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Reviews Archives - Page 3 of 14 - The Smoky Poet
5 07, 2016

Why I Switched To T-Mobile

2019-09-10T17:21:43-05:00July 5th, 2016|Last Post, Products, Reviews|

T-Mobile's New Binge On is Spectacular. This weekend I was "Up Nord" celebrating 4th of July weekend when I received the dreaded "You're at 90% of your data allowance for the month" from Verizon. As I stared at the horizon, I knew it was time to maybe switch back to T-Mobile. You see, we [...]

4 07, 2016

Why I Love But Don’t Like The Hidrate Spark

2016-07-04T14:09:24-05:00July 4th, 2016|Last Post, Products, Reviews|

The Hidrate Spark Smart Bottle is a great concept but comes up dry. About two months ago I received my Hidrate Spark Smart Water Bottle. Frankly I had forgotten I had ordered one perhaps six months earlier. The Hidrate Spark Smart Water Bottle uses Bluetooth technology to check your water consumption throughout your day. [...]

30 06, 2016

Introducing Smoke Club

2018-06-21T09:35:34-05:00June 30th, 2016|Last Post, Products, Reviews, Smoke Club|

Launching Smoke Club When it comes to secret societies and anonymity, I certainly understand a fair amount about those two subjects, which is why today I launched the Smoke Club. The Smoke Club was born out of a conversation about smoking meats, smoked cocktails and ever so often will smoke a cigar. “You should [...]

29 06, 2016

Is KDWB’s War Of The Roses Fake?

2018-05-09T16:07:55-05:00June 29th, 2016|Last Post, Musings, Products, Reviews, Social Media|

I love the Dave Ryan in the Morning Show on KDWB, so if War of The Roses is fake, I don’t care. If you follow me on Twitter (subtle hint to follow me here), you know that I interact with Dave Ryan, Falen Bonsett and occasionally Steve LeTart. One of the segments I love [...]

24 06, 2016

Best South of The River Sushi: Osaka

2016-06-24T15:06:29-05:00June 24th, 2016|Food and Drink, Last Post, Reviews|

Osaka Sushi & Hibachi is a Great South Of The River Treat to Eat One my favorite sushi spots in the Twin Cities Osaka Sushi & Hibachi in Apple Valley. In fact, Osaka in Apple Valley is one of seven different Minnesota Osaka locations. Now I know what you’re thinking, “Sushi, south of the [...]

23 06, 2016

Monetize Twitter Videos Coming Soon

2018-02-20T12:22:39-05:00June 23rd, 2016|Last Post, Musings, Reviews, Social Media, Twitter|

With Twitter Engage, You May Be Able to Monetize Twitter Videos I love reading the blogs of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. You can often find some really great nuggets of information. I recently read the most recent Twitter blog that discussed how influencers, creators and publishers will be able to perhaps monetize videos on [...]

19 06, 2016

Tofu Breakfast Scramble

2016-06-24T15:38:39-05:00June 19th, 2016|Food and Drink, Last Post, Recipes, Reviews|

This Cheesy Tofu Scramble Will Really Please Ya When it comes to tofu, I know what you’re thinking, “Oh, no no.” But don’t. Tofu can be used for so many dishes that can be really delicious. Back in our South Beach Diet phase, we came across the Tofu Scramble recipe in the first recipe [...]

18 06, 2016

How to Make A Spicy Mango Margarita

2016-06-24T15:27:04-05:00June 18th, 2016|Food and Drink, Last Post, Recipes, Reviews|

Here’s a simple, spicy mango margarita recipe. On a hot day like today we’re making a spicy mango margarita because right now mango is so hot. And I’m not talking about the Saturday Night Live character Mango, I’m talking about the fruit. You see, last week we were at Trader Joe’s and everything is [...]

18 06, 2016

Check out the Great Eats of 4 Bells

2019-09-10T17:24:18-05:00June 18th, 2016|Food and Drink, Last Post, Poetry, Reviews|

For Whom The 4 Bells Tolls? Foodies. Located on Loring Park in the old Joe’s Garage, is a spectacular newish restaurant called 4 Bells. 4 Bells is from the same team that started Butcher and The Boar, so if you love their food, you’ll love 4 Bells. Speaking of 4 Bells, if you stand [...]

13 06, 2016

Love Korean Food? Go Down (To) The Rabbit Hole

2019-09-10T17:27:08-05:00June 13th, 2016|Food and Drink, Last Post, Reviews|

The Rabbit Hole in Minneapolis is serving up some amazing Korean food. I have been eating and making a fair amount of Korean food lately and now we have a new favorite Korean restaurant in the Twin Cities called The Rabbit Hole. While many people have yet to experience Korean food, I have fallen [...]

11 06, 2016

How To Smoke Nuts On The Kamado Joe

2018-05-16T15:22:06-05:00June 11th, 2016|BBQ, Food and Drink, Last Post, Products, Recipes, Reviews|

If You Love Smoked Nuts and Kamado Joe’s, Try Out These Smoked Nuts. When it comes to smoking foods, I love to joke around that, “I am the Smoking King, I can smoke most anything.” I’ve smoked nuts before on my Big Green Egg, but you can also smoke nuts on your Kamado Joe. [...]

10 06, 2016

My Fitbit Caught The San Diego Earthquake

2019-09-10T17:28:34-05:00June 10th, 2016|Last Post, Products, Reviews|

Fitbit Data Shows The Aftershock of The San Diego County Earthquake At approximately 2:30am California time, I was shaken in my bed at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California, which is just outside of San Diego. Thankfully I was wearing my Fitbit. As I am traveling for the Fiat Chrysler 2017 Fiat [...]

8 06, 2016

7 Apple Watch Travel Apps You Should Tap

2018-10-25T16:50:25-05:00June 8th, 2016|Last Post, Products, Reviews, Travel|

These Are The Apple Watch Travel Apps You Should Use. For my most recent birthday, I received a black, stainless steel Apple Watch. Although I was at first very apprehensive to start wearing my Apple Watch, it took me about a day before I was really getting used to voice-to-text, as well as the [...]

4 06, 2016

You Had Me At Hola

2018-06-25T12:08:25-05:00June 4th, 2016|Food and Drink, Last Post, Reviews|

Can't get to Cuba? Come to Hola Arepa in Minneapolis for great Latin food. Hola Arepa is serving up some of the finest Latin food this side of Miami and here's the kicker, everything on the menu is gluten free unless otherwise specified. Located at 3501 Nicollet Aveneue South you will find this wonderful [...]

3 06, 2016

Jack Black Father’s Day Giveaway

2016-06-03T16:50:45-05:00June 3rd, 2016|Giveaways, Last Post, Products, Reviews|

Enter the Jack Black Father's Day Giveaway Now! Just in time for Father's Day on June 12th, 2016, one of my favorite men's grooming product companies, Jack Black, is giving away a $500.00 Jack Black eGift Card. If you are not familiar with Jack Black, this is not the actor, but an awesome company that [...]