“Who had the pork chop?”
We’ve all been through this. You and your dining companions have chosen a restaurant, been seated, presented with menus and had your orders taken. When the food arrives, the server starts making you do all the work. It’s a conversation-stopper. Hands point to one another across the table. A glass of wine gets knocked over due to all the reaching and pointing. This system is known as “auctioning” food, and it’s a big no-no in fine dining table service. Continue reading Your number is up
I’m wild about Asian food. From India across Southeast Asia to Japan and China in all its regional delights, my Asian culinary favorite is usually whichever I had last.
But winter’s coming on now – believe it, even if the leaves are still mostly green and the breezes balmy as I write this – and cold weather makes my Asian dining fancy lightly turn to thoughts of Korean food. Continue reading Korean food, a warming choice for chilly days
How many of us are eating turkey for Thanksgiving next week? Let’s run the numbers!
The National Turkey Federation tells us that 88 percent of Americans will chow down on roasted bird next Thursday, meaning that 46 million turkeys will be sacrificed to our national tradition. Continue reading Let’s talk turkey about meat and not-meat
Garage Bar: It’s noisy, it’s fun, it’s all about artisanal pizza and fine country ham, not to mention a companionable bar scene in a cheekily renovated old auto service station. What’s so Zen about that?
Bear with me, Grasshopper, and I shall explain. Continue reading Garage Bar summons our meditative mindfulness
Think about this, Louisville: We’ve been enjoying Anoosh Shariat’s delicious cooking and attentive service through four decades now.
Count ‘em … Continue reading We nosh until we can nosh no more at Noosh Nosh
There is an unfortunate side effect that comes with a career in the hospitality industry: It can be difficult to enjoy yourself while dining out. Continue reading Can’t Have Anything Nice