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Stuff that’s been going on

June 25, 2009

How’s that for a non-specific blog posting title? I don’t really have anything startling to report, but wanted to do a quick update.

I just did my second post at Circle of Food on the difference between baking powder and baking soda. Did you know that baking powder is baking soda plus an acid and a filler? Well if you didn’t, you do now. My first post was on a subject near and dear to my heart: beer. I guess that’s actually a lot nearer and dearer to my liver, but who’s going to call me out on that? It’s funny, but I’m enjoying the blogging and the tweeting. If you would have asked me six months ago, I probably would have said I wasn’t really interested in either.

My honey and I have had a couple of food/beverage outings of note. We went to Vistas at the Tucson Hilton East and it was just plain weird. The bar didn’t have a wine list, the bartender didn’t seem to have a good grasp on what she was doing, and the restaurant was deserted when we arrived. A couple of people showed up for dinner before we finished our wine, but it was still kind of odd. But we seem to thrive on those kinds of things, so it’s all good.

We also went to Ric’s Cafe for dinner. As a member of Tucson Originals, they have a $20.09 special that we wanted to try out. Their offering is all-you-can-eat baby back ribs served with mashed potatoes and a squash medley. It also came with a pint of Fat Tire, which was just fine with me. The ribs were a little tough, a little fatty (they were trimmed sort of oddly), and the sauce was put on after they were cooked. I know that some places do that, but I like them to cook at least a little bit with the sauce on. But they were ok, as was the veg. The mashed potatoes were really good, though. They had a nice garlic kick to them, which I enjoyed. As for the AYCE part of the dinner, I didn’t manage to eat more than the full rack they brough out initially. I really wanted to order more (because I like to maximize those kinds of things), but didn’t have the room.

Let’s see, what else? The girls took me to Beyond Bread for Father’s Day lunch and it was fabulous as usual. They made me a scrapbook of pictures of when they were very young – it was just too sweet.

That was followed up two hours later with Father’s Day dinner with KW’s family at Zona 78. You might guess that I wasn’t hungry, and you’d be right. By the time we were paying the bill, I was starting to want a little something to nibble on. Figures.

So I think that kinda sums things up for the last week or two. There’ll be more to come soon!

-TFD

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