Archive | June, 2012

Fantastic Feast

27 Jun

Mike Rey had a doctor’s physical yesterday.  Good news, he’s doing better than he was the last time he had a check-up – six years ago when after he graduated college.  Apparently beer benders  did not result in positive outcomes.

Anyhoo, to celebrate this small victory, Mike feasted on chicken fettucine alfredo for lunch and  ventured to the mecca of Syracuse eating, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que for dinner.

Ribs.  Delicious ribs.  And macaroni & cheese, potato salad, corn bread and steak! 

Mike is fully enjoying his road back to carnivorism, delighting in meat on bone.  We’ll keep you posted when his cholesterol test and blood work come back in a few short days!

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Ribs. Must haves.



Happy Birthday, Ron Swanson!

26 Jun

Mike Rey’s favorite guy is having a birthday.  Everyone can celebrate.  Unless you only eat vegetables, in which case you might feel awkward.

Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman’s) Birthday Cake!

Mike’s Mantra

26 Jun

Dinosaur BBQ, Ponchito’s, Boom Boom Mex Mex, Danzer’s, Blarney Stone, etc.

Syracuse-Style Meat Out

25 Jun

Mike enjoyed his first real day of freedom with a bacon and sausage filled brunch followed up by one of Syracuse’s finest culinary treats:  a Texas Hot at Heid’s of Liverpool.  It went a little something like this…

Meat Tooth

21 Jun

Mike Rey has a new nickname.  After a recent excursion, Mr. Rey discovered that some random JetBlue employees had gotten wind of the challenge. “We know who you are,”  they confided.  “Meat Tooth.”

Yes, MEAT TOOTH.  Why Meat Tooth?  Let me ‘splain.

A long time ago (three weeks), at the Le Moyne College Reunion, Mike expressed concern over not eating meat.  Biting into his second helping of home fries, he went on to grieve the lack of use of his canines.


Pretty Meat Teeth

According to Mike,

“A meat tooth is proof from God (or Darwin) that man was meant to enjoy delicious meats because those two pointy teeth in your mouth allow you to tear through delicious meat. Ergo, no one was meant to be a vegetarian.”

Hence, the legend of Meat Tooth was born.

Chiseling one’s meat tooth is vital to the survival of the species.  While ‘porterhouses’ and ‘beef jerky’ are ideal for keeping the teeth in tip-top shape, Mike has been working diligently to avoid atrophying.

“Mike said his meat teeth will likely become long and fang-like due to lack of use.  He will need to file them down.”  -Jillian Kilian

To avoid such an outcome, Mike is monitoring his pearly whites on a daily basis.

 “I keep them finely tuned. Practice makes perfect. If you don’t use them you lose them. All that jazz.”

Das Funny

20 Jun

Mike went to a concert last night.  He was tempted by a picnic plate of cheese and meats (well done, Amanda).  And by the lyrical flavorings of  Das Racist.

One might say he’s a glutton for punishment.  Sure, you could say that, and smile.


20 Jun

At this point, anything can happen.  Mike can totally blow it in the last few days with his carelessness, or so we hope.  So now we’re just going to get mean. Real mean.

Exhibit A:

Bacon Flowchart. Provided by Jim Johnson