Author: IrishMike

Burger Month Part 3 – Condiments

Burger Month Part 3 – Condiments

Condiments. Some classic. Some random. Probably always rooted in ritual. Like I had mentioned before, my pal Phil and I decided to take on this task for you, God, and country.  You might remember our first conversation where we debated the stacking effect, how one […]

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Kizuki Ramen and Izakaya

Kizuki Ramen and Izakaya

Note: I posted this updated version of a 2013 post in Eat Seattle. Another stop in my culinary adventures has brought be to the Tokyo-based Kizuki Ramen and Izakaya in the Crossroads area of Bellevue. Ramen has the same sort of fierce loyalty and passionate devotees that […]

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Mexican Chorizo

Mexican Chorizo

Reposting this one because we recently did a batch with one of our friends and doubled it so we could have 5, 1 pound bags of Chorizo ready in the freezer at any time! Super easy! A plus for the homemade “bulk” sausage crowd is […]

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Burger Month Part 2 – Toppings Debate

Burger Month Part 2 – Toppings Debate

If you have been following, Phil and I have been doing the heavy lifting for you this month in the burger debate that I am sure you are all having somewhere or at some time. Last week we discussed the stacking effect. We covered the […]

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30 Things Guys over 30 Should Own

30 Things Guys over 30 Should Own

I am 44 and beautiful. In fact, I get better with age. I was on the phone the other day with my Uncle John and he reminded me how good I look so there’s that. I guess that isn’t the point of this post. So […]

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“Fake” Shack Sauce

“Fake” Shack Sauce

One of the newish burger shops to make a name in our country is Shake Shack. They finally made it out to Seattle with one restaurant now opened and I believe two more scheduled to soon be opened. Here in the PNW, like so many […]

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Burger Month Part 1 – The Stacking Effect

Burger Month Part 1 – The Stacking Effect

Let’s face it, burgers bring people together. From backyard barbecues to drive-ins. Big cities to small rural towns. Burger joints and eating a great hamburger have been at the center of communities and families for dozens of years. Your dad and grandfather’s memories of a […]

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Bok a Bok Fried Chicken

Bok a Bok Fried Chicken

I admit that I am apparently late to the party on this one. First, we really don’t eat out very much. It is expensive for us (5 kids plus two parents who ALL love eat) and we find it hard to find something worth the […]

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Books I have Read More than Once – AOM Inspiration

Books I have Read More than Once – AOM Inspiration

AOM recently had a post that really caught my attention, like a lot of their’s do. This particular one was a list of books the founder, Brett, read more than once all the way through. Some for inspiration, some for additional clarification, and some he […]

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Sweet Corn Muffins

Sweet Corn Muffins

I am pretty sure I have always loved cornbread. I know it can be tricky. We have all had super dry, crumbly, and ones that tasted stale. There are burnt bottoms, flavorless and even ones that seem to explode in your hands as you grab […]

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