Friday, May 16, 2008

Friday Quickies #22: Waffle, Meltdown, Vegetarian Thoughts and Five-Year-Old Party

Recent madness at my full-time job meant less foodventures for me :( -- but now that things are settling back to normal mode, I hope to have more time to dine, drink, cook and blog about it all :)

More meh-ness at the Waffle: So I gave this place another go, and I stand by my original opinion ~ not really a destination restaurant, but an OK go to sober up after drinks or to grab a quick bite before movies/clubbing. My dining companion was unimpressed with her waffles, whereas I felt the french toast breakfast was something that I could grab at any old diner (the bread did have great flavor from being soaked in vanilla custard, but it was pretty soggy-soft and not crispy at all.)

First impression of Meltdown, etc.: I've only been here once and Yelped about it, but I definitely liked what I had there. The sandwich bread was crispy w/o being too burnt or greasy, and the filling combo of sharp cheddar, moist ham and tangy apple butter was near-perfect (the ham did some slipping and sliding though); I only wish this place had longer hours -- Saturday lunch is the only time I can actually go at the moment.

More vegetarian thoughts: Even though I'm merely flexitarian now, whenever I opt meatless eating out I still get assaulted with all sorts of crazy remarks; appropriately enough, Slate.com recently published an article about the same topic debunking myths (yes, it's perfectly OK for the rest of you to eat meat, we aren't judging you--really!) and expressing concerns (likewise, don't judge us!), it's a good read, for omnivores & herbivores alike.

Five-year-old Party: Much thanks to Caroline on Crack for the tip off, it looks a fun event when you can enjoy glammed-up version of childhood favorites -- such as kobe-style beef sloppy joes and mac 'n cheese with lobster -- along with plenty of juice (wine) to wash it all down. Also, as Caroline noted -- goldstar is selling event tickets for a discount (normally $60/person, but ~$45 with goldstar)! I got mine already :)

And finally, while I've enjoyed Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma -- I am so not feeling his In Defense of Food, he comes off as so frickin' preachy, not to mention a bit hypocritical (he goes at length talking about how nutritional science propagate diet myths, but then debunks them using more recent nutritional science findings!)

4 comments:

Marni said...

The Five Year Old Party does sound like fun, but if it's anything like the Cupcake Challenge I just attended, put on by the same people, I might not be able to handle it! I am still so full from yesterday's cupcake pandemonium!

kirby! said...

thanks for passing along that slate article... very interesting!

TaraMetBlog said...

I just went to Meltdown last weekend i like their Caprese sandwhich and my friend got the three cheese. Fun place, good food but pricey. Sorry I didn't see you at the Tequila event! :)

Pirikara said...

yeah I heard you were at MILK, too. well maybe next time....at a lactose-free event! =P

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