Click: Vegan St. Patty’s Day Recipes, Fugazi Covers, Beastly Pretzel Sliders, A Non-Dairy Milk Guide and Other Things That Grabbed My Attention This Week

The Germans certainly know how to make meat. But can they make vegan meat? That was a topic that I researched extensively this week. Turns out they can. Here’s more of what I “extensively” researched: Happenings: Does Being Vegan Really Help Animals? Mellow Mushroom now offers a “Vegan Favorites” Menu Vegan Peeps Exist and Can Be Turned Into Vegan S’Mores Eating A Week of Food From Beyonce’s […]


Food Flavored Song: Hum Dilly Dum by Voxx

My favorite Tampa nightspot has been trying some pretty radical things this month in hopes of bringing in a few extra bodies. One of the experiments was to hold an anthropologist/history teacher night. The club agreed to waive the entrance fee and offered a free drink to anyone who could explain cultural relativism or discuss the significance of the Kellogg-Briand Pact. When I first saw this night […]

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Listen: Work Drugs, American Wrestlers, Mating Ritual and Bone Chimes

That traveling salesman that bedded Ms. Barley and made her dispense of two babies in one short afternoon? One smooth criminal. Here’s some other smooth tunes to soundtrack that lovemaking: I played a game last night where we had to think of the second word that came to mind after someone shared a different word. My word was smooth. The first word that came to mind was […]


Cook: Farro, Artichokes and Greens

Years ago one of the cereal mother grains, Ms. Barley, got knocked up by a traveling salesman. He had come to her door hoping to pawn off some of his large supply of malt. When he removed his hat and smoothed down his hair Ms. Barley, who was like an unmarried version of a desperate housewife, led him to a grass field. It was here that the two of […]


Food Pairing 101: What Goes With Bailey’s Brunch at Carmel Kitchen?

Is it any wonder that Carmel Kitchen is rolling out their new Bailey’s Brunch menu in South Tampa? After all, South Tampa is to brunch as Paris is to lovers. At least that is what I’ve heard from my friends with the funny haircuts. You see I don’t live in South Tampa and I don’t do much brunch. I frankly find both of those a bit…shall […]

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Food Flavored Artist: Pale Honey’s “Youth”

Recently my obsession has shifted from the darker, deeper, denser taste of Black Honey to its more pale cousin. The taste, while different, is not a complete change of course. Black Honey has a layered taste, one that begins like an overwhemingly musty garage and ends like a religious woman falling to her knees in prayer. Pale Honey sort of skirts in and out of the garage tinged frame. […]


Listen: Turn to Crime, The Colourist, J. Viewz, The Wombats

Shamelessly plugging Braveheart quoting sandwiches is not the easiest thing in the world. Add a few dribbles of these tunes and plugging becomes slightly more bearable: I’m not sure if there is a bigger slacker in the vegetable world than collard greens. These bad boys are all dressed up and afraid to get dirty. So, they just sit there waiting and growing gigantic. They pair […]


Cook: Cutlets, Collards, Buffalo Aioli Sandwich

“The problem with seitan, is its full of wheat. If you can’t get it out, let’s breed it out.” -Tender Branson, 2011 So that’s me quoting me paraphrasing King Longshanks (in Braveheart) most likely butchering some Atila the Hun call to arms from the 451 (year, not zip code). I’d imagine that from the time it was fired off by synapses to the time it crossed my lips hundreds […]


Press Release: Laser Spine Institute Officially Donates 25,000 Meals to the Tampa Bay Community

Here’s a followup press release to last week’s Give & Grub review: March 3, 2015 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Laser Spine Institute announced today that it has surpassed the 25,000 mark for meals donated through its Give & Grub food truck program, an initiative aimed at reducing food insecurity in Tampa Bay. Supported through an integrative partnership with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Feeding America Tampa Bay […]