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Bowled Over by Donburi and Chirashi in Tokyo

Seafood on rice. Given the quality of these two ingredients in Japan, I’m always eager to indulge in any dish of this nature. During my recent trip to Tokyo, I enjoyed three distinct versions of seafood on rice, including one version that included three different ways of eating it.

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Seattle, Here’s Some Meat and Bread

The Seattle food community was quite abuzz last week with the announcement that Vancouver’s Meat & Bread is opening shop in Capitol Hill. It’s got me thinking about some recent meat on bread meals I’ve had around town lately.

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Picture This: A Stomach-Stuffing Sojourn in Seoul

Only four nights meant a lot of fast eating for my first-ever trip to Korea. Here’s a photo-heavy (and meat-heavy…and noodle-heavy) look at my visits to markets, a cooking class, cafes (including a sheep cafe?!?) and restaurants.

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Supper by Steven Snook, the New Chef at Salish Lodge

Snook brings his English accent and sensibility to the kitchen. Most impressive: his sense of restraint, particularly with salmon.

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Picture This: Sunday Supper at Cafe Munir

From hummus to beets and lebneh to tabbouleh to shish taouk (chicken breast skewers), here’s a look at a recent dinner I enjoyed at Cafe Munir.

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Picture This: Bar Sajor, One of My “Best” Picks for the Voracious Dining Guide 2014

The space is pretty and the food is pretty—and pretty delicious, too, from the pickles to the tartines (open-faced sandwiches) to the wood oven-roasted chicken to the desserts. Here’s a picturesque look at my lunch there.

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Quick Bites: Cafe Aurora and Bangkok Golden in Northern VA

So…you’re landing at DCA National Airport (is it known by some other name?) without time and desire to go into DC proper, but still wanting two decent, interesting meals. Where to go? I chose Cafe Aurora and Bangkok Golden.

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Quick Bites: Around North Carolina

Traveling through North Carolina, I took meals in Asheville, Charlotte, and Raleigh. Oxtail, swordfish crudo, and chocolate would be among the highlights.

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Quick Bites: Longman & Eagle, Hot Pan, and Fat Rice in Chicago

Winter work in Joliet and DeKalb was fine by me, as it allowed me to fly in and out of O’Hare Airport and to get some quick bites in (and near) Chicago. Here’s what I ate.

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Quick Bites: Viet Taste in Salisbury, MD

The snow was falling in Salisbury; not that I needed wintry weather as an excuse to eat pho, of course!

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