Archive for the ‘US Eating’ Category

Corner Bistro, Greenwich Village

April 10, 2017

331 West 4th Street

No-nonsense burger & beers. Paper plates. Shit photo. 


Le Bernadin, New York 

April 10, 2017

155 w 51st Street, New York

Lunch. Beautiful dining room. Buzzy crowd. There are worse places to be. My ordering was not the best, black bass/veal cheek main course was a little weak, but seafood truffle pasta was excellent. Great restaurants are not always just about the food. This is one of these places. The bottle of wine for one helped.

Russ & Daughters, New York

April 10, 2017

Getting breakfast in bed for Vanessa. Only the best bagels. Seriously dense. Nice oily salmon. Capers of course. Average filter coffee…

Lil’ Frankies, New York

April 10, 2017

19 1st Avenue, New York

A big birthday. Time to do some decent restaurants. So New York beckoned. Home of decent martinis & great pizza. 

To keep it real we rented a place on 1st street. Not the quietest. At least we were local to this cracking place to ease our jet lag. Everything outstanding, especially gnocchi Di zucca. 

Guiding Star – Dining Heaven

July 12, 2009

We were deep in the Bayou and after a long day of driving through this brilliant state stumbled across this rough ‘n’ ready boiled seafood shack in New Iberia, Louisiana. A real local’s place on the edge of a highway.

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Tabasco sign – check, newspapers as tablecoths – check, cold, cold beer – check. Awesome seafood – check.

We arrived early, because we were so hungry and luckily enough found out that they’d only taken delivery of a dozen crab. The phone was ringing off the hook with people checking crab was on the menu before they arrived. Servings came in the half dozen, so we had to get our order in quick. We were not to be disappointed:

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and because we knew we’d only be here once, we had to order crayfish as well:

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Being British we needed some pointers on how to get really stuck in without a knife & fork….we didn’t need much encouragement with the lovely sweet meat and superb cajun spicing. Destruction ensued and at the end of gloriously stuffing our face we surveyed the chaos:

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It’s a good thing we were able to eat to our fill because the idea of picking up some candy on the way out was not too appealing:

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We won’t be forgetting this random meal in a hurry.  As they say in LA – “Ca c’est bon”

9/10 – Don’t go to the US without it

July 12, 2009


My wife & I recently spent two months driving from New York to San Francisco. It was a terrific trip with surprising few arguments and many great meals (with posts to follow).

We were able to avoid chain restaurant hell (Applebees, Hardees etc.) by signing up to A site devoted to reviewing the best in local, honest food away from unsocial interstate highways. Plug it into your GPS and you’ll know when your close to the best fried chicken, BBQ, lobster, grits you can find.  

We bumped into the genial and passionate founder in New Orleans while helping to eat the world’s longest Oyster Po-Boy:

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It made eating in the US a revelation. Though not exactly easy on the waistline, it was worth every moment of guilt.

So if you’re ever US-bound, check it out.