Trucklandia Fest 2016: Part 1

Fast reviews of the many awesome participants at Trucklandia Fest 2016

I Ate Some Popocorn: Star Trek: Beyond

Those readers who knew me in my mid-to-late teens and early twenties are probably aware I’m kind of a Trek nerd. (And by “kind of” I mean super-ultra-mecha-nerd.) It was with great enthusiasm that I greeted the first of the Star Trek reboots. I was . . . well, I was underwhelmed. It wasn’t the…

I Had Some Popcorn: Warcraft

Y’all, I was scared walking into this movie. I don’t mind telling you. I was scared because it’s a property I love (go figure, I have a cooking blog called Cooking with Murloc), it’s an origin story for an incredibly lore-rich game (20 years, 4 games with expansions, 20+ books, and comics), a director that…

Dueling ‘Que: Kreuz vs Smitty’s

This past Tuesday the Murlocs who dine made the trip to Lockhart, Texas. There are so many great barbecue joints in central Texas and it makes an excellent excuse for a Sunday drive. And Lockhart is officially recognized by the State of Texas – in a House Resolution no less – as the “Barbecue Capital…

Road Food: Wawa

Because the food isn’t always the destination. One of the big puzzlements in my life (okay, not big but certainly reoccurring with frequency) is why so much of on-the-go food is made up of greasy gut-bombs. It seems to me the very last time you want to risk an emergency bio break would be in…

I Had Some Popcorn: Captain America: Civil War

I walked out of this movie only able to utter the word “Awesome!” and make sound effects. So if that’s not a ringing endorsement I don’t know what is.   There are so many places the story could have gone wrong/ cheesy/ stupid – as seen by Batman vs. Superman. There are actual stakes to…

Beth’s Burger Bar: 1 Girl can Beat 5 Guys

One of the unpleasant parts of travel is when you get to your destination late at night and there’s no place to get something decent to eat before you collapse into your hotel bed. So I was incredibly happy that my fellow Murloc who Dines had done some legwork and found a burger joint. Beth’s…