dining out

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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Pizzeria Bianco | Little Miss BBQ | Cowboy Ciao [Phoenix, AZ]

December 17, 2014

Phoenix, Arizona. I’d never been. I’m not sure I had even entered the state…maybe when I drove cross country and visited the Four Corners my feet stomped the arid dirt for a minute, but that’s about it. When I learned I’d be going there to discuss profitability tactics in the distribution industry (I’m a killer in […]

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The Don

November 30, 2014

Last week I visited Craft Izakaya again with friends, and we finished our excellent sushi bar meal by asking Chef Jason Liang if he would put together a donburi (rice bowl) for us, comprised of whatever he was feeling. A rice bowl is a comforting ending to any sushi meal (I also enjoy a well done tekka maki to […]

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Krog Street Market Is Sort of Open / Fred’s Meat & Bread

November 25, 2014

Yesterday marked “day one” of Krog Street Market. Never mind that Craft Izakaya and The Luminary have been open for months, and that most of the food stalls are not open yet. But I guess the first of the stalls have begun serving customers, so I was there, day two, ready to eat. Pretty much […]

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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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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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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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