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Why You Should Visit Nomama Ramen


o, not for their ramen.  I know it’s called “Nomama Artisanal RAMEN,” but I give them more credit than stating the obvious.  Sure, I also tried them little bowls of goodness, but it’s the other stuff that makes the place special. Nomama is one of the first restaurants to promote local and organic ingredients and free-range poultry and pork.  They ... Read More »

Yabu: House of Katsu


verytime the NBA trade deadline approaches, it’s like the guy’s version of gossip.  Who’s going where and for whom and whatnot.  I was reading today’s chismis and apparently Dwight Howard has told the Magic management that he’d like to stay in Orlando for the rest of the year… Presumably to bolt to another team next year without gutting his team ... Read More »

John and Yoko: Christ, You Know It Ain’t Easy!


irst of all, I just love that line “Christ, you know it ain’t easy!”  It probably doesn’t have anything that’s remotely related to food.  So why did I put that line?  It’s from an old Beatles song called “The Ballad of John and Yoko.”  The concept should be a dead give-away, even to non-Beatles fans, that a restaurant named “John ... Read More »

Toro Restaurant and Bar: The Deal Grocer Special


’m in pretty much a no-spending budget so I can’t afford to eat out as much as I did.  And I’m try to eat my fair share of quality places on a fair budget.  One of the deals I found Toro’s Degustation Menu on Deal Grocer. I don’t really know much about Toro, although my sister was saying Chef Sau ... Read More »

Ukokkei Ramen Ron: Raising Ramen Standards


he first thing I heard about Ukokkei is that the chef was a crazy Japanese dude who threw people out for sharing food, taking too long to order, and looking at him funny.  I have heard horror stories of the chef yelling at customers, couples on dates, to leave his restaurant because they were letting the other taste their ramen. ... Read More »

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