La Famiglia – 437 Rush Re-Opening

Within 10 minutes of entering Phil Stefani's 437 Rush's re-opening party last night, I had a glass of vino and more food than I get at my grandma's house. (I hope my grandma doesn't read this.) The waiters came in unrelenting waves with trays of everything from bruschetta to tuna tartar. I…

Take In – Chicken Stir Fry REMIX

After creating and destroying a fair share of my homemade egg rolls, I still had ingredients for a wok-tastic stir fry. Learning that fennel is one of the key spices for Asian cooking certainly helped up my culinary game. Previously when aiming for Chinese cuisine, I'd add soy sauce or a pre-made…

Scenes from a Mexican Restaurant II

"One lengua taco," he said enthusiastically. "And I'm torn between steak and chorizo. What should I get?" The cashier shrugged his shoulders. Then the man continued, "Which is better? Which would you get?" "The steak," the cashier said assuredly, but in a way that conveyed that it was an obvious…

What to Wear to an Orgy

An excerpt from my dating memoirs. “BRING BOOZE” is what her text message said. After replying with a reminder of how to phrase a question and the effectiveness of “please,” she half-assedly acquiesced with “BRING BOOZE NOW, PLEASE.” Who doesn’t love a woman who know what she wants and clearly…