out of town dining

Nose Dive, Bacon Bros., Mekong [Greenville, SC]

July 11, 2014

If you are ever visiting Greenville, SC (and many do, can you just believe how cute the downtown is!) here are three restaurants I feel confident in recommending to you, fellow eater. A year ago I likely wouldn’t have sent you there, but The Nose Dive is really putting out some excellent food and beverage. A gastropub from restauranteur Carl Sobocinski of […]

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Pain Killer

May 30, 2014

Attending a wedding, I spent some time in the US Virgin Islands this past weekend. It was gorgeous and fun and I got sun-burned and drank beach drinks. What drinks, you may ask? Mostly painkillers, an island favorite. For a vacation-ey, coconut drink, most people initially think of the pina colada, which are mostly comprised of coconut cream […]

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Eating Las Vegas 4 [Joel Robuchon, Chada, Carnevino, Cut, BarMasa, Julian Serrano]

May 14, 2014

This year I’ve made two visits to Vegas, both trips for work related conferences, and both times I had friends in town so I could add a little fun to my days of seminars and product pitches. I am not going to describe everything I ate or each locale, but simply offer some lists, photos, and a few thoughts. The […]

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Oct/Nov Gavage [So Ba Ramen, The Ordinary, Xiao Bao Biscuit, Varasano's Airport, Corner Pizza, Park 75]

November 11, 2013

   Some miscellaneous shots from the last few weeks, another in the gavage series, if you will. My work schedule and new father life has been crazy, but a blogger’s gotta eat. I went to Maryland for an engagement party (Eastern shore is drop dead gorgeous in the Fall) and my friend Bill gave me […]

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Japan: Kyoto

November 5, 2013

Kyoto was probably the city I was most excited to visit as a result of my preparations for our Japan trip. From all I read it seemed a beautiful city, steeped in tradition, with fine food and appreciable culture, while offering a relaxed pace not found in a major megalopolis such as Tokyo,  the type […]

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Japan: Osaka

October 31, 2013

This is my first Japan post solely focused on a city. Osaka deserves its own post, because, to put it eloquently, Osaka is the shit. It’s a big city, but not as uptight as Tokyo, and they absolutely love food and having a good time. We stayed in the Dōtonbori area for three nights, which is […]

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Japan: Drinks

October 23, 2013

Drinks in Japan deserved a post of its own, because, well, I had a lot of water, sake, beer, liquor, tea, and coffee on the trip. In the photo above I’m just chillin’, drinking green tea in my ryokan in Kyoto watching sumo, which is sort of a fun viewing, even if not completely understood. Much tea […]

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Japan: Ramen

October 22, 2013

Ramen was the first food I ate in Japan, a couple hours after we landed and took the train from Narita and on up to Shinjuku, home to many of the tallest buildings in Tokyo and many, many businesses. It was later in the evening, and while Katie rested I walked off towards one of […]

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