Author Topic: What are you eating?  (Read 128136 times)

Ideologue

  • Blessed by Valmy
  • **************
  • Posts: 20210
  • Streets behind
Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #525 on: January 05, 2012, 09:15:01 pm »
Salsa and chips.  It's pretty hot and pretty great.

I usually wouldn't buy such an extravagant product, but my parents made me take home a bunch of tortilla chips from Christmas, but only gave me this insipid, weak-ass salsa.  But this Pace?  You can tell it wasn't made in New York City some Publix in upstate South Carolina.
Kinemalogue
Current reviews: The 'Burbs (9/10); Gremlins 2: The New Batch (9/10); John Wick: Chapter 2 (9/10); A Cure For Wellness (4/10)

Eddie Teach

  • Neil
  • ***************
  • Posts: 34584
Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #526 on: January 05, 2012, 09:35:08 pm »
 :lol:

$4 for just 200 calories. Delicious though.
You know I'm going to lose
And gambling's for fools
But that's the way I like it
Baby, I don't want to live forever.

Caliga

  • Blessed by Valmy
  • **************
  • Posts: 26569
  • COLONEL Caliga
Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #527 on: January 07, 2012, 01:36:53 pm »
I had lunch at Chuy's.  Chiles rellenos with shrimp and chicken.  Cal's verdict: Delicious.
0 Ed Anger Disapproval Points

Caliga

  • Blessed by Valmy
  • **************
  • Posts: 26569
  • COLONEL Caliga
Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #528 on: January 13, 2012, 07:32:05 pm »
Took Princesca to Limestone for her dinner, which is a local place that does fine dining with a Southern flair.  For an appetizer, we had macaroni and cheese with crabmeat, which probably sounds like shit to most of you but tasted really good.  For my main course, I had sole stuffed with crab on a bed of creamed spinach with fire-roasted Brussels sprouts, and she had a pork chop with a cranberry garnish over grits with mixed vegetables.  She had creme brulee for dessert and I had a peach and almond tart with pistachio ice cream.  Drinks were the house chardonnay (which was actually kind of flat) and cappuccino for me and regular coffee for her for dessert.

This restaurant has kind of a mixed reputation around here... it's right by my office and someone commented that it was "horrible" there.  While I don't agree with that, it's definitely not my favorite fine dining establishment in town; we have a place called Z's Oyster Bar and Steakhouse which I like better, as well as the famous Vincenzo's downtown.
0 Ed Anger Disapproval Points

Admiral Yi

  • Neil
  • ***************
  • Posts: 40122
Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #529 on: January 13, 2012, 08:24:59 pm »
I went to some places serving "Americana cuisine" when I was in Sacto and Austin and I think it's all a gigantic scam.  A gigantic poserific scam.
I'm up $25 on DGuller.

Ideologue

  • Blessed by Valmy
  • **************
  • Posts: 20210
  • Streets behind
Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #530 on: January 13, 2012, 08:41:57 pm »
I went to some places serving "Americana cuisine" when I was in Sacto and Austin and I think it's all a gigantic scam.  A gigantic poserific scam.

It was just McDonald's on a plate, wasn't it?
Kinemalogue
Current reviews: The 'Burbs (9/10); Gremlins 2: The New Batch (9/10); John Wick: Chapter 2 (9/10); A Cure For Wellness (4/10)

Admiral Yi

  • Neil
  • ***************
  • Posts: 40122
Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #531 on: January 13, 2012, 08:48:04 pm »
It was just McDonald's on a plate, wasn't it?

You go to Grandma's Kountry Kitchen and you get pork chops with smashed taters for 9 bucks.  You go to Chez Hipster and they put the pork chop ON TOP of the smashed taters, drizzle some colored goo on the side of the plate and charge you 19.  If I really want the pork chops on top of the potatoes I can do that myself at Grandma's.
I'm up $25 on DGuller.

Scipio

  • Furry
  • *********
  • Posts: 3627
  • Throwing mazeltov cocktails.
Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #532 on: January 13, 2012, 09:14:28 pm »
My wife made the blandest tofu stir-fry in the history of food.  I buried it in soy sauce, and in fact, COULD NOT TASTE THE SOY SAUCE.  It was sucked up by the bland.

Vegetables were tasty.  But, ugh.
What I speak out of my mouth is the truth.  It burns like fire.
-Jose Canseco

There you go, giving a fuck when it ain't your turn to give a fuck.
-Every cop, The Wire

"It is always good to be known for one's Krapp."
-John Hurt

BuddhaRhubarb

  • Naked Mole Rat
  • ********
  • Posts: 3013
  • low key
Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #533 on: January 14, 2012, 12:41:42 am »
some good beer. (local) Red Racer IPA (Central City Brewing)
:p

Barrister

  • Blessed by Valmy
  • **************
  • Posts: 28837
Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #534 on: January 14, 2012, 01:03:19 am »
Took Princesca to Limestone for her dinner, which is a local place that does fine dining with a Southern flair.  For an appetizer, we had macaroni and cheese with crabmeat, which probably sounds like shit to most of you but tasted really good.

My "signature dish" is Alaskan King Crab Macaroni and Cheese.

Seriously - I made it once, made it a second time when my mother in law was here, and she absolutely loves the stuff.  And she is a professional short order cook who owns her own restaurant.

I keep trying to tell her that it is easy to make a dish that tastes delicious when you take ~$50-$80 worth of ingredients into a mac and cheese, but she doesn't believe me.

Of course, Alaskan King Crab is a hell of a lot more expensive when you live in Alberta, not Yukon. :(

Anyways, I bring this up to say I can believe that mac and cheese with crab is pretty damn good stuff.

PRC

  • Strawman
  • *****
  • Posts: 1860
  • Archon
Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #535 on: January 14, 2012, 01:41:34 am »
My "signature dish" is Alaskan King Crab Macaroni and Cheese.

Seriously - I made it once, made it a second time when my mother in law was here, and she absolutely loves the stuff.  And she is a professional short order cook who owns her own restaurant.

I keep trying to tell her that it is easy to make a dish that tastes delicious when you take ~$50-$80 worth of ingredients into a mac and cheese, but she doesn't believe me.

Of course, Alaskan King Crab is a hell of a lot more expensive when you live in Alberta, not Yukon. :(

Anyways, I bring this up to say I can believe that mac and cheese with crab is pretty damn good stuff.

Mother in law, the professional short order cook who owns her own restaurant loves a dish that costs $50 to $80 worth of ingredients for a mac & cheese!? 

Mother in law sounds like an incredible cynic.  If she is pushing for 30% (which is liberal) food cost in her own establishment she must be losing her mind as she takes every bite of your King Crag Mac & Cheese. Wow!

MadBurgerMaker

  • Can I Be: Ottoman Empire
  • ***********
  • Posts: 6493
  • Champion of Argument
Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #536 on: January 14, 2012, 01:54:09 am »
Some sort of baked chips and salsa.  :huh:  My wife handed them to me.  It doesn't seem to go well with the tequila, despite the salsa part.

fhdz

  • Can I Be: Ottoman Empire
  • ***********
  • Posts: 5241
  • zero
Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #537 on: January 14, 2012, 01:10:32 pm »
Beans, a couple of eggs, wilted spinach, chopped-up tomato. Hot sauce. Coffee.
and the horse you rode in on

mongers

  • Blessed by Valmy
  • **************
  • Posts: 16646
  • Embrace the solitude
Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #538 on: January 14, 2012, 01:46:00 pm »
Found some potatoes and onions I'd forgotten about, since I never waste food, I had corned beef hash ! It was actually ok, better than in the photo:

"We have it in our power to begin the world over again"

DGuller

  • Blessed by Valmy
  • **************
  • Posts: 21265
Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #539 on: January 14, 2012, 02:42:47 pm »
It has to be.