Morning Bells

Morning Bells

Campanelle with Chicken | Truffle Ham, Arugula, Red Onions


Chicken Soup For The Soul Food

Chicken Soup For The Soul Food

Corn Ball Soup | “Matzo”-Style Cornmeal Dumplingsin Chicken Broth with Pulled Chicken, Collard Greens, and Black-Eyed Peas

Corn Ball Soup

An Irish Brogue-er, Pt. 1

An Irish Brogue-er, Pt. 1

“Erin Go” Burger | Irish Whiskey-Grilled Beef Burger with Irish Cheddar, Irish Bacon, Grilled Tomatoes, Scallion-Mashed Potatoes, Guinness Beef Gravy

"Erin Go" Burger with Irish Cheddar and Irish Bacon

Cheesy Being Green

Cheesy Being Green

“GREEN” MAC & CHEESE | Elbow Macaroni with Alpine Swiss and Danish Blue Cheeses, Avocado, Asparagus, Green Peas, Fresh basil, Horseradish, and Broccoli Breadcrumbs

Lucky ’13

Lucky ’13

New Year’s “Good Luck” Clams | Littleneck Clams with Shallots, Chorizo, Peas, and Arugula, in a Broth of Champagne, Lemon Juice, and Butter

New Year's "Good Luck" Clams

Savory Character

Savory Character

SAVORY HERB-BATTERED FRENCH TOAST | Mustard·Maple Vinaigrette | GRILLED CHOPPED FRESH CORNED BEEF | Mixed Green Salad with Dried Cranberries and Caramelized Pecans

Frying The Coop

Farm Fresh Eggs | Fried Egg over Marinated Portobello Mushrooms and Arugula | Omelet with Marinated Portobello Mushrooms, Red Onions, and Parmesan

Farm Fresh Fried Egg over Mushrooms


…Properly seasoned beef finely minced to an almost silky texture, earthy fresh olives, robust and salty anchovies, floral and only slightly bitter greens, mellow and homey parmesan, all make for several great bites…. [Full Post]

Tartare Pizza

Sid In The City

Sid Caesar Salad | Romaine Lettuce Hearts, Flaked Tuna, Caesar Dressing, Red Onion, Anchovies, Shaved Parmesan, Boiled Egg

Sid Caesar Salad

New Jack Country

….I employ a “double dredge” technique in which I first drdge pieces of fresh chicken into flour seasoned with various spices, then dip them into some dry herb-infused whisked egg wash, then back into the seasoned flour before going into my cast iron skillet… [Full Post]

Fried Chicken | Collard Greens with Smoked Turkey Necks

There’s Something About Ukraine

…From the snappy, spicy, fatty kielbasa, to the pillowy goodness of the pierogis, to the nicely seasoned minced meat, wrapped in aromatic cabbage and slathered in rich, deep, mushroom gravy, each forkful was a delight of present day culinary standards mixed with old school and old world nostalgia…. [Full Post]

Deluxe Meat Plate | Veselka

Fruitful Options

…We cleaned our plates—no small feat since these were not small portions—and I eventually convinced Danny that he couldn’t really leave without having a dessert crepe, especially with the many options for fillings, from fruit to Nutella to nuts to whipped cream to Oreos to brownies to ice cream to granola and Graham crackers. We, again, customized our own dessert crepe stuffed with fresh bananas and strawberries, and cornflakes, and topped it with drizzles of dark and white chocolate…. [Full post]

Eats Egg, Then Leaves

Egg Salad | Fried Egg Over Mixed Herbed Greens with Turkey Bacon, Shallots, Soy Sauce and Chili Oil

Surf & Turf’s Up

…I made a tuna tartare, mincing fresh raw tuna with soy sauce, salt, pepper, scallions, fish sauce, and ginger. I chilled the tartare while skillet-grilling an Angus tenderloin steak and making a hollandaise sauce incorporating wasabi paste and a little bit of mustard. After the steak was done and sat for a few minutes, I topped it with the chilled tartare, topped that with a sunny side up egg yolk, and spooned the wasabi hollandaise on top…. [Full post]

The Early Bird

…The vinaigrette also added nuance to the earthy, herbal chicken meat, brightening the meat’s flavor with its hits of vinegar, as the red pepper flakes balanced the natural sweetness of the green beans and woke up the corners of my mouth, like a jolt of coffee, preparing me for the rest of my day… [Full post]

Southern Hospitality

…Again, happiness. The meat was near fall-of-the-bone yet still plenty tender, brushed with a tangy, sweet, spicy sauce, with hints of chili powder and garlic in the seasoning and a touch of vinegar,enough to wake up the inside of my cheeks…. [Full post]

Do You Know Wot?

Do You Know Wot?

…All of it contained great flavors, even with some spice combinations being a little foreign to me. the meat dishes each had tender proteins, spiced for flavor and heat, and complemented well by the bread. The vegetable dishes were more mildly seasoned, but let their true taste characters come through…. [Full post]

Oh, Snapper!

I PROMISED MYSELF THAT THIS week I would at least attempt to start eating healthy. Or healthi-er. So after last week’s fried food festival, I started today with a turkey sandwich on wheat and container of orange juice. Then, as I joined my friend, Danny, on a quick vehicular errand to retrieve sundries for his bar, I imagined what my next meal would be…. [cont.]


Kale & Hearty

…I like my eggs both with set or runny yolks, and I discovered a year ago how to get the both of both worlds. I started to poached an egg, and once the whites of the egg had start to full set, I transferred the egg to a preheated skillet with some butter. I break the yolk and let it run to the eggs, cooking as it does. Meanwhile, a nice pool of warm, runny yolk remains in the middle…. [cont.]


Happy PorkDay To Me

…Pork’s universal appeal has always been in its unique collection of a variety of taste properties. Salty in parts, fatty, chewy, crispy, sweet. juicy, tender, meaty, etc.; the porchetta I was enjoying exemplified all of these traits, and winningly so…. [Full post]