I was enjoying restaurant wars on Top Chef tonight until the judges made the worst decision ever. They gave Dale the boot and let Lisa move on. I was so irritated that I swore off the show forever. I was even more disgusted then when they kicked Sam off in Season 2. But then I came to my senses and thought maybe I was overreacting. But really, how many “top chef” lives does that girl have? She’s not a very good cook, nor can she work well with people, which, last time I checked, are two of the most important assets to have as a chef. She throws people under the bus to save her own behind or makes excuses when her dishes are criticized instead of taking responsibility for her actions. You know, I changed my mind. If that “cook” becomes the next top chef, I’m done……and I mean it this time.12 Comments »
Here is what you should do: Join the fun folks (I’m talking to you Mary Kimbrough!) at Food Roots for an all-day outing that will visit several local farms, orchards, and vineyards. The timing couldn’t be better—you’ll be able to pick all kinds of berries, fruits, and sample all kinds of local produce. Can’t make the trip on the 21st? Sign up for their newsletter and keep up with future opportunities.
A reader asks where she can go (locally) to pick her own strawberries/blackberries. I found this, but I’ve neither heard of nor been to anything listed.
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A Disher with lots of time on his hands, begs this question: Is this stuff real or Photoshopped? Who cares, it’s visually amusing. (Love the orange lady stepping into cellulite.)
I really, really like bar snacks. More often than not, I’m starving during happy hour and need something to nibble on, otherwise I’ll be too tipsy too early (which is sometimes okay but mostly disastrous). One of my fave spots, the Library Bar at the Warwick Melrose, is offering an order of free five spice calamari every Wednesday night from 4–7pm. House drinks are also $5. Way better than a bowl of peanuts. Not that I don’t like peanuts.
In news that should make Stephen very happy, Kitchen 1924 is bringing back the Lakewood Lunch Box. This means the full kitchen won’t be up and running, but you can eat at the bar, or take lunch to-go, Monday through Friday from 11am–2pm. Options include all kinds of sandwiches and salads (meatloaf sub, turkey avocado, egg salad), soups, “Big Boy” plates (stew, chicken pot pie), and a few desserts. Follow the jump for full menu and details.
I like it that people like to talk about food, but I really love it when people like to read about food because it keeps my mortgage payments somewhat current. And I welcome
sadists readers who get so into the food scene they start their own blogs. Like Scott Dearmore, a Disher who loves burgers. In between loving burgers, and a serious man crush on Tim Love, Dearmore, has “three incredible kids and an awesome wife.” And now, a burger blog: The Full Grown Burger. So burger on, dudes. Adam, the blogroll please.