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Big Al’s Bites: Barbecue 1010

With all the talk of the paleo diets floating around, I can’t help but think that primal food was simple. Using primitive tools and minimal seasoning, meat was a delicacy that stood on its own, with no help from any fancy flavorings. Fortunately, we’ve evolved our culinary world with the rest of our living, and […]

Soda pop is an American pastime. Some may say baseball, others would point to bigotry as the nation’s most consistent heritage, but when push comes to shove, more people like soda than they do baseball. Take away the MLB, you’ll have some majorly pissed men. Take away Diet Coke? Watch as the Wasatch Front turns […]

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Big Al’s Bites: Plates and Palates

In the culinary world, dinner is a bit of a diva. She makes you wait till the end of the day for a grand appearance and insists you save your calories for her and her alone. She scoffs at all other meals that dare to encroach upon her prowess.While I believe that dinner is amazing, […]

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Big Al’s Bites: Bistro 258

We are eaters. All of us. The human race has few activities more frequent than eating. The acclaimed philosopher Voltaire exclaimed that “nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.” Yet we eat every day, often without taking the time to […]

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Thanksgiving is decked with tradition, unlike many other holidays. Traditions range from what to eat to what the table is decorated with to what family members argue about. Many Thanksgivings wouldn’t be complete without homicidal threats and near misses with domestic violence reports. That’s as American as cranberry sauce in my family. Of all the […]

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When it comes to eating out, people have strong yet fickle opinions. On the one hand, we have those who will only eat at places they know. My wife, love her as I do, tends to lean toward this category. While she has branched out a great deal, she represents the majority of the American […]

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