Archive | September, 2013


You Don’t Use Enough Buttermilk

You would think something as delicious and wonderful as buttermilk would be so widely used that grocers couldn’t keep it on the shelves. Mais, non. Apparently Americans have some sort of aversion to this most versatile of all the dairy products. This confuses The Curmudgeon, as it is incredibly useful stuff in a wide variety […]

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The Curmudgeon Reviews…Silo

The Curmudgeon recently had the occasion to visit Silo, a newish restaurant of “elevated southern” cuisine in the Germantown district. It’s an interesting place. And by interesting, I mean infested with hipsters. Oh sure, the décor is interesting in a kitschy southern way, with a giant faux-wicker bar header, unfinished cedar walls, and tin light […]

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And so does Benny Hill

Kelly MacLean Has Some Fun With Whole Foods

The Curmudgeon admits to occasionally shopping at Whole Foods. This is mostly for the convenience of the thing, since they have some very lovely cheeses and meats and are 5 minutes away, whereas places like The Bloomy Rind and Porter Road Butcher are 45 minutes away in no traffic and 75 minutes away in Nashville […]

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I R srs fud police

Stupid Regulations and the Stupid People Who Stupidly Enforce Them

The Curmudgeon had occasion to stumble across this article recently while searching for useful allies in his bid for world domination and was slightly taken aback. Granted, The Curmudgeon is used to hearing about extremely stupid food-related stories out of New York City, generally involving “telling the citizens what’s best for them”. But still, at first […]

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The Curmudgeon Reviews…Bolton’s Spicy Chicken and Fish

Hot Chicken: the only uniquely Nashville food, if the legend is to be believed. Southern-style chicken quarters soaked in buttermilk and fried in gallons of Crisco on a cast-iron skillet, smothered in cayenne pepper and God knows what else, and served with naught but a few pickles and two slices of Wonder bread. The Curmudgeon […]

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