I was in an airplane one day flying from Austin, Texas to Reno, Nevada. I sat next to two guys from Austin and started talking about how amazing the barbecue restaurants were in Austin. One of my personal favorites is Salt Lick in Driftwood, Texas which is about an hour outside of Austin, Texas but well worth the trip.
Ted Arcand first dreamed of opening a restaurant in 1987 while sitting on a beach in Martha’s Vineyard watching the sunset. He told his best friend that one day he was going to open a restaurant and call it Dogfish
The Original Carolina’s Mexican Food first opened its doors in 1968 on Hilton Avenue. Founder Carolina Valenzuela move it to 1202 E. Mohave in 1986. The building shares a grocery store and a coin-operated laundry. While it is not in the best neighborhood in Phoenix, it still draws people from all over the city.
One of the many Hollywood Burgers is located at 6250 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles proper. They are known for their fair prices on their gourmet burgers. Hollywood Burger was first established in 2010. They quickly grew to a franchise
Piattello Italian Kitchen is the concept from owner Chef Marcus Paslay. His goal was to create a seasonally-rotating meal featuring homemade breads, pastas and original Italian dishes. They are located at 5924 Convair in Fort Worth, Texas. Marcus graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 2006, located in Hyde Park, New York. He traveled
The Bone got its roots in 2009 when they Lytle/Hoover family went to California for a vacation to see relatives. Their relatives had a successful barbecue restaurant called Bad to the Bone. When Mike Hoover tasted their amazing food, he dreamed of bringing something this delicious back home. While Mike had no interest in opening
Maple Landing is located in the Dallas Love Field area. Their theme is aviation history and consider themselves a dive-bar. The owner is Executive Chef Jonathan Calabrese who works alongside his best friend and business partner Executive Chef Rhett Dukes. Jonathan graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in philosophy. He went to
Bertolucci’s Ristorante has a long history in South San Francisco. Bertolucci’s was a boarding house that catered to the steel workers. Mama Bertolucci whipped up family style meals that started to get a reputation. People from all over the Bay Area started coming for her famous meals. When she was ready to retire, Mama Bertolucci
Arlington, Texas sits about twenty miles west of downtown Dallas and twenty miles east of downtown Fort Worth. In the 2017 census the population was estimated to be close to four hundred thousand. Breakfast is one of the most popular meals in the day and that means there is a lot of competition for people