The best seafood restaurant in Amsterdam is Eénvistwéévis, a tiny cafe located a stone’s throw from Het Scheepvaartmuseum, The National Maritime Museum. Chef Klaas has spent decades developing relationships with local fishermen.
The salty old fish men show up every morning at the chef’s backdoor. Klaas carefully selects the best, freshest fishes on offer then begins the hard work of butchering them to prepare for the evening service.
In spring of this year I was hanging out with chef in his restaurant when he proposed that we take a long journey through the canals of Amsterdam on his small runabout. I immediately agreed and filed this report.
Chris Madrid died in 2012 and now he’s surely rolling over in his grave.
His heirs have sold his eponymous burger joint that Madrid founded back in 1977. Continue Reading
I was talking to Joe Frady of Frady’s One Stop when talk turned to the old abandoned building at the corner of Congress and Dauphine Street in Bywater.
Of course Joe immediately named the bar and talked about how he used to run by there for the occasional tipple after work.
Perhaps one day an entrepreneur will breathe life into the old joint.
Horace Burkhart opened Burkhart’s Motor Dining in 1962 at 7525 Burnet Road in what was then far north Austin. Ray Stanish bought Burkhart out in 1971 and did not miss a beat other than renaming the old restaurant Top Notch. continue