Category Archives: Late night

Trolling with grits

NEW ORLEANS – NOLA-based scribe Brett Michael Dykes is a friend to hungry sportswriters. He never steers us wrong when we visit his city. Friday night, a few of us got a direct message on Twitter from Dykes that he … Continue reading

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It always knows

NEW ORLEANS – It was New Year’s Eve 2009. I had just landed in NOLA, and I needed to find a place to eat. I checked Urbanspoon, but in a city as gastronomically dense as this one, a list of … Continue reading

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What the F (Bomb)?

AUSTIN, Texas – I get this question a lot. “Is this all for you?” Mark Avalos asked as he stuffed a made-that-day bolillo with sausage, pulled pork and brisket. It was, but only because the menu board at The Sugar … Continue reading

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Half-smoke. All good.

WASHINGTON – When a restaurant reaches iconic status, customer service usually beats a hasty retreat as soon as the tourists begin pouring in the door. In 2008, I went to Harry’s Bar in Venice to have a Bellini so I … Continue reading

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An antelope, a rabbit and a pig walk into a bar…

AUSTIN, Texas – Just eat it. I’ll say these words often in the next few years. My son recently turned two. My daughter still has a few more months of sucking down formula. At the moment, they have very little … Continue reading

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