Miscellany

Read // Look // Devour // 2017.11.10

Your staff checks in.

Dan:

Read // Braxton Beverly went to a few classes in the summer at Ohio State, where he was going to play basketball for Thad Matta. After Matta was fired before Beverly even went to a basketball practice, he was granted his release to transfer. He went to play at NC State. The NCAA won’t let Beverly play and has denied his appeal, stating that because he went to summer classes at OSU he cannot play at NC State this season. Here is the story in his own words

Look // What the hell is Hamm’s?

Devour // Sometimes I just want a good burger. The Hubcap Grill in Houston has been recognized by many top food magazines to have some of the best burgers in the state. It’s the only place I can get the Cheesy Cheetos Burger, that has cheese sauce and Cheetos on top of a juicy mouth watering burger. If you are around Houston you might want to check it out.

Brian:

Read // I’ve finally found a way to make a friend no one can stop me this time. Next stop, Japan.

Look // I’m pretty sure we’re to the point with Marvel movies these days that you either know if you’re going to see it or not, but I saw Thor: Ragnarok this past weekend and it was fantastic. It also contains the most subtle & elaborate rock/paper/scissors joke ever committed to film.

Devour // Heck ya it just got cold and that means eating awesome cold weather food. Again, I turn to my girl Lisa Fain from Homesick Texan for one of my favorite chili recipes. This involves actually toasting dried chiles and it takes a good amount of your day to make, but it’s more than worth it. BONUS TIP: make biscuits the next morning, put leftover chili on top of them with some cheese and top it with a fried egg.

Michael:

Read // Farmers are special people. After a local man was injured, farmers in the community planted, cared for, and are now preparing to harvest his cotton crop while he recuperates. I remember hearing stories about how when my grandfather died suddenly in November years ago, right as it was time to harvest, folks all pitched in to help get his and Dad’s cotton out of the field. I’m sure there are a lot of similar stories.

Look // Jason Isbell is not only an excelling singer, songwriter and guitarist, but he’s a great follow on the twitter. Amanda Shires, who happens to be married to Isbell, is from Lubbock and is also a great follow along with being a talented singer, songwriter, and fiddle virtuoso. Isbell is on tour in Europe, and these two tweets cracked me up.

Devour // The Honeycomb Pie Shoppe #2 (first location is in Levelland) has the pies. My favorite is their pecan, which one blogger put in their top five in Texas, and my wife’s is the chocolate dream. Their sandwiches are worth the stop, too.

Seth:

Read // Outside Online’s Jason Motlagh “It’s Like the NFL. But with Horses and a Headless Calf.”

In buzkashi, Afghanistan’s violent and ancient national pastime, riders battle for control of an animal corpse that they carry toward a goal. Sixteen years after the U.S.-led invasion that ousted the Taliban, the sport is dominated by rival warlords who will do anything to maintain power in a turbulent country that once again is up for grabs.

Look //

Devour // There isn’t a bad thing on the menu at The Blind Butcher on Greenville Avenue in Dallas. The meat and cheese board or the sausage board is great as is the duck fat fries / kisses fingers/.

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