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Vaya Con Diego: A Deep Dive into the Mexican cuisines of San Diego

Vaya Con Diego: A Deep Dive into the Mexican cuisines of San Diego

by Zach Mann January 10, 2016

Cocina Roulette — Feb 11, 2010 The praises of San Diego’s Mexican food, when shared with me, have always fallen on deaf ears. I’m from LA, after all. Taco trucks saturated the mise en scène of my childhood, family restaurantes set the scene for most […]

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2012: The Meals That Were

2012: The Meals That Were

by James Boo January 8, 2013

Happy Ongoing U.S. Congressional Failure Day New Year! In 2012, The Eaten Path entered its fifth year of food and travel. It’s hard to believe, but easy to stomach. As Zach and I work to push stories onto bigger pages – his into the Creative […]

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Sugar Shack: A Documentary

Sugar Shack: A Documentary

by James Boo November 26, 2012

Back when I was eating my way across Montreal, I also made a two-day detour to a town called Rigaud, where I joined forces with the Goddamn Cobras Collective to put together a short documentary about a Quebecois “sugar shack” named Sucrerie de la Montagne. […]

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Hot Dog. Signed, Chicago.

Hot Dog. Signed, Chicago.

by James Boo September 9, 2011

Chicago is Heaven on Earth for people who love dated signage, and quite possibly Hell in neon for those who don’t. Every self-respecting bar in Chicago seems to be the victim of some kind of small business moratorium on renovation, disallowed from admitting that America […]

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Chicken A La Prince

Chicken A La Prince

by James Boo November 23, 2010

“You eat with your eyes first.” Fair enough. Here’s another one: “What game was the ref watching?” I’ll accept pride in plating, but when I order a tray of carne asada fries, a fistful of fried dumplings, or a Jack-in-the-Box taco, I calibrate my visual […]

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My Slice of Brooklyn

My Slice of Brooklyn

by James Boo August 2, 2010

As a newly minted resident of Park Slope, I’ve been asked more than a couple times how I plan to enjoy the alleged boredom of my gentrified milieu. Is there really good food in yuppie land? Can I have a good time without being among […]

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Vaya Con Diego: SD's Best Mexican Meals

Vaya Con Diego: SD’s Best Mexican Meals

by Zach Mann May 20, 2010

The very idea of me coming up with a top ten list of Mexican food in San Diego is ludicrous. Besides the condemning detail that I’m about as gringo as they get, my San Diego Mexican food eating experience totals to about one year, and […]

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The Wind Beneath Our Wings

The Wind Beneath Our Wings

by James Boo May 18, 2010

If you’ve done any kind of soul food searching in the borough of Manhattan, you know – or at least have been ordered to accept – that the story of New York City’s best fried chicken begins with Charles Gabriel. I became one of the […]

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Back on the Eaten Path

Back on the Eaten Path

by James Boo August 19, 2009

“You’re not very impressive.” A pause punctuated this matter of fact as Joon stumbled into the rest of his thought. “…But you’re good just to have around, you know?” I don’t know if I knew or if I’ve ever really known, but being the kind […]

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Lángos!

Lángos!

by James Boo June 23, 2009

By the time we stopped to sit down, the hazy weekday afternoon had already begun to falter. The sun was still beaming down on Budapest, but midday was well done. We’d been walking through and around Városliget, Budapest’s central city park, for almost two hours. […]

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