I started working in kitchens from 13 through to about 20. That seven years instilled in me a great love of food and an even greater respect for those who make it. I spent time really focused on bread baking, brewing, and even ice cream; however, the time is not always. Still, I try to make great meals and eat great meals. I contribute to both Trip Advisor and Yelp! in that respect and try to appreciate both authenticity and creativity.

Shrimp Toast

  What if tapenade and shrimp toast met in an alley one night? I think they would be friends!

Pizza at a mile high

Every once in a while you get to have some fun, and pizza definately counts. Here is the first pie I made at Merchant’s Mile High Saloon in Denver.

Al John's Pizza Slices

Al John’s Pizza

Al John’s, it’s so sad but I don’t know when I will get to see you again! Unfortunately, my wife’s grandparents are no longer living down the street, and Princeton Junction is not a hot tourist destination. I’ll miss you!

Pizzeria Mozza, LA

Pizzeria Mozza, LA

Ahh, this was not the Napoli style pizza I was looking for. I felt like everything served had its positive and negative points, dry but tender, crunchy but way too much corse flour, rich but way too oily. This is not how I like to dine. I like to focus on exploring unexpected positive traits. Oh well, it did leave my wife and I discussing our top three outside of Naples…