November 2, 2015 § Leave a comment
A very beautiful woman convinced me to try this foie gras recently. I have never liked liver, but what do you say to a hottie with foie gras? Of course I tried it. Tasted like crap. Never again.
But the beautiful woman became my new girlfriend. Yep, I fired the wife last year due to poor performance. That’s why you fire people, right? Anyway. Adieu. Hello, new beautiful girlfriend.
October 22, 2015 § Leave a comment
February 6, 2012 § Leave a comment
I keep getting the search phrase “is ground turkey mechanically separated” so I figure I would address this issue. The easy answer is no. If meat has been mechanically separated, I am pretty sure that has to be disclosed on the label. Ground turkey that you buy at the supermarket – the type you might use to make turkey burgers – is not mechanically separated, but simply ground. They take the meat and run it through a grinder, just as they do with beef to make hamburger. If it were mechanically separated, it would not look similar to ground beef. It would look like a smooth, sticky pink paste that had been extruded through a pipe. If you want to see a video about mechanically separated poultry, you can watch this one, but it is not for people who are squeamish. However, it is probably good to know where your food comes from, so check it out.
February 2, 2012 § Leave a comment
My friend Don refers to this type of place as “all you can meat.” That is pretty accurate. I had never been to this type of place, so my brother suggested Brasa in Raleigh when I saw him a couple weeks ago. It was like an orgy of meat. Guys with long skewers of meat kept coming by and giving us whatever we wanted. For $20 each we got the full breakfast buffet and the meat service. We had a bit from the buffet almost as a courtesy because we were really there to eat delicious skewered meat.
First was the pork sausage and bacon-wrapped chicken. I was not a big fan of either, but they were meat so I ate them. In general, if you have to wrap something with bacon, probably you did not season it well enough. That was the case here. The chicken was not bad, but was not too good either. The bacon wrapping made it a little better but was a bit of a cheap trick.
Next was the steak, which was slathered with butter and garlic. This was nice and juicy, and delicious as the day was long. After the meal, I kept belching up garlic the rest of the day. It didn’t bother me at all, but I am sure Beautiful Girlfriend was not a huge fan of it.
And then I ate more:
Finally we got bacon-wrapped medallions of filet mignon. I had never had such a thing before, but found it very tasty and thought the bacon was a nice accompaniment to the rich taste of the filet. The bacon was subtle but definitely noticeable and the filet was about as tender as I could imagine it being.
All in all, I highly recommend this place, and hope I can take BG to a Brazilian type steakhouse soon so she can also enjoy the excess.
December 29, 2011 § 1 Comment
My friend Bill (yes, Bill the Slim Jim guy) invited me to go to lunch with him last week. When I met him at his office, a nearby department was setting up for a holiday luncheon catered by
Dave’s Famous Dave’s BBQ, a chain restaurant, albeit a good one. We quickly scrapped our plans of leaving and stood around long enough that someone invited us to join them.
It was a beautiful display of meat, a veritable smorgasbord of meaty goodness. Three kinds of meat, some sides, corn bread, and sweet tea. It was an excellent meal. Beef brisket, pork ribs, and baked chicken, every bite as delicious as it looked.
September 27, 2011 § Leave a comment
I went to dinner with Beautiful Girlfriend at the Metro 29 Diner in Arlington. It was a great place and had a little of everything, so it was sure to fit any appetite and was a good standby when we weren’t quite sure what we wanted. Her dinner one night included a bowl of matzoh ball soup that she did not want, so I got to take it. This is basically a chicken soup with matzoh balls in it, which are similar to large dumplings. The broth was rich and almost buttery with shmaltz, and the ball was soft but held together nicely. The whole soup was a win in my book. I would definitely have it again.
Where is your favorite place to get matzoh ball soup?
August 29, 2011 § Leave a comment
Somebody reached this site by searching for this string:
festive “ground turkey” “mechanically separated”
Is mechanically separated meat ever festive? Is there a holiday for that? Let’s ask this guy how festive it is.