Summer is a time for vapidly empty weekend schedules, oppressive humidity and asphalt streets that almost steam with resignation from heat that is almost cruel. Today was that kind of day. I found myself with nothing to do this Saturday, with the family out of town, enjoying internships, camp and assorted travels here and there.
We have a winter storm coming. Schools are being dismissed early, and my Board meeting today will be a call. If you’re contemplating cooking dinner, might I suggest braised short ribs? Last Sunday, I was early at the grocery store and saw that they had both boneless and with-the-bone beef short ribs. Together, they make
I took an UberX from the airport last week, and my driver was awesome. He was from Georgia, the country that straddles Europe and Asia and which used to be part of the Soviet Union. I asked the driver, Irakli, if he missed Georgia. He said he didn’t, except for the food. Soon, we started
Sometimes, you just get lucky. Our family is a huge fan of Vietnamese food: the clean flavors, the fresh vegetables and herbs, and the silky and sweet Vietnamese-style iced coffee. When the Atrium Mall closed and took with it our favorite Vietnamese restaurant, there’s been a gap in our dining itineraries ever since. There certainly
One of the benefits of a Plan B Christmas? A food tour, while Mrs. T. and our daughter napped during the day. And, a different Christmas Dinner. More below. On Christmas Eve, I headed to my favorite pizza place, Max and Leo’s. They have a coal-fired oven that cooks thin pizzas in just a few
Among the amazing birthday gifts my friends gave to me was this: a whole smoked brisket from The BBQ Don. I’m a huge fan of BBQ, and as I’ve written before here, The BBQ Don has the best brisket I’ve ever tasted. When I told Mrs. T. about his upcoming Thanksgiving Special, she enthusiastically thought