Essays

Triangle Lucky Cat Has Interests Outside Of Reviews; This Is Where You Can find Out What On My Mind.

Essays, Food & Drink, Restaurant

The Japanese steakhouse hasn’t evolved beyond its crazy past

The story behind the beginnings of the Japanese steakhouse in America reads like a Hollywood movie script: a young Japanese immigrant comes to New York […]

Essays, Food & Drink, Restaurant

Restaurant ‘cultural appropriation’ in the Triangle and beyond

In the celebrity chef world, there are two very dirty words that are sometimes bandied about to impugn the heavyweights in the industry: cultural appropriation. […]

Essays, Food & Drink

Why I’ve only written one Yelp review

I’ve written one Yelp review in my lifetime. And, that’s been after being an on-and-off restaurant blogger since 2006.  I have never been particularly compelled […]

Essays, Food & Drink

2nd ex-Yelp employee pens open letter, blasts company for unfair work practices

Another Yelp ex-employee has written an open letter, published on the site Medium.com, to her former employer blasting them and accusing the company of terminating […]

Essays, Food & Drink

No more diversity in Ral-eigh

I recently came across a Yelp review about a popular Raleigh eatery from Esther L. from New York City that amused me: “This James Beard […]

Essays, Food & Drink

Craving ‘pai gu fan’, the elusive Taiwanese street food in the Triangle

Amongst the pantheon of top Southern comfort foods, I have my favorites: collard greens, mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese. But, when I get my […]

What did Googlers search for the most in 2015?
Essays, Food & Drink, Movie, Pop Culture, TV

Google Trends answers the question: ‘What did Googlers search for the most in 2015?’

It’s that time of the year again when media outlets start publishing their “best of” lists. Which artist had the best album of the year? […]

Iced coffee at The Alchemist in Wilton Manors, Florida.
Essays, Food & Drink, Restaurant, Travel

36 Hours in Fort Lauderdale

A la the popular New York Times series, here’s my take on 36 hours in Fort Lauderdale:      One of the most interesting things […]