Things that are pissing you off- Food & Drink Edition

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by kwilkinson, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Really? It makes that much of a difference in a $10 enchilada filled with stuff that is going to overwhelm the mild taste and mouth feel of the wrapper?

    Anyone who uses the word "maize" outside of a third grade presentation on American Indians needs a shovel upside the head.

    lefty


    The maize thing is indeed lulz inducing.
     


  2. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    i don't mind the bingo card menu since it's usually how I order my food anyways.
     


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    mordecai Immoderator

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    "are these brussel sprouts in season?"
     


  4. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    i don't mind the bingo card menu since it's usually how I order my food anyways.

    [​IMG] You can tell us the real reason is that EMP can do no wrong in your eyes. We won't judge you.
     


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    GQgeek Senior member

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    Lefty is so grumpy he's like the new matt. And they both live in SF. [​IMG]
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    [​IMG] You can tell us the real reason is that EMP can do no wrong in your eyes. We won't judge you.

    nah, it really is how I tend to order. If i'm in a mood for lamb, I order whatever lamb course is being offered and I don't care about the "sweet pea reduction" it's being served with.

    and fwiw, gf at at emp the week before last and was quick to report that a number of dishes weren't to expectation. I'll investigate this myself soon...
     


  7. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Lefty is so grumpy he's like the new matt. And they both live in SF. [​IMG]

    He lives here. I'm just visiting ... for the next five years.

    lefty
     


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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    nah, it really is how I tend to order. If i'm in a mood for lamb, I order whatever lamb course is being offered and I don't care about the "sweet pea reduction" it's being served with. and fwiw, gf at at emp the week before last and was quick to report that a number of dishes weren't to expectation. I'll investigate this myself soon...
    I'm kind of the opposite.
     


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    foodguy Senior member

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    Well I didn't realize it would be in an enchilada, so it makes less of a difference there. The difference for me isn't in flavor, it's in texture. Hand-ground just has a better texture. The difference between hand ground and machine ground is like the difference between making biscuits by cutting the butter in with your hands versus tossing it all in a mixer, IMO.

    it can make a huge difference. my local taco place makes their own tortillas to order, but out of masa seca ... they're really good (especially wrapped around buche or tripas!), but at a high-end place downtown (Rivera for locals), they do the whole grind-their-own-corn thing and the tortillas are the best i've ever eaten. i take a lot of visiting firemen there and it's funny because even folks who don't have much of a background in mexican food, when those tortillas come to the table, they almost always pick them up and give them a deep smell, it's almost subconscious.
     


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    lefty Senior member

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    I have to admit, I have smelled a taco or two in my life.

    lefty
     


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    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    I have to admit, I have smelled a taco or two in my life.

    lefty


    [​IMG]
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Let's face it: a well made tortilla is simple yet hard to rival. It's like a good roll or loaf of bread. There is something primal.
     


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    Anyone who uses the word "maize" outside of a third grade presentation on American Indians needs a shovel upside the head. lefty
    I almost spit my drink out I was laughing so hard at this.
     


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    Dear 6 out of the 7 bored Williams Sonoma employees in the middle of the afternoon,

    Please leave me alone. Thank you.

    Best,

    Maxwell
     


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