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I know I know I know….I’m so au-shamed.


Had to quick lunch it as we’re hosting a private party tonight for the Woodlawn Baker tonight from Chicago. He’s also bringing baguettes and Moscow Mules.

SO-after this “healthy lunch”, I’m on the hunt for some garlic (40-clove garlic chicken) and Clams (Thanks @KrisRunTri for her Cantankerousness).

I need a nap.

Reporting live from QuarryLaneFarms…

For those that missed dinner last night at The Greenhouse (@thegreenhouse) in Cleveland…and if you did, sign up for the Twitter!

Many mahalos to Food & Wine’s Best New Chef – Chef Jonathan Sawyer and his crews for their work. Awesome!

Yes, we have talked about Chef Sawyer and one of our favorite Cleveland restaurant The Greenhouse Tavern a bunch before….so to help your memory:

Loud and hilarious – the Greenhouse Tavern Chef Sawyer and his gravy frites



Devils-foie-clams-animal-style-frites-thegreenhouse #isitlunchyet

Lots of celebrity Chefs in Ohio for VeggieU @theChefsGarden 

Last night – What did we order? Why? Foodporn? Since most of you don’t like reading a TON…Of course we have the money shots for you today….

Devils on Horseback w/ Dee-Jay's bacon wrapped dates, almonds, bitter chocolate & roasted Fresno pepper

Foie Gras Steamed Clams w/ butter, red onion brulee, late harvest viognier vinegar & grilled bread

Hand Ground Beef Tartar Frites w/ pommes frites, egg, salted red jalapeno, Dijon mustard crostini & cornichon relish.Here's the money shot of the rosemary frites - In. Love. With. Them.

Fifth Quarter w/ tasty bits.....aka...Classic english deviled egg w/ shaved beef tongue

Well pipped with yolks and "bits" - Mayor @JoeG2001 approved

Duck Pasta w/ Ohio apples, strozzapreti pasta, pecorino peppato, duck livers, roasted red onion, duck skin cracklings & toasted breadcrumbs

Carbonara Style Frites w/ pommes frites, black pepper, pecorino cheese, poached eggs & pancetta pepato

Here's your @thegreenhouse Carbonara Pommes Frites money shot

Roasted Pigs Head w/ shrimp paste BBQ, raw vegetable salad, shallot mignonette, lemon wedges & lettuce cups

(In your best Gossip Girl voice) Oink me bitches...

Now we thought the skin or the chicharone was the piece de resistance in this dish. Sadly, the skin was soft and not crispy. Maybe we were dreaming of the Pork Highway again (Puerto Rico).

Peel back the Pig's Head skin and fat, and you find delicious juicy pork....

Juicy cheek meat #moneyshot

And of course we ordered dessert too…

Semifreddo (like kid time ice cream sandwich)

Who else loves an ice cream sandwich?

Again, thanks to Chef Jonathon Sawyer and staff for another outstanding meal last night.

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 : 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!”


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