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Last supper

It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel full.

Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
The problem with the end of the world is not all the volcanoes spewing lava and the plagues of locusts, frogs and (wild guess, here) wildebeests. Sure, the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse and 76 Trombones and probably Nic Cage as Ghost Rider are bad, but you know what’s worse?
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Irish ayes

You’re in luck if you’re hoping for authentic Irish fare on Saturday.

Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
It’s said that St. Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland. Except that there never were any snakes in Ireland. And the snakes he said were driven out were attacking him during a 40-day fast which, let’s be frank, could make anybody a bit loopy.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Picasso Cafe

Leave the brushes at home; this Picasso is all about eats.

Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Picasso Cafe
What works:
Crowd-pleasing menu and service.
What needs work:
I'd like en entrée of pretzels. But that's more my issue.
Go at night and get a drink. Hippy Juice tastes like smiles, but will knock you down.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Keep on truckin’

The mobile food trend didn’t waste any time making its way to town.

Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
Running a restaurant isn’t cheap. You need walls. You need a parking lot. Waiters. Chairs. Forks.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Don’t be crabby

Excellent service and authentic food await you in this Creole hideaway.

Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
303 E. Sheridan

What’s good: Crawfish étouffée and shrimp Creole are about as authentic as you’ll get around here.
What’s not so good: The goofy decorations.
Tips: Be sure to ask for the Crabtown Trash when your waitress first comes by, as it sometimes sells out.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fair-ly full

Can't decide what you'll eat this year at the arts fest?

Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Fair food is always a mystery, isn’t it?
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Hoagie heaven

Hobby’s may not have invented the sandwich concept, but it has taken meat and bread to a whole new level.

Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
 Hobby's Hoagie

325 N. Walker


What works: The cheesesteak and Special Italian are shining paragons of sandwich-hood.

What needs work: Ambiance, maybe? It’s pretty bare bones in there.

Tips: Lean forward. The bread can’t hold those wonderful sandwich juices at an angle, so physics and your dry cleaner dictate you keep it over the table.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Yes, you ’can

Caribbean and American cuisine combine to put spice in your life at Carican Flavors.

Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Carican Flavors
2701 N. Martin Luther King

What works: Oxtail, oxtail, dear lord the oxtail.
What needs work: A little more heat on the red snapper, but that's about it.
Tips: Ask about the Jamaican empanadas.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The hole shebang

Everyone loves a good donut.

Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
What a conundrum you present, donuts. First of all, should you be spelled “doughnuts”? Nobody is quite sure.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Slice of variety

Feeling a little bored with your current pizza relationship? Spice up your pies with these local alternatives.

Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
They say pizza is like sex: Even when it’s bad, it’s pretty good. But nobody goes out on the town looking for mediocrity. We want the best. We want to be excited and enchanted. Sure, we all enjoy pepperoni now and again, but let’s get kinky and try something different, shall we?
Wednesday, July 11, 2012