A.Weisman Once Ate...

The traveling tastings of a free time foodie.

"Eat It Don’t, Tweet It" parody video lampooning culinary paparazzi (i.e. moi).

*Note: Sorry I’m not sorry.

Braised Brisket Sandwich with red beet-horseradish slaw and muenster cheese on toasted sourdough. Mushroom and Cheddar Toast with poached eggs and parsley. Oysters. Lobster Roll with smoked bacon and spicy mayo. Bloody Mary with chipotle, roasted artichoke, oyster and shrimp.

Jeffrey’s Grocery.

West Village.

*Note: A seriously delicious New England-style brunch in New York City.

Grilled Corn Mexican Style (with chili powder, lime & cheese).
Café Habana.
New York, NY.
*Note: Nothin’ betta.

Grilled Corn Mexican Style (with chili powder, lime & cheese).

Café Habana.

New York, NY.

*Note: Nothin’ betta.

Must See: Jiro Dreams of Sushi.

An hour and a half of the most beautifully shot sushi porn accompanied by a perfect soundtrack and expert storytelling. Here’s what I learned: sushi is about creating the perfect union between rice and fish, rice should be served at body temperature, massage octopus for 50 minutes before serving and do what you love & love what you do. Always strive to do better and you will never grow old.

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is the story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3 star Michelin review, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar.

For most of his life, Jiro has been mastering the art of making sushi, but even at his age he sees himself still striving for perfection, working from sunrise to well beyond sunset to taste every piece of fish; meticulously train his employees; and carefully mold and finesse the impeccable presentation of each sushi creation.

At the heart of this story is Jiro’s relationship with his eldest son Yoshikazu, the worthy heir to Jiro’s legacy, who is unable to live up to his full potential in his father’s shadow.

READ ALSO: Instead of eating sushi ten times a month, eat it one time a month, but pay ten times as much… That’s how you can really experience what sushi is about.” -David Gelb, Director

The Fastest Growing Restaurant Chains In America [Business Insider]. 
Five Guys is number one?! Consider it next on our list to try.

The Fastest Growing Restaurant Chains In America [Business Insider].

Five Guys is number one?! Consider it next on our list to try.

Whole wheat bagel with cream cheese, lox & tomato.

Russ & Daughters.

New York, NY.

*Note: What are jew lookin’ at?

(But seriously, this lox just changed the game.)

Candy bar pie. Crack pie. Birthday cake truffles. My family.

Momofuku Milk Bar.

New York, NY.

*Note: For those with a sweet tooth, this is hands down the best dessert in the city.

Scrambled eggs. Breakfast potatoes. Roasted tomato. Orange juice. Coffee.
The W Hotel.
New York, NY.
*Note: a perk of parental visits.

Scrambled eggs. Breakfast potatoes. Roasted tomato. Orange juice. Coffee.

The W Hotel.

New York, NY.

*Note: a perk of parental visits.

Potato latke+sour cream+applesauce+caviar.
My gran’s kitchen.
On Christmas morning, my family eats latkes. This year, we tried something different in addition to the traditional toppings—sorry for bogarting the caviar.

Potato latke+sour cream+applesauce+caviar.

My gran’s kitchen.

On Christmas morning, my family eats latkes. This year, we tried something different in addition to the traditional toppings—sorry for bogarting the caviar.

Avocado toast. Farmer’s Market breakfast sandwich.

local.

Soho, NY.

*Note: My “local” coffee shop. Also try the dirty chai. Easy like a Sunday Morning.

Friiiiiiied pickles.
Whitmans.
New York, NY.
*Note: Tiny, great burger joint, but the best part of the meal was the “crack kale”—lightly fried and salted. And if you ask your Kat Von D lookalike waitress nicely enough, she will serenade you with Aretha’s Franklin’s “Chain of Fools.”

Friiiiiiied pickles.

Whitmans.

New York, NY.

*Note: Tiny, great burger joint, but the best part of the meal was the “crack kale”—lightly fried and salted. And if you ask your Kat Von D lookalike waitress nicely enough, she will serenade you with Aretha’s Franklin’s “Chain of Fools.”

Lobster Reuben.

Joe’s Stone Crab.

Miami Beach, FL.

*Note: You think Miami, you think Joe’s Stone Crab. It’s the best anywhere in the country and if anyone begs to differ, I gladly accept samples from the competitors. What few realize, however, is that next door to the Heat players and tourists sucking stone crab meat out of its claw in the more formal dining room, sits a recently renovated take-out area of the restaurant. And it isn’t just about ze crabz, it’s about the LOBSTER REUBEN, y’all! So whether dining in or taking out, obey the restaurant’s slogan and do as my dad, Billy, did and…“EAT.AT.JOE’S.”

Sadly, my good camera was swiftly stolen upon arrival to NYC. And as the new model is currently on back order, I am forced to eat my way through the big apple and not have the photographic evidence to be accountable for my actions. So, as soon as Best Buy lets it happen, the #foodporn shall continue! Any day now, S100, you.will.be.mine.

Sadly, my good camera was swiftly stolen upon arrival to NYC. And as the new model is currently on back order, I am forced to eat my way through the big apple and not have the photographic evidence to be accountable for my actions. So, as soon as Best Buy lets it happen, the #foodporn shall continue! Any day now, S100, you.will.be.mine.