Dave Faries

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  • 5 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    Just what makes a pub a "pub"? If we're speaking of an English place, it should serve fish and chips. Most of them list a number of beers and perhaps a few interesting whiskeys. A long wooden bar says "pub," as do library shelves, wooden beams and...

  • 6 years ago

    Yeah, I love Groucho, the source of this week's headline. I've borrowed many of my standard lines from him (such as "if I were a man, you'd resent that"). But we have other things to discuss. Like the fact that I have decided to leave City of Ate ...

  • 6 years ago | Eat This

    Earlier this week I settled in for an appetizer and a 10-ounce steak with one side. The bill, when two drinks were added on, approached $90.Worth it? Well, the steak was good. But there's nothing rare (if you'll pardon a really bad pun) about good...

  • 6 years ago | Eat This

    Promotions and public relations people must have read somewhere that we store up the stuff they send in to give away--one day, maybe--as prizes, because the flow of non-perishable goodies dwindled to a trickle this week.The perishable stuff goes t...

  • 6 years ago

    The origin of most cocktails has been clouded by time. There are several claims to the first margarita, for instance, or the first martini. But there's no disputing the who, when and where of the world's first Irish coffee.Chef Joe Sheridan at the...

  • 6 years ago

    Yesterday I ate a plateful of fried oysters for lunch then headed out for a dinner of chicken fried steak with French fries. Think I knocked 12 days off my life in one go...although if clear spirits are health-giving, I probably tacked a couple da...