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Weekly Favorites 04/05/2018 to 04/21/2018

Time for another batch of favorite food and restaurant articles. This week, I decided to branch out and include some of my fellow bloggers!

30 + Grilled Meat Recipes- via

It may not feel like it for most of the country, but summer is coming! Backyard barbecues and nights on the patio are around the corner. Take some inspiration for your next barecue!

German Chocolate Cookies- via For the Love of Cooking

Something about chocolate cookies just brings me back to childhood! These German Chocolate Cookies look amazing!

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs- via The Girl Who Ate Everything

I love a variation on chicken and tomato sauce! This one had all of the key variations in it. Fried chicken, tomato sauce, cheese, and the possibility of pasta added in. I can't wait to try it out!

The Best Cookie Recipes to Bake this Weekend- via

It was a good week for cookies. Looks like I'll be trying out cookie recipes until further notice. I don't know if I'll start with the …
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Weekly Favorites 04/08/18 to 04/15/18

Wow, another week has gone by! It's been busy around here, but it's been slow in the favorite food and restaurant article department! Again this week, I only found one article to put up!

Trawling for Shrimp and Grits- via Garden and Gun

I never met a grit I didn't like, much less a shrimp I didn't like! Here, Garden & Gun walks through five great southern restaurants, and their takes on a classic dish. One of them is even from Houston!

Weekly Favorites 4/1/2018 through 4/7/2018

Well the week's almost over, and there's only one, but here is my favorite food and restaurant article for the week! Better late than never I suppose!

Navigating the New Orleans Po'Boy- via Garden & Gun

One of my favorite things, is a classic Po'Boy! Whether it's some fried oysters, stewed meat, or an Italian variation with some meatballs, you can't beat a good Po'Boy! And don't forget the Zapp's!

Weekly Favorites 03/25/18 through 03/31/18

This week's batch of favorite food and restaurant articles is a journey from Harlem to Nashville to Puerto Rico!

Bebop Chicken Chili - via Garden & Gun

I'm not sure exactly what drew me to this article at first, but then I saw it was inspired by none other than Charlie Parker! Looking over the ingredients list, this chili is sure to pack a flavor punch! I'm going to have to try this one out!

What's New in Nashville- via Garden & Gun

I've always wanted to go to Nashville! The Ryman Auditorium, the music, and now these seven new places to check out for food, Nashville is definitely a place I need to check out!

The Ultimate Puerto Rican Food Guide- via Explore Parts Unknown

If you've been following along for long, you've maybe noticed that I'm a bit of an Anthony Bourdain fan! And as it turns out, he makes a great travel guide. So for your next trip through Puerto Rico, which understandably may not be soon, consider this Puerto Rican food guide to hel…

Weekly Favorites 03/18/2018 to 03/24/2018

Every week, I see all kinds of food and restaurant related articles. These are my favorites that made the cut!

Well-done Meat May be Bad for Your Blood Pressure- via

I've never liked well done meat, for any reason. I've always thought anything over medium is over done. For me, the meat gets dried out and all of the flavor cooks out after that. Now there it looks like there is some science to back that up!

Alton Brown's Atlanta- via Garden & Gun

I've been to Atlanta once. Just passing through for work, I liked what I saw. Unfortunately back then, I didn't have much time to stop and explore. Now if I ever get a chance to go back, I can use Alton Brown as my guide! I'm not sure that I would follow his exact schedule, but everything from the apple fritter, to the burger, to the
coffee shop sound like they're just what I would need to go see! And that steak at Marcel's, makes me want to pack up and head over right now!

How to Make Perfectly Fried Ca…

Weekly Favorites 03/11/18 to 03/17/18

Another week gone by, and another list of my favorite food and restaurant articles!

Performance Plate- via Outside Magazine
I don't get out as much as I used to, but I still consider myself a pretty active, outdoorsy guy. If you're like me, a good snack bar or granola bar goes a long way when hunger strikes. Here, Outside Magazine's editors bring you the top list of snack bars! 

Shrimp and Carolina Gold Rice "Grits"- via Garden & Gun
We don't make shrimp and grits often, but when we do, watch out, there's a shrimp or grit that stands a chance! So when I saw this Chinese influence shrimp and rice dish, I had to click on it! And you better believe I'll be making this sometime soon!

Southern Soul's Brunswick Stew Recipe- via Garden & Gun
I don't know exactly what it was that drew me in to this recipe, maybe it was the smoked meat, or the spice, or the  fact that serves 15 to 18 people, but I do know, that I am going to have to try it! 

11 Tru…

Kind Coffee

The fall of 2004 found me driving across Texas and in to the mountains north of Denver to take a gap year from school. The allure of the hiking and camping in the mountains was strong and I had to go.
While I was there, I would be attending be attending a Bible School called Ravencrest Chalet, nestled high in the valley just outside Estes Park, CO.

One of the first orders of business when I arrived was to find a suitable coffee shop. Sure there was a Starbucks in town, but there's a Starbucks in every town. I took a tip from one of the instructors at school and headed to Kind Coffee. I was not disappointed.

Kind Coffee was perfect. They had WiFi, comfy chairs, a creek out back, and of course, coffee. My go to back then was a shot of espresso in a cup of coffee, aptly named A Shot in the Dark, it would fuel my long reading sessions out back with the creek in the background. Spots by that creek became my favorite for reading on a nice day.

The staff at Kind Coffee was always welco…