Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Breakfast Beat

I just found out yesterday that Amish Market (a local ~high end supermarket and lunch counter) has a continental breakfast buffet from 7 to 11 AM for $4.99 a pound. It's great! Yesterday, I got bacon and sausage and french toast and a crepe from the buffet and a banana on the side for $3.07. Today, I got bacon, sausage, french toast, caramelized bananas with strawberries, and a hash brown for $3.11. Koh got sausage, a hash brown, a veggie omelette, and a brioche. Also, you get free butter and crap, and their jellies include an extremely attractive apple butter option. Hooray! They also have two kinds of oatmeal.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Fair Food!

Here's what I ate at the Los Angeles County Fair:
1 hot dog with mustard and ketchup.
A few chili cheese fries.
1 1/2 deep-fried Oreos. These are fine. As ACJ pointed out, you don't like them but you want to keep eating them. jee suggested they may have been Hydrox, which I doubt since it would expose the seller to enormous legal liability.
I wanted to get some ice cream from the ice cream place near the cow pen for obvious logical reasons but the line was too long.
1 root beer float.
1 baked potato with chili.
1 iced tea.

Another restaurant review

I went to BLT Steak in Manhattan last weekend and had my first (American?) Kobe beef. It was a "cheap" cut of skirt steak, but it still truly tasted like butter.

However, BLT's menu proudly talked about how they use A Number 1 corn-fed midwestern cattle, which if you've read The Omnivore's Dilemma, translates to antibiotic-pumped, knee deep in own shit, drug-resistant e. coli-ridden poo cows. But their popovers were the greatest thing I've eaten in the history of the world. So if you want a heavenly popover with expensive poo-filled animal slave meat go to BLT Steak!

Friday, September 22, 2006

Swedish Feast!

This week I went to the home of my friends Brian and Malin. Malin is Swedish and she made a delicious Swedish feast:
Meatballs (I ate 12, they were small)
Boiled potatoes (3)
Gravy (seemed like butter, cream and a few spices)
Green beans
Pickles (Swedish people love pickles)

The food at Jekyll and Hyde

is fucking terrible.

Restaurant Round-up

Peter Luger's - seemed nice, I had a good sandwich. I think my lunchmates may have enjoyed it even more than I did, but I definitely liked it.

Planet Hollywood - Sucks so much!

Mars 2112 - Not as bad as Planet Hollywood, but does not have much to recommend it.

The Jekyll and Hyde Club - I love this place! We had a totally fun time here! It really shames other theme restaurant by being so super-fun in ways that other lame theme restaurants can only dream of. Love this place! Didn't have any food, I'm not sure how the food is.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Horrible Truth!

The Subway near my new office sucks!

They always mangle the bread. They use a tiny little knife to cut it, and I'm not even sure that it's a bread knife. They can't cut the bread in halves well, they always flatten the bread when they're cutting a loaf into a 6" piece. They can't put the ingredients on right - I get vegetables spilling out of the end, I got a meatball marinara with two meatballs stuck squeezed in together on one end crosswise rather than lengthwise, and so consequently I had a big chunk of meatball-less bread. Sometimes the ingredients are all slid over to the bottom or top half of the roll, and so the bread closes in an awkward extruded "J" shape that is unpleasant and difficult to eat. They don't seem to care about what they're doing, and it shows with their lousy, lackluster sandwiches.

Subway near my new office, boo to you!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Lunch, 2006-9-18

Some fried shrimp, two stuffed grape leaves, two cheese pies, some caesar salad, some guacamole, and some tilapia.

This is the first meal I've had in weeks that was not pizza, hot and sour soup, and a modest cheese course.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Guest Reporter: Nancy Pelosi

"Many Hill watchers wonder how the sixty-six-year-old Pelosi can toil so hard while remaining immaculately dressed and consistently perky. One answer: massive consumption of high-quality chocolate."
- hattip: The Atlantic.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


Blueberry muffin

1 packet Maruchan ramen, beef flavor
Some dark chocolate

Grand Central Market:
1 chicken taco
1 scoop coffee ice cream*

Village Pizza:
2 slices pepperoni pizza
Iced tea*

"Goodnight and Good Luck":

* Tea and coffee ice cream are both permitted in White September despite their caffeine content.

yesterday and today


lunch, Chipotle:
Chipotle burrito bol with steak, black beans, rice, pico de gallo, cheese, lettuce, many shakes of Tabasco

Tilapia "Francese" (Rachael Ray)
Mediterranean couscous salad w/golden raisins, toasted slivered almonds, basil (GDL)
organic Fuji apple


1 bowl Kashi Heart to Heart oat flakes & wild blueberry clusters cereal w/skim

leftover tilapia and couscous

Tostitos with salsa con queso

Spaghetti with turkey meatballs in tomato sauce (GDL)
1 Blue Moon ale

Sunday, September 03, 2006

September 2, 2006

Blueberries and Raspberries

Guava Kombucha Tea

Leftover zucchini lasagne

Raw Burrito from Erewhon. Not very good.

Farmers Market:
Miller Lite
Fat Tire

Gin and Tonic

Soop Sok:
Lemon Soju

Saturday, September 02, 2006

September 1, 2006

Trilogy Kombucha Tea

Leftover Taco

Pasta sauce and Pesto on 2 kinds of raw cracker/bread (The flax crackers were much better)

2 cups coffee, black, at Insomnia Cafe

2-3 glasses white wine

Leftover zucchini lasagne

1 gin and tonic
more white wine

Little Bar:
Soju Margarita
Some of DC's beer (Great White?)

A little bit of beer

From the Field!

Fact: Having grown enamored of the woman in the Jana water ads, I decided to try out the 1st place winner at the 2005 Paris Aqua Expo. It proved unremarkable!

Fact: I purchased a package of Armour's new honey flavoured brown and serve sausages. They'll never improve on the original recipe!

Friday the First of September

2 slices of toast with butter and marmalade
2.5 cups coffee

1 PB&J
1 pink lady apple

1 99 cent size bag of Cape Cod Jalapeno & Cheddar chips
1 gin martini

leftover Thai broccoli from 31 VIII
3 glasses of Guenoc Cabernet Sauvignon

Friday, September 01, 2006

Intoxicant-Free September!

Today is the first day of what I hope to make a month free of alchohol and caffeinated beverages. I have to allow the caffeine in chocolate, however, which keeps this from being full-on Mormonism.

Tiger Milk bar
3 baby carrots

Orangina will be my new coffee.

Lunch from Wood Ranch:
Babyback ribs
Baked beans
Garlic roll

So far I'm feeling great.

Thursday the Thirty-First of August

plain yogurt with banana and honey
2.5 cups coffee

Evening snack:
1 bag of Robust Russet potato chips

broccoli, Thai-style

1 tumbler of 1 part Talisker mixed with 1 part cold water

August 31, 2006

Smoothie containing frozen blueberries, raspberries, banana. Plus: dried goji berries, ground flax seed, spirulina powder, and hemp protein powder. This smoothie was brown.

A 1oz shot of wheatgrass from Robek's*

Leftover "taco" from yesterday.

A carob quinoa bar from Erewhon. This was gross.

1 cup coffee**, black. From Insomnia cafe.

Zucchini Lasagne. A variation from the Rawvolution cookbook recipe. Strips of zucchini (I used green and yellow), topped with a sauce made up of: tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, garlic, onion, red bell pepper, mushrooms (I used cremini), sunflower seeds, lemon juice, nama shoyu, fresh basil, and fresh oregano. This was actually quite good.

*One summer in high school I worked at a juice bar called Zuka Juice (later purchased by Jamba Juice.) For our "initiation" we were forced to drink a shot of wheatgrass, if that gives you any indication of how pleasant that substance is to drink.

**I am still figuring out the rules on what's allowed and what's not. I'm pretty sure the coffee I had was not, but some raw food restaurants offer hot coffee, so I'm letting it slide for now.