Tuesday, May 01, 2007
I'M ON LOW AUTHORITY.
The Low Authority Group [D-List Bloggers](Via Comics212, who's a B-lister.)
(3-9 blogs linking in the last 6 months)
The average blog age (the number of days that the blog has been in existence) is about 228 days, which shows a real commitment to blogging. However, bloggers of this type average only 12 posts per month, meaning that their posting habits are generally dedicated but infrequent.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
WHEN FICTION TURNS CORNY.
I get it. But there's no reason this mineralogist should be cracking this joke.
LONDON (Reuters) - Kryptonite, which robbed Superman of his powers, is no longer the stuff of comic books and films.
It would be one thing if it shared the same characteristics, but:
A mineral found by geologists in Serbia shares virtually the same chemical composition as the fictional kryptonite from outer space, used by the superhero's nemesis Lex Luther to weaken him in the film "Superman Returns."
"We will have to be careful with it -- we wouldn't want to deprive Earth of its most famous superhero!," said Dr Chris Stanley, a mineralogist at London's Natural History Museum.
But instead of the large green crystals in Superman comics, the real thing is a white, powdery substance which contains no fluorine and is non-radioactive.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
A HOPPING BRUNCH.
I brunched (if that's not a verb, it should be) at The Wicked Hop today. I ordered the Fat Boy:
Three eggs with cheddar and Jack Cheeses, sauteed onions, mushrooms, red & green peppers, fresh tomatoes and avocado. Served with a side of sun dried tomatoes and sour cream.It was very delicious (but I had sans mushrooms). I do think it would have been better had I a bit more avocado, but it was OK with the amount they gave me. However, it was the service that was poor. I didn't get a refill on my coffee (which cost $2.25). Plus our waitress didn't ask how our meal was in the middle of our meal.
The food was good, but the service was lackluster.
Labels: Dining, Food
Friday, April 06, 2007
LUNCHING & BRUNCHING.
Last week I went to Cafe Hollander on Milwaukee's East Side and came away pretty impressed. Although I wasn't entirely satisfied with the service -- I waited too long for dessert -- I was impressed with the food.
I had the Cafe Club:
Roast turkey, apple wood smoked bacon, red onion, green apples, white cheddar and sweet chili sauce served on toasted country French bread with roasted garlic aioliIt was delicious and would easily order it again. The ingredients blended well and the fries that accompanied the sandwich were delicious, too.
Labels: Dining, Food
Thursday, April 05, 2007
END OF THE LINE.
The Luna Brothers' comic, "Girls," is set to finish soon, as The Comics Review reports. I've seen it before, but never thought about purchasing it. Now maybe I'll wait for the trade.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
EATING THROUGH THE WINDY CITY.
I was in Chicago last week, and I stopped by a few places for some grub.
The first place was Cavanaugh's for lunch (see the outside of the building). There, I had the Roast Turkey Club with fries and a soda. I also learned that Chicago isn't very forgiving on their price points for soda. Mine was $2.25 for a standard size, maybe 20 fluid ounces, and my waiter didn't give me a refill. It was a delicious meal, however, as the club was packed with turkey and the fries weren't overburdening, which is generally the case at restaurants nowadays.
For supper, I went to Fornetto & Mel's Kitchen. It's a nicely remodeled place inside the Best Western on Michigan Avenue. Yes, I stayed at that hotel. My girlfriend and I dined heavily, ordering a salad from the salad bar, some vegetable potstickers and two "individually sized" servings of Margherita Pizza. I put that in quotes because they bill them as individual pizzas, but when you get them, they're easily 10 inches in diameter. They have a great price for them, but it's just a bit misleading in terms of how much you think you'll eat.
The next day, we dined at Yolk, which was right next to our hotel. The place had a great upbeat contemporary feel. The colors really added to that. My fare for that morning:
SANTA FE FRITATTAIt was delicious and something I wouldn't normally try. And I had the wheat toast with it. One of the great things about the place was that they don't butter the toast. Instead, they give you whipped butter at your table and you can control how much you put on.
Bacon, avocado, and three cheeses scrambled with green peppers, green onions, and grilled red diced potatoes. Topped with sour cream and salsa.
For lunch, after wandering around the loop for the better part of the day, we dined at the House of Blues. It certainly had an eclectic air about it. The service wasn't too great. We received some cornbread that we thought was free. But the surprise was ours when we got the bill and found it cost about $5. The food, however, was pretty good. It consisted of a ceasar salad and Mac and Cheese.
It was a delicious way to eat around Chicago, and my stomach is happier for it.
Labels: Dining, Food
Friday, March 23, 2007
I'LL DRINK TO THAT.
Anytime Leinenkugel's introduces a new beer, I get excited.