Browsing all articles from January, 2011

Where we eat: Bricco painted with Alcoholic Faith Mission and U.S. Royalty

Here I was with punk slogans and pictures all across my jacket sitting in the same restaurant as stuffy lawyers, businessman and the governor spending his last few days in office. Needless to say, Bricco was an experience I don’t get to enjoy too often. It is an upscale restaurant in downtown Harrisburg, PA. The restaurant is a collaboration between the Olewine School of Culinary […]


Carmelized Onion and Gorgonzola Lasagna browned with Adam and the Fish Eyed Poets and Cold War Kids

Last week I was creating a menu based on what we had leftover in the refrigerator. Way in the back, buried behind yogurt and an old cheese stick, was an unopened container of Gorgonzola. I don’t buy cheese without a specific intention so I must’ve planned on using it for something but through the holidays and our trip to Pennsylvania the original intention had long […]


Food Flavored Song of the Day: Coconut Bible by Yuck

The band Yuck, not to be confused with my feelings about coconut, has done some absolutely wonderful songs that have made their way across my MP3 player in the last year (check out “Automatic” and “Georgia“). “Coconut Bible” is another. It is the b side to their “Holing Out” single. If you ask me, the Bible should never be a b-side. This song is no […]


Lemon Turnover Topped with Tart Cherries and Galvanized with Blisses B. and Ruby Coast

It is science fair time for my class. I’ve seen a variety of different projects from vinegar testing in volcanic explosions to moldy bread to what type of liquid freezes faster. Strangely absent is any batteries involving citrus. Not to worry. After making this puff pastry dessert (and before eating it) I embedded a penny and galvanized nail into the frosting and connected it to […]


Blazing Tots Crafted with Peter, Bjorn and John and I’m From Barcelona

Randy: Napoleon, give me some of your tots. Napoleon Dynamite: No, go find your own. Randy: Come on. Give me some of your tots. Napoleon Dynamite: No. I’m freakin’ starved. I didn’t get to eat anything today. A swift kick to the pants pocket follows and Napoleon’s tots are crushed creating a mashed mess.   This scenario, played out on the big screen in Napoleon […]


Food Flavored Song of the Day: Breadcrumb Trail by Buried Beds

There was one time, when I was a kid, that my mother had tired of my antics and she ordered my father to walk me into the woods and leave me there. My father obliged. As he grabbed me and began dragging me out the door I frantically looked for a slice of bread to foil their plan Hansel and Gretelstyle. We were all out […]


Barbecue Stuck Pot Rice and Potato Burritos Crispied with The Goddamn Rattlesnake and Chetreo

Danny Briere, a diminutive man by NHL standards, didn’t score a goal last night for the first time in six games. I tried to think of a streak that I was on that could match his goal scoring prowess. It didn’t take me long to realize that I had eaten tortillas at five straight meals. There was that burrito on Friday night, then these burritos […]


Where we eat: The Lime squeezed by Mekenzie Zimmerman and Alex Winston

There have been many celebrations over my five years in Tampa that have taken place at the Lime, anything from birthdays and wedding showers to academic ones such as completing a qualifying exam or thesis. It wasn’t a celebration that took J-Fur and I back there yesterday, unless you count getting my haircut as a party worthy event. It also wasn’t the Jets/Patriots game that […]


The Birth and Death of Tofu Menudo, Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers, Tyevk and Tally Ho!

It took just twenty minutes after work for me to go from an accidental baby shower to an unexpected death. It is amazing how closely related these two major events always seem to be for me. I guess life is like a department store, where there is an entrance there’s bound to be an exit close by. In Mexico, a dish that may accompany gatherings […]