30 July 2010

The Chipophone!

As some of you may or may not know I'm not only obsessed with RPGs, but also RPG music (and video game music in general).  Tonight I'm going to see Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy and am uber, uber excited!  But that's not the reason for this post.  The reason for this post is to spread the knowledge about the awesomeness that is The Chipophone.  Every household should have one IMO.  Check it out:

The Chipophone

Until next time!  Starcraft 2 rocks!

26 July 2010

Birfday Shenanigans Pt. 3

For the third and final chapter of the epic saga that is my birthday celebration I threw one hell of a barbecue. The food was all fantastic, the highlight of which was when my sister-in-law said my potato salad was the best she'd ever had in her life.

Personally, I was responsible for pulled pork, spareribs, potato salad, and blueberry mojitos (I octupled my recipe to accommodate my guests). Friends and family provided the rest. A co-worker of mine brought an exceptionally good bok choy salad and my sister-in-law's raspberry pie nailed the spot between tart and sweet. Another co-worker bought me a pie from Dangerously Delicious Pies. During lunch one day at work after much deliberation I decided on a strawberry-rhubarb pie with crumb topping, which wasn't on their menu, but they happily said they could make. Strawberry-rhubarb is one of my favorite pies because of the play on sweet-tart. Unfortunately, it was just too sweet. I guess all pie places have to do to become ultra-popular is make insanely sweet pies. First it was Hoosier Mama and now Dangerously Delicious. Boo.

22 July 2010

Birfday Shenanigans Pt. 2

For my birthday dinner I decided to take a shot in the dark and try out the B&O American Brasserie in Hotel Monaco on North Charles Street.

17 July 2010

Birfday Shenanigans

Well this year I celebrated my birthday in a variety of ways.  Sunday my mom took me out for crabs at Mr. Bill's Terrace Inn.  On Wednesday, my actual birthday, a group of us went out for dinner at B&O American Brasserie.  Today I am hosting a barbecue at my house with a plethora of smoked goodies and sides.  Allow me to throw some details at your slack-jawed gaping facehole.

Mr. Bill's Terrace Inn was without a doubt the best crabs I've ever eaten at a restaurant.  At $62 a dozen they damn well better be!  Luckily I wasn't flipping the bill so I ate with gusto and fury.

11 July 2010

Ribs and Skydiving

Here's a more light-hearted post... fo dat ass.  I'm giving the "new" blogger posting format a try.  We'll see how successful it goes. 

A few weeks ago I had a little get together and I smoked my best ribs to date along with a big pitcher of Blueberry Mojitos and some Creole Potato Salad. The ribs and trimmings were on for 8.5 hours over Kingston briqs and apple chunks. I used the Texas Sugarless recipe here on TVWB and sprayed with AJ every 2 hours and basted with Andy Nelson's Bama BBQ Sauce at the end.

Temps held perfectly 215-225 all through the smoke, only rising up to 235 after being hit by direct sunlight.

04 July 2010

Micro.mantage: Playing Catch-up

Micro.mantage is another nifty little column I thought up that enables me to catch up on my backlog of blog material in a succinct and comprehensive manner complete with perty pictures. So without further ado, I bring you a big juicy micro.mantage.

02 July 2010

Et Cetera Eats in NYC

Now you may think all we ate while we were in NYC was BBQ. You'd be wrong. Come on, you know me better than that. Here's a rundown of the other goodies we sampled throughout the weekend.

After a stroll through High Line Park the Mrs. was determined to try Stand's Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake I'd raved so much about.

While I felt it lacked a little bit of the toastiness of the last trip, it was still ridiculously good. Mrs. Micro gave it her I-sucked-it-down-faster-than-anything-else-I've-ever-drank approval.

That's my favorite pic from the entire trip.