Listen: Prom Night Gems from Wonderful Humans, Carousel and Lon Rangur

Collard greens and lima beans slow cook just right when you are listening to: Moments after I posted their last track “Edge of Night” Wonderful Humans sent another this way. “I Never Knew” puts on a dizzying display of neon pop goodness and is perfect for this time of year. How’s that? Everywhere I go in Tampa it seems to be high school kids dressed […]


Cook: Collard Greens and Lima Beans Soup

This week the governor followed up his snakes in the swamp decree by offering a reward for any Floridian who got their hands on a Skunk Ape. I joined three of my best buddies, including Beast Mode (Calla Lily) and we headed out in search of that elusive critter. We searched high and low through the Florida backwoods with nary a sight nor sound (nor smell). […]


Wishing You All TheBesty

If you’ve vacationed south recently (like to the bottom of this website) you probably noticed the new setup of my favorite restaurants courtesy of TheBesty. TheBesty is a website designed to help people discover the best restaurants and dishes in a particular city (doesn’t matter if it is home or away). These lists are created by food bloggers, travelers, even common people like yourself. Anyone can make a […]


Food Pairing 101: What Goes Well With The Cad by Cuban Cigar Crisis?

Some friends go on a trip to a remote cabin in the woods. Chaos ensues. There are buckets of blood, campy gore, plastic wrapped dead bodies and a crazed murdering general on the loose. Those are just a few of my favorite things from the new Tobe Hopper directed…er, Cuban Cigar Crisis video “The Cad.” It is certainly not for the faint of heart. “The Cad” serves […]


Artist’s Cookbook: What’s (Not) Cooking with Lewis Hurrell?

Since the World Cup is coming our way in a little over two weeks I’ll use a bit of a soccer analogy to describe songwriter/producer Lewis Hurrell. He is an American, from Sebastopol, California, who holds dual citizenship as a result of being born in England. That means if he was a soccer star he could elect to play for either country in the World Cup. […]


Listen: Singles from Tiny Victories, YLUV and Little Earthquake

While eating a sandwich covered with the most popular American salad dressing this side of 1992, may I suggest a bit of: Imagine if the younger version of yourself could listen in on your conversations of today. Would they recognize you? Would the words coming out of your mouth sound like anything that younger you ever would’ve said? Those are some of the thoughts that Tiny Victories’ new tune […]


Cook: Portobello, Caramelized Onions and Garbanzo Fritters in a Pita

This is the story of two plumbers who will forever be linked in plumbing lore. Their connection to each other runs so much deeper than just their ability to fix a sink or unclog a toilet. Our story begins worlds apart, one in the remote Alaskan bush and the other in the hippy dippy eccentric district of Asheville, North Carolina. In the early 1950s, Steve […]


Food Flavored Song: “Sloppy Joes” by VOMITFACE

There is no greater pairing in the history of the world than a nice sloppy joe with a face full of vomit. At least that is what VOMITFACE will have you believe. After all, their new single “Sloppy Joes” evokes just this type of feeling. To make it worse, they grunge drop some lyrics about salmonella and toxicosis. Thankfully the song is nice enough to […]


Listen: The Latest Hits from Wonderful Humans, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Work Drugs and The Provincial Archive

Savory pancakes full of sauerkraut go down smoother when slathered with: A trio of Wonderful Humans who hail from New York City. They make pretty catchy, electro fabulous tunes. Wonderful Humans is an offshoot, as the three members are also part of three other “successful bands” of different genres. That’s about all I can tell you about them as, in this world of selfie obsessed look […]