Lyles BBQ – Lexington, KY

It’s a warm July morning in Lexington, Kentucky, and I’m sitting with Jennifer Lyles, talking BBQ. Jennifer, along with her husband Greg, and oldest son Chandler, own Lyles BBQ.  Greg is a retired Air Force vet, having put in 22 years.  Chandler put in 4, and their youngest son, Tucker, is now in training to …

San Diego Comic Con 2018 – Favorite Cosplay Shots

You, Too, Can Do the Boogaloo

  “Gritty.” “Real.” “Tough.” “Survivors.” If you were on Jeopardy, “What are Detroiters?” would get you a knowing nod from the show’s resident Canadian, Alex Trebek. Those are all words used to describe Detroiters, and the city itself.  For this month’s blog, we’re headed into Detroit to discover the most famous sandwich you’ve never eaten. …

Motor City Comic Con ’18 – Sunday

A Young Man’s Fancy

I believe it was Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate of Great Britain, who first said, “In Spring, a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of . . . brisket.” OK, maybe that’s not EXACTLY what he said, but that’s probably only because he was used to eating black pudding.  And porridge.  And powdering his wig. …

Dinner With A Golden Lady

Sometimes a meal is flavorful. Sometimes a meal demonstrates the chef’s technique, their mastery of the culinary arts. Sometimes, rarely, you get both. And sometimes, if you’re really lucky, a few times in your life you get to experience something transcendent. “Transcendent” is the best word to describe my recent experience at Supannee House of …

March for Our Lives – Washington, D.C. – March 24, 2018

Usually, this is a blog about food, restaurants, and photography.  This month’s post is a bit different.  Last weekend, I attended the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C., and I feel I have to write about the March, and its goals. Much like my favorite blogger, John Curtas of Eating Las Vegas, who, in …

Arizona – Off the Beaten Path

I just returned from a week in Arizona, an annual trip that includes a visit with my dad and stepmother, a business trip, and a hiking/photography/foodie weekend somewhere in Arizona or Utah.  I love the desert – the beautiful scenery, the unspoiled wilderness, the quiet chill of a desert sunrise. Arizona is a wonderful state …

Hashem’s Roastery

If you didn’t know it was there, you’d miss it. If you didn’t know what’s inside, you might not go in. And that would be a shame, as Hashem’s Roastery is a fantastic store.  It’s full of mysterious smells, exotic tastes, unusual items, herbs, tinctures, and potions.  It’s like something out of  Harry Potter’s world. …