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Top 40 Food Cities in U.S.
Thrillist ranks the 40 top eating cities in the U.S., or something kinda like that, from #40 Fresno (which they call “underwhelming”) to #1 New Orleans (with which we fully agree). In between, they completely miss the boat at times. Tucson has Sonoran dogs and little else? Charlotte does neither barbecue nor seafood well? Dallas ahead of Memphis and Kansas City? Well, that’s the point of these lists, isn’t it?
It’s no longer any secret that the White River Fish Market in Tulsa, OK (yes, Oklahoma) is a destination for great seafood. They have an enormous breadth of selection, too, from fried buffalo fish to grilled mahi mahi to broiled whole flounder. Tulsa World just posted praise for their Tuesday- and Wednesday-only lobster tail dinner, which they call an “impressive bargain.” Tulsa World recommends adding a cup of White River’s excellent gumbo and maybe some red beans and rice, too.
How to Spend Only a Few Hours in Chicago
Conde Nast Traveler answers the question, how do you spend three hours in Chicago. For refueling, they recommend getting a Chicago dog from Gold Coast at one of the airports, enjoying some tacos at Rick Bayless’ Frontera Fresco, and grabbing a slice at Giordano’s (do they even sell slices though?) Finish up with a shot of espresso at Intelligentsia.
An Interview with Tony Luke Jr.
Check out Philadelphia Business Journal’s interview with Tony Luke Jr. where he looks back at 2014 and talks about his 2015 goals. He sounds more into his music, TV, and acting career than his restaurant career. We’re all for Tony doing whatever makes him happy but it’s for his Philadelphia pork rabe Italian that we’ve been Tony Luke’s fans all these years.