The Seven Sea(food)s for Christmas

2014.Dec.26 Friday
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As I said in my write-up of last week’s dinners, logistically I’m not overly fond of being open for the holidays – historically, too many problems with getting ingredients, things disappear from the shelves so quickly, there’s nowhere to go to for something that suddenly occurs at last minute, transportation is always an issue for […]

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Speak Easy of the Sushi

2014.Dec.24 Wednesday
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It was only a matter of time. I’ve predicted it for several years now in conversation with friends who run closed door restaurants. As the popularity of the concept grew, sooner or later, a “regular” commercial establishment, or more, would realize they could capitalize on the underground cachet of it and make what amounts to […]

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Fried Chicken Dreams

2014.Dec.23 Tuesday
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“…I said we should celebrate my new found feelings by eating a bucket of fried chicken, with 16 ounce drinks filled with sausage gravy to wash it all down with, and she readily agreed so we walked to the local chicken joint to affirm our commitment and love for one another…” – Jarod Kintz, A […]

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South by South East, in the North

2014.Dec.22 Monday
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When favorite southeast Asian spot Captain Cook closed down a year and a half ago, with plans to move into Martinez, at Av. Libertador 13652, I promised I’d get up there and review the new spot. It amazes me that 14 months have passed by since it reopened and somehow, I’d not made it up […]

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Random Acts of Training #3

2014.Dec.19 Friday
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Yes indeed folks, it’s time for another adventure on a train. I’ve adjusted the randomizer and, away we go. First off, where to start from? There are basically seven lines to pick from, and which one gets drawn from the hat? The Uriarte Urquiza line, which means, marching myself (okay, subway) across the city to […]

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Bite Marks #8

2014.Dec.18 Thursday
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Time for another round of casual eats! I don’t know what possessed me to order a Suprema Maryland as a delivery – fried things are rarely a good move – they tend to steam and get soggy by the time they arrive. Maybe it’s because La Barra, Juncal 2383 is only a few blocks away […]

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Another Round of Spicy

2014.Dec.17 Wednesday
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We went for it again, another dinner with plenty of chili and other spices, and once again, nothing but raves. I’m not sure that two weeks can be considered “on a roll”, but it seems to be eliciting a lot of pleasure amongst our diners. A new version of a causa I’ve been playing around […]

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A First Look at a Reboot

2014.Dec.14 Sunday
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One of the worst social situations that you can find yourself in is having to take sides in a divorce. Now, luckily, no one has asked me to take sides, but at the same time, after a split-up between friends, there’s at least a twinge of awkwardness here and there. I don’t know what led […]

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Fun with Chilies

2014.Dec.10 Wednesday
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It wasn’t until after we were serving our menu this last week that I realized that I’d ended up with four savory courses in a row that featured chili in one form or another. The good thing, it was a hit, and we got nothing but compliments for providing a good dose of spice for […]

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