9 07, 2012

At Hedone in London, Save Room for the Bread

2017-02-17T15:17:52+01:00July 9th, 2012|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, London, Restaurants|3 Comments

“Don’t fill up on bread!” was a common warning at my childhood dinner table. When I was growing up I had a natural affinity for carbs (which has not let up with age) and I would routinely down half a loaf of Italian bread at dinner. The bread on our table was simple and straightforward. [...]

8 07, 2012

In London’s Picadilly, Zédel’s Bar Américain Stuns

2017-02-17T15:17:53+01:00July 8th, 2012|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, London, Restaurants, Wine & Spirits|0 Comments

Compared to Rome, London’s food and beverage scene moves a mile and minute. No matter how many hours a day I dedicate to the task, I constantly fail to keep up with all the new openings and judging what’s great. And what’s great vs what’s crap from a press release isn’t foolproof. That’s where interviewing [...]

3 07, 2012

BrewDog Craft Beer Bar in Camden

2017-02-17T15:17:55+01:00July 3rd, 2012|Categories: Beer, Carbs, London, Wine & Spirits|1 Comment

The BrewDog Camden website proclaims their December 2011 arrival added “a much needed craft beer injection to an area that’s typically associated with a twisted mix of indie drinking dens, chic VIP venues and mental aslyums.” This is more than just marketing hyperbole. Craft beer bars in Camden aren’t […]

2 07, 2012

At 40 Maltby Street in London, Natural Food and Wines

2017-02-17T15:17:55+01:00July 2nd, 2012|Categories: Food & Wine, London, Offal, Restaurants, Travel, Wine & Spirits|3 Comments

At 40 Maltby street in Bermondsey, a team of British lads has created an exciting eno-gastronomic destination. The space beneath the railway arches does double duty as a cavernous wine warehouse and a wine bar. Visitors may purchase bottles from Gergovie Wines to take away. But those in the know […]

13 03, 2012

At Quo Vadis in London's Soho, Save Room for Desserts

2017-02-17T15:19:36+01:00March 13th, 2012|Categories: Food & Wine, London, Sweets & Dessert, Travel|0 Comments

Before a recent trip to London, I polled some food obsessed friends about where to eat. The overwhelming reply was Quo Vadis, a Soho institution of sorts that has recently welcomed super talented and much adored chef Jeremy Lee, formerly of Blueprint Café. Quo Vadis, which opened in 1926, was taken over by Sam and [...]

6 03, 2012

Burgers at Bukowski in East London's Box Park

2017-02-17T15:19:38+01:00March 6th, 2012|Categories: London, Meat, Restaurants, Travel|7 Comments

On a recent trip to London, I got a burger-related tip from Leila McAlister, owner of the renowned cafe and gourmet food store Leila’s Shop in Shoreditch. When London’s leading artisanal Polish sausage purveyor tells me where to eat meat, I listen. I followed Leila’s sage advice and made my way to Box Park on [...]