Pig Heaven When I saw the announcement for this month’s Burger of The Month, I was a bit disappointed because I thought it was going to be The Sriracha Burger.  I did not write about it when it first made it’s appearance last December, so this would have been a great opportunity to do so.  […]

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We cannot seek achievement for ourselves, and forget about progress and prosperity for our community. Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own. – Cesar Chavez I am part of the generation that grew up in South Los Angeles while it was […]

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Los Angeles-based food blogger, Cue the Critic (http://cuethecritic.com) does the Balut Challenge on The Coolinary Trends Show (https://www.facebook.com/TheCoolinaryTrendsShow) with HK12 Chef Bev Lazo, live in studio at Rant Radio Networks (http://www.irantradio.com/).

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All aboard, train Blue C on track 1! My relationship with Asian food started some time ago.  I have enjoyed, and come to fall in love with Korean BBQ, Pho, Filipino food, and most recent Japanese cuisine like Shabu-Shabu.  My experience with sushi, and sashimi, however, did not begin until last November when I tried […]

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 I’ve Got A Date! When we start a new relationship, there is usually a kaleidoscopic period when we are trying to figure each other out; our likes and dislikes, favorite foods and allergies, style and departure, pleasures and annoyances, and character strengths and foibles.  In the infancy of my relationship, I learned that my lady […]

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Good try, Jack.  Good try.  Nothing beats a fail but a try! I stopped eating fast food in the traditional sense along time ago.  Every now and again, I will visit just to stay up with the times; sort of like I did when McDonald’s released their Mighty Wings last year.  A buddy (@miixedboiinyame) of […]

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It’s all bulls**t folks, and it’s bad for ya. It almost seems that I cannot read a food publication without seeing the word “best” in the title.  What does it mean?  Who decided that every writer of a mainstream media article is the judge, juror, and executioner on what my palette, and olfactory senses deem […]

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Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories. Stored in the refrigerator of the mind and the cupboard of the heart. – Thomas Fuller Eating is a passion.  Many people do it solely for nourishment and sustainability while others, like myself, have a deeply intense love affair with it.  We do not to eat […]

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Bring on the Spring Joy! I tried Umami for the first time about two months ago, and my initial impression of it was less than perfect.  I went on a Twitter rant about it, in fact, in some make-shift attempt to start a burger war between Slater’s 50/50, Umami, and The Counter.  #Fail.  It was […]

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Gyro, it is Greek for bacon! We are not all afforded the opportunities to travel, and experience the world.  However, I have learned that a penetrating way to grasp understanding of one’s culture is through music, and my favorite, food.  Over the years, I believe American cuisine has evolved into a composite of different cultures.  […]

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Revenge is a dish best served… As men we spend a lot of time attacking each other, or being critical of one another.  A common male pastime involves a group of men sitting in a room, drinking beers, and ragging on each other for one reason or another with no filter, buffer or regard for […]

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 Twist, turns, and debacle! So you walk into a grocery store with your grocery list in mind, four simple items, and somehow you end up with something completely different.  I planned to make Fettuccine Carbonara with Shrimp, but somehow that turned into Turkey Pastrami Penne Carbonara without shrimp.  Mainly due to a lack of readily […]

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