Brian Little’s Little Diner is the best breakfast restaurant in Vail, Colorado
Franklin Barbecue – For the Brisket (Only), It’s Worth the Wait
This is not an “I hate Aaron Franklin” post. I like the guy. I have both of his books, first edition, day of publication. I’ve watched his whole series on PBS. I’ve watched his Masterclass. He’s a cool, smart dude. This is also not an “I hate the wait at Franklin” post. Truly it is…
Austin’s Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ is the King of the World When it Comes to Brisket Tacos
Pulling up on that crunchy gravel lot, there will already be a line in front of Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ in Austin, Texas. And you’ll probably say to yourself, do I really want to stand in line at yet another Austin food truck, especially this early in the morning on a Saturday? Don’t fool yourself….
Loro Austin is a Gorgeous Spot to Grab a Cocktail and a Tasty Bite
Loro Austin is gorgeous. Created by James Beard Award winners, Chef Tyson Cole of Uchi and Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue, Loro Austin’s beautiful architecture floods the open space with sunlight. And it has great seating throughout. Barstools up front at the bar, tables, benches and booths on the wall. This place was well thought out.
Taqueria Azteca Makes the Best Tacos in Central Arkansas
Taqueria Azteca is my favorite place for tacos in Central Arkansas. (They have two spots, one in Maumelle and one in Benton.) They’re as authentico as I imagine they get, and certainly bring me back to those terrific taco places I’ve eaten at in Mexico.
Get the Fried Chicken and a Slice of Pie at Jestine’s Kitchen in Charleston, S.C.
There’s a special place in my heart for a Meat-n-Three, and Jestine’s Kitchen in Charleston, South Carolina is doing it right. It was hot as Blazes the day I came by, and the sweet greeting I received at the door was just as sweet as this frosty, cool sweet tea that came right quick. It…
Austin’s Uncle Nicky’s Italian Specialties is My Choice for Bombolini
Austin has a beautiful little Italian bakery called Uncle Nicky’s Italian Specialties. I fell in love with this place pretty quickly. It’s run by three guys who know their way around Italian pastries, putting together beautiful homemade pastries, all for a very fair price.
Austin’s The Switch BBQ Switches Up the Standards With Some Interesting New Twists
The Switch BBQ has certainly switched up your traditional barbecue standards with some interesting twists. Take this spin on chicken fried steak, which has a dark, spicy and peppery pan gravy:
Sweet Things Abound at Austin’s Sour Duck Market
I have a few guys that I get together with a couple times a year to do a food journey. We pick a city and three handfuls of restaurants and try to hit all of them in three days. This fall we picked Austin, and started things off gently with a nice visit to Sour…
What is the Food Like on Carnival Cruise Ships?
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to dine aboard ship on the Carnival Cruise Line? In this perfectly long post, I’ll walk you through two years of terrific meals on board the Carnival Dream. The Dream is one of Carnival’s largest ships, so the offerings here will give you a good idea of what…
Spectacular Food and Service Abound at Table 28’s Vegan Nights
About once a quarter, Chef Scott Rains, an avid fisherman who makes what I believe to be the best foie gras and bone marrow in the city, turns his focus to vegetables, hosting a short series of vegan nights. They’re spectacular. Flavorful, creative, and well-priced at $40 per three-course meal, you’ll never miss the meat….
Taylor’s Steakhouse in Dumas Makes The Best Dry Aged Steaks I’ve Ever Had
If you’ve followed my blog for long, you know that I have a thing for steaks. Indeed, I’ve even dry aged my own steaks for 55 days. But tonight was a first. Tonight I had a 120-day Iowa ribeye, lovingly aged by Chuck Taylor in his gorgeous steak cave. I cannot recall a better steak…