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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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Saving your kid from the God of your childhood…

(This could not be more different from my food content, but sometimes you run into something you have to put out there and see where it goes.) Sunday was Father’s Day. I’m 48 and my daughter is 5. I like to think the huge age gap allows me to have an even deeper appreciation of […]

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KC Restaurant Week Awards 2018

As I write this, the seal has already been broken. It broke as a drunken Kansas City took the first pee of the night… a harbinger of a multitude of pees, fierce escalation until the unpredictable end. That is the image that comes to mind when I think of a town that loses its mind […]

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At long last, my first book…

Finally, some big progress to report…      When I started this blog I had no intention of making it a more profanity-laden version of other KC food blogs that rush to tell the exact same stories. I also didn’t intend to have a year where I only posted two new items. I don’t claim […]

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The thing I’ve been working on…

What follows is the introduction to the thing I’ve been working on for a while in between life stuff and cigar writing.  It’s the primary reason I haven’t been, and won’t be, publishing blog posts until the whole thing is complete.  I’m not sure what I’ll do with it when it’s done, but it will […]

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