I’ve had the good fortune of traveling quite a bit recently. I’m no connoisseur, but I do like a good meal. As I come across a great restaurant, I’ll make a note of it here.
- Moonshine Grill: I had the Green Chile Macaroni and a friend had the Chicken & Waffles (both of us greatly enjoyed our meals).
DBA Barbeque: I had the Archie Bunker (it was great). Another friend had the Three Meat Sampler (also very happy with his meal).
Fado Irish Pub - Midtown: Food was ok. More mentionable was their Manhattan.
Tin Lizzy’s: I ate at the Midtown location. Tacos were awesome, and the service was amazing.
Kansas City, MO
- Grunauer: No amount of ranting will convey my love for this place. The food is amazing, as are the drinks, atmosphere, and service.
New York, NY
Masala King: Quiet place with amazing chicken korma. I got a mixed drink with cucumber in it that was awesome, too.
Farida: Several years ago, I went to Central Asia. The food here here is the real deal. Interesting selection of import beers, too.
The Smith: Amazing fresh seafood (the raw oysters on the half-shell were some of the best I’ve ever had). Also one of the best Manhattans I’ve ever had.
Souvlaki GR Midtown: The food here was amazing; the prices were also quite reasonable given the quality of food and the location. For my own personal preference, however, I found the space a bit loud and a tad claustrophobic (this is purely a matter of opinion, and perhaps a matter of being from somewhere where space isn’t at such a premium).
Joe’s Pizza: Amazing NYC pizza. I usually go to the one on Broadway.
Maison Kayser: Yeah, it’s a chain or whatever, but I don’t care. This is a great place to grab breakfast or some great pastries to take home if you want to take some of the city back home with you.
Las Vegas, NV
Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres: Some incredibly interesting options here, and everything was amazing. Went home with the meat sweats.
Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak: 14oz domestic Waygu skirt: amazing; Assorted Wild Mushrooms: amazing; Dark & Stormy: ok, but not the best I’ve had.
Jasmine: I thought this was a good middle-of-the-road dining experience, but nothing close to justifying the cost of the meal.
- Rocktown Kitchen: Great date spot. Wonderful service, food, drinks, and fun atmosphere.
Walt Disney World, Orland, FL
Whispering Canyon Cafe: The food really isn’t the best in the park, but this is a fun place to take the kids.
- Original: 2018-09-02
- Edited: 2019-01-21; added Souvlaki GR, Joe’s, Maison, Rocktown Kitchen