Fanfare for Food Fight

[A response to various blog posts about Mpls./St. Paul Magazine food critic Andrew Zimmern: "Ode to a Sycophant," "Zimmern’s Complaint," and "A Bone to Pick with Andrew Zimmern." See also "I, Too, Have a Bone to Pick with Andrew Zimmern."] Just read the whole three-tiered back and forth! Love it. Laughed my ass off. Am […]

I, Too, Have a Bone to Pick with Andrew Zimmern

At any rate, what’s my big problem with Zimmern? Where to begin, where to begin? First, I should admit that I really don’t know who this Zimmern fellow is. I mean, I really don’t know who the hell he is, just as, I’m sure, he doesn’t know who the hell I am. I got wind […]

I, Too, Have A Bone To Pick With Andrew Zimmern

I know I said yesterday that I was going to talk about my favorite books from 2007. I’ll do that eventually, I suppose, although who really gives a rat’s ass? Right now I’m all worked up about something else, so the book nonsense will just have to get shoved aside for the time being. I’m […]

A Bone to Pick with Andrew Zimmern

I was going to tell you about my most memorable dining experiences of this past year, but that will have to wait until tomorrow. There is more pressing business at hand: Andrew Zimmern’s recent blog post. I have only met Andrew – who writes about restaurants for Mpls-St.Paul magazine – a couple of times, but […]

Zimmern's Complaint

Here’s what happened. Mitch Omer — one of my dearest friends in this world — showed up at my house on Thanksgiving with a red-lined version of Andrew Zimmern’s December column, livid about some of the things it contained. Mitch railed. I defended Andrew on many points. We got into a bit of a tiff, […]

Ode to a Sycophant

The above photo is an altered version of "AZ in Action," taken by Sarah McGee. Mitch Omer, proprietor of Hell’s Kitchen restaurants in Minneapolis and Duluth, responds to Andrew Zimmern’s Perspective in the December issue of Mpls./St. Paul Magazine: "That’s all I can stands, and I can’t stands no more!" ~Popeye the Sailor Some notes […]