While in New Orleans for Virtual School Symposium this week I had an amazing meal at Emeril’s Delmonico in Uptown. Every bite was delicious and tasted exactly how I imagine traditional creole food. Our group got to eat in a private room which was only accessible through the main kitchen.
The recommendation for Cucina Toscana was spot on- and great for a team dinner last night. While inside Cucina its easy to forget you’re in Utah and not Tuscany.
I love when restaurants take a popular dish and add a unique flair. The best example of this lately was at House Wine off South Lamar (behind P. Terrys in Austin, TX).
Federal Way, WA (my hometown) finally has a unique, classy restaurant that is on par with those found in Seattle and Tacoma. Peppercorn Bistro & Bar was a pleasant surprise in a city filled with restaurants that often lack creativity.
What is about a chain restaurant that makes them so popular? Its usually not amazing food, or the most healthy option and they don’t promote eating local. But they are still wildly popular and can be found in even the smallest of American cities.