Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Delicious, delicious food

Unlike our last long visit, we didn't have a definitive list of where we wanted to eat. Here's a recap of what I ate.

  • Saturday dinner: Roman Pizza, the famed "Garlic Love" 'za. Take a pizza, make it with garlic sauce instead of red sauce. Two toppings: Fresh salami and fresh garlic. Heaven.
  • Sunday lunch: Dot's Diner, a breakfast poboy. French bread, a plain omelette, cheese, bacon.
  • Sunday dinner: Red Star, chicken with black bean sauce, my secret Chinese food weakness.
  • Monday lunch: Fellini's Cafe. Spinach salad with walnuts and Gorgonzola and a nice vinaigrette, spicy tomato spread with pita.
  • Monday dinner: Lebanon's Cafe. Sheer Middle Eastern wondrous food. Lula plate, Chicken Shwarma plate, Gyro plate, Chef's special, a kibby, labna, hummus, and a burma. Pity they were out of Turkish Coffee, for it is glorious. The special Lebanese tea with rosewater and pine nuts is also missed.
  • Tuesday lunch: Fresco, a turkey sandwich.
  • Tuesday dinner: Five Happiness. Sautéed String Bean without Pork, Shrimp in Lobster sauce, General's Chicken, Sizzling Chicken, Bean Curd and Beef, Pecan Shrimp, Sweet and Sour Pork, Mongolian Beef. Eight different dishes for nine people. It's the N - 1 rule of Chinese food. Plus soups and rice, white and brown.
  • Wednesday lunch: The world-famous Camellia Grill. Cheeseburger, chocolate freeze, a slice of aple pie à la mode.
  • Wednesday dinner: Homemade BBQ and herbed chicken, plus barbecue baked beans. We know how I feel about Texas' attempt at beans with BBQ, so this was a most welcome dish.
  • Thursday lunch: R & O's. Homemade tamales and an Italian sausage poboy.
  • Thursday dinner: Danny and Clyde's. Roast beef poboy, dressed no lettuce with creole mustard. Add Zapp's Cajun Dill chips and a Hubig's coconut pie.
  • Friday lunch: Caffe! Caffe! A spinach salad and a hot chai.
  • Friday dinner: Bud's Broiler. Cheeseburger, cheese fries.
  • Saturday lunch: Crazy Johnnie's. Dippin' Bread, fillet Mischa [sic], crazy garlic potatoes. Also a Dr Pepper.
  • Saturday dinner: Spudly's Super Spuds. Barbecue beef, cheese and chives on a baked potato the size of both fists.
  • Sunday lunch: Favori. Half a roast beef poboy and half a french fry poboy.

Life is too short to eat bad food, people.


Stephanie said...

Amen brother, amen.

I am often appalled by the type of food that people will eat and think is good. It's shocking. And sad. Food is one of life's great joys. Mmmm... that garlic pizza is on my list of foods to eat. I might try to make some this weekend!

Jay said...

What? No McDonalds?

Oh, I can't believe I said that. I shall flog myself later for that comment.

BigGuns said...

Tuesday lunch I ate Angeli's on Decatur: pasta salad, Greek salad, spicy tomato spread (Angeli's and Fellini's are owned by the same gentleman, so there is some menu crossover ... but Angeli's is a half-notch tastier.)

Thursday for dinner I made my red gravy and served it over spaghetti with garlic bread for our wonderful hosts while Mischa was off role-playing and eating Danny & Clyde's.

MyUtopia said...

That is a lot of food!

Jay said...

So how is New Orleans? Is the rebuilding going better than you imagined? Does it feel like home again?

Was going back this time bittersweet or give you hope to moving back?