24 Hours in Madrid… Almost

Goal: Fly standby to Madrid, spend 24 hours there, fly standby back to NYC. Land Sunday afternoon. Rest. Go to work on Monday like normal. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! Just a quick note about flying standby: You get to fly if there are open seats on the flight. For example: if a flight is cancelled, all those…

5 Minute Basil Pesto Recipe

Hey! This is going to be a quick one! I want to start sharing some more recipes that I find particularly easy, or particularly delightful! I’ve been tinkering with pesto here and there for a while and I think I’ve finally perfected my recipe! If you prefer the recipe in video format, you can watch…

Dishmantled… (I’m in a cooking competition)

I’m in a cooking competition show… check out who the host is!!! Dishmantled is a show on Quibi which is a new steaming platform (for mobile only) and this show is hosted by none other than THE TITUSS BURGESS (who you may know from the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Netflix show… or Broadway’s The Little Mermaid). Needless to say I was THRILLED when I found out Tituss was the host because he is so funny and just brilliant…

What is Whipped Coffee – Recipe

Okay so there is this trend on social media right now and I wanted to get in on it and see what this “Whipped Coffee” thing is all about. I did way too many rounds of taste testing and got sufficiently coffee buzzed this weekend… well I’ve discovered that it is worth the hype and…

Not Just A Regular Foodie Summer!

Woah! All of the sudden it’s mid-August when just a moment ago it was March! HUH? *Recently on Dan Likes To Eat* So last time I posted was in March… Shortly after that life got a bit hectic and I found myself all over the country for work… and so… food. 😀 I never intended to become…

The Cauldron

Stepping into The Cauldron from the back entrance, in what I imagine is the most London feeling part of downtown NYC, you step through the door and are immediately suspicious that you may no longer be in the same world as a moment ago when the taxi driver honked at you for crossing the street…

Eating in Austin: A Food Diary

Woof! Life has been busy since November and I feel like I’m finally catching up! The fast version is: Thanksgiving happened, The Apple Boys (a new musical I worked on) happened, Christmas and New Years happened… Then all of the sudden it was February. I have so many posts drafted that I want to write…

Jacob’s Pickles?! or, The Battle of Brunch

Emergency personnel were on the scene, picking through the rubble of what was once a beautiful place, tossing aside the wreckage of the battle… it was a long one. The trauma teams were finished extracting the wounded and were picking through the dead bodies now. It was a bloody one and not everyone survived… A…

Bacon Butternut Squash Bisque

“If only I could be Bacon” mumbled David, who was just a runt of a pecan. “No one even talks about us when they eat us… unless it’s ‘I have nuts stuck in my teeth’…” He heaved a heavy sigh. Then he glanced across the kitchen counter, there she was, Jillian… tall, smokey, plump, and…

*WARNING* This is not a healthy post!

Setting: In the car on the way from Kalamazoo to Detroit. Nearing Battle Creek. The moment before: We have just passed a billboard for Sweetwaters Donut Mill. Given Circumstances: When leaving Kalamazoo, we had decided *NOT* to stop and get donuts on the way out of town… There are two Sweetwater’s that we could have stopped…