Where We Eat: Caribbean Crown and Pujol

My wife’s boss has been harping on me, through her, for years about eating Jamaican food. He insisted that I give it a try. I have largely ignored his suggestions, namely because the one time I had Jamaican food was at this “fast food” type shack that played loud reggae music. I found the food to be too sweet and boring. I changed my tune a bit […]


Listen: Singles from Powers, Tanya Batt and Beautiful Small Machines

While warding off the dream demons, one should probably listen to a bit of: I can’t say I was enamored by Powers new song “Touch the World” when it first kicked off. I mean it was just some lines about superman and superfly and, well, we’ve been there done that. But holy ghosts of fried food pasts, when the chorus hits, it was impossible to […]


Cook: Pulled Tempeh Pizza Salad

Last Tuesday I visited Eats American Grill in South Tampa and, due to circumstances out of my control, I ate a whole basket of fried pickles with no help from anyone around me. Alright, alright, someone did sneak one from my grasp, but the rest of the basket was all me. The following night I visited a vegan pizza place and kindly offered to dispose of […]


Click: Topless Woman Trashes McDonald’s, Pulled Spaghetti Squash, Killing the Fun and Other Things That Caught My Eye This Week

What was so good about the week leading up to Easter?  Let me show you: Recipes: Tempeh Fish N Chips from One Green Planet Graham Cracker Nut Butter from the Healthy Foodie Lemongrass Tofu Bowls from Sprouted Kitchen Pulled BBQ Spaghetti Squash from The Chubby Vegetarian Smokey Sweet Potato Tempeh Scramble from Connoisseurus Veg Superfood Peanut Butter Eggs from Blissful Basil Vegan Lemon Curd from Gluten Free […]


Record Store Day at Mojo Books and Records

  Happy Record Store Day! Z-Bot and I decided to celebrate 2014′s version at Mojo Books and Records in Tampa. Why Mojo’s? Because inside they sell records and outside they hold a vegan bake sale. It is like Mojo had me in mind when they originally set this thing up. I stepped inside to get my fix of music first. I was most interested in picking […]


Listen: A Single Solitary Track from Church of Philadelphia and Double Shots from X Priest X and Bleeding Rainbow

If you happen to get a pile of veggies and lentils together for a party, you’re liable to hear a bit of this: My experience when it comes to religious indie rock is pretty much zero. It’s not that I wouldn’t be into, I mean I base what I listen to on whether it sounds good not the connotations behind it. I just haven’t heard much […]


Cook: Lotsa Veggie Lentil Soup

“I don’t always get sick, but when I do I prefer Progresso Lentil Soup.” -Most Interesting Man in the World (circa 2004) Fun fact: before becoming the spokesman for Dos Equis and their most interesting man in the world campaign (which launched in 2006), Jonathan Goldsmith actually auditioned for the same role at Progresso soup. Unfortunately the ad campaign was shelved due to internal strife. […]


Listen: Smothered Beets of Malibu Shark Attack, DeQn Sue, Baby Baby and John Steen

Smothered beets in a siki siki salad. Sounds best like this: Rocky O’Reilly and Tribe One are the two masterminds behind indie rap group Malibu Shark Attack. Both of them have come from previous acts, probably the reason that their debut album starts off with the lines “I hate it when my favourite bands go on indefinite hiatus and later announce a new side project. […]


Cook: Beet, Pear and Avocado Salad with Onion Vinaigrette

After months and months of nothing but a liquid/mashy diet, the Z-Bot has finally started eating real human food. I’m talking tofu, rice, yogurt, fruits and veggies. This really changes things. Now when I settle in for a bit of cooking, I no longer need to prepare two completely different dishes. Instead, I can make one dish and tweak it to meet the tastes of […]