Mack's Corner

This Week

Dress like a Matador! I drove by a clothing store advertizing tuxedos last week. I can't even imagine what I would do with a tux, but it made me remember prom night. I guess every high school senior in America is getting ready for their prom in the next few weeks. I couldn't tell you a single thing about my prom other than we had it on one of the river boats as it went up and down the Mississippi river and that I wore a tux. I can't remember the name of the girl I... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, April 22, 2017

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Sunday Dinner A few years ago I went to dinner one Sunday night at a new restaurant, Tony O's. A good friend of mine, a pediatric neurosurgeon and his daughter invited us to go. The food was great, Foie Gras with rhubarb jam, Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Shiitake mushrooms, Seared Scallops carrot mousse and candied bacon, Lamb sirloin with braised bok choy and fiddlehead fern and spicy plum sauce, Citrus Rice Pudding with Almond Tuile and Roasted Strawberries, Vanilla bean... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, April 15, 2017

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Come With Me! A few years ago my favorite chef, Thomas Keller, was in Nashville. He was there for a book signing, selling his new cookbook "ad hoc at home" (A great cookbook). I had about 15 people email me to tell me he would be there and I started trying to plan fieldtrip to Nashville. The book signing was on Thursday. But by Wednesday I knew I had no chance of getting there, just too many things going on. My good friend Mike had to go to Nashville on business and... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, April 8, 2017

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Water? What water? I got to church early one Sunday to unlock and turn stuff on to get ready for the day. When I got to the back of the building I heard something that sounded like a waterfall. Of course we've got fountains all over the place and a waterfall and at 4:30am my brain doesn't work really well, so I thought maybe it was some kind of water thing they had set up, didn't really think much about it. I just continued on. One of the things I always do is check... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, April 1, 2017