為せば成る (naseba naru) Asian cuisine and culture are bigger parts of my life than my public persona may suggest.  Many of my subscribers would believe that hamburgers are my favorite food, however, the truth is that I love Asian cuisine more than any other; be it Yakitora, Sushi, Korean BBQ, Dim Sum, Shabu Shabu, Hot Pot or […]

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OC Fair Opens With “One Big Party” Starting This Friday   a Rafflecopter giveaway  Featuring 23 Days of Food, Music, Fun and All Things Fair July 17-August 16 Costa Mesa, Calif. (July 13, 2015) – The 2015 OC Fair’s 125th Celebration starts this Friday (July 17) and will continue through Sunday, August 16 (Wednesday-Sunday) with […]

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Confessions of a food festival masochist: The Crowds, the noise, the heat, the eats… My relationship with food festivals is an interesting one; mainly because I hate to love them.  In the moment, the experience is tiring, a bit stressful, and take the deepest toll on your body and stomach, all while offering you a […]

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No Kitty, This is My Potpie! – Eric Cartman Have you ever eaten something and thought of it as the holy grail of your entire culinary existence?  I have—Killer Shrimp.  I rant and rave about foods that [I believe] change lives all the time.  I even went as far as to state that Killer Shrimp could carry […]

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I am the next #TravelChannelStar because no one else is crazy enough to take a 26 hours turnaround trip for one hamburger! It is 12:43a.m., I just got home from running an errand up to North Hollywood, and I arrived in a bit of a funk.  I am kind of moody from time-to-time.  I am supposed to be […]

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We all go through identity crisis at one time or another, right? Sometimes you walk into a business, and expect everything to go well. Nothing could not be truer about Lenny’s Smokehouse BBQ in Chatsworth.  As I pull into the parking lot, and am greeted by the pit-master, I just knew everything would be alright. […]

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Understanding the meat is just the beginning. It is not everyday that you get to feed llamas, alpacas, run from Oscar the ostrich, or drink milk straight from the goat’s teat.  Though it is these activities that allow you to wrap your mind around the epicness and prepare it for a great gastronomic adventure worth a lifetime of experience.   […]

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Eat til I drop! Last week, I set out on very ambition goal, and planned to go on a week-long burger binge of eating 40 burgers in 5 days.  For one reason or another, that was no able to happen.  I still have a couple days left to get up to Pasadena, and try some other places, and […]

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The City of Angels travels to the Windy City. Slater’s 50/50’s December 2014 Burger of The Month is the Chicago Italian Beef Burger. SUBCRIBE!!! – http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… The Burger Crawl – http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=… https://www.instagram.com/cuethecritic | https://fb.me/cuethecritic Every month local California chain, Slater’s 50/50, has a different and unique burger. For a few years now, I have tried […]

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I Can Modify (and combine different) Recipes to Create a My Own Masterpieces I came into the food blogging world with a host of restaurants, and a lot of money spent on food under my belt.  It has been my very public proclamation that I cannot cook, and have no real desire to.  In the […]

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We need a strong farm bill that gives assistance to farmers during times of drought, creates markets for local goods, protects our environment, and helps struggling families bridge the gap between hard times and a full dinner table. – Keith Ellison I have been hearing about the drought in California since I was a boy.  […]

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