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My Restaurants

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

Thịt nướng bánh mì
"The Washington Avenue location of this Vietnamese spot is a comforting place for me. I get both the pork bánh mì sandwich and a bowl of phở."
Crispy skin snapper
"I always get Reef’s crispy gulf snapper. It comes with sweet and sour chard and tomato brown butter."
Dacapo's Santa Fe
"We're closed on Mondays, but I still go into work. Before I head over to the office, I like to pick up a Santa Fe sandwich: turkey with tomatoes, housemade mango chutney mayo, and a side of potato salad from Dacapo's on 11th Street. It's such a generous portion and the perfect lunch to get me going."
Chef Jamie Zelko reviews  at
Trailer Park
"The Trailer Park taco at Torchy’s comes with fried chicken, green chilies, lettuce, pico de gallo, and cheese all in a flour tortilla. I order it “Trashy,” replacing the lettuce with queso."
Chef Jamie Zelko reviews  at
Turtle soup au sherry
"This is one of the restaurants that inspired my love for cooking (which is already well-known). Brennan's is a Mother's Day tradition with my family and holds a very special place in my heart. I always get the turtle soup au sherry. Other items not to be missed are the Bananas Foster and old-fashioned duck and foie gras."