out of town dining

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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Asheville Beer and Food. Mostly Beer.

November 10, 2014

Just a quick post after a recent trip to Asheville for a work retreat. Our management team had some discussion of potential synergies, thought out of the box about our vision, and had some required “team-building” aka drinking and eating. I’ve spent little time in Asheville, and was stoked to try some spots that have been […]

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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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