Emma Pew, What Are You Eating?

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Emma Pew

The vocalist for local soul band Black Carl performs this Saturday, August 28 at The Sail Inn.

What'd you eat for dinner last night? Shrimp ceviche from La Grade Orange--it is mind-warping tasty.

Favorite food: Cottage cheese. Up until a few years ago, the stuff completely freaked me out. Then, all of a sudden, it became a staple in my fridge.

Least favorite food: A reuben sandwich. There is something about the compounding of rye, thousand island, and sourkraut that alarms me greatly.

Favorite dessert: All?

Favorite local restaurant and meal to order there: It may strike you as silly because I work there, but La Grande Orange is one of my favorite local chow lines. Try the Padre pizza: cheese blend, ricotta cheese, mission figs, and proscuitto di san danielle--it's off-menu and a little strange, but I guarantee you'll find it delicious.

Favorite local bar and cocktail to order there: Casey Moore's! I see (employees) Steve, Mike, Dave, and Jimmy more often than I see my own family. You can find me trying not to sweat my face off drinking a Jameson neat and a Black Velvet (cider and Guinness, not to be confused with the choke-inducing Canadian whiskey).

Favorite thing to cook at home: Assorted bell peppers--I marinate them in olive oil, lemon juice, lemon pepper and a little bit of garlic salt then throw em' on the grill. Healthy and refreshing.

Favorite memory involving food: My Ma making me my standard birthday dinner: teriyaki flank steak, asparagus, and double cheesy mashed potatoes. I'm not entirely sure what she does to the latter, but it is safe to say that I end up licking the Pyrex clean.

Recipe or food tip to share: Try adding sour cream to your scrambled eggs to make them extra fluffy. For more excellent cooking tips, watch all six seasons of The Sopranos.

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