The Innocents Abroad on 07/22/2013

Where the Innocents Have Eaten: Maharlika

At the inception ofThe Innocents Abroad, we kicked around many restaurants to profile in New York City, but we always knew that Maharlika Filipino Moderno in Manhattan’s East Village was right at the top of our list. Owing to their good taste, Maharlika’s resident balut (or, fertilized duck egg) expert – head chef and co-owner, […]

The Innocents Abroad on 06/18/2013
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Where the Innocents Have Eaten: Heirloom Café

Where the Innocents Have Eaten: San Francisco's Heirloom Café Runtime2:46 View count324   At San Francisco‘s Heirloom Café, a farm-to-table restaurant in the Mission, the food and wine are all about taking what’s fresh and local and complementing each other. Chef/owner Matt Strauss takes Kate and Nora on a tour of the Ferry Building Farmers […]

The Innocents Abroad on 06/04/2013
Heirloom Cafe

Recipe: Heirloom Café’s Gnocchi

How to make gnocchi Runtime3:09 View count182 The Innocents Abroad went behind the scenes at San Francisco‘s Heirloom Café to learn how to make the restaurant’s popular gnocchi. Let chef-owner Matt Strauss show you how it’s done in the above video, then use his recipe to make your own: Heirloom Café’s Gnocchi You Need: Food […]

The Innocents Abroad on 05/13/2013
State Bird Provisions

Where the Innocents Have Eaten: State Bird Provisions

Perched on the border of San Francisco’s Western Addition and Fillmore neighborhoods, State Bird Provisions – the 2013 James Beard Award-winner for Best New Restaurant – is a restaurant steeped in Bay Area culture. Drawing on the bounty of surrounding farms and the Bay Area’s diverse immigrant population, the restaurant uses a dim sum serving […]

The Innocents Abroad on 04/23/2013
Patati Patata Abbott & West Productions

Where the Innocents Have Eaten: Poutine Throwdown

Where the Innocents Have Eaten: Poutine Throwdown Runtime3:59 View count158 When The Innocents Abroad went to Montreal to film an episode, we couldn’t ignore the city’s iconic dish: poutine. When we asked locals for the best poutine around, we kept hearing about La Banquise and Patati Patata. So we had to try them both and […]

The Innocents Abroad on 03/04/2013
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Where the Innocents Have Eaten: A Salt & Battery

Nestled away in the heart of Manhattan’s West Village, classic English chip shop A Salt & Battery has been making traditional fish and chips for over 14 years. Chef Mat Arnfield grew up in a chip shop himself, and cooked in restaurant kitchens around the UK before being tapped to take over the kitchen at […]

The Innocents Abroad on 02/11/2013
Tortilleria Nixtamal

Where the Innocents Have Eaten: Tortilleria Nixtamal

Tortilleria Nixtamal, a small tortilla factory, restaurant, and cultural center in Corona, Queens that serves up authentic Mexican cooking. Corona is a longtime Italian neighborhood, but a rapidly expanding Mexican community and a need for quality Mexican food laid the foundation for partners Shauna Page and Fernando Ruiz to create Tortilleria Nixtamal. The restaurant’s crowning achievement? […]

The Innocents Abroad on 10/29/2012
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Where the Innocents Have Eaten: La Binerie

Nestled in the heart of the Plateau Mont Royal district of Montreal, La Binerie – founded by Léonide Lussier in 1938 – is the last diner in the city to serve serve traditional Québecois food year round. Otherwise most Montrealers only get to eat these dishes at a cabane à sucre, an annual winter sugar […]

The Innocents Abroad on 10/29/2012
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Where the Innocents Have Eaten: Poutine La Banquise

Watch our videos featuring La Banquise: a poutine recipe and a poutine throwdown. Quebec’s best known culinary export may be maple syrup, but poutine is giving it a run for its money. A glorified fast food dish, traditional poutine consists of fries, cheese curds, and gravy. Unlike some traditional foods, poutine is no sacred dish […]

The Innocents Abroad on 10/29/2012

Where The Innocents Have Eaten: Patati Patata

When in Montreal, we recommend visiting more than one poutine establishment to ensure you can truly identify a good ratio of fries to cheese to gravy. But at Patati Patata, one gets more than just poutine, as the hole-in-the-wall offers up traditional cantine fare with a fresh spin. They offer traditional poutine and a modified […]