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California Love: Can I Barro a Feeling?

California Love: Can I Barro a Feeling?

by James Boo January 21, 2011

For the next week, I’ll be writing short posts on the meals I enjoyed during a two-week vacation in my native California. Exactly what the hell is “California pizza?” A casual glance at my home state offers glimmers of hope, but only amidst a tasteless […]

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California Love: A Perfect Pickled Egg at Joe Jost's

California Love: A Perfect Pickled Egg at Joe Jost’s

by James Boo January 19, 2011

For the next week, I’ll be writing short posts on the meals I enjoyed during a two-week vacation in my native California. There’s a bar in Long Beach that recognizes what every pickled egg in this country is missing: chilies. Rather than submerging its hard […]

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California Love: In-N-Out

California Love: In-N-Out

by James Boo January 18, 2011

For the next week, I’ll be writing short posts on the meals I enjoyed during a two-week vacation in my native California. My first hour in California runs like clockwork: Get off the plane. Find a restroom. Pick up my baggage. Drive to In-N-Out. Plenty […]

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Burning the Midnight Oil

Burning the Midnight Oil

by Zach Mann September 10, 2010

I want to go to Japan to get drunk. You’d think I’d have overcome my immature overseas American mold by now, but that’s reason numero ichi that the far east sits at the top of my To-Go list in recent years. It is not due […]

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Pancaked, Burgered and Shanghaied in California

Pancaked, Burgered and Shanghaied in California

by James Boo January 19, 2010

Can you name this dining counter? If so, you’ve had the privilege of tasting one of America’s finest burgers. If not, you’ll get your answer below the fold. This is the last of the point-and-eat posts from my holiday in California. I’ve saved what are […]

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Holidays in the Sun

Holidays in the Sun

by James Boo December 29, 2009

On August 10, 2009, I called the best Thai Restaurant in North America to ask if it would be open on December 23, 2009. Then I booked a cross-country flight with a four hour layover in Las Vegas, with full intent of making good on […]

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Friendship Over Easy

Friendship Over Easy

by Zach Mann October 16, 2009

I’ve never made friends by campaigning on the good eats platform; most of my friendships were wrought by geographical circumstance and a love for all things geeky. James is no different: We originally began correspondence as I blogged from Moscow and eventually found friendship in […]

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Fish

What We Talk About When We Talk About Fish

by Zach Mann August 21, 2009

I am sick of sushi. So is my body, or so I can assume. My girlfriend Mele returned from a routine check-up at the doctor with the stern warning, “Stay off the mercury for awhile,” and neither of us was surprised. As part-time pescatarians in […]

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Moving to Tuesdays…

Moving to Tuesdays…

by James Boo August 10, 2009

Comrades, I’m in a bit of a transition period right now, wrapping up work at one job, training for new responsibilities at another and suffering from a mysteriously potent and lingering amount of residual stress that has stopped me from tending to my writing duties. […]

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