The Spotted Pig

Innocuously tucked into a corner in the famous Greenwich Village neighborhood in lower Manhattan, almost hidden in plain sight, sits a restaurant that reflects the artistic and bohemian vibe that the neighborhood is known for.  It blends in so well that you have to know what you're looking for in order to see it.  There … Continue reading The Spotted Pig


Cousin John’s Cafe & Bakery

Whenever I travel, I do extensive research into where I want to eat and essentially plan my entire trip around going to those restaurants.  This is not one of those restaurants.  I was wandering around Brooklyn with some friends one morning when we realized that we were all pretty hungry.  Nowhere that I had previously … Continue reading Cousin John’s Cafe & Bakery

Poogan’s Porch

My extended family is spread all across the southeast, and while Charleston isn't exactly equidistant for everyone involved (sorry Louisiana cousins), we spent quite a few Thanksgivings together in the Charleston area. Not too long ago, I realized that despite spending many Thanksgivings in the Charleston area, and despite Charleston being an awesome place, I don't … Continue reading Poogan’s Porch


For the past three years, any time someone has asked me what restaurant is at the top of my list of places that I want to go to in Atlanta, the answer has consistently and unequivocally been Gunshow.  Hands down.  Easy.  No contest. After finally dining at Gunshow a few months ago, my solitary regret is that it took … Continue reading Gunshow