Monthly Archives: August 2012

School Days!

School is back in session and what better way to celebrate than at these bars on college night?

What is “Extra Virgin?”

If you’re a fan of the Cooking Channel, perhaps you have tuned in to the show Extra Virgin. I wrote this piece on Olive Oil for the show’s blog, Under the Tuscan Gun. Trust me, there’s a LOT you don’t know about Olive Oil… check it out.

Music while you Munch

My husband is a man of many talents, be it behind a camera, on a sports field, manning the grill, or sitting at a drum kit. As a drummer, he’s played at some pretty cool venues, like Mohegan Sun and the Capitol Theater. But my personal favorite places we’ve gone for him to play have been the chill, laid back joints with decent food (I can’t help it, I love stuffing my face), where we can just relax and have a good time. Here are some of the places I’ve had the most fun listening to live music while enjoying something tasty.

Does Chick-fil-A “Taste Like Hate” to you?

With the recent news that the accused vandal of a Chick-fil-A restaurant (who claimed the food “tastes like hate”) will not be facing felony charges, I am reminded of the article I wrote on the popular fast food chain. In the heat of this election year, who knew that fast food could become so political? Further reading

Battle of the Burrito

I have had this debate way too many times with family members and friends… where I live, there are two main burrito go-to chains: Moe’s and Chipotle. For me, Chipotle is a no-brainer. It’s amazing. Their cilantro┬árice is to die for. I wrote this recent article for Examiner to report on this on-going, delicious war.

Fall TV Preview

It’s that time of year – Fall TV Preview! It’s kind of ironic that I went to school for television because I don’t actually watch much TV anymore. In the mounds of crappy network TV programming, there are the occasional diamonds in the rough that demonstrate at least a glimmer of the potential greatness of television, reminding me why I became infatuated with this industry in the first place. Here is a preview of this year’s Fall TV lineup – many will be flops, for sure, but audiences will continue to keep their favorites on the air. If you don’t like what you see on TV, you have no one to blame but yourself. It’s all about the ratings, folks.

Lance the Liar


Personally, I think the guy is a huge phony. I once worked on an interview for ESPN with some of his former friends and teammates, and it became quite obvious that Armstrong was a cheat. His “liquid gold,” as he referred to it, may have been at least partially responsible for his testicular cancer that struck an otherwise healthy individual at such a young age. The cancer then became a key ingredient in the facade he developed, portraying himself as a hero. The Livestrong foundation does more for Lance’s public image, making him out to be some sort of charitable and virtuous man. Livestrong does little to support actual cancer research, in case anyone was wondering. And what about his teammates who tested positive and still lost to Lance? A clean man beat those on dope? He’ll have his supporters, sure. But if I won anything (let alone the Tour de France) fair and square, I’d fight till the death to keep my name in the record books. Lance isn’t stupid, though. He would rather be stripped of his titles and hang on to the lingering possibility that he may have been honest, than continue in a battle where he could be proven┬áthe liar I believe he is. Click here for my article on Lance for