Dinner Choices

“What do you want for dinner?” A loaded question this can be. Make no mistake, proceed carefully with the response when the query is posed by your spouse. Do I suggest leftovers? No. Pick up something? Not tonight. Go out to eat? Usually a safe bet. Do we want to include friends? Yes! What do […]

Steak, Salad, Sprouts, Wine, Whiskey and Kill Bill

Steak – I grip the knife tightly and pull it across the meat in anticipation. A slice falls to the plate with a trickle of warm blood. It does not stay there for long before my teeth are tearing at this piece of prime, corn fed, midwestern angus beef tenderloin. Grilled to perfection by a […]

Dog Day Afternoon

You plop on the couch after a long day at work and put your feet up on the ottoman with a sigh of relief. Then you are reminded that tonight’s supper is your responsibility! Fear not as the fridge is packed with leftovers like beans (there are always leftover pinto beans), ground beef from last […]


Smashburger finally opened a restaurant on the west side of the valley. This one is at the SW corner of 99th Ave and McDowell. Usually, the west side is the last to get a new restaurant, or store. This is the second store in the valley to open, the first was in Tempe. Having heard […]

Weekend Gluttony

“Who loves not wine, women, and song, remains a fool his whole life long!” – Johann Heinrich Voss Not bad. Apparently you need three names to be a wine poet. Sitting there on a grassy knoll in Austria listening to a choral rehearsal of Mahler in the distance while pouring another glass for Fräulein Greta […]