Monday, December 10, 2012

Philadelphia's Redding Terminal

Jo Jo at morimoto's

Morimoto has an interior - awash in glass and colors - that is both striking and serene in its design. INSIDER TIP. The mezzanine level lounge is a great spot to have a pre - meal cocktail while waiting for your table.

Le Cochon Noir

Jazz, blues, and bbq.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Reading Terminal in Philadelphia

Tommy Dinic's Roast Pork and Beef.
Tried the roast pork with sharp provolone and broccoli rabe.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Tommy Gunns American Barbeque

Glad we went to this little gem. Jo and I had the opportunity to take our good friend and hostess, Rose, to this iconic bbq place. We shared pulled pork, smoked wings, brisket and last but not least, there deep fried mac & cheese.

Sweet Lucy's Smokehouse

By far, the best bbq I had in Philly.
Had to try the brisket, mashed sweet potatoes, baked beans, and bread pudding. We felt guilty Aaron and Rose worked that day so we brought some home to them. Guess what new item is going to be offered in 2013 ?

MORIMOTO the iron chef's first American restaurant

723 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
Neighborhood - center city east

Morimoto Restaurant in Philadelphia PA

Iron chef Morimoto is one of the original chefs on the circuit. Jo and I had ishi yaki bop. ( rice dish prepared at your table in hot river stone bowl with king yellowtail ).
Our second dish was duck curry udon. ( grilled duck breast, udon noodle, and cilantro )

Geno's Steaks 1219 South 9 th Street

Geno's Steaks was started by Joe Vento back in 1966. Word of caution, be prepared and know how to order. Geno's is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Heart Attack Caffee

If you cant finish your burger, the nurse paddles you, imagine that !!!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Firefly on Paradise 3900 Paradise Road.

Firefly tapas kitchen & bar

The first restaurant stakeout was filmed here in Las Vegas at the Firefly. We had the paella for entree. ( saffron rice, clams, mussels, shrimp, calamari, chicken, Spanish chorizo sausage ) Of the tapas side, we enjoyed the stuffed dates. ( bacon-wrapped, smoked almond, red wine reduction, blue cheese ) It was almost as interesting as the paella in Barcelona.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria and Cucina

We know his first major break was at Spago on the Sunset Strip in 1997. The Wolfgang Puck Companies encompasses over 20 fine dining Restaurants. We tried one of his wood fired oven pizzas,the Margherita, Mozzarella, San Marzano Tomatoes.Basil pizza.

Gordon Ramsey

We didn't eat here because Jo was concerned Gordon might be there and would make her do the dishes or mop the floor.

Pinks Hot Dogs.

Joanne enjoying their most popular item. Thanksgiving day in Los Vegas. Had all intentions to have the traditional dinner. These dogs were so filling that we skipped the buffet.

As seen on the Travel Channel

Lovely Los Vegas

We are down on Freemont St. This is a must see area.

Tell you more about this later

Sunday, November 18, 2012

7 Springs PA

Rustic Lodge Furniture. Chef Alex putting together the seafood pealla along with sliced sorano ham for a party of 150 guest at annual party at 7 springs.

7 "Springs PA

Monday, November 5, 2012

Whitner's bbq

Guy Fieri had a burnt end sandwich and black- eyed corn here in his last visit. He also had a smoked turkey sandwich. I had to follow suit and glad I did.

Beach Bully bbq

Glad to be back, last time we were here, we had the bully bbq combo. The chef asked us to try sliced beef on demand, rare. Great choice chef !!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Jake s bar-b- q in Virginia Beach

What am I doing eating bbq in a seafood town. I guess I just cant help myself. Fire roasted apples are the best for desert. I will be putting this on the menu if the chef gives me his recipe.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Fredericksburg VA

Cool nut store. 95 flavors, free tastings. We bought bacon salt, da bomb ghost pepper nuts, peanut squares and roasted almonds.

La Tienda

This store reminds me of Barcelona Spain when my son Alex and I stopped and ate at least 15 tapas bars over the week we were there.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Charlie Staples origional famous bar-b-que

Andy and Dave love riblettes and sausey bread. For desert , bread pudding and sweet potato pie.
Youngstown OH

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012