Wandering Bites

Balthazar-NYC

80 Spring Street New York, NY 10012 Phone: (212) 965-1414 Website: http://balthazarny.com/index.php Balthazar is a bustling bistro in SoHo owned by famed restaurateur Keith McNally.  This vibrant and lovely spot serves French fare and an extensive raw seafood menu in … Continue reading

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Birreria-NYC

200 5th Ave. New York, New York 10010 Phone: (212) 937-8910 Hours: Sun.-Wed. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Thurs.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-Midnight Website: http://eatalyny.com/eat/birreria Celebrity chef Mario Batali has developed a virtual empire of culinary landmarks across Manhattan.  One of his newest and … Continue reading

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Crabby Jack’s (New Orleans, LA)

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428 Jefferson Hwy. Jefferson, LA 70121 Phone: (504) 833-2722 Hours: Mon.-Wed. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Thurs.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Located off the beaten path in Jefferson Parish, Crabby Jack’s is a whimsical lunch spot worth tracking down … Continue reading

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Mondo (New Orleans, LA)

crab fingers

900 Harrison Ave. New Orleans, LA 70124 Phone: (504) 224-2633 Website: www.mondoneworleans.com Mondo is the newest addition to the repertoire of acclaimed New Orleans chef, Susan Spicer. Located in the Lakeview area of the city near Lake Pontchartrain, the restaurant … Continue reading

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Zachary’s Chicago Pizza (Oakland, CA)

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5801 College Ave. Oakland, California 94618 (Three locations in the San Francisco Bay Area) Phone: (510) 655-6385 Website: www.zacharys.com Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Zachary’s is a Bay Area institution with three locations.  For over 25 … Continue reading

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The Breakfast Klub (Houston, TX)

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3711 Travis St. (@ Alabama) Houston, Texas 77002 Phone: (713) 528-8561 Website: www.thebreakfastklub.com Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. We visited this place on a recent overnight trip to Houston with some friends.  … Continue reading

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Incanto (San Francisco, CA)

Incanto

1550 Church Street San Francisco, California 94131 Phone: (415) 641-4500 Website: http://incanto.biz Reservations: http:incanto.biz/information/book-online.com Hours: Sun.-Mon. 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Tues. Closed, Wed.-Sat. 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Anyone who has seen Food Network is probably familiar with Chris Cosentino.  He’s the bespectacled … Continue reading

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Fino (San Francisco, CA)

Fino Sign

624 Post Street San Francisco, CA 94109 Phone: (415) 928-2080 Website: www.finoristorante.com Reservations: Call Restaurant Hours: Bar Open Daily 5:00 p.m.; Dinner Daily from 5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. We visited Fino at the insistence of one of our traveling companions’ parents, … Continue reading

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Great Eastern Restaurant (San Francisco, CA)

Dim sum Eastern front

649 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94133 Phone: (415) 986-2500 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-12 a.m., Sat.-Sun. 9 a.m.-12 a.m. We headed to San Francisco for a trip, and decided that we couldn’t leave without heading to Chinatown for some dim … Continue reading

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