28 Oct 2013

Top 10 Food Trends Of 2013 – Forbes

Artichoke Oysters_3

“Some of this year’s trends are retro (deviled eggs, lobster rolls), others are have been popular around the fringes and are entering the mainstream (Korean ingredients, Mexican tortas, octopus), while others are good for you (upscale vegan) and the environment (wine on tap).”

Read the rest of the post and see the slide show on my Forbes site, Seat 1A, by clicking here.

27 Jun 2013

Andy Quoted in Conde-Nast Traveler

Five Guys Burger (Photo credit: miamism)

From the story Airport Restaurants That Really Are Worth the Trip by Paul Brady:

“Washington’s Dulles International may be my least favorite airport in America. It’s far from the city, public transit is an ordeal, check-in and security are madness, its trains and people-movers inevitably drop you off far from the gate, and the commuter plane terminal in Concourse A is awful. The one saving grace of the entire airport? It’s the first place I encountered Five Guys Burgers and Fries…”

Read the full story in Conde-Nast Traveler.

03 May 2013

Five Reasons Tequila Is Good For You – Forbes.com

Agave plants growing on highlands and lowlands. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1 – “Tequila treats you the same way you treat it,” says Steve Calabro, bartender at Rick Bayless’s Red O in Los Angeles. “If you aggressively slam it back, it will get mad and return the favor.”

Start with a quality tequila. Your first clue is to look for “100% Agave” on the label. Under Mexican law, tequila must be made from only the blue Weber agave plant (pictured) from the Tequila region in the state of Jalisco.

Read more in my Forbes story.

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28 Jun 2012

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05 Apr 2012

Spago co-founder Barbara Lazaroff.

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22 Feb 2012

Red O $100 Margarita

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10 Jan 2012

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28 Dec 2011


Andy’s Top 10 Food Trends List makes CNN’s list of Top 10 “Top 10′s”

24 Oct 2011


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14 Oct 2011

Chefs gather last month to kick off Dine LA Restaurant Week.

Are Restaurant Weeks Good For Restaurants? – Forbes.com