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FollowFriday: @LincolnLuxor on Twitter

November 5th, 2010 Comments off

Ignore the photo and just follow the man

This week’s FollowFriday is a divergence from the more recent. Not only is it the first time I’m promoting a non-Food Truck in a while, but it’s a real, normal, honest-to-goodness person. Furthermore, the follow really is less about Twitter and more about Tumblr.

My man Tate (AKA LincolnLuxor) may have his faults — notably, his insistence on wearing orange once a week and rooting for the Vols — but he’s got his talents as well.  As the author of three Tumblrs which I follow (LincolnLuxor, SECFootball and SECBasketball), he’s proven his wit, his dedication to SEC sports and his masterful talents with the photoshop.

Add in that he, SimplisticEcstacy and I are determined to bring the Tumblr community their fill of SEC sports, funny photoshops, Tennessee thangs and hot Asian chicks, and you’d be remiss not to follow us all.

In any respect, I fully encourage you to follow Tate on Twitter and at his three Tumblrs, linked below:

We’ll work on getting an SEC Baseball one going this Spring.  In the meantime and after the jump, check out two of my favorite collaborations with Tate using his Photoshop skills to bring great ideas to life.

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FollowFriday: @KorillaBBQ on Twitter

October 26th, 2010 Comments off

Korilla BBQ is new to New York, but the concept is proven in L.A.

A special Tuesday version of #FollowFriday as I’ve been hitting the food trucks and have another scheduled for this Friday. Check out past Food Truck reviews here.

OK, so last week I had a little hissy fit when the new Korilla BBQ (Twitter link) ran out of food… at 12:40 PM… with me on line. I did not appreciate the opening day hiccup as I was really looking forward to trying them out. I had loved Los Angeles’ Kimchi21 Korean BBQ Taco Truck when I was back out west in February — granted that those visits were 2 AM runs — so I had really been looking forward to the new East Coast truck.  To calm down, I Schnitzified (Schnitzel Truck review here) later in the week and decided to give it another shot when they returned to 55th and Lex. Today was that day.

I actually canceled plans to bring in Waffle Truck (review here) for breakfast for me and a colleague when I saw that Korilla was going to be in the hood.  In lieu of breakfast, we embarked early, being wary of the long lines that follow a newly hyped truck (especially one which lets users vote on where they will show up). Arriving just before noon, the line was already 30 deep. That said, we got through in about 15 minutes or so (or about as long as it took Mexicue (review here) to serve a shorter line two weeks ago). The assembly line system the Korilla guys have established works very efficiently and effortlessly, to the point you have a hard time believing they’ve only served eight lunches. They have a protein guy who starts you, a kimchi (veggie) guy who finishes and a separate cashier in the front seat.

My review and picture evidence of the deliciosity, after the jump. Read more…

FollowFriday: @WaffleTruck on Twitter

October 19th, 2010 Comments off

You can follow Wafels&Dinges on Twitter or just on the web.

A special Tuesday version of #FollowFriday as I’ve been hitting the food trucks and have another scheduled for this Friday. Check out past Food Truck reviews here.

Wafels & Dinges (follow them on Twitter) (full website, including menu, here) is venerated here in the New York food truck scene.  As early as a year or two ago, most would laugh at such a suggestion, but the food truck industry is really big business and to be heralded as a breakthrough venture in the street food world of Manhattan is no small feat.

I hadn’t really kept an eye out for W&D, largely because I’m neither a sweets person, nor a breakfast person.  But I do like my waffles, so when I temporarily moved home to my parents’ for three weeks while renovating my apartment (fulfilling the Greek prophesy for all 30 year old sons), I took note that the truck would be en route to the office on Tuesdays.  I woke up this morning, called my paralegal who’s been working long hours and asked her if she wanted me to pick her up breakfast.

Oh what a breakfast it was.  We both went with the liege wafel, the chewy, moist version of the Belgian waffle that is, for lack of a better term, the most ridiculous, melt-in-your-mouth experience one could possibly have with a bread-like food.  Good gawd, that first bite was unexpected.   Admittedly, I shouldn’t get too far ahead of myself, because the blueberry pancakes at Nashville’s Pancake Pantry are still slightly more nom-nom-nomalicious, but this was so unexpectedly excellent texture wise.

The flavor, I knew would be good, so I didn’t overdo it on the dinges (their word for toppings).  I went for natural flavor of the liege wafel, topped only with their Belgian pearl sugar and a healthy dollop of sliced banana and strawberries.  My colleague was a bit less faithful, topping hers with maple syrup and the pearl sugar.

The fruit was fresh, the sugar was light enough to not be too overwhelming (or give me a head rush).  All in all, it was great.  I wish I’d been able to stop and eat it there (their Tuesday parking spot on 52nd and Lexington is outside a Starbucks with outdoor seating) for freshness and the full experience of the outdoor waffle, but I’ll live as it was still delicious.

Photo evidence of excellence after the jump, so click through.

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FollowFriday: @Mexicue on Twitter

October 15th, 2010 1 comment

The poor image quality was due to shooting from my blackberry as I walked by right after they opened at 11:30AM. I didn't make it back to order until almost 2PM.

My love of the New York food truck is not an affair borne of the City (check out my Food Truck Reviews here).  It was actually this past February when I was out in Los Angeles that I was introduced to the Korean Barbecue Taco Trucks.  I didn’t actually hit the Kogi Taco Truck, but rather found its knockoff competitors (pretty sure it was Kimchi 21, and it was amazing) a few nights, ordering next to a homeless looking Tim Robbins on one of those nights.  Another night, I made the driver’s irony day by ordering a Trailer Trash Dog from Downtown Dog and paying with a $100 bill.

In any respect, I’ve spoken very fondly of my experience with the Schnitzel Truck.  Since visiting it for the first time, I’ve stopped back three more times for two doses of Veal Schnitz (just OK the first time, amazing the second) and a Chicken Schnitz.  One of those Veal Schnitzes was taken on an amazing Ciabatta roll, rather than in platter format.  I’ve also fallen in love with their chickpea salad and Austrian potato salad.  As they Tweeted to me, the Schnitz may not be the healthiest, but the sides are just as good and actually are healthy.

Well, I finally got around to hitting one of the other three must-try Food Trucks in Manhattan, the Mexicue BBQ Taco Truck.  Get my thoughts, after the jump. Read more…

FollowFriday: @SchnitzelTruck on Twitter

September 3rd, 2010 Comments off

The Schnitz Truck in action (photo from MidtownLunch.com).

Oh, the humanity.  I recall as a young boy visiting Austria and having a brief, torrid love affair with schnitzel while on a ski trip.  The pounded, breaded and lightly fried deliciousness has since existed only in spirit in the vacant hole in my stomach where true, schnitzely love once resided.

Rewind about seven months to my week-long vacation to Los Angeles, where I was introduced on several nights to the late night magnificence that is the Kogi Taco Truck — OK, it was actually one of the knock off Korean barbecue trucks, but it was still amazing.  Peking duck tacos equals heaven at 1 a.m.

I’d not yet strayed into the world of high end New York food trucks as my employer has a pretty decent (and subsidized) cafeteria and there’s a Chop’t Salad Company right nearby.  Pretty darn convincing arguments for food service, right there.  But a few weeks ago as discussion of the Vendies street food awards was ramping up, I started to take notice.

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FollowFriday: Vanderbilt Baseball on Twitter

April 9th, 2010 Comments off

Go Dores.

You can follow the brash band of Commodores using my Twitter list of the Dores’ feeds or by simply picking out the ones you’d care to follow.  If you’re a fan of VU baseball, Twitter is an interesting way to get in the mind of the players.  Most of the guys don’t update that much, but a few folks like Sonny Gray (@SonnyGray2) and Drew Fann (@DrewFann) are Twitter champions.

There aren’t necessarily any particular tweets that make you point to these kids and say “that’s why I follow them.”  It’s the course of the season, the year and the journey that leads guys like Anthony GoGo Gomez (@AnthonyG13) to being a future star like David Price (@DavidPrice14).

After the jump, the batting order of Vanderbilt Baseball Tweeps. Read more…

Epic Science/Twitter Win: Yumium 117

April 8th, 2010 Comments off

OK, I admit I’m like a nerd without the credentials (American Studies BA instead of a Physics or Chem BS), but I must say I was especially pleased with a certain clever re-Tweet I earned myself today.  As many of you may know, Russian scientists (in concert with some Americans) have collided particles together in a successful effort to recreate a new, super heavy element numbered 117 and temporarily called Ununseptium.

Well, as the team prepares to give it a final name, Wired Science’s Twitter has been helping out by polling followers on what they think the name should be.  I contributed my thought, which got a solid re-Tweet from my all-time favorite magazine.

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FollowFriday: @Henry_IX on Twitter

March 26th, 2010 Comments off

What possible person could combine the following traits: i) local Nashville celebrity, ii) radio personality, iii) born-again Christian, iv) pimp and v) looks like the Black Adder?  Give up?  There’s only one and he’s SportsXtra host and friend of this blog, Henry Nichols.

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FollowFriday: @OliviaMunn on Twitter

January 15th, 2010 Comments off

Do you really need much incentive?  If you’re not already aware of @OliviaMunn, you’re a) not watching AOTS, b) not aware of hot chicks on interwebs and c) in major need of rectifying a) and b) .

I’m never really quite sure if Olivia fully fits into the “geek” realm, but even if she can’t qualify for some cred there, she definitely would fall into the Weird Science category of near perfect creation.  And, to make it even better, she actually has a great sense of humor to go along with being ungodly good looking.

Her Twitter feed is a great way to access her amazing stream of Twitpics and she’s been quite amusing and sometimes vulgar, from time to time.

And while you’re at it, follow me @WhenItStrikesMe and @Quotably.

Follow Friday: @FakeAPStylebook on Twitter

January 8th, 2010 Comments off

It even looks like Strunk and White.

One of the more inventive and enjoyable of the “meme” style twitter accounts is the one that launched to great fanfare during the start of my Twitterati tenure.  The Fake AP Stylebook brings far more consistency than @FakeMTA and far more wit than @ShitMyDadSays.

Functionally, what it does is post several witty style rules and best practices throughout the day.  These include general publication rules to writing and journalism dos and don’ts.

While sometimes they dip into something topical, it’s the random ones which you’d never think of that get me every time.  Whoever is penning this is quite the clever one.

It doesn’t hurt that I’ve always had a Large Hadron for writing guides, though I seemingly never pay any heed to what I learned in them.  Strunk and White is one of those things that no child should be without.  In fact, I’m hoping one of my Christian friends will start a charity to help deliver copies of the book to needy orphans in Uganda.

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