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David Smelson
Love what you do and you'll never work a day in your life...
Love what you do and you'll never work a day in your life...
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Akira - There’s a New King of Ramen on The Pike
Akira Ramen & Izakaya 1800 Rockville Pike Rockville, MD 20852 www.akiraramen.com 240.242.3669 Finally. A decent ramen joint on the pike. There are a bunch, but they are not of the same quality you're going to be treated to at Akira. These guys make their ow...
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Klaw - Big Things In Little Places
Klaw Temple Bar Neighborhood 5A Crown Alley, Dublin 2 www.Klaw.ie Klaw is an inconspicuous little place, and I do mean little, in Dublin's Temple Bar neighborhood. It's a bohemian area full of shops, pubs, and some excellent food.  I'd read about Klaw durin...
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Home Bistro Chicago - It's Just Like That!
Home Bistro 3404 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60657 773-661-0299 During the NRA  show the restaurants that you read about in all of the industry rags are packed to the gills with people trying to impress their associates and chefs from various operations look...
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One Midtown Kitchen - Elevated Dining in Atlanta
ONE Midtown Kitchen 559 Dutch Valley Rd NE  Atlanta, GA 30324 http://www.onemidtownkitchen.com/ One Midtown Kitchen is a perfect little slice of culinary joy in a fairly residential area in Atlanta. The friends I was visiting, Kelly and John, made reservati...
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Pineapple and Pearls - A lot of talent in a little place
Pineapple and Pearls 715 8th St. S.E. Washington, DC www.pineappleandpearls.com I finally had the time, luck, and wherewithal to hit one of the most talked-about restaurants in the country. Above is the first cocktail of the evening created by legendary sti...
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Return to The Shack - New Impressions
The Shack 105 S Coalter St, Staunton, VA 24401 http://theshackva.com/ 540-490-1961 An opportunity to eat at a good restaurant shouldn't be passed up. This is especially true when the restaurant is hours away from your home. As fate would have it, I had the ...
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Table & Main - Simple, Southern, Local and Good!
Table & Main 1028 Canton St. Roswell, GA 30075 Tableandmain.com 678-869-5178 I've been busy. Sorry for not posting for so long! I've had these pictures in a draft and have been meaning to get to them. Enough about that, how about Woodstock GA? It's quaint. ...
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Ted's Bulletin - A Jewel in the Downtown Crown
Ted's Bulletin 220 Ellington Blvd. Gaithersburg, MD 20878 www.tedsbulletin.com/locations/downtown-crown/ 301-990-0600 If someone else has already used that tagline about a restaurant in Downtown Crown I apologize, but it's mine now and I'm not giving credit...
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Home Cookin' Smoked Brisket So Good It'll Bring a Tear to Your Eye
Ever go to a restaurant that isn't a bbq joint that had brisket so flavorful and tender that it rivaled the best BBQ restaurant brisket you've ever had? Here's one way to do it. There are others, but this way is pretty much fool-proof and the end result is ...
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If Dinner Parties Were A Competition - We Won. Again.
Dinner Party at Hotel Antolli Undisclosed Location in Suburban Maryland, MoCo Sorry for the self-aggrandizement and tooting of thine own horn you're going to be subject to here, but this one is too good not to tell you about. I'm the co-founder of a charita...
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