‘Guest Blog’


Succulent Segovian Swine at Restaurante Amado

August 14th, 2012 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit

Looks Kosher enough to me.

The Spanish town of Segovia is famous for a few things:

Its Roman aqueduct — still standing since it was constructed in 50 A.D, it consists of 163 arches made of 20,000 granite blocks and not a drop of mortar.

The Alcazar — the castle which inspired Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle at Disneyland.

And Cochinillo Asado, a roast suckling pig that’s supposed to be insanely tender and flavorful. Continue Reading»


Following the Rules at Kuma’s Corner

May 10th, 2010 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit

That burger sounds loud.

The following guest blog is courtesy of Ryan Glasspiegel.  Check him out on Twitter:  @RGSpiegel

After living the unvegan lifestyle in Chicago for the better part of a year, I am extremely ashamed to admit that I had never eaten at Kuma’s Corner until just recently. Located off the beaten path on Belmont Avenue near the corner of Belmont, California, and Elston, Kuma’s Corner is not easily accessible to me by either walking or public transportation. Further, there is a perpetual wait time of over two hours so in addition to knowing someone who has a car, you have to be willing to stake out the significant portion of a day in order to indulge in their renowned hamburgers. Continue Reading»


S & W Country Diner

July 27th, 2009 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
A breakfast for champions.

A breakfast for champions.

The following guest blog is courtesy of Waldo Centeno.  Check him out on Twitter:  @waldocent

I woke up on Sunday contemplating two things:  what happened last night and what’s for breakfast?  In a way, both questions were answered with one phrase – S & W.  Since moving to Culver City, my roommate and I have regularly attended S & W a few times a month and frequently run into people we know.  This time was no different, as we were greeted with many friendly faces.

As usual, the diner was uniquely covered in a menagerie of old travel souvenir items (license plates, road signs, large coca cola cap, etc.) scattered along the walls.  The simple setup of a counter, booths, un-sturdy tables, and mismatched chairs fondly reminded me of Ann Arbor’s own Fleetwood Diner, which is also a great place to get rid of hangovers while blowing away cigarette ash off of your plate. S & W, however, lacks cigarette ash/smoke, which is a plus in my book. Continue Reading»


No Beans About It Chili Recipe

Core chili ingredients.

Core chili ingredients.

I am a man of strong principles and one of these is that beans have no place in chili. Sorry, that’s not how we did it where I’m from and I intend to keep it that way. To see how this would fly, I recently put together a chili recipe to participate in a chili cookoff and took home the grand prize. So here it is, the Award Winning Unvegan Original No Beans About It Chili Recipe.

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