The Donut + Dog storefront

As much as I bitch about the lack of certain authentic foodstuffs around these parts, I’m also a big sucker for novelty. Show me a bizarre new Oreo flavor or this year’s selection of limited-time chips from Lay’s, and I pretty much have to try them. Yeah, they suck 90% of the time, but it’s […]

I’m going to have to step away from my huge backlog of unwritten reviews from the last few months and write about Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria.  Well, that’s not exactly true.  I did actually visit Grimaldi’s for a quick lunch several months back, but I wanted to go and explore a little more thoroughly before […]

Recently, I was contacted with the offer of a couple of free pizzas to come and check out Blaze Pizza, one of the newer fast casual dining options at The Village at Meridian.  Now I love the Village, and I love pizza, so this was a no-brainer.  Little did I know that I would be […]

The Village at Meridian just keeps growing.  I was recently invited to a pre-opening event for Café Zupas, the newest eatery to take up residence.  It’s primarily a sandwich place, so initially it seemed a strange choice to stick it right next door to Which Wich, another sandwich chain that’s been part of the Village for […]

I like burgers.  A lot.  In fact, I’ve taken some ribbing over how many burgers and burger joints I’ve written about on this blog.  I can’t help it, I like options!  And like pizza, sandwiches and salads, the burger is just one of those foods that lends itself to customization.  I’ve driven all the way […]

I’ve been wanting to write up Yard House since I fell (mostly) in love with the place during their preview event back in October.  As always though, I bit off more than I could chew by wanting to do a nice, comprehensive review.  There are just too many menu items that I want to try, and […]

Believe it or not (and trust me, I’m having a hard time believing it at the moment), I’ve been doing this food blogging thing for just four months shy of four years.  Of all the people I’ve met while eating my way across the Valley and beyond, both good and bad, a handful have ended […]

Occasionally I’ll go to a very new restaurant and have a frustrating experience, but see enough promise in them to realize maybe I should give them another chance down the road.  That instinct has rarely let me down, but in this case pretty much everything I’ve heard and read has led me to believe that […]