Haute Plates - May 2018

Pairings

I like to think of myself as a keen observer of humans. I have had the opportunity to observe chef Chris DeBarr for a number of years, sometimes quite closely. I find him to be one of the more interesting…

Ramen News and Lawns

Ramen may be giving poke a run for its money where new restaurant openings are concerned. In recent months, Momo Ramen and Poke took over the space that was occupied for many years by O’Henry’s; the Little Tokyo folks opened an Izakaya-style…

Somber News

When I was a younger man, my friends and I regularly ate at a restaurant in Fat City called Crazy Johnnie’s. There were two primary reasons: good steaks and low prices. The fact that one of my friends had a…

The Next Trend

Poke is all the rage at the moment, and for good reason. It’s food that can be competently made in a fast-casual setting, it’s generally good for you and it’s sure as hell better than most of the alternatives. But…

Fish!

  I read an interesting article recently about how to ethically kill fish. The typical method is asphyxiation – put a fish into a cooler full of ice and it will eventually suffocate. Whether this is painful for the fish is,…