Thursday, November 13, 2014


This week on I hand out the first of my Stoobie Awards, and I also review a movie and the movie-house grub.

You can click HERE to check it out!

One of the nominees for The Hamburger of the Year Stoobie Award is from Burgerworx.

Thursday, November 6, 2014


Just in case you guys don't know who Jonas Gerard is...

He's an artist...  well, actually, he's THEE artist.  Asheville's most successful, as far as I can tell.

He's a name brand, Man.

Here I am in front of his studios which are just down the hill from my house, in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC.

240 Clingman Ave is exactly right next door to the Clingman Cafe, one of my most regular food and coffee jams.
Here's a peek inside of Jonas' Studio!

I was soops self-conscious when I took this picture.  Ack!  I didn't wanna get busted! 
 I've never met Jonas, so I don't know him.  I know his daughter Mira though!  She's my friend, and she's super nice, and an awesome painter!

Mira understands that my Jonas Gerard Project pictures are intended to be nothing more than a lighthearted poke at her dad, while also being a bit of a homage and tribute to his success and popularity.

As I wrote in a FaceBook exchange with her, his work has appeared on restaurant walls around Asheville for a long time, now, so why not on the plates too?

Here are the first three installments of my "Jonas Gerard Project:"

I Hueart  Huevos

Too Heart to Handle

Red Velvet Heart

I encourage you guys to create and post your own Jonas Gerard Project pieces on my Facebook Page!

Yeah, Man!  Do it!


Wednesday, November 5, 2014


This week I wrote about Urban Orchard and a product called Bröö.

The Pulled Pork tacos at Urb Orch were really tasty!
I also explain that I am not a real Food Critic, and I make that same lame joke about Haywood street that I always make.

You can check it out HERE.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


I have a spy in the system.  The Sysco system.

My spy works in a major institutional kitchen that uses Sysco stuff almost exclusively.

My spy has one mission:  Take pictures of nasty shit and send them to me.

These are the latest...

Shredded carrot mush bag.

These leeks look leaky.

If life gives you lemons...  and they look like this...  throw them the fuck away.
I know that food rots, and Sysco deals with a lot of food, so of course some of it is going to rot, but still...  it's fun to see, and make fun of it.

Thanks, Sysco Spy!  Keep sticking it to the system!