Waiting….it’s almost the worst part…. Even the dog is bored… Winds close to 20 mph here, about 25mph near our house on the water. We are in a holding pattern… Continue reading Go with the Flo? Part4
We’re all stocked up and watching the weather channel at our home away from home for the next few days. Plenty of water, wine, canned goods, dry goods and beer. Dog food for the pups… Lots of candles and flashlights,batteries, marine radio, life vests and charcoal for the bbq. Also starting to cook things (like hard boiled eggs) that can survive several (5-7) days without refrigeration… Almost forgot….got the games, too Continue reading Go with the Flo? Part 3
We are all shuttered up and packing to leave to go inland. . . .The tide is unusually high today despite it not being a full moon tide. Predictions are changing on the minute…Florence is now thought to be heading a little further south and hanging around coastline longer… Keep us in your prayers! Continue reading Go with the Flo? Part 2
Keeping friends and family in the loop, I will attempt to post several times throughout the next few days as we weather Hurricane Florence here in Wilmington, NC. Today is Wednesday, September 12, 2018 …it is 9:30 am.. Stay tuned! Continue reading Go with the Flo?
Off-strip Vegas gem Hobak Korean BBQ is a family favorite because we miss having access to Korean bbq in Wilmington, NC. Our years in SoCal and Virginia were filled with adventuresome Asian shopping and dining out. Sadly, the only BBQ in the south is Carolina BBQ, which is great, don’t get me wrong, but it’s nothing like Korean BBQ! Korean BBQ is a communal eating experience right at your table, washed down with Soju or Hite Beer or..at least at Hobak… a beer and soju tower right at your table that is a ready-to-pour tap of goodness! The meats at … Continue reading Hobak Korean BBQ will leave you full of happy!
Took a break from typical Vegas and visited off-strip gem Bacci Burgers for their innovative Asian themed burgers. From the ice-cold Nigori sake… To the oxtail chili cheese fries…spicy goodness…. …the most excellent Bahn mi Burger… Medium rare Angus burger with pork pate, fried egg and pickled carrot slaw.served with more house pickled veggies. And gilding the lily with truffle fries… Our amusing, former musician host completed the experience with his wit and abilities. So many off the strip gems here! Stay tuned for Hobak Korean Bbq in my next post! Continue reading Burgers and fries “Vegas style”
The food at the new Castle Street restaurant Rolled and Baked cannot overcome the following flaws: slow/delayed opening, slow service, erratic hours, small portions with big price tags, no carry-out service, and most annoying… owners and service people who lack experience in the industry. I had high hopes for this cutie…but alas…. Continue reading Rolled and Tanked
For anyone who has traveled in the Mediterranean, particularly Italy and Greece, and has been searching for a melon to rival the honey-sweet taste of the beauties over there….I have made a discovery! Although I cannot replicate the experience of … Continue reading Long lost memory…FOUND!
Visited the long awaited opening of Tequila Comida &Cantina this evening for dinner. This newest addition to the Los Portales family of food purveyors is just trying out its sea legs with the refurbished space formerly occupied by Olo Cantina. You are greeted with a bolillo roll and red and green salsas or olive oil for dipping. I enjoyed my El Guapo cerveza and my Mole Pipian de Cuerdo My husband’s Tacos de Chicharones were very good, full of fried pork belly and pickled onions. The bar is fully stocked and Margaritas are excellent. The bartender is always willing to … Continue reading Tequila Comida & Cantina
Our celebration of the risen Christ always involves family, food, music and prayer. The bountiful food is personal because the recipes have been passed down for three generations here in the U.S. I hope that when I cook and serve my grown children their great-grandmother’s handwritten tsoureki recipe they can understand that her substitution of anisette and orange juice for Mahlepi was born of economic necessity and the ingenuity of an immigrant. When we feast on lamb, we remember that Jesus Christ allowed himself to be the ultimate sacrificial lamb. When we crack the eggs dyed red and exclaim “Xristos … Continue reading Greek Orthodox Easter 2018