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Winter Fancy Food Show – Specialty Foods Association

Winter Fancy Food Show – Specialty Foods Association

I love attending the Winter Fancy Food Show, held every January at Moscone Center by the Specialty Foods Association.  Taking up Moscone’s North AND South Halls, there’s so much to see and eat.   There’s over 80,000 food items and more than 1300 exhibitors over the three-day show.  You have..
Ivan Ramen – New York
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Ivan Ramen – New York

If you missed Season 1, Episode 1 of ‘The Mind of a Chef‘, a PBS creation now in its third season, you’re going to have to pay $1.99 to watch it.  It’s all about noodles – RAMEN!!!  David Chang of Momofuku (and others) and his cohort, Peter Meehan, headed to Japan..
Taste and Tribute

Taste and Tribute

Taste & Tribute, an annual benefit for The Tibetan Aid Project, was held last week at The Four Seasons Hotel.  From the moment you walk into the hotel’s lobby, you know you’re in for an elegant evening. The Tibetan Aid Project has distributed over four and a half million books..
Gramercy Tavern – New York
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Gramercy Tavern – New York

I don’t like to write about the same restaurant twice, but Gramercy Tavern is an exception.  Gramercy Tavern is, in my opinion, the best restaurant in the United States.  Although my job requires visiting different restaurants, I always make a point of going back to Gramercy Tavern whenever I’m in..
Around Austin

Around Austin

We had a whirlwind trip to Austin this past September.  We were looking at potentially moving there, so we looked at real estate, and we ate and drank like crazy!!! We managed to get into Vespaio’s, a wildly popular Italian restaurant near where my friend Amy lives.  Amy told us..
Taste and Tribute

Taste and Tribute

The Taste and Tribute Gala to benefit the Tibetan Aid Project is coming up on Friday, November 21, and I can’t wait to attend.  It’s being held at the Four Seasons Hotel, starting at 5:30pm.  Inspired by San Francisco’s famous chef, Laurent Manrique in 2001, the event will feature 22..
Franklin BBQ

Franklin BBQ

Ah, Franklin BBQ.  It’s been written up just about everywhere – Food & Wine, Budget Travel, Texas Monthly, Cowboys & Indians.  But is it worth the 6-hour wait??  Probably not, but I’ll hold that judgement until the end. Dave and Amy got to Franklin BBQ at 9:15am on a Saturday,..
Terry Black’s BBQ

Terry Black’s BBQ

Terry Black’s BBQ is relatively new in Austin but comes from a long line of BBQ family, originally in Lockhart, TX, about an hour away from Austin.  I worked for Dell for ten years, and it wasn’t until my seventh year traveling to Austin that my husband finally agreed to..
Sunday Casseroles

Sunday Casseroles

Lucky me.  My neighbor is a food editor at Chronicle Books and offered me a sample of their outstanding food publication line.  I saw ‘Sunday Casseroles’ in an Amazon solicitation, and decided to take Sara up on her offer.  MAN, am I happy I did.  ‘Sunday Casseroles’ is one of..
Plow
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Plow

It’s an anomaly to have a huge line of customers waiting and have a bad meal as we did at Dottie’s True Blue Cafe.   At Plow , however, as in most instances, there is plenty of reasons to wait in line.  Plow has seats outside with about the same wait..