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It's Wurstfest Time!

Last night was the kickoff of the 2010 edition of the Wurstfest, in one of my all-time favorite towns, New Braunfels, Texas. Even more special, this year is the 50th anniversary of the Celebration of Sausage! Plenty to do, with dancing, drinking, eating, drinking, polkas, drinking, melodramas (Harry Potwurst and Order of the Opas; […]

Friday Follies: How to Jilt Your Fiancée This Halloween

One of the most embarrassing moments is life occurs when you decide to dump a lover. Especially if the romance has gotten all the way to the fiancée stage. (Second most embarrassing: Going to a party with your spouse and having her introduce you as her “first husband.” Take it from an expert, that […]

Hot Bytes for 2010-10-25

Restaurant review: Jae's Spice in Pittsfield, MA; it must be good, it has "spice" in the name! http://bit.ly/9bLbqG #
Halloween Buffalo Chili — so flavorful it's scary (and that's no bull!) – http://bit.ly/a0ofkN #
More Halloween Chili Ideas: Pumpkin Chili! (I prefer a pie; so maybe Frito-Pumpkin pie?) http://bit.ly/9SVmS1 #

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Hot Bytes for 2010-10-20

Myung Ga Tofu & Barbecue in Weston: You Can Handle the Spices (Ah, Korean!) Broward-Palm Beach New Times http://bit.ly/ahLAK4 #
Recipe: Baked Stuffed Peppers – It's simple, really; first you stuff'em, then you bake'em, then you feast! http://bit.ly/bnGCpv #
Is sound really a requirement to the taste of your food? http://ind.pn/9DNwSs #
Asphalt Chef? NASCAR meets […]

Beauty and Taste: Comfort Cellar and Singing Water Vineyards in Comfort, Texas

After leaving the peace and quiet of the tiny village of Sisterdale, we struck out cross-country to the Big City. Comfort, Texas, that is. It’s the second-biggest metropolis in all of Kendall County, right after Boerne. Last census showed nearly 2,400 folks live there, and rumor has it that it’s grown a tad bit […]

Hot Bytes for 2010-10-16

Perfectly Cooked Bacon; one of man's finer achievements! ICCK http://bit.ly/a8ljRa #
Oh, 180-day-old Happy Meal, why won’t you rot? Well, some things just don't, I guess… TODAYshow.com http://on.today.com/bHcPWm #
Fortunately for flavor fans, bland Berlin is finding its spice. No more bland German food! Deutsche Welle | 15.10.2010 http://bit.ly/cj7xRV #
Thousands expected at Berkeley’s Spice of Life fair […]

Sister Creek Winery in the Texas Hill Country

Sisterdale is a small village in the hills, about an hour north of San Antonio. Once upon a time it took nearly two hours to get there; the roads were narrow and winding. Now the Interstate gets you most of the way there, and a ten-minute drive off the main highway puts you […]

Friday Follies: Ultra-Affluent Families Change Restaurant Dining Habits in These Parlous Times

It’s not exactly a sign of the impending Apocalypse, but it IS interesting. Sort of…

It would appear that the downturn has begun to force the ultra-affluent in America to change their eating habits. They’re still spending (Thank goodness, or it really WOULD be the end of the world), and even spending in restaurants. However, […]