Toasted Coffee + Kitchen – Toast or Triumph?

Literally and figuratively, it seems to be the former. Eat Sleep Eat Rating: A slice of toasted bread and butter may sound like a gratuitously ironic choice of cuisine for a restaurant, but the dish – yes, we’re calling toast a “dish” now – has grown so in vogue among chefs that it’s reached official trend status, and… Read More Toasted Coffee + Kitchen – Toast or Triumph?

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Best Meal of 2016: Blue Hill at Stone Barns

It’s a humid, sweaty day at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. I’m The Public, here to learn about sustainable agriculture, and to pet a few baby goats. There I am, on my knees and digging my hands into the dirt searching for weeds, sporting my Kale university t-shirt and bright green muck boots. I’m joined by a young chef who… Read More Best Meal of 2016: Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Mesero is Dallas’ Taco Restaurant on Every Corner

When people ask me if I want to go out for tacos, I always hesitate. Not because I don’t want tacos – because I’m having a moment of silence for the tacos at Mr. Mesero. Dallas restauranteur Mico Rodriguez is locally known for his hugely successful family of Tex-Mex restaurants, and once again Rodriguez is dominating Dallas’ sit-down taco… Read More Mesero is Dallas’ Taco Restaurant on Every Corner

What’s : Downtown McKinney, TX

Chestnut Square Farmers Market Probably the cutest farmer’s market ever, period. Set among original civil war-era buildings preserved and reconstructed as McKinney’s historic Chestnut Square, the village is a haven for children’s summer camps and hokey ghost tours. A few farmers’ stands were filled with late summer and fall produce, while meat sellers peddled free-range meats and… Read More What’s : Downtown McKinney, TX

Sleepless in Seattle: Top 3 Coffee Shops in the City

Starbucks Roastery Wednesday, 4:oo p.m. 1124 Pike St, Seattle, is not to be underestimated. The corporate presence is like a burnt caramel aftertaste, one that sticks to your tongue despite the irresistible, apron-wearing hipsters who have been exclusively employed to serve customers with Apple-like efficiency. The coffee bar is fully equipped with beakers that bubble over a flame, and cold-brew… Read More Sleepless in Seattle: Top 3 Coffee Shops in the City

Meanwhile in Texas: Sissy’s Southern Kitchen Review

Scenes from my childhood bedroom: an old cowboy hat tacked onto the wall. The white wooden bookshelf and dresser –  “rustic” and “distressed” are words my mother would use to describe them – overflowing with books, model horses and blue ribbons won in riding competitions. This darling blue French toile. So I feel right at home at Sissy’s… Read More Meanwhile in Texas: Sissy’s Southern Kitchen Review