Author Archives: Damon Richard

April 19

Jasper’s / North Dallas, Texas

Maytag Blue Cheese Potato Chips

April 09

Granary / San Antonio, TX

Three Meat’Cue Plate: Brisket, Pulled Pork, and Turkey w/Burnt End Beans and German Potato Salad

April 07

La Gloria / San Antonio, TX

Arrachera en adobo – Skirt steak in chile pasilla sauce

April 06

The Rum House / New Orleans, LA

Fried Oyster: Cornmeal dusted Louisiana oysters, caper relish and spicy remoulade

April 05

Emeril’s / New Orleans, LA

Andouille Seafood Gumbo

April 03

ROOT / New Orleans, Louisiana

Cohiba Smoked Scallops Chorizo Dust, Caramelized Cauliflower, Pimentón Patatas Bravas, Black Garlic Fennel Choucroute

March 27

800 Degrees / Los Angeles, CA

Carni: Salsiccia, pepperoni, meatballs, rosemary ham. (with about a dozen other things)

March 25

Wood Spoon / Los Angeles, CA

Pastel Portuguese: dumpling stuffed with shrimp, coconut sauce

March 24

Belga Cafe / Washington DC

72-hour slow-cooked short ribs, polenta, roasted carrots, pickled vegetables, apples, Leffe xocopili sauce

March 22

Founding Farmers / Washington DC

Straw and Hay: House Made Long Noodles, Asparagus, Bacon, Mushrooms, Peas

March 21

G&M Restaurant / Linthicum Heights, MD

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake

March 19

Maid-Rite / Marion, Iowa

Maid-Rite: 1/3 Pound Pure Iowa Beef Loose Meat Sandwich

March 13

Hard Eight BBQ / Dallas, TX

Texas Style BBQ

March 12

Shake Shack / New York City, NY

Shack Stack: Cheeseburger and a ’Shroom Burger (Crisp-fried portobello mushroom filled with melted muenster and cheddar cheeses, topped with lettuce, tomato and ShackSauce)

March 11

BLT Steak / Washington D.C.

28-Day Dry Aged NY Strip

March 08

Dick & Jenny’s / New Orleans, LA

Deep Fried Frogs Legs w/ louisiana crystal hot sauce butter atop southern coleslaw

March 06

Commander’s Palace / New Orleans, LA

Black Skillet Seared Foie Gras over Foie Gras and Candied Pecan Beignet with Foie Gras infused Cafe au Lait, and Warm Sugarcane Syrup

February 24

Rudy’s BBQ / Statewide, Texas

Brisket, Sausage, Pork w/side of Potato Salad

February 22

Dalessandro’s Steaks / Philadelphia, PA

Mushroom Cheese Steak w/Onions and Whiz.

February 21

Capital Grill / Philadelphia, PA

Lobster and Crab Burger with House Tartar Sauce

February 16

Harlow’s / San Juan Capistrano, CA

Short Rib Flatbread: foraged mushrooms, fresno chili & garlic confit

February 14

Rooftop Lounge / Laguna Beach, CA

Medjool dates stuffed with blue cheese, wrapped in applewood smoked bacon

February 09

Liberty Burger / Dallas, TX

Baby Bella Burger: topped with Queso Blanco, sautéed Baby Bella Mushrooms, Big O Ring, and Basil Garlic Aioli

January 20

Herbsaint / New Orleans, LA

Muscovy Duck Leg Confit

January 18

The Country Club / New Orleans, LA

Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Waffles with a Garlic-Bacon Steens’ Syrup

January 17

Fleur de Lis Pizza / Baton Rouge, LA

Around the World Large

January 17

City Pork / Baton Rouge, LA

House-Made Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

January 16

Willie Mae’s Scotch House / New Orleans, LA

Anthony Bourdain said “Best Fried Chicken I have ever had”, ditto on that statement.

January 08

Customshop / Charlotte, NC

Charcuterie & Cheese Board: House-Made Wild Boar Sausage and Triple Cream

November 08

Round Rock Donuts / Round Rock, TX

Texas Sized Donut

October 13

Cafe Patachou / Indianapolis, IN

Croissant French Toast, Maple Syrup, and Sugared Pecans

September 19

Chris’ Hot Dogs / Montgomery, AL

Mustard, Onions, Kraut, and Chris’ Famous Chili Sauce & The Special: 2 Dogs on 1 bun w/Famous Chili Sauce

September 18

Jim’s Spaghetti House / Huntington, WV

Famous spaghetti with homemade meat sauce

September 07

Harold’s New York Deli / Edison, NJ

HOMEMADE CHICKEN SOUP: with 1 Fluffy Matzoh Ball, Super Sized 60oz. Bowl

July 29

Edibles Restaurant / Rochester, NY

Maple Bourbon Salmon with Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

July 21

20 Feet Seafood Joint / Dallas, TX

Lobster Roll

July 13

La Tapa / St. John, Virgin Island

Diver Scallops, Cauliflower Soubise, and Crispy Smoked Bacon

June 28

Good 2 Go Taco / Dallas, TX

Swine Bleu: Braised Pork and Bleu Cheese Slaw

June 13

Pecan Lodge BBQ / Dallas Texas

Brisket, Beef Ribs, Pulled Pork, and Handmade Sausage

May 25

Monjunis Cafe / Shreveport, LA

Meatball Nachos w/ House-Made Salsa di Pomidoro