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Renaissance Hotel, Public Square, Cleveland 2010

Going to Cleveland for the start of Christmas with family is a yearly tradition for our family and it affords us an opportunity to visit and see the sights. This year was fun and we even had a little time to take a horse-drawn carriage ride around town and sing Jingle Bells. No snow this year but it was still fun. I even found some time to sneak away for a couple pints of Christmas Ale at Fat Fish Blue and listen to a great blues band. (I believe it was the Frankie Starr Band)

Written by Chris Auman

November 30th, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Posted in Hipstamatic Camera

Hard Rock Cafe Cleveland

We recently visited the Hard Rock Cafe in Cleveland where we joyfully partook in $13 hamburgers and enjoyed the memorabilia hung throughout the place. There are a lot of highlights for me including a signed guitar from Stevie Ray Vaughn, a Bon Jovi Guitar (shown), a Les Paul guitar signed by Les Paul (shown), Pants worn by Jimi Hendrix (shown), and a hilarious collection of photographs featuring stars flicking off the photographer.

Written by Chris Auman

November 30th, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Posted in Hipstamatic Camera

Hair – Akron Ohio


Written by Chris Auman

November 30th, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Posted in Hipstamatic Camera

How to make sushi

Sushi Rolls

Sushi Rolls - Photo by Chris Auman

I love sushi. I love to cook. So, many years ago – possibly a decade or more – I attempted to make my own sushi. It was not good.

Initially it was slow going, but, through trial and error my creations slowly because editable. I found a really great fresh fish market close by in Akron Ohio, and, eventually, I learned how to make basic sushi rolls (Actually called Maki-zushi) that my wife and friends actually go out of their way to request from time to time.

Let me just say that I do not claim to really know what I’m doing compared to true sushi chefs. I want to clear that up right now. I have great respect for these guys that make endless, perfect, delectable creations on a daily basis while I stand in their shadow and do my best to make something that is simply eatable in comparison. After years of trying to recreate the sushi that I’ve sampled around the area, I do believe that I have the basics down to the point where I really enjoy the final product. But even after years of doing this I still screw it up royally from time to time. In this post I’ll provide some pictures and the basic instructions and tips that I can pass on to help you learn from my many mistakes. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Chris Auman

November 20th, 2010 at 9:34 am

Posted in Recipes