Vittles Archive

Pop quiz: What are you doing tomorrow and the next day? If you enjoy delicious beer, scrumptious food and excellent music in a convivial atmosphere, you’ll be heading to the fourth annual Magic City Brewfest! The good folks at Free the Hops (why haven’t you joined yet?), whose efforts resulted in the lifting of the [...]

No, I didn’t do any of those things, but I used to work at Chick-fil-A and unlike many folks who work at restaurants, I still really enjoy eating their delicious chicken sandwiches, nuggets, strips and yes, waffle fries. I was reminded of my years at the Chicken Hut (as some of us call it:) by [...]

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce..mmmm!

Though “National Men Cook Dinner Day” is pretty much every day at my house, thanks to the excellent Crispy on the Outside, where many of my friends now blog, I discovered and prepared this meatball recipe this past weekend. As the Crispy Blogfather Baylen remarked, the recipe is “very, very, very disturbingly named.” However, the [...]

No this isn’t some sort of sell-out, sponsored post. (Full disclosure though: I worked at Chick-Fil-A in high school and still enjoy their delicious chicken sandwiches on a regular basis.) I promised no political posts til after the election and I mean it. However, this post is tangentially related to the events of today. So, [...]

Raw (milk) is War!

Raw is War (pace wrestling fans) when it comes to unpasteurized milk for human consumption. Mark Nolt, a Pennsylvania dairy farmer, has been repeatedly harassed by state health officials for selling unpasteurized cow milk to consumers who believe that they derive health benefits from his products. Unfortunately, the one-size-fits-all Pennsylvania dairy regulations don’t have any [...]

Batman and Burritos

Kevin and I went to see the Dark Knight in imax at the Space Center in Huntsville on Monday. It was a bit of a drag to have to drive to Huntsville just to see the film in imax (the McWane Center isn’t carrying it), but well worth it. I plan on seeing it again, [...]

Here’s a few beverage ideas to accompany your Memorial Day burgers. (Via Crispy on the Outside.) A couple are only available in California and several are not available here in Alabama because the state senate couldn’t be bothered with getting around to the Gourmet Beer Bill or much of anything else for that matter. (B’ham [...]

Five Guys is here!

Anyone who knows me knows that I love a good cheeseburger and while I generally prefer homemade (because I can make it as rare as I want to), there are several places around town that make a delicious cheeseburger. I happen to think that Hamburger Heaven (which, even with three locations, inexplicably has no website) [...]

Adventures in food, episode 1

Lately I’ve been getting a bit tired of the standard fare at “ethnic” restaurants which have altered their food to appeal to the average U.S. palate. Though I’ve certainly sought out more authentic ethnic restaurants (and eaten the local cuisine in many foreign lands) before, I have never done so in a systematic way, a [...]

Speaking of Chicago

Yes, I am working on the second and final installment of Chicagologue, but in the meantime, take a gander (pun intended) at Baylen Linnekin’s illuminating and mouth-watering piece lamenting Chicago’s Foie Gras ban.