162016Oct

Gen Korean BBQ

Gen, one of LA’s popular Korean BBQ chains, made its way up to Northern California last year. You’d think the lines and hype would have died down by now. Nope. Still hordes of people waiting outside ready to feast on their $20.99 all-you-can-eat dinner. Lucky for us, we made reservations. We had a party of 14 and were seated in twenty minutes. They were waiting for a small party to clear out. Tables are fixed for groups of four so it’s understandable it will make reservations tricky. But what they…

302015Aug

The Salt Lick

It may have been over a decade, but I can finally scratch this place off my list. The Salt Lick is a place that’s always been on my mind when I visit Texas. This time we were in Austin so that 45 minute drive out to Driftwood didn’t feel so bad. And sure, there’s some high quality BBQ joints that have popped up during the decade. But I wanted a place that believes in expansion. No waiting in long lines in the Texas heat. Or arriving just to find out…

192014Sep

May’s Crab House

No visit to Maryland is complete with out some Maryland blue crabs. Correction, a lot of blue crabs, steamed and smothered in Old Bay seasoning. And I don’t mean like a dozen. They talk bushels here in Maryland and in this particular case, it was all you can eat, which can mean multiple bushels depending on your group. There are several all you can eat crab places around the D.C. area, so make sure you read up on them. Some aren’t locally sourced. May’s happens to be. The restaurant was…

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