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Sure, he wrote Kitchen Confidential, and exposed stories of life in the kitchen that do not exist at the same level today than in the 70’s and 80’s, and his persona is pretty much take it or leave it, but these are only a means to an end. 722 more words


“We’re sold out. Our waitlist is full.”

We ponder the meaning of a “sold-out” restaurant as we hurry through the cold to our second choice for end-of-season oysters, only to find ourselves back out on the brick almost as soon as we’d shoved a path to the hostess stand. 259 more words

Anthony Bourdain

    I have a new hero.

Chef extraordinaire, food writer and all around bad boy, Anthony Bourdain.

He wrote, in 2000, a kick-ass memoir entitled, Kitchen Confidential I found languishing on my library shelf. 444 more words


Mu Ramen (Long Island City, NY)

Mu Ramen just opened up their brick-and-mortar restaurant in LIC last week, and I’ve been waiting for it since I missed out on its pop-up days last year. 381 more words


Travel Channel-to-CNN Transition Completed

Now in its fourth season, “Parts Unknown” is what it’s going to be. It feels like a natural progression for the dish washer turned cook turned chef turned writer turned critic turned host. 1,117 more words


Queue For Your Life

With the overwhelming abundance of restaurants and good eats that Melburnians have come to enjoy and partake in, there is still one strange sport that most of us like to do which is QUEUING. 704 more words


Reservations about No Reservations?

I was on CBC Halifax’s Mainstreet today, chatting about restaurants with “no reservation” policies. This is a new trend, sweeping in from larger American centres like New York and Washington DC. 524 more words