Two restaurants in Barcelona that deserve praise for their fantastic seafood are El Caballito Blanco and Botafumeiro.
El Caballito Blanco
Though the food at El Caballito Blanco was outstanding, but I almost didn’t eat there. Upon entering, I hesitated. The generic stock-art on the faux wood paneled walls and harsh fluorescent lighting did not make for the [...]
Perhaps… A few years ago Mark Bittman claimed to have eaten the best sandwich ever off La Rambla in Barcelona. Naturally, I made it a point to stop by this easily overlooked cafe just past La Boqueria.
I found an open stool around the counter and ordered my lunch, a flauta d’iberico d.o. jabugo and a [...]
My first night in Barcelona I had to get my hands on some pintxos (or pinchos if you prefer Spanish). These are essentially a style of Basque tapas served on bread. Most bars that serve pintxos have plates lined up along the counter with small toasts topped with a dizzying array of flavorful treats. Many [...]
Don’t let the title of this post fool you, this was the best paella I have ever eaten. The adjective ‘transcendent’ comes to mind. It was so good it shattered all my hopes to replicate it at home.
A few weeks ago, I had glorious plans that upon my return from Valencia I would wow my [...]
Wandering around Nantes at 11:00PM on Sunday looking for dinner was not the best idea. I had originally intended to go to La Creperie Jaune for a few crepes, but it was closing for the night. Along with nearly every other restaurant.
After being tipped off to this one place that might still be serving, le [...]
Sticky Fingers is a barbecue chain that was started outside of Charleston by three high school friends in 1992. Originally focusing on bringing Memphis style barbecue to the Charleston area, they have since added chicken wings, side dishes and desserts to their pulled pork and rib beginnings. Since 1992, there has been enough demand for [...]
Normally I’m not the biggest fan of fast food joints… But when they are feeding me for free, I won’t really complain. So those of you looking for a free lunch, there is such a thing.
Get a free sub at Quizno’s.
And a free Roast Burger with drink purchase at Arby’s.
In the mood for some French comfort food? Look no further than Café Henri in New York’s West Village.
It’s a small and inviting café with about a dozen closely spaced tables. The cute, simple etching of Henri, the owner’s dog, on the glass window and the warm colors used inside help set the tone.
The food [...]
Alta in New York’s West Village is an amazing not-quite-standard-tapas restaurant. Upon entering, you walk past a long bar leading to the dining area where you can pause to enjoy an aperitif while waiting for your table.
The dining area is a two story affair, with the second as an open area looking down. The [...]