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My Mid-Life Crisis Love Affair: Raw Oysters

For most of my life, I hated raw oysters. Or so I thought. I think it was my experience with an “oyster shooter” in college, which apparently was not a … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · 37 Comments

Top Chef Seattle Episode 12: Wolfgang Clucks

Episode 11          Episode 13 At one point in this episode Stefan said he was suffering from writer’s block.  The assignment was simple with no special ingredients or … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · 5 Comments

Top Chef Seattle Episode 7: Foiled Again

Episode 6     Episode 8 I called it!  Back in Episode 4, I made the comment: Kristen gets a footrub from Stefan.  She’s gotta take off those socks for that.  … Continue reading

December 20, 2012 · 5 Comments

Top Chef Seattle Episode 5: Pike Place Pickle

Episode 4     Episode 6 It’s week 5 of Top Chef Seattle, and this is the first time in a while that I’m completely sober writing this.   Let’s see if … Continue reading

December 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

Top Chef Seattle Episode 3 – Tom vs Emeril: Turkeypocalypse

Episode 2            Episode 4 Much to my dismay, Bravo decided to run a new episode on the night before Thanksgiving.  When I was working at … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · 5 Comments

Top Chef Seattle Episode 2: A Shock at the Space Needle

Episode 1         Episode 3 It’s episode two and I’m really kind of confused on how to approach this.  On one hand, it’s early in the season and … Continue reading

November 15, 2012 · 8 Comments

Top Chef Seattle Episode 1: Season Premiere

Episode 2 Last night was the season premiere of Top Chef Seattle and I wasn’t really prepared.  I didn’t know until a couple days ago that it was starting already … Continue reading

November 8, 2012 · 14 Comments

Ten Memorable Movie Songs from the 90s

It’s the last Friday of June, so it’s time for my monthly celebration of the 90s.  For those of you who joined late, back in April I mentioned that I … Continue reading

June 29, 2012 · 16 Comments