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Justin Schmid, What Are You Eating?

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The guitarist for Hung Dynasty, blogger for and nonprofit writer performs with his band at Donna Jean's Libations Friday, January 22.

What'd you eat for dinner last night? Pho ga from Da Vang in Phoenix.

Favorite food: Korean food is really starting to shoot up on my list of favorites. Bi bim bap is my favorite Korean dish so far.

Least favorite food: Olives. So trendy, so briny, so overrated.

Favorite dessert: Even though it has not a drop of chocolate in it, I'll say the banofee pie at The Cornish Pasty Co.

Favorite local restaurant and meal to order there: Tottie's Asian Fusion is really doing it for me lately. If I had to pick just one favorite dish, I'd probably go with dragonfly noodles.

Favorite local bar and cocktail to order there: Sun Up Brewing-pretty much anything that's in the cask that day. I don't really do mixed drinks.

Favorite thing to cook at home: Swordfish, golden beets and a good salad.

Favorite memory involving food: When I was in New Zealand, the guy driving our bus was delirious with joy when I ate a possum pie. His reaction was far more memorable than the taste of possum.

Recipe or food tip to share: Those golden beets I mentioned: cube them, coat them in olive oil and throw them in the oven for about 40 minutes at 400 degrees. Throw in some feta cheese and dried cherries. Done!

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