Monthly Archives: February 2010

Who Polishes The Horns? Adventures in Istanbul Eating Part 6: Furreya Fish House

Back in Squaresville aka Texas, USA, once 9 pm roll s around your dining options begin to seriously dwindle. Yeah, there are places open but alot of prime choices [particularly family run] are closed or about to close. Not so … Continue reading

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Real New Orleans Style Restaurant in Marble Falls, Texas

“Are y’all having a Fat Tuesday celebration out there today?”. It’s Mardi Gras and I’m on the phone with a man at the Real New Orleans Style Restaurant in Marble Falls, Texas. “No sir, we don’t go in for that. … Continue reading

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Who Polishes The Horns? Adventures in Istanbul Eating Part 5: Siirt Seref Kebap Salonu, Since 1892

The usta [pit boss] has his game face on today. After a 90 minute hike out of Sultanahmet I’m in serious need of sustenance but my confidence is high. I’m about to try slow cooked Siirt [ southeastern Turkey ] … Continue reading

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Who Polishes the Horns? Adventures in Istanbul Eating Part 4: Emin’s Place

When the cat from Senegal [a fancy lad] pulls out his congo I figure things might get a little rififi. Then the guy from Romania whips out his violin and it’s flat out on! Afro jazz beats slap up against … Continue reading

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Who Polishes The Horns? Adventures in Istanbul Eating Part 3: Sehzade Erzurum Cag Kebabi

In spite of my dressing down in Istanbul, the roving rug salesmen have me fingered as a money-mark from USA. I wear a backpack, keep my boots scuffed, and try to stay as non-descript as possible. That being said, these … Continue reading

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Who Polishes The Horns? Adventures in Istanbul Eating Part 2: Boris’ in Yeri

Once you muscle your way past the sidewalk hawkers trying to corral you into one of Kumkapi’s numerous fish restaurants you can find some good places to eat. The backstreets of this lovely neighborhood are chock a block with fresh … Continue reading

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Black’s Barbecue Supremacy Now Undisputed

There has been a lot of legitimate debate over the years regarding the hierarchy of Lockhart barbecue. When I first started my treks out to Caldwell  county to eat smoked meat back in the early nineties, I was of the … Continue reading

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