Trips : Food, Chefs, Travel.


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A&B wedding Nov. 9th 2014

Amanda and I were engaged September 19, 2013.  After some deliberation we decided to have our wedding in New Orleans.  During a meeting at a favorite bar Cane and Table, Amanda and I sketched out our wedding plans.  The venue would be the Benachai house, a big old Antebellum mansion of  Esplanade Avenue, the date […]

24Aug2015 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Our First Tapa-The Original Pincho

Our first Tapa, according to the locals of San Sebastian Spain was the first original prototype for all other tapas to follow.   It helped to create a new way to dine-the culture of standing and snacking while drinking and meeting with friends and loved ones.  This is a tradition that is alive and well today. […]

23Aug2015 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Paris Unplanned

All we had was an address. No phone, no GPS not even directions to where we were going. Amanda and I were planning to spend two months in Europe.  We had booked flights in and out of Paris.  Our only obligation was to be in Florence in March 1st, otherwise we had no plans-just an […]

22Aug2015 | | 0 comments | Continued
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The past 4 years…

Wow, since we last updated Chefs on the Road we have traveled to Europe; helped make The Pearl Cafe in North Rustico on Prince Edwards Island into the best restaurant in the Province; plus, we moved to New Orleans where we spent four years training, learning all things pig, helping to earn James Beard Awards, got […]

21Aug2015 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Driving the California Coast

After running the gauntlet of the deadly LA traffic we turned our car into highway 1 to begin one of the most beautiful drives of our trip.  The coastal California highway took us through Santa Barbra where we stopped for a great SoCal lunch.  This drive also offered gorgeous views of the Channel Islands National […]

8Feb2011 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Late Night Eats in San Francisco

After a long day of activities a good meal is always needed. When we spent the day exploring San Francisco, California with our good friend Haseeb he led us to a couple of great late night joints that really hit the spot. At Yamo we got a Asian noodle fix and  at El Farolito Taqueria […]

2Feb2011 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Savoring San Diego

Finally we made it to the west coast!  Amanda and I drove west through western Arizona over desert, rocky hills, and giant man made rivers that flowed parallel to the highway.  Storm clouds were ignited by a fiery pacific sunset as we passed through one last, giant mountain range that delivered us into the warm […]

26Jan2011 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Tucson To-Do’s

The special climate, attractions, and landscape of Tucson, Arizona make it very unique place to visit. With some of my family acting as guides we got to see a lot of what the area has to offer. We visited the one and only Sonora Desert Museum, Saguaro National Park, and the historical San Xavier del […]

22Jan2011 | | 0 comments | Continued
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A True View of the Grand Canyon

America is an incredible place; we have saved and preserved our beautiful landscapes and natural architecture through the park systems. The Grand Canyon is one of the best known National Parks; I went once when I was young and this was Brian’s first trip to this iconic place.  I am glad we made a point […]

12Jan2011 | | 1 comment | Continued
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A Forest in the Arizona Desert

A petrified forest in the middle of the desert?  I imagined shimmering forests of sparkling, stony wood soaring high overhead.  Ancient conifers sealed in time with mossy-banked streams and forest critters scampering about .  As we drove through the desert toward the Petrified Forest National Park in northern Arizona, without a tree or stream to […]

10Jan2011 | | 0 comments | Continued