Monthly Archives: October 2008

REPORT: Michael Rank & Katie Lindgren Engaged To Be Married – The Associated Press

October 27, 2008 FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – The press has learned from authorities that Michael Rank, 32, proposed to Katherine Lindgren, his girlfriend of nearly 4 years, late Saturday evening at The Chicago Diner (3411 N Halsted St) … Continue reading

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Conquering The Belly Bruiser

Someone finally did it.  A Pennsylvania man spent nearly 5 hours digging into Denny’s Beer Barrel Belly Bruiser, the 15 pound burger (before condiments) I talked about during my Food Competition week. It took Brad Sciullo 4 hours and 39 … Continue reading

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Cala Cakes – Mike’s New Favorite Fried Food

When I was warned about the hearty food that New Orleans cooked, I figured it would be mostly because they just loved using butter and lard instead of the healthier ingredients of their Yankee cousins.  And while I’m sure this … Continue reading

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New Orleans & A Wedding

Katie and I just returned from a great little vacation from New Orleans.  We went down there to take part in the festivities of our friends’ wedding.  For those that want to see the photos, here are the links. And … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Ravioli with Citrus Sage Sauce

When I get an idea in my head, it’s hard to let go.  Some people like to call that “obsession” or perhaps “OCD,” but I like to think of it as inspiration slowly beating me into submission until I finally … Continue reading

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