Anthony Bourdain, of "No Reservations" fame was in Philadelphia on his recent show. That was fun watching him beebop around some of the city streets that I am familiar with. You're familiar with this guy right? He's the chef who gets paid by the Travel Channel to visit places all over the world and eat. Not a bad gig if you can get it.
To his credit, he stated that he would not be visiting any "Philly Cheese Steak" places, rather he sampled some great food at places all over the city.
FYI. If any one reading this ever goes to Philly and feels the urge to get a cheese steak, STAY AWAY FROM THE MUCH TALKED ABOUT AND OVER-HYPED "PATS". The only thing done well there is their marketing plan.
Politicians and movie stars have pulled up in limos to get a cheese steak at "Pat's." I'm not putting down cheese steaks. I'm putting down PAT'S cheese steaks. If you want a good one, hit up one of the many Hoagie shops that you'll find in South Philly or in any suburb. They are to die for.
The Arizona Powerball winner claimed his 200 million dollars today. Let me be clear.
I. am. not. happy. for. him.
Ever since the election I have had this strange urge to buy a Volkswagon Beetle and head West, passing through Haight Ashbury on the way to Washington State.
On a unrelated subject, POT IS LEGAL IN WASHINGTON STATE, but the situation is a bit tricky.
You can own up to an ounce, but you can't buy it or grow it. Talk about a buzz kill. So, the question is, how does one get it without breaking the law? You can smoke it, you just can't GET it.
If a bag of pot falls from the sky, and it's less than an ounce, you can pick it up, but it is against the law to open said bag in public.
If a cop believes someone is "driving under the influence" of pot he has the right to conduct a field sobriety test. That got me to thinking. What are the signs of someone driving under the influence of pot?
A car full of smiling, cooperative, very agreeable citizens driving 5 mph under the speed limit with a box of Twinkies on the dash?
It's an interesting situation with a lot of unanswered questions as of yet.
Isn't it amazing that Tequila is legal?