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First Class Snacks

I have arrived.  For the first time in my life someone is paying me to make a  video for their booming internet company. I am being flown from San Francisco to LA first class. I feel like a total playboy.

Once in flight I was treated to a 21st Amendment “Live Free or Die IPA” and a box of upscale snacks.

From the left. Crispy duck with plum sauce and Asian noodles. Panna Cotta with candied walnut. Balsamic mushrooms. Not bad for a 45 minuet flight!

Below is a picture of something  they call “breakfast” on an 11 hour long international flight on United. Suck it United!

They call this food?


The Kitchen Sink Challenge, Sf Creamery, Walnut Creek CA.

The Kitchen Sink Challenge at SF Creamery in Walnut Creek.

Two years ago while working as a cupcake delivery driver, I received the opportunity of a lifetime. I was offered a job as a Production Assistant  on Man V. Food in San Francisco. This was the gig that started my career in television.

The massive pile of dairy you see before you is 8 scoops (almost 2lbs) of ice cream, 8 servings of toppings and 8 servings of whipped cream. Finish it in an hour and get free ice cream for a year. That’s kind of like giving free flights for a year to plane crash survivors.

On this episode man won… and then puked.

Oh yeah, they put me in the show too. I got to keep the costume.

My 15 minuets of fame on Man V Food.

Large soda at White Castle. Newport, Kentucky

While on the road with Man V. Food Nation our travels brought the crew and I to Newport, Kentucky. Feeling a bit thirsty we pulled up to a White Castle drive thru. My director Tony said “I would like your largest coke please.” To which the attendant replies,

“You sure? It’s pretty big.”

“Yes, I am thirsty.” Tony snapped.

“How big could it be?” I ask as we drive up to the window.

Our jaws dropped as the attendant dude handed us a bucket of coke. I have seen hot tubs smaller than this thing.

It took 6 hours and 5 bathroom stops to finish the boheimeth beverage. I hope he didn’t get diabetes.

Alright folks. Sorry for the delay. Here is a quick one.

My best friend Anthony Flynn is the founder of an amazing custom nutrition bar company called YouBars.

They just got featured in a national commercial for VistaPrint. Check it out and then go buy some bars!

See the commercial here.

Lobster Roll and Poutine at Lakeview Restaurant in Madawaska, Maine

Madawaska, Maine. Yep, you heard me right Madawaska, Maine. It is the most northeastern city in the United States. From my motel window I can see Canada. My cellphone doesn’t work because it thinks I am in Canada. We are shooting a scene at Lakeview Restaurant. The lovely older waitress does not allow me to have anything other than their specialty dish, Lobster Roll with Poutine. What is Poutine? It’s french fries, gravy and cheese. Three ingredients combined to keep you warm and hearty in the winter and slow the blood flow to your arteries. They also make a hot chocolate that I can only equate to a cup of pure heroin with whipped cream on top.

Hot Chocolate, Lakeview Restaurant. Madawaska, Maine.Lakeview Restaurant, Madawaska Maine.

Hoppy deliciousness at Todd English Pub

Hug me with your hops.
Bitter, strong and beautiful,
Served best with burger.

Todd English Pub, The Aria Casino and Resort, Las Vegas.

Vegas, lunchtime. Which means it’s probably about 3pm or so. Your head hurts from the combination of house music and overpriced colorful shots with sexy names that you consumed last night.  You are classy, you have good taste. Thats why you are staying at the Aria Casino in City Center. No greasy-ass buffet for you this afternoon. You go to Todd English Pub.

Whats there? A lot of good things. First off, great staff. My waiter was tatted out and very knowledgeable about beer. I trust this guy. He suggests the Brown Butter Lobster Rolls ($24).  He is right. He also brought an assortment of house made flavored popcorn to accompany the several beers I downed.

At night this place becomes a full fledged bar. Can you drink beer quickly? Try to “Beat the Glass.”  It’s simple. Order the beer of your choice. When the bartender flips the hourglass and says go, you have  7 seconds to finish your beer. Do it before the sand runs out and it’s free.