Let Me Eat Cake…Cupcakes!

A few posts back I wrote about the CityBakery, which is quickly becoming my favorite place for eating, intellectual, and visual stimulation. I conducted food tours of the edible delights of the CityBakery spending time in the company of Elaine Smith, Joyce and Tony Spataro; Travis Logan, and most recently Victoria and Donald Trafton.It was Saturday, June 25 I had … Read More

Another LA moment

Saturday, June 18, 2003 – LA, The*Party @ The*Space a great event put together by BIG/Ogilvy, amaula, The_Groop, Mobile Monday, Orange22, Producers Guild of America, The*SPACE, and Oshyn. After an hour of smoozing and chatting-up, I needed some nosh. As I was digging into the vegetable platter, I met Bill Cameron, Sr. VP Strategic Alliance ExpoMarketing Group. As I was … Read More

Nello’s New Location in Scottdale

I met, PR and blogger maven, Jeremy Pepper at Nello’s for the grand opening in Old Town Scottsdale on Thursday, June 23, 2005. The menu implies that Nello’s is award-winning pizza since 1984. I’m here to see if that hold true. After a few minutes of catching up on the gossip of our equally vast rolodexes, we started lunch with … Read More

Furio Scottsdale, AZ

After meeting Travis Logan at Ryze networking event, we had dinner at Furio, which was a delight in both company and dining experience. The Dungeness Crab Ravioli with red and yellow pepper sauce were amazing. A survey between Travis and myself discovered that the red pepper sauce was spicier than its yellow partner was. In between bits and bites Travis, … Read More

The Good Cook

My mother always says that she’s a good cook because she likes to eat good food. I can’t say I’m a good cook, but I do like good food, and I know that hers is the best I’ve ever had. What my mother describes as being a ‘simple meal’ is often more elaborate than what most people order in restaurants. … Read More

Welcome Laura Parisi to Daily Eats!

We’ve been following Laura’s blog “My is Dog Chelsea” for some time now and have greatly enjoyed her humor so much we invited her to be a contributor with Daily Eats. Laura Parisi will amuse us with her witty posts about her dog’s eating habits, which are similar to some humans I know. Laura is a lifelong New Yorker, who … Read More

Fido Cares, Too

Dogs may be our most loyal companions, but they’re still capable of disagreeing with us — just because they’re wagging their tails at the heaping mound of processed pellets we place before them, it doesn’t mean they actually prefer to eat dog food. Take my dog Chelsea, for instance. While at first glance it may appear as if she is … Read More

Another Roadside Attraction

If you have trouble viewing this video, click here to download it. For those who love Tom Robbins, meet Cynthia Garcia, formerly in high tech sales in Phoenix. Cynthia left the stressful life of pushing large mainframes, turned entrepreneur and is serving up the BEST all beef Red Hot Chicago Hot Dogs from her Cynful Delicious Hot Dog Stand. Cynthia … Read More

The Art of Cleaning Fish

Extreme is one of those words that’s gained much currency in the last few years, usually attached to sports and even to activities as prosaic as ironing. “Extreme food” would not be an inaccurate way to describe this recipe from the ecclectic site, The Surreal Gourmet. “Poaching fish in the dishwasher,” insists author/illustrator and food adventurer Bob Blumer, “is a … Read More

Wild Huckleberry Jam

Not long before Aliza Sherman departed for Alaska I got to see her. She presented me with a lovely coffee mug, which holds about 2 cups of coffee, and Wild Huckleberry Jam made fresh by Huckleberry Mountain, Jackson, Wyoming. I’ve never had Wild Huckleberry Jam. I immediately tried it the next morning, spread generous heap of dark deep jam on … Read More