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Bring Out the Cheesy Stuff: It’s National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

For a quick meal, there’s not much better than a hot, viscous grilled cheese sandwich. At least in my book. And today’s the day to celebrate that great American invention! (I’m claiming it for the home team because I can’t find references anywhere in Google to this morsel’s origination.) (Correction: Here’s a reference, and yes, […]

Man, That Must Have Been a Cheesy Sandwich

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2012»

I don’t normally post a Follies during the week, but this story is simply too good to pass up. And I know all the Underground fans would want to hear about this tale of bread, lunchmeat and spousal abuse as soon as possible. Here goes…

Larry Spurling […]

Epicure: More Than a Fancy Foodie Word, It’s Also a Great Gift Shop and Deli

Visiting Mom this week presented some nice opportunities to relax. Yesterday my best wife and I headed into downtown Boerne for a little look-see and maybe some shopping. The town’s clearly not the sleepy little village I grew up in; no, there’s all sorts of shops, attractions and activities nowadays.

One of Mom’s friends suggested we […]

The Venerable Hamburger In the News: Moving Beyond Simple Fast Food

Since its “invention” the lowly hamburger has grown to be perhaps the most popular sandwich on the globe. Okay, so maybe the burger didn’t get invented so much as it evolved with the times. In any case, there’s still a bit of a controversy over who invented this tasty sandwich (and when). Does it really […]

New Vodka Flavor Astounds the Market; a Danger to Youngsters?

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2012»

As we reported earlier, there’s a real shift under way in the market for distilled spirits. People are buying more, and higher up the scale, than ever before. The drive, though, isn’t about snoot factor: It’s flavor. Folks are looking for stronger essences, and lots and […]

Making the Great Sandwich Even Better

“Hey, let’s go grab a sandwich” is a simple way to gather up some friends and break for lunch. Americans probably consume more sandwiches per person than any other country. We’re the fast-food nation, after all, and a large proportion of fast foods are sandwiches of some sort. If you toss in things like tacos […]

Florida, Day 3: Special Homemade Brunch, Late Lunch at Harvey’s and Supper at Emeril’s

Yes, it was a big day…

We slept in a bit, packed and skipped out on our bill at the Hilton checked out. That part was hard. Getting up in the first place, I mean. For some reason, Florida makes Texans tired. Must be a force field or something.

Anyway, we moseyed to the Sheppards where […]

Kitchen Experiments: Sometimes They Turn Out All Right

This entry is part of a series, RdJ»

Early in the day I began to think about what to fix for dinner. I hit on the idea for stuffed peppers, which is a family favorite and one which we hadn’t had in ages. Somehow, working in the garden has me thinking about all sorts […]