September 4, 2010

amanda’s gluten-free cupcakes

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September 3, 2010

siphon coffee at frank

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March 24, 2009

The Rolando’s logo

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This is the logo for Rolando’s Super Tacos in San Antonio.

They make the biggest and, in their own very Tex-Mex way, best breakfast tacos in the city. My friends and family have been making the drive across town to their modest looking converted house off Hildebrand for well over 10 years.

For whatever reason, I’ve googled for their logo a number of times and never could find it. Then I realized I had it all along on a coffee mug, so now it’s finally online.  I’m strangely proud of this.

Tags: — Matt @ 11:10 pm

March 16, 2009

On the Dole

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So far the second-best thing to come out of unemployment, besides the new website, is my discovery of a perfect smoothie recipe unblemished by the scourge of bananas. I developed it following several criteria: more fruit in my diet (the texture of stuff like peaches and berries grosses me out), no bananas or pineapple, and it had to be tart, not cloyingly sweet. Here it is:

  • 2 apricots or 1 peach (canned works, especially if stored in pear juice instead of heavy syrup)
  • 10 or so raspberries (frozen works)
  • 3 big spoonfuls of low-fat plain yogurt, about 1/3 cup
  • 1 generous spoonful frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • honey to taste (1-2 spoonfuls)

Blend until it’s the consistency of a milkshake. Makes about 16 oz.

Tags: — Matt @ 9:40 pm

June 6, 2008

My God, That’s Disgusting. Let’s Eat It.

2008
Some village outside Karlsruhe
On Flickr

This was the “Madagaskarschnitzel” – 1/1 Schwein. That is, the “Schnitzel with spicy peppercorn sauce – Full Pig.”

Tags: — admin @ 10:54 pm

June 3, 2008

German Breakfast

2008
Karlsruhe, Germany
On Flickr

In lieu of breakfast tacos, a German breakfast consists mostly of their wonderful bread and, basically, cold cuts and cheese. Our hotel at least also served eggs, cereal, and sausage. Unfortunately sometimes the ‘wurst’ turned out to be a good old, nasty hot dog.

Tags: — admin @ 10:51 pm

June 2, 2008

Pide mit Knoblauchwurst

2008
Karlsruhe
On Flickr

Shout out to the breakfast taco of Germany: döner kebab. Like the taco, it’s deceptively simple — meat shaved off a spit and served in a bread pocket. The dish is a German innovation on a Turkish specialty. It was created in Berlin and became the fast food of choice for lunch-goers and stumbling drunks.

Also like a taco, döner is served in a thousand different varieties. The shops usually sell pizza, too, which the above dish is closer to, except it’s got Turkish garlic sausage and a crust made from same ‘pida’ dough used for döner pockets.

My favorite döner (not pictured) is a standard one: fresh-baked, flaky pocket stuffed with the meat and a soft cheese similar to feta, drenched in herb-yogurt sauce. Top with crushed red pepper flakes.

Germans, like Texans, love a disgustingly huge plate of food from time to time, but haven’t carried the idea over to döner. I tried in vain to pitch my coworkers on a first-to-market solution for döner XXL. It was to be called the Dönersaurus (and, with cheese, the Dönersaurus Rex), and it would have been glorious.

Tags: — admin @ 10:51 pm

May 13, 2008

Behold Rolando’s

2006
San Antonio
On Flickr

Rolando’s Super Tacos makes the hugest tacos you’ve ever seen. They’re so big they have to advertise “Now: We serve small tacos!” They’re good, too. We drive past at least 100 other taquerias on our way there.

Tags: , — admin @ 9:11 pm

April 1, 2008

Wedge Salad

2008
Las Vegas
On Flickr

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