Category Archives: Musings

An essay on Texas and food..

By Irina Alexandra Dumitrescu (noted scholar)

https://irinaalexandradumitrescu.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/dumitrescu-tasting-texas-smaller-pdf.pdf

corn motif

La Milpa, Richmond, VA

I was at MEKONG on Thursday. Where the hell were you?

My colleague Dr. Benway and I had some rather good Virginia beer at MEKONG Thursday night. My favorite was the Flemish ale kept in  a Kluge wine barrel. None of this was lawnmower beer. Seguro que hell no!

hard at work

Behind the bar!

back from the bar

Dr. Benway returns!

sqdsld

Released Kraken salad! It was good.

The peripatetic muse of beer.
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The last two beers Dr Benway and I had were extremely strong so we didn’t finish them.  Such is life and hats off to An for his hospitality.

Too many ads, Herr Mozart!

The current issue of STYLE WEAKLY killed a passel of trees. It’s nearly as big as a phone book and (I’ll guess) 75% of the content is ads.

okry

raw okry

And MEXICO best in RVA? Hijole! Glop city.

Foodies are Punks. (The Gourmand)

(From The Paris Review) ::

The term *foodie* is an infantilism.. it’s a diminutive;  the sort of term that a child would use, like doggie or duckie.  Or kiddie-winkie.

The Gourmand

Victory

Charlotta-Westergren: Victory from The Gourmand

 

Serially, folks:

One could do a PORTLANDIA for any city with a “scene”.  I lived in Austin for 20 years and in Richmond, VA for 21. Clueless hipsters are nothing new, kids.

Linklater’s SLACKER did not have the big yucks that PORTLANDIA does, though. Or the budget.

chicken thighs

Token food image.

& Richmond claims to be the third most tattooed city in the US. This is probably due to all of the trust fund kiddies who spend their patrimony on skin “ort”.  Too many layabouts.

NewYears Day/Blackeyed Peas

I found some fresh blackeyed peas and I’m simmering them in white wine with thyme, oregano,  savory, a scrap or two of pancetta, and some chile caribe from New Mexico.

vigna

Blackeyed peas for New Years Day

I wonder if I should cook rice or cornbread? (I did rice. Easier.)

(Note: a New Years Day ER meet up would be interesting.  Karen can come, too.)

At the corner of Proust & Powell:

I guess a flaneuse can’t be a foodie.

Dinseyland

Supposedly Walt Disney's KC studio.