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May 16th, 2014 @ 8:47 am
Friday Five: Chocolate

chocolateMy five favorite chocolates:

  1. Mauna Loa Dark Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts
  2. Krackel
  3. Hershey’s with Almonds
  4. Hershey’s Special Dark
  5. Reese’s Peanut Butter Miniatures
April 4th, 2014 @ 4:04 am
Friday Five: Gin Drinks

Gin and TonicMy five favorite gin drinks:

  1. G&T
  2. Tom Collins
  3. Gimlet
  4. Classic Martini
  5. Salty Dog

Ernest Hemingway’s Favorite Hamburger Recipe

November 24th, 2013 @ 6:27 pm
A Last Meal

I am increasingly convinced that a tremendous amount of yin and yang is important to a successful marriage. My wife and I have dramatically different opinions about dining, for example: She lives to eat. I eat to live. If you were to give each of us an hour to decide what we wanted for a […]

A Pizza Diatribe

November 8th, 2013 @ 6:22 am
Friday Five: Favorite (Non-Chip) Snacks

HersheyI love me some Cool Ranch Doritos™, so I had to make this list more specific.

  • Hershey’s Milk Chocolate with Almonds
  • Milk Chocolate Non Pareils
  • krackel
  • Nestlé Crunch
  • Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures

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“As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.”
Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast, 1964

May 17th, 2013 @ 7:07 am
Friday Five: Best Los Angeles Restaurants

Rodeo Drive

May 3rd, 2013 @ 6:59 am
Friday Five: Breakfast Foods

Bacon and EggsMy five favorite breakfast foods:

  1. Scrambled Eggs with Bacon
  2. Greek Yogurt and Granola
  3. Chocolate Chip Pancakes
  4. Chocolate Chip Blueberry Muffins
  5. Raisin Bran
March 19th, 2010 @ 7:32 am
Friday Five: Almond Flavors
  1. Salted
  2. Lemon
  3. Salt and Vinegar
  4. Lime and Chili
  5. Barbecue
January 15th, 2010 @ 8:08 am
Friday Five: Favorite Things Containing Tomatoes
  1. my wife’s artichoke, mushroom, asparagus, tomato medley
  2. Penne Arrabbiata
  3. pizza
  4. turkey sandwich
  5. California Pizza Kitchen Broccolini and Sun-dried Tomato Fusilli
November 27th, 2009 @ 5:04 am
Friday Five: Favorite Day-After Thanksgiving Foods
  • string bean casserole
  • apple pie (pumpkin if desperate)
  • stuffing
  • mashed potatoes
  • turkey

Bonus Five: Favorite Things to Do Thanksgiving Weekend

  • watch college football
  • watch pro football
  • cook the World-Famous Lorraine Gagne Thanksgiving Turkey™
  • put up the tree
  • nap

Bonus Five: Five Things for Which I’m Thankful

  • my wife
  • my family
  • my job
  • my health
  • my Gators
October 30th, 2009 @ 8:10 am
Friday Five: Halloween Treats
  1. Candy Corn
  2. Reeses’ Miniatures
  3. Nestlé Crunch
  4. Apples
  5. Nerds
July 20th, 2009 @ 7:42 am
How to Make Great Coffee with a French Press

Last year while visiting David Snyder, my business partner and a man who positively oozes class, I enjoyed for the first time a cup of coffee made with a French press. It was just about the best cup of coffee I’d ever had. I remember when I was in high school my father went through […]

July 10th, 2009 @ 6:10 am
Friday Five: My Favorite Nuts
  1. Almond
  2. Cashew
  3. Walnut
  4. Pecan Pistachio
  5. Peanut Macadamia

I really don’t know how I managed to forget two of my favorite nuts. Thanks for the comments, guys.

May 27th, 2009 @ 5:20 pm
Daily David

General Stuff Florida’s Tim Tebow routinely rejects all kinds of sex requests. We had dinner at The Bazaar on Saturday night. It was tragically expensive — and I’m not really a “foodie” — but I can appreciate art. The LA Times review is spot-on. I love these vintage sexist ads. Yes, you must pick one. […]

April 26th, 2009 @ 9:30 am
Cynthia’s Restaurant 3

We had dinner last night at Cynthia’s Restaurant 3 (blog) on 3rd Street in Hollywood. (I am coming down the home stretch here of the Velocity Diet and get to have one HSM each day.) I have to tell you: If it wasn’t for my meal, I’d say this was a terrific place to eat. […]

April 21st, 2009 @ 3:36 pm
The Velocity Diet: I Like Chocolate Edition

I completed Phase I of the Velocity Diet with my fifth shake on Sunday night. (I’ll write my review of Week Four soon.) I guess the guys at T-Nation are pretty good with their calculations, because I had barely enough Metabolic Drive shake mix to last me exactly through Phase I. By Monday morning I […]

April 17th, 2009 @ 8:43 am
Friday Five: Velocity Diet

Five Things That I Can’t Wait to Have Once I’m Done with the Velocity Diet

  1. French Fries
  2. Popcorn
  3. Emerald Nuts Smoked Almonds
  4. Emilio’s Chicken Piccata
  5. Coca Cola
April 15th, 2009 @ 8:03 am
The Velocity Diet – Week Three

This is day three of my fourth week on the Velocity Diet and at this point I am feeling pretty damn good about it. By this time next week I will be deep into Phase II of the program, during which I will get to consume a glorious healthy solid meal every single day. Right […]