Happy 7th Anniversary

Today is our 7th Anniversary, its hard to believe our wedding was that long ago already! Last night, we went out to celebrate and had a really great time. We dressed up a little more than usual for our date night of dinner and a movie, so we wanted to get our picture taken. The […]

Yup, it’s real: Bacon Vodka

"A superior quality potato vodka with a savory bacon flavor." – www.bakonvodka.com  

NYC Visit Journal

Since we returned from our trip Erin and I have been asked often “What did you do in NY?” and we have had a hard time answering, since we packed so many things into a couple days. So I decided to list it all out, to try and remember it all if nothing else, so […]

My goals for NYC are food and art – and lots of it

Erin and I are off to NYC this weekend and I am getting hungry just thinking about it. Because the first thing we did when we decided we were going, was to think about where we could go eat. I watch tons of cooking shows and can recognize way too many chefs by name or […]

I’m so hungry… it’s a taco-mergency

This Taco-Mergency food truck, has been spotted around San Francisco recently, but sadly is only a movie prop and not serving tacos at this time. Source: Uptown Almanac

How’s the diet going?

I had a few people ask me recently, “How’s the diet going?” – always a fun question to answer. As you may remember I made a new year’s resolution to shed some lbs with my common-sense diet. Well, I started drinking water like a madman and I gained a few pounds from that – I […]

Pork belly in my belly

I took a one-meal break from my “common sense” diet last night so I could try Braised Pork Belly. When I saw it on the menu I was amazed to realize I had never tried “the Filet Mignon of pork”, even though I have seen pork belly raved about on dozens of the cooking shows […]

2011 is the year to get fit

People always say they can tell I have lost weight. Unfortunately, I usually have not lost any recent weight, and even worse I often know for a fact I gained weight since last time they saw me. So what does that mean? It means that their lasting impression of me is an even fatter version […]

Serious about sammiches

I take sandwiches seriously, so much so I recognize the difference between a sandwich and a sammich! So last night when I decided to make a quick sandwich for dinner, Erin warned me that I would have to have a sandwich again the next day for lunch, I chuckled to myself and said “I guess […]

A Watermelon Tiki sounds good right about now

Had a great Martini at Bonefish Grill in Knoxville. It’s called a Watermelon Tiki or Fresh Watermelon Martini. The drink is hand-muddled fresh watermelon, fresh sour and house-made cucumber vodka infusion. Here is the mixology, that the waitress was kind enough to share: 2 pieces watermelon muddled 2 ounces FRÏS Vodka infused with cucumber Splash […]