THINGS I ATE: Pizza, Cannoli, and Other Decadent Things at DeSano Pizza Bakery

With the Super Bowl marking the end of football season two weeks ago, I made a pledge to eat healthy for a month and forgo all those carby, fatty meals that had littered my January and February. Dare I say it — I even declared that I would try paleo. Yes, paleo: that utterly annoying eat-like-a-caveman […]

BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA #68: Emmys Recap, Jon Gosselin, Nate Burleson, and Portland Adventures

This week on “Banter with Ben and Lisa,” Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) and Lisa Timmons (twitter.com/timmonslisa) give pop culture a big bear hug. First, Ben discusses his recent trip to Portland and shares passages from an 1888 etiquette book he found at Powell’s Bookstore. Then the two talk about Nate Burleson of the Detroit Lions and […]

THINGS I ATE: Dinner at Stella Barra in Hollywood

After a recent viewing of Star Trek: Into Darkness, my friend jash and I felt the need to wildly decompress from two hours of explosions, Spock bangs, and futuristic 9/11 imagery. And so we too stepped into darkness by taking in dinner at the dimly lit Stella Barra on Sunset Boulevard. Attached to the ArcLight […]

ADVENTURES IN DOMESTICITY: Testing Out The Pizza Stone

Recently, I acquired a complimentary pizza stone from CSN Stores with the caveat that I must review it — a task that I was more than happy to undertake. The product in question: Fox Run Craftsmen 3-Piece Round Pizza Stone Set. That’s right: this wasn’t just a stone. It was a set. Color me excited.