My growing mistrust of Organic, and Farmers Markets

It seems kind of crazy that today we have to make a point to say " This product isFresh, Local, Organic, Sustainable. Words that 50-75 years ago were pretty much a given. Now there seems a need to Use these words as a way to steer people to the product rather than just have a great product, and a Great brand.

This coupled with the fact that in so many cases the words are a form of Greater lie being told to us, but we are expected to believe it. Depending upon the shape, Font and or size of the word on the packaging, "it must be good for you" right?  For parents buying food for the home and children it has to be a nightmare. Between Sugar and Corn being in pretty much everything you eat these days, we stand no chance of ever really eating healthy.

Of course Im somewhat stretching it there too. There are foods good for us all over the place, it is just in smaller courses is all. Farmers Markets worry me the most. They are a burgeoning way for Thieves to sell you on the lie that their product is Fresh and not just bought elsewhere and Market up so you pay a premium for basically what you'd get in the average supermarket.  Organic is the biggest lie of all and only getting bigger.  Now a Multi billion dollar industry, Walmart and Costcos have taken this term into all of their Grocery stores and blown it up SUPER size.  HOw can any of this stuff truly be organic and how do we not see this, and stop buying into it?? We speak with our dollars.  Im as guilty as anyone and buy it periodically myself. It is sad and no one it seems can stop its growth.

100 years from now, they will look back on this time and laugh, and just say,,"what were they thinking'?

I love this Meat company

A little something everyone should know. This video below is information that anyone buying beef should know about. I buy from La Frieda's when I can. It's high quality and excellent shipping of product make it my guilty pleasure purchase a few times a year.

Mastros Steakhouse

Seafood Tower

Dining in Chicago covers all areas of the mind and imagination. There is no shortage of eateries. Especially steakhouses. From the Chicago Chop house to Harry Carry's and every other Steakhouse brand you can name. Chicago and Meat go hand in hand, and thats where Mastros comes in. 

Arguably one of the best in the USA, in my opinion. The menu itself is much of what you'd expect in a classic steakhouse. But that's where it just gets started. This is a bustling place. I came out here during NRA time, ( National Restaurant Associations Annual Food show ) in May. The place is all a buzz with music, laughter, expensive wine and arguably much of Chicago's upper crust dining here. 

Im not one of them, I just appreciate a Great steak, and between the Seafood we received, a tower of it to be exact, U-10 Shrimp Cocktail style, to Blue Point Oysters, Lobster, Alaskan King Crab, Dungeness Crab and Alaskan Crab Claws, Lobster Claws,, just a Mess of Great Seafood. 

Finally the Prime Ribeye. I had a Bone in Ribeye that was perfectly medium Rare, Seared outside and as tender as humanly possible. It killed me not to finish it. It was just too much steak. Grilled Asparagus, Brussell sprouts which of all things this was the area they seemed a bit skimpy on.. That I could not understand but not a deal breaker.  

Service and coverage on the table was the other part, thats not paid close enough attention to. It's the experience. Masters gets it right. They are on top of the service. This was an all nighter. Meaning 7 people dined from roughly 8 pm till 11:30 pm, thats a pretty long stretch, but perfectly times if you consider all that was consumed. 

Desserts, were of the Big and Tall Variety, the Warm Butter cake, they refer to as the Signature hot and fresh is incredible, The Pecan Pie, and Key lime pie all winners.  I can't say enough about this place and while maybe over the top of most, they make the most of the term steakhouse. Bring plenty of cash, and believe me while nothing is cheap here, you won't be disappointed. I hope to come back someday.