The Doggie Bag: Today's Odds and Ends
Gratuitous cruelty alert: Unless you relish the sight of a sharp wooden implement piercing an animal's heart, and that same implement piercing a fellow animal's freakishly swollen liver, do NOT peek at the Beer & Nosh pic of foie gras and duck heart on a stick from last night's Mission Street Food dinner.
Gratuitous pain alert: Hot Food Porn serves up a slice of kitchen verité, the first in a promised series of in-the-trenches stories of life on the line (restaurant line, that is). Here's a blood-smeared taste: I have just cut off 1/3 of my middle fingernail and part of my flesh into a sea of 1 mm by 1 mm brunoise chopped red peppers with my Wusthof Classic Santoku (I knew I hated that bloody knife).
Gratuitious headache alert: In case you overdo it this weekend, Nate Courtland of LA Weekly's Squid Ink grinds out a hangover remedy classy enough to mask as brunch: Spanish tortilla with basil aioli. Reads like it'd go great with a beer.