You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘favorite’ tag.

Sometimes the most simple dishes…are the most delicious.

Take this classic Hawaii favorite: rice, hamburger patty, egg, with gravy all-over with a side of mac salad.

Ono-licious loco moco

Kama’ainas call this favorite dish – The loco moco. Our special of the day.

Any eggsluts out there wants to pop my yolk?

Happy Thursday.

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!”


Reporting live from QuarryLaneFarms…

*Results* on the epic battle between burgers!!!!  

He has several other great restaurants such as Lola, Lolita, etc….but Iron Chef Michel Symon’s B-Spot has incredible burgers…SO WHICH ONE DO I ORDER?!?!?!!? 

Iron Chef Michael Symon

Iron Chef Michael Symon

Fellow countrymen and countrywomen, let America help you choose. 


In this corner, known as B-Spot’s Staff favorite, the Symon Says burger! [Symon Says burger with bologna, coleslaw, whip sauce, American cheese 8.00]   


The Symon Says Burger

And in that corner, winner of the 2010 South Beach Wine & Food Festival #1 burger in America, Fat Doug! [Fat Doug burger with coleslaw, pastrami, Swiss, mustard 8.00]  

The Fat Doug Burger

(Insert loud cheering and screaming)  

Lets deconstruct the parts shall we?   

Bun = tie = Equally good on both. If you’re counting your carbs, slap yourself-you deserve another.  

Hamburger meat = tie = Both were served with the NY ground meat from Pat La Frieda.  

Hamburger meat = tie = Both cooked medium rare. Awesome.  

Extra meat = Symon Says = Symon Says has fried bologna vs Fat Doug has pastrami. Pastrami is great -really nice, lean, juicy…but comparatively to bologna -it can’t win. The crispy outside of the bologna with the soft buttery insides make the mystery meat bologna a winner every time. Besides, as a child, who didn’t LOVE bologna sandwiches? If you didn’t…you were that weird kid eating his boogers in the corner of the classroom. No questions here – an easy win for fried bologna.  

Cheese = Symon Says. What other burger, made in America, would even allow you to put another cheese on? Blasphemy right?  

Provalone-This isn’t little Italy.  

Manchego-That sounds like you’re light in the loafers.  

Swiss?!?!?!? Look, don’t misunderstand me.  

Swiss is nice, but it’s not Johnny-Cash-I-Walk-The-Line-John-Cougar-Mellencamp-Jack-and-Diane-Bruce-The-Boss-Springstein-Born-in-the-USA on-my-American-Cheeseburger! Look-if you want some Swiss, eat a Ricola. If you want a burger, have some good ole American Cheese.  

Hello...I'm Johnny Cash


The Boss

***Additionally the combination of bologna and gooey melted American cheese perhaps was the sentimental favorite since it was our childhood favorite.  

Coleslaw = tie = Both burgers had coleslaw.  

Sauces = Whip Sauce in the Symon Says. The Whip sauce creeped into the bun which made it SO much more decadent than just mustard.  

Price = tie = Both burgers were $8 – same.  

Overall winner = Symon Says  

Now we did have a few fellow foodies write in and express their concern for not trying the Yo! burger or the Veggie burger (free bacon).  

Never fear, we will evaluate those burgers when the time is right.  

But until then, unless you’re unAmerican, the winner/recommendation for Iron Chef Michael Symon’s B-Spot: The Symon Says Burger  

Cue the song “Proud to be an American” / Launch the fireworks / Signal the Blue Angels flyover / And fade to awesomeness 

Reporting live from QuarryLaneFarms 

FoodBuzz Featured Publisher


Twitter with us!

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 594 other followers