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MY STRANGE ADDICTION

  • February 25, 2011 8:33 pm

Delicious!

Delicious!

In honor of today’s Dr. Oz, and the incredible show on TLC, “My Strange Addiction”, I thought I would post pictures of a different kind of food.

For some, this roll of toilet tissue is a snack not to be missed!

A feast, just waiting to happen.

Toilet paper, who’s first documented use was in China in the 6th Century, was also a meal replacement for our very own Janet Jackson during her lean years.

For those of you supremely disappointed in this blog entry, do not fear. It will be promptly deleted as soon as my next restaurant review is finished.

I’ve really hit the bottom of the toilet bowl with this one.

P.S. I’ve actually eaten (clean) toilet paper.

Oh, hello Scrumptious!

Tasty Treat!

Tasty Treat!

HOUSTON’S

  • February 23, 2011 1:14 pm

I'm just shopping and clearly don't want to be bothered.

I'm just shopping and clearly don't want to be bothered.

It seems like I’ve been going to a lot of chain restaurants lately (Palomino, Houston’s) but if the food’s good, there ain’t nothing I can do about it.

The food at Houston’s is excellent.

The patrons?

Self important entertainment industry PRICKS IN SUITS taking up all the table space.

As we were being seated, I was asked to remove my hat.

I tossed it to the ground in defiance.

It was a $7 cap from H&M. The waitstaff were all a tremble.

I had been told by Papa Z that the ribs here were legendary.

If you see them at the bottom of this post, you will see my dark, sub par picture….looks like a big beefy Cheshire cat grin!

Or a baby Alien from the movie…Alien.

I never had to even touch them, my fingers never got to feel the slimy, barbeque goodness or pick any gristle from my teeth. I think my fingers were mildly upset. But like usual, they kept quiet.

For dessert, we ordered this bowl of heavenly apple goodness. SO GOOD!

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After lunch we spotted a friendly sprite (or wood nymph) casually shopping. As they tend to do. We continued on our way.

In other news, our office just had a fire drill a second ago. The entire building was evacuated.

People get very excited for fire drills. Their worlds have just apparently been rocked.

The noise level of their pointless chatter increases dramatically.

Young, nubile accountants chuckle at inane comments made my old, lecherous lawyers.

Wizened secretaries complain they wore the wrong shoes that day.

Honestly, who the hell won’t remember that, when flames are chasing you, the best idea might be to head down the stairs and out of the building?

Apparently, a few bad apples tried waiting on the roof for the rescue helicopter that, tragically, never came.

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PALOMINO

  • February 18, 2011 9:44 am

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The best bolognese I’ve ever had was at Madeo’s (and it was twice the price) but Palomino’s penne bolognese with diced farmers market sausage in a creamy roasted red pepper sauce is a close runner up! And it was enjoyed with great company!

Happy Friday and have a Bun-tastic weekend!

I’m off to Santa Barbara with some friends. Let the jealousy begin.

VINTAGE ENOTECA

  • February 16, 2011 9:23 am

Deviled Eggs with Bacon

Deviled Eggs with Bacon

We had originally intended on coming to Vintage in salute to Singles Awareness Day.

We attempted to sit outside until one of us kept passive agressively coughing in protest to the smokers. “Sorry ma’am, but we DO allow smoking out here.”

We were then seated inside, where we were treated to the sight of basic black tables, a few scattered votives and bare ass walls.

I would say they pursued the minimal approach but I’m more inclined to think they ran out of cash!

Did none of them have an annoying child who’s 2nd grade art they could have immortalized? Then, if one of the dried noodles ever came loose from that portrait of daddy, it will probably fall into someone’s food and be put to use.

Very green.

Very circle of life.

Margarita Flatbread

Margarita Flatbread

However, when one of our party ditched us for half the night to text and talk to her on again off again boyfriend, we began to feel slighted.

As we sipped our wine and munched on bland pizza and pretty fantastic deviled eggs, we grew more bitter as we soon realized she had ditched us for good and stiffed us with the bill!

“Well, now that’s kind of shitty” one of us commented. (I’m so cryptic, but I dine with royalty. I must keep identities private)

As we all begrudgingly put in extra dough for the missing person, one of us suddenly came bouncing around the corner. She did not appreciate our annoyed and perplexed gazes.

One of us visited an ATM later to pay us back at one of ours’ requests. And then one of us got a parking ticket.

Happy Valentines Day to one (of us) and all!

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Beet Salad

Beet Salad

BUN BOY EATS VALENTINES DAY

  • February 14, 2011 11:24 am

Fried Deliciousness!

Fried Deliciousness!

The classiest way to celebrate the dreaded V Day is to avoid the chocolate and rose cliches and simply consume mass quantities of ground beef smothered in mashed potatoes and then BREADED AND FRIED!!

If you haven’t been to Porto’s bakery before, that’s kind of what they specialize in.

As well as beef pies and empanadas and guava cheese danish.

If it’s pastry stuffed with meat, potatoes or dairy, than sign me up.

And I won’t stop eating until my appearance can guarantee that I will be single next Valentine’s Day as well.

GRILLED CHEESE TRUCK

  • February 7, 2011 9:28 am

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Believe it or not, I’ve never been to any of LA’s famous food trucks.

And I’m ashamed.

So, to rectify the situation, I began online stalking the mother of all trucks; the Grilled Cheese Truck.

I found out they were going to be at the Chinese New Year festival downtown, so my friend and I took the subway to help make my dream come true.

It was better than the Make a Wish Foundation!

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When we arrived in Chinatown, I began to sweat and twitch like a crack addict without his fix, desperately searching for this elusive magic truck.

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“Sander, you need to calm down” my slow, meandering friend was saying. I wasn’t really paying attention because I was too busy tossing elderly Chinese ladys into the streets to clear a path.

I felt panicked. Yet invincible.

We finally found a mecca of food trucks, it was paradise. Heaven.

Here’s what I discovered.

Everyone working in the Grilled Cheese Truck is stoned.

They couldn’t be moving slower. We were all wiping the drool from our mouths as we watched the animatronic dudes slowly count back change and cutting sammies in half.

There was one bench for about 50 people. As soon as some idiot got up to stretch, I snatched her seat.

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We noticed two college girls (with two sandwiches EACH in front of them) starting to dig in.

One of them let out a loud belch, feeling zero shame. “I can’t wait to eat the other one tonight when I’m wasted!” she told her friend.

Our sandwiches were well worth the wait.

Mac and Cheese and short ribs INSIDE the bread. And then fried within an inch of it’s life.

What could be better? What more could anyone want in life, besides possibly world peace?

We then found the Mac and Cheese food truck.

You pick your mac and cheese and they even put it in an egg roll rapper and fry it for you!!!

It, however, was disgusting. It looked like a greasy condom someone had thrown up in.

The second I picked it up, it completely fell apart.

I almost cried.

This is just a travesty! This is an egg roll??

This is just a travesty! This is an egg roll??

BUN BOY EATS SANTA YNEZ

  • February 2, 2011 7:23 pm

This is called a Chicken Smasher - homemade from a local deli - think KFC

This is called a Chicken Smasher - homemade from a local deli - think KFC

This is not a funny blog.

Santa Ynez is not a funny place.

It’s beautiful and peaceful. Not really much to make fun of.

I love it up here, I try to hitch a ride with Thelma and Louise any chance they visit Louise’s mother.

The main reason for the trip was to experiment with a really nice camera a friend lent me.

We did some wine tasting, I started and finished a book, we ate some really great meals. Had a really lovely weekend.

But absolutely no laughing occured.

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Goofing around in Roblar Winery's giftshop.

Goofing around in Roblar Winery's giftshop.

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A Barrel(s) of Laughs

A Barrel(s) of Laughs

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Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna with Wasabi Mayo

Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna with Wasabi Mayo

Eggs Benedict at Paula's Pancake House - Solvang

Eggs Benedict at Paula's Pancake House - Solvang

Danish Pancakes!

Danish Pancakes!

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