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The Death of the Pastry Chef?

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Pastry chefs don’t have the most glamorous job in a professional kitchen. They’re usually tucked away in a small corner where they work with limited space and supplies while doing their best to keep their desserts away from the heat of the main kitchen. Their dishes can be spectacular – light, flavorful, colorful and delicious – but it is true to say that few people ... Read More »

Bistro Jeanty, Yountville, California

Bistro Jeanty

Bistro Jeanty is a French bistro, located on the main street in Yountville, that captures a little piece of the French countryside. The restaurant opened in 1998, after chef Phillipe Jeanty – who had spent several years working in fine dining in the Napa valley – decided he wanted a restaurant that would serve some of the same dishes that he enjoyed growing up in ... Read More »

The Hornet, Denver, CO

Buffalo Burger with Sweet Potato Fries

The Hornet is a bar/restaurant in the South Broadway area of Denver, which I’ve heard is undergoing a revitalization and is becoming a trendy area. The Hornet has been around for a while now, but it was packed on a Thursday night and looked worth a try. The restaurant has a New American-type menu, with lots of burgers, sandwiches and salads, with dishes like pork ... Read More »

Snooze, Denver, CO

Pancake Flight

There is no shortage of breakfast restaurants in Denver, so I was surprised when more than one person steered me towards Snooze as I planned my recent trip to the mile high city. Snooze is a funky little breakfast place that sprang up in 2007 in downtown Denver and proved to be so popular that they expanded to three locations in the past couple of ... Read More »

Breakfast at Kalaheo Cafe & Coffee Co, Kalaheo

Cinnamon knuckle, remains

Another great breakfast near the South shore on Kauai is the Kalaheo Cafe and Coffee Co. I liked it so much, that I actually ate there twice on my visit (and it was a quick trip out there!). The place is just a few miles from Poipu and is right off the main highway, so it’s easy to find. It can get pretty busy in ... Read More »

Hot Dogs from Pink’s Hot Dogs, Los Angeles

Pink's in Hollywood

Pink’s Hot Dogs is a Los Angeles institution. It has been here in the City of Angeles for more than 70 years – and in the exact same location all that time. It started out as a simple hot dog cart and gradually built up into its current counter-service design.  The place is open late and it is almost always packed, with a line running ... Read More »

Coffee-Pairing Lunch at Lucques

Chocolate Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream

I rarely mention restaurants – unless I’m dining out of the country – but this week I had a lunch that was so foodie-oriented, I can’t resist writing about it. It was a coffee-pairing lunch hosted by Starbucks at Lucques, a restaurant in Los Angeles. The lunch was held at the end of Coffee College, a day long seminar that Starbucks hosted (and was generous ... Read More »

The French Laundry

I didn’t take my camera with me to the French Laundry, but I wouldn’t need it to remember the dinner. It was easily the best dining experience I’ve ever had. I also saw Thomas Keller, who came out of the kitchen to sign a book for some people having the special, seasonal truffle-themed menu. For my recap, I’ll keep this short and sweet and just ... Read More »

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