4 years ago | Media
As I write this my farewell post, I keep hearing in my head the lyrics to a song from the Marx Brothers classic film Animal Crackers: "Hello, I must be going/ I cannot stay, I came to say/I must be going." Similar to Groucho's character, Captain S...
4 years ago | Eat This
Though it violates every Jewish dietary law my ancestors held sacred, I've eaten many a mussel in my day. For me, it's as much about their taste as their texture: more chewy than oysters, less chewy than squid. (I know, Oma. I know.) I've indulged...
Observer's Unofficial Visitors Guide to Dallas Stuff or How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Super Bowl4 years ago | Longform
Be Our Guests We're Getting the Hell Out Anyway On behalf of the Host Committee For Pimping Out the Super Bowl, it is our great pleasure to welcome you to Dallas. It seems as though we have been waiting forever for you (and your debit cards) to ge...
5 years ago | Eat This
Bit of a paradox, blogging about pork sausage the same week I blogged about potato latkes, but what the heck, I don't keep kosher, and I can't keep quiet about these pigs that need no blanket -- not anymore. My Jewish guilt is somewhat assuaged by...
5 years ago | Holidays
Deeply rooted in the rich traditions of the Jewish people is the potato latke. Born of the shtetl and carried to this country on the taste buds of immigrants, the potato latke, a.k.a. the potato pancake, is a Chanukah celebration side dish, a dist...
A Bike Trip Through Vermont Makes Buzz Realize There's A Whole Lot Of Democracy Going On-- In Places Other Than Texas5 years ago | Buzz
Jeezum Crow: Buzz just got back from the land of the leaves, bike-riding our butts off in the rainy, chilly, hilly terrain of Vermont so we could watch the foliage turn colors and say, "Now that was a vacation." But with a state about the size of ...