Tag Archives: Food Reviews

Back to Topeka- Book Research and The Cyrus Hotel

When I told people about the setting for The Bad News Café, most of the time they would ask “Why Topeka?” As I make progress on the new book (also set in North Topeka), and spend an increasing amount of time out there, I still get the same question. Of all the possible midwestern settings, […]

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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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KC Restaurant Week 2019

Restaurant Week can be a nice economic boost for local businesses in an otherwise slow month. It also brings out the worst behavior in the worst people who have the convenient cover of “charity”. Let’s look in on two of these idiots…….Oh, also, buy my book. There isn’t anything else in print that attempts to […]

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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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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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Best Food of 2012…

A few things… #1- My “best of’s” always come after the first of the year.  This is due in part to the fact that I procrastinate, but also because I’m superstitious about discovering a place or a dish during the last week of the year that will torture me for twelve months before I can […]

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Pictures Or It Didn’t Happen…

I don’t know about anyone else who has a camera, but when I was shopping for my Nikon D5100, I knew once I got my hands on it that time would stand still like I was Barry Pepper as Joe Galloway in “We Were Soldiers”.  Head on a swivel, in slow motion, click-click-click, prominent cheek […]

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