Category Archives: Food

Custom Grind

A couple of weeks ago I saw an episode of America’s Test Kitchen on PBS. The episode was a homage to burgers and fries. I had kind of played around with grinding my own meat a couple of years ago after seeing a Good Eats episode but it didn’t work out so well, so I […]

7th Anniversary @ GE

Our 7th anniversary dinner @ Graham Elliot went something like this. 0. 2002 Gaja Ca’Marcanda Magari (from our own stash). 1. Black pepper, parmesan, white truffle oil and chive popcorn. 2. Wagyu beef tartare. 3. Hand pulled mozarella and heirloom tomatoes. 4. Corn chowder. 5. Bison skirt steak. 6. Blackberry panna cotta. 7. 10 year […]

Block Party

We had our block party this weekend … I’m trying to do the math in my head and I think this is the third/fouth one that we’ve attended. It’s actually a ton of fun. See I live on a pretty wide street in Evanston, so the city gives us barricades and we block off each […]

Culture Crisis

L. always laughs when I tell her, “Listen, I know I’m half Asian but I don’t think I look Asian at all.” Her response is, “Go look in the mirror again, buddy.” What’s both interesting and a little disturbing is that growing up half Asian, and half Polish/Lithuanian in the United States is that I […]