Ellicott City, Maryland

Ellicott City, Maryland

The reader writes:

Crab cake with fried Saltines (they were incredible) and bourbon cocktails. I love the staircase in this restaurant.

Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi, Georgia

The reader writes:

This was at the Pheasant’s Tears Winery in the Khakheti region, close to Bodbe Monastery where St. Nina rests. Also one of the best meals I’ve ever had in my life. This photo is the salad course, and I think my favorite was the flat beans with cilantro and butter. No, the eggplant with tahini and pomegranate. No, the beet tops with caramelized onion. Okay, I give up. It was all amazing.

Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

The reader writes:

Chicken and waffles. Literally feared for my life as I picked them up (super-sketchy area) but they were worth it, and I thought the presentation was slightly novel.

Union, Kentucky

Union, Kentucky

OK, not really a VFYT, but it was so delicious-looking that I included it:

From Memorial Day weekend up here in Northern Kentucky. This is a venison backstrap (given to me by a friend) wrapped in bacon and cooked over a medium fire. I cooked it to about 150F internal temperature. That’s corn on the cob wrapped in the foil. I rubbed them with grapeseed oil and put salt, pepper, and some fresh herbs on them while they roasted. It was served with a nice side salad.

And finally, a VFYT I hope I don’t see. Here’s the big-ass rattlesnake a St. Francisville guy killed today. Fourteen rattles:

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And here’s the same snake, some time later:

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Says the adventurous chef:

 He’ll be on the grill tomorrow with the ribs.

Happy Father’s Day!