Category: Food and Drink

Daddy’s medicine

During the World Cup, ESPN Senior Writer Wright Thompson became enamored with a hot sauce he found in Central America. Inspired (or, perhaps a little sauced himself), he put out a call for short...

Pine Nut Mouth

I blamed the banana, and I blamed it in a number of four-letter ways that would’ve made my mom wash my mouth out with brands of soap only familiar to Russian intelligence agencies and...

Spring and savory

Last week was a busy one. No time for shopping, planning, or menu-creation. Everything was on the fly. The wife went to Whole Foods to pick up our locally grown order and shot me...

The juice connoisseur

“So what comes with the quesadilla?” he asked the waitress. It was after midnight and the dude was getting his food comped by the poker room. “Vegetables and cheese,” the server. She was patient....

The man who gave me King Cake

Knowing what a King Cake is makes me feel special, even though it’s only special in the way that anyone who has ever been to Mardi Gras is part of the club. Nonetheless, knowing...

It’s what we do

It’s chilly out–somewhere in the 40s–and we’re not wearing jackets. The Super Bowl will kick off in two hours.The boy and I stand across from each other and he screams, “Run!” And so I...

Cocaine cabbies

It’s ten o’clock in the morning and I am in rough shape. I left the club some time after 3am, somewhere around the time I remembered I was 36 years old and most of...