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El Pollo Loco Offers a Taste of Mexican-Style Cuisine
A couple of years ago, I visited Ciudad del Carmen in Mexico. It’s a charming, small town that has managed to avoid the touristy excesses of its sister cities on the Yucatan peninsula. I met my friend, Carlos, who plays in a rock band, at the tiny airport and... Read more
Top Chefs’ Favorite Restaurants
I like food. As a consequence, I spend much time visiting different restaurants. When I’m at home, I’m either cooking or bingeing on Food Network shows. As I’m watching my favorite chefs prepare delicious meals, I often wonder where they like to go out to eat (other than their own establishments, of course). I’m... Read more
2014 Restaurant Trends
There is a quote in the movie, “When Harry Met Sally,” that explains the cultural importance of restaurants. “Restaurants are to people in the 80s what theater was to people in the 60s.” Three decades later, restaurants play an even bigger role in our society. With the rise of celebrity chefs,... Read more
The Best Fine Dining Restaurants in America
As a frequent traveler, I spend a lot of time in restaurants. Most of the time, I’m content with finding a small local establishment that gives me a flavor of the city and allows me to connect with some residents. But sometimes I need to find a more upscale restaurant... Read more
Restaurant Review: Tetsu Teppan Grill – Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas is quickly becoming America’s food mecca. Nearly every celebrity chef has set up shop in the city and the dining options are growing exponentially. I recently dined at Tetsu, Chef Masa Takayama’s first teppan concept. Tetsu is an intimate and interactive dining experience that offers guests a taste... Read more
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
My wife and I recently celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary and we wanted to celebrate with a nice, romantic dinner. We rarely get to go to fancy restaurants because our three children keep us busy. Houston is filled with great restaurants and when we do have an opportunity to... Read more