Cook: Meatloaf Cupcakes with Mashed Potato Icing

It has been written a number of different places, all peer reviewed journals in case you wondered, that on the morning of my birth as the sun rose over the mountains five aunts in different places and completely unbeknownst to each other, laid down a plate of meat loaf in front of their family at exactly the same time. The question this has always made […]


Artist’s Cookbook: Marta’s Pescara Bruschetta Courtesy of Elam McKnight

In four previous albums West Tennessee native Elam McKnight has succeeded in accomplishing a number of things. His first release breathed life into the sometimes stale and tobacco stained “bar band” blues scene. The second one scored some blues chart time in both America and abroad. His third one earned a Best Blues Song award from the independent music awards. Each album met with more success and […]

The Ting Tings Wrong Club Press Shot

Listen: Sing Sings from the Ting Tings, Monument Valley and Singtank

Is it a Pierogi? Is it a quesadilla? Or is it just confused? Who the hell knows. One thing is for certain, as you throw down on your kitchen counter, listen to: Its clear the Ting Tings know a thing or two about confusion. Their big hit a few years back “That’s Not My Name” was all about the confusion of mistaken identity when a […]


Cook: Pierogi Quesadilla with Vegan Dill Sour Cream

So there I was minding my own business, eating some sauerkraut pancakes and writing the pilot for a Breaking Bad style falling from grace story about a 90 year old World War Two vet who realizes he doesn’t have much time left so he goes to work as a drug mule for a Mexican cartel when BH popped up on my Facebook page. She suggested we were on the […]


Click: The Baltimore Drug Scene, Milk Causes Autism, Vegan Search Engines, Tomato Chips and Other Humdingers That Caught My Attention This Week

I was very deep into the Baltimore drug scene and the San Antonio busted inflatable slide scene these past two weeks. When I came up for air, here is what caught my eye: Tampa Happenings Creative Loafing Restaurant Week (Kicks off June 12th) Tampa Etsy Party (Friday) Links 6 Vegan Habits Everyone Should Adopt (Without Giving Up Meat) PETA Jumps into the Autism Debate Crowdfunding for Seattle’s […]


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 […]