It has to have A FLAVOR

Carter Green loves food as much as I do, or maybe more. Not sure I would have eaten this head-on fish he devoured on his honeymoon last year.

Carter Green loves food as much as I do, or maybe more. Not sure I would have eaten this head-on fish he devoured on his honeymoon last year.

I love people who love food as much as I do, and one of those people is my best friend Jaime’s husband, Carter Green.

He loves food. No matter what you make him, he acts like it’s the best thing he’s ever tasted, and I think he’s being totally sincere every single time.

Carter also loves to update me when he’s tried a restaurant he loves. In his book, a restaurant gets top marks if it has a mysterious quality he calls “a taste,” as in, “It HAS to have a taste.” To him, the equivalent of a four-star experience is a restaurant that has not only “a taste” but also “a flavor.” Having “a flavor” is a big deal.

On Friday, I got this voice mail from Carter with his 30-second review of Bella Vita Bistro, a local Italian restaurant at 120 N. West Street. I’ve already reviewed it, but his summary was so delightful, I didn’t even mind that he didn’t know that.

Carter Green’s 30-second review