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About 3starbackpacker

I'm just an average guy who loves to eat and travel. I backpacked to every 2007 Michelin 3 Star in the world in less than 12 months, have over 350 stars under my belt, and have eaten (and drunken) my way through over 70 countries downing anything and everything that looked vaguely interesting.

Washington D.C. Grub: Ben’s Chili Bowl, Ray’s Hell Burger, the Dairy Godmother’s Frozen Custard and More

Photos for Washington D.C. area grub up. Review to come. Ben’s Chili Bowl Ray’s Hell Burger The Dairy Godmother’s Frozen Custard Cafe Nola

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Wolfgang Puck’s Michelin 2 Star Spago. Really?

Photos up for Wolfgang Puck’s Spago in Hollywood, courtesy of my bro and his Olympus Digital Camera (which I admit is a lot nicer than my Leica). Spago is hugely popular in LA and an institution for Californian cuisine, but … Continue reading

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The Bazaar by Jose Andres

Great dinner of modern tapas at the SLS Hotel in Hollywood. Very El Bulli-ish, stylish and hip. Photos up for now. Review to come.

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Pink’s Hot Dogs Los Angeles

The LA institution for hot dogs. It’s a lot of calories, but yeah, pretty tasty. Eitherway, as usual, photos up for now. Review to come.

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Return to the Wolvesden: LA’s Underground Foodie Mecca

Another awesome meal at in the Wolvesden with rising, talented chef Craig Thorton (aka Wolvesmouth). Photos up for now. Review to come.

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Publican

Photos for Publican up. Review and descriptions to come along with Chicago Michelin predictions.

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Top Chef Masters’ Rick Bayless’s Topolobampo

Photos up for now for Top Chef Masters Winner Rick Bayless’s Topolobampo in Chicago. Descriptions and review to come.

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Graham Elliot

Graham Elliot photos below. Review and descriptions to come.

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Chicago Michelin Predictions: Longman & Eagle at 2 Mariani Stars

Photos for Longman & Eagle. Gotten a lot of great press as a whisky gastropub in Chicago, and per Mariani of Esquire got 2 Stars in his Michelin Predictions. Photos up for now, review and descriptions to come.

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Chicago Eats: Hot Doug’s, Pizzeria Uno and Al’s Italian Beef

The top 3 Chicago eats per all the foodies was hot dogs, deep dish pizza and Italian beef, and top of the list was Hot Doug’s, Pizzeria Uno and Al’s Italian Beef, respectively. Photos below. Review to come. Btw, Hot … Continue reading

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