If there's one thing there's no shortage of here in internetland, it's foodie blogs. You can't throw a copy of the Observer Food Monthly away in disgust without hitting a dozen of them. It's all cupcakes this and pop-up restaurant that, Hugh says, Jamie says, Ottolenghi-ding-dong. Bobbing among this digital ocean of tweeness and balsamic fundamentalism, the Tramps have always imagined TATTGOC as a Bill Hicks-esque outlaw, what with all the impenetrable in-jokes, notably unstyled photography and machine-gun puns. We're a RENEGADE foodie blog, despite the various awards and corporate support. A little bawdy. A touch sexy. EDGY, even. Out there on the EDGE ...
Then we discovered this fella:
|Burrito Overlord says "Beanz, aye!"|
In just a few short months, Burrito Overlord Joe Quimby has turned Glasgow Mega Burrito into one of the most consistently entertaining blogs in Scotland, creating a fabled nexus where spicy Mexican food, the ever-fizzin' Glasgow music scene and a complete mastery of sexual slang smash together into a giddy explosion of hot sauce-powered joy. The banter is hilarious.
A note of warning: Glasgow Mega Burrito is not for everyone. If you don't like the idea of following a recipe where every single instruction in the method is cheerfully compared to a transgressive carnal act, this might not be the destination for you. But any dude who manages to reference Bill and Ted, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Red Heat and wrestling, wrestling, wrestling in their food writing is alright in our book. A good litmus test is this: do you find the phrase "GEEEZ A GAM!" inherently funny? Then you're on the right wavelength. (Another good benchmark from the main man: "If you're into Old El Paso get the fuck off my blog!")
|"Ring" joke here, pls|
|The 'Fast And The Bean-Curious|
So for all these reasons and more, TATTGOC salutes Glasgow Mega Burrito.
So join him! He's on Twitter! (And get a T-shirt whilst you're at it ...)
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