232017Dec

The Fish Shop’s Perfect Fish Burger

People in Ireland are pretty proud of their fish. I figured the saying was true when I brought it up to my Uber driver. Oh did his eyes light up. The next ten minutes where all about places for me to try. Different types of fish to different ways to prepare it. It was enough to fill up two to three more trips out to Dublin. For me, that info was perfect. Because coincidently, I was heading to my last spot on my list, the Fish Shop out on Benburb…

232017Dec

A Visit to The Jameson Distillery

You know your trip to Dublin is complete when you visit the old Jameson Distillery on Bow Street. It’s a good ten minute walk from the center spire in the sleepy Smithfield Village area. You can also drive there and experience the cobblestone streets. There’s plenty of parking around and they do have a lot next door. And if you still need more options, there’s a DART stop nearby. Whichever you choose, you’ll have no problems getting there. As you can imagine, when you enter the distillery, it’ll feel like…

182017Dec

All You Need is the Klaw Platter

Klaw is a little seafood shop within the Temple Bar area. It’s not too hard to find unless you’ve had your fair share of pints at the local pubs. But I will add that it’s pretty small. Inside, there are about four tables on one side with single seating along the wall. If you’re at the tables, you’ll be right next to the menu which takes up the whole wall. Toward the back is their kitchen where you can spy on your neighbor’s order in the making. It’s a casual…

242017Nov

Hiyoko

It’s probably no surprise Japanese cuisine is on the rise in Mexico City. Like any other major city in the world, it comes in the form of high end sushi restaurants to piping hot ramen joints to inviting izakaya spots. We chose a place that would fit the latter category, Hiyoko. It’s a Japanese kushiyaki restaurant offering an intimate space for you and the staff. It’s setup similar to your limited seating sushi omakase establishments. However, they serve up freshly grilled skewers using both familiar Japanese staples along with local…

242017Nov

Contramar

Our last full day in Mexico City and to cram in more good eating, we headed to Contramar. It’s a place touted as the best seafood restaurant in town. And if you ask any local, they would agree. I would to after our visit here. The food was great and the servers do their best to accommodate. Yeah, there are English speaking servers and menus to make anyone American happy. They have the tourists covered. And while it may be catered to us, they do a great job with the…

222017Nov

Pujol’s Lunch Tasting

It’s not often to get a chance to try one of the world’s best restaurant. And not only that, a restaurant redefining Mexican fine dining. Yes. Leave the images of street vendors and late night taquerias at the door. Replace it with a posh yet quaint environment with refined flavors and then you’ll get Pujol. Don’t get me wrong, you’ll get some of your familiar dishes and even some street food classics. What may surprise you though, would be how amazing they are in the hands of a chef like…

212017Nov

Oaxacan at Restaurante Sofia

Next to Bósforo, a popular little mezcal bar, sits Restaurante Sofia. A place that hones in on local ingredients to create Oxacan inspired dishes. The restaurant resides in the Cuauhtemoc District west of Centro. There’s not much to do around the area. So our trip here, actually our long walk here, was just to eat. There’s the bar next door obviously, but that’s about it. When you walk into the restaurant you’re immediately hit with the wonderful scents of what’s cooking. The open kitchen takes up the whole right half…

212017Nov

Nestled Between the Busy Streets, Café NiN

After one fun night exploring with one too many mezcal shots, it was off Café NiN to nurture my dehydrated body back to health. I was in need of something simple, something fresh, and most of all, something tasty. You know what, they delivered. But most of all it was in this little cafe that I noticed, it was void of the noises I’ve been getting accustomed to, the noisy streets. There were no cars speeding on by, no incessant honking, just the quiet clinking of of hungry utensils and…

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