After sampling the outrageously tasty fried chicken at Blue Ribbon on the west side of Las Vegas, I "walked it off" as best I could, hitting up my favorite Asian markets in Chinatown on Spring Market Road and browsing kitchen supplies over in Henderson. I could only afford one day in Vegas and I wasn't leaving town without sampling even more fried chicken ... this time at Natalie Young's newly opened CHOW.Read More
For a really good piece of fried chicken, I would do just about anything. No really, anne-ee-thingah. First born? You got it. Dispatch and sacrifice baby puppies? Hand me the hatchet. Sell my soul to the devil? Well ... alright, that might be my limit.Read More
That's the first step, right? Admitting you have a problem? So I'm admitting that I have a problem only in that I can't seem to get enough fried chicken these days. I'm obsessed with it. Perhaps it's that summer is over and I'm not ready. Nothing smacks more of summer, to me, than a decent platter of fried chicken.Read More
I was actually hanging out along the outer fringes of Washington D.C. (Vienna, VA to be exact) when I saw Bon Appétit's tweet heralding their top Hot 10 2014 restaurant picks. I immediately zoned in on #1 because doesn't everyone want to say they've eaten at the hottest restaurant in America right now? Yes, that is me, hand raised proudly, flailing about drastically, actually.
It's true, I travel from my tiny northern Arizona town often for work, but I'm rarely 28 miles from B.A.'S #1 RESTAURANT PICK FOR 2014. Not when it hits newsstands and social media streams anyway. I'm usually impossibly far from those places.Read More
It pays to know people, especially people who can put you on some pretty good food. If I've learned anything since embarking on my quest for exquisite sustenance, it's exactly that. We all have our favorite resources when searching for great food; I fancy Eater.com and Tasting Table, followed up by Urban Spoon and Foursquare. I sure you have yours as well, but those sources are supplements after the fact.
I always ask friends first (pre-travel), then locals (upon arrival). It's an iron-clad plan of attack.Read More