Tuesday, April 28, 2009

You know you live in Kentucky when...

Last night I was running along the Ohio River (kentucky side) when I saw two lads unloading a canoe and putting it in the water. I thought to myself, "A canoe? In the Ohio River?" Then I saw that the tiny canoe was literally held together with duct tape.

I stopped running to watch the scene unfold. One man got into the canoe, while the other went to get the oars from the car. The oars turned out to be SHOVELS. Yes, shovels. The old, heavy, metal kind.

I'll be watching for them on the news.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Miguel eats the Thurmanator Burger

On Monday evening I got a call from my friend Miguel in Columbus. He was in the middle of a challenge he saw on the TV show Man vs. Food. The challenge: finish the Thurmanator Burger.

The Thurmanator is 1 1/2 lbs of beef, a 1/2 pound of ham and bacon, and all other toppings. It is required that you eat the fries as well.

Miguel and 5 coworkers set about the competition, and most did not finish. Miguel finished his burger and fries in a record 13 minutes. The next closest competitor came in at 56 minutes.

I don't know why I felt compelled to share this, but I did. And I feel disgusted.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Flying Pig 1/2 Marathon

Soo....in a moment of weakness I decided to sign up for the Flying Pig 1/2 Marathon. This should be interesting.

Just got done running the Heart Mini in downtown Cincinnati, but I hear the Flying Pig is much more difficult & hilly, not to mention it's 13m instead of 9.5.

In short, I have no idea what I've gotten myself into.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Food Critic: Coach's Corner

WOW, this place deserves a 10!! Coach's Corner is one of those places where everyone's a regular...inviting & quirky. The large glass bulb christmas lights hanging from the ceiling make it feel like something pulled from the deep south, and the beer on tap was a variety of quality brews. Perhaps the best decoration was a lineup of Bengals bobbleheads--Chad Johnson with a paper bag over his face.

The service was outstanding. Our waitress was someone I can see myself becoming friends with over a few drinks at the bar. The whole staff was inviting...making sure our first time at Coach's Corner was a good experience. They asked us back for drinks and promised to know us by name eventually.

The food was fantastic...I had one of the best spicy grilled chicken sandwiches ever. It was heavy and I feel stuffed as I write this, but it was so worth it. Perfectly cooked (fresh) chicken and great sauces. A+!!! We will definitely be back!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Food Critic: Green Derby Cafe

EMG went to the Green Derby Cafe last Friday to rate the service and the food. Honestly, I was unimpressed by both. The portion was small, my fish was bland, and service took a loooooong time. However, they were busy and I understand that lunch crowds can slow down the kitchen. I would have been just fine with the wait if I hadn't be so disappointed in the food. Next week, on to the next!