January 7, 2019

Green Olive Media's Top 30-something Meals Of 2018

Here's founder Jeff Moore's annual roundup of all the good stuff from 2018. The process of getting Green Olive NYC up and running this year meant spending a lot of time in Mahnattan...so much so that nearly half of the best things he ate were all in New York. There was also even more pizza than usual...check it out:

4 Charles Prime Rib - New York, NY

Huck Finn's Catfish - Pigeon Forge, TN
Catfish platter & hush puppies

Bocce - New York, NY
Pepperoni & jalapeno pizza

Tenko Ramen - San Antonio, TX
Spicy miso ramen

Cote Korean Steakhouse - New York, NY
Butcher's feast

Skyline Chili - Louisville, KY
Chili dogs; chili & spaghetti

Existing Conditions - New York, NY
Every cocktail we've had - especially the waffle-infused bourbon

Mama's Too - New York, NY
Square pepperoni slices

Wild Taco - Newport Beach, CA
Octopus & fish tacos

Mimi Cheng's Dumplings - New York, NY
The Thanksgiving dumplings, filled with turkey, sage stuffing and gravy, with cranberry dipping sauce

Boshamp's Seafood - Destin, FL
Big plates of oysters

Sgt. Pepperoni's Pizza Store - Huntington Beach, CA
Pepperoni slices

Russ & Daughters - New York, NY
All the smoked fish

In-N-Out Burger - San Antonio, TX

La Rossa - New York, NY
Carbonara pizza (like a carbonara pasta, but on pizza, y' know)

Randy's Donuts - Los Angeles, CA
Just a good ol' glazed donut

Minetta Tavern - New York, NY
Thick-cut bacon (REALLY thick-cut)

Fox Bros Bar-B-Q - Atlanta, GA
The Thursday chicken fried steak special

Martina Pizzeria - New York, NY
Squash blossom pizza

Stowe Mountain Resort - Stowe, VT
Tater tot poutine

Karakatta Noodle - New York, NY
Butter miso ramen

Bouchon Bistro - Yountville, CA
French fries!

Sushi On Jones - New York, NY
A six-seat open-air sushi counter on the Bowery, aka best location ever

Barbuzzo - Philadelphia, PA
Asparagus & egg pizza - one of the best pies anywhere

The Happiest Hour - New York, NY
Double-stack cheeseburger

Viola's - San Antonio, TX
Queso fundido (extra-stretchy, please)

Prince Street Pizza - New York, NY
The 'Spicy Spring' square slice

Tailgating In The Hammers Lot - Buffalo, NY
Whatever they were cooking on the hood of this Pinto before the Bills/Jets game

Frenchette - New York, NY
Duck frites

Pat's King Of Steaks - Philadelphia, PA
Much better than previous visits to Pat's...it's back in our cheesesteak rotation

Balthazar - New York, NY
Seafood tower

El Molino Central - Sonoma, CA
Tacos, tacos & tacos

January 2, 2018

Jeff's Top 40 Meals & Drinks Of 2017

A look back at the best things that Green Olive partner Jeff Moore ate and drank in 2017:

Hi-Lo Diner - Minneapolis, Minnesota
A 'hi-top' with duck confit, poached egg, hollandaise, shallots & cherries

Matt's El Rancho - Austin, Texas
Bean & cheese nachos

The Clam Box - Ipswich, Massachusetts
Fried clams, lobster roll

Night + Market - Los Angeles, California
About half of the menu

City Donut - Gulf Shores, Alabama
Assorted dozen

The Miller House - Owensboro, Kentucky
A glass of Pappy Van Winkle 15 year

The Smoking Goat - London, England
Fish sauce & chili wings

Fox Bros BBQ at The Big Apple BBQ Block Party - New York, NY
120-day dry aged burnt ends

B&G Oysters - Boston, Massachusetts
A few dozen of whatever they had on hand that day

Ninfa's On Navigation - Houston, Texas

Chaps Pit Beef - Baltimore, Maryland
Pit beef sandwich

The Saint Austere - Brooklyn, NY

Olamaie - Austin, Texas
Biscuits (and everything else)

The Shrimp Basket - Orange Beach, Alabama

Giordano's Pizza - Chicago, Illinios
Deep dish

In & Out Burger - San Diego, California
Double doubles, animal style fries

Snow's BBQ - Lexington, Texas
Brisket @ 8:00am

The Waldorf-Astoria - Park City, Utah
Duck fat tater tots with black truffle aioli

Saint Leo - Oxford, Mississippi
A bunch of pizzas

Scarfes Bar at The Rosewood Hotel - London, England

Monroe's Hot Dogs & Billiards - Americus, Georgia
Chili dogs; gravy fries

Viola's - San Antonio, Texas
Queso Flameado

Big Al's BBQ - Dunlap, Tennessee
Pork sandwich

Lobster West - Coronado, California
Crab roll

Faidley Seafood - Baltimore, Maryland
Crab cake & fried clams

City House - Nashville, Tennessee
Belly ham pizza & 'The Moose' to drink

Blue Ribbon Bar - New York, NY
The Hummingbird

Buena Vida - Akumal, Mexico
Fish tacos

Philippe The Original - Los Angeles, California
French dip

Sea & Suds - Gulf Shores, Alabama
Dozens of gulf oysters

J.T. Farnham's - Essex, Massachusetts
Fried clams

Daily Donut - San Antonio, Texas
Blueberry donuts

Moonlite Bar-B-Q - Owensboro, Kentucky
Mutton (and all the other meats)

Skully's - Port St. Joe, Florida
Shrimp boil in a big bucket

Black Axe Mangal - London, England
Beef heart

Mary's Fish Camp - New York, NY
Fried shrimp

Taqueria del Sol at the Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium - Oxford, Mississippi
These boiled peanuts were a small part of a five-course lunch courtesy of Chef Eddie Hernandez

Oyster Of The Month Club - Duxbury Bay, Massachusetts
The November shipment, from Spring Creek Oysters in Barnstable, Massachusetts

Emily - New York, NY
Detroit-style pizzas

Taylor Grocery - Taylor, Mississippi
Fried catfish