Some recent eats and treats.

Eats Romano’s Macaroni Grill. Credit C.K.

It "speaks" for itself. 😀

It’s been quite some time since I last posted an article on my frantic adventures in cooking and feasting. My responsibilities for charlieuniformtango and my relocation to Seattle among other pressing issues prevented me from doing so.

I intend to fix that immediately! Lol, I have amassed a extensive collection of foodie pix that will need to be touched up before they go live, especially since I have the most recent version of Photoshop again to bring more life and lighting to these dishes (it was either going to be Photoshop or a brand new camera).

But I won’t bore you with those minor details. When July rolls in, I hope to share with you a visual buffet of summer snacking compliments of watching episodes of Rachael Ray, Cupcake Wars, Chopped!, The Next Master Chef, Hell’s Kitchen, The Next Foodnetwork Star, Top Chef and Top Chef Masters.

Cheers,

Anthony

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SXSW 2011 Lesson: Food Trucks as a Model for Social Innovators (via Rally the Cause)

SXSW 2011 Lesson: Food Trucks as a Model for Social Innovators #1 Thing You Need to Learn from This Post: Launching new ideas in today’s marketplace requires less capital and greater agility – something food trucks know very well. A More Detailed Exploration: Eating barbecue in Austin during SXSW is part of the annual pilgrimage. Since I have spent my fair share in Austin with my prior travels and previous times at SXSW, I was searching for something new. Fortunately, I caught a news story about a place that … Read More

via Rally the Cause

If you love BBQ, you’ll love this post. Plus, this is a goodie for all the attendees of SXSW. Also, if you live in the Pacific Northwest, it wouldn’t hurt to try out the delicious food from the food trucks up here; they are becoming very popular in Seattle and are totally worth checking out. El Camion is a prime of example of gourmet eats on wheels!

 

Comida autentica mexicana. Photo courtesy of El Camion.

Let me know what your experience was like.

– Anthony

A Near Nightmare with Liat Caribbean Air.

Image courtesy of The Hide-Out.

I am even more disappointed in Liat Caribbean Air and the airport authorities in SVG (St. Vincent and the Grenadines) after reading this email from my Dad.

What a horrible experience!

To note, I didn’t mention fairly similar problems that I encountered last October most likely because I was too exhausted to type/write it down.

Sadly, my parents and aunt ran right into the same sloppy and careless behavior from this company and the bumbling airport authorities.

What a shame.

I still haven’t forgiven them for taking away my super spicy habanero hot sauce! My dad’s email begins now…

August 19, 2010

Greetings All,

The trip was uneventful up to Barbados; we discovered soon enough that our luggage was missing.

So we filed a claim with the baggage department and we were told the luggage would arrive that night, and it would be on a flight the next morning. We continued our travel on to St. Vincent on a flight that was not our scheduled flight, which was greatly delayed, possibly even canceled.

We were not there to find out.

We eventually arrived at the St. Vincent airport safely and proceeded to process through customs. This is where some troubles started began. The airport authorities requested the address of the relatives that we were going to visit.

We did not know it.

We were asked their phone number.

We did not know their home number or cell numbers after which we were promptly told by one official that “your relatives will check again for you later.”

With no further apparent assistance being rendered and not being able to leave our confined area, we were beginning to get a bit frustrated.

We began to imagine spending the night in that terminal with just barely a place to sit. One of the officers  finally made two calls for us after we finally got a phone directory from the customs reps office.

There was no response from either number. Finally, your mom ask one the male officers to find someone outside to locate your uncle Randy.  Everyone knows who he is, except the female reps that pretended they did not know.

The young officer promptly went outside and found a taxi driver that was willing. Of course, there was a $50 reward for his efforts.

Not long after that, your cousin and uncle showed up and we were rescued.

We did get our bags the next day in the afternoon. Well, I’m going to stop for now and with that I’m leaving out quite a bit of detail.

The important thing is that we are fine.

Great news..

Great news. It looks like the family will be traveling down to the Caribbean this fall. Of course, I hope to be a member of the caravan. I’ll have to make sure this doesn’t interfere with my work hours.

Or maybe I can work from home?

Here are some pix of a dinner (Thai food) that ended badly (concerning conversation, not the food). Lol, will have to tell you more about that story in another post.

Table covered with Thai food: chicken curry and pad thai.

Checking out the goods from a different angle.