The Week After: Thoughts on 2012 James Beard Awards, Plus The New Reviewed New York

It has been a week since the 2012 James Beard Awards and courtesy of a splendid fun, food, and drink filled week exploring Seattle and Portland, we were unable to quickly analyze the proceedings and winners last Monday night in New York, as we were busy dining at some of the restaurants of the winnersContinue reading “The Week After: Thoughts on 2012 James Beard Awards, Plus The New Reviewed New York”

Tuesday Project: Ike’s Fish Sauce Chicken Wings from Pok Pok, Portland

We’ll cover Portland and Seattle over the next few days, so let’s get things started with the iconic dish of Portland and the best bites of many amazing bites that I sampled on the entire trip. Having visited Andy Ricker’s original Pok Pok in a funky, multi-level hut-restaurant in the middle of the residential SoutheastContinue reading “Tuesday Project: Ike’s Fish Sauce Chicken Wings from Pok Pok, Portland”

Plat du Jour: Monday April 23, 2012: Spring Dishes and Sandwich Origin Debates

The final full week of April is here and in much of the country that was enjoying an early summer last week, winter has returned. Time for more hot chocolate and beef stew now… We’ll get to “spring” in a moment, but the big excitement of the day is the announcement that RenĂ© Redzepi, chefContinue reading “Plat du Jour: Monday April 23, 2012: Spring Dishes and Sandwich Origin Debates”