Friday, March 23, 2007

No Beard Award But A Nice Review Nonetheless

Though we were somehow overlooked – yet again – for the James Beard Awards, The Hungover Gourmet was pleased as punch to hear that the publication received a very flattering write-up at the Utne Reader website. Here's what they wrote...

Anyone who's a fan of food writing should be reading the Hungover Gourmet, a Baltimore-based zine dedicated to full-flavored tales of "food, drink, travel, and fun." The new issue (#10) includes a lengthy guide to chicharron (fried pork skin) offerings in Long Beach, California. Although the pork rinds are entirely unappealing to me, it's gratifying to see hardcore foodie language applied to this oft-maligned snack food. Of one pork-apple sausage-flavored brand, the reviewer writes: "Rich and well-rounded, these may be a little too fancy (or 'fruity') for your everyday rind-eater, but are still a welcome variation on the classic treatment." In issue #9, a former employee chronicled the demise of B's Barbecue & Diner in Orlando, Florida. It "represented part of a vanishing breed," he writes. "Where can you go nowadays for Easter breakfast and get served by a waitress with tequila breath?" Each issue of the Hungover Gourmet also includes recipes and bite-size restaurant reviews submitted by readers far and wide. -- Danielle Maestretti

1 comment:

Baltimore Snacker said...

Congratulations! If only the rest of us could get such accolades...