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The intentions of this blog is none other than to narrate myexperiences at some of the restaurants/food operations I visited.Positive or negative criticism is expressed from my point of view andpersonal experiences.What I'm getting at is, that, there's a chance that my opinions mightnot coincide with yours partially or at all. This is not to …

good Vietnamese food in Pittsburgh

Few months ago I had a bad experience with a Vietnamese restaurant in the Strip recommended by my friend Brian. He describes his culinary inclinations by saying "I like flavor." I don't know how or why, but this place had no flavor. The food was prepared badly and the portions were incredibly small, maybe in …

food shows visit Spain

Last night we watched back to back food shows on the Travel Channel--Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations and Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre World--and both were about Spain. We tuned in 2/3 through No Reservations, so I'm hoping to find the show somewhere online or find out when the Spain episode is scheduled to be rebroadcast. Anyway--what struck …

when should you spend more for organic?

When you're shopping for fruits and vegetables, it's not always easy to convince yourself to spend an extra $2 a pound for organic produce. Sometimes you wonder whether it's worth it. A good way to make that decision is to spend the extra money for organic produce for the types of produce that tend to …

urban farming: beekeeping

On Tuesday, August 25, I went to a Burgh Bees "Beekeeper Meet-up" on the North Side. I originally discovered Burgh Bees at the Phipps Garlic and Tomato Festival, which is a special event during the regularly scheduled farmers market that happens on the lawn at Phipps Conservatory every Wednesday. Based on the quick conversation I …