Those of you who know me personally know that this is long overdue.
One of my favorite pasttimes is hunting out the best new restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries. One of my other favorite pastimes is sharing my discoveries. In a way it feels like matchmaking, you know? I love helping friends find the perfect restaurant for their birthday dinner or the best bakery for coffee with an old friend. With The Paper Airplane's new Food & Drink section, I'm so excited to bring my food and drink discoveries to all of you!
Now, before you other food bloggers lament, I do have some "foodie street cred" from my real life (off the interwebs.) You can read a little about it in my bio [here.] It was a very tasty time, my friends.
When it comes to food and drink, my passion is in discovering the places that create dishes and drinks that are authentic and reflective of its own unique food scene. Maybe that place is down home, but out-of-this-world mouthwatering like Franklin BBQ in Austin, Texas or maybe it's someplace pushing the envelope like Noma in Copenhagen. My favorite part about exploring new restaurants is that it can truly be the cheapest, short form of travel. If you can't spring for a plane ticket to Chiang Mai, Thailand, you can still feel transported there for a few hours with a feast down the street at Andy Ricker's Pok Pok.
Ultimately, The Paper Airplane food and drink philosophy is to find unique places to share new memories with the people we care about. Some of the best meals in my life were the best because the food was great (obviously), but also because it was the perfect setting for the occasion and with the right people at the right time.
So what to expect? Restaurant reviews, authentic products, recipes, hostessing tips, it'll all be here! I hope you came hungry.
First up: On Monday we'll dish on where all the cool kids are brunching in Lima, Peru... El Pan de la Chola bakery.