Virgil on December 24, 2010

Talking to my mother, this has been the Christmas dessert in her family as long as she can remember. It has also been the Christmas dessert my entire life and this has carried on to my children. This year is the first year my mother will not make it, as she no longer has a […]

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Virgil on December 24, 2010

Looks like the person with the worst dish is going to get ANOTHER pass. If so, the show has become a farce. Yep, Spike goes home and Jamie skates again. She must be serving Tom Colicchoo more than food and Jen (bogus elimination in a previous episode when Jamie didn’t even cook) must have refused […]

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Virgil on December 19, 2010

Five-Maudies – Highly Recommended As far as I am concerned, Bistro 491 is tied as the best restaurant in Augusta. Only one other shares this standing, La Maison. The two are different, so a direct comparison cannot and should not be made. Bistro 491 rocks. The restaurant has been around for 10-years and I had […]

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Virgil on December 18, 2010

I wrote a previous article about Travel Channel getting it completely wrong about the history of barbeque in the United States. I am watching Chopped on Food Network and just saw an ad spot with Paula Deen saying that the technique of smoking meats, bacon in particular, was originally taught to the settlers in Smithfield, […]

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Virgil on December 17, 2010

This post has nothing to do with food other than maybe the obligatory brews after a game. This is from rugby’s glory days (in my opinion, this is when I was playing in South Africa), one of the best trys ever made in a New Zealand v Barbarians game in 1973.

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Virgil on December 16, 2010

I’ve been meaning to comment about this show, the third episode is tonight. I wanted to post this before the show because I am hoping that they reverse last week’s elimination. Jen was eliminated and there were three other chefs that should have gone before her. I believe that Tom Colicchio and crew have integrity […]

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Virgil on December 13, 2010

Five-Maudies – Highly recommended Without a doubt, the best restaurant in Augusta. Very upscale, you actually get sorbet before the main course. You can wear a shirt and slacks. I would not recommend jeans or t-shirts. This is the ideal place for a romantic dinner. Wine list is exceptional, has been commended by Wine Spectator […]

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Virgil on December 13, 2010

I love lamb shanks and it is one of Little Buddy’s favorite meals because the bones she gets are the best! Even better is laying on the floor in front of the fireplace on a cold winter night. It is nasty weather outside tonight, rainy and cold, perfect for the fireplace. One of these days […]

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Two-Maudies – don’t bother I can’t believe the high reviews for this restaurant on Sure, it is well known. I saw George W there on the campaign trail in 2000 (big woop). This place gets 5-stars for the zillions of items on their buffet. Unfortunately, quantity does not necessarily equate to quality. I have […]

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Five-Maudies – Highly recommended This is what we call here, 100-mile barbeque. That is barbeque you would drive 100 miles or more to eat. There are very few of this caliber of barbeque in any state. Jackie Hite’s is one of them. Funny thing is that a couple blocks away is a much more well-known […]

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