Default - Two Guys from Italy on my first date with my wife. Abroad-Buca Mario in Florence for their rendition of Ribollita. Locally-Lucia, Driftwood, TJ's and FT33(All Awesome).
My current drink of choice:
Water or Creme Brulee from Cassis in Plano, TX Beer-Paulaner Hefeweizen Spirit-Bombay Sapphire with tonic and a twist of lime
I really wish I could:
Use the cleaver like Martin Yan, make interesting scientific dishes like Heston Blumenthal, and convince everyone to volunteer at a community garden/plant backyard garden to help cure hunger and get away from GMO fruits and veggies
My "Go-to" dinner party dish:
What would you like me to bring?
My favorite comfort food:
Soups of all kinds, hot peppers (sweating is comforting), black eyed peas, corn bread (Jiffy), my dad or my own bbq
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
Local- see thread http://www.chowhound.com/topics/494595 Abroad/Out of State-Fat Duck, Bray,UK; El Bulli- Spain, La Capilla in Zaachilla, Oaxaca, Mexico for the Chile en Nogada or Nieveria Niagra next to City Hall in Oaxaca City, The SMA Supermercati in S Rome on Viale Beethoven (EUR) who had the awesome roast pork sandwich, and the Argentinian restaurants I will prolly go to soon
My most tattered cookbooks:
Cookbook are for those who follow rules. If I baked I might own a cookbook!