Category: food coma

Joe Ricchio on WCSH 207 with Rob Caldwell

Check out my recent spot on WCSH Newscenter, 207 Show with Rob Caldwell! http://www.newscentermaine.com/mobile/article/news/local/207/for-food-writer-joe-ricchio-too-much-is-rarely-enough/97-515033507 FOR FOOD WRITER JOE RICCHIO, TOO MUCH IS RARELY ENOUGH Making a career out of eating & drinking. Author: Rob Caldwell Published: 11:16 AM EST February 6, 2018 The legend goes that Diamond Jim Brady, a railroad executive and bon vivant who lived in New York…

Chicago, the early restaurant years…

The easiest way to describe my early restaurant career in Chicago would be as a Hunter S. Thompson novel with no actual point. All that is left from the wreckage of that phase of my life are stories like this. Sometimes I honestly believe that, had I not spent so much time hell-bent on my own self-destruction and applied my…

The Diaries of Chef Todd Chapter 13: Conducting Interviews Now

To read Chef Todd’s previous diaries go here Today is a very busy day and I have no time to exchange pleasantries. I have been conducting front of the house interviews for Bestiality (opening date TBD) and, upon speaking with one of these little shit-stains in particular, felt the need to re-open my diary after an admittedly prolonged absence. It went…

The Diaries of Chef Todd Chapters 9-13

To read Chef Todd’s previous diary entries go here. Chapter 9: So you think you’ve got what it takes to work at Bestiality? Recently it was brought to Chef Todd’s attention that a restaurant in Bloomington, IN had come under fire for clarifying what was expected of their cooks in a craigslist ad. Because I will be zeroing in on a space…

PumCaCa VI: The Last Supper

Photo Credits Zack Bowen/Knack Factory  “I really came into this expecting to like more than a couple of these but yeah, they are by and large some of the worst beers ever made. My bad.” – Andrew Barron This is how it finally ends.. What began as curiosity as to why anyone would ever want to allow any of these…