Just Another Snake Cult and Avocado and Kale Salad Topped with Lemongrass Tofu

“My salad days, when I was green in judgement and cold in blood…” -Cleopatra in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra Some days it seems that everyone is eating salad. Vanilla salad. The kind that is made with iceberg lettuce, a couple round tomatoes, some shredded carrot or thinly sliced cucumber and a packet of lite salad dressing on the side. I watch it being shoveled into […]

Salad Days Mix

Salad Days Mix: Donora, A Place to Bury Strangers, Kalle Mattson, Fixers, Wonder Villains, Tic Tic Boom!, the Forty Nineteens, GodWolf, Drink to Me and More…

I’m not going to sit here and pretend I was a Minor Threat fan my whole childhood. In truth, Minor Threat was one of the last punk bands I got into. By the time their discography hit my CD player I had been to so many hardcore places that my ears were ringing. But it was their song “Salad Days” which first got me thinking […]


Where We Eat: Sawatdee Thai and Dinosaur Feathers!

A few weeks back I had a day off of school so I decided to try and see how the “other half” lives. By that I mean the people who don’t have to leave their warm soup because one of their kids stole an ice cream sandwich or a parent needs to have a conference. The ones who don’t have to have a working lunch […]


Apple Pie Samosas Kishmished by Horse Feathers and Future History

Anytime I go for Indian food I make it a point to get at least one samosa. I love those things. Stuffed with just the right amount of potato, onion and spice and wrapped in a nice crispy shell, I have yet to meet a samosa I didn’t like. So I started thinking the other day (as I eyed an outgoing Caribbean woman who was […]


Food Flavored Song of the Day: Honey Honey by Fallon Cush

Despite not being a honey fan, every spring I take my class through a writing unit on advertising. Their goal? To create a brand new type of honey, make a jar for it, write a commercial and videotape it. The group of kids I have this year have taken it further and done more with it than ever before. My honey fandom is improving though. […]


Deconstructed Hummus Tattooed by The 65’s and Ourlives

A few years back I was at a karaoke party that catered to academics. In between bad renditions of Bob Dylan songs I could barely make out a conversation between two people I didn’t know. They were going on and on about the deconstruction of something really boring. I yawned a few times, audibly like Chris Farley in a chimpanzee movie, but they didn’t seem […]


Food Flavored Video: Cuban Cigar Crisis Does Silver Goons

The new video from Cuban Cigar Crisis features some tossed drinks, next generation zubaz pants, a chorus that reminds me of SNFU’s hey day and some of the finest apple eaters this side of 80. There is also a boat if you are into that kind of stuff.


Lentil and Irish Cheddar Soup Fueled by Real Grass, We Were Evergreen, Work Drugs and the Glammers

Each morning I awake from my sleep, stumble around for some clothes and then take my dog outside to do his thing. I try to remain on the sidewalk, not wanting my feet to touch this horrible thing that Florida calls grass. It isn’t the grass from my youth. It most certainly isn’t the grass they have in Ireland. According to this article in the […]


West Side: Sam Densmore, Anabot, Urban Fries and a BBQ Portobello and Cheese Sandwich to Bring it all Home

It wasn’t that long ago when J-Fur sat me down at our kitchen table and said “We need to talk. Seriously. You have a kitchen gadget problem.” I stared into our crowded kitchen and thought for a second. There was the immersion blender but that thing really helps make soups without the mess of pouring into a food processor. I’ve had one two many nights […]