Celebrating National PASTA MONTH @ CRAIG’S, West Hollywood – October’s Restaurant Of The Month

October is National Pasta Month, and during my visit to Los Angeles last week, I was headed to one of my favorite classic Italian restaurants DAN TANA’S for dinner, but when we got stalled at valet, my dining companion suggested going to the newer, more hip, and celebrity-heavy Dan Tana counterpart – CRAIGS, the Italian restaurant […]

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Ribs, Pastrami, Burgers, & CHEESECAKE For LUNCH @ JUNIOR’S, Times Square

  Last week I was invited to lunch at one of New York’s most legendary diners – JUNIOR’S – the cheesecake haven with a Brooklyn flagship many may remember when years ago rap superstar Sean Diddy Combs brutally demanded potential label artists trek from midtown all the way to the outer borough just for a slice […]

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What to Order @ TAVERN at Phipps Plaza, Atlanta

Tavern at Phipps is a delicious southern delight!  Their succulent dishes offer comfort food in a sophisticated and lively setting right at Phipps Plaza!  I go for their butter crab claws, but there are also ribs, chicken, onion rings, and more at this savory haven where service is swift and prices are reasonable… Here are […]

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VIRGIL’S – Midtown’s Great Escape!

Located in the heart of Times Square, VIRGIL’S BARBECUE is the mditown worker’s great escape from salads, soups, sandwiches, and standard lunch and post-work fare. Drenched ribs, flaming wings, cheesy grits, maple butters, and fluffy buttermilk biscuits are just a few menu items at Virgil’s that keep big wigs at Conde Nast, fashion designers like […]

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The Daily Dish – A Rib Platter @ WHOLE HOG CAFE, Cherry Hill NJ

The WHOLE HOG CAFE offers award winning barbecue that is simply amazing!  The other day, I indulged for dinner and had the Rib Platter at their Cherry Hill, NJ location and was in hog heaven devouring their ribs slathered in signature barbecue sauce, the potato salad with bits of bacon, and their creamy and decadent […]

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A Baby Back Ribs & Fried Shrimp Dinner from HARLEM BBQ

Sunday night I ordered in from a spot I had heard of, passed by recently, and have been wanting to try – HARLEM BBQ!  Not to be confused with the Harlem BBQ Company that I wrote about at the end of January, Harlem BBQ is located at 2367 Frederick Douglass Boulevard on the corner of 127th […]

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Carolina Ribs, Stew, & Frickles at BROTHER JIMMY’S, NYC

If you’ve been reading this week, you may have caught on that I’m headed to Jamaica!  Yep!  That’s right!  So to prepare for the sun and time at the beach and pool, I’ve been dieting like crazy in hopes of loving my glistening body as I soak in the Caribbean rays.  So you can imagine […]

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JUST BECAUSE IT’S TUESDAY…

Here’s a little inspiration for you:  “If you’re gonna treat yourself, don’t cheat yourself!” I indulged in a hearty take-out Sylvia’s Rib dinner last night that ran me $20 and wanted to share with you!  It was delicious… Are you drooling yet?  Go ahead, make today your cheat day! BJC.

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Restaurant of the Week: HOUSTON’S

I am not big on chain restaurants… I don’t find many of them to have fresh ingredients or quality food… But every now and then you might catch me in Cheesecake Factory or PF Changs.  But the chain restaurant that NEVER disappoints, and, to me, is far better than the rest, is HOUSTON’S, and that’s […]

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MY $6.00 DINNER: Arroz con Pollo, Tropical Grill, Harlem

Latino food is easy to come by in Harlem, but very few of them have the flavor, taste and prices of Tropical Grill located on Adam Clayton Powell between 127th and 128th Streets.  They offer a fresh half rotisserie chicken with rice and beans all for $6.  You can get a whole chicken for $9 […]

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