A film by Vice that explores the path of how Andy Ricker went from ski bum to one of the hottest restauranteurs in the US. Goes to show there really isn’t a set path and life is full of divergent paths, obstacles, and happenstance.
People always ask me what the food is like on Air Force One. This must be because regular airplane food is so terrible (correction mediocre) and it makes for a good point of comparison.
So, here’s the dinner we had on the flight to Kansas City.
It is a steak Gorgonzola fettuccine Alfredo with fresh spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and a balsamic vinegar glaze. I have to say it’s kind of disconcerting to sit on an airplane eating food and have it actually taste home made.
This is definitely better than regular airplane food and, sad to say, better than much of what I cook at home. The food is all prepared on-board by Air Force personnel. And according to the White House website, “the plane’s two food preparation galleys can feed 100 people at a time.”
At The Bold Italic, an anonymous San Franciscan rails against the practice of going out to dinner with a group of friends for your birthday.
Look, I don’t think I’m a cheap ass, but I typically spend under $100 on a birthday gift for my own mother. And this is San Francisco; your friends are…