Best and worst restaurants from all over the world, featuring some of our favorite or worst dishes and desserts.
There's No Place Like Logan's Place
Growing up in a small town has it’s staples. Everyone knows everyone, there’s team comradery for the local high school, a church on every corner and of course, the local eatery. Having grown up in the small Texas town that I’ve now relocated back to, I look back and realize I didn’t appreciate it as much as I do now. The local restaurant that is now the “it” place in town is new, but it has absolutely established itself as the new place to be.
Hi-scores, how I miss you so
There really is just something special about having your own "home bar", it's such a travesty this bar-cade was a covid-19 casualty. But I don't want to this article to be negative, instead let's celebrate the life of this amazing local bar. For those of you unfamiliar with bars in Las Vegas, it's actually pretty difficult to find local, home grown bars. Almost all of our bars are just PT's, which I'm not complaining about. They're good bars, but there's something I appreciate of a local bar where I truly got to befriend the bartenders.
No really, I'm not kidding or trying to be pun-ny, that's the name. Lets say it together; Incredbowl Korean Grill, if when you say it, you hear a chorus of angels in the background, you've probably been there before. As for me, it's my new and absolute favorite place to get takeout! You see, I live in the land of the Dietary Restrictions, in the township of Food Intolerance-ville, on the corner of, "Now What the Hell Can I Eat?" It even comes with it's own town crier who tallies up daily sugars and calories, surveys options and shouts back in response "you can't eat anything at all," as a public service.
The Question of Signor Ciccio
They who do not know ask - 'Who is Signor Ciccio?' - and I look at them across the fire and I smile, acknowledging the education bestowed upon me and the anticipation for the journey that they will make with me at their side. You can be damn certain that I'll be at their side. I hear them ask again, and people murmur, so many of us veterans unsure how best to respond - how to answer. For how do you answer a question like that without changing their life forever?
The Bar Room
The Bar Room It rained. All day. Now. It sprinkles. I walk with Will my new friend who I met at our Airbnb on NYC’s winking streets. It is April 16th, and we find it is late for NYC? Yes. Gasp! 9pmish and most restaurants and lounges would not take us because of COVID’s early grip on businesses.
The Hearts of Calgary, Alberta
The Hearts of Calgary, Alberta To be honest, I can’t choose just one local restaurant, so I’ll do a couple dedications to a couple of my top favorites that have won my heart. From ones I had just found out about, to ones I have known my entire life, and all the delicious delicacy’s on the way.
Shun Japanese kitchen
There are a few great restaurants in my area, but one to me just stands out. Shun Japanese Kitchen in Houston Texas. I remember the first time I went there. It was because of Facebook ads for their fluffy pancakes. Saw those for about a year before I finally decided to check them out. Turns out they were in a part of town I sometimes visit, just off of highway 59 on shepherd.
The Best Little Sushi Bar
I was fully an adult (and then some) when I first tried sushi. During a trip out to Las Vegas, taking my mom to see her granddaughter and meet her great-granddaughter, my daughter took us to Wayne’s Sushi and Karaoke bar. Wayne and his wife sang karaoke while creating lovely sushi for the diners in their tiny restaurant. We sat at the bar and watched Wayne, a Japanese man originally from Hawaiʻi, create his masterpieces right in front of us. The food was amazing, both beautiful and delicious, with colors and textures and tastes that were far beyond the narrative my imagination had created about eating sushi. Wayne’s running commentary was fascinating and he graciously made sushi my food-timid mother could enjoy. The who-would-eat-the-weirdest-thing competition between my partner and my daughter – something that Wayne encouraged, free of charge – was hilarious. We laughed and sang and ate sushi for hours. It was such an exquisite experience that I was totally won over to the sushi-eater column without my intention.
The Bistro: So Much More Than Good Food Everyone has memories of their college years that they wish they could preserve forever. How many, though get to re-experience a place where so many of these memories were held and almost are able to taste the nostalgia? I truthfully think not many. I attended my last two years of college where I grew up. Though I started at a school further away, medical issues with my mom and her need for my help called me home. Going to school in a town I grew up in, was an experience I thought would have been anti-climatic. However, experiencing the town as a college student catered an entirely different vibe.
The Best Seafood & Lobster Restaurants Around Bar Harbor, ME
In case you’re not familiar with the term, the turf is steak, and surf is a lobster tail. Typically, the steak is a filet minion or rib-eye. However, you should always ask because some restaurants consider sirloin strips and shrimp surf and turf. Nope, not to me.
Super Burrito, Better America
The United States, sometime probably in the 1980s, had undergone something of a change. Or, rather, an un-change. Drive along any interstate, get off on any exit, and you will find familiar corporate faces greeting your arrival. Some of the places you visit may seem different, but only superficially. Get off an exit in Wisconsin, Minnesota, or Iowa; you will find a Kwik Trip (or a Casey’s General Store). Around the East Coast, you’ll find a Wawa. Then there are your Circle K’s and RaceTrac’s and Sheetz. I’m not well versed on popular Southwest or West Coast gas chains, but the ones mentioned offer the faux-intrepid similar accommodations. But gas stations aren’t the only ubiquities a person might find, and their reach is far beyond Highway Hubs.
Whatever Makes Your Soul Sing, You’ll Find at the Bean!
“Knowing is half the battle.” –G. I. Joe I start by saying, I have an addiction to coffee and I am aware of it. I drink coffee most of the time. I don’t drink much water, and I’m not too big on soda and tea. I do like a cold glass of juice from time to time, but mostly it’s all about coffee.