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Nick’s Pizza

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Sometimes childhood favorites stand up to the memories. As you know from the Gingerbread Train Station, Jessica grew up in Forest Hills and had been telling me about Nick’s Pizza Nick’s Pizza for years. We chose an odd day to go, but it worked out very well.

On Christmas Eve, my mom drove […]

Patisserie Poupon

Sunday, December 28, 2008

After touring the Baltimore Aquarium, my dad spotted a tall narrow building and wanted to know what it was. Lon guessed that it was a shot tower and turned out to be right (the Phoenix Shot Tower to be precise). As we drove over to take a clsoer look, my brother spotted Patisserie Poupon Patisserie […]

Alta (visit #2)

Friday, December 26, 2008

Can I pay a bigger compliment than to visit a restaurant again? Well, I guess, bringing a friend (my childhood best friend, Yumiko, is visiting from Japan) is yet another notch up.
So, obviously, I enjoyed my first visit to Alta, but I think we enjoyed it even more this time. Right off the bat, their […]

Numero 28 with Pics

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays!

For a full review of Numero 28, read my first review (more comprehensive) and my second (a confirmation). We’ve been back several times, and I don’t have much to add, but the old posts don’t have good pics of the food, so I thought you’d appreciate having some.
They have fresh salads covered in copious […]

Sushi Yasuda #26

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Perhaps you thought we weren’t posting on Sushi Yasuda anymore. Nope, not a chance. We just haven’t been there in 3 weeks, with Thanksgiving and all. But it’s a good thing we made it over there today. We got to try Sweet Shrimp Roe. As you can see, it’s blue, almost electric blue, like those […]

Sushi Yasuda #25

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sushi Yasuda is still keeping us on our toes, with two new pieces this time.
The Yari Squid is actually the same species as the one they always have, but right now they have one from Japan. The texture is a lot creamier, melting in your mouth, literally coating your tongue. The flavor is the same.

We’ve […]

Sushi Yasuda #24

Friday, November 7, 2008

Last time, Lon went to Sushi Yasuda without me. Don’t worry. That won’t happen again.
Super quick: two new pieces this time, Swordfish and Aori Squid. Swordfish was so unlike what I expected. When cooked, it is considered a firm and meaty fish. As sushi, it is so tender and the flavor was like a mild […]

Degustation

Sunday, November 2, 2008

My friend Angie recommended Degustation Degustation a while ago and we finally got around to going. It’s set up as a bar around the open kitchen, which is very cool, but not ideal for 4 people. It was a little harder to talk to our friends, Martin and Melissa, so I would recommend going in […]

Ippudo Media Event

Friday, October 31, 2008

On Wednesday night, Lon and I went to Ippudo‘s Ippudo Media Event: the unveiling of their seasonal dishes. If you’ve been reading Foodmayhem for a while, you know that inviting us somewhere, and giving us lots of free food, isn’t enough to get lavish praise from us. We’re wickedly honest, and with that honesty, we […]

Sushi Yasuda #23

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Yesterday I was going to try Sakae Sushi with Jamie. He is a sushi-fan and both of us were excited to give Sakae a try. It seems like an interesting place as patrons order on computer and receive food by conveyor belt. Unfortunately, standing there in the cold, pouring rain, I read […]