Category Archives: Amuses

Cheeseburger Club at Crystal Beer Parlor

Just like the sandwich that inspired it, the Cheeseburger Club came stacked and cut down the middle — revealing more layers than an earth sciences textbook illustration. There was toast, a rich mayo, crisp lettuce, ripe tomato, smoky bacon, toast, … Continue reading

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This Is What Happens When The Wife Picks

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I Just Did Crack

I stumbled into Bakeshop this morning an hour earlier than normal. Needing a pick-me-up before my 9 a.m. meeting, I asked Olivia and Sarah for a Redeye. Without missing a beat, Sarah suggested a Crack Shot. Seeing as she wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Pimento Cheese “Fry Bread” at JCT Kitchen

This isn’t so much an appetizer as it is a combination of my weaknesses: bread, cheese and frying. Available only at lunch, it all starts with thin slices of brioche that’ve been dipped in a tempura batter and fried to … Continue reading

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The “Liger” of Desserts

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Two-Meat Platter at Heirloom Market BBQ

Hard smoke. It’s an expression I didn’t use before I dined at Heirloom Market. Because Heirloom uses a combination of four woods to cook their meats, it imparts a flavor unlike any other I’ve tasted. With their slabs of juicy … Continue reading

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The New Combo Meal

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