social icons WOLX facebook RSS Facebook WOLX RSS Center WOLX Twitter Center WOLX

Adam Elliott

What does Adam have to say?
Posts from January 2013


Got Your Menu Planned For the Big Game?
Here's some "good" suggestions:

I only put "good" in quotations, because you may need a trip to the hospital to clear your arteries after eating these.

Fried Bacon Balls - Really Fried Bacon?...
PB & Bacon Meatloaf Sliders - I'm interested....
Grilled Mac & Cheese Sandwiches....yes...
Nacho Lasagna...you had me at Nacho...
Fried Chicken Bacon Nuggets...I'm starting to see a pattern.  Check out the link below for all the recipes.

 

Big Game Snacking - Eat

Whether you're rooting for the 'Niners or Ravens or Saskatchewan Roughriders, the only team that inarguably deserve a win on Sunday is your taste buds, so to guarantee that outcome we've put together a roundup of nearly 50 easy-to-execute Super Bowl… Read More On thrillist.com ›
 
 (0) Comments
Share This: | More


 
Roll Out The Barrel(man): New Brewers Logos
Did you see these yet?  I'm digging it...and how many days until Spring Training?

After two months of sfiting through submissions, tallying votes and weighing the opinions of an esteemed panel of judges, the Milwaukee Brewers announced the winner of their “Design a YOUniform” contest on Sunday morning.

Fans and judges chose an entry from Richfield, Minn. resident Ben Peters who impressed them the most.

The cream-colored button-up jersey and navy blue cap look terrific. As does the fancy patch with the barrelman logo that will go on the left sleeve.

Story and images thanks to Yahoo.com
 (1) Comments
Tags :  
Locations: Minnesota
People: Ben Peters


Share This: | More


 
I Got Lucky In This Department
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, here's my top reason why I like this holiday.   - I don't have to pay it ANY mind at all.

My gracious significant other says she could careless about a holiday we agree was created by florists and the greeting card industry for proft.

Now, does she just say that and expect a gift anyway.  After 18 years together, I think she may have given up on that idea.  So, I think I'm clear.  In any case, here's some new science on the so-called most romantic day of the year.

 - According to a new survey, more than one in eight women have told a guy not to worry about Valentine's Day . . . then gotten upset when it actually happened.
 - The survey also found 56% of women say they expect their boyfriend or husband won't start trying to figure out Valentine's Day plans until February 12th or 13th.
 - 95% say that a gift or plan that shows it took some TIME and THOUGHTFULNESS is more important than a gift or plan that's expensive.
 - Only 11% of women say they most want flowers and chocolates for Valentine's Day this year.
 
 (0) Comments
Share This: | More


 
Restaurant Week Review: Captain Bills

If there was ever a list of Madison restaurants that deliver good food consistently, you have to put Captain Bill's on that list.

OK, techincally it's located in Middleton, but with food this tasty, who cares?

I made reservations to dine at Captan Bill's on Sunday night with my significant other and it was the perfect way to wrap up the weekend. It's a great date restaurant and they've done a good job with atmosphere.

We were quikcly and politely seated.  Drinks were prompt and with the Restaurant Week menu, our food was swiftly served.   From the bar, i ordered my standby beverage, a Jack Daniels and Coke.  It was a stiff drink, but that's not such a bad thing before dining.

The full Captain Bill's $25 Restaurant Week menu is here, but here's what we ordered:

I had the Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing, followed by The Shrimp Duet and closed with the Chocolate Bread Pudding.  My date had the Wedge Salad, paired with the Lobster Tail/Tenderloin Surf and Turf Combo.  She chose the Key Lime Pie dessert. 

Hot bacon dressing jsut naturally sounds good, but the texture combination with fresh spinach was refresing.  The wedge salad was complimentable and tasty.  My shrimp served two ways came with a four prawn worthy sized coconut shrimp, matched with lemon sweetened sauce for dipping.  They were paried with four butterflied shrimp stuffed with large chunks of crab meat, and topped with a glazed holiandaise sauce.  Both sides were complimentary to the main course, which was also paired with diced yellow and orange carrots.

My date's lobster tail was delectable.  Captain Bills never does lobster wrong.   I recommend the tenderloin be served medium for full flavor.

Bread Pudding is a favorite of mine and the chocolate baked in provided a nice harmony of sweetness. The creme' anglaise rounded things out with a creamy texture.  My date, who is a fan of sour, said the key lime pie was tame for her tastes, but after a sampling, my eyes bulged out from the tart.  Cut it with the whipped cream and it's perfect for my tastes.

All that and were were seated, served and had room for some nice conversation in one hour.  Captain Bills cleary has the process down.


Madison Restaurant Week is now through Friday.  Starting at $25, participating restaurants offer a prix-fixed menu with 3 courses and 3 options of each course.  Some restaurants offer a reduced menu for $15 for lunch. This year, some restaurants are also offering $30 and $35 dinner options. No passes, tickets or coupons are required. Diners may simply visit their favorite participating restaurants throughout the week to enjoy the special menus.  Diners are strongly recommended to make reservations in advance.

 (0) Comments
Tags :  
Topics: Hospitality_Recreation
Social:
People: Bill


Share This: | More


 
Gotta love stories of Paying It Forward
11 People Paying It Forward

Take notes, these people are doing it right. Everybody loves a random act of kindness and these people are definitely committed to making a difference – big or small. So, do you think you’re an Advocate like them? Find out by taking the quiz at ArchetypeMe and discover great content for your archetypes. This gas giver Source: reddit.com  /  via: imgur.com This book buyer Source: reddit.com  /  via: imgur.com This hometown hero Source: justajeepguydc.blogspot.com This generous employer Source: reddit.com  /  via: imgur.com View Entire List ›
 (0) Comments
Share This: | More


 
My Oscar Nomination Score Sheet

OK, not my best showing in choosing which movies would get Oscar nominated but not my worst. 

Here's how the Oscar Nominations went. 
(green = correct picks)
(red = incorrect picks)
(blue = totally missed it)

Overall I got 63% of my picks right.  Sigh. 

Looks like the French movie Amour got me.  I have yet to see it, but there's still time before the Oscars are awarded on Feb 24th.

Best Actress in a Leading Role:   80% Correct
Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook
Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty
Naomi Watts - The Impossible
Helen Mirren - Hitchcock
Quvenzhane wallis - Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Emmanuelle Riva - Amour

Best Actor in a Leading Role:  60% Correct
Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook
Jack Black - Bernie
Bill Murray - Hyde Park On Hudson

Daniel Day Lewis - Lincoln
Hugh Jackman - Les Miserable
Joaquin Phoenix - The Master
Denzel Washington - Flight


Best Animated Feature: 60% Correct
Brave
Wreck It Ralph
Fankenweenie
Rise Of The Guardians
The Lorax

Paranorman
The Pirates! Band Of Misfits


Best Director: 40% Correct
Kathyrn Bigelow - Zero Dark Thirty
Wes Anderson - Moonrise Kingdom
Ben Affleck - Argo

Ang Lee - Life Of Pi
Steven Speilberg - Lincoln
Behn Zeitlin - Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Michael Haneke - Amour
David O Russell - Silver Linings Playbook


Best Picture:  77% Correct
Zero Dark Thirty
Moonrise Kingdom
Les Miserables
The Impossible
Argo
Django Unchained
Skyfall
Life Of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Amour
Beasts Of The Southern Wild


Here's the rest of the nominations.  Coming soon...who will win and who should win.

 (0) Comments


Share This: | More


 
Oscar 2013 Predictions
The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards come out tomorrow morning, so I'm calling some shots on the show.  The actual awards get handed out Sunday, February 24th.

Taking into consideration what I've seen and how the other awards season shows are ranking them, here's how I think the nominations will play out tomorrow.

For easy reading, I'm just sticking to the Top 5 Categories; Best Actress; Best Actor; Best Animated; Best Director and Best Picture.


Best Actress in a Leading Role:
Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook
Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty
Naomi Watts - The Impossible
Helen Mirren - Hitchcock
Quvenzhane wallis - Beasts Of The Southern Wild

Best Actor in a Leading Role:
Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook
Jack Black - Bernie
Bill Murray - Hyde Park On Hudson
Daniel Day Lewis - Lincoln
Hugh Jackman  - Les Miserable

Best Animated Feature:
Brave
Wreck It Ralph
Fankenweenie
Rise Of The Guardians
The Lorax

Best Director:
Kathyrn Bigelow - Zero Dark Thirty
Wes Anderson - Moonrise Kingdom
Ben Affleck - Argo
Ang Lee - Life Of Pi
Steven Speilberg Lincoln

Best Picture:
Zero Dark Thirty
Moonrise Kingdom
Les Miserables
The Impossible
Argo
Django Unchained
Skyfall
Life Of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook

Here's how the awards were handed out last year.  Did you see all of the winners yet?
 
 (0) Comments


Share This: | More


 


advertise with us

 

Email:
Zip:
DOB: / /
Gender:
Categories
Archives