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Yes Way Jose

There’s two things that are important in this story. One is my lack of travel, and therefore eating, in the middle east. Second, my man crush on Jose Andres due to his gusto and passion in everything he does. Let’s tackle these one-by-one. The middle east, a region that is highly...

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Plus a Beer For the Kitchen

A year ago this week we dropped a bright blue firetruck in the middle of Austin and ordered the entire menu at Odd Duck. Which, as you’ll understand after you scroll through the food porn below, quickly jumped to number 1 on the “Must-Eat-While-in-Austin” list. So, as this...

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All About That Broth, no treble

This is the perfect day for this story. There’s nothing like a hot broth to warm up your insides and kickstart your depressed winter soul as that mercury barely edges past 20 degrees. I am also about to get crazy over my love for Panera Bread. Last time I did something like this it was a KFC...

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Amis • Philadelphia

You can’t beat my family’s family dinner. Now that we’ve set the bar, there are a bunch of restaurants that have recently added a Sunday supper to their menu. I’m talking about the way Italian-Americans have been doing it for years. This I like. Now, if you were proper,...

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Flour+Water • San Francisco

The way I finally ate at the famed, Steve Jobs snubbed, San Fran, rustic jewel of Italian restaurants was not the norm. The reservation is as hard as they come and in this hyper active restaurant scene city that says a lot. I got in by going big and sometimes that’s what needs to be done....

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Le Comptoir du Relais • Paris

It’s been praised by everyone from Anthony Bourdain to the NYTimes. Usually that means it’s over hyped, over crowded and underwhelming. Not because their recommendations were wrong but because the foodie flockers came and destroyed it. ie-Cronuts. Never-the-less, we had to check it out...

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Le Severo • Paris

Steak tartare is a must have when in Paris. In fact, you need to try it at least twice just to make sure you fully grasp the uncooked ground steak, raw egg experience. It’s not for everybody which is why this post isn’t about the steak at all. This post is about the best fries I had the...

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Dersy Bar and Restaurant • Agonda

If you are reading this the day it was posted I am in India. This is NOT what I ate today but what I ate back in 2009 on a day I let India make my itinerary for me. I chose to post this REHEATED today to accent my return to this wonderful country for a very special reason. I am here to participate...

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Philou • Paris

It’s no big secret that we’re not the biggest Paris fans when it comes to food. Why does making that statement publicly make me feel like the Francophile henchmen are going to hunt us down and feed us fois until we admit France’s superior reign in food technique, presentation and...

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Blue Smoke • Manhattan

Dropping into Blue Smoke has become like visiting an old friends house. Besides Danny’s unique brand of hospitality and the frequency I’ve visited in the last decade, the place has a smell. You know that friend you had who’s house has had a unique smell? Maybe it was what detergent...

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Bangalore • Buenos Aires

When you’re in Argentina the last thing you think you’ll eat is a curried leg of lamb. On the fringe of Palermo-Hollywood is an out of place bar named Bangalore. Downstairs you get beers and burgers but upstairs in a semi-secret loft perched above the bar the menu is completely...

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Desnivel • Buenos Aires

Maybe the thickest flank steak I’ve ever had. Nice shot of my over stuffed belly too. Plan your first dinner in BA to be at Desnivel. In the heart of San Telmo, it’s a nice introduction to a parilla without breaking the bank or getting to posh. All the cuts of meat are here but we think...

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Rio Alba • Buenos Aires

This week kicks us dropping a whole lot of Argentine meat on you for the next few Fridays. As we continue to post some of our favorite meals that never saw their proper blog post glory (The Reheated Project), our BA trip has a myriad of gems that will make your stomach ache for large slabs of...

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Parm • Manhattan

You go to Parm for something with melted cheese on it just as it’s namesake, and virtually any New York food press, will tell you. This is true. The eggplant parm is the best we’ve ever had. This in no way shuns the veal and chicken versions. (We prefer to skip the meatball parm. Italian...

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Bread and Water

Sometimes bread and water is all you need. Ok, perform the water-to-wine trick and now we’re set. The simple things are often the most rewarding. At a recent trip to Flour+Water (which I will post about in more detail later) I was reminded of this simple fact. It inspires my personal cooking...

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Pasta Touring

I realized I’ve had quite a few great bowls of pasta lately. I thought I’d take a moment and share some of the best in this quickie food porn post. I’ll try and do more of these as I turn my Instagram obsession back towards this blog. That damn app is like candy rigatoni. You just...