Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

All-time favorite crush Javier Bardem on Glee?!?! Life is good. Life on television next fall... very, very, very good.

Seen on U Street last Saturday afternoon: Girl walking down the sidewalk wearing only a men's button-down and flip-flops. Ladies, if we're going to try and rock a "shirt dress" after forgetting pants, let's at least belt it and put on some heels, alright?

My pal Allie introduced me to Van Gogh Espresso Vodka over the weekend, and I'm quite sure life will never be the same. Simply poured over ice, this stuff rocks my coffee-lovin' world, which is pretty terrifying when you consider that you are drinking straight vodka on the rocks.

I'm not sure if it's because it's garlic harvesting season right now or what, but garlic cloves in the markets are huge. So when cooking, slow down, think about what you're doing, and half the amount you normally use for recipes. If not, you could face two full days of a metallic taste in your mouth after eating your normally delicious tzatziki. Ugh.

It's summer and 102 degrees outside, and nothing says summer like shark attacks and beaches full of screaming tourists, right? The Biography Channel knows this, and its Jaws: The Inside Story is the most entertaining and compelling two hours of television I've seen in ages. Find it!

Top Chef, I just don't care about you. I tried to like you this season because you're in DC, but I just.don' As soon as I feel like I'm watching something that more closely resembles a housewives trainwreck on Bravo or a "reality" dating show than I am a program about food, I'm out. (Note: I am not alone. Also, stop being such brand whores.)

That's it from me today... Have you entered the Freckled Citizen Birthday Giveaway yet? Two more days until we have a winner!


  1. Okay,I agree with you on Top Chef, but during the summer I feel compelled to watch. After Top Chef Masterws the reg TC always feels a bit tawdry to me. I have my teeny bopper trash- Pretty Little Liars, and Top Chef until my true love Mad Men starts at the end of this month.

  2. Agreed on Top Chef. Not even my raging, inexplicable Colicchio crush can redeem it.

  3. Yay, Glee! And seriously, boo to this season of Top Chef. My current theory is that last season was so great (seriously, has my vote for the most talented crop of chefs the show has ever seen), these current chefs seem pretty lackluster in comparison. Also? WAY too many people for me to keep track of. Call me when you're down to eight or so, SHOW.

  4. I usually love Top Chef, but this season is terrible... which is especially disappointing given it is in DC. I'll still watch it though (not much else on in the summer), but I'm not really enjoying it.

    The Van Gogh Espresso Vodka is AWESOME! My best friend introduced me to it a couple of years ago. Not that it needs anything other than ice, but it is especially delicious with a splash of Kahlua or Bailey's. And Kate's right, if you like the espresso vodka, you MUST try Patron XO Cafe. Equally awesome.

  5. Just watched tonight's Top Chef and I so agree with you. The cooking seems to get lost admid all the cat-fighting and product promotion. I'll keep watching in hopes it gets better. And to swoon over Tom Colicchio. :)

    Oh, and the shirt-as-dress "trend" has to stop. If you bend over and everyone can see your business, it's a shirt. Put on some pants!


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