We're just at the mid-way point in terms of writing the Toro Bravo Cookbook: The Making, Breaking and Riding of a Bull (McSweeney's fall 2013) and that means things are really cooking now -- literally and figuratively. I don't have time to do much more this week than meet my monthly deadline for the book so I'm putting up a snapshot that I took while at the restaurant a few weeks ago during prep. and service. I got to ride with the bulls and it was a lot of fun. If you didn't get to come out and celebrate Toro's fifth anniversary this past Friday I'm sorry but you missed out. I'll put up photos and possibly a video from that up here eventually as well. The best part: the marching band procession from Tasty n Sons to Toro Bravo that kicked it off.