After hearing mixed reviews - from gushing accounts to up-turned noses - I wanted to check out Umami Burger. Umami, is that unknowing but all-knowing sense of something-delicious-in-my-mouth-is-happening-now. I like this word, and this name for the restaurant. I also liked my burger, the namesake patty. Meat plus portabello mushroom plus parmesan crisp plus sun-dried tomato did have that je ne...
FOX NEWS features Yours Truly
What a weekend. I was on Your Questions, Your Money to “sell” my business to a panel of sweetheart experts who were all genuinely excited about The Dish’s Dish. Watch below to see what they suggested I do. What do you think? Post your ideas in the comments!
Brunch at Ford's
Fresh off the plane from NYC on Sunday, what better a thing to do than collapse into the sunny patio outside of Ford’s for brunch? Biscuits, fish n chips, brisket, polenta… a heavenly way to re-acclimate to California livin’. Biscuits… hot from the oven… came with sweet jam. A good opening salvo. Shrimp Pil Pil. I liked the idea of dipping the sweet biscuits into the...
Metro NY Thanksgiving!
For those readers not living in NY, Boston or Philadelphia, I thought I might mention the awesome coverage The Dish’s Dish received from Metro on Friday. We had a full page spread of easy Thanksgiving recipes. Check out their site for all of the recipes or click the photos below to see the pretty pics I took during the shoot!
Max Brenner, Are You There?
The real deal? So this is really strange. I was reading about the most recent Max Brenner expansion and got linked to a FOX Business interview with him. I instantly recalled that Frank Bruni had written an article for the Times a while back in which he proclaimed that there was no real Max Brenner. Instead, it was a fictitious concept developed by two businessmen. WTF? Who’s telling the...
Tacos Por Favor
A reason high on the list for moving to the west coast: Tacos Por Favor.
Best Brekkers in Jackson
Before a hike in the Tetons over the weekend, my friend let me in on a secret- Nora’s Fish Creek Inn. It’s an old-school spot that’s been serving meals to woodsmen for decades. Huevos Rancheros are a must. Eggs over easy plus bacon plus beans plus green sauce plus a layer of cheese will give ample energy for a hike (in our case 13 miles). A close runner up is trout and two eggs...
Soda Like Never Before.
Do you wish he was your quirky relative who showed up every year at Thanksgiving with some crazy sodas?
Fried Chicken. Done.
If you’ve ever wanted to know, now’s the time to learn baby. (This video will be up til the 14th)
Last night I marinated tuna in soy, balsamic vinegar and honey for about an hour. I roasted red and yellow peppers and mushrooms. Then I seared the tuna and put them on kabobs. Accompaniment was a simple salad of spinach with shaved fennel plus fronds as well as fingerling potatoes roasted with thyme. I tossed them in a balsamic reduction that a Culinista had left at my house last week.
English Muffins Reimagined
(photo courtesy of Le Grande Orange) It might seem silly to devote an entire article to English muffins but once you try the homemade sourdough rendition that Le Grande Orange makes daily, you’ll understand. I was never much of an English muffin fanatic growing up, but that all changed when I moved to New York and discovered the Good World burger. This burger, made up not only of fine meat but...