In A Nutshell – August 2019

I’ll admit, this post is a bit late but better late than never, right? August 2019 saw me visit several places including Washington, D.C. as well as NYC. I had some amazing food in August including some house-made pasta, some amazing BBQ from Brooklyn, some local fish tacos, and more. Here’s a look back at my favorite posts from August of 2019!

Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante – Atlanta

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I needed to find a place for my colleagues and I to have dinner after a work event and I stumbled upon @storicofresco in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. One thing that caught my eye when I ran across it on Google was that they handmake their pastas so I called them up and they were able to accommodate our group on short notice. This is their cacio e pepe made with their chitarra pasta, pecorino Romano, and Sarawak black pepper but, you know how we do, I saw they had crispy prosciutto on another dish so I asked for them to add it to my pasta! You know how bacon is amazing? Crispy prosciutto is like bacon… but better! Anyway, the food was amazing, as expected, and we had a cool table located in the kitchen which just added to the experience. If you're looking for fantastic pasta in Atlanta look no further than Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante!

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Turn N Surf Po’ Boy – Austin

Miller’s Smokehouse – Belton, TX

Super Chicken – Tyson’s Corner, VA

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@kyrenabeana introduced me to the Peruvian specialty that is lomo saltado and I'm a huge fan so when I noticed it on the menu at Super Chicken Peruvian in Tyson's Corner I promptly made a visit. Lomo saltado consists of fresh beef sauteed in olive oil, red onions, tomatoes, spring onions, and cilantro and is served on a bed of French fries with a side of rice. The fries and rice are great because they help soak up all the delicious juices and flavors coming off of the other ingredients. I'll be honest, I often struggle with the food choices in the Tyson's area since there's so many chains out here but I can say this will be a must visit for me from now on. ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ” Have you had lomo before and I'm just really late to the lomo game? What's your favorite Peruvian place!?

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DCity Smokehouse – Washington, D.C.

Hometown BBQ – Brooklyn

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I finally made it to NYC for the first time, surprised it took me this long? Yeah, me too! I knew when I visited for the first time I would need to make the trek down to the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn and see what @wdurney was doing at @hometownbarbque. Well, I'm here to report that he's doing the damn thang! Pictured here is the delicious lamb belly, their fantastic housemade sausage, their beautifully barked brisket and burnt ends. I have a bit more to share from my visit to Hometown but I'll spread it out this week to really highlight the amazing offerings they're serving up. Thanks again to @dtgill and the rest of the Hometown staff for taking the time to chat and show me around. Can't wait for the Miami location to open and see some of you down there!

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I try to save the best bite for last but it was hard as hell to determine what that was at @hometownbarbque but I've decided on their Korean Sticky Ribs. I made damn sure to finish these when I was sitting in the restaurant because of how damn delicious they were. These are pork ribs slathered in a tasty gochujang-like sauce and topped with fried garlic, fried shallots, and cashews. ๐Ÿคค I wish I could have these as a snack or meal every day… So definitely keep them at the top of your order if you find yourself at Hometown BBQ in Brooklyn. Thanks again for the hospitality, @wdurney and @dtgill, I look forward to my next trip but until then I'll be dreaming of these ribs.

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Flip ‘n Toss – NYC

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I'm a day late for National Burger Day but better late than never! @kyrenabeana has been following @flipntossnyc on Instagram and sending me their posts for awhile so when my parents and I were in NYC for the first time we just had to make a visit. I obviously had to go with their absurd Big Mac & Cheeseburger which is a double meat monstrosity, generously topped with mac and cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes. My mom went with the Raclette Burger which had raclette melted cheese (duh), caramelized onions, mushrooms, and bacon topped with a truffle mayo. Be sure to swipe โžก๏ธ to see the full big mac and my mom's burger! This is a must visit on your next trip to NYC, I guarantee it! My dad is one of few words and even he was remarking on how delicious the flavors were, so if you don't take my recommendation, take his! ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ” What's the biggest and baddest burger you've ever had? This might be it for me!

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Troy Restaurant – Austin

Cocktail of the Month:
Blind Rabbitย  – Anaheim, CA

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