Category Archives: Food

Nintendo controlled Espresso machine

I need to figure out how to rig this…


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Jasa Kabob in Canton: A very brief and half-assed report.

Sorry for the delay. Here’s the dirt on Canton’s new Jasa Kabob from last week.

I brought the Styrofoam container home and opened it up to discover golf-ball-sized chunks of marinated lamb and chicken, a side salad, basmati rice topped with spicy chickpeas, two containers of an herby yogurt sauce and a large round of naan bread. The lamb was as perfectly cooked as any you’ll find.

The chicken was spicy, juicy and perfect. The naan was soft and not-at-all greasy like some I’ve tried. I’ll definitely be going back to try the chicken tikka.

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Pitango Gelato – even better than Italy?

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Great article on Fells Point’s Pitango Gelato by Jane Black in this week’s Washington Post.  Read it here.

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Without the bun, it's Atkins-friendly

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Mother’s in Federal Hill now serves a deep-fried, cheese stuffed hamburger.

It really is the Greatest City in America.

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My first published article!!!!!!!!

As of 9:00 am on May 11, 2009, I am officially a published food writer.

A big thanks to Suzanne Loudermilk for the opportunity to guest-blog while she’s out. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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Brush with fame/death

I didn’t see the scooter coming when I stepped off the curb last night, although, I admit I wasn’t really paying attention.

It was at the corner of 14th and University Place in Union Square.

I was running late for dinner.

I didn’t see any cars coming, so I stepped into the street.

As I crossed into traffic, I looked down at my phone to check the time.

Just then, the oncoming scooter beeped at me.

I stopped in my tracks and looked up just in time to see the man on the Vespa zoom past.

It was Mario Batali.

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Jack's Bistro: An Epic Birthday Dinner


Last month I turned 30. It was awful. A major midlife crisis. I was just about to grow a ponytail, drop all of my savings on a cherry red convertible and move to Las Vegas to pursue a career as an Elvis impersonator.

But fortunately a very special someone helped cushion the blow of the big three-oh with a very, very special birthday surprise. Continue reading

Cafe Boulud

photo courtesy of the Cafe Boulud website
Last July while in San Diego for work, I had the privlidge to eat at a restaurant called El Bizcocho. The chef, Gavin Kaysen, had just been named to the list of 2007’s Best New Chefs by Food and Wine magazine. I’ve been talking about the meal ever since. Continue reading


“One of the 50 best restaurants in America.”
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After 6 years of gazing longingly through the window and drooling, I finally ate at Iron Chef Morimoto’s restaurant in Philadelphia.

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