Foobooz’s Philadelphia Drink Contest

I’ve entered in a few silly cocktails for a Philadelphia inspired drink contest. I was trying to think of things really philly, but drinkable, but silly. Plus I was bored.

Finalists get picked today. fingers crossed. Here were my submissions. Try them at home, if you dare.

Rooby Frooty Cherry Sody

in a tall glass.
fill with ice
3/4 Frank’s Black Cherry Wishniak Soda
1/4 Art in the Age Rhuby

Garnish with a wild free range organic cherry from Lancaster, PA
‘The Peanut Slew’ and Homage to the Goldenberg’s chew that was.

1 shot Nut Liquor (
1 shot Godiva Liquor (
1 shot half and half

Shakey shake shake in a shaker with ice, pour into a chilled glass.

Garnish with a bite sized peanut chew. Milk or Dark. i like dark.

The Phanatic

1 pint of Miller light
1 shot of absinthe (a green one)

enjoy in lot k, 2st and the like.

the Cheesesteaker

bacon vodka (your own infusion or
splash extra dry vermouth
splash olive juice

shakey shake and serve in martini glass

garnish with pearl onion and sharp cheese cube

Good luck to all the entrants. but mostly good luck to mine. 


Blue plums

Thanks very much to Olivia at My Custom Cookies for offering her GreensGrow CSA share to me yesterday. Flooding was terrible in the area, and she couldn’t get to the farm.

I could.

I WIN! what? Blue plums for one.

They are small and blue. and taste like plums. very pretty. i could see Martha Stewart going wild for them.

Just plummy.

Ground cherries

Ground cherry is a sweet nutty fruit. wrapped up in a brown paper bag shell like a delicious colt 45.

tastes like a nutty pineapplish thing.


we got them at greensgrow yesterday and am eating them plain. but you could make a pie or jam with them too. or put them in yogurt or throw them at your friends.

DInardo’s seafood cracks my schnit up

Dinardo’s “award winning” seafood restaurant was a trip back in time. A time when waitresses cursed, beer was american, and flies were part of the ambiance. Or so they tell me. 

needless to say, i loved it.

a photo book shows the love.

ps sarcasm aside, the fries were actually really good.

ps 2: i grew a really large heirloom tomato that day. bigger than a human man hand.

hotsie peppers

ornamental peppers

I went to a small farmers market on Chestnut between 9th and 10th today. There were 2 farm stands, a CSA pickup, a blood pressure/general wellness check up table, and an annoying Greenpeace dude (bringing me way down).












The non Amish/mennonite/child labor table had a GREAT variety of hot and other peppers.


For one american dollar I got some hungarian peppers, 5 other peppers that i forget the name and intensity of, and 6 cherry peppers that I would like to stuff. Rachael Ray has a recipe here.


hey loverboy,

more than just ice cream.

I went to more than just ice cream for lunch.

I had jerk chicken that was just really grilled chicken. who cares i really just went for the ice cream.

also, my friend put this song in my head.

unrelated. lust for life, iggy pop. remember trainspotting? that was a good skinny ewan time.

Scrambled eggs for dogs.

My dog Oliver is on a hunger strike because we adopted him another dog friend and he’s all, wtf is this sharing nonsense?

So this morning I woke up at 6:30 am to scramble my DOG an egg. yes, i’m that person, but he was psyched.

The wise internet tells me this is A – Ok! thank god for the authority of ‘askville‘.

He’s a prince, he is.

I went to gigi to celebrate Kyle Kendrick’s win




I went to Gigi to celebrate Kyle Kendrick’s win last night. Kidding, it was near my office and a coworker wanted to go out. But anyway, food was decent and it was cool and relaxing inside. Donnybrook stout was the drink and it is on tap is creamy and smoooth and pairs well with Turkey Club Sandwiches.

Oh and also, links and such:  Gigi is a restaurant in Old City on Market street that is owned by Kyle Kendrick’s wife Stephanie. Who is a star in her own right. 


Donnybrook Fair. video worth it for the crowd dancing shots.



salsamole! guacamato!

Ingredients for my amazing Salsamole!

2 medium roma tomatoes or any tomato that isn’t too juicy.

1 avacado

1/2 candy onion or a white onion that doesn’t stink toooooo much

1 squeeze of cilantro paste 

seriously, fresh cilantro is great, but goes bad so fast. so the tube stuff is nice.

1 shake of course salt. chunky chunky salt.

1 squeeze of lime juice (i like either fresh lime or the sweeter key lime juice, but regular is fine)

if you want to go CRAZY you can also add a dash of liquid smoke.

thanks to @vertigodesign @Pierzy for the names!

 the tomato pictured here is the one i didnt cut up. its the kind that is too smooshy.