Cities

Dining: Slim Goodies (New Orleans)

October 5, 2011

That I opted for the Creole Slammer at Slim Goodies over the Jewish Coonass is to say I chose hash browns over potato latkes. The dish, pictured, above was topped with over-easy eggs and bathed in crawfish etouffee. As I was unfamiliar with the term “coonass,” and since it sounds incredibly derogatory I investigated. Despite […]

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Drinks: LA 31 Boucanee (New Orleans)

October 3, 2011

After landing a bit behind schedule at Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans, Elisa and I got a quick pint-and-slice at New York Pizza. With an Abita Amber and Lazy Magnolia Jefferson Stout, we headed downtown to the New Orleans On Tap beer festival. The most interesting taste: Bayou Teche Biere LA 31 Boucanee. […]

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Breakfast for everyone, but especially chefs

April 25, 2011

Whenever I meet someone new and tell them I’m a chef, they usually get all excited and ask something along the lines of, “Ooo, what did you make for dinner last night?,” or “You must eat so well!”¬† The truth is, most chefs I know eat quite poorly.¬† Think about the lifestyle of a cook: […]

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Dining: Brunch at Bell Book and Candle (NYC)

April 2, 2011

I’d nearly forgotten the art of brunch: delicious food with a couple of strong (yet appropriate) drinks to help facilitate the transition between Saturday night, Sunday afternoon, and the eventual return of the workweek. Coffee is usually a welcome addition. French fries are practically¬†mandatory. A few weeks ago, I went to Bell Book and Candle […]

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Dining: Tiger Lily Cafe (Port Jefferson, NY)

March 6, 2011

Before Urban Standard, Baked, and Mud, for me there was Tiger Lily Cafe in Port Jefferson. It was a 10 minute drive from Miller Place and it’s safe to say that I spent time there every weekend for over a year. In high school I wasn’t particularly adventurous and never tried their wheatgrass shots or […]

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