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Some bests from 30 Restaurants in 30 Days

Bandeja Paesa at Kiosco

Bandeja Paesa at Kiosco

Here are some of the better dishes I ate during my 30-day tour of restaurants. Yes, I may have developed a fondness for Red Lobster cheddar bay biscuits.

- By the exceptionally overfed John Kessler for the Food & More blog

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Darin

August 23rd, 2013
3:45 pm

Kudos, dude. Once again, a very fun and well done 30 restaurants series.

Ned Ludd

August 23rd, 2013
5:50 pm

Tough job —but someone’s gotta do it—Thanks John. Well done.
But why stop at 30?—- 40? 50? Ad infinitum!

Ned Ludd

August 23rd, 2013
6:04 pm

On a related note would love to see reports on more food items as well as restaurant reviews. Certainly have no interest in it and don’t know him personally but I bet you have seen him at Morningside or Peachtree farmers markets is Nate with Doux South Organic Pickles. Takes memories of my grandmother with a bit of modern kick and has some marvelous products. Not one to be quick to praise but love his Drunken Cukes and Angry Tomatoes.

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gunga din

August 24th, 2013
9:04 pm

it always amazes me , the kind of crap these restaurants serve (really, pork belly??) and the ridiculous prices for the minute servings. yet the food critics and their worshipers follow along like a calf being led to slaughter. the emperor has no clothes is the best way to describe most of these restaurants

Baltisraul......

August 25th, 2013
8:09 pm

gunga din….you are the first person who had anything bad to say pork belly. Pork belly is sold in the finest places in the world.

Ned Ludd

August 26th, 2013
11:01 am

Balt….It may be religious rather than epicurean issues that gunga din is referring to. If you remember your Kipling he was a Bhishti–a muslim water carrier. Thus forbidden to dine on pork.

(the other) Rodney

August 26th, 2013
11:29 am

Buttery smooth with just a bit of a crisp sear … if lovin’ pork belly is wrong I don’t wanna be right.

Ned, I doubt it. More likely ol’ G-Din’s never had it and thinks ‘ew’. Probably would refuse sweetbreads, too (another favorite when done “right”).

Marsh

August 26th, 2013
12:45 pm

I want to believe Ned Ludd is Jim Stacy.

I really enjoyed this series. Kudos!

John Kessler

August 26th, 2013
2:51 pm

Thanks, Marsh!

Baltisraul......

August 27th, 2013
5:54 pm

Thanks Ned, didn’t occur to me. But he called it crap so he must have tasted it before to have that opinion.

Art

August 28th, 2013
6:13 pm

Balt, you can never be too sure with regards to tasting something. I know lots of little kids, and more than a few adults, who “poo poo” a food, but after careful “cross examination”, you find out that they have NEVER tasted it. Furthermore, it goes without saying that the oft-used line, “this tastes like crap,” is probably more of a euphemism than an actuality… at least I’d like to hope so…

Ned Ludd

August 28th, 2013
6:27 pm

Agree with both above comments. Did not see that. I just assumed it was an accidental miss-spelling of carp. Which is indeed a basic of many Asian cuisines.

Ned Ludd

August 28th, 2013
6:30 pm

Although I have visited India, and based upon my observations, tastes like crap may be an accurate description of a carp caught in the Ganges.

Art

August 28th, 2013
6:36 pm

Ned Ludd, you “carp” me up!! Funny stuff!