I was just cruising Harry Hines and I stopped in to Antoine’s just near the Oak Lawn intersection. Ordered my usual: minced ham, with chow chow, provolone cheese, and extra pickles. A deal at $2.99. Antoine’s has been around at least 30, maybe even 40 years and they haven’t changed their menu of Po-Boy sandwiches much. The original is also a great sandwich (ham and German salami with the same condiments I listed above) and the homemade baklava is delicious. They run daily specials and you can get a sandwich, chips, and a drink for $3.69. (4234 Harry Hines. 214-528-5291)12 Comments »
Freshman year of college, a boy I liked drank Fat Tire. Before meeting him, I had probably only tasted Bud Light and Zima. I thought Fat Tire was just about the coolest thing ever, even though I wasn’t crazy about the taste.
If I knew where that boy was, I would tell him about the Libertine‘s upcoming Beer Dinner, featuring the New Belgium brewery. It’s on January 27 at 7pm. New Belgium makes other beers besides Fat Tire (La Folie? Blue Paddle? Anyone?), and they are pairing these others along with delicious Libertine foods. Jump for the menu.1 Comment »
If you were a fan of Omnivore’s Dilemma or Guns, Germs, and Steel, you’ll like Anne Mendelson’s Milk: The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages. I’m about a third through the book, and it’s extremely detailed (almost textbook style,) but still a good read. (Ever heard of Swill Milk? Ugh.)
The book is also part recipe, although Mendelson calls almost exclusively for unhomogenized milk (notice the cream line on the cover)—something that I’ve never noticed in any of our local markets. Anyone have a source?3 Comments »
For all you Facebook addicts out there: You can get a free Whopper (if fast food is your thing) by un-Friending 10 people. Yep, you gotta ditch 10. It’s called the Whopper Sacrifice. While I can think of 10 people I’d like to get rid of (insert evil laugh and light tapping of fingertips together here), a Whopper isn’t worth it.
Now you know…5 Comments »
For all you Top Chef fans, here’s an interesting interview with first season contestant chef Lee Ann Wong, who is now culinary supervisor on the show. She talks about what goes on behind the scenes, what people really think of Toby Young, etc. Wonder if she ever hears from this guy. Sigh.
Here is a link to an insane, in a good way, bacon creation. Would somebody make this over the weekend and send a report with pictures? Thank you. (And PK.)2 Comments »
Before you spend another minute pushing your grocery cart up and down the aisles looking for that affordable gallon jug of wine, stop by Pogo’s to hit its dot clearance sale. The markdowns are significant, so feel free to splurge without the guilt. You’ll find deals like Bousquet des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape 2005 Chante Le Merle for $45.49! It’s regularly $69.99. You can also pick up Champagne on sale. Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut is on sale for $25.99 (regularly $39.99). Now that’s a reason to celebrate.2 Comments »