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Justin Schmid, What Are You Eating?

Justin Schimd

The guitarist for Hung Dynasty, blogger for http://wanderingjustin.com/ 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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