Cue Havana

Thrice. This coming week will be the third time I travel to Cuba. Often I schedule his getaway to coincide with the end of he work summer. Cuba is a good reboot. Eye opening culture shock, coupled with the humble beauty of a people who have lived under the failing thumb of a Castro regime….

It’s poppin off up in here

Bacon and smoked Jalapeño cream cheese “popper” grilled cheese. This is kind of a hack recipe. A lot of food trucks throughout the US are on this bigtime and nailing it. The first one was the best as I toasted it on the flat top in the residual bacon grease from the bacon cook off….

El Cortez

El Cortez is a new Mexican concept bar/eatery opening down the way from my house. I got a sneak preview a couple weeks ago and have been gushing since. It’s nice to see a group of owners show some balls in this city for once and design an establishment with flair and style. Which are…

Chicken Soup (and grilled cheese) for the soul

Comfort food. It means exactly what it says. Such a simple yet complex connection between what we eat and why. Many a rainy day has been met with the warm cheesy embrace of a grilled cheese. Simple to make and a universal “thank you” to your stomach. Yet it’s taken me up until this year…