Eggs in Purgatory aka lazy weekend starter.
Simon’s pictures are some of the best on Tumblr. Highly suggest giving his site a look.
Andy Greenwald, while discussing the state of food television in 2013 for Grantland.com
I swear I wrote this article while blacked out and Andy Greenwald is just the name Disney/ABC/ESPN/Grantland are using to distribute my work. Absolutely loved this.
But Bourdain will always be numero uno.
Dinner tonight: Braised beef shortrib topped with gremolata.
Israeli couscous and rock shrimp in a three-cheese sauce. An easier and cheaper play on Lobster Mac N Cheese. (All sourced from the re-opened West Side Market)
An update on my previous post about the fire in Cleveland’s West Side Market
After nine days of extensive (24 hour/day) cleaning, the Market is set to re-open next Monday (February 18th). If anything good has come from the fire (and the market being closed), it’s that this is likely the cleanest the market has been in its 100 years of existence.
Some of the vendors aren’t sure how much inventory they’ll have on that first day… but since I have the day off from work; I know I’ll be there.
Also, I’ll be moving to Lakewood in less than two months, so I’ll be even closer to one of my favorite spots in all of CLE.
Korean BBQ-inspired Chicken Tenderloins
Soy, Sesame Oil, Brown Sugar, Rice Wine Vinegar, Fresh Ginger, Siracha, Sesame Seeds, Green Onion
Church Street Hogie from Taylor Gourmet Deli in Washington, DC
Spicy homemade Italian sausage, sauteed onions and peppers, and mozzarella (they were out of provolone, which normally goes on this sandwich).
I didn’t really know how much food this was going to be, so I ordered the larger size. It was far too huge, but made for great drunk food the next day.
Happy hour chocolate fondue at Chocolate Bar in downtown Cleveland.
Four dollars. Four full dollars of happiness.
This past Wednesday, an electrical fire took over two stands inside Cleveland’s West Side Market. The soot is so thick on the walls, ceiling, and vendor stands; it’s going to take “weeks” to clean and re-open.
The vendors have insurance to cover their inventories, but this was expected to be one of their biggest weekends of the year because of the Super Bowl. Sucks to see this happen to one of my favorite places.
Luckily, Cleveland is a pretty amazing community. Michael Symon is “putting things together” to help, Market Garden Brewery and Happy Dog are donating money from sales to the Vendor’s Association, and a cash mob (with a date not set in stone) has over 2,000 “yes” RSVPs on Facebook. That first Saturday after re-opening is going to be insanely busy, but I can’t wait to go and be a part of it.
Corned Beef and Red Pepper Hash
Saturday afternoon brunch food. The best (well, I prefer Pastrami, but my grocery store was out. Oh, okay).
Less artsy; but far more delicious than the post I reblogged last week (because this one’s actually real).
THIS THIS THIS
Steak Bowl at ShopHouse in Washington, DC.
Made my return to the lone location of Chipotle’s little brother today. Still a huge fan of the spicy corn. And I remembered from a previous visit that I did not like the noodles, so I went with Jasmine rice.
[Previously: Chicken Bowl]
Pot Roast - the ultimate cold-day-in-Cleveland dish.
“Most people love you for who you pretend to be.”— Jim Morrison (via shelbyisms)