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Yum. Fried Animals.

If you could eat anything right now …

By     |    Jul 9, 2012
Posted in: Food     |    1 Comment

Lisa asks: “If you could eat anything you wanted right now, what would it be?” I ponder. I think. I pause. I consider. “What’s taking so long?” “I’m thinking.” “Of things to eat?” “Yes.” “What are you thinking?” “Well, first I was going to answer pizza, but we just had pizza. Then I was going to say a burger, but that didn’t seem exotic enough. Maybe a steak, but I’m […]

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Note the awesome table.

Ray’s Tavern, Green River, Utah.

By     |    Jun 19, 2012
Posted in: Food, Utah     |    No Comments

We found great burgers in Roswell, New Mexico … eons ago. Then we missed the good burger place by Capitol Reef. We struck out in Blanding, then Moab. We were, in short, hungry for something good, and we were headed to Green River, Utah (population 900). Well then. There are two reasons to visit Green River, Utah: 1) it’s the only place along I-70 with a gas station for something like 100+ […]

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Final product: wonderful.

Three More Camp Recipes

By     |    Jun 7, 2012
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We continue to experiment to keep our diet interesting. Here are some of our latest creations. Smoked Oysters with Habanero Sauce Inspired in equal parts by the smoked oysters served at Lisa’s family’s Christmas celebrations and my daily, tear-filled remembrances of the Apalachicola Bay, these turned out to be quite the treat (for me — Lisa’s not a fan). Along the Gulf Coast, I noticed people eat their oysters on a […]

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Sol Foods Chili Dog, Springdale, UT.

Zion Park Food Deals: Margaritas and Hot Dogs

By     |    Jun 5, 2012
Posted in: Food, Parks, Utah     |    No Comments

Zion National Park is in the boons. Closest town is Springdale, and stuff ain’t cheap. Natural Light, the 3.2 Utah version, was  priced $29 for a 30-pack at the local grocery store, Sol Foods. We’d paid $8 for a twelver only a couple days before! We skipped the booze at Sol Foods and opted for lunch. Their chili dog is worth every penny ($4.99). My only suggestion: dry out the […]

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My preciousss. The green chile cheeseburger at Big D's in Roswell, NM.

Abducted by Burgers in Roswell, NM | Big D’s Downtown Dive

By     |    May 22, 2012
Posted in: Food, New Mexico     |    No Comments

When things get a little rough, we fall back on food. We set our sights on a good, cheap meal, and the internet always seems to provide. Driving across New Mexico, getting screwed by the campgrounds and pretty bored by the roads and the miles between us and Durango (our ultimate goal) and failing to see any UFOs, IFOs (identified, natch), or even a frisbee in the sky, we needed […]

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Doing the Tourist Thing: Cafe du Monde in New Orleans

By     |    May 16, 2012
Posted in: Food, Louisiana     |    1 Comment

Sometimes you just have to do that tourist thing. Like, when you’re in New Orleans, you’ve GOT to go to Café du Monde, THE Café du Monde, the one in the French Quarter. Here’s why you have to go: The Original Café Du Monde Coffee Stand was established in 1862 in the New Orleans French Market. The Café is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It closes only on […]

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Mahoney's local shrimp po' boy.

The Battle of the Po’ Boy

By     |    May 15, 2012
Posted in: Food, Louisiana     |    1 Comment

As is often the case, I can’t say it better than some random person has already said it on Wikipedia: If you ask any New Orleanian where to get the best po’ boy in the city, chances are that you will get a different answer from each person. Po’ boy restaurants are a part of a person’s identity just like the neighborhood they grew up in. Once a person finds […]

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Again, please.

Indian Pass Raw Bar: The Perfect Seafood Shack

By     |    May 11, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Florida, Food     |    2 Comments

“Y’all been here before?” the woman behind the register asked. Nope. She was being nice. We were looking around in confusion and hunger trying to figure the place out while eyeing the plates of oysters and shrimp in front of the other patrons. Clearly, this was our first time. We were lost and drooling and overwhelmed. There was a lot to take in — the very short menu board, the […]

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Wet and wild and delicious.

Boiled Peanuts! Fried Peanuts! The South is Nuts for Peanuts.

By     |    May 9, 2012
Posted in: Florida, Food, South Carolina     |    No Comments

Roasted, that’s the “normal” preparation. And salted. Get them at any baseball game. Great bars in the north serve them and tell patrons to discard the shells on the floor. I like those bars because I like peanuts. But boiled? Gross. So I tried them. I think they have a branding problem. They’re not peanuts … call them “Southern Edamame” and us Northerners would gobble them up. They’re salty and good but squishier than […]

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She-crab soup.

Low-Country Classics at SeeWee Restaurant, Charleston, SC

By     |    May 3, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Food, South Carolina     |    No Comments

First, is it lowcountry, low-country, or low country? I’m not sure. And this place isn’t technically in Charleston, it’s to the east, in Awendaw, SC. Close enough. And we were camping out there and this place was down the street. We had hoped to go to The Wreck of the Richard & Charlene, but they’re only open a few hours every night and we were in the mood for an afternoon snack. […]

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