The juice connoisseur

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…

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The omnivore and the vegan

The omnivore and the vegan

I was tired when my friend Feldman asked me to do him a favor. “All you have to do is ask Daniel Negreanu a question,”…

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The man who gave me King Cake

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…

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It's what we do

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…

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Cocaine cabbies

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…

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Otis Resolved 2010

Otis Resolved 2010

Last year at this time, I posted a sort of peremptory list of resolutions for the coming year. The way I see it, the top…

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The Dive

The Dive

Part 4 of the November iPhone Photo Project … aka…NaNo-iPho June 2009 The night before Phish hit Asheville, NC, some friends were in town to…

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Drunk in London

Drunk in London

It’s easy to booze it up on the road trips I take. The poker world is full of people who only know two things: poker…

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The meaning of shrimp

The meaning of shrimp

I understand why some people don’t like shrimp. They say they got sick on it once, or it tastes too fishy, or it doesn’t have…

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Spend local

Spend local

I have a theory about people who eat at Olive Garden and think it’s Italian food. I believe they are the same people who get…

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