A blog about food and cooking by Chris Norris

Dining Out

Restaurant Marc Forgione (my Yelp Review)

Don’t miss this namesake restaurant by Iron Chef Marc Forgione in Tribeca.  And definitely do NOT miss the Apple Pie Souffle!  It is the single best dessert on the planet earth. Review of Marc Forgione, TriBeCa, Manhattan, October 20, 2011

Mas “farmhouse” (my Yelp Review)

It was a cold and dark and stormy night in the West Village.  But not at Mas, where it was warm, light and calm! Here’s a restaurant that’s a great choice for a romantic night out. Review of Mas (means farmhouse in French), Greenwich Village, […]

Bar Jamon (my Yelp Review)

Enjoy tapas in (almost) Madrid style at Bar Jamon in Union Square/Gramercy, Manhattan. Review of Bar Jamon, Manhattan, October 21, 2011

Loconda Verde (my Yelp Review)

Here’s a place full of locals and with great food in the TriBeCa neighborhood of Manhattan! Review of Locanda Verde in TriBeCa, Manhattan, December 8, 2011

Landmarc in Tribeca, NYC (my Yelp Review)

Don’t miss this great restaurant by Marc Murphy (of Chopped) in Manhattan!  Here’s my Yelp review … Review of Landmarc, located in TriBeCa, Manhattan, December 7, 2011.

Wayfare Tavern (my Yelp Review)

Review of the Wayfare Tavern, San Francisco, December 3rd, 2011 Don’t miss this one – we had a great time!

Yountville Celebrity Chef Birthday Tour – Part II

We kicked off my 48th birthday celebration this year with dinner at Zuzu in Napa, and picked up steam from there.  The crescendo meal for the weekend was a mid-day dinner at the French Laundry in Yountville, a three start Michelin restaurant owned by Chef […]

Does OpenTable Suck (away profits)?

While planning a recent dinner outing to Incanto in the Noe Valley of San Francisco, I was struck that the restaurant has an electronic (web-based) reservation system that is NOT OpenTable.  Incanto is run by Chris Cosentino, a two-time contestant on Iron Chef, who specializes […]

New York City: Two Days, Four Feasts!

I’m a lucky guy.  A few weeks back I “won” an all-expenses paid, two-day trip to New York City in exchange for a few days of meetings with potential investors in my company.  Conveniently, said investors all happened to have offices in Manhattan, which is […]

Yountville Celebrity Chef Birthday Tour!

What do you give a 48 year old guy for his birthday when all he really wants is a KTM (hint to Laura) to add to his already over sized collection of dirt bikes?  How about a weekend food trek in the Napa wine country?!   […]