Each week I share three things I like – It could be a book, a movie, a podcast, an album, a photo, an article, a restaurant, a food item, a beverage, or anything else I simply enjoy and think you might too. You can find a whole pile of things, especially books, I like and recommend HERE.
1. Ceramic Knife Sharpener
As previously noted in this space, I am knife junky of the non-crazy, non-violent variety. Because of that a dull knife is of particular frustration to me. Enter ceramic knife sharpener. The one shown is an inexpensive, easy to use model and they go upward in price and precision from there. Regardless, they are remarkably effective and giving your knives an edge back in a matter of a few minutes. Mostly people use these on kitchen knives since most normal people only use kitchen knives, and that’s cool too if you;re into that sort of thing.
I lived in the Chicago area for 12 years before moving to Nashville. I miss almost nothing about living there, but on the short list (just below friends and well above moderately effective public transit) is Portillo’s. Hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, crinkle fries, chocolate shakes, chocolate cake, chocolate cake in a shake – all of it is amazing. There simply isn’t another fast food/fast casual place that matches Portillo’s. It is deadly good and worth every lost day of life sacrificed on the altar of processed meat and trans fat.
3. Barry Sanders Highlights
I remember exactly where I was when my friend Tim told me that the great Barry Sanders had retired (cutting down a tree behind a small church in McGee Mississippi on a youth group mission trip). Barry was in his prime and had made a career of destroying my favorite team, the Vikings. But he was sublime, and one of the only football players for whom that descriptor fits. Without further ado I present you these videos. Let your collective jaw drop.