Fiericrotch: We know, you're sick of it. But just one more peek at the Great American Food and Music Fest, courtesy of Bay Area Bites' Stephanie Im, who must be a very, very nice person. Why, she makes the day seem almost idyllic, including photo evidence that it was possible to score a Katz's Deli sandwich. Not so appetizing? Im's shot of Guy Fieri, arms raised rockdude style (did he shave his pits?), sportin', quite literally, firecrotch. Major eww.
Pull over: Are Jane and Michael Stern merely phoning in their hoary roadfood shtick? Menu Pages' Adam Martin caught the Sterns' only local pick for their latest, 500 Things to Eat Before it's Too Late. Here's Martin: In a Wall Street Journal article today Stern pointed to the Morning Bun, from Berkeley's Bread Garden, as the only Bay Area entrant in his short list. Seriously? The Bread Garden? The crunchy-clunky place behind the Claremont Resort? Martin wonders if the Sterns didn't, oh, miss somethin' here, like burritos or sourdough. Sounds like it might be too late for the Sterns.