Tag Archives: Mark and David

Hello World!

Haha, remember that, “Hello World”?  For anyone that took computer programming in high school (talkin’ 80s here), it was the first thing you learned to program that would pop up on the screen.  Or, if you’re, say, a 34 year old that graduated with a computer science degree and spent nerdy time being a software [...]

PHX – The Cocktails

It’s always a lotta’ cocktails and happy hours when I spend time in PHX.  Maybe you saw me post these to Facebook as we consumed, but if not, here’s a rundown: Hmm, seeing them all together makes me realize I must have been going thru a pink theme!  lol

PHX – Postino Wine Cafe

Of course I always visit my FAVE PHX stomping ground, Postino’s, in the Arcadia area.  I cannot leave PHX without getting my mouth around their famous bruschetta…I literally crave it from the moment I book a flight and plan my trip.  Never mind their $5/glass happy hour wine list, which is great in and of [...]

PHX – Hula’s Modern Tiki Lounge

Me and the boys met up with Ben and David to do a little mid-century modern shopping at a few places in PHX – I just can’t escape it, I just have to pop into shops everywhere I go, you never know what they’ll have!  lol  I’ll have a separate post on that later. We’d [...]

PHX – Beckett’s Table

The boys had been singing the praises of Beckett’s Table for months, so it was certainly first on the list when I arrived.  And it did not disappoint!  Our waitress, Tracy, was amazing – and from the UK – loved her.  Justin Beckett even came out to our table to check on us…I’m still kicking [...]

I’m in PHX!

So you know I’m excited, because I’m hanging with my boys Mark and David right now, and as an added bonus, Ben and David are here as well.  They’re combining a family trip during my time out here, so we’ll be hanging out and having some fun. M&D have got some new restaurants to take [...]

PHX on the horizon

In a month I’ll be in PHX, hangin’ with my boys Mark & David and Ben & David, and filling our days with debauchery.  Until then, I was looking back on some pictures of when M&D were last here, and we had Gnocchi Gnight with Ben & David.

The Boys are Back in Town, Part Deux

I promised you chocolate gravy…I’ll post more pics later of the finished product, but here’s the recipe I’m using.  I’m making it this morning per Mark’s request.  Now, this recipe is adapted from a community cookbook that was derived from our small Oklahoma town.  Mark’s grandmother used to work in our school cafeteria, and we grew up [...]

The Boys are Back in Town

As you’re reading this, I am off work…for the rest of the week.  Whoo-hoo!  But there is no rest for the weary, no-no.  I’ll be picking up the boys, Mark and David, this evening for a weekend of debauchery! Mark and I have been besties since high school, and David and I hit it off [...]

Steak, Porcini, and Parmesan Risotto – and a Giveaway!

Mark and David were so lovely to send me this book: 100 Perfect Pairings: Small Plates to Enjoy with Wines You Love by Jill Silverman Hough is a great go-to book for salads, apps, and even small plates.  I cracked it open, and right away found a recipe for steak risotto with cabernet I whipped up for [...]