In which you hear about the time I nearly died because of a ham sandwich. It was a perfect ham sandwich that brought me to the brink of an untimely death. Somehow, that all seems appropriate for me. I suppose I’d better tell you the rest of the story.It was a fine summer day in 2005, when I jumped into the car and headed south to the Eugene area, to talk to a timber … [Read more...] about Of an Untimely Death, and a Ham Sandwich
I started this site in late 2004. At some point or another, I have managed to alienate every reader at least once. Private emails frequently follow. I have collected a good amount of my favorite comments and a few stories. I thought I'd throw in a few of them. Spelling errors are intact, all are from 2006:You are a stupid idiot. As a matter of fact you are dummer then … [Read more...] about My Favorite Comments and Dining Out Stories from Reviewing
Jeffrey Morgenthaler in Eugene Oregon writes an entertaining blog about bartending and (cough) "mixology". Always a good read, this week he's written an article on "My Five Guilty Pleasure Drinks", talking about his secret love for vodka, cheap beer, and Jägermeister, among other scandalous things. I've been wanting to ask readers here what their guilty pleasures are. What food … [Read more...] about Your Guilty Food Pleasures?
I'm not sure how it happened, but 2007 marked the Nutmeg Renaissance. [By "Salty Cod" - Note: this article is fictional. A joke. Not serious. We thought it would be obvious, but we were wrong. Thus, this disclaimer. Proceed with caution. Read with care.]No one knows precisely why, but nutmeg became the hot ingredient last year, a triumph it hasn't enjoyed for several … [Read more...] about Taste of 2007? Nutmeg
Every Waiter's Fantasy Everyone who works in a restaurant has a point where they want to destroy a difficult customer.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSj5stmFkQ0 … [Read more...] about Friday Humor: Video Of Every Waiter’s Fantasy