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California-Style at Los Cabos

May 26th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
One fat burrito.

One fat burrito.

Recently I was driving down Penn Ave around Lawrenceville and I just happened to spot a Mexican place called Los Cabos. Moreover, it wasn’t just Mexican, but SoCal-style Mexican and I just had to stop in. What I found was a small Mexican spot that looked like the average corner taco or burrito shop all around Southern California, including the famous California Burrito. Continue Reading»


Blackened Out at Penn Avenue Fish Company

May 22nd, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
Blackened with cheese.

Blackened with cheese.

Many times I have stated on this meat blog that I am not a fish fan. Yet, when it comes to grabbing lunch with a group that includes a vegetarian I am willing to compromise. Thus, I found myself at Penn Avenue Fish Company in Pittsburgh’s Strip District staring at a menu chock-full of just about every variety of seafood. It was a difficult time for me, but damn if I am not a nice guy for making the sacrifice. Continue Reading»


A Lost Lunch at Lucca

May 21st, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
Meh.

Meh.

Craig Street in Oakland is a great little refuge for Pitt and Carnegie Mellon students looking to get off of campus for a meal. Unfortunately, I have yet to find anything there yet that’s stuck out to me as being truly special. Hoping to change this, I found myself at Lucca, an Italian spot that I hoped would be great in a city filled with great Italian food. Continue Reading»


Bread and Salt and Beyond

May 20th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
And chocolate.

And chocolate.

As the various neighborhoods of Pittsburgh become more and more gentrified, it’s only inevitable that the hipster vibe that inhabits Lawrenceville will make its way to other parts of the city. One of these areas is Bloomfield, where Bread and Salt Bakery has taken up business in what seems to be a back alley. Replete with a man in cutoff shorts and pizza that is charged by the pound (because obviously everyone knows how much a pound of pizza looks like), the place has become popular for its bread. Which is good, because up until recently that was about all they had to offer on their menu. Continue Reading»


Palestinian Eats at Conflict Kitchen

May 19th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
Such conflict.

Such conflict.

Conflict Kitchen in Oakland has a pretty cool concept: shine some light on countries the US has conflict with by dishing out food from that country. The menu changes here and there and in the past has featured the likes of Venezuela and North Korea, but the current version has caused more controversy than any previous iterations. Of course, this might have been expected when you start serving Palestinian food. Continue Reading»


A Brewing at Les 3 Brasseurs

May 18th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
Some classic poutine.

Some classic poutine.

In need of some food to soak up the booze of the night before, we found ourselves at Les 3 Brasseurs in downtown Montreal. Of course, in English this translates to The 3 Brewers, so it seemed like a good place to get our fill before leaving the lovely city of Montreal. Because it seemed necessary, we started with a couple orders of poutine for the table – including one non-traditional that had pulled pork and bacon. Continue Reading»


Smoked Meat at Schwartz’s

May 15th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
Smokey meat.

Smokey meat.

The Jewish influence on Montreal’s food scene goes beyond the bagels and into the realms of meat. Specifically smoked meat and there is no better-known place to get the smoked meat than at Schwartz’s, which has been making the stuff since 1928. Today Celine Dion weirdly has some sort of ownership in the place, but I went hoping this had little to do with the popularity. Continue Reading»


All Dressed at Fairmount Bagel

May 14th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
You call these bagels?

You call these bagels?

We know this truth to be self-evident: Not all bagels are created equally. This has been briefly touched upon on this blog in the past, but my recent trip to Montreal made that sentiment all the more powerful. You see, I had eaten a Montreal-style bagel before, but only after picking up a half dozen on the way out of town and consuming them upon returning to LA. This time, I made sure to get one fresh off the line at Fairmount Bagel in Mile End, which has been pushing bagels since 1919. Continue Reading»


Dinner Perfection at Liverpool House

May 11th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
Kinda like Joe Beef, kinda not.

Kinda like Joe Beef, kinda not.

Where were you when you ate the greatest meal of your life? Until I went to Liverpool House in Montreal I wasn’t quite sure. You see, Liverpool House is the sister restaurant to Joe Beef, which is often considered one of the best restaurants in the world. Yet, after paying a visit to Liverpool House I can’t imagine how Joe Beef could be any better. Continue Reading»


Perfect Poutine at La Belle Province

May 6th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
Nom nom nom.

Nom nom nom.

A long, long time ago I visited Montreal for my¬†friends’ wedding and was introduced to real poutine for the first time. I say real, because the stuff they serve at Wendy’s in Ontario is…well…Wendy’s. My friends took me to La Belle Province and I suppose you never really forget your first love, because upon my return to Montreal it was all I wanted. Continue Reading»


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Street Food Spotlight: Isabel Pinchos

The bread is so necessary.

The bread is so necessary.

While riding our scooters back to Isabel in Vieques, we couldn’t help but be stopped by some street food. The street food in this case turned out to be Pinchos, which is basically a Spanish word for skewer-grilled meat. Or, at least that’s what it means in Puerto Rico.

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