At davezoby.com, we are trying to drop a few pounds for elk season, so today's restaurant review is of a meal I had at Jason Eggemyer's house. Jason served braised chicken breasts in an ancho chili sauce. There were bananas or plantains involved. The veggies were squash and red chard from Patrick Amelotte's family garden. (Obviously, I've lost my usual model for my restaurant reviews. I thank Jason for standing in until this is resolved.) Elk season means steep hikes into the back country (see below). It means long weekends in a tent with various men. If the snoring isn't too much, you can often hear the elk bugling outside. The rut is on. I'll post photos from the field next week. In other news, Hunter Schroeder, 11, of Concordia, KS shot a huge, velvet whitetail last week. I'll post that later too, but honestly, I'm not sure how I feel about these early youth seasons, eleven-year-olds dropping deer in the summer. How do we know, for example, whether or not the elder Schroeder, a known game hog and pink salmon abuser, took the rifle from the boy and shot the deer himself? We will never know.