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Whiskey & Wings

A New Year means a new season of Chopped episodes on Food Network. When our bodies allow us to stay up on Tuesday night past 10pm, we enjoy watching the contestants compete against each other, listening to the input provided by the judges and of course seeing what creative plates of food are created. 706 more words



It is disheartening to occasionally hear of cooks, chefs, and service staff who dislike their jobs, find the work less than rewarding, and most discouraging – fail to feel a unique connection to the people who they share a kitchen with. 1,407 more words

Food For Your Mood.

I’m a huge fan of collaboration. It just works, time after time and none more so then when writing about food. When I read, the simply inspirational, … 1,416 more words


Bistro 218

B-Metro > Taste > Excellence Enlarged

By Jan Walsh 

Photography by Beau Gustafson

Birmingham’s downtown restaurant scene just got a little bigger. In December 2016, Tom Saab, chef and owner of Bistro 218, expanded by adding an adjoining bar into the space next door—doubling the seating capacity. 653 more words


Trendsetter: Marc Murphy

The dizzying list of locales that Landmarc and Ditch Plains chef/owner Marc Murphy once called home read like a bucket list of dream vacation spots for most people. 399 more words


Trendsetter: Chef Blake Schumpert

1200 Miles Executive Chef Blake Schumpert is taking his diners on a journey at the Flatiron restaurant. Inspired by owner Mark Stern’s many travels through Europe, 1200 Miles pays homage to the tastes and aromas of the Mediterranean though a thoughtful menu developed by Schumpert. 294 more words


TRENDSETTER: Chef Jose Graces

Some consider him the Mario Batali of Philly – but with better hair and Latin/Asian ingreds instead of Italian. So what is the same? Chef Jose Garces owns a slew of restos and holds an Iron Chef title. 1,085 more words