Ask “Why?”: Russell Davis (Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue”)

If you don’t ask, you don’t get. This principle is probably the most basic and straight-forward introduction to philosophy in existence, but it seems to be the one society is most reluctant to adopt, especially when it comes to knowledge. “Why?” is the most important question an individual can ask. At least that’s the perspective of Russell Davis,

Off the Menu Podcast: Shady Business and Awkward Moments

    Elephant in the room: Mr. Burch and Junior are vegan and vegetarian, respectively, and have been

Be Here Now, Or How Kettle Chips are Super Deep

Someone had scrawled a long paragraph down most of the bottom half of the stall door. Two phrases

Off the Menu Podcast: James Beard Would Have Liked WeHo

    Two new voices in this “Off the Menu”: Kelly, the Pop Tart Queen and Andrew, the

Toast Is In Season

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Props, Mr. Dickens, a more accurate turn-of-phrase is difficult to come by. It’s been Spring in Los Angeles since….three years ago? With the exception of a few days of either rain or blistering humidity. The farmers markets are finally (and when I say finally, I

Fifty Shades of Salad: #30 Buttermilk-Goat Cheese Dressing

Everyone around me seems to be giving up meat and alcohol until Easter. This leaves me with a seemingly endless

Off the Menu Podcast: Hola.

    National Tortilla Chip Day was yesterday, and we’re celebrating by having a debate about red vs. green salsa and discussing how we take our chilaquiles. Bonus: a tribute to Nutella. Would you like to be able to make Nutella soft-serve with only two ingredients? We’ve got you covered. And a $50 Fifty Shades

Gee, Vocal Chords. You Suck. : A Miso Soup Re-Run

Dear Vocal Chords, you’ve got to understand where I’m coming from. Your decision to go on strike is getting a bit out-of-hand. If it’s about indulging in dairy products or consuming alcohol, we can discuss other options besides a complete shut-out. I feel like it’s the 90s and any minute now, Ashton Kutcher is going to

Stirring Up Memories

It’s some point in the mid-90s, and I’m in elementary school. There is a two-tier black footstool in