Let me introduce myself. I am a married father of two living in Omaha, Nebraska. You read that right, Omaha, Nebraska. I lead a pretty good life. I have a good job, a great marriage, and two beautiful little girls. For years I didn't have hobbies. And then I found one...eating.
Really, it's not just eating. If I am not eating food, I am thinking about food, I am reading about food, and I am making food. Outside of my family and friends and my job, food is my life. I love it. The pleasures of a great meal are some of the true thrills in life. The warmth of the communal experience, the first bite of a great dish, the tingle of champagne on your tongue... For me, eating is about so much more than sustaining life; it is life.
For some, Applebee's is considered fine dining. And for those people, that's okay. It's just not for me. Fortunately, Omaha has many good restaurants and, fortunately, I travel. And what helps to keep me going through all of these trips are the meals.
This isn't going to be one of those blogs where I review and criticize restaurants. No, that's not my thing. There are paid professionals to do that. Instead, I am going to share my adventures in eating at some of the best restaurants in the country and making some of the best food I can. My love for a good meal knows no boundaries. I will go anywhere or try anything. I'm the guy that, when debating between the Mutton Chop and the Prime Rib at Keen's in New York, just ordered both. I'm the guy that, instead of choosing a couple of appetizers at Momofuku Ssäm Bar, ordered all of them. And I am the guy who couldn't decide between Il Cantinori or Nobu for dinner, so just went to both in the same night.
So why should you read "The Gluttonous Gourmet?" There are, after all, thousands of food blogs and websites out there and I am not a professional critic. I am, however, a guy who, like many people out there, lives for food and enjoys, as Martha Stewart would say, "good things." I want to help direct you where to go for great food and drink and help you to learn how to make some of it, too. I invite you to be a part of my culinary adventures. I will tell you about the meals I eat if you tell me about those you eat. I am constantly searching for my next great meal and hope you will be a part of it.
Drop me a line--I'd love to hear what you think and what you're eating!