Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Men’s Health ran an article a while back (June of 2009) where Anthony Bourdain, author and host of No Reservations on the Travel Channel, chose the 13 Places to Eat Before You Die. I have the list below with links to the restaurants (it’s an impressive list and interesting to click over to the restaurant websites to see the amazing food they are putting out), but since #13 was a BBQ Joint, I wanted to highlight the piece again.
#13 Oklahoma Joe’s Barbecue (Kansas City, Kansas) People may disagree on who has the best BBQ. Here, the brisket (particularly the burnt ends), pulled pork, and ribs are all of a quality that meet the high standards even of Kansas City natives. It’s the best BBQ in Kansas City, which makes it the best BBQ in the world
From the article Tony says, “Any seasoned traveler can tell you that the “best” meals on the planet are the result of an ephemeral confluence of circumstances. A table at the most expensive restaurant in the world does not guarantee a truly great meal. That said, if you’re planning on dying in the near future and want to knock off a list of final, glorious dining experiences, these places would make a very respectable binge. Start with one. Make a reservation today. Go on an empty stomach. Trust me: This is livin’.”
Here’s the list (note he wrote his reasons why after each one which you can see at the link below):
1 – St. John (London)
2 – elBulli (Girona, Spain)
3 – The French Laundry (Napa Valley, California)
4 – Per Se (New York City)
5 – Sin Huat Eating House (Singapore)
6 – Le Bernardin (New York City)
7 – Salumi (Seattle) , Yes
8 – Russ & Daughters (New York City)
9 – Katz’s Delicatessen (New York City)
10 – Etxebarri (Axpe, Spain) Victor
11 – Sukiyabashi Jiro (Tokyo)
12 – Hot Doug’s (Chicago) , Yes
13- Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue (Kansas City, Kansas), Yes
I have been to 3 of the 13, not bad.
You can read the entire piece here
So what are your 13 places to eat before you die? Or even 5 places? I’m working on my list which I’ll share soon.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Gordon "Big Daddy" Biffle's restaurant Big Daddy BBQ in Gary, Indiana was named Best Barbecue in the Nation by Steve Harvey's Hoodie Award. Fred Culbreath, cook at right turns some of the Rib Tips, St. Louis style Ribs, Beef Short Ribs and Jerk Chicken in the slow cookers at the BBQ.
March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
After Caponigro's murder, Philip 'Chicken Man' Testa led the family for one year until he was killed by a nail bomb at his home. Testa's death resulted from an attempt by Peter Casella, Testa's underboss, and Frank "Chickie" Narducci, a capo, to become the Philadelphia boss and underboss. After Testa's death, Scarfo took over the Philadelphia family. In the ensuing years, the Philadelphia family would be decimated by government informants, more infighting, and the prosecutions of Scarfo and other mobsters.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Perhaps fans in Baltimore will see a Raven-Bengal showdown at M&T Bank Stadium this year even if there is a protracted lockout.
Ravens S Tom Zbikowski, an accomplished boxer who will lace up the gloves Saturday in Las Vegas as part of the Miguel Cotto-Ricardo Mayorga undercard, said today on the Dan Patrick Show that Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco is the NFL player he'd most like to go toe-to-toe with in the ring.
"I'd let it go for about 45 seconds," Zbikowski said. "I'd let him know what a real jab feels like."
Naturally, No. 85 -- who's also expressed interest in squaring off with UFC's Anderson Silva -- has already responded, tweeting: "you wana go nite nite, you want to box me, for 1 your feet are to slow and you've no hand speed to even be competitive."
Zbikowski punched back on Facebook with this: "Dear Ocho Cinco ... thanks for following my career ... You and me at M&T Bank Stadium, charity four-round boxing match. You wear Orange and Black and I will wear Purple and black. If we do it in May, that should give you enough time to get ready ... You game?"
Zbikowski (75-15 as an amateur fighter) made his professional debut nearly five years ago, knocking out Robert Bell in the first round at Madison Square Garden on June 10, 2006, months before his senior season at Notre Dame.