Knife Fight: Skate Wing

Knife Fight Skate WingClutch your pearls and shorten your skirts because it’s ladies’ night at The Gorbals on this week’s Knife Fight! One night out of the year, Ilan Hall puts away all of the sharp objects and confusing gizmos with their “number” and “buttons” so that two female chefs can prepare food for him without becoming hysterical or, heaven forbid, crying. The two lucky ladies are Border Grill’s Mary Sue Milliken and her bestest of besties, James Beard award winning chef Tracy Des Jardin. Continue reading

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Knife Fight: Eel and Whole Goose

Knife Fight whole goose
It’s a very special double episode of Knife Fight, which is like a very special episode of Diff’rent Strokes only with much less bad touching. First up is Chef Jason Wilson from Seattle. He has come to destroy! Woot, destruction! And from nowhere in particular, it’s Greg Denton who currently cooks in Oregon. So it’s a northwest challenge, and it’s game granola hippie dippie on. Continue reading
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Sharknado 2: Stop Trying To Make Sharknado Happen


I never watched Sharknado 1 despite the fever-pitched hype, and yet I find myself glued to the screen as Sharknado 2 unleashes its fishy wrath all over my television. I vowed to change the channel unless Kelley Osborne was killed off quickly, and boom! Problem solved. Now it’s all about that guy from Beverly Hills 90210 and the chick with the mess of a boob job “acting” their way through a script so bad it’s good. Continue reading

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Project Runway Season A Million, Episode One


“If there’s one thing holding me back, it’s nothing right now.”

I can’t remember which designer spoke those garbles, but does it matter? It’s the perfect reality television competition Statement Of Self. It says, “I have no idea what I’m talking about, but words are important, too.” That overconfident and undereducated delusion is why I keep tuning into Project Runway season after season, crappy design after crappy design. Continue reading

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Brew Dogs: Durango, Colorado

Brew Dogs Druango Colorado

This week the Brew Dogs find themselves in Durango, Colorado,  a one-horse town with a seven-craft-breweries thirst. The cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park are rich in brewing history. Or, none at all. The people of Mesa Verde did not brew beer. But, local Apache tribes brewed corn beer. With no carbonation and a low alcohol content, Native American corn beer doesn’t sound very good at all, but hey. Beer is beer, right? Continue reading

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