Thursday, December 30, 2010

Best Food of 2010

OK, everyone is doing their best albums of 2010, best movies of 2010, worst runway dresses of 2010, favorite celebrity meltdowns of 2010, so who really needs to read another one of those blog entries? Here's something different - my favorite meals, snacks, and dishes of 2010 in no particular order...

Chicken & waffles at Betty Jeans in San Francisco

Ramen soup, grilled vegetables, and shrimp buns at Momofuku in New York.

Wreckfish at Applewood in Park Slope, Brooklyn NY.

Beignets and hot chocolate at Morning Call, New Orleans.

Vincent Burger, stuffed with braised short rib and smoked gouda, at Vincent in downtown Minneapolis. You'd be hard pressed to find a better burger in town.

Homemade mouk pha, a Lao dish of catfish seasoned with lemongrass and dill, then wrapped in banana leaves and steamed.

Redfish caught by Mali and grilled up by my Uncle Larry in New Orleans.

Shrimp po'boy at Parkway Bakery, New Orleans.

Crawfish and shrimp broil at The Galley in New Orleans.

Moqueca de Camarao - a Brazilian shrimp stew with a coconut milk & tomato paste sauce. Super easy to make, super tasty.

So nice we had to make it twice.

BBQ at Sam's and Rudy's in Austin, TX.

Breakfast torta at some panaderia or another in Austin, TX.

Mofongo at various spots in Puerto Rico.

Korean BBQ at Kimchi Tofu House in Stadium Village, Minneapolis.

Caramel apples at Minnesota's Largest Candy Store in Jordan, MN.

Grilled redfish (shipped up from Uncle Larry in New Orleans) with mushroom couscous, cauliflower, and squash.

Green mango salad with shrimp from Phnom Penh Noodle House in Seattle's Chinatown.

Okonomiyaki, an Osaka omelette with pork belly and green onions made fresh by our friend Takeshi!

Grilled octopus from Butcher Block in Northeast Minneapolis.

Red snapper, jerk chicken, and candied yams from West Indies Soul Food in Minneapolis' Midtown Global Market!

Chocolate Doberge cake from Gambino's in New Orleans.

Fresh squeezed limeade served in a mason jar with a paper straw at a wedding I DJed in Connecticut. Brilliant.

A feast of Lao dishes put together for a photoshoot to promote Cool Jerk.

Mali made seafood gumbo with andouille sausage for my birthday. Perfectly done.

Pizza from the Pizza Farm in Stockholm, WI! This particular pair of pies were photographed on the day I proposed to Mali, helping make it the best meal of 2010.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

EXTRA LARGE December 2010 pics

Despite the beginnings of SNOWPOCALYPSE, Wezz and I cranked up the heat and we had one hell of a party at First Avenue's Record Room this past Friday night. Here are some pics from the jam, courtesy of Tommy Ellis!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

John Lennon

30 years ago today, John Lennon was shot and killed in New York. One of the finest artists of the 20th Century and a huge inspiration to me and millions of others, both with The Beatles and with his own solo career.

Pictured above: One of the most well-known photos of John Lennon, taken by Annie Leibovitz just five hours before he was killed.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


EXTRA LARGE II by Mike 2600

Looky here - it's the newest EXTRA LARGE mix, put together just for you all live from Mike's basement in beautiful Northeast Minneapolis.

Human League "Being Boiled"
E-40 "Tell Me When To Go (instrumental)"
Raw DMX "Do It to the Funk"
Jade "Don't Walk Away (Mike 2600 blend)"
Graveleaf "The Crusade (Wax Romeo remix)"
Cameron Paul "Clock Beats"
DJ Day "Kossa"
Jean Buisine "Poids et Mesures"
Pleasure "Let's Dance"
Doug Surreal & Mike 2600 "The Get It Now"
Michael Jackson "Rock With You (instrumental)"
Eric B & Rakim "Let The Rhythm Hit 'Em (acapella)"
Mike 2600 "Vibes"
Contents Hot "Boombahton"
Dillon Francis & Dave Nada "Brazzer's Theme"
Pitbull "The Anthem (instrumental)"
Lady Saw "Loser"
Elephant Man "Dis Gone"
Beenie Man "Dance & Killy Dem"
Sean Paul "Hey Ya"
Beenie Man "Yuh Body"
Emynd ft Roundhead "The Most High (Mike 2600 remix)"
Earth Wind & Fire "Brazilian Rhyme"

Don't forget to come party with us on Friday!

Monday, December 6, 2010

A ill reindeer

Once again it's time to party! This Friday I'll be doin' the damn thang with my dude Wezzzzzz. Wes and I have been running our design & screenprinting studio Burlesque and throwing rap / dance parties together since 2003. This Friday will be a celebration of bass in your face.

It all goes down this Friday December 10th at First Avenue's Record Room! Will you be at the Doomtree Blowout? Come on up afterwards!

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