The Old Man and the Doors

The Old Man and the Doors

What is your idea of a great birthday celebration? If dining at a favorite restaurant is the answer, welcome to the club. By the way, this club has no membership card, no dues and no meetings. (If you’d rather that the restaurant staff didn’t surround your table and...
Stink, Stank, Stonk — Allium Sativum

Stink, Stank, Stonk — Allium Sativum

Some folks, like Count von Count, don’t like garlic. Some of us, like Iron Chef USA Chairman (for 2 episodes in 2001) William Shatner, love it. (The former Captain of the Starship Enterprise once said “Stop and smell the garlic! That’s all you have to do.”) Garlic...
An Amaizing, Corny Story

An Amaizing, Corny Story

Anticipation used to be reserved for things like the last day of school and Christmas. Now it’s things like NFL season, a new John Sanford novel & the arrival of sweet sweet corn from Olathe, (Oh-Lay-Thuh), Colorado. Sweet Basil’s Martie Sullivan is a Colorado...
The Raw and the Cooked – What is Doneness?

The Raw and the Cooked – What is Doneness?

The Biergarten bar in Wayward Pines, Idaho has a problem. (Other than THOSE problems.) When Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) visits the bar, he orders a burger – “bloody no onions” from the bartender, Beverly. From the time she heads to the kitchen until...