Almost 7 years ago, to the day, we visited Steinbeck’s Ale House, in Oakhurst, after hearing about their burger. A couple of weeks ago, I was reading an article about restaurants that had opened in 2020 (and survived Covid) that ought to be visited. And it was there that I read about Steinbeck’s chef, Andy […]

Harden’s Hamburgers is a place that’s been on my radar since I bought my first copy of Hamburger America.  And then a couple of folks, from Tulsa, gave it to me as a recommendation over the last couple of years, when I asked about “great burgers” from their hometown.  We were heading to the bluegrass […]

>As we were driving to Kansas, it was approaching lunch time and we were in Mississippi. I put “barbecue” into Google maps and several popped up.  Clay’s House of Pig (C.H.O.P.) had the best name and was not too far off I-40, so off we went.  Pulling up to a restaurant that shares space with […]

The last time we were in Nashville, one place that popped up on every best burger list was Emmy Squared Pizza.  I thought it a bit odd that a burger from a pizza place was on these “best of” lists, but who would lie about such things on the Internet?  (Actually, they won Nashville’s Battle […]

This week I found a new restaurant, of all places, in my inbox. This week’s Gravy for Breakfast email, from Southern Foodways Alliance, was all about Warung Indonesian Halal Restaurant. I won’t reiterate the whole article, but this restaurant was born of the pandemic and has included Halal in their name and seen it make […]

On a ridiculously hot Saturday, I decided we needed to explore a section of the “North Alabama Barbecue Trail”. Being slightly OCD, I do enjoy a good list – one that I can check things off of, as I complete them. I was guided to the existence of this list by a podcast episode of […]

For the last two plus years, I’ve continuously heard about / read about Pinky Cole’s Slutty Vegan.  The original location, on Edgewood, has had lines out the door every time we’ve been by.  And since, frankly, I am a dyed-in-the-wool carnivore, I wasn’t too excited about standing in line to eat vegan food. I had […]

Looking for lunch on a Thursday, I saw a new sign on what used to be Curry-licious, for Birreria Landeros. Going in, I recognized the tables and bar, but the wall art and vibe was very different. I was the only person there, so the young man asked me if I wanted some music or […]

For our anniversary, we were looking for some place new to try when I remembered hearing about Girl Diver, which opened in the Madison Yards development in late 2020. Originally announced as a Vietnamese / Cajun seafood place, it feels more general-Asian-meets-seafood-by-the-pound.  But I had heard they had a killer lobster roll, and I happen […]