First Week of Culinary School: ServSafe and Horror Stories

  I’ve officially survived my first week of classes at the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. Before we can start practicing our knife skills and get into the kitchen we have to take our ServSafe course and (hopefully) pass the test for certification. The purpose of ServSafe, I’ve deduced, is basically to make you lose your appetite and never want to eat food again. … Continue reading First Week of Culinary School: ServSafe and Horror Stories

Cuban Sandwich Cafe

Living on the east side really has its perks. The rent is cheap, downtown Austin is 5 minutes away, and, most importantly, there is an incredibly diverse selection of places to eat. East Austin is basically a melting pot. Are you looking for American food made with locally grown ingredients? Try East Side Cafe. Love breakfast tacos the size of a newborn child? Head on … Continue reading Cuban Sandwich Cafe

Grilled Pizza with Fresh Herbs and Tomatoes

The first time I tried to grill pizza it was an absolute disaster. I used dough that was waaaay too pliable, I didn’t get the cheese melted to my liking, and I didn’t pay enough attention to the bottom of the crust which ended up BURNT. Let’s learn from my mistakes! My second attempt was wonderful. I used a sturdier dough recipe, had the grill … Continue reading Grilled Pizza with Fresh Herbs and Tomatoes

Unicycle Football: The Hot Dogs vs. Los Bierdos

Last weekend I had the joy of going to watch my friend Johnny Bebo play unicycle football. No thats not a typo. UNICYCLE FOOTBALL! Bear with me while I attempt to explain this… The traditional coin toss is replaced with a joust on unicycles. They place 5 0n 5 using flags… Plays can only be made while on the unicycle. Once a player fall off of … Continue reading Unicycle Football: The Hot Dogs vs. Los Bierdos

For the Love of Old: Door Edition

I tend to lean towards recycling materials as much as possible whenever I take on an art/building project. There is something about working with old wooden doors that I absolutely adore. Everything from the rusted hinges to the chipped paint gives the piece a background that is uniquely its own. This particular door was found at the Fort Worth flea market last month. I paid $15 … Continue reading For the Love of Old: Door Edition

Pizza! (Cause It’s OUR Time)

This post is brought to you by one of Sean Penn’s most brilliant moments in cinematic history: I have a special place in my heart for pizza and I make it all of the time. I even made green pizza dough for Saint Patty’s Day last year (see the bottom of this post if you’re curious). Pizza is such an easy meal to prepare in … Continue reading Pizza! (Cause It’s OUR Time)