Image: Bourdain Guts and Glory Wildly (not a typo) known for his egregious food escapades, Chef Anthony Bourdain takes on his first annual Guts and Glory Tour through our good ‘ole North American states. His globe trotting food and culture binges range from eclectic metropolitan cities such […]
When it comes to meat, I have a love-hate relationship. I love to consume it in all it’s glorious forms. I try to eat it in moderation because if I truly let myself go my vegetable garden would go to pot. And I do love veggies in all of their glory as well.
Back to the matter at hand. The Periodic Table of Meat is brilliantly contrived. Without begging revision of the chart, H2B seems the most stable of the elements. Who doesn’t love a burger with bacon? Any other option opens up ground for questioning one’s purpose for ordering a burger in the first place. The Noble Meats deserve a tip of the hat at minimum as out of all the contenders they do indeed fit the description of highest rating on the “Yumminess Scale”. BBQ ribs might fit the bill for this category but I’d defintely replace Sloppy Joes and Hot Dogs with Duck and Brisket for the sole reason these are items that not only are yummy, but are also unforgettable when prepared slowly with care.
I’d like to see seafood as a separate image completely. What would you like on a Periodic Table of Meat?Image: Pleated Jeans
As a new subscriber to Lucky Peach, I discovered a meticulously descriptive article on Dim Sum. In the mid 90’s, I traveled the entirety of China’s eastern coast and consequently partook in daily dim sum for weeks on end; a repetition that nearly eradicated my love for […]
Wild corvina is easily obtained from most fish mongers. Realize that “corvina” is a general term for over 200 varieties of salt water fish. It is a class of mild flavored, sweet, large flaked fish that holds up well to grilling. Some say it resembles snapper, but I think the flavor and texture profile is more adaptable. Sometimes corvina is labeled as sea bass, croaker, or drum fish, aptly named because of the sounds they resonate in their native ocean environment. I chose a catch off the coast of Honduras. The cut I purchased is similar in size to a full filet of salmon at your local market. It fits in your baking baking sheet; no worries.
Cranes Roost Park
Saturday, Feb. 16th 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, Feb. 17th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Uptown Art Expo showcases art, color, music, and food. The streets and boardwalk along the lake are perfect for a leisurely stroll through fine arts exhibits and plenty of nosh at this 2nd annual event. International Street cuisine and good old-fashioned festival foods available throughout the event. I’ve inquired about specific vendors and will update as soon as I receive more info.
The festival is free and will feature a Chalk Street Painting masterpiece creation, street performers, and live music performed by Marty Balin of Jefferson on Saturday and Firefall Trio on Sunday. The Uptown Art Expo even entertains the kids with face painting, a bounce house, and a sand art station.
To find out more details visit Uptown Art Expo
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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]wenty’s era enthusiasts and mixologists unite! A modern twist on the speakeasy is quickly bringing those in the know to their knees. Err, phones. If you want entry into this quaint and lively third floor Pine Street bar, you’ll need to call Hanson’s Shoe Repair for the daily password. Grab that ‘ole rotary and dial 407-476-9446 to unlock a new bite of culture in downtown Orlando.
Mark your calendar for Thursday, Feb 7th for the Burlesque show!
Lasagna is an all day event at my house. I begin in the morning preparing the sauce from scratch. No jarred stuff, just a crock pot on low and lots of love. I’ve toyed with the same family recipe for nearly 15 years, varying some ingredients depending on my mood, and the mission to continue toward perfection. This recipe is for cheese lovers and those who love the progressive aroma of slowly developing flavors.
Photo: Hotel Healdsburg Pigs & Pinot If you’ve ever doubted the decadence of pork could pair eloquently with wine, here is your opportunity to melt all fears. Charlie Palmer’s Pigs & Pinot celebration deserves a spot on your calendar this and every spring. March 23rd will kick-off […]
Bechamel Sauce is the Beginning of All Things Creamy Easy bechamel sauce as the base for any cheese sauce. Once the roux is ready, add other cheeses, spices, seasonings, vegetables you like. Use this sauce to make grandma’s Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese!
UPDATE: I found a wonderful video about a guy named Dan. He digs into his pocket every day to patients at the Michigan Cancer Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Watch this video for a dose of true humanity. http://www.starbucks.com/everylove He’s even started a donation site at Dan’s Coffee Run.
A funny thing happened on the way to work at my local Starbucks. As usual I assessed the drive through versus parking lot upon entrance, deciding the quickest line of service. I chose to park and walk in. Eight customers deep I waited patiently in body but not in mind. A double queue, I am up for order and overhear the guy next to me being told “I’m buying today” by the cashier. “Interesting,” I think, assuming he’s a superstar regular. I come here almost everyday, but whatever. To my surprise I am told the same after my order.
I observe the staff chattering about the systems being down and notice the registers are blank. I realize that Starbucks is serving all customers as usual during these, the absolute most profitable hours of the week… gratis. That’s right. For free. Without a glitch business as usual ensues. Customers order and are served their morning saturation without a hitch.
My day changed. My mind changed. We’ve all endured the ‘cash only our systems are down’ situation somewhere at some point. My local Starbucks decided not to disrupt business but instead deliver the expected and nothing less; coffee, breakfast, atmosphere, and superb customer service. Kudos to the staff at this location who kept the line moving just like any other busy Friday morning, knowing the losses but never imparting it to the customer.
A genius business decision and we noticed!
Critical and repetitive observation indicates Friday morning as the busiest by far at my local Starbucks. Granted I frequented a nearer store prior to my new favorite location. My old regular addressed me by name, knew my usual order and greeted me with pleasure. I usually decline or avoid superfluous morning conversation before having at least four to six ounce of caffeine fully circulating in my veins. But the great folks at Starbucks have eased that transition for years.
Thank you Starbucks for making my third place rock that much more.
Photo from Florida Burger Lover Fiddler’s Green Irish Pub rem·i·nisce /ˌreməˈnis/ Verb: Indulge in enjoyable recollection of past events. Synonyms: remember, recollect A colleague recently turned 29, yes for real, not 29 again. As per usual, the birthday person selects the lunch venue and the fun […]