This diner in Bay City has the largest portions I have ever seen. The craziest of which is a $16.00 13 egg omelette. The downtown area of Bay City also has some really amazing architectural details.


pork shank chili

This pork shank chili recipe did not win the annual Esquire competition but it is my favorite and it is easy to make. It may need to cook a little longer than they recommend and I suggest soaking the beans in warm water for 24 hours before adding them. The only other difficult part is finding properly pork Shanks. I have used a picnic shoulder cut (with a saw) into 5 thick section and it works ok.

5 lbs pork shanks, cut osso buco style (approximately 6 2-inch pieces)
kosher salt
spice mix*
½ cup canola-and-olive-oil blend
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 medium onions, peeled and sliced
2 serrano chiles, thinly sliced
2 bay leaves
1 bottle stout
2 14-oz cans diced organic tomatoes (with juice)
4 qts organic beef stock
dried bean mix: 1 cup each red beans, pinto beans, black beans, posole (dried hominy)
1 small bunch
cilantro, chopped
1 bunch green onions, sliced

diced tomato
diced red onion
sliced green onion
shredded pepper jack cheese

Generously season pork shanks with kosher salt and a handful of the spice mix. Reserve remainder. In a very large pasta pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add shanks and brown all over, about four minutes per side. Remove from pan and reserve. Add garlic to cooking pot and sauté until just golden, about two minutes. Add onions and chiles and cook, stirring constantly, until tender, about four minutes. Add bay leaves and remaining spice mix, stirring constantly to toast spices, about three minutes. Add stout, tomatoes, and beef stock and stir. Return pork shanks to pot, add dried bean mix, and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally until shanks are very tender, about three hours. Remove shanks from pot and cool. Add Tabasco and salt to taste — typically about 2 ½ tbsp each — to the chili. Keep simmering for a thicker chili; otherwise, reserve and keep warm. When shanks are cool enough to handle, remove bone, excess fat, and sinew, and return meat to hot chili. Stir in cilantro and green onions. Bring to boil and adjust taste, adding more salt and Tabasco if needed. Add garnish. Serves 8 to 10.

*Spice mix: 1 tsp ground black pepper, 1 tsp ground white pepper, 1 tsp cayenne, 4 tbsp New Mexico chili powder mixed with 2 tbsp each: ancho chile powder, ground cumin, chipotle chili powder.


They do not sell it in that many places but if you can find it give the Mikes Harder punch a try. Mango tastes a bit like Monster but grape is good. it is like a next generation Bartles and james.



It is a fun name, no doubt, but this seems like a really bad idea even if the colors are kind of cool. HJ, I am not sure if you ever check my blog but if you do can you let me know if you are the one that came up with this?


jester backpack

Cool digitally inspired but simple pattern that is both gender neutral and appealing to a range of ages.

Turf Board


Thanks Danyel.


Everyone wants to see CJ get the ball but with Freddy at the top of the league after two weeks it seems like a silly argument. No doubt CJ had a great game last week but they did not have an answer for Fred all game. On another note, can we all agree to stop saying "pound the rock?"


Sweet form and part breaks but the palette and texture choices could use some refinement especially since perceived comfort is always an initial barrier. From a color standpoint it might be interesting to go even further back into their history; all the way to the monochrome electric lime and grays.



Quirky but not as oddly proportioned as the Beatle. Small but not overly small like the Smart cart. Seems like it has potential, especially with the winning interior but needs to be tighter and smoother.

Bills 2-0

Even if they don't keep winning I cant wait to go to this years game.



Prefect temp

Nice to see that Harney and Sons are carrying our kettle concept. It looks like the finish has been refined to include a raku-like iridescence. The gauge still needs some love though.


Cool weight reduction concept by Faurecia. I think this is a few years old. Still looks cool.



Another Fuego


Nicely proportioned Fuego portable grill known as the element.


I was wondering why they are so expensive. Personally I prefer Steiner but some say Zeiss and Swarovski are even more intricate and better built.


LeBron may have had a failed season but this seems like a success.


ikon scale

Solid vision but poorly detailed control panel and display.

This looks good

www.killerelite.com I think it is a remake of an old Duvall and James Caan movie for the same name from the 70's but I have never seen the original. The previews look a little over the top with Statham fighting a guy while tied to a chair but still overall it looks sort of like the movie Heat mixed with the Score.

1st day of school