Browsing all articles from August, 2011

Thai Bird Chili Tofu and Noodles Spiced by Wise Blood and Capital Cities

The second stage in chili pepper domination found me knee deep in a familiar place, Thailand. Now I’ve never officially been to Thailand but I’ve eaten enough “Thai food” to be an adopted son of the country. With that adoption comes legal papers that allow me to cook food and deem it “Thai” no matter how inauthentic it is. I guess that is a long […]


Ms. Smith Comes to Tampa Boiled Peanut Hummus Slow Roasted with The Vaccines, General Fiasco and Male Bonding

It was suggested one time in Cedar Key that, “A person hasn’t experienced Florida unless they’ve tried boiled peanuts.” It took me seven years but I finally “experienced” Florida. As I slurped one peanut down after another I was surprised to find the texture and taste oddly reminiscent of a bean. I thought nothing more of this similarity until a Facebook response suggested that if […]


Lazy Man’s Tempeh Bierocks Crescent Rolled with The Absent Center, Big Black Delta and Dangerous!

“Laziness grows on people; it begins in cobwebs and ends in iron chains.” -Thomas Buxton I’d like to think I don’t have a lazy bone in my body, that I am always willing to give everything I have to whatever it is I’m doing. But the truth is that I load myself up on projects and activities that are rather time consuming and require a […]


Licking Thai Basil and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream to the Sounds of New Navy, Mild Mannered and Macklemore and Lewis

Seven years ago two words,”Alright, gaaaay,” changed everything I thought I knew about humor. Three years later the trio responsible were back cursing little green insects. What you may not know about Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz are that they are part of a planned trilogy that revolves around Cornetto ice cream and blood. The third installment, currently titled The World’s End, is […]


Peanut Butter Stuffed Hot Peppers Covered in Chocolate Melted by Andy Gibbard, the Handcuffs and Goodman Brown

I was presented with a gift from my co-worker Renee today. It was a bag of these baby chili peppers from her garden. They stared at me throughout our morning meeting and about halfway through I decided to have me a sample. I wanted to check the Scoville Heat Unit on them. The heat was a little too much for my water bottle to handle […]


Some Days Are > Others (Part II)

Two for one Kill Rock Stars records (Marnie Stern and New Bloods) along with Pink of Perfection Quinoa, Zucchini, Garbanzos and Cumin….blackened! Marnie Stern-For Ash via Pitchfork


Farmegeddon Dr. Pepper Seitan Sandwich Slow Cooked with The Breedings and Jens Lekman

Thursday night I had the opportunity to attend a sold out event at Roosevelt 2.0. The event included a showing of the documentary Farmegeddon, a discussion with the director and sampling of local foods and products provided by restaurants, farmers and foodies. WMNF, the local community radio station, played a large role in putting this event together. Farmegeddon, as with most documentaries, had some flaws […]


Where We Eat: Sophie’s French Bakery Eclaired by Skizzy Mars, E-Dubble and Nishwasher

Somewhere amongst the fixed gear bike riders, spirited dog walkers and gym rats that rule Hyde Park Village there is a place where sugar and fat and cream and chocolate are king. That place would be Sophie’s French Bakery & Cafe. While the menu isn’t all crystalline carbohydrates, there are some great soups and sandwiches that will meet the dietary needs of anyone be it […]


The Tastes and Sounds of Downtown (Orlando)

This summer something fabulous is going on in the parking lot of Firestone Live in Orlando. Every Wednesday night from 6:00-12:00ish a collection of food trucks and musicians set up shop to serve local patrons. Dubbed the Tastes and Sounds of Downtown great food is flinging, craft beer is flowing and local bands are performing about thirty feet away on a stage. It is exactly […]