December 31, 2008

Wimpy On Grill Duty

From George Motz's endlessly entertaining blog, check out a clip of J. Wellington Wimpy cooking a burger on the flattop. Why does Bluto always gotta be like that?

December 30, 2008

Liquid Breakfast At Green Olive

Old School Soda is the perfect way to start off a day. These were bootlegged down from Tennessee.

D-Day for the Piggies.

I just hung up with Sean Brock (McCrady's) and today is the D-Day for the piggies. The Brock-fed pigs are meeting their maker this morning. Sean is on his way from Wadmalaw Island to the processor complete with a horse trailer hooked to the back of his truck...that is me on the left and Sean on the right above...tough love

December 28, 2008

Hot Chicken, Hot Dogs and Tennessee Truffles

A few recent Nashville highlights...first up, the legendary Prince's Hot Chicken. See here for a great short film on the place.

Hot dog from Zackie's:

The special at Miro District on Friday night was a tagliatelle featuring Tennessee truffles. See here for a cool NY Times piece on the truffles.

Check out the recession special at Robert's Western World, perhaps the greatest bar anywhere. Where else can you get a bologna sandwich, beer and a Goo Goo Cluster for $5, shop for a new pair of boots, and hear a honky-tonk band play a song written by one of your favorite chefs?

A growler of Yazoo 'Hop Project' and a shot of their incredibly cool building:

Taco from Taqueria Dona - pretty good, but nowhere near the quality of the Mariscos Y Tacos truck just down Nolensville Road:

December 19, 2008

Christmas in Port St Joe - A Preview

A preview of what is to come for the Moore Family folks live on the beach near Port St. Joe, Florida....when in a pinch, we buy our boiled peanuts at Piggy Wiggly.

December 12, 2008


The folks over at Serious Eats took our pizza/burrito suggestion a little too seriously yesterday...see here for the results.

December 11, 2008

The Mixilator

We're spending some time in the office today talking about cocktails...and found this incredibly cool website operated by David Embury. Check it out -- it actually builds custom cocktail recipes.

Mixilator website here

Green Olive Hiring

We're looking for a part-time programmer with the following skills:
E-commerce setup, buildout and maintenance
Troubleshooting expertise
Please contact Elizabeth Moore for more information.

Collared Greens Branding And Website Launch

We've officially launched the website for Collared Greens...we designed the logo, website, and of course, Marvin Leopold, the bear that's featured on all the shirts...

December 9, 2008

Target Gets Even Hipper

Target's now featuring beach towels designed by some great artists, such as Raymond Pettibon (known for his cover artwork on punk band Black Flag's albums) and Ed Ruscha (known for being awesome)...

December 8, 2008

Steak 'n Shake Is Trying To Kill Me

If they keep making burgers this delicious, how can we resist? I've already been twice this week...

December 5, 2008

Bacon Of The Month - December

Carlton Farms dry-cured bacon, from Carlton, Oregon. Read all about 'em here.

December 4, 2008

One Flew South Website Design

The website for One Flew South has here.


Spotted in Atlanta, but unfortunately, there were no weinerfolks handing out free dogs...

December 2, 2008

Buccaneer Site Launch - Charleston, SC

See a bit of our branding and design work for new restaurant The Buccaneer (logo design, web design, print materials, etc.) here:

Mexican Cattle Stamps

See here for the coolest stamps to ever feature a butcher chart:

December 1, 2008

Capitol Grille Does Sponge Bob Cakes

Apparently fine Thanksgiving food is not all that the Hermitage Hotel's Capitol Grille does well -- kid cakes?

I think we will plan Will's 4th birthday party there -- in the kitchen no less!

November 29, 2008

Capitol Grille - Nashville, TN

A couple of the dishes from Capitol Grille's winter menu...Arctic Char with Creamed Spinach, Olive Oil Poached Tomatoes and Onion Glass:
Fudge Farms Pork Belly with Sweet Potato Juice, Young Collard Green, Sorghum:

Yet Another Rotier's Post - Nashville, TN

Behold the cheeseburger on French bread - purists be damned, this is one of the best burgers anywhere:

Bud Dry???

November 28, 2008

Tacos Y Mariscos Truck - Nashville, TN

Found a great taco truck in Nashville today, in the parking lot of La Vaquita Super Mercado, on Nolensville Road near Thompson Lane. Top-notch al pastor and barbacoa tacos, $1.25 apiece.

November 27, 2008

A Trip To The Florida Panhandle

See the next several posts below for a few of the highlights of our recent staff trip to the Florida panhandle...

Paul Gant's BBQ - Port St. Joe, FL

What else can we say about this place that we haven't said before? Truly the greatest barbecue anywhere:
Where the magic happens:

Indian Pass Raw Bar - Port St. Joe, FL

One of our all-time favorite restaurants...Indian Pass Raw Bar. We can't decide what's the best part about the place - the baked oysters, drowned in butter and parmesan, or the shrimp stuffed with crab. Ah, who are we kidding...our favorite part is the self-serve beer cooler - drink beer to your heart's content, then just tell them how many you had when they're ringing you up.

13 Mile Oysters - Apalachicola, FL

13 Mile, the home of the best oysters in the world...

Sportsmans Banquet - Port St. Joe, FL

Here are a few shots from the Sportsman's Banquet, held out in the middle of nowhere in a field in Florida - sadly, we failed to get any shots of the firearm auction...

GOM staff enjoying the 'no man left hungry' steaks:

The remnants of our staff's oyster shucking stint:
One way to keep your steaks warm until serving time - this cooler was holding about 200 pounds of meat:
Oysters taste even better served from a box:

November 17, 2008

Old Ice House - Marianna, FL

The photos pretty much speak for themselves - fried seafood platters, plenty of taxidermy (and in-store advertising for their services) - what's not to like?