Taste Trekkers

In this episode of the Find Dining Podcast, Kim Ranjbar of Suck the Heads recommends Patois Restaurant in New Orleans, where Chef Aaron Burgauserves up French dishes with a local accent (or "patois") like Almond Crusted Gulf Fish, Short Rib Sandwich, and Duck Confit Salad.

Kim recommends:

  • Moules Frites
  • Mississippi Rabbit Terrine
  • Gnocchi
  • Almond Crusted Gulf Fish
  • Short Rib Sandwich
  • Duck Confit Salad
  • The Street Car Sour
  • "Snickers"
  • King Cake Bread Pudding

New Orleans Dining Districts to Explore:

  • Uptown
  • Riverbend
  • Bywater

New Orleans Food Events:

Food for Thought:

  • Q: What liquor drastically changed after traveling down the Mississippi River in the late 1800's?
  • A: Tennessee White Lightning Whiskey (which was turned into Southern Comfort).

Out of the Frying Pan Picks:

Direct download: Kimberly_Ranjbar_-_New_Orleans.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:36pm EST

In this episode of the Find Dining Podcast, Laura Raymond of Destination Cuisine recommends The Usual Placein 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.

Laura recommends:

  • Tagliere di formaggi e marmellate
  • Pork Shank (a.k.a. the "Stinco al Forno")
  • Sampler of Italian Desserts

Sarasota Dining Districts to Explore:

Sarasota Food Events:

Food for Thought:

  • Q: What seafood delicacy is only available eight months of the year?
  • A: Stone crab.

Out of the Frying Pan Picks:

Direct download: Laura_Raymond_-_Sarasota.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

In this episode of the Find Dining Podcast, Heather Lauer of CenPho.com recommends Beckett's Tablein 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.

Heather recommends:

  • Grilled Cheese with Pancetta
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Cheese and Bread Board
  • Green Chili Pork Stew
  • Short Ribs
  • Pork Osso Buco
  • Fig & Pecan Pie
  • Chocolate Dipped Bacon S'mores

Phoenix Dining Districts to Explore:

  • Central Avenue and Camelback Road: "It doesn't really have a name, but this is the hottest spot in town at the moment."
  • Roosevelt Row
  • Arcadia

Phoenix Food Events:

Food for Thought:

  • Q: Which famous rockstar owns a sports bar/restaurant in Downtown Phoenix?
  • A: Alice Cooper.

Out of the Frying Pan Picks:

Direct download: Heather_Lauer_-_Phoenix.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Viviana Machado In this episode of the Find Dining Podcast, Viviana Machado of Foodies Inked offers up another great restaurant recommendation: Le Select Bistroin 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.

Viviana recommends:

  • Moussels
  • Bone Marrow
  • Beef Cheeks
  • Duck Confit
  • Chocolate Cake with passion fruit sorbet

Toronto Dining Districts to Explore:

  • Queen West
  • The Entertainment District
  • Kensington Market
  • The Annex

Toronto Food Events:

Food for Thought:

  • Q: Name three Canadian food staples.
  • A: Maple syrup, canadian bacon, and poutine.

Out of the Frying Pan Picks:

Direct download: Viviana_Machado_-_Toronto.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:59pm EST

Amanda Hicken - at Dante Cleveland In this episode of the Find Dining Podcast, Amanda Hicken of Clue Into Cleveland offers up another great restaurant recommendation: The Greenhouse Tavernin 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.

Amanda recommends:

  • Hand Ground Beef Tartar
  • Crispy Hominy
  • Crispy Chicken Wings Confit
  • Roasted Pig's Head
  • Animal Style Frites
  • Buttered Popcorn Pot de Crème
  • Jeni’s Ice Cream
  • A "Kitchen Coffee" to thank the restaurant

Cleveland, Ohio Dining Districts to Explore:

  • Ohio City
  • Tremont
  • Downtown

Cleveland, Ohio Food Events:

Food for Thought:

  • Q: What nationally known Italian chef got his start in Cleveland?
  • A: Chef Boyardee.

Out of the Frying Pan Picks:

Direct download: Amanda_Hicken_-_Cleveland.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EST

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