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O-M-G: I love wings…but these guys, are out-freaking-standing.

The best spicy garlic wings I ever ate

Lightly sauced with Sugoi’s spicy garlic sauce, you can see that nice sweet spicy glaze glistening off the crispy chicken skin.

Sugoi’s spicy garlic sauce

How good? These wings with a light saucing was unbutton your pants heaven.

Do yourself a favor and order a case from Five-O Marketing at 808-842-6111.

O-M-G….I need a nap now.

Reporting live from QuarryLaneFarms…

Has it really been one year since we started this blog?

Happy Blogoversary!

Blogoversary! uncha-uncha-uncha

We started this blog on February 2nd, 2010: so what better way to recap one year in the blog-o-sphere with a list of my favorite posts, sexy time posts, and of course our favorite food porn.

Most favorite posts:

1. Boeuf Bourguignon and guest Chef Fornication Francois : This is one of my favorite posts because I actually write a character evolution piece using food and Julia Child as the vehicle. Brings me back to my creative writing class in college. I am most proud of this post.

 2. Cantankerous Clams – Cause you’re gonna want to lick the bowl clean : Start to finish, step by step, almost all pictures. Keepin it real yo.

3. What is the best part of a McDonalds cheeseburger? : This post/memory drove me back to childhood…like hanabata days kine. Almost like that moment in Ratatouille where one is thrust back into childhood. The post obv not so much about the actual food itself, but the actions around food that drives us to eat.

4. Iron Chef Cat Cora meets a stoned stager and photographer : My attention to gas station details are second to none.

5. Chef Rick Bayless, as an orphan, were you found on the steps of a church wrapped in a tortilla shell? : Did you just picture Chef Bayless IN a tortilla shell? I did.

Sexy time posts:

1. Top Chef Jennifer Carroll in a bikini, Bacon bikini, Padma licking BBQ sauce sweaty-naked or https://quarrylanefarms.wordpress.com/2011/01/16/beach-fufu-drink-top-chef-boobs-thanks-chefjencarroll-damn-you-ericripert-caymancookout/ : The first started out as we mocked another Cleveland blogger. But with the popularity of Top Chef and BravoTV, these two posts seem to be very popular thanks to the bikini pictures, Chef Eric Ripert’s je ne sais quoi, and of course Host Padma Lakshmi licking. Grab a kleenex.

2. Wear your bikini for the 120lbs of pig Happy 4th of July – #oinkfest2010 : Cause our foodie friends are way cool esp since the piggy was so. damn. good. and the hot chicks in bikinis were outstanding. Love America on the 4th of July.

3. Symon Fieri QuarryLaneFarms Brown and DeLaurentiis: All in one place – Cleveland : One picture at the end (thanks HD) makes this post worth visiting. You’ll need a moment.

Food porn:



1. The Best Burger in the world is… : This post is still causing plenty of controversy. Food porn indeed as my vote for the best burger in the world.

2. Gigantic smoked turkey leg…Disneyland style. : Lotsa people with large pieces of meat. Nuff said.

3. @Nomnomtruck – The best banh mi sandwich ever #perfection #hotchick : The detail and close up/macro shots we took of this amazing sandwich is enough to get you a “culinary boner”.

Bonus: B-Y-O-Bacon at Mhenry in Chicago #eggslut : Just look at the last picture post. Happens to me all the time. “Don’t move, I’ll get you a towel…”

Entree the proverbial Bourdain phrase: “So what have we learned?” Well, I can easily say we here at QuarryLaneFarms enjoy our successes/failures of cooking, writing, photography, and of course eating. Our belief remains: Sharing your food is really sharing your soul, your thoughts, your imagination, and most importantly, the history of your family.

Thank you to all of our readers.

Special thanks to Joolie, Snoozie, Curtis, Giner, Sneakerhead, KHWattz, Ms. Veggie, Mr. Drenalin and of course all of our families. We’d be lost without you.

A wise friend said to me, “Keep drinking cause it gets better!”

Wilco

Reporting live from QuarryLaneFarms…

Warmer weather this week reminded all of our line chefs of Hawaii – particularly plate lunches. 

For those of you who haven’t been, a “plate lunch” is the classic lunch in Hawaii consisting of two scoops of rice, one scoop of mac salad, and the main entrée. Additionally, sometimes gravy or sauce spills over on the rice. Mmmmmm. Our favorite places? Grace’s Inn (Chicken Katsu extra rice kimchee), Rainbow’s Drive-In (Boneless Chicken gravy all over), Heights Drive Inn (Heights special), Best Drive-In (Meat jeun plate) Zippy’s (Chili dog plate)…our list goes on and on and on and on and on…… 

Sadly, our favorite haunts, have not opened any satellite restaurant in Cleveland. Dammit.

In hopes to diffuse our plate lunch infatuation, this week we feature our QuarryLaneFarms Mixed Plate: Two generous scoops of rice with furikake, one scoop mac salad, huli-huli chicken and kalbi ribs with your choice of sides of kimchee or napa zuke or ume. 

QLF: Mix plate with Huli-huli chicken and Kalbi ribs

 

Our Huli-Huli chicken is way better than just plain old teri-chicken as the smokeyness from our keawe wood grill makes a HUGE difference. Crispy skin on a juicy thigh…so delicious. 

Our Kalbi Ribs are fast and easy…so good. Note the glistening savory sauce moist and juicy ready to be devoured (sorry, we’re not making Pipikaula anytime soon). 

Isn’t strange how one small bite of food reminds you of your childhood? 

 Reporting live from QuarryLaneFarms

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