January 4th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

Said my wife last night. ‘Twas yummy though.

Giant pizza

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June 9th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

Yesterday, Mary and I ended up having dinner at Pho Factory on N 27th here in Lincoln. We’ll definitely be going back.

As an appetizer we had the Shrimp Sweet Potato cakes. Despite whatever Mary says, the shirmp heads were fun to eat.

Shrimp Sweet Potato Cakes Shrimp Sweet Potato Cakes (1)Shrimp Sweet Potato Cakes (2)

Then as main dishes Mary had the Grilled Noodle Bowl with shrimp, pork, and egg roll. Finally she’s found a local replacement for our favorite dish back in Aurora, CO.

Grilled Noodle Bowl with Shrimp, Pork & Egg Roll

I had the Carmalize [sic] Shrimp and Bacon in a clay pot. IT wasn’t bacon as us americans would expect, more of a fatty pork but totally yummy.

Carmalize Shrimp & Bacon

Unfortunately, I forgot to ask how spicy my dish was and let’s just say I’m glad for the hearty portion of steamed rice that came with my dinner. And that’s after I removed all these chilies!

Chilis removed from my dinner

With tip, the dinner ran about $40. It was more than we had planned on spending but it was totally worth it.


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August 16th, 2013 by Michael Sauers

Sushi infographic 1
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June 20th, 2013 by Michael Sauers


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May 9th, 2013 by Michael Sauers

Schallers Hot DogWell, at least according to USA Today. Bu then again I’m a bit biased. I grew up going to Schaller’s out by Lake Ontario and always loved their food. And there’s nothing like a “white hot”!

Schaller’s Drive-In, Rochester, N.Y.: Meat Sauce, Mustard, Onions; Schaller’s specialty is the upstate hot-dog variety known as White Hots: fat natural-casing dogs made from pork, beef, and veal, made by Zweigle’s. Top it with some of their meat-based “hot sauce,” mustard, and onions, grab a handful of pickles, and you’re in summer-vacation heaven.  Foursquare/ Chris C
Read the full article @ USAToday.com. (Schaller’s is #4)

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April 24th, 2013 by Michael Sauers

14-year-old burgerIf you need another reason to kick the junk food habit this should do it.

A Utah man has unearthed a McDonald’s hamburger he bought in 1999 – and the sandwich looks exactly the same as the day it was first flipped.

David Whipple kept the fast food meal for a month to show friends how the preservative-packed hamburger would keep its composure.

Read the full article & see a video @ TheDailyMail.com.

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April 8th, 2013 by Michael Sauers

Flaming ice creamYesterday wasn’t quite as long a day as the previous day but I’m still exhausted and my feet hurt. I’m going to get through this but boy do I need sleep.

Yesterday morning was quiet and I got a lot of work done in the hotel lobby on their free WiFi. About 11am I left the lobby, leaving my jacket behind. (We’ll catch up with my jacket later in this story.) I spent an hour catching up with Jason Griffey and Stephen Abram and got my first chance to say hello to Conference Chair Jane Dysart. Off to the workshop luncheon and catching up with a few more old friends such as Jason Clark. Post lunch it was off to my pre-conference, eBooks & eReaders: Next Steps.

Overall I believe the workshop went well. The experience level of the attendees was a little broader than I was expecting but I think everyone left with as many of their questions answered as I could possibly answer in the time allowed. Speaking of time, I rushed through what I thought was my last topic when I thought the workshop ended at 4. The attendees then pointed out that class didn’t end for another half hour. My mistake and I still feel bad about that. However, we spent that final half hour discussing larger issues when it comes to libraries and eBooks, which wasn’t my original plan, but everyone seemed to appreciate it.

The off to the gaming event during which I didn’t play but acted more as an obstacle for those playing laser tag. More catching up with old friends ensued.

To top off the night a small group of us went out to dinner to celebrate Jennifer Koerber’s 40th birthday. (Actually this coming Friday.) We ended up at a wonderful pan-Asian place named Bannana Leaves where I had a wonderful grilled seafood teriyaki  dinner. What ended to amazing dinner was the desert they brought out for Jennifer. That would be the flaming ball of deep-fried ice cream pictured in this post. Jennifer got the best photo of it and if she posts it online I’ll try to link to it later.

Finally back to the hostel and an attempt to sleep. It was quiet this time around but something just wouldn’t let me sleep. Probably the combination of foam mattress and thin pillows. Tonight, there will be drugs involved in getting me to sleep no matter how tired I am.

So, off to conference I go for the first full day. Jennifer and I are running the Issues & Challenges track for the third and last time and I’m sure a fun time will be had by all.

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April 6th, 2013 by Michael Sauers


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February 12th, 2010 by Michael Sauers

Just watch. Then think about what you eat in a typical week.

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December 18th, 2008 by Michael Sauers

The folks over at systm this week have decided to hack that dreaded of all holiday "foodstuffs", the fruitcake.

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