food

Who Buys These?

Who Buys These?

I want to clarify up front that my question isn’t, “Why would anyone buy these?” Rather, I’m genuinely wondering who buys these. The “these” in question are these treats I see whenever I go to the grocery store (see photo). I don’t even really know what to call them–they’re generic treats like chocolate-covered pretzels, trail […]


Which New M&M Flavor Do You Prefer?

Which New M&M Flavor Do You Prefer?

For some reason I really like it when companies release a few new flavors and let people vote on their favorites. I rarely even vote–I just like the option of trying experimental stuff. I’ve been seeing commercials about the 3 new M&M’s flavors, and I happened to stumble upon them at checkout at the grocery […]


When Jamey Met Gelati

When Jamey Met Gelati

Today commemorates a special and tragic day: After dinner a few minutes ago, I ate the last scoop of ice cream. Her name was Gelati. Gelati was no ordinary scoop of ice cream, mind you. My relationship with her started over 4 months ago when I bumped into her at Gelati Celesti in Richmond, Virginia, when I […]


How Did You Celebrate 4/20?

How Did You Celebrate 4/20?

April 20th isn’t a date that ever occurs to me as something special, as I don’t smoke marijuana. But sometimes when other people are celebrating a special occasion, I like to join in the excitement. That’s what happened today. (And no, I didn’t do anything illegal that I’m aware of.) I was out at lunch at […]


Have You Ever Ordered Off the Menu?

Have You Ever Ordered Off the Menu?

“Off the menu” is such a weird phrase. Colloquially it sounds like you’re doing a normal thing: Looking at the menu and ordering off of it. But when people use that phrase–including me today–we mean that you ask for a dish that isn’t on the menu. A friend recently shared an article about a guy […]


OPER + GrubGo: The New Postmates?

OPER + GrubGo: The New Postmates?

A few months ago, I wrote about a new food delivery service in St. Louis called Postmates. It’s Uber for restaurant food–you can order from any restaurant, and Postmates will pick it up and deliver it to you for a fee. I continue to use Postmates from time to time, but the delivery fee usually makes the […]


The Best Fried Chicken This Side of the Mississippi

The Best Fried Chicken This Side of the Mississippi

On Saturday I ate the best fried chicken this side of the Mississippi. Sidenote: Why is it a thing that the Mississippi still delineates the US for comparisons? Is it relevant? Does something happen when you cross over the river? It’s not like there are any competitions between people on one side of the river […]


Do You Lick or Spoon?

Do You Lick or Spoon?

For the last 2+ months, I’ve been enjoying the Gelati Celesti ice cream I brought from Virginia to St. Louis after Christmas. I’ve eaten 1 scoop per night pretty much every night in the way I prefer to eat ice cream: in a bowl with a spoon. This is how I’ve eaten ice cream for […]


A Spicy Perspective

A Spicy Perspective

Have you ever cooked something that ended up looking comically different than the recipe? This happened to me recently. Four times. It all started with homemade pretzel mix. I didn’t even know you could make pretzels at home–I thought they required thousands of dollars of equipment and at least two Oompa Loompas. But apparently you […]


Root Beer That’s Really Beer

Root Beer That's Really Beer

I enjoy the taste of beer, but I love the taste of root beer. It’s kind of ridiculous that they’re both called “beer,” because they’re so different. Apparently there’s a company who felt the same way, because they invented an alcoholic root beer called “Not Your Father’s Root Beer.” Obviously it’s amazing. I had my first bottle of […]


The Cricket Saves the Day

The Cricket Saves the Day

I had a really busy morning today. I knew I needed to go to the grocery store before lunch due to my dwindling food supplies, so I kept trying to leave my home office. But every time I replied to the last time-sensitive e-mail, another would appear. If I don’t 3 meals a day at […]


The Kangaroo Burger

The Kangaroo Burger

I’ve eaten a lot of odd things in my life, but up until Friday, I had never eaten kangaroo. That includes a trip to Australia 10 years ago when I ate emu and crocodile, but not kangaroo. Then came the BBQ Saloon in St. Louis. I recently read a review about this new restaurant that […]


Butterbeer: As Good as It Should Be?

Butterbeer: As Good as It Should Be?

I read today that Warner Brothers is hosting a dinner in the great hall of Hogwarts this Christmas. It’s not the actual Hogwarts, of course–us Muggles can’t see it–but rather the set from the movies. To commemorate the occasion, I cracked open the pack of butterbeer I stumbled upon at my local grocery store the […]


Treatsie Unboxing

Treatsie Unboxing

Recently I ran out of chocolate. In the short term, this was devastating. Biddy had to sit on me for while to ease the pain. During the chocolate outage (which lasted somewhere between 8 hours and 17 years, depending on your perspective) I decided to make the perfectly logical decision to go online to find ways […]


One of the Best Dining Experiences of My Life: Dim Sum

One of the Best Dining Experiences of My Life: Dim Sum

This past Saturday, I ate dim sum, and it was ridiculously awesome. From what I understand, “dim sum” is a Chinese word that roughly translates to, “We keep bringing you small plates of Chinese food until you burst, and then we bring more.” I was invited to the dim sum experience with 7 other people […]


The Great Cocoa Shortage of ’15

The Great Cocoa Shortage of '15

A few weeks ago I caught wind that Jeni’s Ice Cream had opened in St. Louis. I was introduced to Jeni’s a few years ago by a woman I was dating. At the time, it was only available in a few grocery stores in St. Louis, and it stood out for its $10 price per […]


Screw It, I’m Eating Popsicles with a Spoon

Screw It, I'm Eating Popsicles with a Spoon

I’m Jamey. I’m 34 years old, and for my entire life, I’ve disliked biting into popsicles. That changes today. Let’s face it: Popsicles are amazing, especially when it’s 100 degrees outside like it was today in St. Louis. They’re cold, refreshing, and convenient–you can walk around eating them, no problem. But popsicles have a dark […]


The Mystery and Shock of Market Price

The Mystery and Shock of Market Price

Today I learned an important lesson about market price. And lobsters. For the last few months I’ve heard several people rave about a restaurant in St. Louis called Peacemaker that specializes in upper East Coast seafood…and lobster rolls. I was particularly curious about the lobster rolls, especially after several friends talked about how amazing they […]


Cookie Dough Is Not for Cookies

Cookie Dough Is Not for Cookies

The other day I was at the grocery store. I had reached the “dessert” part of my shopping list, and my stomach informed me that making cookies was a good idea. So I headed over to the cookie dough section. As I reached for a tube of cookie dough, this caught my eye: The package […]


The Decadence of Eggs Benedict

The Decadence of Eggs Benedict

I’ve eaten eggs benedict twice in my life. The first time was 15 years ago. The second was today. It was worth the wait. Back in the year 2000, I flew up to Chicago with my sophomore-year girlfriend to spend more time with her before heading home for the summer. During the trip, I went […]


The Horror: I Bought the Wrong Flavor of Ice Cream

The Horror: I Bought the Wrong Flavor of Ice Cream

Mere hours ago, I experienced one of the greatest horrors of my adult life. After a long day of jury duty (rather, of sitting in a room waiting to be called for jury duty…and never being called), I dropped by the grocery store. As I passed by the ice cream aisle, I thought, “Why not […]


The Porknado

The Porknado

If someone told you that you could eat a sandwich that looked like “a tornado of meat,” are you really going to turn down that opportunity? This is the situation I was presented with at my first visit to Sugarfire Smokehouse in St. Louis last week. The menu is chock full of items I’ve never […]


I Ate a Cricket

I Ate a Cricket

I ate a cricket today. It looked like this: Last April, I backed a Kickstarter campaign for Chirps, chips made out of cricket flour. They were going to be high in protein and good for sustainability. The delivery arrived this past weekend, and they even included an extra bag of chips since they delivered about […]


Curry Udon of Futures Past

Curry Udon of Futures Past

Yesterday I wrote about one of the worst foods ever (American cheese), so today I’m going to balance that out with a post about one of my favorite foods. When I studied abroad for a year in Kyoto, I had a weekly tradition of going to a tiny restaurant near the school for lunch once […]