It is no question that 2016 has been a fantastic, I repeat, a fantastic year for music from literally the beginning of the year and trickling down to what’s soon to come during these final weeks. I am thoroughly impressed by what I’ve come across thus far and I could sit here and bask in all of this greatness, but I must say there’s one thing that I love a bit more than music and writing, and that’s devouring delicious foods; I think that’s something we can all agree on. I mean, totally indulging in fancy pictures of meals via instagram or whatever? C’mon! Who doesn’t love to eat right?
Throughout the years, the combination of food and music has proven to be the perfect pair. From metaphors to dance crazes, even a few of our favorite albums were inspired by some good ole’ grubbin’. It’s sort of a favorite pastime of mine. So, with far more artists choosing to embrace their culinary side outside of their musical career, I am LOVING it, okay!? Here’s a few of my favorite food moments from my faves:
The Powamekka Cafe
Sam Hansen and Take 3 Burgers decided to Honor Tupac’s 20th anniversary after his death by opening a one-night only pop up diner in California on September 13th. They gathered a few of Tupac’s actual recipes, and other’s that were inspired by his ideas, to put together a fire menu AND an art show while local artist performed the classics.
Action Bronson and his “Fuck, That’s Delicious” series.
As much as I enjoy hearing Bronson randomly rap about good eats, I find it even more entertaining to watch him enjoy them. From 2014 to earlier this year, Viceland presented a series where Acton Bronson and a few friends travel the world but, unlike your average Food Network television show where we watch people eat bugs and taste what seems like the same wine over and over, this is a pretty legit experience.
This is the perfect example of two people putting together a bomb ass party. Sort of spur of the moment. Those two people just so happen to be the foodies (@wonda_glenda and @JBdoesitbetter on twitter) behind the food blog SnaxNtheCity.com…for when bitches be hungry.
Just my luck, they both threw me a birthday party filled with a shit ton of deliciousness. I smelled the happiness in the air the moment I walked in. I can admit that I became teary eyed because I was a bit overwhelmed. But I was more so impressed by what was presented. Shrimp stuffed with herb goat cheese wrapped in prosciutto. I wasn’t expecting that or the homemade pizza, topped with bacon and fresh basil with a roasted garlic sauce. Oh, and there was also a yummy spinach artichoke dip. We were also accompanied by some wine. Their website is filled with recipes and reviews. So I’m sure one of these days a recipe will be published.
What’s a birthday without cake, right? Well how about getting two! Both Wonda and Jazzmine baked two wonderful cakes, from scratch. I underestimated their baking skills. I wasn’t ready for a strawberry cake and a butter pecan cake. I’ve actually never had butter pecan cake so of course I was excited. What I admired about the two is that they weren’t painfully sweet. I didn’t cringe because I felt the need to rush to the dentist because of some childish icing.
There’s always a backstory…
The first time I had pho was in New York last October. Because I was an anime head I was always envious of the cartoon’s delicious foods. Especially the steamy veggie filled, silky beef lookin’, broth-y, seemingly infinite noodle bowl. PHO. Nigga, Goku would smash them shits every time he came home to ChiChi. It was probably just plain old ramen but shit, it looked luxurious to me.
My favorite foodie John (@JHNANDRADWMS) went to a restaurant named Johnny Noodle King on Fort street in Detroit. When I heard there was Pho available I imagined more than a couple of bowls but nah, I was wrong. Continue Reading