Month: July 2010


Blanc Burgers and Bottles (and Cooking Tips)

Blanc Burgers and Bottles It’s hard to sum up Blanc Burgers and Bottles in a few words.  Successful, perhaps.  Delicious, certainly.  Focused, definitely.  Local, there’s that, too.  Or we can consider the words of Ernesto Peralta, Co-Owner of Blanc, who says his Blanc Burgers and Bottles are “fun, upscale, casual, local, hot, sexy, accessible, approachable” […]

FridgeFriday, recipes

It’s #FridgeFriday … the Gluten Free Edition Featuring Persian Lime Shrimp Scampi

#FridgeFriday Persian Lime Scampi Hi everyone and welcome to my first #FridgeFriday post! Now, I know what you’re either wondering what, exactly, is #FridgeFriday??? and/or you’re thinking “Great, he’s gone and done another another of those weird Twitter things.”  Thinkers: you are correct.  I have done another one of those crazy Twitter things.  Wonderers: allow […]

gluten free, recipes

Gluten Free Update #2

Sorry, everyone, I had intended to give updates about my month of living gluten free more often, but last week was hectic, especially with having to interview Chef Holli Ugalde, write the interview, make sure FOX was cool with it, etc. That’s  not to say I haven’t been off the gluten free diet.  I just haven’t […]


Hell’s Kitchen’s Chef Holli Ugalde

Chef Holli Ugalde from Hell’s Kitchen For some, greatness comes after years of hard work.  For others, greatness is thrust upon them by fate.  And for one special Chef, it came after a whole bunch of coffee and Red Bull. Or so the story goes of how Chef Holli Ugalde earned her spot on Fox’s […]