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What did you eat last night for dinner?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Fabienne, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. Alter

    Alter Senior member

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    I guess nobody likes pigs in a blanket... [​IMG]

    I fapped...I just didn't want to write about it.
     
  2. oDD_LotS

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    Celebrated our anniversary last night, so we had planned to go to one of our favorite restaurants...only to find out when we got there that it was closed for two days. We ended up going to an Italian place that we'd heard good things about. We shared a wedge and caprese salad, I had a zucchini walnut lasagne and my wife had some sort of chicken dish. Finished off with tiramisu and a single malt.

    All-in-all, it was far better than I thought it would be and the lasagne was really incredible. The side of sauteed spinach, however, seemed more like reheated frozen junk. How you make sauteed spinach with garlic and pignoli (an almost inherently flavorful dish) bland and unappealing is beyond me. They had great bread (highlight was a black olive loaf) and a decent wine selection. For the prices charged (which are in line with the most expensive 2-3 restaurants in town), the service was a little too lax and a few corners had been cut. The server even admitted that the "Italian-style cheesecake" with mascarpone and almond crust that they were peddling for nearly $10 was actually just a Sara Lee cake.

    I'll almost certainly go back, if only for the lasagne and a chance to try their wild mushroom pizza.
     
  3. Tokyo Slim

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    I fapped...I just didn't want to write about it.

    Thanks man. I slaved over a hot stove for like 19 minutes to make those... I don't expect a medal or anything, but a little appreciation is always nice.
     
  4. kwilkinson

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    Thanks man. I slaved over a hot stove for like 19 minutes to make those... I don't expect a medal or anything, but a little appreciation is always nice.

    It made me remember my childhood. Pigs in a blanket are like the ultimate food to eat while watching football games.
     
  5. Tokyo Slim

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    It made me remember my childhood. Pigs in a blanket are like the ultimate food to eat while watching football games.

    I usually make mini pigs w lil smokies for football.
     
  6. ld111134

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    Takashi -

    Sweetbreads over potatoes lyonnaise,
    hamachi over kimchi w/ garlic chip and a mild dipping sauce,
    baramundi w/ a light mustard sauce and a roast aubergine

    Still as good as when it opened, but it's just not possible to replicate Tribute. Fortunately, it's about half the price, so I'm pretty satisfied.


    This place is pretty close to us, and my (now) wife and I went there a couple of years ago. It was good but not especially memorable. I give them credit - they've been in that space quite a while, outlasting Glory (a New England concept) and Scylla (Stephanie Izzard's old place).


    Sounds like you really enjoyed it, Ron. We should give it another try. Remember that we need to set up dinner at Schwa. My wife can walk over there during the day and try to score a reservation in person.
     
  7. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    Ate bibimbap at this new startup, soon to be chain thing here. It's store no.1 for now and then they're gonna open the successive restaurants in various world cities; you walk in and they have a Chipotle-like menu with an ingredient choice flow, you put together your food on the line like you would at Chipotle, and then you cash out at the end. It's a good idea but the execution is clumsy as hell because it's all mystery stuff for anybody but Koreans, and it will probably fail unless they get better at it. It's good tasting for $7 though, and would be an interesting fast food alternative I guess. http://www.sobahn.co.kr/index.asp
     
  8. Yo-han

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    crossposted from pork belly thread. deep fried pork belly

    [​IMG]
     
  9. NorCal

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  10. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Senior member

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    ^Beautiful. Your ice cream too?
     
  11. Xericx

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    Slice of Cheese pizza from D'Amore's in the Farmer's Market on 3rd and Fairfax.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  12. NorCal

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    ^Beautiful. Your ice cream too?

    Unfortunately no, we do have a ice cream maker but we don't use it enough. It is Strauss, a local dairy that makes rather excellent ice cream and butter in addition to their milk.
     
  13. ld111134

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    Kansas city bone-in strip steak at Smith & Wollensky's, with seven other guys at table facing the river - celebrating a buddy's 40th birthday. The dry aged beef was great (a nice mineral-y-ness), and we got a tour of the aging room.

    One of our more prominent female chefs stopped by for an appetizer (a friend of some of the guys). Interesting conversation about the local restaurant business.
     
  14. globetrotter

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    plate of 8 types of iberian cured meats, and 5 types of spanish cheeses
     
  15. Piobaire

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    Did the NYT pork belly recipe. So good.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. acidboy

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    Did the NYT pork belly recipe. So good.

    [​IMG]


    whoa, nice! link to recipe?
     
  17. Piobaire

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    Slice of Cheese pizza from D'Amore's in the Farmer's Market on 3rd and Fairfax.


    [​IMG]


    ugh.... i'm in santiago, and i think i miss a good slice of cheese more than anything else from the states...
     
  19. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Pig's feet in pastry, tomato with vanilla and lime, rabbit with mustard, apples and pineapples, rum raisin ice cream.
     
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