10.07.2009

Fletch Halyburton, Park City, Utah

Fletch Halyburton is the Executive Chef and Partner for Savoury Kitchen in Park City, Utah. They're a catering company that is doing it right, brining their own pickles, breaking down whole hogs, canning, composting and buying locally. Those sweet tongs were laid on at 11th Street Electric Tattoo in Salt Lake City.


It's great to see people banging out good food in different parts of the country, the "farm to table" movement is huge in the Northwest and its nice to see it popping up elsewhere. There is something about Chefs breaking down whole hogs that makes me happy, using those bits that are so often frowned upon, braising the cheeks and eating them on the line, not even sharing with the customer, making head cheese and using the trotters, damn, I'm getting hungry! I truly miss working in kitchens. Hats off to the guys at Savoury Kitchen, if you are in need of some catering in Park City, Utah, give them a call.


Savoury Kitchen
Park City, Utah
www.savouryparkcity.com

10.03.2009

Mary Angela's Pizzeria- Richmond, VA

I roll in to town after driving about 3000 miles in 2.5 days and all that I can think about is making my down to Carytown for a Cheesesteak from Mary A's! It wasn't until the next day that I finally made it downtown for that delicious sandwich. I also had to get a pie for my son, who has turned into quite the pizza connoisseur over the past few years.


When I lived in the "Fan" 15 years ago, I made it to Mary A's at least once a week, probably twice, it was cheap and awesome, huge slices, good folks and in my opinion, still the best Cheesesteak in Richmond. Didn't see any tattoos behind the counter, kind of a bummer, but that's becoming a trend, not a lot of ink in this town!


Everyone in town knows that Mary Angela's kicks ass, so this isn't news to any Richmonders, but for those of you who have never been to RVA, if you find yourself here, looking for some tasty food, Mary A's is a must!!!!!!

Mary Angela's Pizzeria
3345 W Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221
www.maryangelaspizzeria.com