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December 31, 2013 § Leave a comment
Tiny burgers. That’s all they are. Tiny burgers with weird sauce and you aren’t quite sure whether or not they are good and you sort of wish you got a real burger instead of sliders and you wonder why they are called sliders, which is a better word for a wet fart, and then you order another beer because they are a little dry and bland. Rock Bottom, I do not think I will get these again. And call it Kobe beef all you want, Rock Bottom, but all that translates to in this circumstances is regular hamburger. The delicacy of Kobe beef is lost under all the other stuff.
September 7, 2011 § Leave a comment
I ordered this from Manhattan Bagel. It was just like a Philly cheese steak, except on a bagel and with an egg. And American cheese instead of Cheese Whiz or some other monstrosity. And it didn’t really taste like an authentic Philly cheese steak because it was simply meat and onions with no seasoning. So I guess it wasn’t that similar to a real Philly cheese steak after all. My bad.
I’m not saying it wasn’t good, just not what I expected judging from the name. On the other hand, I was in Fairfax, VA, ordering a Philly cheese steak sandwich from a bagel company named after part of New York. I should have expected this.
September 1, 2011 § Leave a comment
For me, Subway has never been a paragon of fine dining. It is more utilitarian than anything else – a place I can get a decent lunch that won’t break the bank. Nothing particularly tasty or interesting, simply filling. This sandwich fit the bill. It was decent but uninteresting. No frills here. Thank goodness there are abundant toppings available, especially mustard, pickles, and hot peppers. Without those it would be too boring to bother with. I always find myself asking for extra pickles, though. For some reason they tend to dole out pickle slices with the mindset of rationing. I am pretty sure there is no pickle shortage but I don’t know that for sure.
On a side note, I have found that there are two types of Subway restaurants. One type smells like fresh baking bread and is pleasing to be in. It sort of makes up for the lack of stimulation their food gives the palate. The other type of Subway inexplicably smells like vomit. Has anyone else had this experience? I have noticed that there is usually about a 50 percent chance of getting one or the other. I wonder if someone from Subway’s corporate office can explain this mystery.
August 30, 2011 § 1 Comment
A couple weeks ago Beautiful Girlfriend and I went to The Big Greek Cafe in Silver Spring, where I had what was possibly the best gyro I ever sank my teeth into. The veggies were fresh and the meat was a perfectly seasoned blend of beef and lamb. The fries it came with were good too. Normally I don’t care much for fries, but these had feta cheese and oregano, making them the best fries ever. BG also had a delicious meal – the moussaka. Both our meals were top-notch. The Big Greek Cafe is just a hole in the wall type place and there is really nothing fancy about it until you come inside and realize that it was what you wanted all your life yet never knew about. I can’t wait to go back!
June 20, 2011 § Leave a comment
- A pickle. Dill. Preferably sour. Keep those crappy sweet pickles away from me.
- Kettle-fried potato chips
- French fries are okay if thin and cooked to a crunchy golden brown. Just not giant steak fries.
- Leftover corned beef that couldn’t fit in the sandwich
- Another Reuben sandwich
June 16, 2011 § Leave a comment
I recently made a good old-fashioned chicken sandwich. Last year Beautiful Girlfriend turned me on to buying those whole cooked chickens at the market. they are easy – they come to you warmed up and keep well. No need to turn on the oven to bake a chicken in the heat of the summer. I don’t know where you are, but here in the DC area it is frickin’ hot and if it weren’t for the risk of asphyxiation I would even blow out my pilot lights just to stay a little cooler.
The leftover chicken looked wimpy after I had picked at it for a few days, so I took the scraps and threw them on some mayonnaise-soaked bread. It was spectacular. Simple, easy, and delicious, just like Mom used to make. The only thing that could have made it better would have been a little dab of gravy.
For those of you looking for one of those chickens, I have found that the cheapest ones are from Shoppers, for $5.99. Giant and Safeway are both $6.99-7.99 and Whole Foods and Harris Teeter are always way too expensive, so I didn’t even bother checking there.