Saturday, June 23, 2012



Frankies, they bill themselves as "The Gourmet of Fast Food". I couldn't tell what was "gourmet" about them, but everything tasted clean, the atmosphere was relaxed, and I loved their really long hot dogs. It seemed like a fun place to hang out.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Ice cream cookie

It's hard to describe this item of food, a Giant Caplico Cone:

Giant Caplico Ice-cream Cone

It tastes a lot like a wafer cookie, but in this case the wafer is in the form of an ice-cream cone and the filling is foamed and in the shape of ice-cream:

Caplico Cone unveiled

I can attest to the fact that it is highly edible:

Inside a Caplico Cone

Thursday, June 14, 2012

30 dollars worth of food: Sweetbay

$30 worth of food at Sweetbay

What I bought:

Plain yogurt, 907g $2.89
Cereal, 454g $2.59
Cheddar cheese, 227g $2.79
Oats, 1.19kg $2.79
Whole milk, 1.89L $2.49
12 X-large eggs, 766g $1.69
Bread, 567g $1.07
90% lean ground pork, 448g $3.29
Yellow onion, 349g $0.69
Potatoes, 4.54kg $4.29
Collard greens, 454g $2.49
Turnip greens, 454g $2.49

What that equals:

6.76 days worth of calories (@2400 calories per day)
13.8 days of protein (@50g per day)
6.15 days of calcium
16.84 days of vitamin A
7.64 days of vitamin D
10.43 days of vitamin C
5.84 days of iron
4.72 days of riboflavin
4.18 days of thiamin

And that's with cereal which isn't fortified.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Szechuan Peppercorns of Doom

Found this odd bit of information on a package of szechuan peppercorns. Note, these are supposed to be used the same as normal peppercorns:

"Servings per container: 4"

"Serving size: 28g"

Szechuan peppercorn serving size


"Do not eat as a snack. Raw food please wash under tap water at least 5 minutes before cooking. Please cook in hot boiling water for 30 minutes before consuming."

"Contains sulfites"

Szechuan peppercorn warning label

Something tells me that the person at this company who knows English does not know how to cook.

Tampa Street Art

New art


Triangle face