We Are All Different

Take Back My Life Plan – 2021 We start from love, an intimate act of passion, romance and human nature. When the world opens up to you, it is full of joy and wonder and all you have is your instinct. You are guided as a precious innocent toddler and start to pick up differentContinue reading “We Are All Different”

Best Shrimp & Grits of My Life – in Jackson Mississippi

Restaurant Name – Elvie’s Type of Food – Elevated Spin On New Orleans Style Cuisine Chef – Hunter Evans Thank God the waitress highly suggested I order the “Shrimp & Grits” after I told her I was a shrimp and grits snob and have had them in all the best regions. (Best region before thisContinue reading “Best Shrimp & Grits of My Life – in Jackson Mississippi”

Do What You Want, Not What They Tell You

Day 10 of 30 of my very own “Take My Life Back Plan” – Geared for chefs, but can be used by anyone. For those of you that don’t know, I own a high end event company called Allen Event Group. We specialize in super high end events that involve food as the star ofContinue reading “Do What You Want, Not What They Tell You”

Take Back My Life Plan – Geared For Chefs

Let me start off by saying I am a chef, one of those chefs that really takes his role in life of being a chef very serious. Like one of those chefs that only talks about food, is always looking for the next restaurant, that is always and I mean always taking pics of myContinue reading “Take Back My Life Plan – Geared For Chefs”

Cedar Chandelier’s Cafe – Ava Missouri – “My Favorite Southern Style Restaurant In Missouri”

As I take my first step inside Cedar Chandelier’s Cafe, and I am literally teleported back into another dimension. An old Time Gospel Band up on the main stage just strumming, plucking and praising his name. Imagine the Movie “O Brother Where Art Though” and that will paint the best picture. Now if you graspContinue reading “Cedar Chandelier’s Cafe – Ava Missouri – “My Favorite Southern Style Restaurant In Missouri””

I Love Tacos – Springfield Missouri

What a name! I love tacos too, and when I kept seeing my foodie friends posting on social media about a new taco shack in town, I had to see for myself. This particular food shack is close to the Springfield airport so remember when flying in or out, stop by for a treat! ButContinue reading “I Love Tacos – Springfield Missouri”

A Miami Venezuelan Restaurant “Rick James” Would Be Proud To Eat At ;)

Holy Smokes Batman!!!!!! This little Venezuelan eatery/coffee shop/authentic spot is fantastic!!!!! Seriously A1 (no pun intended) including fantastic service. As you walk in you might think this is just a coffee shop, but you are wrong, it is so much more. Yes there is an amazing case of freshly baked goodies (my fave is theContinue reading “A Miami Venezuelan Restaurant “Rick James” Would Be Proud To Eat At ;)”

With Nonesuch Luck ~ The Band Has Officially Broken Up

As someone who has dedicated his entire life to food, I have one fear and one fear alone; to miss out on a flavor of times past even though it was in reach. I clearly remember the whimsical words that author Andrew Knowlton of Bon Appetit Magazine named the Best New Restaurant in America inContinue reading “With Nonesuch Luck ~ The Band Has Officially Broken Up”

Foie-gasm in Nashville

As I head out on foot from my hotel situated only blocks away from the infamous Printer’s Alley I feel a glow from the city of Nashville. Keep in mind we are still in the backhand of the Covid epidemic and the city doesn’t feel as busy as usual. Not a lot of cars zoomingContinue reading “Foie-gasm in Nashville”