Terry Black’s Barbecue: Central Texas BBQ in Austin

A beautiful plate of meat

This past April, I visited Austin, Texas for the first time. The moment I booked my flight, I was thinking about all the delicious smoked meats, BBQ, and brisket I wanted to try. If you don’t know, Austin is home to many quintessential central Texas BBQ restaurants. One of them is Terry Black’s Barbecue located on Barton Springs Rd. Before opening Terry Black’s Barbecue, brothers Mike and Mark worked at their family BBQ restaurant in nearby Lockhart. The brothers took …

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Kushiwakamaru Honten: Yakitori shop in Tokyo, Japan

Chefs grilling meats over charcoal, Kushiwakamaru Honten, Tokyo, Japan

One of my favorite types of foods to eat while in Japan is yakitori. It is a staple of Japanese cuisine and found at izakayas all over the country. While the name yakitori refers to skewered chicken, it can also mean an assortment of grilled foods including vegetables, eggs, and seafood. Tokyo has its fair share of yakitori shops including some of my favorite found at Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) near Shinjuku Station. For some of the best yakitori in …

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Going to Seoul? 7 Itaewon restaurants that you should not miss

Itaewon, a multicultural and diverse neighborhood of Seoul, is home to many must try international restaurants that serve everything from BBQ to burgers. All over Itaewon, you can find the cuisine of many countries including Mexico, United States, Turkey, Thailand, Italy, Germany, Spain, India, and more. Many of the dishes served here are unique to Itaewon and not widely available anywhere else in Korea. For many years, Koreans avoided Itaewon mostly because it was a seedy area filled with overpriced …

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Copper Top BBQ off Highway 395 in Big Pine, California

When I read that Copper Top BBQ off Highway 395 in Big Pine, California was first in Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. for 2015, I was surprised. Out of all the places in the world, I would least expect a restaurant in the tiny town of Big Pine to be ranked one of the top in the country. I am quite familiar with Big Pine as I often find myself driving along Highway 395 on the …

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