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Tipsy Parson, NYC

With the sun shining and temperatures climbing into the ’70s last weekend, Mutsumi and I decided to take a stroll through the city and see where the afternoon took us.

And where it took us was Tipsy Parson…

Needing a drink after our walk, their name pulled us in for further investigation. After seeing their full menu, we immediately asked for a table! Here’s a look…

A “Smoked” Bloody Mary to start…

Their signature “Biscuit Bomb”…

A buttermilk chive biscuit stuffed with sausage and smothered in cheddar cheese…

Fried chicken and waffles with jalapeno honey…

No skimping on the butter, which I always appreciate….

As much as we liked the chicken, this was our favorite dish…

House smoked salmon with snap peas, fennel and champagne mustard over “healthy toast”…

Outstanding!

Not sure how we’d never heard of Tipsy Parson before, but after the fantastic brunch we had, I want to make sure everyone is now in the know!

TIPSY PARSON

156 Ninth Ave.

NY, NY 10011

212-620-4545

http://tipsyparson.com

Filed under NYC brunch Chelsea Bloody Mary fried chicken waffles smoked salmon sausage biscuit

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Mawal, Al Bustan Rotana Hotel, Dubai

Got in late and was pretty beat, so I decided to stay in and have dinner here at the hotel restaurant. My first ever meal in the Middle East! As I want to ease my body into local cooking and spices, I chose to stay away from kebbeh and raw liver and anything too chancy tonight. But here’s a look at what I did have…

A complimentary opening platter of olives, peppers and radishes…

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Mezzes started with house made sojok lamb sausages sauteed with peppers and tomatoes…

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Chicken livers fried in pomegranate molasses…

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Broad bean and chickpea salad…

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All accompanied by fresh hot pita that was just pulled out of the oven…

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Then for my main course, it was a simple but tasty mixed grill…

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The bread on top was a sort of “pan con tomate”, but with tomatoes, aleppo pepper and cilantro. The meats were kebebs, shish touak, which is chicken, and a lamb part brochette…

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And their garlic sauce was creamy but packed quite a punch…

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I’m off to a good start here in Dubai!

MAWAL

Inside the Al Bustan Rotana

Casablanca Road, Al Garhoud

Dubai, U.A.E.

+971 4 282 0000

Filed under Dubai UAE kebab lamb garlic chicken liver pita sausage

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Big Mario’s Apizza, Seattle

If you’re looking for a dive bar with great late night grub in Seattle this weekend, head no further than right up Capitol Hill to Big Mario’s Apizza…

They have a full bar and a wood fire pizza oven, with a pizziolo making New York-style pies from scratch until 2am…

We went with double cheese, sausage, meatball and pepperoni…

I’d advise against ordering shots of Jager afterwards like we did… :(

BIG MARIO’S APIZZA

1009 E Pike St.

Seattle, WA 98122

206-922-3875

http://www.bigmariosnewyorkpizza.com

Filed under Seattle WA pizza sausage pepperoni cheese

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Bluestem Brasserie, San Francisco

As we had few hours to kill in San Francisco last week between appointments, we popped into Bluestem Brasserie downtown at the recommendation of my friend Ron. While we only ordered a couple drinks and some early evening snacks, the food stood out enough to make me want to go back and try their dinner menu next time I’m in town! Here’s a look…

Salt cod tater tots with green garlic aioli…

Sausage and provolone “haute” pockets…

These were right up my alley…

A snack board of soft pretzels, kettle chips, spiced nuts and pickles, all house made…

Blue Stem also has a second floor patio that’s perfect for enjoying your cocktails in the sun on a nice day!

BLUESTEM BRASSERIE

1 Yerba Buena Lane

San Francisco, CA 94103

415-547-1111

http://www.bluestembrasserie.com/

Filed under SF San Francisco brasserie sausage cheese tater tots

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Mikkeller Bar, San Francisco

Another trip to San Francisco, another visit to Mikkeller Bar!

And as much as I love their beer selection, it’s Chef Michael O’Brien’s food that keeps me going back. I even named their homemade chicken sausage as one of my top dishes of 2013.

The menu changed a bit since last year, so here’s a look at the new dishes we sampled…

Deep fried bacon wrapped half smokes with chipotle BBQ sauce…

A mortadella dog with cheese and crispy beets on a toasted bun…

The cross section…

The Philly sliced pork and cheese sandwich with fries…

And a glass of Mikkeller’s Orange Yuzu Porter…

Go for the food. Go for the beer. Either way, or both ways, you can’t lose at Mikkeller!

MIKKELLER BAR

34 Mason St.

San Francisco, CA 94102

415-984-0279

http://www.mikkellerbar.com/

Filed under SF San Francisco craft beer bar sausage mortadella pork cheese

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Barraca, NYC

Social media strikes again. In the best of ways!

We had one of our best “blind” meals ever this weekend thanks to Instagram.

A few weeks ago, the @barracany account started following my wife out of the blue. So she checked them out only to discover they were a Spanish tapas restaurant down in the West Village. And the food looked amazing! So we added them to our “try when we have time” list.

Then, on Saturday morning, we while were lying in bed planing our day, Barraca posted the following pic…

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Sold!

We got up, showered and were on our way downtown to finally check them out…

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All I can say is “wow”. We ended up having a FANTASTIC meal!!

For brunch, they offer a “$15 all-you-can-drink sangria” special, so we started with that…

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We can never pass up patatas bravas, so ordered theirs as an appetizer…

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Beautifully fried with a wonderful pepper sauce and crema with a hint of garlic…

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I went with their house made butifarra sausage and warm white bean salad…

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The herbs they used in both the salad and sausage were a revelation, wonderfully balanced against both the beans and the pork. So so good!

Then there was the reason we were there… the jamon Iberico, artichoke and Manchego cheese flatbread with fried eggs…

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What’s not to love?!

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And this thing was heavy! They did not skimp on toppings. Every piece was piled with porky pleasure! Perfect!!

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I could not offer higher praise for Barraca! From the atmosphere, to the staff to the drinks to the food, every part of our overall afternoon experience was top notch! However, I would recommend getting there early. We got seated quickly around 12:30pm without a reservation, but when we were leaving at 2:30pm, the place was filled to capacity, with at least a dozen people in line at the bar and outside. But I’m sure they knew what we now know… Barraca is worth the wait!

BARRACA

81 Greenwich Ave.

New York, NY 10014

212-462-0080

http://www.barracanyc.com

Filed under NYC Greenwich Village Spanish tapas jamon iberico butifarra sausage