Friday, February 20, 2009

You Never Take Me Anywhere

At loose ends?  No weekend plans?  I'd love to offer a few suggestions.

Michael Smith, owner of both Michael Smith and Extra Virgin is a semi-finalist for the James Beard Outstanding Chef Award, 

and Colby Garrelts (who owns bluestem with his lovely wife Megan) is a semi-finalist for the Best Chef: Midwest.

And while this spot is gourmet, it's gourmet burgers.  Mr. Blandings and I attended an event at Blanc Burgers + Bottles last night in their new location at Mission Farms and it was terrif.  We were already fans of the Westport location, but, you know, it's cold so we went South.


Karena said...

Both Michael Smith and the Garrelts are excellent chefs. I love Bluestem and am familiar with Michael's creativity from when he was the co-owner of 40 Sardines.

pve design said...

Come to NY and I will take you everywhere.
The oldest and best burgers are here on the moon.
Must admit, that looks good.

Kathleen said...

That hamburger looks very good!

Renee Finberg said...


that burger looks great

xx have a nice weekend

maison21 said...

after that picture, guess i know what i'll be ordering at dinner tonight!

Grant K. Gibson said...

You have inspired me to make a yummy dinner- I am going to grind my own ground beef and have a lovely bottle of wine.