May 2024


Some Great American Meals

Sorry about my silence, but I was busy in Orlando, and then once I left Orlando I was incapacitated for a day or two: whilst in Bloomington I had my eyes examined and a tooth filled. Thankfully my Bloomington Dentist is totally awesome and very patient with my irrational behavior. Since getting back to Germany, […]

Handy Food – My eating in Mobile, Alabama

One of the things I was looking forward to the most about my trip to Mobile was the food – while Berlin has an eclectic and outstanding set of restaurants, there are no good seafood restaurants that are reasonably priced in Berlin – and there were exactly two restaurants and one coffee shop on my […]

18:00 CET is 10:00 MST – And a late Saturday morning breakfast…

Saturday morning I visited with one of my oldest friends, Eva.

Originally she’d planned on cooking breakfast but she’d forgotten that I was coming (she didn’t look at her calendar) and, therefore, was unprepared – so we ended up going out for breakfast at Le Peep’s.

Le Peep’s is a small, Colorado-based, chain of restaurants […]

Kinderfruhstruck Tongue Action

For a couple of years I’ve been buying Cinnamon Toast Crunch for breakfast—however I’ve never fully absorbed the German name until I was trying to tell somebody what I’d eaten for breakfast a couple weeks ago. Only then did I pay attention: it’s Cini-Minis, and the box features some disturbing tongue action between the […]

Life *is* Random!

This has been a surprisingly busy week and weekend.

Last night I have no idea what happened, but it was something like 8:30 or 9 before I started cooking dinner—and while I was doing that I was on the phone to Denver getting some surprising information—which I would rant about, but I don’t want to […]

Butter at Breakfast

Am I supposed to put the butter between the croissant and the chocolate? Any tips here would be appreciated.

All Buttered Up

I should have known something was up when I saw the herd of cows grazing at the Weimar Office.

This morning I’d popped down to the Weimar Office (nee Café Laden) to work and to partake of its new “Frühstrück im CaféLaden, Version 1” and to take advantage of the new early opening hours—now opening […]

Diner Dining

One of the best things about the States are the local restaurants where the waitresses call you “honey” or “sugar” and know what you want to eat before you even open your mouth—plus, if you’re a coffee drinker, keep your cup filled up to the brim (no such thing as a free refill in Europe) […]

One Time

On of the best streets in Rotterdam is Witte de Witt Straat—a vibrant street filled with bustling restaurants, cute shops, and activity. A short two blocks off of the street lies the Gay Palace, the four storey mega-gay-dance club for Rotterdam.

As I’ve learned my way around Rotterdam I’ve tried to stay as close to […]

Favorite Meals

Whenever I am in Bloomington, I have four meals that I consistently crave.

The first is the French Toast with cinnamon and powdered sugar at Wee Willies on South Walnut. I don’t know how they do it, for its not really that complicated a dish, but Wee Willies makes the absolute best on the planet, […]