Monday, March 9, 2009

Hell and Hot Sauce On Wheels!

You've seen every episode of Top Chef, Hells Kitchen and Iron Chef and are convinced you can make it if you really fry in with your own little bistro on wheels? Before you tell the boss to shove it and throw in the red stapler, read Serious Eats' report on the ins, outs and endless search for parking that came with LA's Kogi BBQ taco truck's territory. May I take your order?

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Rock Of Love Bus: Mud, Sweat & Beers!

The ever-awesome Chickbomb is back with another "no hos barred" Rock of Love Bus recap. Which of Bret Michael's prospective soul mates wins MVP of Mudbowl III and gets to jet off on a private date to his show at Billy Bob's in Dallas and attend the intimate after party for two. Lastly, but not leastly, though maybe a little bit yeasty, find out which ho's torrid tour ends in Music City USA. Will it be Beverly, Ashley, Mindy or maybe even a girl whose name doesn't even end in a "y". Hi-yo!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Never Mind Milk, Got Moleskin?

Stuff White People Like # 122 reports on the moleskin notebook, highly coveted by creative Caucasians in coffee shops from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon. The handsomely bound, blank paged tomes aren't any better at documenting your caffeine induced random thoughts than the drug store variety. But somehow like overpriced java, The Colbert Report and indie rock, they just make you feel smarter. Write on!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Top Chef: Ciao, Fabio!

Grub Street's Michael Alan Connolley dished with Top Chef's Fabio Viviani, the latest chef-testant to be sent packing (though possible fan favorite) about his upcoming cookbook, culinary aspirations, how his mother is doing and what makes chef's such great lovers. Mama mia!

As for Episode 13 itself, I can't believe Carla got away with a non-alcoholic cocktail just because she doesn't drink. If it had been a pork roast competition would the judges have let Ms. Hootie Hoo substitute eggplant instead? I think not. Therefore, Jeff should have won and Stefan and Hosea been sent packing. Still it was great to see Gail Simmons again and Padma looked even more delicious than usual in her black Mardi Gras dress.

Lastly for a view from the judge's table, dig into Tom Colicchio's blog to read about how Jeff royally shucked himself with his oyster dish, what made Carla's cuisine reign supreme and how you can help rebuild New Orleans if you can't make it down to Bourbon Street to stimulate the local economy personally.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Rock of Love Bus - Rollin' on a Riverboat

After a brief absence for naughty nurse (and expensive shoe shopping) duties the ever obsessive Chickbomb is back with another no-hos-barred Rock of Love Bus recap. This week's skank-tastic analysis includes a must see makeover challenge, an awesome riverboat cruise and a last night on the tour for the "girl" Bret suspects is packing a little something extra under her trademark tutu. Hi-yo!