Every time I try a new restaurant, cook something new, or discover something when I travel, I blast out a few photos on my phone, maybe make a quick Facebook post, and think “I really need to write some of this stuff down before I forget it.”
And then I forget.
The appreciation of eating, cooking, and travel has become my sport, my hobby, and my entertainment. It is how I was brought up – my parents were never wealthy but they always found a way to travel. Our family continues to spend a tremendous amount of time around food and cooking. It is a shared passion between my wife Summer and I, and its how we are raising our kids. When you come to our home, you are fed. When we travel, we become instant food tourists – texting our food friends for tips, digging through eater.com and yes- those other sites – to find the hidden dining gems. Its how we roll.
I used to write all the time. I blogged before blogging was called blogging, and I miss it. So that is what this is all about. Just my chance to unwind and talk about eating, cooking, and travel. I’ll write up the occasional restaurant experience from my perspective, but it will be mostly random dumps of word salad from my brain as I get a chance to tell a story.
Over the past few years I’ve had some great opportunities to get to know, cook with, and learn from some tremendous local chefs and food people in the area. Occasionally I get out of town and get to dig into some of the cooler eats out there. I look forward to sharing some of those experiences for those that appreciate that sort of thing.
So this will be more of an introspection of experiences as I see them. Our friends at Buffalo Eats have the review program more than comprehensively covered in this town, and they tend to have their fingers on the pulse of whatever is going on right now. I’d rely on them for any sort of legitimate information on local dining.
With that said, I rarely filter myself, will try to be honest, and will be spending the next several months seeking out breakfast specials and exploring the quality virtues of local souvlaki, along with the occasional taste of something “fancier,” and maybe something off of my grill or oven should I find it worthy of discussion.
Thanks to anyone who takes the time to read what comes out of this. I appreciate it, and I hope it turns into something fun and entertaining.