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Dining Out

Olio City

“Is Whiskey and Soba dead?” No. Much like Batman in the time between The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, I needed to step away for a bit. There were a…

Guerrilla Alliance Dinner: Shrimp Sinigang

Dining Out: St. Louis

Guerrilla Alliance #1: Nowell Gata

My introduction to Filipino food is the way I wish I could be introduced to all cuisines: a massive neighborhood potluck, 20-plus dishes, all cooked by moms, aunties, and…

Dining Out: St. Louis

Salt + Smoke’s Brisket

There are a lot of things to like about Salt + Smoke, like owner Tom Schmidt’s sultry voice and his Leonidas beard, dense as Germany’s Black Forest, dark as…

Dining Out: St. Louis

I Love Juice Bar

Wasn’t it great complaining/humble-bragging to your coworkers at work the last few days about how you’re still full from Christmas feasting, when you expertly prepared that whatever? First of all,…

Dining Out: St. Louis

Nathaniel Reid Bakery

I went to France for 2 weeks in 2006, which makes me uniquely qualified to discuss les pâtisseries viennoises, entremets, and baguettes. I see myself as a cross between Mary Berry and Pierre Hermé. When…

Dining Out: St. Louis

Publico’s Happy Hour

“The Mini-Taco Chronicles” INT. HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA, ST. LOUIS, MO – 2005 A young Spencer stands in line in his school’s cafeteria, anxiously awaiting his turn to have…

Dining Out: D.C.

Maketto

  Queenstown, New Zealand. Tia Carrere. The White Stripes. All things I fell in love with instantly. There haven’t been many moments in my life where my first…

Dining Out: D.C.

The Partisan

“So where else do you want to eat while you’re in D.C.? We could go to The Partisan—it’s got really good cocktails and the menu is almost entirely…

Dining Out: D.C.

Pineapple and Pearls

I try to limit my word count in posts these days, but occasionally, a lengthy piece is warranted. Pineapple & Pearls opened in D.C. earlier this year and…

Dining Out: D.C.

Eating Around D.C.

Regrets. Late night orders of McDonald’s delivery in Singapore. That yellow crewneck sweater I wore senior year of high school. Getting so drunk in Korea that I was…

Dining Out: St. Louis

Chris Bolyard’s Living Room Pop-Up

It’s quarter to six and I’m standing in Living Room cafe’s galley kitchen. Chef, owner, and butcher of Bolyard’s Meat and Provisions, Chris Bolyard, is to my right, setting…

Tail Up Goat in Washington, DC

Dining Out: D.C.

Tail Up Goat

I plan trips around food. For years, I’d scour over menus and reviews before and after picking a restaurant, but I found that going in with all these…