Category Archives: Restaurants

The Crimson Sparrow – A Delicious Detour

I wouldn’t have taken the detour on our journey south if I didn’t think that it was going to be good, but I didn’t realize how good it was actually going to be. Hudson, NY is a generally sleepy, but […]

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RIP Juli Soler

I’ll never forget the time at elBulli in 2007 celebrating my birthday with snacks in the kitchen when Juli Soler graciously honored me and my friends with a complementary bottle of Cava. He was a warm, larger than life man, […]

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Rebelle Yell

Has anyone noticed the renaissance of French influenced cooking, both casual and more refined, in New York City lately? It may not be quite as extensive as the explosion of Italian oriented restaurants of recent years, as visible as the rise […]

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ABaC – A BarCelona Beauty

Climate, art and architecture are physical attributes that help make Barcelona the spectacularly beautiful city that it is. A proud people, who are warm and friendly, also help to beautify this magnificent municipality. Those are certainly integral components and prime […]

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Big Apple BBQ 2015 – Meat, Music & Memories – Personal Highlights

The weather forecast earlier in the week wasn’t particularly encouraging, but fortunately, in this case, at least, the lack of long-term forecasting accuracy worked out splendidly as it proved to be another perfect weekend for the 13th annual Big Apple […]

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Cosme – Mexican Cool in Hot New York

Seemingly forever, with a few notable exceptions¹, Mexican cuisine outside of Mexico has been little more than a reduction of a few, formulaic dishes, utilizing Mexican or Mexican-like ingredients that were locally available. That was indeed a major shame, as Mexican cooking […]

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Auf Wiedersehen to Chef Joel Viehland at Community Table

I’m a very fortunate guy. I fully realize that. I have been lucky enough to enjoy many a fine meal around the world. Good food is a priority to me and I try to engage in experiencing great food as much as […]

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Barcelona’s Boqueria with Jorge Mas

The fabled Boqueria de San Josep, as it is officially known, or just La Boqueria, as it is more commonly known, is not the only food market in Barcelona and it isn’t the only excellent market either. It is, however, by […]

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BarBas – A Barcelona Surprise

It was a Monday night when I was arriving back in Barcelona and I was meeting a couple of friends for dinner. When they told me that the restaurant they chose was located on the Rambla de Catalunya just off […]

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El Crucero – Vegetables, Vino & More in Navarra

When most people think of food in Spain, vegetables are not usually the first items to come to mind, More typically, most people would think of the justifiably famous jamón Ibérico de bellota, a variety of other pork products including […]

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