Saturday, December 25, 2010

Recipe of A Week: Danger's Holiday Red and Green Soup

The holiday season is here. Your deployment orders? Eat, drink, and be merry.

Although the holiday season is many things to many people, one aspect that nobody seems to be able to escape from is the barrage of food, snacks, nibbles, holiday drinks, tasty morsels, family favorites, and ceremonial feasts. Having personally emitted Uncle Danger's Magic Elixir and more than a few Czech Christmas cookies into my local holiday atmosphere, I can understand why so many people want to detox after the holidays.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Restaurant Review: Coco Loco (Santiago, Chile)

Have you ever seen a crazy coconut? Neither have I. That's why I took note of the funny sign sitting above the doorway of a local eatery in the upscale Las Condes district in downtown Santiago, Chile. And on the sign, the bold distinction of specializing in Chilean seafood. With over 4,000 miles of Pacific coastline (6,345 km), that means a lot of opportunities to pull some tasty food out of the ocean in this country. Mmm!

I was en route to a drugstore, and my appetite wasn't quite with me (besides, I had sushi on my mind for dinner), but I vowed to return, and return I did for lunch today.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Restaurant Review: Torta D' Carlos (Mexico City)

Did you think it was called The Danger Zone because we sit around eating at salad bars all day? No, folks, sometimes the call of duty takes us to places where the going really can get tough. But it's a labor of love, and I'll be damned if the tough didn't get going today, all the way to Torta D'Carlos in Mexico City. Home of "Tortas con Calidad!"

Danger's Guide to Hunting for Good Local Eats

Greece, Latin America, the Middle East, Nairobi, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Tokyo*, Texas, Turkey.

Whenever you find yourself in one of the above-listed countries or areas of the world, and you want to find a delicious, non-touristy place to get some tasty local grub, the following rule can be employed to near perfect results:

- Always find a place where local men with mustaches are eating

That's it. You'd be amazed how accurate this is.

*note, the mustaches are a bit thinner and more difficult to see in Tokyo; you need to look carefully.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Recipe of a Week: Mrs. Marlowe's Pure Happiness Pumpkin Bread

Go Lumberjacks! 

In 1998, your humble host stepped onto the NAU Campus for his freshman year in college. A new life was beginning - a new education, a new direction in life, new friends, and new experiences. Among the new friends that would enter, and happily remain to this day in, my life was Mr. Marlowe.

One autumn Sunday, he and the future Mrs. Marlowe introduced me to one amazingly kick-ass carciofi dip whilst preparing for some NFL action, which became The Danger Zone's first guest recipe of a week. Well, my friends, Mrs. Marlowe is back, with her second featured Recipe of A Week, and it's as good as ever!