Special Edition Podcast

A Taste of Comics #1 – San Diego

Show Notes

The inaugural episode of A Taste of Comics! Join Russ Cundiff (Divide Pictures), C.B. Cebulski (Marvel Comics), Filip Sablik (Top Cow) and iFanboy’s Ron Richards as they discuss their upcoming trip to San Diego for Comic-Con. What are the tips and tricks to surviving the con and still getting  a decent meal in. What are the must-eat at spots in San Diego and where are the secret places you can sneak in and get a great bite to eat? Also what comics and creators are the most anticipated to see at this year’s con? It’s all contained in this first episode of A Taste of Comics!

Running Time: 00:36:21

New Order


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  1. Super excited to listen to this!

  2. Again, the way you guys can do almost 1,000 podcasts per month….amazing.

    Yeah I want to listen to this in the worst way right now

  3. I will subscribe as soon as I get home.  I look forward to listening.

  4. Ahhh, Ron’s flurrious food pictures on flckr begins t make sense…

  5. Good inaugural episode.  Ideas for future episodes – stories of dinners with comic creators that went horribly wrong… or right.  Fake names acceptable.  Best meals with comic greats.  Best Mexican, Italian, Thai, etc.  Pizza Wars: Chicago vs. New York vs ?  And every so often, a "live" broadcast where you invite a comic creator to a meal and tape while you talk about comics and the food you’re eating.

     Will subscribe. 

  6. Listened to it, but I’m not quite sure I’m on board for this idea of comic peeps talking about food.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m always up for listening to great restaurant suggestions, I just don’t know whether it is something I want when I’m visiting iFanboy. 

    Though I suppose I would be more excited for this if I were, in fact, going to SDCC

  7. Great show…for Italian food Filippi’s Pizza Grotto in Little Italy, Nobu is great but it’s going to be crazy because it’s so close, for Modern Mexican El Vitral, and finally In and Out Burgers. 

  8. Ron + food + comics = win.

    I mean, a husky guy’s always gonna know where to get the best food, right?

  9. My favorite food in San Diego: CALIFORNIA BURRITOS!  You can get them from several different taquerias, but the one that comes to mind right now is Santanas Mexican Grill (10 locations around SD: http://www.santanas.com).  Basically a California Burrito is a taqueria-style burrito with FRENCH FRIES inside!  soooo good!

  10. Yeah I agree california burritos are awesome, specially for breakfast.

  11. Can’t wait to listen to this.  The Ifanboy content is always such a high quality I think I would listen to them discussing paint drying!

  12. Neat idea!

  13. Wow, this is awesome. You should get Agent_M on this too.

    Downloading now.

  14. Ohhhh something new to listen to at work. With the regular show, talksplode, booksplode, movie specials, this and murmur, I’m going to have the ifanboy voices bleeding out my ears. I don’t mind it. 

  15. husky? seriously? it’s like I’m transported back to 1985 and shopping for clothes at Sears with my Mom. 

  16. I have no idea what a California Burrito is.  Is it like a Dirty Sanchez?

  17. @Drake: Either that or it’s a Cleveland Steamer

  18. Love the intro music, long live New Order!

    1st show was pretty solid, had to eat by the end of the show…you bastards!

  19. I don’t know if they have this restaurant in NY, but in San Diego the best steaks are at Flemings, or Donovan’s.  I normally am not a steak person, but these were so good that I felt no need to add any extra salt/pepper or steak sauce. 

  20. A great place to eat is Lou and Mickeys On 5th and L Street if the iFanboy guys want to go i cant probably get you reservations if you want. Its literally across from the Convention center.

  21. I want an episode with Paul and Duane Swierczynski eating/talking in Philly.

    ‘So there’s Pats and then there’s Geno’s……So yeah that’s about it’

    Shortest podcast ever.

  22. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    There are a lot of great places to eat in Philly. And again, I’ve never eaten a cheese steak in my life.  

  23. You know I was really impressed with all your 4th of July episodes but they always made me wonder if you guys were really into comics or food more…. guys we know at least one of you love them equally

  24. @Paul I’m kind of disturbed that you’ve never had a cheesesteak. You’ve really never, ever had a cheesesteak, from anywhere?

  25. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Not one from anywhere. Never appealed to me. 

  26. Wow. Not even as a kid?

  27. But…it’s cheese and steak.  Two of the most essential food groups for a growing boy!!

  28. You take a good steak, cut it up and drown it with crappy cheese. I’m speechless.

  29. @Paul: I’m suppose to believe your a Philly resident?

    You make me want to puke! Then again I know what to get you for X-Mas.

  30. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    I’m more of a pizza guy. Not big into sandwiches.  

  31. But thats more of a chicago thing and…

    I don’t understand the world anymore. -_-;

  32. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Sorry I’m not the cliche you want me to be, kiddo. Actually I’m not. Sorry, that is.

    New York? Chicago? Philly? Geography don’t matter. It’s about the shop and the people who run it. And that can happen anywhere. Just have to find it. 

  33. @Paul: Kiddo? I’m only 5 years younger then you! lol

  34. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    I know. It’s amazing. 

  35. @Paul: What that you claim to be a resident of Philly? Or because we arent that far apart in age?

    This is like the older brother I never had!

  36. I know it’s silly, but I’m fascinated by this. I understand not having them now, but how did you avoid them as a kid? We had them in our school cafeteria and I didn’t grow up in Philly.

  37. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Haha. Uh, hmm. I was never in a situation where I only had the one option at lunch. I guess I ate one of the other options or passed on it entirely. I love pizza, but I really don’t like cheese on anything else. 

  38. Cheese is one of those magical foods that make anything better. Like Bacon or even more Bacon.

    Excuse me….*drives off to Geno’s*

  39. I am exactly like that.  I only eat cheese on pizza, and nothing else.  On the other hand, I’ve had a cheesesteak, but holding the cheese.

  40. I had a substitute in high school that ordered his pizza…WITHOUT cheese!!  Hated the stuff.  Thought it was disgusting and only used to hold the toppings on the pizza.  It should also be mentioned that this guy got fired for undisclosed reasons a few weeks later.

    Moral of the story is, if you don’t like cheese on your pizza you could lose your job.

  41. @drake: That’s a lesson everyone needs to be taught. Get me the number to the Sesame Street writers!

  42. Jeff Reid (@JeffRReid) says:

    Thanks for doing this podcast, guys.  I actually just e-mailed the link along to my dad, as he and I went to SDCC a few times together for some father/son bonding time.  We always had to decide what to eat and where while we were there.  This podcast brought that all back.  Now he’s hitting other cities around the U.S. doing marathons, so maybe he’ll get some tips on how to find places to eat while he’s out and about.  Thanks again!

  43. This is an AWESOME podcast.  I am a SoCal native so I have my hidden gems to eat down in San Diego but I love hearing where everyone else is going.  Can’t wait for your NYCC suggestions or even up in SF.

  44. Food + comic + SD  Comic con = great first show


  45. Apparently, iFanboy is powerfully anti-cheese. Everyone who lives in Wisconsin is extremely insulted.

  46. @stuclach: Everyone in Wisconsin, Philadelphia, Greece, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, and Sweden.

    They are shaking their fists violently at Paul and the ifanboys right now. 🙂

  47. I enjoyed the podcast, and it will be very useful if I ever make it out to SDCC. I l ive in Florida, so I don’t think it’s likely. If you guys ever make it to Mega-Con in Orlando, I can give you some suggestions. For future podcast, I think you should cover your taste preferences a bit so the listener can have an idea of whose opinion best matches their own.

    BTW, peanut butter hamburgers are delicious. I was skeptical at first, but I’ve been a fan ever since.

  48. OK, now that I’ve actually listened to the show, I can stop picking on Paul about cheesesteaks 🙂

    I loved this podcast! I love food, I love travel, and I love comics. So already it was going to be good. But I thought everyone was interesting and informative; I actually took notes! Can’t wait for more of these.

  49. Is this an all R squared podcast?  Cuz that would be great.  Also Husky is an ugly word, full figured is much kinder.

  50. I’m going to make my girlfriend watch this episode against her will before I take her to SDCC 2010 against her will.

  51. Come to Scotland for ‘fish and chips’ and ‘curry’.

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