I know, I know, it’s a slow news day (and I’m feeling lethargic after lunch), but I thought I’d throw this debate out there anyway:
IKEA is having their annual Kräftskiva (or all-you-can-eat Swedish crayfish party) on August 19. $9.99 for adults/$2.49 for kids under 12.
My question: Is this something you’d attend?
Before you jump to answer, here are some points to consider:
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In the history of time there are a few moments of brilliance that stand out in my mind. Newton discovers gravity. Galileo proclaims that the Earth revolves around the Sun. Einstein develops the theory of relativity. May I add one more? James St. Peter decides to put a donut in the freezer. You always thought the only good donuts were advertised behind a glowing neon “Hot Doughnuts Now” sign. Well, you were wrong. Mind, prepare to be blown.
You can’t stop reading now.
More and more friends are traveling to Spain on holiday, and can you blame them? Incredible food, the nightlife of Barcelona and Madrid, stunning countryside dotted with century old vineyards and, of course, great wine. If an escape to the land of Spaniards isn’t in your summer travel plans then why not drink like you were there. I have recently tried several wines from Spain that are as tasty on the palate as they are pleasing to the pocketbook. A few selections were sent for editorial consideration.
I love a Spanish Cava, the light, refreshing and inexpensive bubbly from the Penedes region of Spain. A great go to Cava is Segura Viudas Brut Reserva. Created by using the traditional methode champenoise from Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel-lo grapes, this sparkler is filled with lemon and lime, pineapple and mango. Crisp and dry with good acidity and a finish that makes you want to enjoy another sip. Continue reading "What to Drink Now: Spain"
Here is an update on Hayley Hamilton’s earlier post announcing Food For Thought 2011, a celebrity chef event on August 6 at The Tower Club to benefit Big Thought. The organizers have announced an expanded list of chefs and sponsors. Details below. Buy tickets here.2 Comments »
Dining out was once so simple. You sat down in a restaurant, ordered whatever sounded good, ate it, and went on with your life. Now you need an advanced degree in epidemiology before you’re qualified to choose an entrée. Every day, we get bombarded with health warnings about food: too much added sugar will kill you if excess salt doesn’t get you first. Menus are loaded with politically charged, often slippery buzzwords: “sustainable,” “organic,” “locally grown,” “free range,” “grass fed,” “genetically modified,” “farm raised.” Go ahead and order red meat, but that cow had best been raised on tall-stem Texas blue grass handpicked by a nun.
Many area producers and restaurateurs have their hearts in the right place, but I can’t help but be suspicious of some who tout ingredients as “organic” or “local.” This is Texas. There is no such thing as a locally grown tomato in January. Organic is even more confusing. If your butterhead lettuce was sprayed with an “organic” pesticide such as a bacterial toxin or pyrethrum or rotenone, can it really be considered organic?7 Comments »