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Save the Earth, Eat a Burger.

Earth Day today, the one time a year where you might get your neighbor to park his SUV and ride a bike for a bit. While you are out cleaning the neighborhood, or generally being good stewards of the Earth, you might get hungry. Well I got a burger for you, big BEEFY burger, full… Continue reading Save the Earth, Eat a Burger.

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Bacon & Eggs Empanada

Empanadas are Swiss army knives in the cook's repertoire. You can fill them with almost anything from sweet to savory, they bake they fry, they even can saute'.  Hand pies are awesome to make ahead, but with this recipe from genius kitchen, you don't even need to, with good ole can of biscuits in place… Continue reading Bacon & Eggs Empanada

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Happy Birthday TITO!!!!

Today is the mambo master's birthday, good ole Tito Puente.   WW2 veteran, honorary doctorate holder, and closer of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta,  Tito's musical life spanned over half a century. That's a lot of good times had by all, especially by him who seemed to be boundless in energy and joy in his… Continue reading Happy Birthday TITO!!!!

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Rockyfest

Here we are, coming around the corner. Coming out of the dark.  Heading into temperate weather which warms the soul.  We look for things to take us outdoors, things to refill our work depleted spirits. Looking toward the weekend, you may want to get outside, feel your toes in the grass, get some beer in… Continue reading Rockyfest

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Baked Eggs with Leeks

Most people tend to steer away from Leeks, thinking they are the tougher, larger cousin of the green onion, but that's simply not true. The Leek gets a fantastic mild flavor when they are cooked down, with almost a floral undertone. These are easy to prepare dishes that can go from your oven to the… Continue reading Baked Eggs with Leeks

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Biscuit Egg in a Hole

Saturday breakfast is sacrosanct.  Sure people put alot of stock in Sunday brunch, we do too, but Saturday is the time to reflect on the week, think about how things are going, connect with family and friends. It is also a good time to eat something greasy and outstanding  if your Friday night went a… Continue reading Biscuit Egg in a Hole

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Deviled Eggs to Make Your Momma Green with Envy

I'm about to say something bordering on sacreligous around here during Easter. Now,  hold on to your bonnet because I am about to really cause a Southern storm. I make better deviled eggs than my momma. Don't get me wrong,  hers are good, but they aren't drop your jaws good.  These are just that. Sophisticated with… Continue reading Deviled Eggs to Make Your Momma Green with Envy

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One Man’s Hash is Another Man’s Treasure

The cast iron skillet holds a vaunted place in our kitchens. They don't have to live in a cupboard but instead dwell upon high on the stove, ready to go at a moments notice.  Over the years we have used them to sear steaks, fry chickens, even make the best Chicago Deep dish this side… Continue reading One Man’s Hash is Another Man’s Treasure

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Fireball in the Sky

Today in 240 BC, was the first record of Halley's comet.  The Chinese astronomers called it the "broom star". While we won't see it sweeping the sky again until July 28th 2061, you can enjoy the cocktail now. Besides, with Easter right around the corner who doesn't need a flaming shot of courage to impress… Continue reading Fireball in the Sky

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Pimento Cheese Hush Puppies

While not a true brunch staple,  we have made this recipe several times. These little bites of the South are perfect as a starter, or a side for other fair. The comeback sauce is just that. it will make you come back for more. Oh sure, you could just buy pimento cheese and some hushpuppy… Continue reading Pimento Cheese Hush Puppies

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Sometimes You Just Gotta Let Go.

The Portuguese know how to do the day after. They got a sandwich so decadent they suggest you only eat two a month for health and well being. So, if you swang for the fences the night before and need a bracer for the day ahead think about saddling up to one of these behemoths… Continue reading Sometimes You Just Gotta Let Go.

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The day after St. Patricks day

Look we get it, you went full tilt boogie and did the Erin Go Bragh-thing all the way, but unless you fed an army, or have a family the size of the brady bunch, you probably have a big ole hunk of Corned beef brisket sitting in the fridge. Well fellow traveler, let me tell… Continue reading The day after St. Patricks day

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I Call it the Transcontinental Railroad

No secret today is the most Irish of days, heck everyone is a little Irish on St. Patrick's day. Here's a little thing that I like to imagine came to fruition while the Chinese and Irish immigrants were working on building the railroads from the east to the west. Perfect for St. Patty's day finger… Continue reading I Call it the Transcontinental Railroad

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The Paloma

No secret we all dig margaritas around here. Sometimes though you want something a little more honest, a workin man's margarita if you will. This guy hits the spot. if you can find juaritos grapefruit soda, go for it, if not a good dollop of grapefruit juice and club soda will certainly work. Don't go… Continue reading The Paloma

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A Bird in the Nest is Worth Two Somewheres Else

OK if you haven't noticed, we like eggs, we like hashbrowns, and we like muffin tins.  These guys are great little birds in the nest. I would take the avocado and actually make either guacamole, or mousse, and serve this with a nice sourdough. Ladies and gents, brunch is Served.    

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Chilaquiles

Some days are diamonds some days are pearls, but almost every day around here is Mexican food day. This meal goes great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and pairs well with OJ or margaritas, that is an all around winner that you need to keep in your repetoire. Life doesn't get much better than  with… Continue reading Chilaquiles

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Who’s Afraid of Gin?

Today, Virgina Woolf delivered her manuscript for her first novel "The Voyage Out" a woman's journey from a repressive household to intellectual stimulation. Ms. Woolf turned out to be quite the central figure inspiring today's feminist movement. So, men get off your duffs and go make your woman equal a drink named after this pioneer. … Continue reading Who’s Afraid of Gin?

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A New Brunch Fave

Sometimes, Brunch doesn't have to be fancy, it's just got to be good! This sandwich will please the most discriminating palette, it's easy to make, and it's good to go in a moments notice. That's a win in our book so in a pinch for something to eat with your mimosas give this wonderful avocado prosciutto… Continue reading A New Brunch Fave

On The Road

An Ode to our Favorite Crustacean Sandwich

In my youth I spent many a night down at the beach hurting my head for the following morning.  Groggy, bleary eyed, I knew salvation was right down the road at The Big Oak Drive in. Two shrimp burgers  and a large Pepsi later,  I was then prepared to meet whatever the waves were going… Continue reading An Ode to our Favorite Crustacean Sandwich

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go……

Today is a special day in our lives, Theodor Seuss Geisel, or as he is more commonly known, Dr. Deuss, was born today in 1904. His words are timeless, and entire generations have learned valuable lessons from his books. So, in honor of this great man, lets raise a glass of a cocktail named after… Continue reading Oh, the Places You’ll Go……

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Once you go taco you never go backo!

We are big fans of Frankenstein foods. This one fits the bill to a "T".  Breakfast is a winner in these parts, so is tacos. This is a no brainer.  Welcome to your hearth and home the fabulous Breakfast taco.    

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Yakamein

If there is something that is known locally in the Big easy, it's how to heal a sore head. Some people have made a living out of curing hangovers.  Legends and wives tales abound, but people in New Orleans swear by this bowl of help. If the lines between night and day got a little… Continue reading Yakamein

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Hey y’all Comrades!

Today is Russia's Defender of the Fatherland day. It's also the day the flag was raised on Iwo Jima. Celebrate these two opposite milestones in one fantastic drink.  It's name is distinclty Russian, while the drink itself is from the good ole US of A. Yes, the cup matters, and no don't skip on the… Continue reading Hey y’all Comrades!

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Toad in the Hole

If there is one thing the British have down pat, it's breakfast. From drover's platters to the toad in the hole, they take breakfast seriously, you should too.  No one is really sure where the name comes from, but most agree it is the sausage peaking up through the batter looks like a "Toad in… Continue reading Toad in the Hole

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Fritta-ta-amazing

Frittatas are a great way to use up leftovers in the fridge. Fast, easy , and economical everything you should need for a brunch. This combination tastes fantastic, so try the    Asparagus and prosciutto Frittata    

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A drink with on foot in the past, another in the future

There was a time when the giant's of industry rode cable-cars all around Manhattan changing the world and making great many things. Sadly on this day in 1957 the last cable car in New York was retired, and while time and technology stops for no one, it would be neat to kick back and think… Continue reading A drink with on foot in the past, another in the future

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