Posts Tagged ‘Living in the City’

Today is National Grilled Cheese Day!  Wow.  Actually is Grilled Cheese Month… I am so thankful as a society we have our priorities set.

The grilled cheese sandwich is pretty much a basic staple of our North American culture… but did you know?  people have been eating bread and cheese since the olden tymes?

Its true! Like most things delicious (olives, Russel Crowe, sandals), the grilled cheese sandwich originated in ancient Rome.

The Grilled Cheese we enjoy came about in the good ole USA in the 1920 when two great innovations took place.

Cheap American cheese
and Sliced Bread

The grilled cheese is awesome and something I always play with at home.  I don’t normally hit a restaurant for it… but after watching Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, I have started to appreciate what can be done.  I remember one episode form a season or two ago when Guy hit Portland, Oregon and went to the Blueplate Lunch Counter.  They do up a fine grilled cheese and tomato soup!

Today, I went down to The Black Hat Bistro in downtown Victoria to talk to chef Sam Chalmers.  I asked him how to make the BEST grilled cheese sandwich. Please have a listen.

Soundcloud: Living in the City >> Grilled Cheese Sandwich

and if you like it, maybe you’ll share the link on your blog or facebook/twiiter thing…or like Pinterest?  sure. and thank you.


This is from yesterday… but maybe it’ll give you a smile.

NHL Hockey Playoffs started yesterday and to talk all things Canucks… The Playoff Round table.

Host: Jeremy Baker


Nick Kypreos, ’94 Stanley Cup Champion
Hakan Loob, ’89 Stanley Cup Champion
Tyrannosaurus Rex, dinosaur

Soundcloud: Playoff Round Table

Go with yourself.

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LMFAO sing about Patrón on ice…. but there has got to me more to Tequila than party rock and neon orange man-capris. I went down to the Veneto Lounge in Victoria to learn how to make the best Margarita. This delicious and classic tequila cocktail will impress your friends and destroy your enemies!

Soundcloud: Living in the City >> Margarita

Veneto Lounge Agave Margarita
bartender: Simon Ogden

2 ounces el jimador tequila – blanco
1 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce orange juice
3/4 ounce lime juice
good squeeze of agave nectar
1/2 ounce egg whites

ice in a Boston glass/tumbler

shake shake shake



Thank you for taking the time to listen.

Go with yourself.

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I had so much fun getting up to adventures on the weekend.  And I had so much fun writing about adventures from the weekend.  It only stood to reason… I’d enjoy podcasting the adventures.  Introducing the second installment of Living in the City.  Please have a listen and share.

Soundcloud: Living in the City >> Bourbon sours, Red Fish Blue Fish and Roche Cove

Oh wow, the times we’ll share.

You’ll learn:
1) How to make a bourbon sour from Katie McDonald, Veneto Lounge
2) How to make Malt Vinegar Syrup from Kunal Ghose, Red Fish, Blue Fish & Top Chef Canada
3) How to find Roche Cove Regional Park

***neat, here is an article about Kunal Ghose from the Times Colonist.***

We so excited. I love living in the city!

Go with yourself.

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