Jimmie and the clandestine – Cattle Call at the hole!

As I was finding my way through this whole culinary school thing, I was required to do an internship. I met a lady named Leann Rimes . . .  something like that. She is the restaurant and bar General Manager at the Gopher Hole at Castle Creek Golf Club and Resort. His name is Jimmie. Jimmie is one bad-ass mo fo. Jimmie is a music and entertainment events … Continue reading Jimmie and the clandestine – Cattle Call at the hole!

Niko and the “creepy” lady – Niko’s Express Italian Deli – Vista, CA

“That lady scares me”! Niko explains, “I first ran into her at the DMV”. Wow, now I’m scared ’cause she’s now sitting in the deli chair closest to his order counter and there’s a customer approaching. Niko gave her a serious stink eye, but she wasn’t looking. Now I gotta wonder what “she” was doing at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). She appeared to … Continue reading Niko and the “creepy” lady – Niko’s Express Italian Deli – Vista, CA

Eat the left-overs until the wheels fall off.

Does anyone really like their job?  . . . really? Or, does it just make more sense to be sitting on a white sandy beach while being served cocktails and eating oysters? Many of you know where I work and what I do. Others I’ve told, but they just can’t remember. Yet there remains a few, I think, that just don’t have any clue as to what … Continue reading Eat the left-overs until the wheels fall off.

New England Boil? St. Patty’s Day – Let’s kick this s**t up a notch!

So take the normal United States version of a traditional St. Patrick’s day meal of corn beef and cabbage (actually considered a New England Boil), and kick it up. Contrary to popular belief the corned beef and cabbage meal is not the typical celebratory meal of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. And to be perfectly honest, I forget what is . . . , and … Continue reading New England Boil? St. Patty’s Day – Let’s kick this s**t up a notch!

Could you possibly break any more dishes? – Sand Crab Tavern

A recent trip to the Sand Crab Tavern in Escondido for Sunday Brunch w/live entertainment (Blues) revealed an atmosphere of insanity, insatiability, instability suitability or downright f**king clumsiness. Well, I’m not quite sure what I just said . . . except the clumsiness part. First of all, for our Sunday Brunch, the menu was not what we had expected from a Sunday Brunch anywhere in San Diego. I guess … Continue reading Could you possibly break any more dishes? – Sand Crab Tavern