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Table 21 – Volt

you can read about my first trip to Volt and how great it was. I was itching for another opportunity to go again. my friend invited me to go be a part of their reservation for Table 21, the chef’s table in the kitchen of Chef Bryan Voltaggio’s top notch restaurant. There are 8 seats […]

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Review: Dinosaur Barbecue

when you walk through the front doors, you know you’re in a barbecue place. the entire place smells like delicious woodsmoke. so before I start, there is a difference between barbecue and grilling. Barbecue is typically thought of as the “low and slow” cooking that usually involves larger cuts of meat like ribs, pork shoulder, […]

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Popovers: BLT Steak (NYC) Recipe

on a serendipitous business lunch, my cousin got to have the gruyere popovers at BLT Steak in NYC accompanied with a little card that has the recipe. So she sent the recipe and I got to baking!

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DC as an Emerging Food Destination?

I just came across this article where WaPo reports DC is being looked at by NY restaurateurs as a good area to expand, citing the stable economy and cheaper leases.  I and definitely a fan of this, as it should make our 2-3 year food trend gap a little shorter as restaurants look to DC […]

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Review: Bites at Guy Savoy

While in Las Vegas recently, I got to eat at Restaurant Guy Savoy in Caesar’s Palace. This renowned French chef gained international attention with his Michelin-starred restaurants as well as Bravo TV’s Top Chef notoriety. His two premiere restaurants are in Paris, France, and Las Vegas. The Las Vegas location has earned 2 stars from […]

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Review: Todd English’s Olives (Las Vegas)

**** LATE UPDATE **** got to meet the Todd in NYC last july! From Boston, MA, Todd English‘s Olives restaurants are described as “rustic Mediterranean” with locations in Massachusetts, Las Vegas, NYC, as well as here in DC. The two things I kept reading about the Vegas Olives was (1) get the beef carpaccio and […]

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Review: Volt

Business has been booming and reservation books have been maxed out at Volt, Chef Bryan Voltaggio’s Frederick, MD restaurant located right in the middle of downtown. His restaurant’s notoriety exploded as the chef climbed Bravo TV’s Top Chef Season 6 ladder, only losing in the end to his brother, Michael. After making reservations 2 months […]

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Food: San Diego

So this is a really late post, the original draft was written May 7, 2010. yeah. I have a backlog of posts I need to finally get out of my “drafts” folder. Anyway, last year, I was sent to San Diego for work and was excited at the prospect of being on the california coast. […]

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Review: Fredrick’s Fusion Bistro (Lake Tahoe)

Admittedly my review is a little biased because I’ve already been a fan of the executive Chef Jacob’s website and podcast at freeculinaryschool.com. His podcasts and online videos help viewers learn about the cooking techniques he learned from his time at the California Culinary Academy. I started listening to his podcasts from the beginning, and […]

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