by Suneil Kamath "One sip in and I feel the chai’s sugar, “natural flavors,” and citric acid coat my tongue. I fear I might enter a hyperglycemic state. Such is drinking chai in the U.S. I miss Indian chai. In America, chai has become known as an overly [...]
by Olethus Hill Jr."Before prison, I was a cook at my family's restaurant. I wasn't a Michelin-starred chef, but I've cooked for a wide range of notable people at different venues. It's safe to say I know my way around a kitchen, especially the one in the cotton-candy-blue and [...]
See full artwork here → Episode artwork by Ian O’Phelan. “Muffin’ Man” (March 1, 2007) You know what’s super complicated? The Sarah Silverman Program. It’s funny, but just talking about why it’s funny in 2023 necessitates a lot of discussion of controversial topics including but not limited [...]
It's part two of the Halloween special, covering the fourth installment of one of the most famous horror series ever. That infamous New England house is back in Amityville: The Evil Escapes aka A HIDEOUS GAY LAMP IS KILLING MY FAMILY aka DON'T STICK YOUR HAND IN A GARBAGE DISPOSAL [...]
I am aghast to find that the Ding-A-Ling ice cream trucks depicted in season two, episode three of "Columbo" were not real. Read the article here: No Ding-A-Lings in L.A. Subscribe to see all of our How to eat LA newsletters.
Ok y’all- for my Halloween episode(s) this year, I decided to take us on a trip to that fated Dutch Colonial Mansard-Roofed House of Horror with the Glowing Demonic Window/Eyes. I had never seen the fourth installment and first TVM iteration of the frenetic “Amityville Horror” franchise, 1989’s AMITYVILLE HORROR: [...]
See full episode artwork → Episode artwork by Ian O’Phelan. “Dark and Stormy Night” (October 28, 1994) We’ve talked before how Family Matters has a more liberal take on typical hijinx than most sitcoms, but the show’s sixth season Halloween episode went full on Dracula — by [...]
Time to drop back into the satanic panic of 1982 with the second half of the Tom Hanks led TV film Mazes and Monsters, also starring Wendy Crewson and Chris Makepeace. Joining Sam again is TableCakes own Meika Grimm, editor of this very podcast. She has also edited a number [...]