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72 Hours in Maine

It’s a bit ridiculous that I’ve been living on the east coast of the United States for almost four decades and I have not explored the coastal towns of Maine. The legendary fresh Maine lobster lobster pounds are only part of why I decided to make this solo drive up to the pine tree...

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92 Hours in Chicago

A few weeks ago I needed to jump over to Chicago for a good friends 30+ dude bachelor party. Unsure of how the impending antics and debouchery would impact my eating hitlist, I decided arriving a couple days early for a great food tour of chicago would ensure I checked a few boxes off my growing...

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Puking in New Orleans at 40

“They’re firah baals”, one of my new Louisiana friends yelled over the 80’s cover band deep in Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar on Me”. The 9 of us downed the cinnamon whisky shot, made the obligatory wrinkle face and got back to the slam dancing. I...

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Metropole • Cincinnati

  This week marks the launch of a campaign that’s been in the making for over a year. In that year I’ve become quite familiar with Cincinnati. There’s a lot of  Tasty that’s popping up all over town but my first trip still marks one of my favorite spots and killer...

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Prepping for Columbus Day

This week I was in San Francisco. Amidst the work and regularly planned tasty I was able to squeak in a visit to a place where dreams are made. Perhaps better said, a place where dreams are cased up, aged, hung dry, intensified and then sliced for your eating pleasure. It’s no secret I am...

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Lunch In A Whore House

Skagway Alaska is a small town that looks like a scene from the old west. If you took out the few roads that make up the town and put in dirt with some tumble weed I think I would have to bring my 6 shooter to go get some lunch. After walking through the town in about 5 minutes I ended up at the Red...

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Alaska Burger

On my last contract on the ship a buddy and I were talking about the best burgers we’ve had. He mentioned to look for a burger in Ketchikan Alaska called Burger Queen. Now I am on the Volendam and the beginning of my contract is in Alaska and I finally made it there. Ketchikan is a small little...

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8oz Burger Bar(gain)

So if my last LA post was the LA I love to mock, this is the LA I love to miss. I was in Hollywood refusing to valet my car on my way to meet my friend Marc and Jonell for some dinner. Both NY transplants, I had no doubt that the place Mark suggested would have a touch of east coast to its vibe and...

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Getting in touch with my outer LA

I don’t get to LA very often and when I do I usually seek out a dose of the infamous LA scene. It’s not that hard to find, especially if you know where to look. I rolled into town late last Tuesday to give a talk on Social Media to an internal Yahoo! audience. Also in town was an old colleague...

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Steak and Stilettos

As you regular reader know, I was in San Francisco last week. It being one of my favorite eating cities in the world, I was excited for the opportunity to check out some of their underground food scene. As I sat at a new swanky cocktail bar with my friend Biki the conversation turned to my Brooklyn...