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Mystery Meet founder Seth Resler gets the inside scoop from local food bloggers on the best restaurants in different cities. Find out where the natives really eat when they go out.

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115: A Look at Food Tourism
<p>Seth Resler, the founder of Taste Trekkers and the host of the Find Dining podcast, spoke about food tourism at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Boston on October 16, 2016.</p>
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114: The Philosophy of Food
<p>Dwight Furrow, author of American Foodie: Taste, Art, and the Cultural Revolution talks about the philosophy of food .</p>
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113: Israel
<p>Inbal Baum, the founder of Delicious Israel, talks about the food scene in her country.</p>
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112: Ballpark Food
<p>Bennet Jacobstein, author of The Joy of Ballpark Food: From Hot Dogs to Haute Cuisine, talks to us about what foodies can find at different baseball stadiums around the country.</p>
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111: Cajun Food from Lafeyette, Louisiana
<p>Marie Ducote of <a href="http://cajunfoodtours.com/" target="_blank">Cajun Food Tours</a> in Lafayette, Louisiana, tells us about the Cajun food scene. We talk about king cakes, gumbo, and the differences between Cajun and Creole food.</p>
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110: Portland, Oregon
<p><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Heidi Burnette of </span><a style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;" href="http://www.forktownfoodtoursportland.com/" target="_blank">Forktown Food Tours</a><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;"> in Portland, Oregon, tells us about her food scene. We talk about food carts, merroir, and the fact that real Oregonians don't use umbrellas.</span></p>
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109: Jeff Greif of Travel Squire
<p>Jeff Greif, Editor in Chief of TravelSquire.com, tells us about his publication's list of the top 28 destinations for 2015, and tells us which ones are of particular interest to foodies.</p>
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108: Traveling the World
<p>Seven years ago, Jodi Ettenberg, the blogger behind Logal Nomads, quit her job to travel the world and enjoy food. In this episode, she tells us how she did it.</p>
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107: Crete
<p><span style="color: #3b484b; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px; white-space: nowrap;">Giorgos Maltezakis of Cretan Paths tells us about the culinary scene on the Greek island of Crete. We discuss olives, wines, and minotaurs.</span></p>
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106: The Evolution of Fruit
<p>Australian high school chemistry teacher James Kennedy tells us how fruits have evolved over time.</p>
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105: The Bahamas
<p>Alanna Rodgers, founder of Tru Bahamian Food Tours, tells us all about the food scene in the Bahamas.</p>
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104: Food Trend Forecasting
<p>Suzy Badaracco, founder of Culinary Tides, tells us about the world of food trend forecasting. We discuss how the impact of Hurricane Katrina, the economy, and the movie Frozen on what people eat.</p>
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103: Chef Michael Cimarusti of Providence in Los Angeles
<p>Chef Michael Cimarusti, owner of  Providence in Los Angeles, tells us about his culinary journey.  We discuss his time cooking in France, the secrets of seafood, and his family's recent culinary travels in Europe.</p>
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102: Eat Your World
<p>Laura Siciliano Rosen, co-founder of Eat Your World, tells us about her culinary adventures in Istanbul, Coastal Yucatán, and New York City.</p>
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101: Durham, North Carolina
<p><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">Sam Poley of the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau tells us what makes the food scene in </span><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">his </span><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">North Carolina city unlike anywhere else. We discuss the close-knit chef community, what to do between meals, and the different styles of Carolina barbecue.</span></p>
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100: Greatest Hits
<p><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">In the 100th episode of </span><a style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;" href="http://tastetrekkers.com/podcast">the <em>Find Dining</em> podcast</a><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">, we take a look back at  some of our favorite interviews.   From Ireland to Thailand to Russia,  here's a sampler platter from our first two years.</span></p>
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99: New Zealand
<p><span style= "color: #717171; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;"> Elle Armon Jones of </span><a style= "color: #6d8a34; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;" href="http://www.thebigfoody.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Big Foody Food Tours</a><span style= "color: #717171; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;"> talks about culinary travel in New Zealand.   We discuss adjusting to opposite seasons,  Pacific Rim cuisine, and how </span><em style= "color: #717171; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;">Lord of the Rings</em><span style= "color: #717171; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;"> put New Zealand on the tourist map.</span></p>
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98: Greece
<p>Christopher Bakken, author of Honey, Olives, Octopus: Adventures at the Greek Table, and the English Department Chair at Allegheny College about culinary travel in Greece.   We discuss travel writing, harvesting olives, and hunting for octopus.</p>
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97: Bolivian Cuisine
<p><span style="color: #717171; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;">Chef Cesin Curi of </span><a style="color: #6d8a34; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;" href="http://losandesri.com/andes/index.php" target="_blank">Los Andes</a><span style="color: #717171; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;"> in Providence, Rhode Island talks about about Bolivian cuisine.   We discuss opening a restaurant with his brother, the differences between Bolivian and Peruvian food, and what makes a great ceviche.</span></p>
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96: Food Tours & Chicago, Illinois
<p>Shane Kost, founder of Food Tour Pros and Chicago Food Planet Tours, talks to us about the food tour business and the Windy City's food scene. We discuss Chicago-style hot dogs, deep dish pizza, and architecture.</p>
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95: MasterChef's Becky Reams
<p>We talk to Becky Reams, food photographer and second runner-up on Master Chef's season three.  We discuss food styling and photography, Kansas City barbecue, and what Gordon Ramsay is really like.</p>
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94: Food Trends
<p>David Sax, author of The Tastemakers: Why We're Crazy for Cupcakes but Fed Up with Fondue, talks about trends in the culinary food.  We discuss the impact of Sex and the City on cupcakes, the weight carried by Whole Foods and Dr. Oz, and truth about pomegranate juice.</p>
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93: Chef Grant Achatz of Alinea in Chicago
<p>Grant Achatz is the world-renowned chef behind Alinea, Aviary, and Next in Chicago.  We talk to him about building his first car, molecular gastronomy, and surviving tongue cancer.</p>
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92: Hawaii
<p><span style="color: #717171; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;">Top Chef finalist and fan favorite Sheldon Simeon of </span><a style="color: #6d8a34; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;" href="http://www.migrantmaui.com/#about" target="_blank">MiGrant</a><span style="color: #717171; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;"> and </span><a style="color: #6d8a34; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;" href="http://malawailea.com/index.htm" target="_blank">Mala Wailea</a><span style="color: #717171; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;"> tells us how to eat like a local in Maui.  We discuss Hawaiian family celebrations, elevating ramen, and his rise from dishwasher to celebrity chef.</span></p>
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91: Alabama
<p><span style= "color: #717171; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;"> James Beard Award-winning filmmaker, Andrew Grace Beck, talks to us about his year of eating locally while filming </span><em><a style= "color: #6d8a34; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;" href="http://www.eatingalabama.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Eating Alabama</a></em><span style= "color: #717171; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;">.  We discuss local eating, food documentaries, and the complicated state of American agriculture.</span></p>
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90: Miami, Florida
<p><span style="color: #717171; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;">Grace Della of </span><a style="color: #6d8a34; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;" href="http://www.miamiculinarytours.com/" target="_blank">Miami Culinary Tours</a> <span style="color: #717171; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;">tells us where travelers should eat when they come to Miami, Florida.  We discuss neuvo latino cuisine, empanadas, and Miami’s art deco architecture.</span></p>
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89: Food from the Silk Road
<p>Cookbook author Dahlia Abraham-Klein talks to us about foods from The Silk Road through Central Asia.  We discuss how her family's nomadic merchant history is reflected in her recipes, Bukharian cuisine, and the secret to finding a good CSA.</p>
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88: New York City
<p>Myra Alperson of Noshwalks talks to us about food tours in New York City.  We discuss "the real New York,” Ghanaian food, and the secrets of an egg cream.</p>
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87: Vermont
<p><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">Meghan Sheridan, Executive Director of </span><a style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;" href="http://www.vermontfresh.net/" target="_blank">Vermont Fresh Network</a><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;"> talks to us </span><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">how to plan the perfect foodie trip</span><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;"> to Vermont.  We talk about where to find great Vermont cheese, the secret of maple syrup, and the virtues of ice cider.</span></p>
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86: The Peruvian Jungle
<p><span style="color: #717171; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;">Chef Jose Duarte of </span><a style="color: #6d8a34; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;" href="http://www.tarantarist.com/" target="_blank">Taranta</a><span style="color: #717171; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;"> in Boston talks about the recent food trip he led into the jungle of Peru.  We discuss ceviche, making his restaurant eco-friendly, and getting kids to eat bugs in the Amazon.</span></p>
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85: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
<p><span style="color: #717171; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;">Colleen Franzreb, founder of </span><a style="color: #6d8a34; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;" href="http://capecodfoodietours.com/" target="_blank">Cape Cod Foodie Tours</a><span style="color: #717171; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;">, talks to us about the dining scene in Cape Cod.  We discuss building a food tour business, the secret to great fish and chips, and how to avoid the Cape traffic.</span></p>
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84: Tokyo, Japan
<p><span style="color: #717171; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;">Matthew Amster-Burton, co-host of the </span><a style="color: #6d8a34; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;" href="http://www.spilledmilkpodcast.com/" target="_blank">Spilled Milk podcast</a><span style="color: #717171; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;">, talks to us about dining in Tokyo, Japan.  We discuss raising children to be adventurous eaters, the origins of his podcast, and the secret to eating tempura.</span></p>
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83: Oaxaca, Mexico
<p><span style="color: #717171; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;">Dolores Wiarco Dweck of </span><a style="color: #6d8a34; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;" href="http://lolascocina.com/" target="_blank">Lola’s Cocina</a><span style="color: #717171; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;"> talks to us about food tourism in Mexico. We discuss her research on cooking schools in Oaxaca,  the importance of mole, and the real meaning of Cinco de Mayo.</span></p>
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82: 2014 James Beard Awards Preview
<p>Izabela Wojcik, the Director of House Programming for the James Beard Foundation, gives us an inside look at the James Beard Awards. We talk about the life of James Beard, how the Awards work, and all of the other things that the James Beard Foundation does.</p>
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81: The Galilee in Israel
<p>Paul Nirews, Founder of Galileat food tours, joined us to talk about the culinary scene in Israel. We discuss the state of Israeli wine, the importance of olives, and the ability of food tourism to empower women in the Middle East.</p>
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80: Kosher and Passover Dining
<p><span style="color: #717171; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;">Food blogger Liz Reuven of </span><a style="color: #6d8a34; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;" href="http://kosherlikeme.com/" target="_blank">Kosher Like Me</a><span style="color: #717171; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;"> talks about the rules of kosher dining and her new Passover cookbook, </span><a class="easyazon-link" style="color: #6d8a34; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;" title="" href="http://tastetrekkers.com/product/B00IXXS7VK/US/tasttrek-20/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" data-easyazon-asin="B00IXXS7VK" data-easyazon-locale="US" data-easyazon-localize="data-easyazon-localize" data-easyazon-popups="data-easyazon-popups" data-original-title=""><em>4 Bloggers Dish: Passover: Modern Twists on Traditional Flavors</em></a><span style="color: #717171; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;">. We discuss the parallels between ancient kosher laws and the modern organic food movement, the questions to ask at your local farmer’s market, and tips for updating the traditional Passover menu.</span></p>
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79: 101 Best Restaurants in America
<p><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;">Arthur Bovino, Executive Editor of </span><a style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;" href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/" target="_blank"><em>The</em> </a><em style="color: #333333; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;"><a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/" target="_blank">Daily Meal</a>,</em><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;"> joins us to talk to us about all things food and drink.  We discuss crowd-sourced restaurant reviews, the process for ranking restaurants, and the five best places </span><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;">to eat </span><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;">in America.</span></p>
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78: Macedonia and the Slow Food Movement
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Stephanie Georgieff, host of the Real Food Empire podcast, tells us about the Slow Food Movement and the culinary scene in Macedonia. We discuss the origins of pizza, the U.S. Farm Bill, and McDonald's in Macedonia.</span></p>
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77: Shirley Chung of Top Chef
<p>Get to know Top Chef finalist Shirley Chung. We talk about her food journey from becoming a chef to her culinary explorations across Asia after finding her culinary voice in New Orleans.</p>
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76: Ireland
<p><span style= "color: #717171; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;"> Helen McDaid, Manager of Food Tourism at </span><a style= "line-height: 23.4375px; color: #6d8a34; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;" href="http://www.failteireland.ie/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Failte Ireland</a><span style= "color: #717171; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;"> tells us about the culinary scene in Ireland.  We discuss the Guinness Storehouse, the potato famine, and how St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in Ireland.</span></p>
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75: The U.S. Farm Bill
<p><span style= "color: #717171; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;"> Sarah Hackney from The </span><a style= "color: #6d8a34; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;" href="http://sustainableagriculture.net/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">National Sustainable Agricultural Coalition</a><span style= "color: #717171; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 23.4375px;"> (NSAC) talks to us about the Farm Bill and how it impacts American farmers, chefs and diners.  We discuss the changing face of US farming, why the bill took three years to pass in Congress, and the future of sustainable agriculture.</span></p>
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74: Louisville and Kentucky Bourbon
<p><span style= "color: #333333; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;"> Larry Kass from </span><a style= "font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;" href="http://heavenhill.com/age-gate.php" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Heaven Hill Distilleries</a><span style= "color: #333333; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;"> talks to us bourbon its role in tourism for</span><span style= "line-height: 1.5em;"> Louisville, Kentucky.   We discuss the difference between bourbon and other whiskies , how to taste bourbon, why the best bourbons are made in Kentucky, and how the bourbon industry was built.</span></p>
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73: Food Trucks
<p>In the episode of the Find Dining Podcast, we speak with Eric Weiner, founder of Food Trucks In, a company that enables people to discover new food trucks across the United States.</p>
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72: Soviet Russia
<p><span style= "color: #333333; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;"> In this episode of the </span><a style= "font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;" href="../../../podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">, three-time James Beard Award-winning author </span><a style= "font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;" href="https://twitter.com/vonbremzen" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Anya von Bremzen</a><span style= "color: #333333; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;"> talks about what food was like growing up in Soviet Russia.  We discuss Russian mayonnaise, communal apartments and the black market.</span></p>
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71: Asheville, North Carolina
<p>In this episode of the <a href="podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Dodie Stephens of the Asheville Conventions and Visitors' Bureau tells us about the culinary scene in <a href= "http://www.exploreasheville.com/foodtopia/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Asheville, North Carolina</a>.  We discuss destination marketing, craft brewing and life in the mountains.</p> <ul> <li>Check out Asheville's Foodtopia website</li> <li>Asheville was named "<a href= "http://www.exploreasheville.com/articles/view/Asheville-Named-Beer-City-USA-/98/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BeerCity USA</a>" in an Examiner poll 4 years in a row</li> <li>The <a href="http://www.destinationmarketing.org/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Destination Marketing Association International</a> is honoring the <a href= "http://www.jamesbeard.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">James Beard Foundation</a> with the 2014 Spirit of Hospitality Award</li> <li><a href= "http://www.exploreasheville.com/foodtopia/beer-breweries/#breweries" target="_blank" rel="noopener">19 craft breweries.</a> 84,000 people. Do the math.</li> <li>There's lots of ways to <a href= "http://www.exploreasheville.com/foodtopia/beer-breweries/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">explore Asheville's beer scene</a></li> <li><a href="http://imbibemagazine.com/In-This-Issue-Jan/Feb-2013" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Imbibe Magazine</em></a> named Asheville one of "75 Places that will Change the Way You Drink"</li> <li><a href="http://www.highlandbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Highland Brewing Company</a> is Asheville's oldest craft brewery</li> <li>Catch some live music at the <a href= "http://frenchbroadbrewery.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">French Broad Brewery</a></li> <li>Get adventurous at the artsy <a href= "http://www.wedgebrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Wedge Brewing Company</a></li> <li>Check out the local hard cider, moonshine and sake makers</li> <li>Explore the <a href= "http://wnccheesetrail.vpweb.com/The-Map.html" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Western North Carolina Cheese Trail</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.rhubarbasheville.com/about/chef-john-fleer/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Chef John Fleer</a> is known for "Foothills Cuisine," and he's opened his new restaurant <a href= "http://www.rhubarbasheville.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Rhubarb</a></li> <li>Enjoy a bean-to-bar experience at the <a href= "https://frenchbroadchocolates.com/the-chocolate-lounge/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">French Broad Chocolate Lounge</a></li> <li>Come out for the <a href="http://ashevillewineandfood.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Asheville Food & Wine Festival</a></li> </ul> <p>    <strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: What is America's most-visited winery?</li> <li>A: <a href="http://www.biltmore.com/wine/visit-the-winery" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Biltmore Winery.</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Restaurant with the Best View: <a href= "http://www.groveparkinn.com/edison" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Edison at the Grove Park Inn</a></li> <li>Favorite Farmer's Market: <a href= "http://www.northashevilletailgatemarket.org/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">North Asheville Tailgate Market</a> and the <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/AshevilleCityMarket" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">City Market</a></li> <li>Chefs to Watch: <a href="https://twitter.com/chefkatiebutton" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Katie Button</a> of <a href= "http://www.curatetapasbar.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Curate</a></li> <li>Favorite Food Trucks: <a href= "http://www.gypsyqueencuisine.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Gypsy Queen Cuisine</a> and <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/ElKimchi" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">El Kimchi</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to go for a Craft Cocktail: <a href= "http://www.monkpub.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Top of the Monk</a></li> <li>Favorite Dessert: Beer-a-misu at <a href= "http://www.chestnutasheville.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Chestnut</a></li> </ul>
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70: Spain
<p>In this episode of the <a href="podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Tatiana Gana of Gastro Tours tells us how to take a culinary vacation in Spain.  We discuss Spain's virgin food tourism scene, extended lunches, and how Italy is taking credit for all of the country's olive oil.</p> <ul> <li>Check out Tatiana's tours on the <a href= "http://www.gastro-tours.com/culinary-vacations" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Gastro Tours</a> website</li> <li>Try the specialty foods of Spain, like <a href= "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam%C3%B3n_ib%C3%A9rico" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Iberica ham</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.newportstorm.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Newport Storm</a> is a beer from Newport, Rhode Island</li> <li><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ribera_del_Duero" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Ribera del Duero</a> is a large wine region in the middle of Spain</li> <li>When in Spain, eat the suckling lamb</li> <li>Traveling within Spain using <a href= "http://www.spain-info.com/Living_in_Spain/Spanish-Public-Transport.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">public transit</a> in the bigger cities and rental cars within more rural areas</li> <li><a href= "http://spanishfood.about.com/od/discoverspanishfood/a/lacomida.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lunch</a> is the primary meal of the day</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: What two food products is Spain the biggest producer of in the world?</li> <li>A:  Olive oil and air-dried cured ham.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Best Way to Find Great Restaurants: <a href= "http://gospain.about.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">About.com</a> or ask a taxi driver</li> <li>Remember to Pack: An extra t-shirt or two for layers.</li> <li>Favorite Hotel: The <a href="http://www.hotelurban.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Urban Hotel</a> in Madrid</li> <li>Favorite Spanish Wine:  <a href="http://www.cvne.com/web/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Cune</a>, a tempranillo from the Rioja region</li> <li>Restaurant with the Best View: <a href= "http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g187489-d3819727-Reviews-Restaurante_del_Parador_de_Toledo-Toledo_Province_of_Toledo_Castile_La_Mancha.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Parador</a> in Toledo</li> <li>Favorite Spanish Restaurant in New York City: Still looking...</li> </ul>
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69: France
<p>In this episode of the <a href= "http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Ann Mah joins us to talk about her new book, <a href= "http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Art-French-Eating-Lessons/dp/0670025992" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Mastering the Art of French Eating</em></a>. We discuss Julia Child, how beef got to France, and why Americans don't like tripe.</p> <ul> <li>Check out Ann's fiction book, <a href= "http://www.amazon.com/Kitchen-Chinese-Family-Finding-Yourself-ebook/dp/B0035D9URI/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Kitchen Chinese</em></a></li> <li>Check out <a href="http://annmah.net/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Ann Mah's website</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.thepurplepassport.com/picks/beijing/Restaurant/sichuan-provincial-government-restaurant/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sichuan Provincial Government Restaurant</a> is Ann's favorite in Beijing</li> <li>Ann received a <a href= "http://www.jamesbeard.org/education/scholarships-and-grants" target="_blank" rel="noopener">grant from the James Beard Foundation</a></li> <li>Ann was inspired by Julia Child's <em><a href= "http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Art-French-Cooking-Volume/dp/0394721780" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Mastering the Art of French Cooking</a></em></li> <li>Does Ann's story remind anybody else of the movie <em><a href= "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1135503/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Julie & Julia</a></em>?</li> <li>Americans aren't on board with <a href= "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tripe" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">tripe</a>, but the French are -- especially <a href= "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andouillette" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Andouillette</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: What was the first A.O.C. (<a href= "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appellation_d'origine_contr%C3%B4l%C3%A9e" target="_blank" rel="noopener">appellation d'origine contrôlée</a>) product in France?</li> <li>A: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roquefort" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Roquefort Cheese</a> (in 1411).</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Hotel in Paris: <a href= "http://www.hotel-le-six.com/fr/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Hotel Le Six</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to go for Wine: <a href= "http://www.beaune-tourism.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Beaune</a> (for Burgundy)</li> <li>Favorite Farm: <a href= "http://annmah.net/2013/11/21/where-to-eat-in-aveyron/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Delbouis Les Bessades</a> (ask for Cathy)</li> <li>Restaurant with the Best View: <a href= "http://www.bras.fr/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Michel et Sébastien Bras</a></li> </ul>
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68: Portland, Oregon & the Foodworx Conference
<p>In this episode of the <a href= "http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Erik Wolf, the Founder of the <a href= "http://www.worldfoodtravel.org/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">World Food Travel Association</a>, joins us to talk about the upcoming <a href="http://foodworxconference.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Foodworx Conference</a>in Portland, Oregon. We discuss  the state of the food tourism industry, the difference between diners and cooks, and psycho-culinary profiles.</p> <ul> <li>Check out the <a href="http://foodworxconference.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Foodworx Conference</a> on February 4, 2014</li> <li>The WFTA also hosted the <a href= "http://www.worldfoodtravelsummit.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">2013 World Food Travel Summit</a> in Sweden</li> <li>Mmmmm...<a href="http://www.vegemite.com.au/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Vegemite</a>!</li> <li><a href= "http://www.chipotle.com/en-US/Default.aspx?type=default" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Chipotle</a> is one of the big business sourcing ingredients locally</li> <li>Foodworx is held at the <a href="http://www.pcs.org/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Gerding Theater at the Armory</a> in Portland's Pearl District</li> <li><a href= "http://www.tartangroup.ca/who-we-are/deirdre-campbell/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Deirdre Campbell</a> from the Tartan Group will introduce the conference</li> <li><a href="http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/dgunders/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Dana Gunders from the Natural Resources Defense Council</a> will speak</li> <li>Tommy Habetz of <a href="http://www.bunksandwiches.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bunk's Sandwiches</a> will speak</li> <li>See <a href="http://foodworxconference.com/video-more/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">talks from last year's Foodworx Conference</a></li> <li>David Howitt of the <a href="http://meriwethergroup.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Meriweather Group</a> will speak</li> <li>Everybody loves <a href= "http://www.mothersbistro.com/about/chef-lisa/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Chef Lisa Schroeder</a> of Mother's Bistro & Bar</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: What percentage of foodies identify themselves as "gourmet"?</li> <li>A: 8.1%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Neighborhoods Foodies Should Try: The Food Truck Pod Downtown</li> <li>Favorite Food Trucks: <a href="http://khaomangai.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Nong's Khao Man Gai</a> and <a href= "http://www.whiffies.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Whiffies Fried Pies</a></li> <li>Favorite Farmer's Market: <a href= "http://www.portlandfarmersmarket.org/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Portland's Farmers Market</a></li> <li>Restaurants with the Best View: <a href= "http://www.portlandcitygrill.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">The Portland City Grill</a>, the <a href= "http://www.avalonbarandgrill.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Avalon Bar & Grill</a>, <a href= "http://www.timberlinelodge.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Timberline Lodge</a></li> <li>Latest Trend: Vegetarian and Vegan Cuisine</li> <li>Favorite Place to Get Coffee: <a href= "http://www.wateravenuecoffee.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Water Avenue</a>, <a href="http://portlandroasting.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Portland Roasting Coffee</a>,  <a href="http://stumptowncoffee.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Stumptown Coffee Roasters</a></li> </ul>
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67: Chef John Currence of City Grocery in Oxford, Mississippi
<p>In this episode of the <a href="http://tastetrekkers.com/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, James Beard Award-winning chef <a href="https://twitter.com/Bigbadchef" target="_blank">John Currence</a> of the City Grocery Group restaurants  discusses his new cookbook, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Pickles-Pigs-Whiskey-Recipes-Favorite/dp/1449428800" target="_blank"><em>Pickles, Pigs and Whiskey: Recipes From my Three Favorite Food Groups and Then Some</em></a>. We talk about Tabasco sauce, the rise of the celebrity chef and the impact of Hurricane Katrina on his hometown.</p> <ul> <li>Visit the <a href="http://www.citygroceryonline.com/" target="_blank">CIty Grocery</a> website</li> <li>Buy <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Pickles-Pigs-Whiskey-Recipes-Favorite/dp/1449428800" target="_blank">John's cookbook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.commanderspalace.com/" target="_blank">Commander's Palace</a> is a New Orleans culinary legend</li> <li>Early on, John worked at <a href="http://www.crookscorner.com/" target="_blank">Crook's Corner</a> in Chapel Hill, North Carolina</li> <li>John was the sous chef at <a href="http://www.gautreausrestaurant.com/" target="_blank">Gautreau's</a> in New Orleans</li> <li>John helped the Brennan family open <a href="http://www.bacco.com/" target="_blank">Bacco</a> in New Orleans</li> <li>John read <a href="http://www.getartc.com/" target="_blank"><em>Art Culinaire</em></a> magazine voraciously</li> <li><a href="http://www.cochonrestaurant.com/" target="_blank">Cochon</a> is the definitive Southern Cajun restaurant in New Orleans</li> <li>John set his sights on <a href="http://www.zunicafe.com/" target="_blank">Zuni Cafe's</a> roasted chicken</li> <li><a href="http://www.creole-cookbook.com/" target="_blank"><em>The Picayune's Creole Cook Book</em></a> is the classic Creole cookbook</li> <li>John is on the Board of Directors of the <a href="http://www.southernfoodways.org/" target="_blank">Southern Foodways Alliance</a></li> <li><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comeback_sauce" target="_blank">Comeback Sauce</a> hails from Jackson, Mississippi</li> <li>John was so proud of the vegetarian he prepared at <a href="http://www.huskrestaurant.com/" target="_blank">Husk</a> in Charleston, South Carolina, it brought him to tears</li> <li>John appeared on Season 3 of <a href="http://origin.www.bravotv.com/top-chef-masters/season-3/videos/meet-john-currence" target="_blank"><em>Top Chef Masters</em></a></li> <li>John's father's favorite Hungarian restaurant in London is <a href="http://gayhussar.co.uk/" target="_blank">Gay Hussar</a></li> <li>John was inspired by his friend <a href="http://cookingfromtheheart.chefjohnbesh.com/" target="_blank">John Besh</a>'s cookbook</li> <li>After Hurricane Katrina, John helped rebuild <a href="http://www.yelp.com/biz/willie-maes-scotch-house-new-orleans" target="_blank">Willie Mae's Scotch House</a> in New Orleans</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: What makes Avery Island, the home of Tabasco Sauce, a unique geological feature?</li> <li>A: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avery_Island,_Louisiana" target="_blank">Avery Island</a> is a salt dome.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Dish to Order at <a href="http://www.citygroceryonline.com/" target="_blank">City Grocery</a>: Shrimp and Grits</li> <li>Dish to Order at <a href="http://www.citygroceryonline.com/restaurant.php?boure" target="_blank">Boure</a>: The Reuben</li> <li>Dish to Order at <a href="http://citygroceryonline.com/restaurant.php?lamarlounge" target="_blank">Lamar Lounge</a>: The Whole Hog Barbecue Plate</li> <li>Dish to Order at <a href="http://www.citygroceryonline.com/restaurant.php?snackbar" target="_blank">Snackbar</a>: The vegetarian special</li> <li>Dish to Order at <a href="http://www.citygroceryonline.com/restaurant.php?bbb" target="_blank">Big Bad Breakfast</a>: The Pylon</li> <li>Recommended Wines at City Grocery: Venge Scout's Honor Zinfandel, any Dan Costa Pinot, Arista's Pinot</li> </ul>
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66: Austin Food Documentaries
<p>In this episode of the <a href= "http://tastetrekkers.com/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, director David Barrow discusses two of his documentary films: Farm City-State and True Beef. We discuss and the demise of Home Ec.</p> <ul> <li>Visit the <a href="http://www.farmcitystate.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Farm City-State</em></a> website</li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://truebeefthefilm.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>True Beef</em></a> website</li> <li><a href="https://www.jbgorganic.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Johnson's Backyard Garden</a> is the largest CSA in Austin</li> <li>The Boggy Creek Farm was a pioneer in Austin farming</li> <li><a href="http://wheatsville.coop/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Wheatsville Food Co-op</a> is an Austin grocery store that features local produce</li> <li><a href="http://www.urbanrootsatx.org/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Urban Roots</a> is an urban farm for Austin youth</li> <li><a href="http://tenacreorganics.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Ten Acre Organics</a> and <a href= "http://aguadulceaustin.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Agua Dulce</a> are aquaponics farms</li> <li><a href="http://cookingwithconnally.weebly.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Cooking with Connally</a> is a high school culinary education program</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: How many different lean cuts of beef are in a cow?</li> <li>A: 29.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Best Beef Dish: Burnt Ends at <a href= "http://franklinbarbecue.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Franklin Barbecue</a></li> <li>Where to Buy Beef: <a href= "http://www.bastropcattlecompany.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Bastrop Cattle Company</a> and <a href= "http://www.centralmarket.com/Home" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Central Market</a></li> <li>Favorite Documentary about Food: <a href= "http://www.magpictures.com/aplaceatthetable/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener"><em>A Place at the Table</em></a></li> </ul>
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65: Southern Italy
<p>In this episode of the <a href= "http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Rosetta Costantino, author of <a href= "http://cookingwithrosetta.com/cookbooks/southern-italian-desserts/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Southern Italian Desserts</em></a>, talks about the dishes of her hometown of Calabria, Italy. We discuss the Queen's licorice, the difference between Tuscan dishes and Southern Italian dishes, and the influence of the Swiss and the Arabs.</p> <ul> <li>Visit <a href="http://cookingwithrosetta.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Rosetta's website</a></li> <li>Read <a href= "http://cookingwithrosetta.com/cookbooks/southern-italian-desserts/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Southern Italian Desserts</em></a> and <a href= "http://cookingwithrosetta.com/cookbooks/my-calabria/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener"><em>My Calabria</em></a></li> <li>Take a <a href="http://cookingwithrosetta.com/cooking-classes/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">cooking class with Rosetta</a></li> <li>Take a <a href="http://cookingwithrosetta.com/culinary-tours/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">culinary tour of Southern Italy</a> with Rosetta</li> <li>Read the <a href= "http://www.sfgate.com/recipes/article/Calabria-from-scratch-A-small-corner-of-2692672.php" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>San Francisco Chronicle</em> article</a> that launched Rosetta's culinary career</li> <li>Try some <a href="http://www.amarelli.it/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">licorice from Amarelli</a></li> <li>Try some pastries from Pasticceria Caflisch</li> <li><a href="http://www.markethallfoods.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Market Hall</a> and <a href= "http://www.berkeleybowl.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Berkeley Bowl</a> are great Bay Area shops for Italian ingredients</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: What nut was brought to Sicily by the Arabs and is now grown on the slopes of Mount Etna?</li> <li>A: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pistachio" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">The pistachio</a>.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Where you Fly Into: <a href= "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamezia_Terme_International_Airport" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lamezia Airport</a></li> <li>Where to Stay in Southern Italy: Porto Pirgos</li> <li>Favorite Chef: Pietro Lecce of <a href= "http://www.sanlorenzosialberga.it/ita.php?show=ristorante&idMenu=ristorante" target="_blank" rel="noopener">La Tavernetta</a></li> <li>Favorite Time of Year to Visit Calabria: September</li> <li>Favorite Place for Olive Oil: Dattlio</li> <li>Favorite Place for Cheese: Maiorano (try the Crotonese pecorino cheese)</li> <li>Favorite Places to go for Wine: <a href= "http://www.tenuteferrocinto.it/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Ferrocinto</a>, <a href= "http://www.cantineodoardi.it/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Odoardi</a>, <a href= "http://www.statti.com/en/home/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Statti</a>, <a href= "http://www.librandi.it/inglese/sitook.htm" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Librandi</a></li> <li>Southern Italian Dish for Comparison: Pasta al Calabria</li> </ul> <p>[google-map-v3 width="560" height="600" zoom="12" maptype="roadmap" mapalign="center"</p>
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64: Thailand
<p>In this episode of the <a href= "http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/pawkhrua" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Chef Andy Ricker</a> of <a href="www.pokpokpdx.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Pok Pok</a>in Portland, Oregon, shows us how to take a culinary adventure in Thailand. We discuss mortars and pestles, boiled buffalo fetus and Ike's Vietnamese fish sauce wings.</p> <ul> <li>Visit the <a href="http://www.pokpokpdx.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Pok Pok website</a></li> <li>Read <a href= "http://shop.pokpoksom.com/collections/frontpage/products/pok-pok-cookbook" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand</em></a></li> <li>Try <a href= "http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/ikes-vietnamese-fish-sauce-wings-cocktails-2008" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ike's Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Regions of Thailand to Explore:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The South / Peninsula</li> <li>Central Thailand</li> <li>Isan / Northeastern Thailand</li> <li>Chiang Mai / Northend Thailand</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: What is a seasoning that Thai food and Italian food share?</li> <li>A: Fish sauce.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Must-Visit Places in Thailand: Chiang Mai and Bangkok</li> <li>Thai Dish for Comparison: Pad Thai</li> <li>Favorite Chef: <a href="http://www.davidthompsonthaifood.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">David Thompson</a></li> <li>Thai Drinks to Try: Sugarcane Juice, Hibiscus Juice, Chrysanthemum Tea, White Lightning</li> <li>Best Place in the U.S. to Buy Thai Ingredients: Thai farmers in Florida</li> <li>Where to Buy Mortars and Pestles: <a href= "http://www.templeofthai.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Temple of Thai</a></li> </ul> <p><a href="http://mysterymeet.org/podcast-map/">See a map of more podcasts.</a></p>
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63: San Francisco
<p>In this episode of the <a href= "http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Anita Chu of <a href="http://www.dessertfirstgirl.com" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Dessert First</a> recommends <a href= "http://richtablesf.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Rich Table</a>in San Francisco, where Chefs Evan and Sarah Rich serves up New American dishes like lamb and dandelion pasta, salmon with tomatoes and gribiche.</p> <ul> <li>Read more about <a href= "http://dessertfirstgirl.com/2013/05/mango-passion-fruit-cake.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Rich Table on Dessert First</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://richtablesf.com" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Rich Table website</a></li> <li>Rich Table is located at 199 Gough Street in San Francisco</li> <li>Read Anita's <a href= "http://dessertfirstgirl.com/field-guide-to-cookies" target= "_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Field Guide to Cookies</em></a> and <em><a href="http://dessertfirstgirl.com/field-guide-to-candy" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Field Guide to Candy</a></em></li> <li>Legendary chefs to check out: <a href= "http://www.hubertkeller.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Hubert Keller</a>, <a href= "http://www.jardiniere.com/about_traci.php" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Traci des Jardines</a>, and <a href= "http://michaelmina.net/restaurants/locations/mmsf.php" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Michael Mina</a></li> <li>Up and coming chefs: Danny Bowien of <a href= "http://missionchinesefood.com/sf/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Mission Chinese</a>, Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski of <a href="http://missionchinesefood.com/sf/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">State Bird Provisions</a>,</li> <li>Try a bun from <a href="http://www.thechairmantruck.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Chairman</a> food truck</li> </ul> <p><strong>Anita recommends:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Sardine chips</li> <li>Douglas fir levain</li> <li>Lamb and dandelion pasta</li> <li>Salmon with tomatoes and gribiche</li> <li>Mint chocolate ice cream</li> </ul> <p><strong>San Francisco Dining Districts to Explore:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Mission</li> <li>Financial District/SoMa</li> <li>Hayes Valley</li> </ul> <p><strong>San Francisco Food Events:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sfchefsfoodwine.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">SF Chefs Food Wine</a> (August)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sfstreetfoodfest.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">San Francisco Street Food Festival</a> (August)</li> <li><a href="https://www.mowsf.org/gala/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Sf Star Chefs and Vinters Gala</a> (April)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: What was the original name of the city of San Francisco?</li> <li>A: <a href= "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yerba_Buena,_California" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Yerba Buena.</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Dessert Spot: <a href= "http://www.yelp.com/biz/mr-and-mrs-miscellaneous-san-francisco" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous</a></li> <li>Favorite Candy Shop: <a href="https://www.miette.com/main/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Miette</a></li> <li>Favorite Spot to go to before a 49ers Game: <a href= "http://www.superdupersf.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Super Duper Burgers</a></li> <li>Favorite Cocktails: <a href="http://www.gitanerestaurant.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Gitane</a></li> <li>Favorite Outdoor Spot: <a href="http://www.waterbarsf.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Waterbar</a></li> <li>Favorite Farmers' Market: at <a href= "http://www.ferrybuildingmarketplace.com/farmers_market.php" target="_blank" rel="noopener">the Ferry Building</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to Get Ramen: <a href= "http://www.izakayasozai.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Izakaya Sozai</a></li> </ul> <p><a href= "http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/6/1697217/restaurant/Hayes-Valley/Rich-Table-San-Francisco"> <img style="border: none; width: 104px; height: 15px;" src= "http://www.urbanspoon.com/b/logo/1697217/minilogo.gif" alt= "Rich Table on Urbanspoon" /></a></p>
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62: Panel Discussion: Culinary Tourism Today and Tomorrow
<p>What is “food tourism” anyway? How do you do it? And how do you make sure that you’re doing it well? At the first <a href= "http://tastetrekkers.com/conference">Taste Trekkers Food Tourism Conference</a>, we brought together several chefs, food tour operators and culinary tourism experts to discuss the state of food tourism and give you practical tips for putting together a great foodie vacation. Led by <a href= "http://tastetrekkers.com/participants/gail-ciampa/">Gail Ciampa</a>, the Food Editor of <em>The Providence Journal</em>, we heard from the top practitioners of food tourism in North America. This week's podcast episode features a recording of that panel discussion on Saturday, September 21, 2013, in Providence, Rhode Island.  </p>
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61: Stowe, Vermont
<p>In this episode of the <a href="podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Ken Aiken of <a href= "http://touringroads.wordpress.com" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Touringroads</a> recommend <a href= "http://www.cropvt.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Crop Bistro</a>in Stowe, Vermont where Chef Tom Bivins serves up dishes like the Carolina MOP Chicken Sandwich and Vermont Rarebit. We discuss moto-foodies, Vermont cheese and the importance of a beer glass' shape.</p> <ul> <li>Read more about <a href="http://www.cropvt.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Crop Bistro on Touringroads</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://www.cropvt.com" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Crop Bistro website</a></li> <li>Crop Bistro is located at 1859 Mt. Road in Stowe, Vermont</li> <li><a href="http://www.benjerry.com/company/history" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream</a> was founded in Vermont</li> <li><a href="http://www.cabotcheese.coop/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Cabot Creamery's cheeses</a> are internationally recognized</li> <li><a href= "http://www.vermontcoffeecompany.com/Vermont_Coffee_Company/vermont_organic_fair_trade_coffee.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Vermont Coffee Company</a> is a fair trade coffee roaster in Middlebury</li> <li><a href="http://www.smuggs.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Smugglers' Notch</a> has unbelievable views</li> <li>The <a href="http://www.vermontfresh.net/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Vermont Fresh Network</a> has been instrumental in developing relationships between farmers and chefs</li> <li>So has Sean Buchanan of the <a href= "http://www.blackriverproduce.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Black River Produce</a></li> <li>Check out <a href="http://www.crowleycheese.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Crowley Cheese</a></li> <li>The Trapp Family (of <em>The Sound of Music</em> fame) owns a <a href="http://www.trappfamily.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">lodge in Vermont</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.henofthewood.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Hen of the Wood</a> is a great place to eat in Waterbury</li> <li>Chef Michael Kloeti moved from New York City to open <a href= "http://michaelsonthehill.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Michael's on the Hill</a></li> <li>Stop by the <a href="http://www.coldhollow.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Cold Hollow Cider Mill</a></li> <li>Grab a beer at <a href="http://www.alchemistbeer.com/"" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Alchemist</a></li> <li>The the ice cream at <a href="http://stoweicecream.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">I.C. Scoops</a></li> <li><a href="http://bluemoonstowe.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">The Blue Moon Cafe</a> is a hidden gem</li> <li>Try the <a href="http://www.greengoddessvt.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Green Goddess Cafe</a> for breakfast or lunch</li> <li>Get real Mexican food at <a href= "http://www.fridastaqueria.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Frida's Taqueria and Grill</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/vtalehouse" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Vermont Ale House</a> stocks dozens of unusual beers</li> <li>Chef Anontio DeVito of <a href="http://www.trattoriastowe.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Trattoria La Festa</a> serves authentic Italian cuisine</li> </ul> <p><strong>Ken recommends:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Beer-battered fried pickles</li> <li>Cheddar Larger Soup</li> <li>Carolina MOP Chicken Sandwich</li> <li>Vermont Rarebit</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: What national recreational sports organization was founded in Stowe?</li> <li>A: <a href="http://www.nsp.org/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">The National Ski Patrol.</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Restaurant with the Best View: <a href= "http://www.stowe.com/explore/dining/the-cliff-house-/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">The Cliff House</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to go with Kids: <a href= "http://pieintheskyvt.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Pie in the Sky</a></li> <li>Favorite Vegetarian Restaurant: <a href= "http://www.greengoddessvt.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Green Goddess Cafe</a></li> <li>Favorite Cheese: <a href="http://www.cabotcheese.coop/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Cabot Creamery's</a> Cheddar Cheese</li> </ul>
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60: The Hope & Main Kitchen Incubator in Rhode Island
<p>In this episode of the <a href="podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Greg Fatigati of <a href= "http://www.fatigatisfreshpasta.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Fatigati's Fresh Pasta</a> talks about the <a href= "http://makefoodyourbusiness.org/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Hope & Main kitchen incubator</a>in Warren, Rhode Island. We discuss pasta, the Food Network and the origin of tomatoes.</p> <ul> <li>Visit the <a href="http://www.fatigatisfreshpasta.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Fatigati's Fresh Pasta website</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://makefoodyourbusiness.org/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Hope & Main website</a></li> <li>Greg attended, taught, and is now the Associate Dean of Culinary Arts at the <a href="http://www.ciachef.edu/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Culinary Institute of America</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://www.museodellapasta.it/index.php" target="_blank" rel="noopener">National Museum of Pasta</a> in Italy</li> <li>Econsult Solutions produced a report titled <a href= "http://www.econsultsolutions.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/ESI-SharedKitchenReport_2013.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">U.S. Kitchen Incubators: An Industry Snapshot</a></li> <li><em><a href= "http://www.amazon.com/The-E-Myth-Revisited-Small-Businesses/dp/0887307280" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The E-Myth Revisited</a></em> is a great book for entrepreneurs</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: How did the <a href= "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tortellini" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">tortellini</a> get its shape?</li> <li>A: It was inspired by a woman's belly button -- perhaps Venus, the goddess of love.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Restaurant with the Best View: <a href= "http://www.boathousetiverton.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Boat House</a> in Tiverton</li> <li>Favorite First Date Restaurant: <a href= "http://www.scalesandshells.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Scales and Shells</a></li> <li>Favorite Brunch Spot: <a href= "http://www.castlehillinn.com/food-wine-newport-rhode-island/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Castle Hill Inn</a></li> <li>Favorite Fried Seafood Restaurant: <a href= "http://www.quitosrestaurant.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Quito's</a> in Bristol</li> <li>Favorite Place for Farm-Fresh Produce: <a href= "http://decastrofarms.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">DeCastro Farms</a> in Portsmouth and <a href= "http://www.sweetberryfarmri.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Sweet Berry Farm</a> in Middletown</li> <li>Favorite Local Chef: Sai Viswanath at <a href= "http://www.dewolftavern.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">DeWolf Tavern</a> and Champe Spiedel at <a href= "http://www.persimmonbristol.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Persimmon</a> (both in Bristol)</li> </ul>
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59: Chef Matt Jennings' Keynote Address at the 2013 Taste Trekkers Food & Travel Expo
<p>In this episode of the <a href="podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, hear the keynote address given by Chef Matt Jennings of <a href="http://www.farmsteadinc.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Farmstead</a> at the <a href="conference">2013 Taste Trekkers Food Tourism Conference</a>. Matt was introduced by the Mayor of Providence, the honorable <a href= "https://twitter.com/Angel_Taveras" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Angel Taveras</a>.</p> <ul> <li>Listen to <a href= "http://tastetrekkers.com/episode-57-chef-matt-jennings-of-farmstead-in-providence/"> our interview with Matt Jennings</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.jwu.edu/culinary/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Johnson & Wales University</a> has a fantastic culinary program</li> <li><a href="http://waterfire.org/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Waterfire</a> is Providence's signature cultural event</li> <li>Matt participated in the <a href= "http://www.jamesbeard.org/education/bootcamp" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">James Beard Foundation's Chefs Bootcamp for Policy and Change</a> at <a href="http://glenwoodfarms.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Glenwood Farms</a></li> <li>Providence was named <a href= "http://www.travelandleisure.com/americas-favorite-cities/2012/category/food-drink-restaurants" target="_blank" rel="noopener">America's top city for "Food / Drink / Restaurants" by <em>Travel + Leisure</em> magazine</a></li> <li>Check out the <a href= "http://www.ediblecommunities.com/content/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener"><em>Edible Communities</em> publications</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.farmfreshri.org/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Farm Fresh RI</a> supporst local food producers and educates eaters</li> <li>Andrew Zimmern filmed <a href= "http://www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/bizarre-foods/episodes/rhode-island-chowing-gaggers-and-stuffies" target="_blank" rel="noopener">an episode of Bizarre Foods in Providence</a></li> </ul>
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58: Rhode Island
<p>In this episode of the <a href="podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, we speak with Frank Martucci, the General Manager of Beverage Operations at the Twin River Casino and the National Vice President of the United States Bartenders' Guild. We talk discuss whiskey, bourbon, rum and bitters.</p> <ul> <li>Find out more about the <a href="conference/">Taste Trekkers Food Tourism Conference</a></li> <li>Visit the Twin River Casino website</li> <li><a href="http://usbg.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Visit the United States Bartenders' Guild website</a></li> <li><a href="http://thomastewrums.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Thomas Tew Rum</a> is a single barrel rum distilled in Newport</li> <li>The International Bartenders Association hosts the <a href= "http://www.iba-world.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=276:the-champion-of-the-year-and-world-cocktail-of-the-year&catid=38:welcome" target="_blank" rel="noopener">World Cocktail Championship</a></li> <li>The <a href="http://www.solspirits.com/home" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sons of Liberty</a> distillery is in North Kingstown</li> <li>Jim Beam has released a white whiskey called <a href= "http://www.jimbeam.com/jacobs-ghost" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Jacob's Ghost</a></li> <li>Try some whiskey from <a href="http://deathsdoorspirits.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Death's Door Spirits</a> in Wisconsin</li> <li><a href= "http://www.twinriver.com/index.php/dining/fred-steve-s-steakhouse" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Fred & Steve's</a> is a great steakhouse at the Twin River Casino</li> <li><a href="http://www.cookandbrown.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Cook & Brown</a> has been nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award two years in a row</li> <li><a href="http://www.thedorrance.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">The Dorrance</a> and <a href= "http://www.farmsteadinc.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Farmstead</a> in Providence have amazing cocktails</li> <li><a href="http://www.dewolftavern.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">DeWolf Tavern</a> and <a href= "http://www.persimmonbristol.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Persimmon</a> in Bristol are great restaurants</li> <li>Project Broken Wheel fixes up bikes and donates them to children</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: What is the difference between bourbon and whiskey?</li> <li>A: Bourbon is from the U.S., its base spirit must be made of at least 51% corn, and it must be aged in a barrel for at least 2 years.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Bartender: Jesse at <a href= "http://www.yelp.com/biz/justines-providence" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Justine's</a></li> <li>Favorite Seafood Restaurant: <a href= "http://www.boathousetiverton.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Boat House</a> in Tiverton</li> <li>Favorite Place to Take Out-of-Town Guests: <a href= "http://www.spainrestaurantri.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Spain</a> in Cranston and Narragansett, <a href= "http://www.thewindwardrestaurant.com/pineapples_on_the_bay.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Pineapples on the Bay</a> in Newport, <a href="http://www.persimmonbristol.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Persimmon</a> or <a href= "http://www.dewolftavern.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">DeWolf Tavern</a> in Bristol, <a href= "http://www.thedorrance.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Dorrance</a> or <a href="http://www.eddybar.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">The Eddy</a> in Providence</li> <li>Favorite Place to go before Waterfire: <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/pages/THEE-RED-FEZ/196446478871" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">The Red Fez</a>, <a href= "http://graciesprovidence.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Gracie's</a>, <a href= "http://www.birchrestaurant.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Birch</a></li> <li>Favorite Italian Restaurant: <a href= "http://www.costantinosristorante.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Constatintino's Venda Bar & Ristorante</a>, <a href= "http://www.sienari.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Siena</a>, <a href="http://www.foodbynorth.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">North</a>, <a href= "http://nicksonbroadway.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Nick's on Broadway</a></li> <li>Favorite Chefs: Champe Spiedel from <a href= "http://www.persimmonbristol.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Persimmon</a></li> </ul>
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57: Chef Matt Jennings of Farmstead in Providence
<p>In this episode of the <a href="podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, we speak with Chef Matt Jennings of Farmstead, the James Beard Award nominee and three-time Cochon 555 champion who will deliver the keynote address at the first Taste Trekkers Food Tourism Conference. We talk about his journeys as a chef and cheese buyer, the importance of the farm-to-table movement, and the proper way to dig for clams.</p> <ul> <li>Find out more about the <a href="conference/">Taste Trekkers Food Tourism Conference</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://www.farmsteadinc.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Farmstead Inc. website</a></li> <li>Matt is a graduate of the <a href="http://www.neci.edu/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">New England Culinary Institute</a> in Vermont</li> <li>Matt was a cheese buyer for the <a href= "http://www.formaggiokitchen.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Formaggio Kitchen</a> in Boston</li> <li>Kate Jennings is a graduate of the <a href= "http://www.ciachef.edu/california/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Culinary Institute of America</a> in St. Helena, Napa Valley</li> <li><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Bertolli" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Paul Bertolli</a> and <a href= "https://twitter.com/MichaelTusk" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Michael Tusk</a> are two California chefs that influenced Matt</li> <li>The Wall Street Journal featured Matt in <a href= "http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323514404578650160910281222.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">this story on buttermilk</a></li> <li>National Public Radio featured Matt in <a href= "http://www.npr.org/2013/08/31/217409757/pork-loin-sandwich-starts-with-happy-pigs" target="_blank" rel="noopener">this story on happy pigs</a></li> <li>Matt has filmed an episode of <a href= "http://www.pbs.org/food/shows/moveable-feast-with-fine-cooking/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">PBS' <em>Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking</em></a> with Boston chef <a href= "https://twitter.com/kenoringer" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ken Oringer</a></li> <li>Matt won the <a href="http://www.cochon555.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Cochon 555</a> competition three years in a row</li> <li>Shouts out to Ryan Farr of <a href="http://4505meats.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">4505 Meats</a> in San Francisco and Jamie Bissonnette of <a href="http://www.coppaboston.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Coppa</a> in Boston</li> <li>Matt's former <em>Chef de Cuisine</em> Benjamin Sukle just opened up <a href="http://www.birchrestaurant.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Birch</a> to rave reviews</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: What piece of equipment is used when digging for Quahogs (clams)?</li> <li>A: A bull rake.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Place to Buy Pork: from Pat McNiff of Casey Farm and <a href="http://blackbirdfarmri.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Blackbird Farm</a> at the <a href= "http://www.hopestreetmarket.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Hope Street Farmers' Market</a></li> <li>Recommended Cheese: <a href= "http://www.cellarsatjasperhill.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=104:harbison-by-jasper-hill-farm&catid=30:jasper-hill&Itemid=136" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Harbison from the Cellars at Jaspar Hill</a></li> <li>Chefs Who Have Influenced Matt: David Miles of the New England Culinary Institute, Amanda Lydon and Gabriel Frasca, and <a href= "http://blog.formaggiokitchen.com/2012/12/12/introducing-ihsan-and-valerie-owners-of-formaggio-kitchen/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ihsan Gurdal</a> of Formaggio Kitchen</li> <li>Admired Rhode Island Chefs: Beau Vestal at <a href= "http://www.newriversrestaurant.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">New Rivers</a>, Derek Wagner at <a href= "http://nicksonbroadway.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Nick's on Broadway</a>, Matt Genusio at <a href="http://chez-pascal.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Chez Pascal</a>, Benjamin Sukle at <a href="http://www.birchrestaurant.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Birch</a>, James Mark at <a href= "http://www.foodbynorth.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">North</a></li> </ul>
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56: Food Trucks, Diners, and the Johnson & Wales Culinary Museum
<p>In this episode of the <a href="podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, we speak with Richard J.S. Gutman, the Director and Curator of the Johnson & Wales Culinary Museum in Providence, Rhode Island. We talk about the museum and the history of food trucks and diners.</p> <ul> <li>Visit the <a href="http://culinary.org/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Johnson & Wales Culinary Museum's website</a></li> <li>Get one of Richard's books, <em><a href= "http://www.amazon.com/American-Diner-Then-Richard-Gutman/dp/0801865360/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">American Diner Then and Now</a></em></li> <li>Read <a href= "http://www.amazon.com/Consider-Fork-History-How-Cook/dp/0465056970/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat</em></a> by Bee Wilson</li> <li>The first diner was created by <a href= "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diner" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Walter Scott</a> in Providence, Rhode Island in 1872</li> <li><a href="http://www.johnbaeder.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">John Baeder</a> paints and photographs food trucks</li> <li>Kenny Lao runs the <a href="http://rickshawdumplings.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Rickshaw Dumpling Bar</a> in New York City</li> <li><a href="http://www.cloverfoodlab.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Clover Food Lab</a> in Cambridge has an awesome food truck</li> <li>Check out our 2011 <a href= "http://tastetrekkers.com/june-2011-food-trucks/">Food Truck Mystery Meet Dinner</a> on the <a href= "http://www.rosekennedygreenway.org/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Rose F. Kennedy Greenway</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: Patrick J. "Pop" Tierney was an early diner-building pioneer at the turn of the 20th century in New Rochelle, New York. What innovation in the industry is he credited with?</li> <li>A: Moving toilets inside the diner.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Diner: <a href= "http://www.yelp.com/biz/seaplane-diner-providence" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Seaplane Diner</a></li> <li>Favorite Food Truck: <a href="https://twitter.com/LittleBillys" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Little Billy's</a></li> <li>Restaurant You go to Most Often: <a href="http://alforno.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Al Forno</a></li> <li>Favorite Chef: Derek Wagner of <a href= "http://nicksonbroadway.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Nick's on Broadway</a></li> <li>Favorite Brew Up: <a href="http://www.trinitybrewhouse.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Trinity Brewhouse</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for a Cocktail : <a href= "http://www.thedorrance.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Dorrance</a></li> </ul>
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55: Ontario
<p>In this episode of the <a href= "http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Danielle Brodhagen of the <a href="http://ontarioculinary.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance</a> recommends <a href= "http://www.langdonhall.ca" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Langdon Hall</a>in Cambridge, where Chef Jonathan Gushue serves up Canadian dishes.</p> <ul> <li>Read more about <a target="_blank">the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://www.langdonhall.ca" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Langdon Hall website</a></li> <li>Langdon Hall is located at 1 Langdon Dr Cambridge, Ontario</li> <li>Visit the Bacon and Ale Trail in Stratford</li> <li>Try the pizza from the oven at <a href= "http://www.normanhardie.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Norman Hardie's winery</a></li> <li>Chef Marc Lepine can be found at <a href= "http://www.atelierrestaurant.ca/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Atelier</a> in Ottawa</li> <li>Take a trip on the <a href= "http://www.simplyexplore.ca/buttertart.htm" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Butter Tart Trail</a></li> <li>Check out the <a href="http://www.stratfordchef.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Stratford Chefs School</a></li> <li>You should pay attention to <a href= "http://www.jamiekennedy.ca/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Chef Jamie Kennedy</a></li> <li>Chef Carl Heinrich of <a href="http://richmondstation.ca/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Richmond Station</a> won season 2 of <em><a href="http://www.foodnetwork.ca/topchefcanada/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Top Chef Canada</a></em></li> <li>Read <em><a href= "http://www.amazon.com/Earth-Table-Seasonal-Recipes-Organic/dp/0061825948" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Earth to Table</a></em> by Jeff Crump</li> <li>Find Chef Susur Lee at <a href="http://www.susur.com/lee/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lee</a></li> <li>Watch <a href="https://twitter.com/Chef_MarkMcEwan" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Mark McEwan</a>, <a href= "https://twitter.com/CHEF_LYNN" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lynn Crawford</a> and <a href="http://www.treadwellcuisine.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Stephen Treadwell</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thegroupofsevenchefs.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Group of Seven Chefs</a> is from Toronto</li> </ul> <p><strong>Danielle recommends:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Poached chicken and foie gras terrine</li> <li>The burger on the Wilk's bar menu</li> <li>Pickeral</li> <li>Dark chocolate pave</li> </ul> <p><strong>Ontario Dining Areas to Explore:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Toronto</li> <li>Stratford</li> <li>Niagara</li> <li>Ottawa</li> </ul> <p><strong>Ontario Food Events:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.visitstratford.ca/culinaryfestival/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Savour Stratford Culinary Festival</a> (September in Stratford)</li> <li><a href="http://nightmarket.thestop.org/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">The Stop's Night Market</a> (Toronto)</li> <li>86'd at <a href="http://www.thedrakehotel.ca/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Drake</a> (Toronoto)</li> <li><a href= "http://wineriesofniagaraonthelake.com/icewine-festival" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Ice Wine Festival</a> (January in Niagara)</li> <li><a href="http://wineriesofniagaraonthelake.com/wine-and-herb" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Herb + Wine Festival</a> (May in Niagara)</li> <li><a href= "http://www.niagarafallstourism.com/events/niagara-new-vintage-festival/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">New Vintage Festival</a> (June in Niagara)</li> <li>Tailgate Party (Niagara)</li> <li>Peller Food Truck Festival (Niagara)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: When and where were the first butter tarts made in Ontario?</li> <li>A: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butter_tart" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">1900 in the he Women’s Auxiliary of the Royal Victoria Hospital.</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Butter Tart: <a href= "http://www.yourlocalmarketcoop.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">You Local Market Co-Op</a></li> <li>Favorite Ice Wine: <a href="http://www.peller.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Peller Estates</a></li> <li>Favorite Craft Brew: <a href="http://www.beaus.ca/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Beau's (Ottawa)</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to get Pork: <a href= "http://www.perthporkproducts.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Perth's Pork Product</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to go with Kids: <a href= "http://ossington.pizzerialibretto.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Pizza Libretto</a></li> <li>Favorite Farmers' Market: <a href= "http://leslievillemarket.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Leslieville Farmers' Market</a></li> </ul>
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54: Providence, Rhode Island
<p>In this episode of the <a href= "http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Cindy Salvato of <a href="http://www.savoringrhodeisland.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Savoring Rhode Island</a> recommends <a href="http://www.bacarorestaurant.net" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Bacaro</a>in Providence, where Chef Brian Kingsford serves up Italian dishes like Pesce del Giorno. We talk about DOP pizza, Waterfire and the city's historic Federal Hill neighborhood.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.savoringrhodeisland.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Visit the Savoring Rhode Isand website</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://www.bacarorestaurant.net" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Bacaro website</a></li> <li>Bacaro is located at 262 South Water Street in Providence</li> <li><a href="http://www.jwu.edu/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Johnson & Wales University is in Providence</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.scialobakery.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Visit the Scialo Bros. Bakery</a></li> <li><a href="http://waterfire.org/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Waterfire is Providence's signature artistic event</a></li> <li>Chef Derek Wagner at <a href= "http://nicksonbroadway.com/site/chef-bio/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Nick's on Broadway</a> rocks</li> <li>Beau Vestal is the chef at <a href= "http://www.newriversrestaurant.com/chef/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">New Rivers</a></li> <li>Marcello Florio is the new chef at <a href= "http://www.trattoriazooma.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Trattoria Zooma</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Cindy recommends:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Antipasti</li> <li>Pesce del Giorno</li> <li>A spritz</li> <li>Any freshly made tart</li> </ul> <p><strong>Providence Dining Districts to Explore:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Federal Hill</li> <li>Downcity</li> <li>River walk</li> </ul> <p><strong>Providence Food Events:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.goprovidence.com/federal-hill-stroll/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Federal Hill Stroll</a> (June and December)</li> <li><a href="http://eatdrinkri.com/festival/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Eat Drink RI</a></li> <li><a href="http://rifoodfights.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">RI Food Fights</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: Where can you get DOP certified pizza in Providence?</li> <li>A: <a href= "http://www.vendaravioli.com/shopcontent.asp?type=costantinosabout" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Contantino's Venda Bar</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Place to get Calamari: <a href= "http://www.trattoriazooma.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Trattoria Zooma</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to get Seafood: <a href= "http://www.hemenwaysrestaurant.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Hemenway's</a></li> <li>Place with the Best Cocktail List: <a href= "http://www.thedorrance.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Dorrance</a></li> <li>Best Restaurant to take your Parents: <a href= "http://www.panevino.net/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Pane e Vino</a></li> <li>Favorite Farm: <a href="http://damefarmandorchards.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Dame Farm and Orchard's</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for Brunch: <a href= "http://nicksonbroadway.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Nick's on Broadway</a></li> </ul>
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53: Honey
<p>In this episode of the <a href= "http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Marina Marchese of <a href="http://www.redbee.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Red Bee Honey</a> tells all about the art of honey tasting in a special preview of her session at the <a href= "http://tastetrekkers" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2013 Taste Trekkers Food Tourism Conference</a>. We talk about raising bees, corporate pollination and the key to honey flavor profiles.</p> <ul> <li>Visit <a href="http://www.redbee.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Red Bee Honey's website</a></li> <li>Read Marina's new book, <a href= "http://www.redbee.com/the-honey-connoisseur/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener"><em>The Honey Connoisseur</em></a></li> <li>Read Marina's previous book, <a href= "http://www.amazon.com/Honeybee-Accidental-Beekeeper-Marina-Marchese/dp/1579128734/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper</em></a></li> <li>Learn about the <a href= "http://www.redbee.com/american-honey-tasting-society/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">American Honey Tasting Society</a></li> <li>Watch <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120402/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Ulee's Gold</a> with Peter Fonda</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: How much honey does the average worker bee produce during her lifetime?</li> <li>A: One twelfth of a teaspoon.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Must-Go Restaurants when in Weston, CT: <a href= "http://lefarmwestport.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">leFarm</a> and Artisan at <a href= "http://www.delamarsouthport.com/dining.html" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Delamar Southport</a></li> <li>Favorite Chef: Bill Taibe of <a href= "http://lefarmwestport.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">leFarm</a></li> <li>Favorite Places to Buy Cheese: <a href= "https://fairfieldcheese.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Fairfield Cheese Company</a> and <a href= "http://109cheeseandwine.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">109 Cheese & Wine</a></li> <li>A Must-Try Honey: <a href="http://www.tupelohoney.org/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Tupelo Honey</a></li> </ul>
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52: Istanbul
<p>In this episode of the <a href= "http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Aysegul Kesimoglu of <a href= "http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/cmci/people/student/kesimoglu/index.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener">King's College London</a> recommends <a href="http://www.lokantamaya.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Lokanta Maya</a>in Istanbul, where Chef Didem Senol serves up contemporary Turkish dishes like whiting fish, caramalized sea bass, and long roasted lamb.</p> <ul> <li>Read more about <a target="_blank">Lokanta Maya on King's College London</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://www.lokantamaya.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lokanta Maya website</a></li> <li>Lokanta Maya is located at Kemankeş Cad. 35 A Karaköy in İstanbul</li> </ul> <p><strong>Aysegul recommends:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Courgette fritters</li> <li>Salted bonito fish</li> <li>Chicken pate with pear marmalade</li> <li>Seed and herb salad with pomegranate</li> <li>Whiting fish of the cod fish family with almonds and potato salad</li> <li>Caramalized sea bass which she sometimes cooks with orange and at other times with fig</li> <li>Long roasted lamb with white bean puree</li> <li>Mastic pudding with cherry sauce</li> </ul> <p><strong>The Şisli - Nişantaşı Area:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://ekolojikpazar.org/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Organic food market near Feriköy</a> in the Şişli district (on Saturdays, and in different neighborhoods on other days)</li> <li>Both Şisli and in certain parts of Nişantaşı there are artisinal restaurants like <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/Hamov.Yemekler" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Hamov</a>, which specializes in Armenian Cuisine, a must-try dish is "topik" (made mainly from chickpeas and currant; usually also has onion, pimento, cumin and some other spices)</li> <li>Nişantaşı is more trendy filled with places for people watching. But, there are some speciality stores to buy special and local products, like <a href="http://www.nisantasiguven.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Güven Kuruyemiş</a> for nuts and dried fruits</li> <li>Check out Konak Patisscerie for baked goods and dessert</li> <li>Go to <a href="http://www.kursat.com.tr/en/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Kürşat</a> for olive oils and olives; an artisanal boutique that brings products directly from Ayvalik / Coastal city in the Agean Region.</li> <li> <a href="http://www.kantin.biz/about-us.php" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Kantin by Şemza Denizsel</a> is a Ottolenghi London style cafe and store. Great spot for lunch.</li> <li>Visit <a href="http://www.tatbak.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Tatbak</a> and <a href= "http://www.hunkarlokantasi.com/en/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Hunkar</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Kadikoy, a Ferry port and commercial hub:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.ciya.com.tr/index_en.php" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ciya Restaurant</a>: The food is eclectic, mostly influenced by the east of Turkey but you will get a taste of Mesopotamia, Ottoman and Balkan cuisine here. There are three Restaurants by the same owner chef (Musa Dağdeviren) in this district. Two of them are across from each other. Çiya Kebab specializes in kebab dishes. Çiya Sofrası specializes in regional dishes.</li> <li>Visit the open market of grocers and charcuterie</li> <li>And don't forget the fisheries!</li> </ul> <p><strong>Besiktaş, another a commercial hub and a port:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Try a very good meatball restaurant, such as Şöhret</li> <li>Kafadaroğlu Börekçisi: Speciality of this place is the "börek" (salted pastry that is filled with different ingredients depending on preference and taste). Their Turkish dessert selection is also very good. Worth trying: "Tel kadayıfı" - which is also known as kadaif and it's made from shredded yufka / filled with walnuts or pistachio. Also try the baklawa and "şöbiyet" (similar to baklawa).</li> <li>Go to <a href="http://www.edirnelinaciusta.com/index.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Naci</a> for ciger (liver)</li> <li>Visit the fish market</li> </ul> <p><strong>Eminönü:</strong></p> <ul> <li>This is a well known area among tourists because of the Spice Market</li> <li>Got to <a href= "http://www.mehmetefendi.com/mehmetefendi/tr/pages/i.html" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi</a> for the Turkish coffee</li> <li>Visit the Open Market behind the Spice Market</li> <li><a href="http://www.pandeli.com.tr/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Pandeli</a> is an important restaurant founded in 1901, specializing in Turkish cuisine. Many famous people have eaten here ,including Queen Elizabeth, Robert DeNiro, Audrey Hepburn, Tony Curtis, and Roman Polansky.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Turkish Foods:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Olive Oil: Go to <a href="http://www.kursat.com.tr/en/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Kürşat</a> for olive oils and olives; it's an artisanal boutique that brings products directly from Ayvalik, a coastal city in the Agean Region.</li> <li>Pomegranate Sour</li> <li>Lor Cheese: Go to Bandirma Ciftligi (Farm Shop) for Lor Cheese (ricotta like Turkish cheese)</li> <li>Try this Turkish cheese shop: <a href= "http://www.peynircimehmet.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Peynirci Mehmet</a> in Çengelköy</li> <li>Visit delis for local and regional specialities, like <a href="http://merkezsarkuteri.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Merkez Şarküteri</a> in Levent, which was founded in 1966. There, you should try Ezine cheese, Gemlik olives, Kayseri pastırması (cured meat), Trakya eski kaşarı (cheese) and buffalo cream. You'll also find village eggs, thin flat bread and Turkish sashimi (lakerda).</li> <li>For nuts and dried fruits, as well as spices, go to <a href="http://www.leventkardeslerkuruyemis.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Kardesler Kuruyemis</a> in Levent</li> <li><a href="http://www.namligida.com.tr/namligurme/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Namli Gurme</a></li> <li>Mezes (Small Tapas) can be eaten at a fish or kebab restaurant, or at a meyhane (tavern). Example of mezes include Gavurdagi salad (a spicy salad made from tomatoes minced really small with onions walnuts sumac and other spices and herbs topped with pomegranate sour), or pacanga borek (which is salted pastry with pastirma, a cured beef typical of Turkey, or muhlama (corn meal cooked in butter, then made to a pudding like consistency by the addition of water and lots of melting cheese), and topik (made mainly from chickpeas and currant; usually also has onion, pimento, cumin and some other spices)</li> <li>Begendi / Aubergine Puree: Not to be bought, but to be ordered when at a restaurant</li> </ul> <p><strong>Chefs:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The spokesperson for the organic food movement is <a href= "http://fikirsahibidamaklar.blogspot.co.uk/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Defne Koryurek</a> (also <a href= "http://www.slowfood.com/joinus/membership/turkey" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>)</li> <li>Semza Denizsel is known as the Alice Waters of Turkey and was a pioneer of the farm-to-table approach</li> <li>Ex-La Mouette chefs Cihan Kipcak and Uryan Dogmus are also quite exemplary with their innovative and creative approaches to cooking</li> <li>Mehmet Gurs owns the <a href= "http://www.miklarestaurant.com/en" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Mikla Restaurant</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.refikaninmutfagi.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Refika</a></li> <li>Civan Er  owns <a href="http://lokantayeni.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Yeni Lokanta / New Canteen</a> is an innovative creative chef who likes to play around with ingredients.</li> <li>Sina Sucuka - upcoming on training</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: What is the nickname of the popular restaurant in Istanbul that was the meeting place for hippies and other travelers on the so-called 'hippie trail' -- the overland route between Europe and India, Nepal, and elsewhere in Asia -- in the 1960s?</li> <li>A: <a href="http://www.puddingshop.com/Pudding_Shopx.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Pudding Shop.</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Restaurant with the Best View: <a href= "http://www.360istanbul.com/eng/restaurant.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">360</a> and <a href= "http://www.sunsetgrillbar.com/en" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Sunset Grill & Bar</a></li> <li>Favorite Spot for Dessert: <a href= "http://www.mangeriebebek.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Mangerie Bebek</a> (get the brownies)</li> <li>Favorite Place to Buy Cheese: Bandirma Ciftligi and <a href="http://merkezsarkuteri.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Merkez Şarküteri</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to Go for Breakfast: <a href= "http://www.mangeriebebek.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Mangerie Bebek</a> (enjoy the view)</li> <li>Most Romantic Place to Go: <a href= "http://www.kizkulesi.com.tr/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Maiden's Tower</a></li> </ul>
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51: Phoenix, Arizona
<p><a href= "http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mystery-meets-find-dining/id546532487" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe or leave a review in iTunes.</a> In this episode of the <a href= "http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Tyler Walters of <a href="http://whydidieatthis.com" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Why Did I Eat This?</a> recommends <a href="http://angelstrumpetalehouse.com" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Angel's Trumpet Ale House</a>in Phoenix, where Chef Xane Brody serves up fantastic wings.</p> <ul> <li>Read more about <a href= "http://whydidieatthis.com/2012/11/angels-trumpet-ale-house/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Angel's Trumpet Ale House on Why Did I Eat This?</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://angelstrumpetalehouse.com" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Angel's Trumpet Ale House website</a></li> <li>Angel's Trumpet Ale House is located at 810 N 2nd Street in Phoenix</li> <li>Art lovers, check out <a href="http://artlinkphoenix.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">First Fridays</a></li> <li>Chef Chris Bianco runs <a href="http://www.pizzeriabianco.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Pizzeria Bianco</a></li> <li>Get the donkey wings at <a href="http://www.thereefaz.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Reef</a> and the suicide wings at Teakwoods Tavern</li> <li>Stop by the <a href="http://www.lunchalibreaz.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Luncha Libre</a> food truck</li> <li>Chef Nobuo Fukuda can be found at <a href= "http://nobuofukuda.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Nubuo at Teeter House</a></li> <li>Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza owns <a href= "http://barriocafe.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Barrio Cafe</a> and <a href="http://www.barrioqueen.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Barrio Queen</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Tyler recommends:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Angels Wings with Honey and Moose Drool Dipping Sauce</li> <li>Pizzas</li> <li>The Churchill Grilled Cheese</li> <li>Pop Tarts</li> </ul> <p><strong>Phoenix Dining Districts to Explore:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Downtown Phoenix</li> <li>Old Town Scottsdale</li> <li>Downtown Chandler</li> </ul> <p><strong>Phoenix Food Events:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://aztacofestival.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Arizona Taco Festival</a> (October)</li> <li><a href="https://www.hemophiliaz.org/salsa-challenge/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">My Nana's Best Tasting Salsa Challenge</a> (April)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: What dish was almost named the official state food of Arizona in 2011?</li> <li>A: The <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimichanga" target="_blank" rel="noopener">chimichanga</a>.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Place for a Original Cocktail: <a href= "http://www.bluehoundkitchen.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails</a></li> <li>Favorite Barbeue: <a href="http://joesrealbbq.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Joe's Real BBQ</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to Get a Burger: <a href= "http://www.thechuckbox.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Chuck Box</a></li> <li>Favorite Foodie Event: <a href="http://aztacofestival.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Arizona Taco Festival</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to Get a Chimichanga: <a href= "http://www.macayo.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Macayos</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for Late-Night Food: <a href= "http://www.yelp.com/biz/amados-mexican-food-tempe-2" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Amados Mexican Food</a></li> </ul>
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50: Cincinnati, Ohio
<p><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-4832" title="Lisa Biello" src= "http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/18773_1300259837357_3259425_n-150x150.jpg" alt="Lisa Biello" width="150" height="150" /> In this episode of the <a href="http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Lisa Biello recommends <a href= "http://orchidsatpalmcourt.com" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Orchids at Palm Court</a> in Cincinnati, where Chef Todd Kelly serves up American dishes like Braised Short Ribs. We talk about quail eggs, proper dining attire and life as a DJ.</p> <ul> <li>Read more about <a target="_blank">Orchids on N/A</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://orchidsatpalmcourt.com" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Orchids website</a></li> <li>Orchids is located at 35 West 5th Street in Cincinnati</li> <li>Lisa used to be a DJ on <a href="http://www.949thesound.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">94.9 The Sound</a> and <a href= "http://www.greatcountry941.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Frequency 94.1</a></li> <li>When you go to Cincinnati, try: (1) <a href= "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cincinnati_chili" target="_blank" rel="noopener">the chili</a>, (2) <a href= "http://www.graeters.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Graeter's Ice Cream</a>, and (3) <a href="http://www.montgomeryinn.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Montgomery Inn</a></li> <li>Get <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goetta" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">goetta</a> at <a href= "http://www.mainstrasse.org/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">MainStrasse Village</a>'s Goettafest</li> <li>Downtown Cincinnati has a number of <a href= "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_downtown_Cincinnati,_Ohio" target="_blank" rel="noopener">historic buildings</a></li> <li>Get fresh produce and meat at <a href= "http://www.findlaymarket.org/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Findlay Market</a></li> <li>Chef Jean Robert owns <a href="http://jrtable.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Table</a></li> <li>Chef David Falk runs <a href="http://bocacincinnati.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Boca</a> and <a href= "http://www.eatdrinknada.com/main.html" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Nada</a></li> <li>Find Chef Stephen Williams at <a href= "http://www.bouquetrestaurant.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar</a></li> <li>Christian Peotoso is the chef at <a href= "http://www.viaviterestaurant.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Via Vite</a></li> <li>Pick up a copy of the Cincy Beat and</li> </ul> <p><strong>Lisa recommends:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Maine Lobster Salad</li> <li>Braised Short Ribs</li> <li>Anything Pastry Chef Megan Ketover makes</li> <li>Ask Level II Certified Sommelier Charles Redmond to find a wine pairing for your meal</li> </ul> <p><strong>Cincinnati Dining Districts to Explore:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Downtown/Over-the-Rhine</li> <li>Hyde Park</li> <li>Northside</li> </ul> <p><strong>Cincinnati Food Events:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.tasteofcincinnati.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Taste of Cincinnati</a> (Memorial Day weekend)</li> <li><a href="http://www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Oktoberfest</a> (September)</li> <li><a href="http://www.stcfestival.org/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Cincitalia</a> (May)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: Was there an actual <a href= "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WKRP_in_Cincinnati" target="_blank" rel="noopener">WKRP in Cincinnati</a>?</li> <li>A: No, the show was based on stations and characters in other cities.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Restaurant for Out-of-Town Guests: <a href= "http://www.inclinepublichouse.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Incline Public House</a></li> <li>Most Romantic Place for Drinks: <a href= "http://orchidsatpalmcourt.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Orchid's at Palm Court</a></li> <li>Favorite Bar to Watch the Game: <a href= "http://www.yelp.com/biz/head-first-sports-cafe-cincinnati-2" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Head First Sports Cafe</a></li> <li>Favorite Microbrew: <a href="http://www.christianmoerlein.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Moerlein Lagers and Ales</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/rhinegeist" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Rhinegeist</a></li> <li>Favorite Breakfast Spot: <a href="http://keystonebar.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Keystone Bar & Grill</a></li> <li>Favorite Appetizer: <a href="http://keystonebar.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Loaded Keystone Chips</a></li> </ul>
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49: The Denver Burger Battle
<p><a href= "http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mystery-meets-find-dining/id546532487" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe or leave a review in iTunes.</a> In this episode of the <a href= "http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Jeremy Kossler tells us what to expect at the <a href= "http://www.denverburgerbattle.com" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Denver Burger Battle</a>. We discuss grass-fed beef, squid-ink buns and the importance of truffles. <strong>Denver Burger Battle:</strong></p> <ul> <li>August 8, 2013: <a href= "http://www.denverburgerbattle.com/products/ticket-to-the-denver-burger-battle" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Buy Tickets</a></li> <li>Sculpture Park, 1245 Champa Street in Denver</li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://www.denverburgerbattle.com" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Denver Burger Battle website</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>2013 Contestants:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://parkburger.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Park Burger</a></li> <li><a href="http://craverealburgers.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Crave Real Burgers</a></li> <li><a href="http://larkburger.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Larkburger</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.juicyburgersanddogs.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Juicy Burgers and Dogs</a></li> <li><a href="http://jaxdenver.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Jax Fish House</a></li> <li><a href="http://highlandtapdenver.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Highland Tap & Burger</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.fourseasons.com/denver/dining/restaurants/edge_restaurant/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EDGE Restaurant at Four Seasons</a></li> <li><a href="http://candlelighttavern.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Candlelight Tavern</a></li> <li><a href="http://lingerdenver.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Linger</a></li> <li><a href="http://punchbowlsocial.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Punch Bowl Social</a></li> <li><a href="http://tagburgerbar.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">TAG Burger Bar</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.grindglenwood.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Grind</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li>See <a href="http://jenniferjasinski.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Chef Jennifer Jasinski</a> on <a href= "http://www.bravotv.com/people/jennifer-jasinski/bio" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Top Chef Masters</a></li> <li>Try the chicken and waffles at <a href="http://euclidhall.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.lefthandbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Left Hand Brewing Co.</a> makes a great milk stout -- try it nitro</li> <li><a href="http://www.newbelgium.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">New Belgium Brewery</a> and <a href= "http://odellbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Odell Brewing</a> also make great beers</li> <li><a href="http://www.foodandwine.com/classic" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Aspen Food & Wine Festival</a> is fantastic if you can afford it</li> <li><a href="http://www.denverzoo.org/event/do-zoo" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Do at the Zoo</a> is your chance to eat with the animals</li> </ul> <p><strong>Denver, CO Dining Districts to Explore:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Lower Highlands</li> <li>Downtown</li> <li>Ballpark</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: Denver lays claim to inventing this iconic american food item - what is it?</li> <li>A: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheeseburger" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">The cheeseburger.</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Restaurant with the Best View: <a href= "http://lingerdenver.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Linger</a></li> <li>Favorite Bar to Watch the Game: <a href= "http://www.blakestreettavern.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Blake Street Tavern</a></li> <li>Favorite Spot for Breakfast: <a href= "http://www.snoozeeatery.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Snooze, an A.M. Eatery</a> (get the pineapple upside pancake)</li> <li>Favorite Food Truck: <a href="http://pinchetacos.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Pinche Tacos</a></li> <li>Favorite Den-Mex Restaurant: <a href= "http://www.eltacodemexicodenver.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">El Taco de Mexico</a></li> <li>Best Beer Sampler: <a href="http://denverbeerco.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Denver Beer Company</a></li> </ul>
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48: Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans
<p>In this episode of the <a href= "http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Ann Tuennerman talks about the 2013 program at Tales of the Cocktail, the world's premiere mixology conference.</p> <ul> <li>Buy tickets for <a href= "http://www.talesofthecocktail.com/ticket-packages-all/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Tales of the Cocktail</a></li> <li>Check out the <a href="http://www.talesofthecocktail.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tales of the Cocktail website</a></li> <li>Check out the <a href= "http://www.talesofthecocktail.com/seminars-nola-2013/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">59 seminar sessions</a> at the 2013 conference</li> <li>Read Dale DeGroff's <a href= "http://www.craftofthecocktail.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener"><em>The Craft of the Cocktail</em></a></li> <li>Details on the <a href= "http://www.talesofthecocktail.com/2013-spirited-awards-nominations/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Spirited Awards</a></li> </ul> <p>[gallery columns="6" link="file" ids="4979,4967,4968,4969,4970,4971,4972,4973,4974,4975,4976"] <strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: What was the occupation of Antoine Peychaud, the creator of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peychaud's_Bitters" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Peychaud's Bitters</a>?</li> <li>A: Pharmacist.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Place with the Best Beer Selection: <a href= "http://theavenuepub.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Avenue Pub</a></li> <li>Most Romantic Spot for Drinks: <a href= "http://www.arnaudsrestaurant.com/french-75/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">French 75 Bar</a> or <a href= "http://www.thehotelmodern.com/bellocq" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Belocq</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for Dessert: <a href= "http://www.palacecafe.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Palace Cafe</a> (get the white chocolate bread pudding)</li> <li>Best Decor: <a href="http://www.arnaudsrestaurant.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Arnaud's</a> at Christmas and Mardi Gras</li> </ul>
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47: Nashville, Tennessee
<p>In this episode of the <a href= "http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Angela Roberts of <a href="http://spinachtiger.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Spinach Tiger</a> recommends <a href= "http://sillygoosenashville.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Silly Goose</a>in Nashville, where Chef Roderick Bailey serves up Americana dishes like dry rubbed pork ribs and citrus & greek yogurt marinated chicken. We discuss Honky Tonk Row, George Foreman Grills and the city's eponymous television show.</p> <ul> <li>Read more about <a href= "http://spinachtiger.com/the-silly-goose-in-east-nashville/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Silly Goose on Spinach Tiger</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://sillygoosenashville.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Silly Goose website</a></li> <li>Silly Goose is located at 1888 Eastland Ave</li> <li>Nashville has <a href="http://beta.abc.go.com/shows/nashville" target="_blank" rel="noopener">its own TV show on ABC</a></li> <li>Get New York-style pizza at <a href= "http://fivepointspizza.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Five Points Pizza</a></li> <li>Margot McCormack uses local ingredients at <a href= "http://www.margotcafe.com/chef-margot" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Margot's Cafe</a></li> <li>Drink a Blackberry Lemonade Old Fashioned at <a href= "http://www.hollandhousebarandrefuge.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Holland House Bar & Refuge</a></li> <li>Check out <a href="http://lockelandtable.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lockeland Table</a></li> <li>Try the oysters at <a href="http://thesouthernnashville.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Southern of Nashville</a></li> <li>Tandy Wilson serves up great dishes at <a href= "http://cityhousenashville.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">City House</a></li> <li>Get the ox tails at <a href="http://www.silotn.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Silo</a></li> <li>Try the shrimp 'n grits at <a href= "http://www.themadplatterrestaurant.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">The Mad Platter</a></li> <li>Sandwiches + Waffles = <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/funfoodsnashville" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Swaffles</a></li> <li><a href="http://redbicyclecoffee.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Red Bicycle</a> has great crepes</li> <li>Chef Sean Brock has brought <a href= "http://www.husknashville.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Husk</a> to Nashville</li> <li>Jessica Benefield of <a href= "http://www.mstreetnashville.com/restaurants/virago" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Virago</a> won the 2013 Iron Fork using maple syrup</li> <li><a href="http://frothymonkey.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Frothy Monkey</a> has the best coffee in the Nashville area</li> <li>Go to <a href="http://corkandcow.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Cork and Cow</a> and ask Chris to make you a drink</li> <li>Get dessert at <a href="http://www.jenis.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams</a></li> <li>Download the <a href= "http://www.nashvillefoodtruckassociation.com/our-app.html" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">NFTA food truck app</a></li> <li>When in Nashville, eat some <a href= "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_chicken" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Hot Chicken</a> at <a href= "http://www.hattieb.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Hattie B's</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Angela recommends:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The Claw: 12 grilled wild gulf shrimp, applewood bacon jam, lemon, tuscan bread, fennel pollen, parsley</li> <li>The Pack Mule: 5 dry rubbed pork ribs, papaw’s “ho” cakes, local apples, mustard greens, orange-dried chili sauce</li> <li>The Hustler: 17 citrus & greek yogurt marinated chicken, red lentils, kale, chili oil, spicy tamarind sauce, Noble Springs feta</li> <li>The housemade ice cream</li> </ul> <p>[gallery columns="4" ids="4943,4944,4945,4946" link="none"] <strong>Nashville Dining Districts to Explore:</strong></p> <ul> <li>East Nashville</li> <li>Honky Tonk Row</li> <li>Germantown</li> <li>Downtown Franklin</li> </ul> <p><strong>Nashville Food Events:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.nashvillescene.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Nashville Scene's Iron Fork</a> (April)</li> <li><a href="http://yumeast.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Yum! East</a> (June)</li> <li><a href="http://www.musiccityeats.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Music City Eats</a> (September)</li> <li><a href="http://www.tasteofmusiccity.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Nissan Taste of Music City</a> (June)</li> <li><a href="http://tomatoartfest.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Tomato Art Fest</a> (August)</li> <li><a href= "http://www.nashvillelifestyles.com/events/savor-nashville" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Savor Nashville</a> (April)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: Name the first mass-produced multiple-ingredient candy bar, which comes Nashville.</li> <li>A: <a href="http://www.googoo.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Goo Goo Cluster.</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Restaurant with the Best View: <a href= "http://watermark-restaurant.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Watermark Restaurant</a></li> <li>Best Place to See Celebrities: <a href= "http://thesouthernnashville.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">The Southern of Nashville</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for After-Work Drinks: <a href= "http://www.hollandhousebarandrefuge.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Holland House Bar & Refuge</a></li> <li>Favorite Food Trucks: <a href="http://www.riffstruck.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Riffs Fine Street Food</a> and <a href="http://www.biscuitlovetruck.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Biscuit Love Truck</a></li> <li>Favorite Places for Late-Night Dining: <a href= "http://www.sunsetgrill.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sunset Grill</a> and <a href="http://www.thenationalunderground.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The National Underground</a> (get the burger)</li> </ul>
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46: Baltimore and the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
<p><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-4917" title="Greg Nivens" src= "http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Greg-Pic-Ofc-150x150.jpg" alt="Greg Nivens" width="150" height="150" />> In this episode of the <a href="http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Greg Nivens tells us what to expect at the <a href="http://www.beerandbourbon.com" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Beer Bourbon and BBQ Festival.</a> We discuss the history of bourbon, the barbecue sauces of the South and the secret history of tirmisu. <strong>Beer Bourbon and BBQ Festival:</strong></p> <ul> <li>June 14 & 15, 2013: National Harbor, MD</li> <li>August 2 & 3, 2013: Gary, NC</li> <li>September 21, 2013: Reston, VA</li> <li>November 2, 2013: Nashville, TN</li> <li><a href="http://www.drinkeatrelax.com" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Buy Tickets</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://www.beerandbourbon.com" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Beer Bourbon and BBQ Festival website</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Baltimore Dining Districts to Explore:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Canton</li> <li>Fell's Point</li> <li>Federal Hill</li> <li>Hampden</li> </ul> <p><strong>Also:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Luigi's Deli has "<a href= "http://luigisdeli.net/2012/07/the-scooch-wins-baltimores-best-sandwich-2012/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Scooch</a>," Baltimore's best sandwich</li> <li><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_tea" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Sweet Tea</a> is hard to get outside of the South</li> <li>The mustard barbecue sauce from <a href= "http://www.piggiepark.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Maurice's Piggie Park</a> rocks!</li> <li>Read Jim Early's <em>Cradle of 'Cue</em></li> <li><a href="http://oldripvanwinkle.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve</a>, as seen in <em>The Internship</em></li> <li><a href="http://www.jackdaniels.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Jack Daniel's</a> is Tennessee Whiskey, not bourbon</li> <li><a href="http://wildturkeybourbon.com/goods/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Wild Turkey American Honey</a> is a good place for bourbon virgins to start</li> <li>Take a trip on the <a href="http://kybourbontrail.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Kentucky Bourbon Trail</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.blenheimgingerale.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Blenheim Ginger Ale</a> from South Carolina mixes well with bourbon</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: What famous Italian delicacy is rumored to be created by a man from Baltimore?</li> <li>A: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiramisu" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Tiramisu.</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Spot for Outdoor Dining:</li> <li>Favorite Italian Restaurant: <a href="http://cafegias.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Gia's Cafe</a></li> <li>Favorite Micobrew: <a href="http://www.hsbeer.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Heavy Seas</a> (try the Loose Cannon or Black Cannon)</li> <li>Favorite BBQ Restaurant: <a href="http://andynelsonsbbq.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Andy Nelson's</a> (try the brisket)</li> <li>Favorite Place for an Original Cocktail: <a href= "http://www.woodberrykitchen.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Woodberry Kitchen</a> or <a href= "http://www.landmarktheatres.com/Market/Baltimore/Baltimore_Frameset.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Landmark Theaters</a> (ask for Ginny Lawhorn)</li> <li>Favorite Foodie Event: <a href="http://www.littleitalymd.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Italian Festival</a></li> </ul>
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45: Toronto, Canada
<p>In this episode of the <a href= "http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Jen Chan of <a href="http://www.foodpr0n.com" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">foodpr0n</a> recommends <a href= "http://restaurantchantecler.ca/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Chantecler</a>in Toronto, where Chef Jonathon Poon serves up just one contemporary Asian dish: the lettuce wrap. We discuss food photography, celebrity chefs and Toronto's four Chinatowns.</p> <ul> <li>Read more about <a href= "http://www.foodpr0n.com/2013/05/24/chantecler-anew/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=mysterymeet&utm_campaign=chantecler" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Chantecler on foodpr0n</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://restaurantchantecler.ca/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Chantecler website</a></li> <li>Chantecler is located at 1320 Queen Street West</li> <li><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_porn" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Food porn</a> is all the rage</li> <li>Jen recommends the <a href= "http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/digital_cameras/powershot_s_series/powershot_s90" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Canon S90</a> (the <a href= "http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/professional/professional_cameras/digcameras/powershot_s110" target="_blank" rel="noopener">S110</a> is the current model) and the <a href="http://joby.com/gorillapod" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">GorillaPod</a> for great food photos</li> <li>Check out Toronto's <a href= "http://www.toronto-chinatown.info/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Chinatown</a> (or <a href= "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinatown,_Toronto#Markham" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Markham</a> or <a href= "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinatown,_Toronto#Scarborough-Agincourt" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Scarborough</a>)</li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dim_sum" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Dim sum</a> (especially the <a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har_gow" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">har gow</a> or shrimp dumpling) is a good baseline for comparing restaurants in Chinatown</li> <li>In Ossington, check out <a href="http://bellwoodsbrewery.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bellwood Brewery</a>, <a href= "http://pizzerialibretto.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Pizzeria Libretto</a>, and  <a href= "http://sociale.ca/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Enoteca Sociale</a></li> <li>Keep your eye on Chefs <a href= "https://twitter.com/GrantvanGameren" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Grant van Gameren</a>, Jonathan Poon, <a href= "https://twitter.com/Campagnolo_" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Craig Harding</a> and <a href= "https://twitter.com/Alexandfeswick" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Alexandra Feswick</a></li> <li><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susur_Lee" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Chef Susur Lee</a> laid the groundwork for Toronto's new school chefs</li> <li>Canadian celebrity chefs include <a href= "https://twitter.com/Chef_MarkMcEwan" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Mark McKuen</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/ChefThuet" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Marc Thuet</a>, and <a href= "https://twitter.com/davidadjey" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">David Adjey</a></li> <li>David Chang's <a href= "http://momofuku.com/toronto/noodle-bar-to/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Momofuku</a> is now in Toronto</li> </ul> <p><strong>Jen recommends:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The Spicy Popcorn Chicken</li> <li>The Lettuce Wrap</li> <li>The Sundae Funday</li> </ul> <p><strong>Toronto Dining Districts to Explore:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Ossington</li> <li>Kensington</li> <li>Chinatown, any of them</li> </ul> <p><strong>Toronto Food Events:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://nightmarket.thestop.org/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">The Stop's Night Market</a> (June)</li> <li><a href="http://foodtruckeats.ca/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Food Truck Eats</a></li> <li><a href="http://yumtum.ca/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Toronto Underground Market</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: What is the <a href="http://www.rogerscentre.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Rogers Centre</a> better known as?</li> <li>A: The Skydome.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Chinatown Restaurant: <a href= "http://www.yelp.com/biz/yangs-fine-chinese-cuisine-richmond-hill" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Yang's Fine Chinese Cuisine</a></li> <li>Favorite Food Truck: <a href="http://www.elgastro.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">El Gastronomo Vagabundo</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for an Original Cocktail: <a href= "http://www.torontotemperancesociety.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Toronto Temperance Society</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for Dessert: <a href= "http://www.somachocolate.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SOMA Chocolate</a></li> <li>Favorite Family-Style Restaurant: <a href= "http://edulisrestaurant.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Edulis Restaurant</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for a Business Lunch: <a href= "http://www.oliverbonacini.com/canoe.aspx" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Canoe</a> or <a href="http://notabenerestaurant.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Nota Bene</a></li> </ul>
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44: New Orleans
<p>In this episode of the <a href= "http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/sucktheheads" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Kim Ranjbar</a> of <a href= "http://sucktheheads.blogspot.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Suck the Heads</a> recommends <a href= "http://patoisnola.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patois Restaurant</a> in New Orleans, where <a href= "https://twitter.com/Patoisnola" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Chef Aaron Burgau</a>serves up French dishes with a local accent (or "patois") like Almond Crusted Gulf Fish, Short Rib Sandwich, and Duck Confit Salad.</p> <ul> <li>Read more about <a href= "http://sucktheheads.blogspot.com/2013/03/instant-gratification.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patois Restaurant on Suck the Heads</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://patoisnola.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Patois Restaurant website</a></li> <li>Patois Restaurant is located at 6078 Laurel Street in New Orleans</li> <li>New Mexican restaurants like <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/pages/Del-Fuego-Taqueria/204721629610825" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Del Fuego</a> have moved in since Hurricane Katrina</li> <li><a href="http://www.bootysnola.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Booty's Street Food</a> and <a href= "http://maurepasfoods.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Maurepas Foods</a> are elevating the game in Bywater</li> <li><a href="http://pizzadelicious.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Pizza Delicious</a> brings New York-style pizza to New Orleans</li> <li><a href="http://www.leidenheimer.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Leidenheimer Baking Company's</a> breads are used in <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Po'_boy" target="_blank" rel="noopener">po'boy sandwiches</a></li> <li>Try the goose gumbo at <a href="http://le-citronbistro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Le Citron Bistro</a></li> <li>A good <a href= "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_(cocktail)" target="_blank" rel="noopener">hurricane</a> requires a lot of rum</li> <li><a href="http://www.ribroomneworleans.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Rib Room</a> brought their A game to the <a href="http://www.nowfe.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">New Orleans Food and Wine Experience</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/torymcphail" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Chef Tory McPhail</a> of <a href= "http://www.commanderspalace.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Commander's Palace</a> just won the James Beard Award for Best Chef: South</li> <li><a href="http://www.antoines.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Antoine's Restaurant</a> has been serving New Orleans since 1840</li> <li>Enjoy a Friday lunch at <a href="http://www.galatoires.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Galatoire's Restaurant</a></li> <li>In New Orleans, the subways are actually <a href= "http://www.neworleansonline.com/tools/transportation/gettingaround/streetcars.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">street cars</a></li> <li>Check out the photos on <a href= "http://nolafoodporn.tumblr.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">NOLA Food Porn</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Kim recommends:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Moules Frites</li> <li>Mississippi Rabbit Terrine</li> <li>Gnocchi</li> <li>Almond Crusted Gulf Fish</li> <li>Short Rib Sandwich</li> <li>Duck Confit Salad</li> <li>The Street Car Sour</li> <li>"Snickers"</li> <li>King Cake Bread Pudding</li> </ul> <p><strong>New Orleans Dining Districts to Explore:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Uptown</li> <li>Riverbend</li> <li>Bywater</li> </ul> <p><strong>New Orleans Food Events:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.fqfi.org/frenchquarterfest/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">French Quarter Festival</a> (April)</li> <li><a href="http://www.nowfe.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience</a> (May)</li> <li><a href="http://www.poboyfest.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Oak Street Po-Boy Festival</a> (November)</li> <li><a href="http://www.talesofthecocktail.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tales of the Cocktail</a> (July)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: What liquor drastically changed after traveling down the Mississippi River in the late 1800's?</li> <li>A: Tennessee White Lightning Whiskey (which was turned into <a href="http://www.southerncomfort.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Southern Comfort</a>).</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Place for an Original Cocktail: The French 75 Bar at <a href="http://www.arnaudsrestaurant.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Arnaud's</a></li> <li>Restaurant with the Best View: <a href= "http://www.commanderspalace.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Commander's Palace</a></li> <li>Favorite Mexican Restaurant: <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/pages/Panchitas-Mexican-Criolla-Cuisine/201130789898574" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Panchita's Mexican Criolla Cuisine</a></li> <li>Favorite Creole Restaurant: <a href="http://www.upperline.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Upperline</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for a Night Out with the Girls: <a href= "http://www.curenola.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Cure</a> and <a href="http://www.sobounola.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">SoBou</a></li> <li>Favorite Micrbrew: <a href="http://www.nolabrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NOLA Brewing</a> and <a href= "http://www.crescentcitybrewhouse.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Crescent City Brewhouse</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to Eat on a Budget: <a href= "http://boucherie-nola.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Boucherie</a></li> </ul>
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43: Sarasota, Florida
<p>In this episode of the <a href= "http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Laura Raymond of <a href="http://destinationcuisine.com" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Destination Cuisine</a> recommends <a href= "http://www.theusualplacerestaurant.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">The Usual Place</a>in Sarasota, where Chef Chef Alessio serves up Italian dishes like Pork Shank. We discuss tightrope walkers, the plural of "octopus," and the virtues of a cucumber cocktail.</p> <ul> <li>Read more about <a href= "http://mydestinationcuisine.com/the-usual-place" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Usual Place on Destination Cuisine</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://www.theusualplacerestaurant.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Usual Place website</a></li> <li>The Usual Place is located at 2157 Siesta Drive</li> <li>"Octopi" is <a href= "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plural_form_of_words_ending_in_-us#Octopus" target="_blank" rel="noopener">probably not</a> the correct plural of "octopus"</li> <li>Famous tightrope walker <a href="http://nikwallenda.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Nik Wallenda</a> makes his home in Sarasota</li> <li><a href= "http://goflorida.about.com/od/attractions/tp/city_walktours.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">About.com</a> says Sarasota is very walkable</li> <li>Chef Paul Mattison runs <a href= "http://mattisons.com/mattisons-city-grille/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Mattison's City Grille</a></li> <li>Chef Derek Barnes runs <a href="http://dereks-sarasota.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Derek's Culinary Casual</a></li> <li>Get all-you-can-eat Stone Crab at <a href= "http://www.stonecrab.cc/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant</a></li> <li>Italian food is best prepared while listening to <a href= "http://www.andreabocelli.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Andrea Bocelli</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Laura recommends:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Tagliere di formaggi e marmellate</li> <li>Pork Shank (a.k.a. the "Stinco al Forno")</li> <li>Sampler of Italian Desserts</li> </ul> <p><strong>Sarasota Dining Districts to Explore:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Main Street/Downtown</li> <li><a href="http://www.starmandscircleassoc.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">St. Armands Circle</a></li> <li>Gulf Gate Area</li> </ul> <p><strong>Sarasota Food Events:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.freshoriginals.com/forksandcorks/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Forks and Corks</a> (January)</li> <li><a href="http://suncoastbbqbash.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Suncoast BBQ and Bluegrass Bash</a> (April)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: What seafood delicacy is only available eight months of the year?</li> <li>A: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_stone_crab" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Stone crab.</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Restaurant with the Best View: <a href= "http://www.marinajacks.com/portside.html" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Marina Jack</a></li> <li>Favorite Peruvian Restaurant: <a href= "http://www.selvagrill.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Selva Grill</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to Get Seafood: <a href= "http://crabfinrestaurant.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Crab & Fin</a> or <a href="http://www.sharkysonthepier.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sharky's on the Pier</a></li> <li>Favorite Sushi Restaurant: <a href= "http://pacificrimsarasota.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Pacific Rim</a></li> </ul>
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42: Phoenix, Arizona
<p>In this episode of the <a href= "http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Heather Lauer of <a href="http://www.cenpho.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CenPho.com</a> recommends <a href= "http://beckettstable.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Beckett's Table</a>in Phoenix, where Chef Justin Beckett serves up New American dishes like Green Chili Pork Stew, Short Ribs, and Pork Osso Buco. We discuss and bacon s'mores, Arizona wines and Alice Cooper's Big Unit.</p> <ul> <li>Read more about <a href= "http://www.bitethemag.com/bite_food/hog-heaven/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Beckett's Table on CenPho.com</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://beckettstable.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Beckett's Table website</a></li> <li>Beckett's Table is located at 3717 E. Indian School Road</li> <li>Read Heather's book, <a href= "http://www.amazon.com/Bacon-Love-Story-Heather-Lauer/dp/006197126X/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Bacon: A Love Story</em></a></li> <li>Chef Chris Bianco runs <a href="http://www.pizzeriabianco.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Pizzeria Bianco</a></li> <li>Chef Nobuo Fukuda run <a href="http://www.nobuofukuda.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Nubuo at Teeter House</a></li> <li>Check out Chef Silvana's <a href="http://barriocafe.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Barrio Cafe</a></li> <li><a href="http://shortleashhotdogs.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Short Leash Hot Dogs</a> and <a href= "http://www.mammatoledos.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Mama Toledo's</a> are moving in together</li> <li><a href="http://www.schreinerssausage.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Schreiner's Fine Sausage</a> is a European deli</li> <li>Order a wine from <a href="http://doscabezaswinery.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Dos Cabeza Winery</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Heather recommends:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Grilled Cheese with Pancetta</li> <li>Deviled Eggs</li> <li>Cheese and Bread Board</li> <li>Green Chili Pork Stew</li> <li>Short Ribs</li> <li>Pork Osso Buco</li> <li>Fig & Pecan Pie</li> <li>Chocolate Dipped Bacon S'mores</li> </ul> <p><strong>Phoenix Dining Districts to Explore:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Central Avenue and Camelback Road: "It doesn't really have a name, but this is the hottest spot in town at the moment."</li> <li>Roosevelt Row</li> <li>Arcadia</li> </ul> <p><strong>Phoenix Food Events:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.devouredphoenix.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Devoured Culinary Classic</a> (March)</li> <li><a href="http://aztacofestival.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Arizona Taco Festival</a> (October)</li> <li><a href= "http://www.dbg.org/events-exhibitions/chiles-chocolate" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Chiles and Chocolate at the Desert Botanical Garden</a> (November)</li> <li>Food Truck Fridays at <a href= "http://foodconnect.org/phxmarket/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Phoenix Market</a> (Fridays)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: Which famous rockstar owns a sports bar/restaurant in Downtown Phoenix?</li> <li>A: <a href="http://www.alicecooperstown.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Alice Cooper</a>.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Food Truck: <a href= "http://shortleashhotdogs.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Short Leash Hot Dogs</a></li> <li>Restaurant with the Best View: <a href= "http://phoenix.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/CompassArizonaGrill.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Compass Arizona Grill</a></li> <li>Favorite Mexican Restaurant: <a href= "http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tacos-Atoyac/160588080656814" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tacos Atoyac</a></li> <li>Favorite Butcher Shop: <a href="http://theporkshopaz.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Pork Shop</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to Get a Burger: <a href= "http://www.lunchalibreaz.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Luncha Libre</a></li> </ul>
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41: Toronto, Canada
<p><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-4711" title= "Viviana Machado" src= "http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/HeadShot-150x150.jpg" alt="Viviana Machado" width="150" height="150" /> In this episode of the <a href="http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Viviana Machado of <a href= "http://foodiesinked.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Foodies Inked</a> offers up another great restaurant recommendation: <a href="http://www.leselect.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Le Select Bistro</a>in toronto, where Chef Albert Ponzo serves up French dishes like Beef Cheeks & Duck Confit. We discuss bone marrow, beef cheeks and Tim Hortons' Dubai invasion.</p> <ul> <li>Read more about <a href= "http://foodiesinked.com/restaurants/le-select-bistro/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Le Select Bistro on Foodies Inked</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://www.leselect.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Le Select Bistro website</a></li> <li>Le Select Bistro is located at 432 wellington Street West</li> <li>Check out the <a href= "www.%C2%ADfoodbloggersofca%C2%ADnada.%C2%ADcom" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Food Bloggers of Canada</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.timhortons.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Tim Hortons</a>: Now available in Dubai</li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/CHEF_LYNN" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Chef Lynne Crawford</a> of <a href= "http://rubywatchco.ca/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ruby Watchco</a> hosts the TV show <a href= "http://www.foodnetwork.ca/ontv/shows/Pitchin-In/show.html?titleid=248404" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Pitchin' In</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/Chef_MarkMcEwan" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Chef Mark McEwan</a> has a number of <a href= "http://mcewangroup.ca/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Toronto restaurants</a> and a <a href="http://mcewan.mcewangroup.ca/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">grocery store</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Viviana recommends:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Moussels</li> <li>Bone Marrow</li> <li>Beef Cheeks</li> <li>Duck Confit</li> <li>Chocolate Cake with passion fruit sorbet</li> </ul> <p><strong>Toronto Dining Districts to Explore:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Queen West</li> <li>The Entertainment District</li> <li>Kensington Market</li> <li>The Annex</li> </ul> <p><strong>Toronto Food Events:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.foodandwineexpo.ca/sitepages/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">The Food and Wine Expo</a> (November)</li> <li><a href="http://toronto.dinerenblanc.info/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Diner en Blanc Toronto</a>  (Summer)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: Name three Canadian food staples.</li> <li>A: Maple syrup, canadian bacon, and <a href= "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poutine" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">poutine</a>.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Food Truck: <a href= "https://twitter.com/bustersseacove" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Buster's Sea Cove</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to Go For an Original Cocktail: <a href= "http://www.spirithousetoronto.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Spirit House</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to Buy Cheese: <a href= "http://www.cheeseboutique.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Cheese Boutique</a></li> <li>Most Romantic Restaurant: <a href= "http://www.oliverbonacini.com/Canoe.aspx" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Canoe</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to Get Coffee: <a href="http://senseappeal.ca/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sense Appeal</a></li> <li>Favorite Colombian Restaurant: http://somamedia.net/mitierra/</li> </ul>
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40: Cleveland, Ohio
<p><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-4720" title="Amanda Hicken" src= "http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Amanda-Hicken-at-Dante-Cleveland-150x150.jpg" alt="Amanda Hicken - at Dante Cleveland" width="150" height= "150" /> In this episode of the <a href= "http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Amanda Hicken of <a href="http://www.clueintocleveland.com" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Clue Into Cleveland</a> offers up another great restaurant recommendation: <a href= "http://thegreenhousetavern.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">The Greenhouse Tavern</a>in Cleveland, Ohio, where Chef Jonathon Sawyer serves up French and seasonally inspired gastropub dishes like Roasted Pig's Head and Animal Style Frites. We talk about urban gardens, pickle bars, and eating eye sockets.</p> <ul> <li>Read more about <a href= "http://www.clueintocleveland.com/greenhouse-tavern-thats-some-pig-2/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Greenhouse Tavern on Clue Into Cleveland</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://thegreenhousetavern.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">The Greenhouse Tavern website</a></li> <li>The Greenhouse Tavern is located at 2038 E 4th Street in Cleveland</li> <li>Don't believe what <a href= "http://www.forbes.com/2010/02/11/americas-most-miserable-cities-business-beltway-miserable-cities.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Forbes</em></a> says about Cleveland</li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://www.rockhall.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.clevelandart.org/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">The Cleveland Museum of Art</a> is free!</li> <li>Shop at the <a href="http://www.westsidemarket.org/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">West Side Market</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.glassbubbleproject.com/index.php" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">The Glass Bubble Project</a> blows (glass)</li> <li><a href="http://www.foodnetwork.com/michael-symon/index.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Chef Michael Symon</a> (also of <a href= "http://beta.abc.go.com/shows/the-chew/recipesearch?q=Michael%20Symon" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Chew</a>) hasn't forgotten his Cleveland roots</li> <li><a href="http://hodgescleveland.com/bios" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Chef Chris Hodgson</a> hails from Cleveland</li> <li><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabbage_roll" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Cabbage rolls</a> and <a href= "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierogi" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">pierogis</a> are big in Cleveland</li> <li>Check out beer from <a href= "https://www.greatlakesbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Great Lakes Brewing</a>, <a href= "http://marketgardenbrewery.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Market Garden Brewery</a> and <a href= "http://nanobrewcleveland.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Nano Brew</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Amanda recommends:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Hand Ground Beef Tartar</li> <li>Crispy Hominy</li> <li>Crispy Chicken Wings Confit</li> <li>Roasted Pig's Head</li> <li>Animal Style Frites</li> <li>Buttered Popcorn Pot de Crème</li> <li>Jeni’s Ice Cream</li> <li>A "Kitchen Coffee" to thank the restaurant</li> </ul> <p><strong>Cleveland, Ohio Dining Districts to Explore:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Ohio City</li> <li>Tremont</li> <li>Downtown</li> </ul> <p><strong>Cleveland, Ohio Food Events:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.cleveland.com/tasteofthebrowns/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Taste of the Browns</a> (Fall)</li> <li>Silver Spoon Awards (hosted by <a href= "http://www.clevelandmagazine.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener"><em>Cleveland Magazine</em></a>) (Spring)</li> <li><a href="http://dinnerinthedarkcleveland.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Dinner in the Dark</a> (monthly, year-round)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: What nationally known Italian chef got his start in Cleveland?</li> <li>A: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chef_Boyardee" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Chef Boyardee.</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Best Beer Selection: <a href="http://buckeyebeerengine.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Buckeye Beer Engine</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to Eat Near the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: <a href="http://winksbar.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Winks Bar and Grille</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for Breakfast: <a href= "http://www.s-melissa.com/cafe-melissa/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Café Melissa</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for Drinks After Work: <a href= "http://www.velvettangoroom.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Velvet Tango Room</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to Get a Burger: <a href= "http://www.bspotburgers.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">B Spot</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for Outdoor Dining: <a href= "http://www.reddstonecleveland.com/reddstonecleveland/Home.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reddstone</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to Buy Cheese: <a href= "http://www.westsidemarket.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The West Side Market</a></li> <li>Best Place for a First Date: <a href= "http://www.albatrosbrasserie.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">L'Albatros Brasserie + Bar</a> (fancy) or <a href= "http://www.happydogcleveland.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Happy Dog</a> (casual)</li> </ul>
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39: Washington D.C.
<p><img class="alignright wp-image-4735" src= "http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/BitchesWhoBrunch1.jpg" alt="BitchesWhoBrunch1" width="140" height="182" /> In this episode of the <a href="http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Becca Clara Love of <a href= "http://www.BitchesWhoBrunch.com" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Bitches Who Brunch</a> offers up another great restaurant recommendation: <a href="http://www.lavagnadc.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lavagna</a>in Washington, DC, where Chef Alex Ripley serves up locally sourced Italian dishes like bruschetta, ravioli riccota and tiramisu. We talk about the secret to Ethiopian food, chili cheese fries, and where to find bottomless mimosas for Sunday brunch.</p> <ul> <li>Read more about <a href= "http://bitcheswhobrunch.com/lavagna-brunch/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Lavagna on Bitches Who Brunch</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://www.lavagnadc.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lavagna website</a></li> <li>"Lavagna" means "chalkboard" in Italian</li> <li>Lavagna is located at 538 8th Street SE</li> <li>Try Ethiopian food at <a href="http://www.eteterestaurant.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Etete</a></li> <li>Follow great chefs like <a href= "https://twitter.com/chefjoseandres" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Jose Andrés</a> and <a href= "https://twitter.com/CitronelleDC" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Michel Richard</a></li> <li>Keep an eye on <a href= "http://www.foodnetwork.com/chefs/teddy-folkman/index.html" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Teddy Folkman</a> of <a href= "http://granvillemoores.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Grandville Moore's</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.bravotv.com/top-chef/bio/michael-isabella" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Mike Isabella</a> of <a href= "http://graffiatodc.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Graffiato</a> and <a href="http://bandolerodc.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bandalero</a> has a pizza called 'The Jersey Shore' and <a href= "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosecco" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Prosecco</a> on tap</li> <li>Over craft cocktails at <a href= "http://passengerdc.com/columbia/index.cfm" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">The Columbia Room</a> in <a href= "http://passengerdc.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Passenger</a> is where the real deals in D.C. happen</li> <li>There's a great French joint called <a href= "http://lediplomatedc.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Le Diplomate</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.rasikarestaurant.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Rasika</a> has awesome modern Indian cuisine</li> </ul> <p><strong>Becca recommends:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The Charcuterie</li> <li>The Bruschetta</li> <li>The Ravioli Riccota</li> <li>The Chesapeake Rockfish</li> <li>The Tiramisu</li> </ul> <p><strong>Washington, D.C. Dining Districts to Explore:</strong></p> <ul> <li>U Street & 14th</li> <li>H Street Northeast</li> <li>Chinatown/Penn Quarter</li> </ul> <p><strong>Washington, D.C. Food Events:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">National Cherry Blossom Festival</a> (Spring)</li> <li><a href= "http://www.beerandbourbon.com/national-harbor/show-info" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival</a> (June)</li> <li><a href= "https://www.marchofdimes.com/marylandmetrodc/events/events_Chefs-DC.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction</a> (November and February)</li> <li><a href="http://www.embassychefchallenge.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Embassy Chef Challenge</a> (March)</li> <li><a href="http://www.dcbrewersball.org/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Brewer's Ball</a> (March)</li> <li>Farragut Friday features great food trucks</li> <li><a href="http://www.truckeroodc.com/www/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Truckeroo Festival</a> (May)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: What famous D.C. restaurant is known for it’s chili cheese fries?</li> <li>A: <a href="http://benschilibowl.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Ben's Chili Bowl.</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Steakhouse: <a href="http://jgsteakhousedc.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">J&G Steakhouse</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for a Night Out with the Girls: <a href= "http://www.pointofviewdc.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">POV</a></li> <li>Favorite French Restaurants: <a href= "http://www.legrenierdc.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Le Grenier</a> and <a href="http://lediplomatedc.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Le Deplomate</a></li> <li>Favorite Sushi Restaurant: <a href= "http://www.seirestaurant.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Sei</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for a Business Lunch: <a href= "http://www.boquerianyc.com/dupont.html" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Boqueria</a></li> <li>Best Places for Brunch: <a href="http://www.masa14.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Masa 14</a> and <a href= "http://www.richardsandoval.com/elcentrodf/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">El Centro</a></li> </ul>
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38: Austin, Texas
<p><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-2994" title= "Kristin Sheppard" src= "http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/303776_2181502815819_6967528_n-150x150.jpeg" alt="Kristin Sheppard" width="150" height="150" /> <a href= "http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mystery-meets-find-dining/id546532487" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe or leave a review in iTunes.</a> In this episode of the <a href= "http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Kristin Sheppard of the <a href="http://madbetty.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Mad Betty blog</a> offers up another great restaurant recommendation: <a href= "http://ramen-tatsuya.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ramen Tatsu-ya</a>in Austin, where Chef Tatsu Aikawa serves up Japanese dishes like Tokotsu Original Ramen. We talk about Texas barbecue, the difference between Tex-Mex and Mexican, and how beets and brussel sprouts are having a moment.</p> <ul> <li>Read more about <a href="http://madbetty.com/ramen-tatsu-ya/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ramen Tatsu-ya on Mad Betty</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://ramen-tatsuya.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ramen Tatsu-ya website</a></li> <li>Ramen Tatsu-ya is located at 8557 Research Blvd, Ste. 126</li> <li>Bloggers help bloggers in the <a href= "http://austinfoodbloggers.org/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Austin Food Bloggers Alliance</a></li> <li>Try Texas BBQ at <a href="http://www.saltlickbbq.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">The Salt Lick</a> or <a href= "http://franklinbarbecue.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Franklin Barbecue</a></li> <li><em>Top Chef</em> Season 9 Champion <a href= "http://www.bravotv.com/top-chef/season-9/bio/paul-qui" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Paul Qui</a> has the <a href= "http://eskaustin.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">East Side King</a> food truck and <a href= "http://eskaustin.com/locations/hitw/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Hole in the Wall</a></li> <li>Adam Richman of <a href= "http://www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/man-v-food" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Man vs. Food</em></a> isn't dead yet</li> </ul> <p><strong>Kristin recommends:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Gyoza Potstickers</li> <li>Tokotsu Original Ramen</li> <li>Mochi</li> </ul> <p><strong>Austin Dining Districts to Explore:</strong></p> <ul> <li>South Austin</li> <li>North Austin</li> </ul> <p><strong>Austin Food Events:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.austinchronicle.com/Market/HotSauce/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Hot Sauce Festival</a> (August)</li> <li><a href="http://www.austinfoodandwinefestival.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Austin Food and Wine Festival</a> (April)</li> <li><a href="http://austincitylimits.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Austin City Limits</a> (October)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: What is Austin's signature drink?</li> <li>A: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_martini" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Mexican Martini.</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Steak House: <a href="http://www.roaringfork.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Roaring Fork</a></li> <li>Favorite Food Truck: <a href="http://www.chilantrobbq.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Chi'Lantro</a></li> <li>Favorite Bar to Watch the Game: <a href= "http://www.redsporch.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Red's Porch</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for Tex-Mex: <a href="http://www.trudys.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Trudy's</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for Mexican Food: <a href= "http://www.currasgrill.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Curra's Grill</a></li> <li>Favorite Name for a Restaurant: <a href= "http://bangersaustin.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Banger's</a></li> </ul>
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37: Boston, Massachusetts
<table style="float: right;"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-3985" title= "Molly Korotkin" src= "http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/photo17-150x150.jpg" alt="Molly Korotkin" width="150" height="150" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>In this episode of the <a href= "http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Molly Korotkin of <a href="http://molltk3.blogspot.com" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">The Battle Between Fashion & Domestication</a> offers up another great restaurant recommendation: <a href="http://www.bondircambridge.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Bondir</a>in Cambridge, where Chef Jason Bond serves up New England dishes like smoked tea-braised red broiler chicken. We discuss the secrets to a good scallop, cooking in high heels and when three halves make a whole.</p> <ul> <li>Read more about <a href= "http://molltk3.blogspot.com/2012/09/bondir.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bondir on The Battle Between Fashion & Domestication</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://www.bondircambridge.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Bondir website</a></li> <li>Bondir is located at 279A Broadway</li> <li>Visit <a href="http://flourbakery.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Flour Bakery</a></li> <li>Get a fancy cocktail at <a href="http://drinkfortpoint.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Drink</a></li> <li>Jody Adams owns <a href="http://trade-boston.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Trade</a> and <a href= "http://www.rialto-restaurant.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Rialto</a></li> <li>Get a great meal at <a href="http://www.craigieonmain.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Craigie on Main</a></li> <li>Barbara Lynch runs the <a href="http://barbaralynch.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Barbara Lynch Grupo</a> restaurants</li> <li>Ming Tsai owns <a href="http://www.ming.com/blue-ginger.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Blue Ginger</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Molly recommends:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Scituate scallops with spelt flour spaetzle, caraway carrots & a sage froth</li> <li>Smoked tea braised red broiler chicken with spaghetti squash & apples, roasted with guinea hog lardo, and an eggplant fritter</li> <li>Elderberry & huckleberry semifreddo with rose geranium, angel food cake, red wine frozen mousse, blueberry jellies, blueberry leather, and a juniper froth</li> </ul> <p><strong>Boston Dining Districts to Explore:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Fort Point</li> <li>Cambridge (Central Square or Inman Square)</li> <li>Metrowest</li> </ul> <p><strong>Boston Food Events:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://gbfb.org/events/super-hunger-month.php" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Super Hunger Brunch</a> (January)</li> <li><a href= "http://action.aac.org/site/PageServer?pagename=events_taste" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Taste of the South End</a> (March)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: How many years was Christmas banned in Boston in the 1600s?</li> <li>A: <a href= "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_in_Puritan_New_England" target="_blank" rel="noopener">26 years.</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Place to Take Your Parents: Craigie on Main</li> <li>Favorite Food Truck: <a href="http://www.lobstalove.net/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lobsta Love</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to Get a Cocktail: <a href= "http://www.marliave.com/home/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Marliave</a></li> <li>Favorite Vegetarian Restaurant: <a href= "http://www.elephantwalk.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Elephant Walk</a></li> <li>Favorite Hole-in-the-Wall Spot: <a href= "http://backbarunion.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Backbar</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for a Proposal: <a href= "http://bistrodumidi.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bistro du Midi</a></li> </ul>
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36: St. Louis, Missouri
<table style="float: right;"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-2987" title= "Michael Sweeney" src= "http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/headshot-150x150.jpg" alt="Michael Sweeney" width="150" height="150" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>In this episode of the <a href= "http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Michael Sweeney of <a href="http://stlhops.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">STL Hops</a> and the <a href= "http://www.stewedstl.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Stewed STL Podcast</a> offers up another great restaurant recommendation: <a href="http://dresselspublichouse.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Dressel's Public House</a> in St. Louis, where Chef Michael Miller serves up Gastropub dishes like Porchetta “Louie.” We talk about the local craft beer scene, the unusual texture of Provel cheese, and the "<a href= "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poochie_(The_Simpsons)#Poochie" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Poochie</a>" of The Food Network.</p> <ul> <li>Read more about <a href="http://donthaveone.com" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Dressel's Pub on STL Hops</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://dresselspublichouse.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Dressel's Pub website</a></li> <li>Dressel's Pub is located at 419 North Euclid Avenue</li> <li><a href="http://schlafly.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Schlafly</a> is the grandfather of St. Louis craft beers</li> <li><a href="http://5starburgersstl.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">5 Star Burgers</a> carries tons of local beers</li> <li>Try these beers when you go to St. Louis: <a href= "http://www.thecivillifebrewingcompany.com/TheCivilLife/BEER.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Civil Life American Brown</a>, <a href="http://4handsbrewery.com/our-beers.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">4 Hands Centennial Red</a>, <a href= "http://www.perennialbeer.com/portfolio-item/saison-de-lis/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Perennial Artisan Ales' Saison de Lis</a>, any <a href="http://www.2ndshiftbrewing.com/Items.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2nd Shift Brewing IPA</a></li> <li>Read about <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provel_cheese" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Provel cheese</a></li> <li>Try St. Louis-style pizza and <a href="http://imospizza.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Imo's Pizza</a> or <a href= "http://www.cwpizza.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Cecil Whittaker's Pizza</a></li> <li>Put some <a href="http://www.maull.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Maull's barbecue sauce</a> on your pork steaks</li> <li>Get a concrete from <a href= "http://www.teddrewes.com/home/default.aspx" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Ted Drewes</a></li> <li>St. Louis' best breakfast is at <a href= "http://halfandhalfstl.com/tag/clayton" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Half & Half</a> in Clayton</li> <li>Chef Gerard Craft runs <a href="http://www.nichestlouis.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Niche</a> and <a href= "http://pastariastl.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Pastaria</a></li> <li>Kevin Nashan transformed <a href= "http://www.sidneystreetcafe.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Sidney Street Cafe</a></li> <li>Kevin Willmann uses local ingredients at <a href= "http://www.farmhausrestaurant.com/">Farmhaus</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/cookingkid" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Josh Galliano</a> is opening up <a href= "http://libertineday2day.tumblr.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">The Libertine</a></li> <li>Patrick Connolly has opened <a href="http://www.basso-stl.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Basso</a></li> <li>Try the Vietnamese at <a href="http://banhmiso1.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Banh Mi So #1</a> and <a href= "http://www.phogrand.com/flash.html" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Pho Grand</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.saucemagazine.com/citydiner/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">City Diner</a> has after-hours dining</li> <li>Try a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cask_ale" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">cask beer</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Michael recommends:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Poutine</li> <li>Porchetta “Louie”</li> <li>A Cask Beer</li> <li>A whiskey or bourbon</li> </ul> <p><strong>Saint Louis Dining Districts to Explore:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Clayton</li> <li>Central West End</li> <li>Grand Blvd</li> </ul> <p><strong>Saint Louis Food Events:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.tastestl.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">The Taste of St. Louis</a> (September)</li> <li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/brewersfestival" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival</a> (June)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: What St. Louis delicacy consists of an egg foo young patty served with dill pickle slices, white onion, mayonnaise, lettuce, and tomato between two slices of white bread?</li> <li>A: St. Paul's Sandwich</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Best Wine List: 33 <a href="http://www.33wine.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Wine Shop & Tasting Bar</a></li> <li>Favorite Outdoor Dining: <a href= "http://www.milagromodernmexican.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Milagro Modern Mexican</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for an Original Cocktail: <a href= "http://bloodandsandstl.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Blood & Sand</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for Late-Night Food: <a href= "http://www.fivebistro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Five Bistro</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for a Business Lunch: <a href= "http://thegoodpie.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Good Pie</a></li> </ul>
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35: Georgia & the Golden Onion Chef Competition
<table style="float: right;"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img class="alignnone size-thumbnail wp-image-2217" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/HopeP_134-150x150.jpg" alt="HopeP_134" width="150" height="150" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>In this episode of the <a href="http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Hope Philbrick of <a href="http://getawaysforgrownups.com/" target="_blank">Getaways for Grownups</a> tells us what to expect at the <a href="http://www.vidaliaonionfestival.com" target="_blank">Golden Onion Chef Competition in Vidalia, Ga.</a> We talk about what makes the Vidalia onion so special, when to camp in Georgia, and how many Wal-Marts it takes to make a city. <strong>Golden Onion:</strong></p> <ul> <li>04/14/2013 - 04/14/2013: <a href="http://www.vidaliaonionfestival.com" target="_blank">Buy Tickets</a></li> <li>At the Vidalia Community Center, 107 Old Airport Road, Vidalia, GA</li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://www.vidaliaonionfestival.com" target="_blank">Golden Onion on the Vidalia Onion Festival website</a></li> <li>Read about <a href="http://getawaysforgrownups.com/golden-onion-2013/" target="_blank">Golden Onion on Getaways for Grownups</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Participating Chefs:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Chef Mimmo Alboumeh of <a href="http://merestaurantgroup.com/" target="_blank">ME Restaurant Group</a></li> <li>Chef Daniel Chance of <a href="http://www.peasantatl.com/" target="_blank">Campagnolo</a></li> <li>Chef Linda Harrell of <a href="http://www.ciboatlanta.com/" target="_blank">Cibo E Beve</a></li> <li>Chef Brian Jones of <a href="http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Atlanta/Dining/AtlantaGrill/Menu.htm" target="_blank">Atlanta Grill at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta</a></li> <li>Chef Brian Justice of <a href="http://www.tasteful-temptations.com/" target="_blank">Tasteful Temptations Café</a></li> <li>Chef John Mark Lane of <a href="http://www.elementsbistro.com/" target="_blank">Elements Bistro & Grill</a></li> <li>Chef Roberto Leoci of <a href="http://www.leocis.com/" target="_blank">Leoci’s Trattoria</a></li> <li>Chef Keira Moritz of <a href="http://www.steelmagnoliasrestaurant.com/" target="_blank">Steel Magnolias</a></li> <li>Chef Austin Rocconi of <a href="http://www.montaluce.com/le-vigne/" target="_blank">Le Vigne Restaurant at Montaluce</a></li> <li> Chef Michael Shutters of <a href="http://www.georgiastateparks.org/lodges/bagby/food/" target="_blank">The Pilot House Grille Restaurant at George T. Bagby State Park and Lodge</a></li> <li>Chef Dave Snyder of <a href="http://www.halyardsrestaurant.com/" target="_blank">Halyards</a> and <a href="http://www.tramicirestaurant.com/" target="_blank">Tramici</a></li> <li> Chef Marc Taft of <a href="http://www.chickandtheegg.com/" target="_blank">Chicken and the Egg</a> and <a href="http://themillkitchenandbar.com/" target="_blank">The Mill Kitchen & Bar</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: What is the official prepared food of Georgia?</li> <li>A: Grits.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Place for Shrimp 'n Grits: <a href="http://www.food101atlanta.com/" target="_blank">Food 101</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for a Dessert with Vidalia Onions: <a href="http://www.elementsbistro.com/" target="_blank">Elements Bistro & Grill</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for Thai Food: <a href="http://fujihanathaipeppers.com/" target="_blank">Fuji Hana & Thai Peppers</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for a First Date: <a href="http://cobbcinebistro.com/brookhaven/" target="_blank">CineBistro</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for Brunch: <a href="http://www.murphys-atlanta-restaurant.com/" target="_blank">Murphy's</a></li> </ul>
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34: Providence & the Eat Drink RI Festival
<table style="float: right;"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-4532" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/dd_avatar-150x150.jpg" alt="dd_avatar" width="150" height="150" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>In this episode of the <a href="http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, David Dadekian of <a href="http://eatdrinkri.com/" target="_blank">Eat Drink RI</a> talks about the new <a href="http://eatdrinkri.com/festival/" target="_blank">Eat Drink RI Festival</a> in Providence, which will showcase the best chefs and food producers of Rhode Island. We discuss hot wieners, Rhode Island-style calamari, and bars in lingerie shops.</p> <ul> <li>The <a href="http://eatdrinkri.com/festival/" target="_blank">Eat Drink RI Festival</a> is on April 19-21, 2013</li> <li><a href="http://eatdrinkri.com/festival/events_tickets/" target="_blank">Buy Tickets</a> to the festival</li> <li><a href="http://www.onlyinrhodeisland.com/maownmasa16.html" target="_blank">The Mayor's Own Marinara Sauce</a></li> <li>Johnson & Wales University has an excellent <a href="http://www.jwu.edu/culinary/" target="_blank">culinary program</a></li> <li>Get a craft cocktail at <a href="http://cookandbrown.com/" target="_blank">Cook & Brown Public House</a>, <a href="http://www.thedorrance.com/" target="_blank">The Dorrance</a>, <a href="http://www.eddybar.com/" target="_blank">Eddy</a>, or <a href="http://www.yelp.com/biz/justines-providence" target="_blank">Justine's</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.farmsteadinc.com/aboutus" target="_blank">Farmstead's Matt Jennings</a> has won the <a href="http://www.cochon555.com/" target="_blank">Cochon 555</a> three times</li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://www.culinary.org/" target="_blank">Johnson & Wales Culinary Museum</a></li> <li>Check out <a href="http://waterfire.org/" target="_blank">Waterfire</a> and <a href="http://www.spogga.com/" target="_blank">Spogga</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.bignazo.com/" target="_blank">Big Nazo</a> defies description</li> </ul> <p><strong>Providence Dining Districts to Explore:</strong></p> <ul> <li>On the West Side, visit <a href="http://nicksonbroadway.com/site/" target="_blank">Nick's on Broadway</a>, <a href="http://broadwaybistrori.com/" target="_blank">Broadway Bistro</a>, and <a href="http://foodbynorth.com/" target="_blank">North</a></li> <li>On the East Side, visit <a href="http://www.farmsteadinc.com/" target="_blank">Farmstead</a>, <a href="http://chez-pascal.com/" target="_blank">Chez Pascal</a>, <a href="http://cookandbrown.com/" target="_blank">Cook & Brown Public House</a>, and <a href="http://www.alforno.com/" target="_blank">Al Forno</a></li> <li>Downtown, visit <a href="http://www.newriversrestaurant.com/" target="_blank">New Rivers</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: What type of food establishment does Providence have more of per capita than anywhere else?</li> <li>A: Coffee Shops. (Rhode Island runs on <a href="http://www.dunkindonuts.com/content/dunkindonuts/en.html" target="_blank">Dunkin' Donuts</a>.)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Italian Restaurant: <a href="http://www.alforno.com/" target="_blank">Al Forno</a></li> <li>Best View of Waterfire: <a href="http://www.cafenuovo.com/cafenuovo/index.html" target="_blank">Cafe Nuovo</a> or <a href="http://www.jackyswaterplace.com/" target="_blank">Jacky's Waterplace</a></li> <li>Favorite Hole-in-the-Wall Spot: <a href="http://losandesri.com/indexh.html" target="_blank">Los Andes</a></li> <li>Favorite Diner: <a href="http://libertyelmdiner.com/" target="_blank">Liberty Elm</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for Drinks after Work: <a href="http://www.eddybar.com/" target="_blank">Eddy</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for Dessert: <a href="http://graciesprovidence.com/" target="_blank">Gracie's</a></li> </ul>
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33: Seattle, Washington
<table style="float: right;"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img class="size-thumbnail alignright wp-image-3902" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Elyse-with-vegies-new-2-copy-150x150.jpg" alt="SONY DSC" width="150" height="150" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>In this episode of the <a href="http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Elyse Wagner of <a href="http://www.mykitchenshrink.com" target="_blank">My Kitchen Shrink</a> offers up another great restaurant recommendation: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/hugoshealthychoice" target="_blank">Hugo's Restaurant</a>in Redmond, where Chef Hugo Tapia serves up New American cuisine that's perfect for vegetarians, vegans, or anyone with food intolerances.</p> <ul> <li>Read more about <a href="http://www.mykitchenshrink.com" target="_blank">Hugo's Restaurant on My Kitchen Shrink</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/hugoshealthychoice" target="_blank">Hugo's Restaurant website</a></li> <li>Hugo's Restaurant is located at 8110 164th Ave NE in Redmond</li> <li><a href="http://www.pikeplacemarket.org/" target="_blank">Pike's Place Market</a></li> <li>Visit a <a href="http://tomdouglas.com/" target="_blank">Tom Douglas</a> restaurant</li> <li>Get coffee from <a href="http://stumptowncoffee.com/location/seattle/" target="_blank">Stumptown</a> or <a href="http://urbancoffeelounge.com/" target="_blank">Urban Coffee Lounge</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Elyse recommends:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Alaskan Dungenous Crab Cake</li> <li>Crispy Kale Salad</li> <li>Vegetarian Spring Rolls</li> <li>Beet Potato & Carrot Latke</li> <li>Chicken Marsala</li> <li>Lamb Shank</li> <li>Mac & Cheese with Crab Meat</li> <li>Any Juices</li> <li>Raw Cheesecake</li> </ul> <p><strong>Seattle Dining Districts to Explore:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Bell Town</li> <li>Eastside- Kirkland/Bellevue/Redmond/Woodinville</li> <li>University District</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: What is so special about the Seattle (hot) dog?</li> <li>A: It is served with cream cheese.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Restaurant with the Best View: <a href="http://www.spaceneedle.com/restaurant/" target="_blank">Sky City in the Space Needle</a></li> <li>Best Burger: <a href="http://www.uneedaburger.com/" target="_blank">U Need a Burger</a></li> <li>Favorite Seafood Restaurant: <a href="http://www.rays.com/" target="_blank">Rays</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to Get Meat: <a href="http://www.pccnaturalmarkets.com/" target="_blank">PCC Natural Markets</a></li> <li>Favorie Brunch Spot: <a href="http://portagebaycafe.com/2012/home.html" target="_blank">Portage Bay</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to Get Soup: <a href="http://www.whatthepho.net" target="_blank">What the Pho!</a></li> </ul>
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32: Las Vegas, Nevada
<p><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-3891" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/IMG_2063-L-150x150.jpg" alt="Kelly Kunovic" width="150" height="150" /> In this episode of the <a href="http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Kellee Kunovic of <a href="http://vegasjuhl.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Vegasjuhl</a> offers up another great restaurant recommendation: <a href="http://www.bellagio.com/restaurants/circo.aspx" target="_blank">Osteria del Circo</a>in Las Vegas, where Chef Michael Vitangeli serves up Tuscan dishes like Mama Egi's Ravioli or the Rack of Lamb. We discuss celebrity chefs, the new pizza trend, and what farm to table means in the desert.</p> <ul> <li>Read more about <a href="http://vegasjuhl.blogspot.com/2012/10/osteria-del-circo.html" target="_blank">Osteria del Circo on Vegasjuhl</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://www.bellagio.com/restaurants/circo.aspx" target="_blank">Osteria del Circo website</a></li> <li>Osteria del Circo is located at 3600 South Las Vegas Blvd</li> <li><a href="http://www.citycenter.com/" target="_blank">City Center</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/" target="_blank">The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas</a></li> <li><a href="http://andrelv.com/" target="_blank">Andre's Restaurant & Lounge</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.arialasvegas.com/dining/talent?dining_talent_restaurant=103#talent-216" target="_blank">Sage's Shawn McClain</a></li> <li><a href="http://parkonfremont.com/" target="_blank">Park on Fremont</a></li> <li><a href="http://honeysalt.com/" target="_blank">Honey Salt</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.bellagio.com/" target="_blank">Bellagio Casino</a></li> <li>Dale Chihuly's <a href="http://www.bellagio.com/attractions/fiori-di-como.aspx" target="_blank">Fiori di Como</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Kellee recommends:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Carpaccio</li> <li>Mama Egi's Ravioli</li> <li>Rack of Lamb</li> <li>Tiramisu</li> </ul> <p><strong>Las Vegas Dining Districts to Explore:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Chinatown</li> <li>Fremont East</li> <li>Summerlin</li> </ul> <p><strong>Las Vegas Food Events:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.helpoutdineoutlv.org/" target="_blank">Three Square's Restaurant Week</a></li> <li><a href="http://vegasstreats.com/" target="_blank">StrEATS</a></li> <li><a href="http://nvrestaurants.com/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=5" target="_blank">Las Vegas Epicurean Affair</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: Who was the first Celebrity Chef to open a restaurant in Las Vegas?</li> <li>A: Wolfgang Puck (with <a href="http://www.wolfgangpuck.com/restaurants/fine-dining/9044" target="_blank">Spago</a>)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Place to Eat on a Budget: <a href="http://www.yelp.com/biz/big-wong-restaurant-las-vegas" target="_blank">Biz Wong</a></li> <li>Favorite Decor: <a href="http://www.mandalaybay.com/dining/mix/" target="_blank">Mix</a> in Mandalay Bay</li> <li>Favorite Place to go with Kids: <a href="http://www.grandluxcafe.com/index.htm" target="_blank">Grand Lux Cafe</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to go for an Original Cocktail: <a href="http://commonwealthlv.com/" target="_blank">Commonwealth</a></li> <li>Most Romantic Place to Eat before a Quick Wedding: <a href="http://andrelv.com/" target="_blank">Andre's Restaurant & Lounge</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to go for Late Night Food: <a href="http://www.wynnlasvegas.com/Restaurants/CasualDining/Allegro?Length=12" target="_blank">Allegro</a></li> <li>Place You Don't Want Tourists to Know About: <a href="http://www.windycitybeefsndogs.com/" target="_blank">Windy City Beefs 'N Dogs</a> and <a href="http://www.wcbnpizza.com/" target="_blank">Windy City Beefs 'N Pizza</a></li> </ul>
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31: Can Austin Feed Itself?
<p><img class="size-full wp-image-4469" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/David-Barrow-150x150.jpg" alt="David Barrow" width="150" height="150" /> In this episode of the <a href="http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, David Barrow, the Telly and International Film Festival Award Winning Filmmaker discuses his new documentary, <a href="http://www.farmcitystate.com/" target="_blank">Farm-City, State</a>, which sets out to answer the question, "Can Austin feed itself?" He also offers up another great restaurant recommendation: <a href="http://lenoirrestaurant.com/?galleries=home" target="_blank">Lenior</a>in Austin, where Chef Todd Duplechan serves up dishes featuring locally grown ingredients.</p> <ul> <li>Support the making of <a href="http://www.farmcitystate.com/" target="_blank">Farm-City, State</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://lenoirrestaurant.com/" target="_blank">Lenior website</a></li> <li>Lenior is located at 1807 South First</li> </ul> <p><strong>Links:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Composting: <a href="http://breakitdownaustin.org/" target="_blank">Break it Down</a> and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Compedallers" target="_blank">East Side Compost Peddlers</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.boggycreekfarm.com/" target="_blank">Boggy Creek Farm</a></li> <li><a href="http://olivia-austin.com/" target="_blank">Olivia</a></li> <li><a href="http://hillsidefarmacy.com/" target="_blank">Hillside Farmacy</a></li> <li><a href="http://thehomegrownrevival.weebly.com/" target="_blank">The Homegrown Revival Supper Club Series</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.brokenarrowranch.com/" target="_blank">Broken Arrow Ranch</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.texasfoodcaucus.org/" target="_blank">Texas House Farm-to-Table Caucus</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: Parts of Austin used to be the largest and most productive land for what crop?</li> <li>A: Spinach</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Butcher Shop: <a href="http://www.saltandtime.com/" target="_blank">Salt & Time</a></li> <li>Favorite Cheese Shop: <a href="http://fullquiverfarmtx.com/" target="_blank">Full Quiver Farms</a> or <a href="http://www.antonellischeese.com/" target="_blank">Antonelli's Cheese Shop</a></li> <li>Favorite Food Truck Gone Brick-and-Mortar: Odd Duck Food Trailer to <a href="http://barleyswine.com/" target="_blank">Barley Swine</a></li> <li>Favorite Local Chefs: <a href="https://twitter.com/chef_sonyacote" target="_blank">Sonya Cote</a> and <a href="http://olivia-austin.com/kitchen/" target="_blank">James Holmes</a> and <a href="http://lenoirrestaurant.com/?page_id=45" target="_blank">Todd Duplechan</a></li> <li>Favorite Spirit Companies: <a href="http://bonespirits.com/default.php" target="_blank">Bone Spirits</a> and <a href="http://drippingspringsvodka.com/" target="_blank">Dripping Springs Vodka</a></li> <li>Best Place to Hold a Film's Wrap Party: <a href="http://drafthouse.com/austin" target="_blank">Alamo Drafthouse Cinema</a></li> </ul>
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30: Brussels, Belgium
<table style="float: right;"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-3990" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Evelyne-150x150.jpg" alt="Evelyne" width="150" height="150" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>In this episode of the <a href="http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Evelyne White gives us a tour of the culinary scene in Brussels and tells us how we can find a dinner party with a homecooked meal using her newly launched social dining network, <a href="http://bookalokal.com/" target="_blank">Bookalokal</a>. We discuss the appeal of moule frites (mussels & fries), the potency of "blanche" beer and how real Belgians do waffles.</p> <ul> <li>Shop at <a href="http://guidepal.com/brussels/shopping/place-du-chatelain-" target="_blank">Place du Chatelain</a> and the <a href="http://www.vishandelnoordzee.be/nl/home.asp" target="_blank">Noordzee Mer du Nord</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.hoegaarden.com/AgeCheck/display" target="_blank">Hoegaarden</a> is good "blanche"</li> <li>Try a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich from the <a href="http://www.keepontoasting.be/" target="_blank">Keep on Toasting food truck</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Beer Lover's Dinner (5 beers, 3 courses):</strong></p> <ul> <li>April 13, 2013: <a href="http://bookalokal.com" target="_blank">Beer Lover's Dinner</a> on Bookalokal</li> <li>at Chez Evelyne in Brussels (Chatelain)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Brussels Dining Districts to Explore:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Downtown - Grande Place</li> <li>Ixelles</li> <li>St. Katherine</li> </ul> <p><strong>Brussels Food Events:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.belgianbrewers.be/en/beer-sector/belgian-beer-weekend/" target="_blank">Belgian Brewers Weekend</a> (August / September)</li> <li><a href="http://visitbrussels.be/bitc/BE_en/brusselicious/tram-experience.do" target="_blank">Tram Experience</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.dinnerinthesky.com/dits_dinner/index.php" target="_blank">Dinner in the Sky</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: What is the #1 reason why people visit Brussels?</li> <li>A: Food!</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Restaurants to Take Out-of-Town Guests to: <a href="http://www.lapiola.be/" target="_blank">La Piola</a></li> <li>Most Romantic Restaurant: <a href="http://www.commechezsoi.be/" target="_blank">Comme Chez Soi</a></li> <li>Best View: <a href="http://www.mim.be/the-restaurant" target="_blank">The Restaurant on top of the Musical Instrument Museum</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to Get a Waffle: Any street truck</li> <li>Favorite Place to Go for Dessert: The chocolate shops at <a href="http://visitbrussels.be/bitc/BE_en/monument/805/place-du-grand-sablon.do" target="_blank">Place du Grand Sablon</a></li> <li>Best Beer Selection: <a href="http://deliriumcafe.be/" target="_blank">Delerium Café</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to Watch the World Cup: <a href="http://www.michaelcollins.eu/" target="_blank">Michael Collins Irish Bar & Restaurant</a> or <a href="http://www.fatboys-be.com/" target="_blank">Fat Boys Sports Bar & Grill</a></li> </ul>
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29: Boston, Massachusetts
<table style="float: right;"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-3996" title="Megan Kellett" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/CookingWhims-150x150.jpg" alt="Cooking Whims" width="150" height="150" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>In this episode of the <a href="http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Megan Kellett of <a href="http://www.cookingwhims.com" target="_blank">Cooking Whims</a> offers up another great restaurant recommendation: <a href="http://www.backdeckboston.com" target="_blank">Back Deck</a> in Boston, where Chef Paul Sussman serves up American "backyard grill" dishes like spicy sweet potato and chicken hash. We discuss the city's killer cupcake trend, death by molasses, and how one chef escaped a Harvard degree.</p> <ul> <li>Read more about <a href="http://cookingwhims.com/2013/01/21/brunch-at-back-deck-in-boston/" target="_blank">Back Deck on Cooking Whims</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://www.backdeckboston.com" target="_blank">Back Deck website</a></li> <li>Back Deck is located at 2 West Street</li> <li>The <a href="http://www.bostonfoodbloggers.com/" target="_blank">Boston Food Bloggers</a> and the <a href="http://bostonbrunchers.com/" target="_blank">Boston Brunchers</a> are a good time</li> <li>Visit <a href="http://flourbakery.com/" target="_blank">Flour Bakery</a></li> <li>Chef <a href="http://www.rialto-restaurant.com/chef-jody-adams-team/chef_jody_adams/" target="_blank">Jody Adams</a> of Rialto rocks!</li> <li>All about "<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umami" target="_blank">umami</a>"</li> </ul> <p><strong>Megan recommends:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Creamy Roasted Eggplant Spread</li> <li>Butternut Squash Soup</li> <li>Spicy Sweet Potato and Chicken Hash</li> <li>Cranberry S'mores</li> </ul> <p><strong>Boston Dining Districts to Explore:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Cambridge/Somerville</li> <li>The North End</li> <li>Southie</li> </ul> <p><strong>Boston Food Events:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.eastendhouse.org/cooking-for-a-cause/2013/event" target="_blank">East End House's Cooking for a Cause</a> (April)</li> <li><a href="http://bostonlocalfoodfestival.com/" target="_blank">Boston Local Food Festival</a> (October)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: What "Great Flood" killed 21 people in the North End in 1919?</li> <li>A: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Molasses_Disaster" target="_blank">The Boston Molasses Disaster</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Restaurant You Want to Try Next: <a href="http://www.craigieonmain.com/" target="_blank">Craigie on Main</a></li> <li>Favorite Hole-in-the-Wall Spot: <a href="http://www.local149.com/" target="_blank">Local 149</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for After-Work Drinks: <a href="http://stoddardsfoodandale.com/" target="_blank">Stoddard's Food and Ale</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to Watch the Red Sox Game: <a href="http://www.sweetcheeksq.com/" target="_blank">Sweet Cheeks Q</a> (hear <a href="http://mysterymeet.org/find-dining-podcast/episode-1-sweet-cheeks-q-in-boston/">Bianca Garcia's review</a>)</li> <li>Favorite Place for Dessert: <a href="http://www.modernpastry.com/" target="_blank">Modern Pastry</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for an Original Cocktail: <a href="http://newtonbokx.com/restaurant/" target="_blank">Bokx 109</a></li> <li>Favorite Diner: <a href="http://www.johnnysluncheonette.com/" target="_blank">Johnny's Luncheonette</a></li> <li>Favorite Asian Restaurant: <a href="http://www.ming.com/blue-ginger.htm" target="_blank">Blue Ginger</a></li> <li>Where to Eat Your Last Meal Before Death: <a href="http://www.thebiltmoregrill.com/" target="_blank">Biltmore Bar & Grille</a></li> </ul>
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28: Atlanta, Georgia
<table style="float: right;"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-4162" title="Southern Pork" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/WisteriaPork-150x150.jpg" alt="WisteriaPork" width="150" height="150" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-2865" title="Malika Harricharan" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Me-at-Book-Signing-thumbnail-150x150.png" alt="Malika Harricharan" width="150" height="150" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>In this episode of the <a href="http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Malika Harricharan of <a href="http://Atlanta-RestaurantBlog.com" target="_blank">Atlanta Restaurant Blog </a> offers up another great restaurant recommendation: <a href="http://wisteria-atlanta.com/" target="_blank">Wisteria</a>, where Chef Jason Hill serves up Southern dishes like molasses-rubbed pork tenderloin, fried catfish, and shrimp 'n grits. We discuss the ethics of food blogging, what it's like to judge a food competition, and why food trucks are gateway drugs for foodies.</p> <ul> <li>Read more about <a href="http://atlanta-restaurantblog.com/2010/01/wisteria-inman-park-atlanta-ga-restaurant-review/" target="_blank">Wisteria on Atlanta Restaurant Blog </a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://wisteria-atlanta.com/" target="_blank">Wisteria website</a></li> <li>Wisteria is located at 471 North Highland Avenue</li> <li>Buy Malika's book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Food-Lovers-Guide-Atlanta-Restaurants/dp/0762773111/" target="_blank"><em>Food Lovers' Guide to Atlanta</em></a></li> <li>Learn more about the <a href="http://associationoffoodbloggers.org/about/" target="_blank">Association of Food Bloggers</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Malika recommends:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Black Eyed Pea Hummus</li> <li>Tuna / Salmon Tartare</li> <li>PEI Mussels</li> <li>Molasses-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin</li> <li>Fried Catfish</li> <li>Shrimp N Grits</li> <li>Bread Pudding</li> </ul> <p><strong>Atlanta Foodie Events:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.tasteofatlanta.com/" target="_blank">Taste of Atlanta</a></li> <li><a href="http://atlfoodandwinefestival.com/" target="_blank">Atlanta Food and Wine Festival</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: What state produces more peaches than Georgia?</li> <li>A: South Carolina.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Place for a Night Out with the Girls: <a href="http://www.puravidatapas.com/" target="_blank">Pura Vida Tapas</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to Eat before a Braves Game: <a href="http://bottlerocketatl.com/" target="_blank">Bottle Rocket</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to go for Valentine's Day: <a href="http://www.modernbuckhead.com/" target="_blank">Modern Restaurant + Bar</a></li> <li>Favorite Brew Pub: <a href="http://www.5seasonsbrewing.com/" target="_blank">5 Seasons Brewing</a> (Westside)</li> <li>Favorite Food Truck: <a href="http://www.wowfoodtruck.com/" target="_blank">W.O.W! Food Truck</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to Eat on a Budget: <a href="http://www.fellinisatlanta.com/lafonda.html" target="_blank">La Fonda Latina</a></li> </ul>
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27: Manhattan, New York City
<table style="float: right;"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-4120" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/P1050078-150x150.jpg" alt="Mermaid Inn" width="150" height="150" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-4121" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/P1050083-150x150.jpg" alt="Oysters" width="150" height="150" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>In this episode of the <a href="http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Marisa Olsen of the <a href="http://www.lesfoodites.net/" target="_blank">Les Foodites</a> blog offers up another great restaurant recommendation: <a href="http://www.themermaidnyc.com/" target="_blank">The Mermaid Inn</a> in New York City, where Chef Adam Alderin serves up seafood dishes like spaghetti fra diavolo, fish tacos and a fantastic lobster sandwich. We discuss <em>The New York Times</em>' infamous review of Guy Fieri's Times Square restaurant, the difference between east coast and west coast oysters, and the finer points of Dim Sum dining.</p> <ul> <li>Read more about <a href="http://www.lesfoodites.net/2012/12/restaurant-review-mermaid-inn-nyc.html" target="_blank">The Mermaid Inn on Les Foodites</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://www.themermaidnyc.com/" target="_blank">The Mermaid Inn website</a></li> <li>The Mermaid Inn is located at 568 Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan</li> <li>Read <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/14/dining/reviews/restaurant-review-guys-american-kitchen-bar-in-times-square.html" target="_blank"><em>The New York Times</em>' review of Guy Fieri's Times Square restaurant</a></li> <li>Get the burger at April Bloomfield's <a href="http://thespottedpig.com/" target="_blank">The Spotted Pig</a></li> <li>Visit David Chang's <a href="http://momofuku.com/" target="_blank">Momofuku</a></li> <li>Check out Sara Jenkins' <a href="http://porsena.com/" target="_blank">Porsena</a></li> <li>Visit the trendy new Asian hotspots <a href="http://redfarmnyc.com/" target="_blank">Red Farm</a> in the West Village and <a href="http://missionchinesefood.com/ny/" target="_blank">Mission Chinese</a> in the Lower East Side</li> </ul> <p><strong>Marisa recommends:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Oysters Galore</li> <li>Lobster Knuckles "Escargot"</li> <li>Tuna Crudo</li> <li>Seared Calamari</li> <li>Spaghetti fra Diavolo</li> <li>Lobster Sandwich</li> <li>Fish Tacos</li> <li>Mac & Cheese</li> <li>Shishito Peppers</li> </ul> <p><strong>New York City Dining Districts to Explore:</strong></p> <ul> <li>West Village</li> <li>Chinatown</li> <li>Lower East Side</li> </ul> <p><strong>New York City Food Events:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://corporate.nycwineandfoodfestival.com/" target="_blank">New York City Wine & Food Festival</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.wine-expos.com/Wine/NY/" target="_blank">New York Wine Expo</a></li> <li><a href="http://nycvegfoodfest.com/" target="_blank">NYC Vegetarian Food Festival</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: What is the name of the first pizzeria to open in New York City?</li> <li>A: <a href="http://www.firstpizza.com/" target="_blank">Lombardi's Pizza</a>.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Food Truck: <a href="http://www.taimmobile.com/" target="_blank">The Taïm Mobile Falafel & Smoothie Truck</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for an Original Cocktail: <a href="http://ouestny.com/" target="_blank">Ouest</a></li> <li>Favorite Romantic Restaurant: <a href="http://www.babbonyc.com/" target="_blank">Babbo Ristorante</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to Buy Produce: <a href="http://www.grownyc.org/unionsquaregreenmarket" target="_blank">Union Square Greenmarket</a> or the <a href="http://www.grownyc.org/79greenmarket" target="_blank">79th Street Greenmarket</a></li> <li>Restaurant with the Best View: <a href="http://landmarc-restaurant.com/" target="_blank">Landmarc</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to Get Soup: <a href="http://www.veselka.com/" target="_blank">Veselka</a></li> <li>Where to Eat in Times Square: <a href="http://www.johnspizzerianyc.com/" target="_blank">John's Pizzeria</a></li> </ul>
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26: Providence, Rhode Island
<table style="float: right;"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-4091" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/KateBiscuits_comingoutoftheoven1-150x150.jpg" alt="Kate's Biscuits" width="150" height="150" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-4090" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Grilled-Cheese-150x150.jpg" alt="Grilled Cheese" width="150" height="150" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>In this episode of the <a href="http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Michele Meek of <a href="http://therhodelesstraveled.com/" target="_blank">The Rhode Less Traveled</a> offers up another great restaurant recommendation: <a href="http://www.farmsteadinc.com/" target="_blank">Farmstead</a>in Providence, where Chef Matthew Jennings serves up New American dishes like rhode island monkfish and organic suckling pig. We discover what cabinets and jimmies are, what happens when you light a river on fire and how a corrupt mayor transformed the city.</p> <ul> <li>Read more about <a href="http://therhodelesstraveled.com/2010/03/22/farmstead/" target="_blank">Farmstead on The Rhode Less Traveled</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://www.farmsteadinc.com/" target="_blank">Farmstead website</a></li> <li>Farmstead is located at 186 Wayland Avenue in Providence</li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://www.culinary.org/" target="_blank">Johnson & Wales Culinary Museum</a></li> <li>Grab a bite at the <a href="http://www.ploufploufgastronomie.com/" target="_blank">Plouf Plouf Gastronomie</a> food truck</li> <li>Get a cabinet at <a href="http://www.yelp.com/biz/delekta-pharmacy-warren" target="_blank">Delekta Pharmacy</a></li> <li>Check out <a href="http://www.loiefullers.com/" target="_blank">Loie Fuller</a> on the West Side</li> <li>Find farmers' markets at <a href="http://www.farmfreshri.org/" target="_blank">Farm Fresh RI</a></li> <li>See <a href="http://www.spogga.com/" target="_blank">Spogga</a> at Waterfire</li> <li>Enjoy a <a href="http://www.dels.com/" target="_blank">Del's Lemonade</a></li> <li>Stop by <a href="http://www.vendaravioli.com/" target="_blank">Venda Ravioli</a> and <a href="http://www.pastichefinedesserts.com/home.html" target="_blank">Pastiche Fine Desserts</a> on <a href="http://federalhillprov.com/" target="_blank">Federal Hill</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Michele recommends:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Kate’s Rustic Biscuits</li> <li>Rhode Island Monkfish</li> <li>Organic Suckling Pig Tasting</li> <li>Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Caramel Tartlet</li> </ul> <p><strong>Providence Dining Districts to Explore:</strong></p> <ul> <li>West Side</li> <li>Downcity</li> <li>East Side</li> </ul> <p><strong>Providence Food Events:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.farmfresh.org/food/farmersmarkets_details.php?market=29" target="_blank">Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers' Market</a> (Wednesdays and Sundays, November - May)</li> <li><a href="http://waterfire.org/" target="_blank">Waterfire</a> (Summer and Fall)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: What type of restaurant was invented in Providence?</li> <li>A: <a href="http://therhodelesstraveled.com/2009/09/15/eating-providence/" target="_blank">The diner.</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Italian Restaurant: <a href="http://www.yelp.com/biz/guidos-restaurant-providence" target="_blank">Guido's Restaurant</a></li> <li>Favorite Seafood Restaurant: <a href="http://www.yelp.com/biz/flos-clam-shack-middletown-2" target="_blank">Flo's Clam Shack</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to Take Your Parents To: <a href="http://www.alforno.com/" target="_blank">Al Forno</a></li> <li>Restaurant with the Best View: <a href="http://www.newriversrestaurant.com/" target="_blank">New Rivers</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for a Private Party: <a href="http://nicksonbroadway.com/site/" target="_blank">Sienna </a></li> <li>Favorite Diner: <a href="http://nicksonbroadway.com/site/" target="_blank">Nick's on Broadway</a></li> </ul>
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25: Silicon Valley, California
<table style="float: right;"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-4027" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/IMG_1302-150x150.jpg" alt="Michelin Star" width="150" height="150" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-4028" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/IMG_1316-150x150.jpg" alt="Hamachi Shooter" width="150" height="150" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>In this episode of the <a href="http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Ngoc Ngo of <a href="http://www.sanjosefoodblog.com" target="_blank">San Jose Food Blog</a> offers up another great restaurant recommendation: <a href="http://www.alexanderssteakhouse.com/sv_site/sv_main.html" target="_blank">Alexander's Steakhouse</a>in Cupertino, where Chef Jeffrey Stout serves up American with Japanese influence dishes like Australian Wagyu steak. We talk about the Silicon Valley culinary scene, the Roti bun craze, and why San Jose is nicknamed "Man Jose."</p> <ul> <li>Read more about <a href="http://sanjosefoodblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/alexanders-steakhouse.html" target="_blank">Alexander's Steakhouse on San Jose Food Blog</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://www.alexanderssteakhouse.com/sv_site/sv_main.html" target="_blank">Alexander's Steakhouse website</a></li> <li>Alexander's Steakhouse is located at 10330 North Wolfe Road in Cupertino</li> </ul> <p><strong>Ngoc recommends:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Flash Fried Shishito Peppers</li> <li>Australian Wagyu Steak</li> <li>Raspberry Chocolate Souffle</li> </ul> <p><strong>San Jose Dining Districts to Explore:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Downtown San Jose</li> <li>Willow Glen</li> <li>King and Tully Roads</li> </ul> <p><strong>San Jose Food Events:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Moveable Feast food truck festival (every week)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: What popular Vietnamese deli sandwich chain originated in San Jose?</li> <li>A: <a href="http://leesandwiches.com/" target="_blank">Lee's Sandwiches</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Place for Spanish Food: <a href="http://www.lavicsj.com/LaVictoria.html" target="_blank">La Victoria Tacqueria</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for Vietnamese Food: <a href="http://www.yelp.com/biz/huong-lan-sandwich-san-jose" target="_blank">Hulong Lan Sandwich</a></li> <li>Favorite Ethnic Market: <a href="http://www.lionsupermarket.com/" target="_blank">Lion Supermarket</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for Happy Hour: <a href="http://www.originalgravitypub.com/" target="_blank">Original Gravity Public House</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for an Original Cocktail: <a href="http://www.sanpedrosquaremarket.com/" target="_blank">San Pedro Square Market</a></li> <li>Where the Ladies Hang Out: <a href="http://www.santanarow.com/" target="_blank">Santana Row</a></li> </ul>
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24: St. Louis, Missouri
<table style="float: right;"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-3001" title="Pastaria" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/IMG_3045-150x150.jpg" alt="Pastaria" width="150" height="150" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>In this episode of the <a href="http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Laura Bentele of <a href="http://themoscowcircus.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">The Moscow Circus</a> offers up another great restaurant recommendation: <a href="http://pastariastl.com/" target="_blank">Pastaria</a>in St. Louis, where Chef Gerard Craft serves up Italian dishes like Bucatini All'Amatriciana and Pappardelle. We discuss the local craft brewery scene, the appeal of toasted ravioli and how to eat concrete.</p> <ul> <li>Read more about <a href="http://themoscowcircus.wordpress.com/2012/11/18/pastaria-time-to-carbo-load/" target="_blank">Pastaria on The Moscow Circus</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://pastariastl.com/" target="_blank">Pastaria website</a></li> <li>Pastaria is located at 7734 Forsyth Boulevard Clayton, MO 63105</li> <li>Try a Provel-topped pizza at <a href="http://imospizza.com/" target="_blank">Imo's</a></li> <li>Get a concrete at <a href="http://www.teddrewes.com/home/default.aspx" target="_blank">Ted Drewes</a></li> <li>Visit <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forest_Park_(St._Louis)" target="_blank">Forest Park</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Laura recommends:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Crispy Risotto Balls</li> <li>Shaved Kale Salad</li> <li>Bucatini All'Amatriciana</li> <li>Pappardelle</li> <li>Half salted caramel, half pistachio gelato</li> </ul> <p><strong>St. Louis Dining Districts to Explore:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Soulard/Benton Park</li> <li>Clayton</li> <li>The Hill</li> </ul> <p><strong>St. Louis Food Events:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Any <a href="http://schlafly.com/" target="_blank">Schlafly</a> festival: Cod & Cask in February, Oyster & Stout in March, Belgian Beer & Mussels in July, Hop in the City in September.</li> <li><a href="http://www.sngoc.org/content/welcome-st-nicholas-greek-festival-2012" target="_blank">St. Nicholas Greek Festival</a> (Labor Day Weekend)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: Name three foods that debuted at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis.</li> <li>A: Hot dogs, iced tea and the waffle ice cream cone.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Best Beer Selection: <a href="http://schlafly.com/" target="_blank">Schlafly</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for a First Date: <a href="http://www.saucemagazine.com/ifratellini/" target="_blank">I Fratellini</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to Watch the Game: <a href="http://www.thepostsportsbar.com/" target="_blank">The Post Sports Bar & Grill</a></li> <li>Favorite BBQ Joints: <a href="http://pappyssmokehouse.com/" target="_blank">Pappy's Smokehouse</a> and <a href="http://bogartssmokehouse.com/" target="_blank">Bogarts Smokehouse</a></li> <li>Chef to Watch: <a href="https://twitter.com/cookingkid" target="_blank">Josh Galliano</a></li> <li>Where to Go For Your Last Meal: <a href="http://www.yelp.com/biz/worlds-fair-doughnuts-saint-louis" target="_blank">World's Fair Donuts</a></li> </ul>
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23: Austin, Texas
<table style="float: right;"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-3871" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/elnaranjo-150x150.jpg" alt="El Naranjo" width="150" height="150" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-3872" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/fishtaco-150x150.jpg" alt="Fish Tacos" width="150" height="150" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>In this episode of the <a href="http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Katie Lewis of <a href="http://www.slowdownsavor.com" target="_blank">Slow Down & Savor</a> offers up another great restaurant recommendation: <a href="http://elnaranjo-restaurant.com/" target="_blank">El Naranjo</a>in Austin , where Chef Iliana de la Vega serves up traditional interior Mexican dishes like Tacos de Pescado with a side of “de la olla” black beans and Tacos de Cochinita Pibíl with a side of refried black beans. We discuss the infamous bat bridge, absinthe cocktails and the history of the Club Sandwich.</p> <ul> <li>Read more about <a href="http://www.slowdownsavor.com/2012/12/a-closed-door-opened-window-to-el.html" target="_blank">El Naranjo on Slow Down & Savor</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://elnaranjo-restaurant.com/" target="_blank">El Naranjo website</a></li> <li>El Naranjo is located at 85 Rainey Street in Austin</li> </ul> <p><strong>Katie recommends:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Guacamole Tradicional</li> <li>The Side Salad</li> <li>Tacos de Pescado: Three tacos with Achiote marinated fish, shredded cabbage, salsa mexicana served on corn tortilla, with a side of “de la olla” black beans</li> <li>Tacos de Cochinita Pibíl Three tacos stuffed with Cochinita Pibíl (slow roasted pork shoulder), pickled red onions and a side of refried black beans</li> </ul> <p><strong>Austin, Texas Dining Districts to Explore:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Rainey Street</li> <li>Warehouse District</li> <li>2nd Street District</li> </ul> <p><strong>Austin, Texas Food Events:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.gypsypicnic.com/" target="_blank">Gypsy Picnic Trailer Food Festival</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.trailerfoodtuesdays.com/" target="_blank">Trailer Food Tuesdays</a> (last Tuesday of the month)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Food for Thought:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Q: True or False: Austin Is the 14th Best Burger City in the USA.</li> <li>A: False. According to <a href="http://travel.usatoday.com/destinations/dispatches/post/2012/06/which-city-serves-the-best-burgers-/708274/1" target="_blank"><em>USA Today</em></a>, Austin ranks 13th.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Spot for Outdoor Dining: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/EastSideFillinStation" target="_blank">East Side Fillin' Station</a></li> <li>Favorite First Date Restaurant: <a href="http://www.casinoelcamino.net/" target="_blank">Casino El Camino</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to Watch the Game: <a href="http://www.thirdbaseaustin.com/" target="_blank">Third Base</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to Take Out-of-Town Guests: <a href="http://www.saltlickbbq.com/" target="_blank">The Salt Lick</a> (Driftwood)</li> <li>Favorite Place for an Original Cocktail: <a href="http://www.pecheaustin.com/" target="_blank">Péché</a></li> <li>Favorite Steakhouse: <a href="http://www.perryssteakhouse.com/locations/austin/downtown" target="_blank">Perry's Steakhouse & Grille</a></li> </ul>
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22: Gluten Free in Seattle
<table style="float: right;"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-3779" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/eternally-gluten-free-with-dominick-cura.160x120-150x120.jpg" alt="Dominick & Thierry Rautureau" width="150" height="120" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-3780" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/eternally-gluten-free-150x150.jpg" alt="The Cookbook" width="150" height="150" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>In this episode of the <a href="http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Dominick Cura, the 13-year-old author of the cookbook <a href="http://eternallyglutenfree.com" target="_blank">Eternally Gluten-Free</a>, discusses his life with celiac disease. He talks about his diagnosis and learning to cope with the disease, as well as the challenges people with gluten allergies face at the grocery store, at restaurants and in their everyday lives. He also talks about one of his favorite Seattle restaurants, <a href="http://www.razzispizza.com/" target="_blank">Razzi's Pizzeria</a>, where Chef Amir Razzaghi serves up gluten-free Italian and Mediterranean dishes like chicken marsala, chicken parmesan, gyros.</p> <ul> <li>Buy <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Eternally-Gluten-Free-Cookbook-Sweets-Inspiration/dp/0615570542/" target="_blank">Eternally Gluten Free</a></li> <li>Read more about <a href="http://eternallyglutenfree.com/2012/10/29/razzis-pizzeria/" target="_blank">Razzi's Pizzeria on Eternally Gluten-Free</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://www.razzispizza.com/" target="_blank">Razzi's Pizzeria website</a></li> <li>Watch <a href="http://youtu.be/dOZgw3GVn3w" target="_blank">Dominick Cura and Thierry Rautureau at Bite of Seattle</a></li> <li>Razzi's Pizzeria is located at 8523 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103</li> </ul> <p><strong>Dominick recommends:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Pita Bread</li> <li>Chicken Marsala</li> <li>Caramel Butterscotch Pie</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Foods Seattle is Known For: Salmon, Organic Food, Coffee</li> <li>Favorite Place to Buy Seafood: <a href="http://pikeplacemarket.org/" target="_blank">Pike's Place Market</a></li> <li>Favorite Foodie Event: <a href="http://www.biteofseattle.com/" target="_blank">Bite of Seattle</a></li> <li>Favorite Chefs: <a href="http://thechefinthehat.com/about/" target="_blank">Thierry Rautureau</a> and <a href="http://tomdouglas.com/" target="_blank">Tom Douglas</a></li> <li>Favorite Food Trucks: <a href="http://www.ilovemygff.com/" target="_blank">I Love My GFF</a> and <a href="http://www.urbannomadseattle.com/" target="_blank">Urban Nomad</a></li> </ul>
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21: Portland, Oregon
<table style="float: right;"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-2302" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/IMG_2995-150x150.jpg" alt="Grilled Beef Ribeye" width="150" height="150" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-2301" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/IMG_3016-150x150.jpg" alt="IMG_3016" width="150" height="150" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>In this episode of the <a href="http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining</em> podcast</a>, Jackie Morrow of the <a href="http://www.restaurantroulette.wordpress.com" target="_blank">Restaurant Roulette</a> dining group offers up another great restaurant recommendation: <a href="http://www.oxpdx.com" target="_blank">OX</a>in Portland, Oregon, where Chef Greg Denton serves up Argentine-inspired Portland dishes like beef ribeye, maitake mushrooms with smoked sea salt, and cocoa braised lamb shoulder. We learn why foodies make the best dinner companions, who the city's great chefs are, and why pickles make Grandma Agnes so dirty.</p> <ul> <li>Visit the <a href="http://www.oxpdx.com" target="_blank">OX website</a></li> <li>Read more about <a href="http://restaurantroulette.wordpress.com/2012/07/25/the-dining-report-ox/" target="_blank">OX on the Restaurant Roulette blog</a></li> <li>OX is located at 2225 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd</li> </ul> <p><strong>Jackie recommends:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Gratin of Grilled Radicchio & Viridian Cannellini Beans</li> <li>Grilled Artichoke</li> <li>Short Rib Terrine</li> <li>Beef Ribeye or Grass-Fed Uruguayan Beef Ribeye</li> <li>Maitake Mushrooms with Sea Salt</li> <li>Dirty Grandma Agnes (drink)</li> <li>Warm Hazelnut Brown Butter Torte</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Place for a Private Party: <a href="http://www.andinarestaurant.com/" target="_blank">Andina</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to Take Out-of-Town Guests: <a href="http://www.torobravopdx.com/" target="_blank">Toro Bravo</a></li> <li>Favorite Wine List: <a href="http://www.torobravopdx.com/" target="_blank">Metrovino</a></li> <li>Favorite Barbecue Joint: <a href="http://podnahspit.com/" target="_blank">Podnah's Pit Barbecue</a></li> <li>Favorite Breakfast Spot: <a href="http://tastynsons.com/" target="_blank">Tasty n Sons</a></li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/24/1674671/restaurant/Boise-Eliot/Ox-Portland"><img style="border: none; padding: 0px; width: 104px; height: 15px;" src="http://www.urbanspoon.com/b/logo/1674671/minilogo.gif" alt="Ox on Urbanspoon" /> </a></p>
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20: Memphis, Tennessee
<table style="float: right;"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-2566" title="Piggy Style" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/IMG_0724-150x150.jpg" alt="Piggy Style" width="150" height="150" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-3693" title="BBQ Nachos" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Nachos-small-150x135.jpg" alt="BBQ Nachos" width="150" height="135" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>[audio http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/] In this episode of the <a href="http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining Podcast</em></a>, Brock Yarbro of <a href="http://www.memphisgastroblog.com" target="_blank">Memphis GastroBlog</a> offers up another great restaurant recommendation: <a href="http://www.cbqmemphis.com" target="_blank">Central BBQ</a>, where the staff rocks tie-dyed t-shirts and serves up true Memphis-stye barbecue. We talk about the secrets of great pork barbecue, tips on eating crawfish, and how cole slaw can tell you who's a native and who's a tourist.</p> <ul> <li>Central Barbeque is located at 2249 Central Avenue in Memphis</li> <li>Read more about <a href="http://memphisgastroblog.com/2012/06/18/central-bbq/" target="_blank">Central BBQ on Memphis GastroBlog</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://www.cbqmemphis.com" target="_blank">Central BBQ website</a></li> <li>Learn more about <a href="http://projectgreenfork.org/" target="_blank">Project Greenfork</a></li> <li>Also check out the barbecue at <a href="http://www.hogsfly.com/" target="_blank">Charles Vergo's Rendezvous</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Memphis Foodie Events:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://porterleath.org/events.aspx?mode=spg&spid=30&pid=16" target="_blank">Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival</a> (April)</li> <li><a href="http://www.memphisinmay.org/" target="_blank">Memphis in May International Festival</a> (May)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Brock recommends:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Homecooked Pork Rings</li> <li>BBQ Nachos</li> <li>Half-rack of Ribs (half wet, half dry)</li> <li>Pulled Pork</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Seafood Restaurant: <a href="http://www.pearlsoysterhouse.com/" target="_blank">Pearl's Oyster House</a></li> <li>Favorite Butcher Shop: <a href="http://www.yelp.com/biz/charlies-meat-market-memphis" target="_blank">Charlie's Meat Market</a></li> <li>Favorite Restaurant for Late-Night Food: <a href="http://www.bluefinmemphis.com/go/" target="_blank">Bluefin</a> or <a href="http://www.sekisuiusa.com/go/" target="_blank">Sekisui</a></li> <li>Favorite Brunch Spot: <a href="http://www.sweetgrassmemphis.com/" target="_blank">Sweet Grass</a></li> <li>Best Appetizer: <a href="http://www.pearlsoysterhouse.com/Menu.html" target="_blank">Fried Crawfish Tails at Pearl's Oyster House</a></li> </ul>
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29: Las Vegas, Nevada
<table style="float: right;"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-3007" title="Sushi" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/20120825_213212-150x150.jpg" alt="Sushi" width="150" height="150" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-3008" title="Japanese Dessert" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/20120825_223910-150x150.jpg" alt="Japanese Dessert" width="150" height="150" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>In this episode of the <a href="http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining</em> podcast</a>, Amber-Rose Bambao of <a href="http://cheerupwithfood.com" target="_blank">Cheer Up With Food</a> offers up another great restaurant recommendation: <a href="http://www.kabutolv.com/" target="_blank">Kabuto</a>in Las Vegas, where Chef Gen San serves up Edo Mae sushi dishes like chu-toro, jack mackeral, and eel.</p> <ul> <li>Read more about <a href="http://www.cheerupwithfood.com/2012/07/kabuto.html" target="_blank">Kabuto on Cheer UP With Food</a></li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://www.kabutolv.com/" target="_blank">Kabuto website</a></li> <li>Kabuto is located at 5040 W. Spring Mountain Rd. #4</li> </ul> <p><strong>Las Vegas Food Events:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://vegasstreats.com/" target="_blank">Vegas Streats Festival</a> (Second Saturday of every month)</li> <li><a href="http://lasvegasfoodiefest.com/" target="_blank">Las Vegas Foodie Fest</a> (November)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Amber-Rose recommends </strong>that you sit at the sushi bar and order the Omakase menu (in which the chef selects the sushi). Pair with a lychee sake. <strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Burger: <a href="http://www.thedispensarylounge.com/" target="_blank">Dispensary Lounge</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for a Night on the Town with the Girls: <a href="http://www.yardhouse.com/NV/las-vegas-restaurant-town-square/" target="_blank">Yard House</a></li> <li>Place with the Best Beer Selection: <a href="http://www.acesandales.com/" target="_blank">Aces & Ales</a></li> <li>Favorite Food Truck: <a href="http://fukuburgertruck.com/" target="_blank">Fukuburger</a></li> <li>Best Hangover Food: <a href="http://www.komolrestaurant.com/" target="_blank">Komol</a></li> </ul>
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28: Atlanta, Georgia
<table style="float: right;"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-2217" title="Hope Philbrick, Grownup" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/HopeP_134-150x150.jpg" alt="Hope Philbrick, Grownup" width="150" height="150" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-2858" title="Food 101- fried chicken - CREDIT Lauren Rubenstein" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Food-101-fried-chicken-CREDIT-Lauren-Rubenstein1-150x150.jpg" alt="Fried Chicken" width="150" height="150" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>In this episode of the <a href="http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining</em> <em>Podcast</em></a>, Hope Philbrick, founder of <a href="http://www.getawaysforgrownups.com/" target="_blank">Getaways for Grownups</a> and the blogger behind <a href="http://www.insathope.blogspot.com" target="_blank">Insatiable: Thirst + Hunger + Wanderlust</a>, talks to us about the culinary scene in Atlanta. She reveals the city's secrets about vidalia onions, Georgia's signature barbecue style, and the foreign flavors of Coca-Cola.</p> <ul> <li>Check out <a href="http://www.getawaysforgrownups.com/" target="_blank">Getaways for Grownups</a></li> <li>Read Hope's blog <a href="http://insathope.blogspot.com/2012/03/desserts-restaurant-eugene.html" target="_blank">Insatiable: Thirst + Hunger + Wanderlust</a></li> <li>More about the <a href="http://kybourbontrail.com/" target="_blank">Kentucky Bourbon Trail</a></li> <li>More about the <a href="http://www.bourboncountry.com/things-to-do/urban-bourbon-trail/index.aspx" target="_blank">Urban Bourbon Trail</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Hope's Southern Restaurant Recommendations:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://empirestatesouth.com/" target="_blank">Empire State South</a> (Chef Hugh Acheson, 2012 James Beard Award Winner - tie)</li> <li><a href="http://www.restauranteugene.com/" target="_blank">Restaurant Eugene</a> (Chef Linton Hopkins, 2012 James Beard Award Winner - tie)</li> <li><a href="http://4thandswift.com/" target="_blank">4th & Swift</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.5seasonsbrewing.com/" target="_blank">5 Seasons Brewing</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.chickandtheegg.com/" target="_blank">Chicken and the Egg</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.figjamatlanta.com/" target="_blank">Fig Jam Kitchen and Bar</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.jctkitchen.com/" target="_blank">JCT Kitchen</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.k-pub.com/" target="_blank">Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.rosebudatlanta.com/" target="_blank">Rosebud</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.southcitykitchen.com/" target="_blank">South City Kitchen</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Best Place for an Original Cocktail: <a href="http://holeman-finch.com/" target="_blank">Holeman & Finch Public House</a></li> <li>Best Name for a Restaurant: <a href="http://southernart.com/" target="_blank">Southern Art</a></li> <li>Favorite BBQ Joint: <a href="http://www.burntforkbbq.com/" target="_blank">Burnt Fork BBQ</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for a Business Lunch: <a href="http://www.food101atlanta.com/" target="_blank">Food 101</a></li> <li>Favorite Butcher Shop: <a href="http://www.dekalbfarmersmarket.com/" target="_blank">Dekalb Farmers Market</a></li> <li>Favorite Restaurant for Kids: <a href="http://www.tedsmontanagrill.com/" target="_blank">Ted's Montana Grill</a></li> </ul> <p><em>Bottom photo by Lauren Rubenstein.</em></p>
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17: Bacon and Beer Festival in Denver (and Boston)
<table style="float: right;"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-2902" title="Bacon and Beer Large" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Bacon-and-Beer-Large-150x150.jpg" alt="Bacon and Beer" width="150" height="150" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-2898" title="TasteCardPhoto-0" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/TasteCardPhoto-0-150x150.jpg" alt="Bacon, Mushroom and Robiola Tart" width="150" height="150" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>In this episode of the <a href="http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining</em> podcast</a>, Aaron Cohen, founder of Eat Boston, talks about the launch of the Bacon and Beer Festival in Denver. We discuss bacon eggnog, fruity guacamole and the impending Tacopocalypse.</p> <ul> <li>Get tickets to the <a href="http://baconandbeer.net/denver" target="_blank">Bacon and Beer Festival in Denver</a></li> <li>Follow <a href="https://twitter.com/eatboston" target="_blank">EatBoston on Twitter</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks (for Boston):</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Brew Pub: <a href="http://www.cambrew.com/" target="_blank">Cambridge Brewing Company</a></li> <li>Favorite Place to Go Out for Bacon: <a href="http://www.coppaboston.com/" target="_blank">Coppa</a></li> <li>Favorite Local Brews: <a href="http://www.prettythingsbeertoday.com/wp/" target="_blank">Pretty Things</a> and <a href="http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/" target="_blank">Harpoon</a></li> <li>Favorite Butcher Shop: <a href="http://www.savenorsmarket.com/" target="_blank">Savenor's Butcher and Market</a> and <a href="http://www.mckinnonsmarkets.com/index.jsp" target="_blank">McKinnon's Market and Super Butcher Shop</a></li> <li>Favorite Vegan Spots: <a href="http://grasshoppervegan.com/" target="_blank">Grasshopper</a>, <a href="http://www.pizzapie-er.com/" target="_blank">Pizza Pie-er</a>, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/fomuice" target="_blank">Fomu Alternative Ice Cream</a></li> </ul>
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16: Portland Food Adventures
<table style="float: right;"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-admin/Raise a glass"><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-2830" title="051912_1546_PortlandFoo17" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/051912_1546_PortlandFoo17-150x133.png" alt="Pouring" width="150" height="133" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-2832" title="051912_1602_TheGiltClub11" src="http://mysterymeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/051912_1602_TheGiltClub11-150x133.jpg" alt="Food" width="150" height="133" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>In this episode of the <a href="http://mysterymeet.org/podcast"><em>Find Dining</em> podcast</a>, Chris Angelus, founder of Portland Food Adventures, talks about the explosive growth of the Oregon dining scene in the last ten years.</p> <ul> <ul> <li>Visit the <a href="http://portlandfoodadventures.com/" target="_blank">Portland Food Adventures website</a></li> <li>December 9, 2012: Chef Chris Israel showcases Grüner and Flask</li> <li>January 9, 2013: Chef Vitaly Paley showcases Imperial</li> <li>Visit <a href="http://tastynsons.com/" target="_blank">Tasty n Sons</a> for brunch</li> </ul> </ul> <p><strong>Portland Food Events:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.feastportland.com/" target="_blank">Feast Portland</a> (September)</li> <li><a href="http://www.plateandpitchfork.com/" target="_blank">Plate & Pitchfork</a> farm dinners (Summer)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Out of the Frying Pan Picks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Favorite Food Truck: <a href="http://eurotrashcart.com/" target="_blank">Eurotrash</a></li> <li>Favorite Place for an Original Cocktail: <a href="http://grunerpdx.com/kask/" target="_blank">Kask</a></li> <li>Favorite Sandwich Shop: <a href="http://lardopdx.com/" target="_blank">Lardo</a></li> <li>Favorite Farmers Market: <a href="http://www.portlandfarmersmarket.org/" target="_blank">Portland Farmers Market</a></li> <li>Favorite Dessert Spot: <a href="http://www.papahaydn.com/dessert.php" target="_blank">Papa Haydn</a></li> </ul>
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