Ristorante ASO

I’d like to say one more thing about my food adventures in Japan before I get back to our regularly scheduled programming. Well, I’d actually like to say many things, but I’ll try to limit myself to just this one: Ristorante ASO.
I had the wonderful opportunity to dine at this Michelin rated restaurant courtesy of [...]

Back in France

After Japan, I bounced back to the US for a while, then hopped over to France to pay my brother a visit. Don’t let his tiny kitchen fool you, he can still cook up a meal that can impress anyone. (Though he has at time made a few international calls to get my advice!)
Even while [...]

Max’s Coal Oven Pizza

Unless you live in New York, great pizza is pretty hard to come by. Until recently, nothing even approximated good NY-style pizza in Atlanta, GA. But now, that thin, blistery, slightly charred pizza that I crave can easily be found at Max’s Coal Oven Pizza.
Max’s claims Georgia’s only coal-fired pizza oven (capable of producing a [...]

Street Food: Döner Kebab

My “to eat” list whenever I go abroad is always a challenge to complete, but as long as I manage to cross a few off my list, I’m content. This list is usually a mad spattering of foods and always contains some kind of street food. Yesterday’s falafel is a perfect example, but a Döner [...]

L’As du Falafel

Here is another one of those things that you should try while in Paris: a falafel. I know, I know, it’s not the first, tenth, or even hundredth, thing that comes to mind when you think of French cuisine, but L’As du Falafel serves up the best falafel outside of the mid-east (and likely better [...]

Bubar, Barbu, Bu Bar

There is no better way to spend a casual evening in Paris than sipping wines in one of the many wine bars scattered through the city. Bubar is a cozy, hidden wine bar located near the Bastille, and it’s one of my favorites. Packed with old friends and locals in-the-know, the simple bar has a [...]

La Crêperie Bretonne

After missing my opportunity to have crêpes in Nantes, I had to make up for it in Paris. Easy enough to do, some of the best crêpes in Paris can be found at La Crêperie Bretonne near Gare Montparnasse. This little restaurant makes traditional savory galettes and sweet crêpes.
First thing first, order a bottle of [...]

Les Fines Gueules

For those that don’t know: Raw Beef + Raw Egg = Steak Tartare
And you know what, it’s surprisingly good.
I found the restaurant Les Fines Gueules by way of a David Lebovitz post. He asked some Parisian locals to pick their favorite places to eat around town. There are a lot of good recommendations in that [...]

Cheese (at Astier)

Everyone arrives in Paris with a list of foods to try. While things like pastries, breads, chocolate, crêpes, foie gras, and steak frites (the list goes on…) are on most peoples’ list, cheese and wine normally get a spot high up there. I definitely make a point to eat as much cheese as I can [...]

The “Last, But Not Least” Awards

My week in Barcelona was nearly over. A series of late nights and ruthless touring involving walking miles though the city was beginning to take it’s toll. On my last day in town, I wandered through the Gràcia neighborhood (Sagrada Famila, Parc Güell) and came upon a number of interesting places. (Some none-food related things [...]