Monday, December 24, 2007

BUY: This is Ridiculous - Bling H2O

I just had to write about this. Today, while shopping for some food for our Christmas dinner tomorrow night, I ran across this pretty bottle of water. However, when I turned it over, I went into sticker shock as the price of the water was $55.00. I'm not kidding. I thought it was a misprint, until I picked up a smaller bottle and it was $30.00.

Bling H2O
is a water designed to cater to the luxury lifestyle - according to their website, it was created because "In Hollywood, it seemed as if people flaunted their bottled water like it was part of their presentation". Apparently FIJI water and SmartWater just don't cut it anymore.

Couture water? Are you kidding me?

For that price, I better be pissing Cristal after drinking it.

Monday, December 10, 2007


5817 Shattuck Ave
(between 58th St & 59th St)
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 428-1935

Hey sister, go sister, where all my soul sisters?

The answer to that question is....not in San Francisco.

With the closing of the famed SF soul food spot, Powell's Place, us San Franciscans are experiencing a dearth of good and inexpensive soul food in our dear city, and had to travel outside of SF to find anything noteworthy. One evening, as we had a miserable dinner at PF Chang's, we asked our server, "Where do YOU go to eat when you're not working?" His answer: Dorsey's Locker. I gathered up a large group of hungry people and made them all drive to Oakland on a Sunday afternoon. Wanna see what we got to eat?

The seafood combination, yummy yummy sides, and the short ribs platter

They do all the classic soul food favorites: fried chicken, catfish, snapper, gumbo, short ribs, pork chops, liver & onions, ...and the sides: collard greens, black eyed peas, rice with gravy, mashed potatoes, fries, yams, red beans, green beans, corn, and mac & cheese (only available on Fridays and Sundays). Service was spectacular and entertaining, the food came in copious amounts, and we all left extremely full and satisfied. I think that Dorsey's is actually vastly better than Powell's Place - even in their presentation of the food. (Sorry Powell's...I loved you, but you have been replaced.) Think I'm exaggerating on how good the food was? My friend Joshua, who had the pork chops, cleaned his plate.

photo credits:  arnold at

Sunday, December 9, 2007

I miss cooking.

Hi Readers,

If you're still out has been a hectic month, and I actually have not cooked a single meal at home that is share-worthy. I have probably spent 95% of the time eating at a restaurant or grabbing a salad from the Whole Foods salad bar. Not to fear...I have a few food-related events coming up this week to blog about!