Poke and Chill

For those nights when you want to eat fancy, but not be fancy… Eat: Home-made poke bowls. Made from: Sushi-grade tuna, yellowtail, and salmon. (splashed with soy sauce) Avocado White onion Green onion Persian cucumber (splashed with rice vinegar) Hot red pepper Sushi rice seasoning A sauce made from rice vinegar, shishito peppers, hot red peppers, lemon juice, garlic, mint, cilantro, and olive oil. (Feature … Continue reading Poke and Chill

The Theodore – Northpark, Dallas TX

We’ve been lazy bloggers lately, but here’s one from around the regular stomping grounds of Dallas. The Theodore is a pleasant surprise I found with @Mica_Mihaela in Northpark Mall while out for her birthday. My expectations for a mall restatraunt are never particularly high, but it turned out to be a nice break from the crowded parade of commercialist hope that is Northpark. Eat: First, … Continue reading The Theodore – Northpark, Dallas TX

Forecastle Festival – From Thom

Erica says that we should both highlight what we like about Forecastle Festival in Louisville, there’s so much to love – she’s probably right (normally is anyway). As a bit of background: This is our 3rd year to go to Forecastle Festival – and while not the biggest festival in the states by far (or our home state of Texas!) – it has a family … Continue reading Forecastle Festival – From Thom

A Classless Guide to Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY

This weekend we’ll be back in America’s Most Underrated and Mispronounced City – Louisville, Kentucky – for our third year of Forecastle Festival. It’s three days of music, bourbon, and general fun beside the river. Louisville itself is a lesser known and therefore laid back smaller city with plenty of music/art/hipster amenities. For a midwestern kid who’s now adopted Dallas, it seems like it sits … Continue reading A Classless Guide to Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY

Trinkets to Have – from Japan

I have always liked to collect things. I think it’s human nature. Most everyone has a passion or a collection of something, but beyond the every day collection – many people keep mementos or trinkets from their journey through life. Postcards along the way. While in Japan, here a few things that we snagged along the way – either for us or for someone else. … Continue reading Trinkets to Have – from Japan

Not a Tourist Attraction in Tokyo

As I’ve gotten older, and done more traveling, I’ve all but lost the cynical snobbery I once had towards tourist attractions. Even if an attraction is manufactured or highly commercial, what a place wants to show to visitors does show you something about that place. I’ve embraced taking the same picture that everyone takes on Abbey Road; I admit that you really should see the … Continue reading Not a Tourist Attraction in Tokyo

How to Eat, Drink, Play, and Love…

Eat. Eat something local. Eat something to remind you of home. Eat something you ordered by mistake in a language you don’t speak. Finish all of your one pound hamburger and its free. Fail to describe the texture of cooked jellyfish. Eat a gas station hotdog for breakfast after sleeping in your car. Eat more because your friend’s mother is using all of her memory … Continue reading How to Eat, Drink, Play, and Love…