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Mixed Greens/ Spring Mix

Salads have becoming much more confusing over the years.  We have moved from iceberg and romaine to a variety of weeds, leafs, and greens.  Spring mix and mixed greens can be found on even casual restaurant’s menus.  Still the components of these mixtures can be a mystery to even the most knowledgeable foodies.  Some of […]

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Ahi Tuna & Mako Shark

Many month ago I came up with an idea.  Seafood is one of the toughest areas for most servers to learn.  Growing up in the Midwest most of the seafood I ate was called “fish” and usually served in “stick” form.  Early in my restaurant career I served tilapia and cheap salmon.  It wasn’t until […]

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Prosciutto, Pancetta, and Serrano

I had dinner last night at the newest location of Kansas City’s best tapas restaurant, La Bodega.  This was actually my second trip in as many weeks.  I’ve always enjoyed the small plate concept and no one executes it better.  It also led to a foodie discussion of the difference between the different pork products […]

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The Stumpers

I will admit it.  I am a huge trivia fan.  I collect random pieces of trivial information in hope that it one day might come in handy.  This has led to an undefeated streak in Trivial Pursuit that began in the last millennium.  It also leads to me seeking out opportunities to play trivia whenever […]

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Lobster Facts and Trivia

My friend Marcy has been telling me for years that I need a dog.  She thinks it would be good for me to have a pet for companionship.  I have always avoided getting one based on the fact that my schedule prevents me from being home frequently enough to let it outside.  I can see […]

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