrami and egg sandwich is just so frickin’ satisfying – it’s the tops for me. Thick, spicy pastrami, a dripping soft egg, and oozing excess of American […]

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Smoked Brisket Packer

October 23, 2014

I MADE THE ABOVE Lately I’ve been on a BBQ brisket tear – can’t get enough of it. I can’t recall the last time I ordered pork shoulder at a BBQ temple. Ribs and brisket – those are the two pillars of my smoked meat dreams. I’ve been reading a lot about brisket, as I leave for […]

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Lusca Lunch

October 4, 2014

Lusca has been open for lunch for a month or so now in South Buckhead, and was my recent pick for a guy-guy date lunch. I thoroughly enjoyed it, though it’s too expensive for regular lunch visits. With a glass of wine, splitting three dishes and a vegetable side, it was about $45 for my share of it. […]

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Shake Shack

September 30, 2014

Having never been to a Shake Shack, yes, I was that guy that visited a restaurant within a few hours of opening. It’s a poor move for those expecting to find a restaurant in their groove, but this is fast food we’re talking about. Besides, I’ve been reading about Shake Shack for as long as […]

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Octopus Bar Shoyu Ramen (aka Do You Really Want to Know About Some Gangsta Shit?)

September 29, 2014

This post doesn’t have any food photos I took, but it’s about shoyu ramen and let’s just say it looks something like this. I ate it at Octopus Bar after the Outkast concert Saturday night which looked like this (I did take this photo.) The show was everything I wanted it to be, and they played […]

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