Seattle, WA / 02.26.2015

Poppy

Located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill, Chef Jerry Traunfeld’s Poppy has gained popularity with locals for being delicious as well as having a novel concept; that concept being a Thali platter of locally sourced New American food.  Don’t know what a Thali platter is? It’s like a bento box but for Indian food. Don’t know... Continue

Oiartzun, Spain / 02.24.2015

Zuberoa

Look at that. Another restaurant I went to back in 2011. If you’re thinking to yourself, “Who could possibly remember a restaurant they ate at four years ago?” The answer is nobody. Nobody could possibly remember. Which is probably why I don’t remember. Look, the point is that Zuberoa is fancy... Continue

Atxondo, Spain / 11.25.2014

Asador Etxebarri

I ate here in 2011 so, like all my posts recently, this will mostly be an exercise in trying to remember what the heck I ate. Back in 2011, Anthony Bourdain put together his list of “13 Places to Eat Before You Die.” Included on that list was Asador Etxebarri.... Continue

Santa Ana, CA / 09.29.2014

Playground 2.0 – Trust: Dinner Party

It’s hard to describe Playground 2.0 because Playground 2.0 is unlike anything else. I’ve detailed my love of The Playground in the past, so it should be no surprise that Playground 2.0 is also not sucky. They do a variety of events and the one I attended was Trust: Dinner... Continue

Chicago, IL / 09.04.2014

Alinea

NOTE: I wrote this review over three years ago but never posted it. That’s not a typo, I’m just that slow. I’m pretty sure a visit to Alinea today is nothing like the experience I had three years ago, so take this review with a grain of salt. Or maybe... Continue

Portland, OR / 08.20.2014

Voodoo Doughnut

I have never experienced a more overrated place than Voodoo Doughnut in Portland, Oregon. The wait during peak times can be in the hours. And for what? If they were the most amazing donuts I’d ever had then I’d forgive the wait. If they were even mildly great I could... Continue

Los Angeles, CA / 07.30.2014

25 Degrees

25 Degrees is a hamburger restaurant with three locations in the United States and one in Thailand, which is kind of strange but, hey, whatever, Bangkok is a rad place. They claim they’re named after the precise temperature difference between a raw and well-done hamburger, and market themselves as a... Continue

Costa Mesa, CA / 07.16.2014

Taco Maria

Located in Costa Mesa’s very own mini-Portland, The OC Mix, Taco Maria is the first brick and mortar restaurant of the food truck by the same name. I wasn’t a huge fan of the original food truck, but apparently I’m some sort of idiot because everybody else loved it. I... Continue

Los Angeles, CA / 07.09.2014

Osteria Mozza

I’ve always been under the impression that Mario Batali was the best actual chef of those silly TV/celebrity chefs. Maybe it’s because he looks like a chef. Maybe it’s because I love Italian food. Or maybe it’s because the other chefs are basically cooking barefoot in their kitchen for their... Continue

Seattle, WA / 06.23.2014

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese

There are two types of people. Those who like cheese and those who are stupid idiots. And those who are lactose intolerant. And I guess those who don’t know what cheese is. Okay, there are more than two types of people. The point is, cheese is good. And when you’re... Continue