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The Tampa Tribune’s food writer since 2005, Jeff Houck covers the way people live through their food. He also hosts the Table Conversations food podcast and believes that everything crunchy is good.

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Fried Pork Ribs, Grilled Scallops, Shrimp & Corn Fritters [This Week’s Weekend Eats]

Posted Nov 12, 2012 by Jeff Houck

Updated Nov 12, 2012 at 07:10 PM

@Droolius - French Toast, Foie Gras, Apple butter, roasted pumpkin @CaskLarder Brunch


It would be hard to argue that anyone lives better from a culinary standpoint than Julius Mayo Jr.

All you need to do is check out his alter-ego blog: Droolius.

Hanging with Emeril. Throwing down Robert Mondavi grape juice. Gnawing on pulled pork with bacon.

Droolius is living the dream.

He also is the winningest person in the history of Weekend Eats. And with good reason. The man eats well, but even photographs better.

Dig his Foodspotting gallery. The pics there are so beautiful, I want to lick the screen.

This explains why he has once again won Weekend of the Eats. If anyone can top the brunch of French Toast with foie gras, apple butter and roasted pumpkin at Cask & Larder in Winter Park, I have yet to see it this week.

There’s a reason: I ain’t gonna.

As if that wasn’t enough of a taste vacation for him, he made this Bloody Mary with a red hot, Georgia cheddar and a house pickle his personal beverage slave.

@Droolius - Bloody Mary with Red Hot, Georgia Cheddar, House Pickle @ Cask & Larder)


My goodness. It’s like coming face to face with the Ghost of Hangovers Future.

What does he win for that effort?

Southern Living - Around the Southern Table


A copy of Southern Living’s “Around The Table; Coming home to comforting meals and treasured memories” by Rebecca Lang.

If I may, allow me to direct your reading eyes to page 190, where you will find a recipe for Catfish Sandwiches with Corn Relish. Think about THAT the rest of the week, why don’t ya?

As you can see from the Gallery of Noms below, Droolius’ competition was stiff this week. Any other week and @lglastorl‘s Glazed doughnut bread pudding with raspberry Chambord jam would have wiped the floor with the rest of the field. This week? It was merely average. He hereby takes his place yet again in Weekend Eats Hall of Fame on Pinterest.

Feast your eyes upon the bountiful goodness:




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