Parfait serves up some of the best ice cream in Seattle. We checked out their brick and mortar location and also gave the patisserie items a try.
“Biang” is the sound produced when a chef pulls dough and thwacks it against a table to make fresh noodles, making the hand-ripped Biang Biang noodles a star at Biang! restaurant (exclamation point theirs) just north of Seattle.
Expertly deep-fried chicken wings and an off-menu fried rice with beef dish help make Phnom Penh one of the best pitstops in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
During a previous trip to Montreal, I found that Fous Desserts had my favorite croissant in the city. A few months later, I made more bakery visits, ate far too many butter-filled bites, and spent time cleaning up crumbs in my rental car to see how Fous’ would fare compared to other recommended croissants.
Dinner at Root in New Orleans is like a date with Willy Wonka, full of purposeful whimsy. My clafoutis was a perfect illustration of that.
From Southern-style gizzards to crackly Japanese karaage, Seattle is a fried chicken lover’s paradise. Here are seven of my favorite spots to satisfy your craving.
I hadn’t been to New Orleans in too many years, so when work there came my way, I pounced on the opportunity. The challenge: Too little time, too many restaurant choices. Here’s my report on Liuzza’s by the Track, Verti Marte, Cochon Butcher, August, Maurepas Foods, and Root.
Fall travel was a little slower than usual, but here are some restaurants I hit from Vermont to Florida to Louisiana to Tacoma (and from big fried fish to Big Gay Ice Cream).
Mutsuko Soma makes noodles daily in traditional fashion, using a rolling pin and a soba knife. These fresh noodles find their way on the menu in many interesting incarnations.
I can see why people make pilgrimages from afar to go shopping at Jean-Talon Market, where the food is gorgeous and delicious. As it is in the variety of restaurants I was lucky to try during my second trip of the year to Montreal.