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Alpaca Lunch

Alpaca head cheese Kings Row Gastropub, Pasadena, California Connoisseurs of the meat dish with a dairy name have elevated what was once a butcher’s way to sell undesirable bits and pieces of the hog into a carnivorous foodie’s go-to charcuterie … Continue reading

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Find The Salami

Coppa Enoteca Boston, Massachusetts Boston’s Coppa Enoteca occupies a thin sliver at the end of block of South End red brick townhouses, easily several hundred years old. The narrow gastropub is subtly identified by a simple, gold leaf-lettered “COPPA” in … Continue reading

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God Save The Spleen

Pork spleen In health as well as in gastronomic circles, the spleen is underappreciated and underutilized, often overlooked because no one is really sure what it does. The dark red organ gets its color from being the body’s blood recycling … Continue reading

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The Ukraine Girls Really Knock Me Out

Roxolana Restaurant Pasadena, California (CLOSED) Historically Roxelana was a woman of Ukrainian ancestry who rose from status as a harem slave to Sultan Suleiman I (one of the most powerful sultans of the Ottoman Empire) to becoming his wife and … Continue reading

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Little Bit O’ Soul

Ernie’s Restaurtant Charleston, South Carolina One of the areas lacking in my culinary repertoire is soul food – I have only on occasion enjoyed the basic, hearty, home-cooked food that truly makes you feel good. Soul food for me is … Continue reading

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