You no doubt remember that iconic scene from Parks and Recreation where character Ron Swanson, portrayed by Nick Offerman, orders all the bacon and eggs the diner has.
If you have never watched the program, you still no doubt have heard these words spoken. Watch the scene here. Swanson was the ultimate carnivore and enjoyed eating large supplies of beef washed down by quantities of Lagavulin scotch. Continue reading →
Television and the movies often rely on familiar subjects to engage the viewer, and certainly food has historically been a large part of that device. From the very beginning of movie history with Charlie Chaplin doing his table ballet in Gold Rush, to the many films produced in recent history such as Danish film Babette’s Feast, Chocolat, or the very erotic Nine and a 1/2
Below we share clips from several television programs and films that feature a memorable food scene There are actually many more that come to mind and we will most likely do a part two in the near future. You can share your favorites with us for a fun afternoon. Continue reading →
Meat Fight 2013 sold out in mere minutes. The is the beefy extravaganza that took place last night at Four Corners Brewing Company and is the brainchild of one Alice and Mike Laussade. You know her as the award winning columnist for the Dallas Observer. The event raise $50,000 that will be sent to National MS Society for research into that cause. The chefs that participated were strong and broken into competing teams made up of Brian C. Luscher, Jeana Johnson, Jeff Bekavac, Omar Flores, Chad Houser, David Uygur, Jeffery C. Hobbs, Anastacia Quinones, Tiffany Derry, Nathan Tate, Eric Dreyer, Cody Sharp, all hot-shot meat experts from the Dallas area.
I was excited to get a call a mere few moments before the sold out event started from Jon Alexis from TJ’s Seafood Market who invited me to use one of his tickets that opened up suddenly. Alexis supplied the salmon, which was used as a wild card category for the evening. Continue reading →
Who doesn’t love a good Meat Fight, especially where you are able to sample alongside some of the beefiest judges from across the country, including one Nick Offerman. Here is the low-down on the hoedown, scribed by a James Beard Award Winning beard lover and meat enthusiast, Alice Laussade:
Hold on to your pork butts, Dallas. Meat Fight®, a barbecue competition benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, will be held Sunday, Nov. 17 (5-8 p.m.) at Four Corners Brewery.
Meat Fight, the brainchild of James Beard Award Winner and Dallas Observer columnist, Alice Laussade, will bring together a dozen of Dallas’ best chefs to compete in four categories: brisket, ribs, sausage, and wild card. Nine barbecue experts will judge the competition meats, which attendees will be able to sample with beer provided by Four Corners Brewery. Continue reading →