News From Chef and The FatMan
Published: 06/23/2016 8:19 PM
Published: 07/16/2014 10:16 AM
Over the last several weeks I have heard a lot of laughter amongst my friends about "ludicrous" advertisements that are (captioned ridiculously for liability reasons)and tag lines that are laughable so, I thought, this could be a blog! The above situations made me ponder this topic...
Published: 10/09/2013 3:58 PM
We ALL have heard the old adage "the customer is always right" at some time in our lives and when I heard it recently I found myself saying NO, THEY ARE NOT. Below are the reasons and my thoughts as to why I have come to this conclusion, I offer examples and solutions you may not agree with but I hope it makes you think and for those of you SMART ENOUGH (lol) to agree I hope you will help to try and evoke change...
Published: 09/10/2013 9:33 AM
I am sure y'all can probably remember where you were on 9/11 I can. What I remember most was the tears, the hurt, the sorrow I felt for all of the innocence lost and the brave responders and heroes that were lost...I will never forget. I also remember the pride in my country after that tragedy, the way we all pulled together and gave back better than we got...
Published: 08/31/2013 9:57 AM
Parramore Too, the way restaurants should be!!! Ordinarily, I wait till a third trip to a dining establishment before I make up my mind as to it’s merits or demerits whatever the case may be but this “mom and pop” tucked away on a little side road in he small town of Blountstown, Fl (35 miles NW of Mexico Beach or 25 miles SW of Marianna, Fl…if this helps) doesn’t need this admirers “third trip” to realize what a GREAT little spot to rest and dine and take some leftovers AND money home with you...
Published: 08/22/2013 10:00 AM
“One can never truly appreciate what one has until one understands what got them there” (one of my own undeniable truths of life)...
Published: 08/20/2013 9:58 PM
Over the 11 + years and 350 + restaurant reviews I have done I can’t count on two hands the times I had the pleasure to dine at a spot that TRULY gets it and does it well in ALL aspects of the dining experience...
Published: 05/08/2013 8:44 AM
Benton Lee’s Uvalda, GA After an approximately 35 minute drive from the RealSweet Vidalia onion fields of Shuman Produce in Reidsville, Ga (where we had been filming recipe videos all day, I was tired, thirsty and hungry) I found myself along the beautiful Altamaha River at the legendary BIG STEAK house of Benton Lee’s...
Published: 02/20/2013 11:52 PM
When it comes to looking for that “hole-in-the-wall” bbq place (you’ve always heard about but have not found on your own) you have to look no further than J...
Published: 08/02/2012 10:06 PM
This last week in New Orleans was AMAZING, inasmuch as I had the opportunity (thanks to Tales of the Cocktail, Fee Brothers, THE Hotel Monteleone, and to Antoine’s Restaurant to experience the completion of the third leg of the THIRD trinity of my life, i...
Published: 02/03/2011 9:51 PM
Oh, how many times in the restaurant or service industry have we heard that line...or a variation there of. Well, let me address the restaurant industry as I have a little more recent knowledge of it.First off, I would like to thank Burger King for providing our society with the concept of "Have it your way"...
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