December 29, 2009

Fat Mo's Burgers - Nashville, TN

Thanks once again to George Motz for the tip on this one - there are several of these stands around Nashville, but I'd never made it to one before. The burger tasted just like the ones I used to get at the Middle Eastern delis while in college in Knoxville, TN (i.e. there's some weird spice mix in there that I can't quite place).

My burger:

The sign for the 27-oz 'Supper Deluxe:'

Dai Due Sausage - Austin, TX

Thanks to Ben & Eliza for turning us on to this sausage from Austin...maybe the best breakfast sausage ever? We cooked up some biscuits and a breakfast casserole at the office this morning...

December 28, 2009

Butter Burgers At Steak & Shake

Steak & Shake just keeps getting better...spotted their version of the butter burger on the menu today. These guys can do no wrong.

December 24, 2009

December 18, 2009

This Week's Caption Contest

Hilarious...submit yours here:

December 16, 2009

Shake Shack Expansion

A new Shake Shack in Midtown Manhattan? We're there...

December 14, 2009

Web Design - Holeman & Finch

Check out our design of the Holeman & Finch's burger time!

Web Design - H&F Bread Co.

We've just designed the website for H&F Bread Co. in Atlanta - take a look.

Chicken & Dumplings

Yet another post about Carver's Country was the first time I've tried the chicken and dumplings. You could almost call it chicken and stuffing...either way, it was top-notch, as usual...

The Pecan Log Roll

From the Stuckey's in Winchester, TN - these are not quite as good as I remembered them being, but it seems that the package hasn't changed since I last ate one about 30 years ago - check out that lettering!

Tacos Mariscos Lopez Truck - Nashville, TN

I believe this truck is related to the brick-and mortar Lopez Taqueria location on Nolensville Road in car involuntarily pulls itself over here when I see the guy out front manning the grill loaded up with chickens...

December 12, 2009

Mobile Post - Central Park, Chattanooga, TN

The burger took a little longer than usual - the girl taking orders
told me she also has to cook today because chef called in from a bonus candy cane for my trouble...

December 3, 2009

Grouper Throats

You have to love a market that's selling every part of the fish - I've never cooked a grouper throat, but these look pretty meaty, and at $1.50 a pound, I'd say it's worth a shot. Spotted at 13 Mile Seafood Market, Apalachicola, Florida.

December 1, 2009

That's A Pun!

Spotted in Apalachicola, FL.

November 24, 2009

Bookmark It

Congrats to our friend Francis Lam for his new gig at He was a Contributing Editor at Gourmet, but now we have this to look forward to...
Chicken fried steak by Robb Walsh

November 23, 2009

Canoe Reopens Tonight!

Congrats to Canoe, who is reopening tonight after a major flood a couple months back left the restaurant six feet underwater...

November 22, 2009

Cochon Butcher - New Orleans, LA

This was the most fun place we visited in New can you not love a spot that's half butcher shop and half restaurant/bar?

Central Grocery - New Orleans, LA

They claim to have invented the Muffaletta:

November 20, 2009

Mobile Post - Cochon Butcher, New Orleans

Sometimes it's easy to tell that a restaurant's going to be good as
soon as you walk in...

November 19, 2009

Luke - New Orleans, LA

It's hard to go wrong with a crab BLT made with Benton's bacon:
Croque monsieur:

Casamento's - New Orleans, LA

Open since 1919, Casamento's uses 'pan bread' instead of French bread for their 'oyster loaf:'

November 14, 2009

The Best Pizza I've Had This Year

Pizza with house-made belly ham, mozzarella, grana padano, oregano,
chile at City House in Nashville. How come nobody told me about this

Mobile Post - Martin's BBQ, Nolensville, TN

When you order cornbread at Martin's, you get this giant pancake.
Possibly better than actual cornbread...

November 13, 2009

Dinner With The Band

Our friend Sam Mason's new show is almost here...tune in to IFC on Nov.24 for the premiere of Dinner With The Band - first episode features the Dap-Kings!

November 12, 2009

Green Olive Needs Your New Orleans Advice

We're feeling a bit overwhelmed with all of the restaurants to choose from for our upcoming trip to New Orleans (the Po-Boy Festival being one of the highlights), so we're turning to you to help narrow down our choices. It's been years since we've been, so give us your recommendations in the 'comments' need to recommend Cochon...I imagine we'll be there at least once a day.

November 3, 2009

Benton's Bacon Beer From Brooklyn Brewery

We had a great dinner at Craft last night courtesy of Tom Colicchio and Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster Garrett Oliver...the highlight? Brooklyn's 'Reinschweinsgebot,' otherwise known as the beer made with Benton's Bacon. Only 15 gallons were ever made, so we were lucky to be able to dip into Oliver's private stash. The full rundown on the beer:
"This is a brown ale aged for nine months in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels. The beer has been fat-washed with fat rendered from bacon from Benton's Country Smokehouse. Allan Benton also produced a smoked malt for the creation. The beer is then re-fermented in the bottle."

November 2, 2009

SFA Symposium - Goat Roast With Cochon

This was my eating highlight of the Symposium - roasted goat from the folks at Cochon, with sides courtesy of Jim 'n Nick's...
Ryan Prewitt of Herbsaint:
Stephen Stryjewski of Cochon: