A Culinary Dream Come True

To start off with, I’m a foodie. I admit it. I’m a food geek who not only really enjoys cooking all kinds of cuisines at home, I’m also an obsessed eater who goes out of my way to search out great food and drinks every where I go. Since I travel for my job, that has presented a lot of opportunities…

Fish Central, London UK

On my first night in London, I was beat. After a long 25 hour day of traveling (from the time I left my house until I arrived at my hotel in London), I was beat and ready for dinner. I knew of a couple of nice restaurants a few miles away but after the long…

Lunchcafe Blom, Amsterdam NL

One day for lunch I walked thru the streets for a while before I came upon a cafe who’s entire front of the restaurant was opened up making it a sort of inside/outside restaurant which was cool to see and made for a nice ambiance. The name of the place was Lunchcafe Blom and they…

Ristorante Savini, Amsterdam NL

While working in Amsterdam I dined out nightly at the local restaurants.  There were many great ones to choose from, all featuring authentic dishes to their ethnicity – it was foodie nirvana! This night I dined outside at an Italian restaurant called Ristorante Savini, Cucina Italiana. Located at Spuistraat 1D, 1012 SP Amsterdam, their website…

Beers and Pubs in Amsterdam

I recently traveled to Amsterdam for work during June and again in July and found the food and dining there to be absolutely outstanding!  So many choices of great food and beverages were to be found everywhere all within walking distance while staying at the city center in Amsterdam. This is the beginning of a…

Worthy Brewing in Bend, Oregon

In case you were not aware, there are a lot of breweries in Bend, Oregon. You’ve probably heard of Deschutes Brewery and maybe 10 Barrel, Good Life, Cascade Lakes Brewing, Boneyard, Solstice, Silver Moon or one of the other of the many breweries in Bend. There are a lot.  Personally, I’ve been to nearly all of them…

The Kitchen Restaurant, Sacramento Ca

What’s to say that hasn’t already been posted a thousand times already about The Kitchen Restaurant? Simply put, this place is the best. Everything is top notch. It’s spendy but well worth it. Dinning at The Kitchen is equally all about great fresh ingredients, expert preparation, and outstanding entertaining service. The Kitchen Restaurant 2225 Hurley…

Water Grill in Los Angeles

I had the extreme pleasure of dining at the Water Grill in Los Angeles on company business while in Southern California this past week. The ambiance, service and food were absolutely fantastic.  The best way to describe this restaurant is to refer to their website which offers the following  definition and industry reviews. Water Grill is…

Most Interesting Tasting Beer

I happened to be sitting in the Whole Foods Beir Garden enjoying a Lockdown Brewing Company beer when I spied a strange looking pink beer bottle.  Upon closer look I found it to be a beer by Rogue Ales called Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale.   I had to try it.  Bought it and later…

Prix Fixe at Back Wine Bar and Bistro

Back Bistro, 25075 Blue Ravine Rd. #160, Folsom Last week my better half, Mrs Burrell, and I tried out the new Prix Fixe Tuesday menu at Back Wine Bar and Bistro and we had a great time enjoying some very delicious culinary creations.  Every thing we had was perfection, we highly recommend trying Back Wine Bar…

Urban Dog & Sausage

Urban Dog & Sausage Located at 424 E. Bidwell in Folsom, this restaurant specializes in hot dogs, sausages, burgers and beef. Urban Dog & Sausage has got a festive industrial meets neighborhood ambiance with plenty of tables and a very friendly staff. You select your dog off the chalk board, place your order at the…

Cooking with Spices

Spices for taste Spices are what make our food preparations better tasting – the mixtures and results are the science of culinary art. There are so many flavors, hot, sweet, salty and more. The mixtures and concoctions of spice blends are endless. Wikipedia has a great description of spices: A spice is a dried seed, fruit,root,  bark, leaf, or vegetative substance used…