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

December 30, 2016

Jeff's Top 50 Meals & Drinks Of 2016

One of my favorite things is looking back at all of the places that I've been lucky enough to eat and drink at over the course of the year - here are 50 of my favorite things from 2016...

Olamaie - Austin, Texas
Whole meal

Son Of A Gun - Los Angeles, California
Linguine & clams with sea urchin

Hometown Bar B Que - Red Hook, Brooklyn
All the meat (especially the pastrami bacon)

Parson's Chicken & Fish - Chicago, Illinois
The food's great, but the Negroni Slushy is where it's at

Restaurante Maya-Nah - Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
Fish tacos at an out-of-the-way place in the tiny town of Puerto Aventuras

Gunter Seeger New York - New York, NY
10-course tasting menu

City Market - Luling, Texas
They open at 7am. We like to get there and have brisket for breakfast

Latitude 29 - New Orleans, Louisiana
Any opportunity to have cocktails from the one and only Jeff "Beachbum" Berry. Here's the 'Navy Grog'

Liholiho Yacht Club - San Francisco, California
Anything with that Spam of theirs

Scott's Bar-B-Que - Hemingway, South Carolina
Whole hog barbecue

Mike's Taco Club - San Diego, California
Octopus taco, shrimp taco, fish taco

Macon Road Bar-B-Cue - Columbus, Georgia
Pork sandwiches

The Spotted Pig - New York, NY
Roquefort burger

Valentina's Tex-Mex - Austin, Texas
Brisket taco

Fisher's - Orange Beach, Alabama
Murder Point oysters

Emporio - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Buffalo chicken meatball sandwiches

Sushi Nozawa - Los Angeles, California

Midway BBQ - Union, South Carolina
Chicken stew and beef hash sandwich

Genuine Liquorette - New York, NY
Cocktails made with airplane bottles

Kinmont - Chicago, Illinios
Octopus, pork belly and kimchee

Dixie Pig BBQ - Englewood, Tennessee
We just happened upon this trailer in east Tennessee - they don't skimp on the slaw

Pier 76 - Staten Island, New York
Pizza with the classic 'pepperoni cups,' as well as the seldom-seen sausage cups

Company Burger - New Orleans, Louisiana
Double cheeseburger

Duff Brewery - Orlando, Florida

Hattie B's - Nashville, Tennessee
Hot chicken

Black's BBQ - Lockhart, Texas
Beef rib & brisket

Otto Enoteca - New York, NY
Tip: just have Mario send out all the pizzas

Nu-Way Weiners - Macon, Georgia
Chili cheese slaw dog is a must-order

Marea - New York, NY
Anything and everything on the menu

White Swan - Seattle, Washington
'Poutine Of The Sea'

Cole's - Los Angeles, California
'Originators of the French Dip'

James Beard House - New York, NY
Nashville's Peg Leg Porker & the folks from Hog & Hominy / Andrew Michael in Memphis teamed up for a stellar meal at the Beard House

Ironside - San Diego, California
They just kept sending out oysters

Tiki-Ti - Los Angeles, California
Mai Tais!

Fox Bros & Taqueria del Sol - Atlanta, Georgia
The pastrami short rib taco at the 'Foxeria del Sol' event

Beto's Pizza - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Yes, the cheese and pepperoni are uncooked. That's how they do it, and it's fantastic

Acre - Auburn, Alabama
Chicken fried bacon with gravy & syrup

Viceroy Hotel - Riviera Maya, Mexico

Matt's El Rancho - Austin, Texas
Enchiladas are top-notch, but the Bob Armstrong dip is a no-brainer

Momofuku Ssam Bar - New York, NY
The bo ssam - enough pork to feed a small army (or some of the Green Olive staff)

Ted Peters Smoked Fish - St. Petersburg, Florida
Mullet dip and a frosty beer

Emmy Squared - Brooklyn, NY
Detroit-style pizzas

Rusty's Bar-B-Q - Leeds, Alabama
Their barbecue is great, but we can't stop ordering the burger

Taylor Grocery - Taylor, Mississippi
Their catfish has a permanent spot on our 'top meals' list

Chai Pani - Decatur, Georgia
Bombay chili cheese fries

The Amigo Room - Palm Springs, California
All of the cocktails

Cochon Butcher - Nashville, Tennessee
'Le Pig Mac'

Hog & Hominy - Memphis, Tennessee
The pepperoni pizza with honey

Baroo - Los Angeles, California
Kimchi fried rice with slab bacon

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