Author Archives: Damon Richard

April 04

Vernal Brewing Company / Vernal, UT

Pot Roast over Fried Mashed Potato.

March 13

Lüke / San Antonio, Texas

Eggs in a Jar
fried shrimp, poached eggs, jalapeno cheese grits

February 26

Enoteca / Lexington, Kentucky

Bread Pudding with Willet Bourbon sauce

February 18

Bestia / Downtown L.A. CA

Roasted Marrow Bone. spinach gnocchetti. crispy breadcrumbs. aged balsamic.

February 12

Pizzeria Bianco / Phoenix, AZ

WISEGUY- Wood-Roasted Onion, House Smoked Mozzarella, Fennel Sausage

February 09

Ruth’s Chris / Baton Rouge, LA

Filet topped with Blue Cheese

February 04

Tin Roof Bistro / Manhattan Beach, CA

Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse whipped cream & pecan brittle topping

February 01

The Monk’s Kettle / San Francisco, CA

Half a Chicken Under a Brick, Cranberry Beans, Kale, Pickled Peppers

January 31

Craig’s / West Hollywood, CA

Chocolate Pizza

January 22

Tapas Y Vino / Albuquerque, NM

spanish almond cake with local cherries

January 15

Olivia’s Italian / Haverhill, MA

Two 7 oz. homemade meatballs topped with our house marinara & shaved parmesan over pasta

January 12

French Press / Lafayette, LA.

Buttermilk Biscuit Sliders with Bacon, Fried Boudin Balls and Steen’s Cane Syrup.

January 09

Whole Hog Cafe / Little Rock, AR

2 Meat Plate:
Brisket, Sausage, BBQ Beans, Potato Salad

January 05

B2B Bistronomy / Albuquerque, NM

Octoberfest Burger:
one-third pound premium cut angus beef, white sharp cheddar, bratwurst, apple bacon, red cabbage kraut, blonde ale mustard on a pretzel bun.

November 14

El Indio Restaurant / San Diego, CA

Mini Mordiditas

November 10

Cotton / Manchester, NH

Almond-Crusted Turkey Schnitzel:
With cheddar cheese gratinee, bourbon applesauce, mashed potatoes and buttered green beans

November 09

Saul Good / Lexington, KY

Saul Meat:
Arrabiata sauce, maple pepper bacon, ham, pepperoni, Italian sausage.

October 26

Beasley’s Chicken and Honey / Raleigh, NC


September 20

Sugarfire Smokehouse / St. Louis, MO

Brisket w/ St. Louie Sweet

September 18

Kitchen on Cary / Richmond, VA

Flash fried oysters, wilted spinach, crisp bacon, shaved Parmesan cheese

September 13

El Jefe / Palm Springs, CA


August 30

Jitlada Thai / Los Angeles, CA

Tom Kha:
rice coconut milk with lemongrass with chicken

August 17

Waffle Wagon / Cañon City, CO

“Lester Special”
toasted english muffin topped with chicken fried steak, hash browns, 2 eggs, cheese, and smothered in sausage gravy.

August 10

Steinhaus / Marquette, MI

WURST: Served with Sauerkraut, Mustard, and a Pretzel

August 08

Bluegrass Kitchen / Charleston, WV

Trout & Grits – pan seared trout, organic grits & braised kale with bourbon mustard-dill sauce

August 01

Hymel’s / Convent, Louisiana

Chicken, Oysters and Andouille Gumbo

July 27

Arcade / San Antonio, TX

Lobster Soft Taco Masa Crepe – Sweet Potato – Poblano Cream

July 26

Deli News / Dallas, Texas

“ABC”: Corned Beef and Pastrami, Swiss Cheese with Russian Dressing and Cole Slaw

July 20

Little Village / Baton Rouge, LA

braided Italian sesame loaf, baked fresh to order, brushed with virgin olive oil, topped off with a coating of fresh-grated Romano cheese, and served it with a side of our signature olive tapannade.

July 18

Crust / Lexington, Kentucky

Buratta: prosciutto, fig jam, crostini

July 15

Lucia / Dallas, Texas ……

Buttermilk and black pepper panna cotta with cherries and caramelized bread

July 14

Albasha / Baton Rouge, LA

Combination Chicken Shwarma and Gyros Plate – Served with Feta cheese salad, hummos and rice.

July 09

Lobster Pot / Provincetown, MA

Tim’s Clam Chowder Grand Prize Winning Clam Chowder blended in a traditional New England recipe.

June 20

Tsunami / Baton Rouge, LA

TransBestBite: no rice, minced spicy tuna, temp shrimp, kani, cream cheese, asparagus, soy wrapped and panko fried with plum, ponzu, and tsurai sauce

June 11

Salt Lick BBQ / Driftwood, TX

Thurman’s Choice: Brisket, Pork Ribs, Sausage (the plate Poppa always ate!)

June 01

Kelly’s Roast Beef / Boston, MA

Lobster Roll: Meat of two 1 lb. Lobsters (8 oz.) North Atlantic lobster with a touch of diced celery and mayonnaise

May 29

The Haute Enchilada / Moss Landing, CA

House Made Artichoke Bisque

May 13

South Hills Market & Cafe / Charleston, WV

Spoonbread with brandied wild mushrooms and country ham ragout

May 07

5-8 Club / Minneapolis, MN

The Original Juicy Lucy

April 21

Ingrid’s Kitchen / Oklahoma City, OK

House-Made Spaetzle