Author Archives: Ron

A Review of Food and Wine Magazine – because I didn’t want to know anything about “Enami”

this picture is in no way associated with Food and Wine magazine, it is simply something I (Ron) googled.

Hello Ladies and Gents, and I do use those terms loosely.  

(Is now a good time to mention this is Ron?)

Yes, there’s a lull in the Fork You halls these days… too cold to go out and eat.  Yes, that task requires one of us to actually get off our bums to be the sacrificial lamb to go get the Fork You Mini Van and drive everyone to someplace to eat in order to express our culinary credibility to you our readers who are wasting your boss’ time by reading this. 

(wow – run on sentence there, wasn’t it?) 

Because our country has the greatest postal service in the world, I am able to bring you this fabulous piece of “Literary Gold”    

(this observation coming from someone who has never been across the Mississippi, has been to Canada, and the most foreign place he’s ever been was – Boone County WV)   

I originally posted this on my own personal blog  the other day, but because we’re starved for content here also in these troubling times, I decided to cross pollenate.  Spread my seed (or “disease”, choose your term). 

The other day the Fork You Mansion was delivered the March edition of Food and Wine Magazine….  here is my (Ron’s) review.  Please note that I pick up in the middle as the Fork You audience really doesn’t need to hear about my traumatizing knee injury  and brilliant description of it:   

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Fast Food Burger: The Sequel – Wendy’s Bacon Deluxe!!

Ron says…

Like James Cameron working for a decade on the movie Avatar, I have been working on my next signature post.  Remember the last one?

Well like a Hollywood blockbuster, I’ll follow the same format for success and keep beating it like a dead horse and see if with this post I can generate the same response.

So, several months ago, you may have recalled seeing the attached video:

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And the local review comments begin in 5, 4, 3….

my ingenius title says it all. ~ ron

And the Country Bobs Winner Is….


has won from our most recent contest

This is Hope’s second time winning a bottle of Country Bobs.. There was a little less competition this time around for her.. But needless to say she participated and we shall Deliver!!!

Now’s a good time to mention that we I will probably not be able to “Deliver” on time and as promised.  You see,  I (Ron) forgot your bottle of Country Bob’s All Purpose Steak Sauce at the house this morning, and will not get it in the mail today.  But will get that out soon.

Ok… so now that I’ve mentione that.. here’s a News Nugget from MSNBC about the myths about Thanksgiving Day Food.  Check it out.


@UrBaconMeCrazy Contest – go check it out.

Ron Says ~

Ok, I’ve been asked to post this.   It concerns a Wendy’s promotion, and because Fork You was fortunate enough to receive some gift cards to try out their new Bacon Deluxe Burger.  I thought I would spread the love…  (yes… if you’re a chainfood snob, you are still allowed to participate)


For a chance to win $2000, go on Twitter and follow @UrBaconMeCrazy… the contest ends Friday ( 11.20.09  ) at some point.  You can also win one of two daily gift card give-a-ways.

Now, that being said, as I mentioned over I have been dragging my heels as I promised to review that Bacon Deluxe Burger and I haven’t done so.  I will very soon.   I want to give them credit as they were warned about my last burger review… remember the Mildly Upset Whopper?  Yet they still climbed in the ring..  So I’ll try to get that up next week sometime.

Also, to win another bottle of Country Bob’s look below or just click here as that contest ends on Friday I think!!  You people are lazy.

Early Morning Quicky – Pizza Closings!!!


The Charleston Daily Mail’s very own George Hohmann is reporting that two Bellacino’s pizza joints are closing.


The paper article tells us the official story, now all you fabulous commentors feel free to tell us all the rumors, propaganda,  unfactual reasoning, and inuendo for the unfortunate demise of these two fine places.


Country Bob’s and Tom Turkey

Ron Says….

RLS_091001_002_Halloween-FYouOk, It’s been a while since we’ve given a bottle of Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce away…   (Editor’s Note:  Right out of the gate, Ron looks like an idiot.  Usually it’s two or three sentences before that happens.  Obviously he never reads this blog, since we just gave a bottle away on the Trick or Treat post.)

That being said, due to new FTC guidelines, I have to say we were given this box of sauce by Bob himself.  (ok it was actually one of his representatives I’m sure, but for the sake of telling a story that’s just not too damned interesting is it?)  (Again with the reading problem – it DID come from Bob himself.)

So since we last did this, I’ve been dumping this stuff on everything that deserves sauce.  Hamburgers, eggs, (ok, I didn’t really like it on my eggs), Turkey Sandwiches, Ham Sandwiches, etc etc…  It’s just good stuff, and it’s really great on Burgers.  It’s a staple of the Tailgating tub.

We’ve given a few bottles to friends and family… they love it.  (Liar, liar, pants on fire.  He didn’t give any of it to family.  He is keeping it all for himself.  I am surprised he’s willing to part with a bottle for this post.)

sexpistolswhokilled bambiAll that being said, well I’m looking forward to splashing some on some fresh long legged rats venison.  (yes isn’t that a cool Sex Pistol’s pic??)

I digress… stay on topic … Susan keeps yelling at me.  (I’ve told him to quit using all those periods when he writes, too and he’s still doing that.  I am not very hopeful that he’ll stay on topic.)

WELL Gun season is just around the corner, so I should be able to try it then too.   Yes I shoot helpless animals.   Hell I even shoot the eggs.  (What does that even mean?  Shooting eggs?  Deer don’t lay eggs.)

But that’s not all… it’s also just in time to splash some on old Tom Turkey.  Thus  Fork You is here to save your Thanksgiving and thus will give another bottle away.

So to get your bottle of Country Bob’s we’ll select some random commentor who tells us what their Thanksgiving Dinner is like…  But let’s not just stop there… tell us about your Thanksgiving horror story…. you know, when aunt Gertrude brought her internet date to the family dinner – stuff like that.

Contest ends Friday November 20th, at Noon.  (I can’t believe I have to add this last part, but the way some of you viewers take things so serious, well it’s noon EASTERN TIME)  (Awwww…look how sensitive Ron has become.  Ain’t that sweet?)

That should give all of us here at the Fork You mansion time to get off our collective butts and announce the winner and mail your bottle out in time to splash all over your bird or buck!