I’m from the East Coast originally, but I’ll be the first to tell you: There is nothing better than an In-N-Out Double-Double after a night of service. As a chef, I appreciate a food business that only has five things on the menu. I’ve never had a bad In-N-Out burger, and that says a lot about what they are doing. For under $3, it is super-meaty, super-cheesy. It doesn’t get better than that—especially when it is tempura-fried in my restaurant, Torc. Photo courtesy of Sean O’Toole As a contemporary American restaurant in Napa, we focus on really good products. We try to prepare whatever that may be in a way that best suits it. It doesn’t really matter if that[…]

3/03/173/03/17 Think that burgers aren’t part of the Whole30 program? Guess again! This clean and crave-worthy burger recipe is the perfect high-protein post-workout supper — each five-ingredient burger offers a whopping 46 grams of protein per serving. In addition to removing sugar, dairy, alcohol, and legumes, the Whole30 eliminates all grains from your diet, so you won’t be serving up your patty on a traditional bun. Instead, opt for one of these vegetable bun recipes that keep the nutritional impact high and the carb count low. Ingredients 1 pound ground meat (chilled in freezer for 15 minutes) 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder Directions Preheat the oven to 350°F. In large mixing[…]