All my best meals have been with my family. Every time we get together to eat there's good food, good conversation, and tons of hilarity. And I have some good friends that I share those experiences with as well. Best meals have to be with best people :D
My current drink of choice:
Hot Toddy. It's getting so cool outside at night and one thing I love is to sit on my back patio wrapped up in sweaters and scarves with a book, a cigarette, and a hot toddy. That's how I unwind.
I really wish I could:
buy a Kitchen Aid Mixer. Duh...
My "Go-to" dinner party dish:
Right now my go to party dish is the Cheesy Artichoke Dip from Chow. I have a tiny little crockette my grandmother gave me and the entire recipe fits in it perfectly! So then I take it to the party and plug it in and it stays all melty and warm...it's ALWAYS a huge it. It's fail-proof. Your friends will love it every time.
My favorite comfort food:
Mom's chili or scrambled eggs with cheese, tomatillos, and hot sauce and toast!
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
1) Intelligentsi in Venice and Silver Lake. My favorite coffee and one of my favorite hangs as well. 2) Zingerman's- Best Deli in the World in A2 3) Ambar's- Indian food in Cinci, I still haven't found Indian that can beat it. 3) Brite Spot, cafe/diner. I love the food. I identify with hipster hangouts and I love Echo Park. This place is cozy, laid back, open late, and so yummy.
My most tattered cookbooks:
Are my own collections of recipes that I've collected from relatives, friends, and websites. Aside from that I'd have to say 1080 Recipes is starting to look pretty shabby...