Tag Archives: fine dining

The Miserable Bastard’s Guide to Surviving Disney World Pt. 1- Prep, The People, The Resort

Marriage and kids are a slippery slope to doing shit you never imagined in a million years. I am not the kind of man who would voluntarily travel to an overcrowded amusement park for a week and spend more than the cost of a very nice European vacation for the honor. I hate flying, I […]

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The Miserable Bastard’s Guide to Surviving Disney World Pt. 2- The Food, The Experience, Final Thoughts

THE FOOD In general, Disney food is not good. I’m not saying that with the authority of a Yelper who will commit self-harm if they don’t get Elite status again this year (Elite Yelpers are the absolute mind-numbing worst). I’m saying it as someone with realistic expectations who actually knows what he is talking about. […]

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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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#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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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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Annoying Customer 2.0

There is an inspired conversation happening all across the Midwest right now, and with an abundance of talent in Kansas City positioning our town to be THE next big food destination, the conversation that all of us industry outsiders with a camera, a blog and a subscription to Lucky Peach are having sounds exactly like […]

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The Squander Logs: #002

The Squander Logs:  A series of anonymous interviews/conversations specific to food production, cooking and service. The identity of an interview subject is something I do not plan to intentionally reveal at any point, and the acquisition of an interviewee falls into one of three categories that will also not be revealed but are meant to minimize […]

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