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My First IPCPR…Vegas 2016

As I talked about in my last post, I got pretty lucky this year and managed to score a spot at the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) convention and trade show in Vegas a few weeks ago.  My initial report was primarily about the fantastic food and how Vegas as a town […]

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Las Vegas- July 2016

I don’t drink and I don’t gamble, strip clubs are just sad places for sad men if you’re older than about 25, and I would rather take a bullet to the back of the head than sit through a fucking performance of one of the 54 varieties of Cirque du Soleil currently being performed in […]

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KC Restaurant Week Menu Awards 2016

The only thing that rivals the time and energy that goes into planning and executing Kansas City Restaurant Week every year is the time and energy that goes into nobody shutting up about it for the entire goddamn month of January.  I generally avoid it completely and write a check directly to one of the […]

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#teamgilbert

  First of all, I know I’m one of those gung-ho out of the chute foodie bloggers who falls off the radar for an extended period of time. But as it clearly states in my About page, I do this when inspiration hits me, and lately I’ve been working on a way longer, more involved […]

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Smoking Cigars and Drinking Coffee

A PERSONAL HISTORY My love for cigars predates my KC restaurant insanity by a few years…in the mid to late 90’s my dining rotation was Metropolis for date nights and Garrozzo’s for everything else…my cigar rotation was much more developed. It took me a couple of years of experimentation and getting to know people in […]

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My Friend Judy

This is one of those things I never put a lot of thought into because it was always a given that my friend Judy Jones would bounce back any time, or at the very least we’d be back out to St. Louis to see her and Nick and share a couple more meals.  I had […]

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The Rieger Menus

Howard- So what all are we doing? Jerry- Just reading the menus, no real plan.  And you know I know what’s on and off the record. H- Awesome! Jerry- The point is kind of I did no prep and came up with some basic shit like questions or themes to mix it up.  Not going […]

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More American Context

There are a million reasons why the best songs are always about fucking.  Each reason has its own parallel monologue that explains how the most pleasurable things can bring with them the most ruin.  If you can’t apply that dichotomy to food in your own life, you are an alien to me and I’m probably […]

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