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Cook: Walnut “Taco” Salad

“A culinary creation that baffles the human mind. A 12,000 calorie salad.” -Bud Light Real Men of Genius Commercial You may remember from 1998 to 2008, Bud Light ran a series of commercials aimed at highlighting the men who work in overlooked professions or those who had out of the norm character traits. These included such important men as Mr. Paranoid of the Ocean Guy, […]

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Click: Cheap Girls, Bacon Grease, Guy Picciotto, Waffle Tacos and Other Odds and Ends That Caught My Attention This Week

For the last two weeks, here’s what has been running through my mind: Recipes: Vegan Waffle Tacos (Linked at Vegan Crunk) Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake (Not Vegan) (One Perfect Bite) Lemon Raspberry Pizooki (Vegan Yack Attack) Tofu Chops (Vegan Dad) Tampa Happenings: Mayor’s Mac and Cheese Throwdown (May 10th) Tampa Underwater (Last Week) Taste of Pinellas (May 9th and 10th) The Walking Dead Escape (May 10th) Articles: Philly, Birthplace […]

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Food Pairing 101: What Goes Well With Beth Thornley’s New EP?

Magnolia and Gabrielle. Britney Spears in Spring Breakers. Pixies in Fight Club. Tom Petty in Jerry Maguire. Every once in a while a film director perfectly pairs a song with the scene that is playing out before your eyes. It is such a flawless union that song and clip cease to exist separately. They become forever intertwined, you can’t have one without the other. A […]

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Cook: Arizona Navajo Taco (50 for 50 #5)

A couple years ago bleacher report did a list of the 50 biggest sports whiners. This head band wearing, racket throwing, umpire molesting, tennis player took home top billing. Well last week I made a batch of beans that would give John McEnroe a run for his money. I’m talking WHINERS with a capital every letter in the word. These guys wouldn’t shut up. They […]

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Major League Gluten Free Avocado Tacos With A Side of Magic Bones

So remember that bag of avocados I had? Well the soup wasn’t enough to rid myself of all that it held so I needed something else. I became enamored with the Crispy Baked Avocado Tacos from the Chubby Vegetarian and those avocados quickly hit my kitchen counter for their transition into taco hood. These things were easy to put together and quick. In order to meet the […]

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Where We Eat: Anise Global Gastrobar

“You get what you pay for!” was a quote my middle school science teacher shouted every time a clutzy teen dropped a beaker on the floor that broke into a gazillion pieces. It was his attempt at a humorous mantra that was met with mostly bored hormonal eyes. Can’t blame him for trying. For the most part Tampa is filled with restaurants that give you […]

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Wildebeest Tacos Laced with PEDICO and Starkeeper

My niece E arrived in town yesterday to do some exploring of Florida’s wildlife. She was being accompanied by her cop friend on the trip. J-Fur and I met the two of them for dinner at Ella’s. Between bites of fried green tomatoes, spicy taters and cheeseless pizza, a thought occurred to me. Dude, I’m a wildebeest. This thought was followed by a number of […]

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Denver Eats: Watercourse Foods

Remember when I told you about accidentally booking a spring break trip to Denver? Well I enjoyed the fruits of that late night mistake this past weekend. I must say, it was EVERYTHING I expected. First and foremost, it was cold. How cold? Imagine my ex-girlfriend. Now put her on ice and toss her to the bottom of Lake Michigan in December while listening to […]

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Baker’s Dozen: Interview with Trapdoor Social

We’re back with another installment of the Baker’s Dozen Interview Series. This time we get up close and personal (or as close and personal as the internet waves allow us to) with Trapdoor Social. Band members Merritt and Skylar and I talk about such things as environmental activism, sustainability, spicy foods and Death Cab for Cutie. We then head off to the kitchen for a mean […]

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