Category Archives: Food and Drink

Noma Mexico – A Time and Place for the Ages

What makes a food belong to a particular culture? Is it the location? The product? The people? The time? All of the above? None of the above? Some of the above? It’s a complicated question that seems to have relevance […]





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A Taste of Contemporary New Orleans

It is becoming more and more difficult in today’s homogeneous world to find places that remain unique, especially when it comes to food. This seems to be especially true in the United States. The influence of globalization is huge, but a […]





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Docsconz Hits Reality TV – Starts Tonight!

I haven’t been posting much of late, because I’ve been busy with a super-secret project that I haven’t been able to share until right now! It’s actually happening and I’m excited to announce that Travel with Doc Culinary Insights Tours […]





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The Docsconz Top Twenty Beverage Experiences of 2016

I have never previously ranked or put together a list of my top beverage experiences before, but then I can’t recall ever having as full and exciting a year of cocktails, spirits and wine as I had in 2016! This […]





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The Docsconz Top 20 Traditional Restaurant Dishes of 2016 – Craftsmanship

This list is to highlight the very best dishes of my dining year based upon the the craft of cooking and the quality and presentation of the central component or traditional preparation. As with the Creative Restaurant Dishes list, I will […]





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The Docsconz Top 20 Creative Restaurant Dishes of 2016 – Artistry

I enjoyed so many wonderful, creative dishes in 206. There were numerous examples of dishes that harnessed impressive creative drives, often in the same meal. The dishes here were not just imaginative. They were also beautifully presented and above all, […]





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The Docsconz Top 25 Restaurant Meals of 2016

The year 2016 was a strange one on so many levels. In many ways it was a year that was very sad and even depressing with the deaths of so many notable people, especially, it seems, of musicians and iconic […]





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The Docsconz Wish List 2017 – International Desires

 
For 2016 I limited my Wish List to the United States and hit 5 out 10, a pretty good ratio with great results. I’m bummed that I missed Matt Lightner’s latest project, Ninebark, in Napa, California, as it closed at […]





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A Mother’s Love – Homage to My Mother on Her Cenetennial

Today marks the centennial of my mother’s birth. She’s not around to celebrate, having passed away 24 years ago, but her memory doesn’t fade from my mind or the minds of my siblings. We all enjoy good food and a […]





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The Brilliance of Damon Baehrel

Make no mistake – chef/owner Damon Baehrel of his eponymous restaurant is an accomplished cook. His food is good, very good, but neither he nor his restaurant are brilliant because his food is revelatory or life changing. Delicious? Mostly, yes. […]





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