Wednesday, March 29, 2006

SC Eats, Tuesday Style

Van Gogh smoked gouda cheese on low-sodium Wheat Thins. Low sodium Wheat Thins seem as good as regulars.
Some blueberries

Sampling from PF Chang's spread, focusing on lo mein and spicy chicken. What are thoughts on PF Chang's? I feel they're developing a new kind of food, which can't even be lumped as "Chinese food." This new kind of food is perfect cubes and orbs of meats in sweet syrups. I like it okay.
IBC cream soda
2 mini Dove ice cream treats

Turkey sausage stromboli from Trader Joe's
5-6 Dole pineapple chunks

1/2 glass of red wine
1 peach cocktail, dubbed "peach panache" or something, at the French place in the Grove. Jack Daniels, peach schnappes, ginger ale I suspect. Fine, expensive.
1 glass Calvados


Blogger MMW said...

2 Things:

I was always amused by but also sympathized a bit with those poor innocents that would go to the PF Chang's in the Theater District of Boston, while scary, smelly Chinatown loomed somewhere to the southeast. Who wants to potentially be served chicken feet when you can get General Gau/Tso's from a safe corporate chain? I hope Jenny 8. Lee is aware of this!

I wonder whether the phrase "cocktail" should be limited to pre-prandial drinks? No offense, SC, but could some FunFriends ring in on this?

1:39 PM  
Blogger Jack said...

"Cocktail" has also acquired the connotation of "mixed liquor drink" - there are also "cocktail" lounges which are left open past civilized dinner hours. The necessity of a word for "mixed liquor drink" makes me excuse this exaptation. I read a truly baffling piece of ettiquette once that a cocktail party should constrain itself in length to one or two hours.

1:54 PM  
Blogger SC said...

In re: the fear of undocumented Chinese food, consider Mom and Dad SC, who traveled to China. Not as private citizens, mind you, but as guests on some sort of low-level diplomatic exchange. Presumably, they would have access to fairly acceptable food. And yet, fully 50% of their suitcase was given over to Nature Valley granola bars, fearing as they did the native Sinonese cuisine.

I'm all for the development of an elaborate and essentially private vocabulary of alcohol and alcohol-consumption, patterned on 19th century Britannia, and as soon as anyone posts a glossary of terms, I will study it carefully and attempt to follow it. Until then, "cocktail" means any non-beer or wine I drink after noon.

8:38 PM  

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