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‘Wich Hunting: Episode 3

Primanti Brothers – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Double stuffed, mile high sandwiches made with love for the last 79 years. Get there. About ‘Wich Hunting: Anthony and I have travelled the world eating everything from Balut in the Philippines to blood sausage in Argentina. In every...

Eat | Lunch

Cured in Seattle

I never expected to find great salami in Seattle. But, I am a big Batali fan and I figured he had to learn from somewhere. Salumi is an Italian cured meat shop in the heart of Seattle’s Pioneer Square run by Armandino Batali, Mario’s father. Armandino had a full career at Boeing as a...

Guten Morgen, Seattle!

Flying into SEATAC airport in Seattle leaves you with few options for some early morning chow. Asking the locals came through again when I was directed to this “frozen-in-time” pancake house with a German surprise. ...

Eat | Snack

Best Wings in Brooklyn

This past Saturday I was invited to the Red Star Bar to taste and chat with some of the best wing and wing makers Brooklyn has to offer. The Best Wings in Brooklyn Competition featured 14 of the tastiest chicken wing recipes Kings county has to offer. I was lucky enough to sneak in an hour before...

Full of Moonstruck

Ant and I went for a quick hit last night at one of our staple spots in the city. The apt on 30th and 3rd has been in the family now for 12 years. In that time there has been a swinging door of friends, family and randoms occupying the bedrooms (and sometimes the living room…ehhhem, Tim). ...

Eat | Home Cooking

Lamb to Cookie Takedowns

You are looking into a bowl of fresh, whole spices. The aroma from the cloves, black peppercorns, cardamom pods, cumin seeds, coriander seeds filled my entire kitchen. This was my first time working with whole cardamom. I fell in love. I was doing this experiment because I had recently accepted a...

Eat | Home Cooking

Making Mom Happy

It seems that in recent years my mother has acquired quite the penchant for Osso Buco, the Italian peasant food that is now a top priced menu item. If you as her she will tell you she has always loved it. Regardless, If a restaurant has it on the menu we are there. It doesn’t matter what the...

Eat | Lunch

The 22 course lunch

It takes forever to get a reservation and it takes 3 hrs to eat once you do get one. My friend Aimee scored one this week and lucky for me her husband Eric was fishing in the keyes. I accepted teh invite and we took a 4 hour hiatus from the world to duck into the thin, dark bar that is Momofuku Ko....