I love weddings. I prefer weddings that I’m invited to, but I’m not picky. Wedding season is in full swing as summer in Chicago meanders onward. 2014 started with zero weddings on my calendar to explosive growth of three. The first of the year was for friends of my girlfriend in a land called Tinley Park. […]Read more "Wedding Season 2014"
As we lead into the most patriotic of weekends, you could carb load and binge on sweets trying your best to get diabetes OR fire up the grill, smoke a whole chicken, then grill veggies for a sensational chicken pasta salad. This is one of my go-to summer dishes. Meat. Veggies. Pasta. Can’t go wrong. […]Read more "Grilling for ‘Merica | Chicken with Grilled Veg"
After two weeks of eating out every day I longed to create my own sustenance. Last night, I brined some center cut pork chops, fired up the Weber grill and started scouring the web for recipes to grill fruit. The first few days in Italy I forgot a crucial diet necessity: fiber. Most recipes suggested […]Read more "Reuniting with my grill"
Opting to skip the gym last night, I spent my evening dirtying most of the pots I own reinterpreting the Italian classic: sausage and peppers. I had hot Italian sausage from my favorite Italian deli. It would be an insult to my ancestors to let that go to waste. So, I surveyed the fridge and […]Read more "Wanna See My Sausage?"
Carlos Danger/Anthony Weiner sends dick pics. Geraldo posted a topless pic. He later apologized saying, “I was drunk and lonely.” Aren’t we all Geraldo? Aren’t we all. As a slew of stories come out of public figures sending pics of themselves, let’s take a moment to acknowledge the true purpose of having a camera phone. […]Read more "Carlos Danger and Geraldo Don’t Do Salads"
I remember something in the Bible about making food your god. Or maybe it was to not make food your god? If it was the latter, I think God must have been rushed to crank out His “Thou Shall Not’s” and didn’t think it out fully. Because if He/She had waited the hour for smoked […]Read more "I’m in Love…"
How do you kickstart a conversation? Person #1: Hi. I’m Mr. So-and-So. Me: Hi, I’m Andrew. Person #1: Where’d you go to school? What do you do? After everyone in the small group answers, an awkward silence results. We have all been in one of these dead end conversations. It’s painful. You look down at your glass, […]Read more "Ain’t No Party Like an Al Pastor Party"