Stoop barbecues and other non-journalism related things that happened in May

You know it's the best month ever when you get to eat a hot dog that looks like this.

You know it’s the best month ever when you get to eat a hot dog that looks like this.

This month has been the greatest.

Excuse the hand shadow.

Excuse the hand shadow.

Two Fridays ago, I went to the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors News Excellence awards dinner to accept a First Place in Business Writing for this beastly story package that Sean and I wrote this year.

Then, I went to Chicago.

While in the Windy City, I consumed my weight in food and bought more clothes than would fit in my suitcase on the plane ride back.

Sorry, TSA.

The highlight of the trip was a tour of THE Chicago Tribune, organized by a Twitter friend.

The Chicago Tribune isn’t just any newspaper. According to an old slogan, it’s “The World’s Greatest Newspaper.”

Then — inspired by the likes of newsrooms with their own gyms, cafeterias and Pulitzer winners — I got back early to cover the strip club hearing of Brogue fame.

Every journalist loves a good strip club story.

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To make this recipe, I had to hunt down something called “fish sauce.” It’s literally fermented fish. Kinda gross if you ask me.

The next day, I cooked the best damn Thai coconut curry shrimp on this side of the Pacific Ocean.

Then came Memorial Day weekend.

I schlepped the charcoal grill to a park just outside of York city, but it seemed too cold.

Not fun for a cookout.

So, I opted for a barbecue on the stoop of my house, sandwiched between two buildings to block out the wind.

The photos below pretty much explain it.

Friends stopped by. It was great.

Friends stopped by. It was great.

Stoop burger, anyone?

Stoop burger, anyone?

One response to “Stoop barbecues and other non-journalism related things that happened in May

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