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Biting Shark at Duffy’s

March 27th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
Lemon-flavored shark?

Lemon-flavored shark?

A few miles off of the coast of mainland Puerto Rico is Vieques Island. It’s reasonably small, but still supports a couple of towns, one of which is Esperanza, which caters to tourists a bit more than elsewhere. It was there that we found Duffy’s, a bar and grill with food you could probably find anywhere in the rest of the US, but with a distinct island vibe to it. Continue Reading»


Caribbean Fast Food at Pollo Tropical

March 26th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
So tropical...

So tropical…

Puerto Rico has its fair share of fast food chains, including probably more Church’s Chickens than I have ever seen. But one thing that I had never seen before was Pollo Tropical. Pollo Tropical does appear to have locations in the mainland United States, but I had never seen it before stopping in Fajardo. Continue Reading»


Balls and Trifongo at El Patio de Sam

March 25th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
Great balls of cheese.

Great balls of cheese.

In a desperate search for good, authentic Puerto Rican food before leaving San Juan, we made our way to El Patio de Sam, once again in the old city. There we were greeted by perhaps one of the best waitresses in San Juan, as she not only made us feel welcome, but convinced us to start our meal off with an appetizer. Continue Reading»


A Green Meal at Verde Mesa

March 24th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
More like white table.

More like white table.

The name Verde Mesa is a little bit frightening for a restaurant. For one, it doesn’t really follow the rules of Spanish, weirdly translating into “table green.” The other reason it’s frightening is because of that whole “green” thing. It’s definitely a vegetarian-friendly spot, but it came with really high recommendations and the restaurant we really wanted was full. Continue Reading»


Welcoming Mofongo at El Jibarito

March 23rd, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
Solid start.

Solid start.

Upon arrival in San Juan, I had pretty much only one goal: to eat well. You see, I had been to San Juan before starting a meat blog, and I knew that I had missed out on some good stuff. Thus I convinced my friends to follow me to El Jibarito in Old Town. There was a decent wait when we arrived so we knew it had to be a good place. Continue Reading»


Brunching at the Brookshire

March 19th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
How amusing.

How amusing.

The Royal Park Hotel in Rochester is home to a restaurant called the Brookshire Restaurant, which apparently has one of the best brunches in the metro Detroit area, so we set out there to finish off a whirlwind Detroit food weekend that took me to more than one place I had never even considered visiting back when I was a Michigan resident. Continue Reading»


A Time for Heroes

March 18th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
Somewhere in there is chicken.

Somewhere in there is chicken.

I don’t exactly come from a family that is into fancy food. This may be apparent in my reviews, but if not it should be apparent in the fact that for my mom’s 60th birthday all she wanted to do was eat at Heroes in Waterford, Michigan. You see, Heroes isn’t in any way a bad place, but it is at its basest level a bar and grill. A bar and grill, however, with whitefish that is too good for its own good. Continue Reading»


Searching for Shangri-La

March 17th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
Dim sum noodles.

Dim sum noodles.

Strangely situated in the middle of West Bloomfield, Michigan is one very authentic Chinese restaurant. It’s called Shangri-La and has the endorsement of not one, but two Chinese/Taiwanese people I know that have been there. It also has the endorsement of all the other people that show up on the weekends for their dim sum. Continue Reading»


Rockin’ BBQ at Union Woodshop

March 16th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
Best mac in Michigan?

Best mac in Michigan?

Clarkston is not a part of Michigan I ever found myself in while spending the first 22 years of my life in the state. Yet, Union Woodshop wasn’t there for any of those 22 years either. It’s there now though, a modern BBQ spot fully endorsed by hometown hero Kid Rock (although not owned by him in any way despite popular contrary opinion), and thus I finally made my way there as well. And it should probably be noted that while I don’t really listen to Kid Rock’s music, he does seem like he would like the same food as me. Continue Reading»


Chowing Down at Chow’s

March 13th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
Pork belly for my belly.

Pork belly for my belly.

When your Taiwanese friend invites you to grab some Taiwanese food, it is wise to listen. Yes, even when that Taiwanese food is all the way in goddamn Allison Park. So we took a long journey out to the suburbs to see what Chow’s had to offer. We found the place sadly empty, but at least it wasn’t full of white people. Continue Reading»


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Strange Meats: Camel

Whatcha gonna do with all that hump?

Whatcha gonna do with all that hump?

After taking a camel ride in the Sahara, it almost seems wrong to have sought out camel meat in Marrakesh. Yet, that’s exactly what I did because I’m a man of the people and my people are unvegans. I found what looked to be a camel hump in a stall in the Medina and knew I had come to the right place. For those that are wondering, yes that is a hump in the picture and no, the humps are not filled with water. In fact, they are mostly fat.

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