How Delicious Are You? A Taste Test

How Delicious Are You?
Let’s play a game called How Delicious Are You? because it is the Summer of Sarah, aka SoS, and I need to find some delicious partners in crime, aka PiCs, making them SoS PiCs.

I ask you questions – some multiple choice, some fill-in-the-blank – you answer in the comments, and when the Gamemaster (that would be me) decides the game is over , I’ll post the answers. We’ll see how compatible we are!

Please, darling doll of a reader, if you’re reading this, don’t leave me blogging out here all alone. Play the game. My psyche just can’t afford to relive some of the more traumatic memories of my childhood. Do you know how traumatizing it is to play Four Square by yourself?!

How Delicious Are You (or Can We Be SoS PiCs?)

1. What was the last thing you ate?

2. Licorice…black or red?

3. Red…Twizzlers or Red Vines?

4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is:

  • Candlelit dinner for two at Valentino
  • Buffalo wings and beer at Q’s with the boyz (or girlz)
  • Omakase sushi at my favorite sushi place (If you can name my favorite sushi place, you win automatically)
  • Souplantation with a 2-for-1 coupon
  • Soju-fueled fun and kBBQ at Shik Do Rak
  • Other (please specify)

5. You picked the perfect dinner. Now how are we getting there?

  • You’re driving
  • I’m driving
  • Drive? Are you crazy? Taxi!
  • Other (please specify)

6. How much do you tip?

  • 10% – If the server’s lucky.
  • 15% – Clearly I’ve never worked as a server before.
  • 20% – Standard.
  • 80% – Hey, remember who you’re out to dinner with! Are you trying to hook up with the server?
  • I don’t tip.

7. How often are we eating out?

  • Beggars can’t eat choosers. Hamburger Helper every night. Sans hamburger.
  • Once a month, and if we order in, that counts as “eating out”
  • Once a week. Like maybe Friday. Or Saturday. Whichever day you don’t already have a date.
  • Every night, baby, and it’s always Delicious.

8. List three things in your refrigerator right now.

9. What are you cooking for dinner?

  • “What are you cooking?”
  • Boiled Oscar Meyer filets on a bed of macaroni de bleu box
  • Top sirloin medium-rare on the grill on the patio. No sauce.
  • Halibut poached in olive oil served with something I can’t pronounce
  • Other (impress me)

10. Breakfast…savory or sweet, and give an example, in graphic detail, because I’m hungry.

11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl?

12. What food has made you cry? And if food has never made you cry, let me take you to Table8 for a grilled cheese sandwich and some deep-fried chorizo-stuffed olives.

I’ll post the answers some time soon, and we can score. Highest score wins!

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1 Columbus Foodie August 1, 2007 at 2:01 am

I’ll play! :)

1. Bahn Mi
2. Red. I hate black licorice.
3. Red Vines
4. Sushi
5. I’m driving
6. 20% – Standard
7. Once a week.
8. Cheesecake, crab, apricot jam
9. Crab spaghetti. With garlic bread on the side.
10. Savory. Croque madame (french toasted challah bread, topped with locally smoked ham, gruyere, fried Americauna eggs, and a whole grain mustard bechamel.
11. No, I’m not a big milk fan. I think I’m lactose intolerant.
12. Liver. When my mom made me eat it when I didn’t want to as a child.

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2 connie August 1, 2007 at 2:19 am

1. korean galbi with lots of vegetable sides, rice, and black seseme noodles; along with spaghetti with a tomato/meat sauce. odd combination

2. red

3. twizzlers!!

4. Candlelit dinner for two at Valentino ( i eat too much sushi and kbbq at home anyways…)

5. i’ll driveeeee

6. 15-25% depending on service… but usually 15. hey, i know they’re busy, but being NICE during the service would be fantastic.

7. Once or twice a week

8. feta cheese, canteloupe, and galbi

9. seared pepper steak in a creamy afredo pasta, with a side of grilled salmon with a spicy sweet chili honey sauce; asparagus with a mustard dressing and bread on side.

10. savory; an omelette made with eggs, shredded cheese, avocado, pancetti, sweet onions, bell peppers, sour cream, and corn salsa on top. yumm.

11. only the chocolate ones!! like the commenter on top, i’m lactose intolerant (hmmm, i think i read that 1/3 asians are), but i make an exception for chocolates of any kind!!

12. ben and jerry’s ice cream.

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3 yoko August 1, 2007 at 2:39 am

1. What was the last thing you ate?
Salmon stuffed with crabmeat, steamed kale, rice

2. Licorice…black or red?
Red

3. Red…Twizzlers or Red Vines?
I’ve never had Red Vines, actually. I like Twizzlers okay.

4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is:
* Omakase sushi at my favorite sushi place (my favorite place is in NJ– sorry, I don’t know yours)

5. You picked the perfect dinner. Now how are we getting there?
* I’m driving

6. How much do you tip?
* 20% – Standard.

7. How often are we eating out?
* Once a week. Like maybe Friday. Or Saturday. Whichever day you don’t already have a date.

8. List three things in your refrigerator right now.
eggplant, leeks, tomatoes

9. What are you cooking for dinner?
*Halibut with pesto, roasted potatoes, steamed asparagus

10. Breakfast…savory or sweet, and give an example, in graphic detail, because I’m hungry.
I like sweet, most of the time. In the summer, some kind of juicy fruit (nectarines, peaches, plums, strawberries, pineapple, mango, in some quantity). I’ve been on a madeleine kick lately because of a nearby patisserie, so I get a couple of those for breakfast, too.

11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl?
When I was able to drink milk, yes. I’m lactose intolerant too.

12. What food has made you cry? And if food has never made you cry, let me take you to Table8.
I don’t think any food has made me cry. Some cocktails, though….

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4 aj August 1, 2007 at 2:40 am

Fun!

1. Fuet.

2. Black.

3. Only black licorice.

4. Omakase, if local, Nishimura or Mori.

5. Chariot, but if not available, I’ll drive.

6. 20% but left 100% last week for one out of control meal that a chef friend comped, but for the bottles of wine we polished off.

7. Once a week because I cook like a madman.

8. Lardo from Colonnata, homemade bacon and preserved lemons, fresh ginger. Oops, that’s 4.

9. Pork ribs cured in juniper berries, bay leaf, rosemary, fennel, salt, pepper – a take on a summer porchetta.

10. Savory – soft scrambled araucana eggs with chives, sliced tomato from the garden, perhaps a little grilled boudin noir. Or maybe just Natto on hot white rice.

11. Rarely drink milk, but hell ya, all that sugary goodness!

12. El Raco de Can Fabes

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5 Ed August 1, 2007 at 3:20 am

1 raw almonds
2 black
3 No idea
4 Omakase
5 Tram
6 Generously for where Iive
7 Every night baby (almost)
8 Chorizo, champagne, fresh wasabi (ledtovers)
9 Steak tartare with fresh wasabi (and Maccas fries)
10 Jam doughnuts
11 What’s cereal?
12 Vindaloo. Maybe I should visit Table 8

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6 J. August 1, 2007 at 3:56 am

1. Mapo Dofu
2. Black
3. Red Vines taste like plastic
4. French Laundry, not close
5. You drive, I hate driving
6. 15% (you got me – sorry, I didn‘t grow up poor); 20% if I’m somehow impressed
7. Twice a week, cooking is very satisfying
8. Sauerkraut, Pea Sprouts, pork belly
9. Something from Molly Steven’s cookbook “All Things Braised”
10. Asparagus, Poached Egg, Prosciutto, Fontina
11. Duh
12. Any pizza place in LA

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7 J. August 1, 2007 at 3:56 am

1. Mapo Dofu
2. Black
3. Red Vines taste like plastic
4. French Laundry, not close
5. You drive, I hate driving
6. 15% (you got me – sorry, I didn‘t grow up poor); 20% if I’m somehow impressed
7. Twice a week, cooking is very satisfying
8. Sauerkraut, Pea Sprouts, pork belly
9. Something from Molly Steven’s cookbook “All Things Braised”
10. Asparagus, Poached Egg, Prosciutto, Fontina
11. Duh
12. Any pizza place in LA

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8 Jerrold August 1, 2007 at 4:49 am

1. Korean BBQ and lots of ban chan.
2. Red – black licorice is gross
3. Twizzlers
4. Omakase at Sushi Dokoro Ki Ra La
5. Taxi please
6. 20% unless something is really off
7. Almost every night, gotta cook on Sundays and watch Entourage
8. Beer, Siracha and Kit Kats
9. Brisket, potatoes au gratin and berry cobbler
10. Sweet and savory. 3 eggs over easy with corned beef hash (Hormel), blueberry pancakes and 4 sausage links smothered in syrup.
11. I don’t eat cereal anymore (refer to above aertery clogging exercise)
12. My mom’s really really spicy kim chee and a hot from the oven almond croissant. I may have even peed my pants. JK.

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9 J. August 1, 2007 at 5:04 am

Oh – I see I went the other way on Question 12 (that was more a “tears of sadness / loathing” kind of thing).

I officially revise to Langer’s, with the cha gio at Golden Deli a close runner-up…

While I’m revising let’s change my breakfast – 86 the asparagus, keep everything else, grill sourdough bread, egg in the basket, ftw.

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10 j0rdan August 1, 2007 at 5:41 am

1. Does beer count as food?
2. Red Licorice
3. Twizzlers
4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is: Omakase sushi at your favorite sushi place
5. Drive? Are you crazy? Taxi!
6. How much do you tip? 20% – Standard.
7. How often are we eating out? Once a week. Like maybe Friday. Or Saturday. Whichever day you don’t already have a date.
8. List three things in your refrigerator right now…it’s a bachelor fridge and I need to go shopping so you can imagine :) ketchup, beer and margarine.
9. What are you cooking for dinner…lately I’ve been diggin’ a cream sauce consisting of portabello mushrooms, shallots and fresh parmesan cheese over fresh pasta.
10. Breakfast…savory or sweet, and give an example…i would have to say a bit of both a nice veggie omlette with salsa and some fresh fruit along with a couple of pieces of french toast with syrup and icing sugar is tops on my list.
11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl…usually yes but it’s gotta be soy.
12. What food has made you cry? And if food has never made you cry, let me take you to Table8…never, take me to table8 :)

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11 j0rdan August 1, 2007 at 5:41 am

1. Does beer count as food?
2. Red Licorice
3. Twizzlers
4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is: Omakase sushi at your favorite sushi place
5. Drive? Are you crazy? Taxi!
6. How much do you tip? 20% – Standard.
7. How often are we eating out? Once a week. Like maybe Friday. Or Saturday. Whichever day you don’t already have a date.
8. List three things in your refrigerator right now…it’s a bachelor fridge and I need to go shopping so you can imagine :) ketchup, beer and margarine.
9. What are you cooking for dinner…lately I’ve been diggin’ a cream sauce consisting of portabello mushrooms, shallots and fresh parmesan cheese over fresh pasta.
10. Breakfast…savory or sweet, and give an example…i would have to say a bit of both a nice veggie omlette with salsa and some fresh fruit along with a couple of pieces of french toast with syrup and icing sugar is tops on my list.
11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl…usually yes but it’s gotta be soy.
12. What food has made you cry? And if food has never made you cry, let me take you to Table8…never, take me to table8 :)

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12 JF August 1, 2007 at 5:59 am

let’s see

1. Reuben @ meltdown…nearly 36 hours ago. Which reminds me, I should eat today.

2. Red

3. Twizzle fo shizzle.

4. Omakase @ Mori, Kiriko, or Sasabune…can’t decide! I’ll just take raw fish please.

5. I’m ALWAYS driving.

6. 20%, but if they take real good care of us, it can go up to 50%

7. Every night…as long as my PiC is game.

8. Hot Cock, Gatorade, Diet Coke

9. What are YOU cooking?

10. 2 fluffy buttermilk pancakes, real maple syrup, corned beef hash, just slightly burnt so there’s a crispy shell w/ ketchup and sriracha, 2 eggs sunny side up, and fresh squeezed oj. I just changed my mind, I want to eat dim sum.

11. At least twice.

12. The sirloin @ Craft got surprisingly close, but I couldn’t tell if it was the sirloin or the cocktails. Otherwise, it’d be Kobe Beef Carpaccio @ George’s Grill in Hong Kong. OMG, the memories.

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13 Xericx August 1, 2007 at 8:07 am

1. 3 Dodger Dogs and Nachos at the All You Can Eat Pavillion at Dodger Stadium.

2. Red. Twizzlers.
3. I’m psychic….see above.
4. Candlelit dinner for two at Valentino
5. I’m driving (meaning YOU)
6. 20% – Standard.
7. Every night, baby, and it’s always Delicious.
8. Mango Nectar, Whole Foods Smoked Salmon Cheese Spread and Brita water
9. Soprasetta Panini’s!!!!
10. Savory: The Joe’s Scramble. Eggs, mushrooms, onions, ground beef, and spinich…scrambled. I’m American so I like putting ketchup on it.
11. HELL NO. Dump it out!
12. Rib tips in SPICY BBQ Sauce at Tasty-Q on Crenshaw.

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14 Andreea August 1, 2007 at 12:03 pm

1. What was the last thing you ate?
Mushroom and Onion Quiche

2. Licorice…black or red?
Hate licorice

3. Red…Twizzlers or Red Vines?
No idea

4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is:
Sushi at Chez Oki

5. You picked the perfect dinner. Now how are we getting there?
Drive? Are you crazy? Taxi!

6. How much do you tip?
I don’t tip. (Tipping is not big around here)

7. How often are we eating out?
Once a week. Like maybe Friday. Or Saturday. Whichever day you don’t already have a date.

8. List three things in your refrigerator right now.
Mustard. Brownies. Beer.

9. What are you cooking for dinner?
Others. No need to impress.

10. Breakfast…
Always savory. Eggs are a big favorite.

11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl?
My cereal never has milk left over.

12. What food has made you cry?
Colman’s Mustard. Have a spoon full. See what I mean?

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15 Andreea August 1, 2007 at 12:03 pm

1. What was the last thing you ate?
Mushroom and Onion Quiche

2. Licorice…black or red?
Hate licorice

3. Red…Twizzlers or Red Vines?
No idea

4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is:
Sushi at Chez Oki

5. You picked the perfect dinner. Now how are we getting there?
Drive? Are you crazy? Taxi!

6. How much do you tip?
I don’t tip. (Tipping is not big around here)

7. How often are we eating out?
Once a week. Like maybe Friday. Or Saturday. Whichever day you don’t already have a date.

8. List three things in your refrigerator right now.
Mustard. Brownies. Beer.

9. What are you cooking for dinner?
Others. No need to impress.

10. Breakfast…
Always savory. Eggs are a big favorite.

11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl?
My cereal never has milk left over.

12. What food has made you cry?
Colman’s Mustard. Have a spoon full. See what I mean?

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16 lauren o. August 1, 2007 at 1:06 pm

1. What was the last thing you ate?
Sushi last night (tamago, salmon skin rolls)

2. Licorice…black or red?
both

3. Red…Twizzlers or Red Vines?
red vines

4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is:
all of the above

5. You picked the perfect dinner. Now how are we getting there?
Drive? Are you crazy? Taxi!

6. How much do you tip?
20% – Standard.

7. How often are we eating out?
Once a week. Like maybe Friday. Or Saturday. Whichever day you don’t already have a date.

8. List three things in your refrigerator right now.
stoneyfield organic yogurt, feta cheese, whole wheat mini bagels

9. What are you cooking for dinner?
“What are you cooking?”
Goat cheese marinara fondue with honey toast

10. Breakfast…savory or sweet, and give an example, in graphic detail, because I’m hungry.
Quiche… ham, cheese, & onions; with a whole wheat blueberry muffin and fruit salad

11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl?
depends on if it’s warm & murky (if so, no)

12. What food has made you cry? And if food has never made you cry, let me take you to Table8.
a chocolate raspberry truffle cake…. ooooh soo good

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17 MetroDad August 1, 2007 at 1:59 pm

1. Goat cheese and spinach omelet.

2. Red

3. Red Vines

4. Perfect dinner? Omakase sushi at MY favorite sushi place, Kuruma Sushi.

5. Taxi! How can we drive after all that sake?

6. 20% tip minimum. Spent way too many years as a waiter/busboy getting stiffed on tips.

7. How often are we eating out? Every day…until the big bad men from the credit card company knock on the door.

8. Three things in the fridge right now? Diet Coke, pancetta, Normandie brie

9. What are you cooking for dinner? See #7.

10. Breakfast…definitely savory. Fresh-baked bialys from H&H, Scottish smoked salmon from Barney Greengrass, Vegetable cream cheese from Zabars, juicy vine-ripened tomatoes, basket of croissants from Payard Patisserie, some Buerre Barratte de Celles sur Belle flown in from Paris, and the homemade jam from Bouchon Bakery.

11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl? Hell, yes!

12. What food has made me cry? Jean-Georges used to cook this dish years ago. It was a roasted squab served with this amazing corn pancake and topped with the richest piece of seared foie gras you’ve ever tasted.

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18 MetroDad August 1, 2007 at 1:59 pm

1. Goat cheese and spinach omelet.

2. Red

3. Red Vines

4. Perfect dinner? Omakase sushi at MY favorite sushi place, Kuruma Sushi.

5. Taxi! How can we drive after all that sake?

6. 20% tip minimum. Spent way too many years as a waiter/busboy getting stiffed on tips.

7. How often are we eating out? Every day…until the big bad men from the credit card company knock on the door.

8. Three things in the fridge right now? Diet Coke, pancetta, Normandie brie

9. What are you cooking for dinner? See #7.

10. Breakfast…definitely savory. Fresh-baked bialys from H&H, Scottish smoked salmon from Barney Greengrass, Vegetable cream cheese from Zabars, juicy vine-ripened tomatoes, basket of croissants from Payard Patisserie, some Buerre Barratte de Celles sur Belle flown in from Paris, and the homemade jam from Bouchon Bakery.

11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl? Hell, yes!

12. What food has made me cry? Jean-Georges used to cook this dish years ago. It was a roasted squab served with this amazing corn pancake and topped with the richest piece of seared foie gras you’ve ever tasted.

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19 sarah August 1, 2007 at 3:00 pm

everyone seems to eat better than i do! i think the last thing i ate was…a martini olive. :)

ok, don’t mind me and my interruption. keep playing! i can’t wait to read more!

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20 Akela Talamasca August 1, 2007 at 5:21 pm

1. Crow.

2. Black and blue; it’s BDSM licorice

3. Smoking vines, thanks

4. Co-stalking the Wild Bunyip through the tall grasses of the Serengeti (where we will NOT bless the rains down in Africa)

5. If the God of Yummy Things meant for us to drive, he’d have given us 500,000 mile warranties. We’re hoofin’ it, ma petite!

6. If you drink enough, you can be tipsy for the both of us

7. We? As in, each other? Eating each other out? This is CRAZY DIRTY

8. 1) That radioactive isotope I’m keeping for my cat
2) John the Baptist on ice
3) Myself, ’cause I’m so got-damn COOL

9. Wait, you can *cook* this stuff? *looks at raw, steaming hunk of recently-run-down jackrabbit meat* I’ve been eating it raw this whole time for NO REASON?

10. Madame shall begin wis ze crépes suzette, served upon ze back of a recently depilated cabin boy, followed by ze Phoenix Egg Flambé, ready to hatch — alors, zere it went, nevermind — and for ze piéce de resistance: ze Roast Queef, of which the less said, ze better. Bon Appetit!

11. Sweetie, I drink the milk at the bottom of EVERYTHING

12. I — I’ve never told anyone this… a — a blancmange touched my Special Place in the little boys’ room once… I was so ashamed! Later, in the shower, I sobbed uncontrollably as I washed the defiled area again and again. Man, I must have washed that area a dozen times that day. Spent the whole afternoon there, in fact. Oh, I eventually stopped crying, but the lessons learned under the jets of water that day have remained with me!

By the way, will you please Friend me on Twitter? I’m akelaa, and I’ve been following you for a while now. Keep wanting to respond to your Tweets, but I can’t until you let me! C’mon, be an enabler!

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21 Drea August 1, 2007 at 5:22 pm

1. A Cherry and Pineapple flavoured SuperPop Popsicle. Mm..

2. Definately Red licorice.
3. RED VINES AND MR. PIBB ARE CRAZY DELICIOUS!

4. Valentino, I figure if we’re goin out, we might as well GO OUT. hehe..

5. I’ll drive.

6. I’ll tip 15% standard, More if the server is nice and if the food is better than I expected.

7. Once a week. That way it feels special.

8. Three things in my fridge-
Burrata, Strawberries, Peach pie.

9. I’m making a dinner salad composed of sliced medium rare grilled top sirloin, sliced fresh mozzarella, grape tomatoes and crispy bacon over mixed salad greens. Served with a quick balsamic vinegarette. A homemade strawberry granita for dessert. Its hot out, light, crisp flavours are king.

10. Sweet breakfast with a savoury side. Soft cinnamon apple belgian waffles topped with a caramel and maple syrup, chopped toasted pecans and fresh whipped cream, Crispy bacon, and a huge glass of 2% milk. Mm…

11. I usually refill the bowl at least once, and then I drink the milk at the bottom of the bowl.

12. I cried after I had the walnut apple and pear bread pudding at the Portland City grill.

I’ve also had similar emotional food moments after eating a slice of pizza at “its a beautiful pizza” (I had the ‘Grace Slick’) and while eating fish and chips at The Rose and Thistle in Portland Oregon, as well as when I had grilled lambchops at The Cafe Laurel in Victoria BC Canada.

And now I’m hungry.

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22 Wes August 1, 2007 at 5:31 pm

1. Lamb chop grilled on robatayaki at Katana

2. Red

3. Twizzlers, because the commercials are so damned funny

4. Omakase, beer, and buffalo wings at Valentino with a 2-for-1 coupon

5. I’m driving. But wait, I’m drinking. I’m driving the taxi.

6. Less than 80, more than 20 – who knows? The server might think I’m hot.

7. Every night

8. Lou Malnatti’s pizza in the freezer (shut up, it’s close enough), Ken sake (mmm), leftover mushroom omelet from Little Next Door

9. Seared scallops on a bed of exotic mushrooms and a bottle of 1970 Aldo Conterno Barolo and McDonald’s fries

10. Savory AND Sweet. Breaded pork chops at S&W Diner because they come with pancakes

11. Hell yes! God loves sugary sediment.

12. Black truffle-stuffed ravioli at Due Porte in Siena, Italy.

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23 Caley August 1, 2007 at 5:32 pm

1. Turkey chili…I’m sick and it’s warm and satisfying.

2. Red

3. Red Vines

4. Sushi

5. You’re Driving!

6. 20%

7. Once a week.

8. Chantal cheese, white nectarines, Smithwicks (Irish ale)

9. Tonight I’m making Herb-Crusted Flounder, and tomorrow, some comfort food, with Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Mushrooms

10. Savory… I love making spinach frittatas with fresh farmer’s cheese, and topped with sliced heirloom tomatoes.

11. I don’t do breakfast cereal.

12. The THOUGHT of Table 8 makes me cry. But, I’m going go with this amazing chocolate dessert at Tsunami in Chicago. I licked the plate.

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24 Clare August 1, 2007 at 5:54 pm

1. Some vegetarian refried beans with melted low-fat, white cheddar cheese and hot salsa plus Tapatio scooped up with Mary’s Gone gluten-free crackers. I felt like Mexican food but didn’t want to blow it on an 800-calorie burrito. This was satisfying and tasty.

2. Red

3. Red Vines

4. Omakase at Sushi Gen.

5. You’re driving or we can meet there.

6. 20% unless the service is terrible.

7. 2-4 times per week.

8. A bottle of champagne, a roll of goat cheese and a jar of natural almond butter.

9. Slow-roasted cochinita pibil with homemade pickled jalapenos and onions.

10. Always savory. Favorite breakfast is the Coffee Table’s “Eggs from Hell,” which is eggwhites (<--I request) scrambeled with a sauce so hot it'll melt your entire head. Served with melted cheese, black beans and a flour tortilla. I get "easy hell" which means it's just hot enough to make you sweat. 11. No, because I usually only have enough (soy) milk to go with the cereal so rarely is there any left at the bottom. 12. A deep-fried Oreo at a private BBQ. Melty, gooey and damn good.

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25 Clare August 1, 2007 at 5:54 pm

1. Some vegetarian refried beans with melted low-fat, white cheddar cheese and hot salsa plus Tapatio scooped up with Mary’s Gone gluten-free crackers. I felt like Mexican food but didn’t want to blow it on an 800-calorie burrito. This was satisfying and tasty.

2. Red

3. Red Vines

4. Omakase at Sushi Gen.

5. You’re driving or we can meet there.

6. 20% unless the service is terrible.

7. 2-4 times per week.

8. A bottle of champagne, a roll of goat cheese and a jar of natural almond butter.

9. Slow-roasted cochinita pibil with homemade pickled jalapenos and onions.

10. Always savory. Favorite breakfast is the Coffee Table’s “Eggs from Hell,” which is eggwhites (<--I request) scrambeled with a sauce so hot it'll melt your entire head. Served with melted cheese, black beans and a flour tortilla. I get "easy hell" which means it's just hot enough to make you sweat. 11. No, because I usually only have enough (soy) milk to go with the cereal so rarely is there any left at the bottom. 12. A deep-fried Oreo at a private BBQ. Melty, gooey and damn good.

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26 lillian August 1, 2007 at 6:03 pm

ooh! I’ll play (and hello!)

1. A churro
2. red
3. red vines all the way
4. any of the above depending on the night?
5. i’ll drive, or maybe take a taxi
6. always 20%, usually more
7. three or four times
8. tonic water, lemons, soy milk
9. when I do cook (which is increasingly rare…) probably the sirloin since it’s summer. maybe the halibut though?
10. savory, sardines on toast.
11. I totally finish my bowl of milk.
12. It’s going to sound good, but gnocchi..actually good gnocchi was the last food to make me cry.

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27 foodette August 1, 2007 at 6:07 pm

1) Raw milk
2) red
3) twizzlers
4) omakase sushi @ Takao
5) other – walking
6) 20% – standard
7) once a week
8) rose wine, flat leaf parsley, arugula
9) bowtie pasta w/ asparagus, peas, and arugula sauteed in butter, olive oil, garlic, and crushed red pepper flakes
10) does coffee count?
11) I like my cereal dry and my milk in a glass
12) bowl of potato, leek, artichoke soup with olive oil and basil floater at Pizzicoto.

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28 A is A August 1, 2007 at 6:10 pm

I want to play…yes, I will.

1. Plain yogurt with brown sugar and granola
2. red
3. Twizzlers – though I don’t really like licorice (doesn’t bode well).
4. Sushi!
5. Take a taxi, we are talking about the perfect evening aren’t we? That definitely requires sake.
6. 20% – unless the service is shit
7. once a week
8. mangos, goats cheese, tzaziki
9. Chicken Piccata
10. Sweet – Cinnamon French Toast with peaches, raspberries and whip cream.
11. Depends on the cereal, usually no
12.Seared tuna and other delicious things at Spago.

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29 VivaLaLauren August 1, 2007 at 6:25 pm

1. What was the last thing you ate? Larabar
2. Licorice…black or red? RED

3. Red…Twizzlers or Red Vines? Twizzlers, what the hell is a Red Vine?

4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is: Sushi ( I am a honorary Asian)

5. You picked the perfect dinner. Now how are we getting there? I’m driving

6. How much do you tip?
20%, people who aren’t white have to.

7. How often are we eating out?
Every night, baby, and it’s always Delicious.

8. List three things in your refrigerator right now. Hot cock, smart water, old eggs

9. What are you cooking for dinner?
Tofu and veggies with hot cock.

10. Breakfast…savory or sweet, and give an example, in graphic detail, because I’m hungry.
Sweet like sugar meat.

11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl?
EWWWW. No

12. What food has made you cry? And if food has never made you cry, let me take you to Table8 for a grilled cheese sandwich and some deep-fried chorizo-stuffed olives.
Buy me some cryin food honey. Please

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30 Caroline on Crack August 1, 2007 at 6:35 pm

1. Bear Naked chocolate granola with vanilla soy milk.

2. Most definitely RED licorice.

3. Red Vines. Twizzlers taste weird to me.

4. Checking out a new hot restaurant…maybe two months after the buzz has died down.

5. I’m driving, especially if I get to borrow a cool car from work.

6. I always tip 20% unless it’s horrendous service. And I’ll tip more if my water glass is always filled, I get the check in a timely manner and if the server seems knowledgeable about the menu and is friendly.

7. If I could afford it, every night. But as it is maybe once or twice a week. School nights preferably.

8. Umm, “refrigerator”?

9. There was a time I used to cook. Penne pasta with vodka marinara and prosciutto was my dish. Now I hardly step into my kitchen.

10. Savory. I usually prefer something with cheddar cheese, bacon and eggs, either as a scramble with some green onions thrown in or as a sammich.

11. I didn’t used to but now I do. Don’t know what happened there.

12. Oh! The chocolate souffle at Orris — chocolate tart souffle with coffee gelato. I actually cried and blogged about that.

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31 Neil August 1, 2007 at 6:54 pm

1) Cheerios and non-fat milk.

2) Red licorice.

3) Twizzlers, natch.

4) Sushi, without a doubt! (although went to Souplantation yesterday)

5) I’m driving.

6) 20% unless I’m in a bad mood, then 15%.

7) Way too much, like every day at least one meal, sometimes all three.

8) Milton’s Wheat Bread, Salsa from Trader Joe’s, ALWAYS Orange Juice (Tropicana, A lot of Pulp)

9) It is only noon. I don’t think about dinner until 6PM.

10) Perfect breakfast consists of eggs and toast.

11) I drink the milk in the bowl.

12) Pizza in Queens, NY.

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32 Catherine August 1, 2007 at 7:03 pm

Can’t pass up an opportunity to play with other kids!

1. What was the last thing you ate?
Potatoe & Leek soup and a pot of Lavendar Lemonade Tea from Urth Cafe on Melrose

2. Licorice…black or red?
neither.

3. Red…Twizzlers or Red Vines?
RED Vines of course!

4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is:

* Omakase sushi at my favorite sushi place

OR

* Traveling outside of L.A., say north along the coast – with dining guides in tow – and stopping for dinner as far north of L.A. as our appetites allow us to go then picking the best local restaurant on a whim.

5. You picked the perfect dinner. Now how are we getting there?

* Other: I don’t care who drives, if we meet there, or walk if it’s within reason.

6. How much do you tip?

* For good service at least 20% – Standard.

7. How often are we eating out?

* Other: As often as possible!

8. List three things in your refrigerator right now.

1. Leftovers
2. 4 bottles of vodka in the freezer (we don’t drink).
3. Overnight batch of freshly prepared gazpacho

9. What are you cooking for dinner?

* Other: Nothing. Gazpacho is our dinner. Who can eat in this heat??

10. Breakfast…savory or sweet, and give an example, in graphic detail, because I’m hungry.

BOTH! Spicy grits with melted sharp cheddar or buttermilk biscuits drenched in chunky white gravy, a side of thin pancakes sauteed in butter and sugar, and herbed turkey sausage patties or thin cut crisp bacon.

I’ll also settle for a blueberry and cream cheese croissant cup and coffee.

11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl?
I add enough milk so I can drink the milk before, during and after I eat the cereal. Unless it’s soy milk or Rice Dream, then I put just enough not to choke on the cereal.

12. What food has made you cry? And if food has never made you cry, let me take you to Table8.
Good food doesn’t make me cry. It makes me do a little seated dance. I’d have to say simple creations of unusual & complimentary methods usually does a carnival ride or two on my tastebuds.

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33 meeshellee August 1, 2007 at 7:08 pm

1.corn pops
2.red just cuz the color is sexier =P
3.twizzlers…but not a fan
4.evening candle-lit beachside picnic
5.guy is driving
6. 15-20%
7.at least twice a week
8.turkey lettuce wrap with vermicelli, garnished with parsley…and wintermelon soup
10. chocolate soymilk with scrambled eggs…half-cooked with raw bits smothering with melted cheese, broccoli florets, and scallions.
11. I eat cereal dry and milk on its own.
12. firefly bistro’s chicken breast in chocolate mole sauce

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34 Sean August 1, 2007 at 7:12 pm

1. What was the last thing you ate?
Strawberries and plain yogurt for brekkie, but it’s just about lunchtime now…

2. Licorice…black or red?
Black. Like my men.

3. Red…Twizzlers or Red Vines?
Hmmm … Twizzlers. Red vines have a weird floury flavor.

4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is:
* Omakase sushi at *my* favorite sushi place, Sebo. When the hell are you coming up and trying it?

5. You picked the perfect dinner. Now how are we getting there?
* Drive? Are you crazy? Taxi!
(Read, more sake, please)

6. How much do you tip?
* 20% – Standard. More if they’re extra nice or the fish is unbelievably fresh.

7. How often are we eating out?
* Once a week. Like maybe Wednesday or Thursday when I don’t feel like cooking. The rest of the time it’s gourmet city in Casa Hedonia.

8. List three things in your refrigerator right now.
Roast chicken breasts awaiting their next incarnation. A tremendous canister of preserved lemons. Homemade dog food.

9. What are you cooking for dinner?
See question 7 — I think we’ll eat out tonight.

10. Breakfast…savory or sweet, and give an example, in graphic detail, because I’m hungry.
All of the above. Fried eggs with tabasco, homemade biscuits with homemade fruit preserves — fig, pumpkin and apricot all work well. Homemade Kentucky breakfast sausage AND Niman Ranch bacon. Three shots of espresso.

11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl?
Isn’t that the best part?

12. What food has made you cry? And if food has never made you cry, let me take you to Table8 for a grilled cheese sandwich and some deep-fried chorizo-stuffed olives.
Boys don’t cry. Just ask The Cure. But a few momorable items in recent memory have been some incredible roasted squid at Pescheria, a salad with shaved raw artichoke at Incanto and homemade Thai sausage made with friends. The last one brought me close to the brink of tears for its sheer beauty.

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35 Tektite August 1, 2007 at 7:41 pm

1. Cabeza

2. Red red red

3. Ummm red vines

4. Sushi turns my world, but very few Itamai will awe me with their tasting menu. Soju and side dishes on the other hand, have never let me down.

5. Drive? It’s in my kitchen.

6. 20% unless they work exceptionally hard to earn that 15%

7. When the mood strikes or I hear about somewhere new and exciting.

8. Soju, thawing octopus, nattou

9. Takoyaki (if the octopus is thawed by the time I get home from work.)

10. Miso soup, nattou, sticky rice, broiled makerel, sautéed green onion and toumyou with shoyu, Green tea. You will feel like a rockstar all day afterward.

11. There are people who don’t drink the milk?

12. Saba that melts on your tongue, and falls apart without chewing.

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36 Viridian August 1, 2007 at 8:08 pm

Ok I’ll play, too.

1. What was the last thing you ate?
A tuna salad salad from Potbelly’s

2. Licorice…black or red?
Red

3. Red…Twizzlers or Red Vines?
Red Twizzlers

4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is:

* Other (please specify)
Naniwa sushi, some spicy mayo tuna, a red dragon roll, may be a black dragon roll as well. Followed by hot tea and mango mochi.

5. You picked the perfect dinner. Now how are we getting there?

* Drive? Are you crazy? Taxi!

6. How much do you tip?

* 20% – Standard. Unless it was really bad service, then I tip 15%

7. How often are we eating out?
* Every night, baby, and it’s always Delicious. (pretty much)

8. List three things in your refrigerator right now.

– fresh basil
– Kefir
– sugar pears

9. What are you cooking for dinner?

* Other (impress me)
Mediterranean rice and lentils with red pepper flakes and citrus zest.
Tough tofu stir fried in curry pepper sauce, with chopped celery, peeled green tomato, and basil.
Raspberry, blueberry, and mochi for dessert.

10. Breakfast…savory or sweet, and give an example, in graphic detail, because I’m hungry.

Bit o both: slice of Challah bread with yogurt swiss cheese slice, thin slice of big hairloom tomato on top of that, and lightly sprinkled with black pepper and truffle salt.

11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl?

No, I always pour just enough to not leave any behind.

12. What food has made you cry? And if food has never made you cry, let me take you to Table8 for a grilled cheese sandwich and some deep-fried chorizo-stuffed olives.

Food has never made me cry, but sometimes Iberico tapas make me very very swoony. :)

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37 Chris August 1, 2007 at 9:11 pm

1. Tandoori Chicken (Passage to India, Wichita KS)
2. Red, or those little black ones from Dean & DeLuca that are smothered in marzipan.
3. Red Vines. Though I’m more of a red-hots fan.
4. Depends on the mood. Wings sound good though.
5. I don’t care. I can drive.
6. 20%, even after the server accidently dumped a glass of tea on my lap. And I laughed for 10 minutes about it.
7. I eat out too often already.
8. Leftover Portabello lasagna. Rum, because I love it cold. Proto-ice cream. That’s the stuff that could eventually become homemade ice cream given the opportunity.
9. Boring. Either grilling the chicken or reheating some lasagna. And that chicken can take another day.
10. Both. Pancakes and sausage at my favorite diner. Served with homemade brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon syrup.
11. Duh. It’s the best part.
12. Double Cheeseburger from the Burger Station in Winfield, KS. The place was a gas station in the 1920’s. It was converted to a burger place when the owner realized he had gas, but that town had no cars. Over 80 years of burger perfection. Meat, bun, cheese, mustard, pickles and onions cut so thin and grilled so perfectly you will never see their like any where else… Excuse me, I have something in my eye.

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38 Mehgan August 1, 2007 at 9:20 pm

Ohhh, I wanna play!

1. What was the last thing you ate?
-A mojito cupcake from Cream Puffs In Venice’s blog. SO GOOD.
2. Licorice…black or red?
-Both
3. Red…Twizzlers or Red Vines?
-Red Vines
4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is:
Omakase sushi at my favorite sushi place. Sorry, I don’t know your favorite sushi place, but sushi is so stinkin’ good, I had to choose it.
5. You picked the perfect dinner. Now how are we getting there?
You’re driving (this means me, not you)
6. How much do you tip?
20% – Standard. (I actually tip around %25, though)
7. How often are we eating out?
Once a week. Like maybe Friday. Or Saturday. Whichever day you don’t already have a date.
8. List three things in your refrigerator right now.
-asiago cheese
-unsalted butter
-tomatoes
9. What are you cooking for dinner?
Other (impress me): Whole wheat pasta with fresh green beans, tomatoes and ricotta cheese and a side of homemade garlic and kalamata olive bread.
10. Breakfast…savory or sweet, and give an example, in graphic detail, because I’m hungry.
-Sweet: Honey peach pancakes with a maple peach glaze, fruit salad (cantaloupe, strawberries, honeydew, bluberries and raspberries) with a side of freshly whipped cream, and homemade pain au chocolat.
11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl?
-Rarely. I tend to leave about a tablespoon of it left in my bowl.
12. What food has made you cry? In Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, I had the best Rib Eye in my entire life. It was from this Argentinian steakhouse called La Portena, and the beef was so delicious, it brought a tear to my eye. I seriously contemplated eating just that for dinner. No salad. No bread. Just meat. Is that weird?

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39 Terry August 1, 2007 at 9:42 pm

1. Bad takeout sushi. (YUK – NEVER AGAIN!)

2. Red, of course.

3. Twizzlers, of course. But they’ve gotta be stale! Fresh Twizzlers are gross.

4. Omakase sushi at your favorite place, of course.

5. Car service, of course.

6. Never less than 20% even if the service is bad. But if the service is bad the 20% entitles me to tell the server what a loser they are.

7. Every night, of course. Some nights several times, depending on the mood.

8. A bottle of good champagne (Veuve Cliquot “La Grande Dame”). A bottle of cheap champagne (Schramsburg). Nam pla.

9. Tonite I am not cooking I am “dining”. Besides there’s nothing in the ‘fridge except for champagne and fish sauce.

10. Savory, of course. Start with a few oysters, then a lighter-than-air omelet (a la “La Mere Poulard”) with home-made boar sausage. (Oh yeah, like they make that at IHOP!)

11. Absolutely but the protocol requires that it be consumed out of the bowl by lifting the bowl to your mouth and slurping. Any other style of consumption violates tha laws of the Universe.

12. The chef’s table “menu du jour” at Tru in Chicago. Ten courses of mouthly wonderfullness.

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40 Juan E August 1, 2007 at 10:01 pm

1. What was the last thing you ate?
-Just had lunch in Austin, Texas. BBQ’d Beef Ribs from Iron Works BBQ . These are Fred Flinstone type rib bones.

2. Licorice…black or red?
-Red

3. Red…Twizzlers or Red Vines?
-Twizzlers

4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is:
-Omakase sushi at my favorite sushi place (If you can name my favorite sushi place, you win automatically)
-My favorite is Sushi Sasabune on Nebraska off of Sawtelle in WLA

5. You picked the perfect dinner. Now how are we getting there?
– I would be driving

6. How much do you tip?
– 15% normally
– 20% if it is a non-chain favorite of mine where I love the people running the joint.

7. How often are we eating out?
– Every night, baby, and it’s always Delicious.
– My take is that I only have a limited number of meals in my life and I will not waste those meals on bad food. And if somebody forces me to have bad food, I get pretty annoyed.

8. List three things in your refrigerator right now.
– Chimay Beer
– Some terrific bleu cheese from france (or at least that’s what the packaging says)
– fresh toro ($50/lb) from Marukai market

9. What are you cooking for dinner?
– frosted flake crusted orange roughy with truffle oil with avocado pancakes on the side also with a drizzle of truffle oil.

10. Breakfast…savory or sweet, and give an example, in graphic detail, because I’m hungry.
– Frosted Flake crusted French Toast with premium Vermont Maple Syrup.
– I love Frosted Flakes so I cook with it often.

11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl?
– Heck yeah.

12. What food has made you cry? And if food has never made you cry, let me take you to Table8 for a grilled cheese sandwich and some deep-fried chorizo-stuffed olives.
– I had dinner at L’atelier De Joel Robuchon in Paris. They had a truffle tasting menu which included raw scallops, garlic mash potatoes, lobster and lots of other stuff. I was very much moved emotionally, because I never knew food could be this good.

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41 TeddyBallgame August 1, 2007 at 10:27 pm

What was the last thing you ate?
Apple, Fuji

Licorice…black or red?
Red please

Red…Twizzlers or Red Vines?
Red Vines please

Your idea of the perfect dinner out is:
This changes by the day. Today: Helen and dirty GG martini up at Dan Tana’s.

You picked the perfect dinner. Now how are we getting there?
I’ll drive there if you drive back.

How much do you tip?
20% – Standard.

How often are we eating out?
More than once a week, less than nightly – working in your own kitchen sometimes can’t be beat.

List three things in your refrigerator right now.
Parma, Delirium, Baking Soda

What are you cooking for dinner?
Depends on what can be found at Farmer’s Market (today in SM). It’s hot, so something simple, something grilled, something chilled.

Breakfast…savory or sweet?
All apologies, not a fan of breakfast. If pressed, savory. Specifically Huevos Rancheros at Cora’s.

Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl?
No. Refill till milk is gone.

What food has made you cry?
Mom’s Red Beans + Rice, Orfeo’s Pisco Sour, PJ Clarke’s Mac + Cheese, Ercoles’ Cheeseburger

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42 imTSENsational August 1, 2007 at 10:37 pm

1. Beautiful BONE-IN ribeye I grilled.
2. Not a fan, but red is acceptable.
3. Red Vines! I’ve had too much of Twizzlers last year. Change is always welcome.
4. Other: Hitting up a nice restaurant you’ve never been to, followed by a trip to my favorite dessert/bakery joint.
5. I’m driving. But after we have a few (10) drinks, we’re gonna need to take a cab.
6. 20% tip. If everything but the waiter was acceptable, I still tip 20%. Can’t cheat the rest of the staff assuming tips are shared. If the whole dining experience pissed me off: 15% or less(they’d have to REALLY piss me off).
7. Every night is Hamburger Helper WITH the burger. Just kidding. Avg. 2.5x a week for restaurants. 4 if you’re good.
8. Chocolate cake, Coronas, a crab who doesn’t know death arrives in 3 hrs in the form of a big boiling pot of water.
9. Dinner tonight is the other ribeye I prepared. Brother failed to show up for his steak, now it is mine! also the aforementioned crab.
10. Sweet. This morning’s course: Honey Nut Cheerios – delightfully crunchy Os floating atop what should be creamy whole milk, but alas! I only have 2%. Each bite is so perfectly sweet and almondy (yes it’s a word) that you really can taste the mass produced love and care General Mills puts into its cereal products.
11. Drink the milk at the bottom? No. I add more cereal.
12. Trying Kobe beef for the first time + having the perfect brownie at Extraordinary Desserts, San Diego. That grilled cheese you speak of must really be mind blowing…

“I’ll post the answers some time soon, and we can score. Highest score wins!” lol there are correct answers?

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43 imTSENsational August 1, 2007 at 10:37 pm

1. Beautiful BONE-IN ribeye I grilled.
2. Not a fan, but red is acceptable.
3. Red Vines! I’ve had too much of Twizzlers last year. Change is always welcome.
4. Other: Hitting up a nice restaurant you’ve never been to, followed by a trip to my favorite dessert/bakery joint.
5. I’m driving. But after we have a few (10) drinks, we’re gonna need to take a cab.
6. 20% tip. If everything but the waiter was acceptable, I still tip 20%. Can’t cheat the rest of the staff assuming tips are shared. If the whole dining experience pissed me off: 15% or less(they’d have to REALLY piss me off).
7. Every night is Hamburger Helper WITH the burger. Just kidding. Avg. 2.5x a week for restaurants. 4 if you’re good.
8. Chocolate cake, Coronas, a crab who doesn’t know death arrives in 3 hrs in the form of a big boiling pot of water.
9. Dinner tonight is the other ribeye I prepared. Brother failed to show up for his steak, now it is mine! also the aforementioned crab.
10. Sweet. This morning’s course: Honey Nut Cheerios – delightfully crunchy Os floating atop what should be creamy whole milk, but alas! I only have 2%. Each bite is so perfectly sweet and almondy (yes it’s a word) that you really can taste the mass produced love and care General Mills puts into its cereal products.
11. Drink the milk at the bottom? No. I add more cereal.
12. Trying Kobe beef for the first time + having the perfect brownie at Extraordinary Desserts, San Diego. That grilled cheese you speak of must really be mind blowing…

“I’ll post the answers some time soon, and we can score. Highest score wins!” lol there are correct answers?

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44 mememe August 1, 2007 at 10:44 pm

1. caprese sandwich
2. red
3. red vines! twizzlers taste like plastic (personal opinion)
4. SUSHI!
5. you’re driving
6. usually 20%
7. once a week… more if I can afford it
8. hummus, udon noodles, rao’s vodka sauce (the best sauce for any pasta)
9. shabu shabu beef simmered with potatoes, tofu and mushrooms in mirin, dashi, soy sauce and a pinch of sugar… SO good
10. salty & sweet. preferably brioche french toast and bacon from square one
11. absolutely not
12. crunchy fish egg (i forget what kind of fish) sushi in tokyo… but they weren’t happy tears

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45 upsidedown August 2, 2007 at 12:39 am

What was the last thing you ate?
A brownie.

2. Licorice…black or red?
Neither, hate the stuff.

3. Red…Twizzlers or Red Vines?
Neither again, chocolate is my poison of choice.

4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is:

Omakase sushi at my favorite sushi place (If you can name my favorite sushi place, you win automatically)

5. You picked the perfect dinner. Now how are we getting there?
You’re driving

6. How much do you tip?

I don’t tip. (aussie, different rules apply here)

7. How often are we eating out?
Rarely.

8. List three things in your refrigerator right now.
Milk, roastd red peppers and cheese.

9. What are you cooking for dinner?
Zuchinni and chickpea pie in filo, side dishes undecided, brownies and dulce de leche for dessert.

10. Breakfast…savory or sweet, and give an example, in graphic detail, because I’m hungry.
SWEET, a piece of snow flecked brownie, maybe a slice of chocolate cake, anything will do.

11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl?
Never eat cereal.

12. What food has made you cry? None yet :(

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46 Michael August 2, 2007 at 12:51 am

1. brown rice mixed with fresh corn & homemade thai basil pesto and topped with salmon sashimi.

2. Black, especially when it’s the high-quality stuff.

3. Red.Twizzlers. More than a uni-tasker, i.e a straw.

4. Omakase sushi at my favorite sushi place (my favorite place is Shiraishi in Singapore, if you ever get a chance to eat there, it would be your new favorite and I could win automatically :)

5. Drive? Are you crazy? Taxi!

6. 20% – Standard or more when really good.

7. Once a week when not cooking. Like maybe Friday. Or Saturday. Whichever day I don’t already have a date.

8. List three things in your refrigerator right now.
Kimchi (I swear & not to score brownie points with you), Organic heirloom tomatoes, Sriracha chili sauce.

9. Other. California Seafood Laksa, which is my version that lightens up the broth and is made with almost all organic and local items.

10. Not into Breakfast due to my vampire like aversion to mornings but love doing brunch for friends such as chorizo & raclette cheese stuffed crepes, coddled eggs topped with a spicy ahi tuna poki, fresh oysters, and spicy homemade heirloom tomato “surf & turf style” Bloody Marys, which has spikes of clam juice & beef bouillon.

11. Yep, and once for a party I made homemade ice-cream with this as the secret flavor. Big hit!

12. My crying moment have been many as I’m lucky to have traveled the world for the last five years but two stand outs were when both chefs cooked off the standard tasting menu with special wine pairs as well, Fat Duck in England and Charlie Trotters in Chicago. If either were your last meal, you could depart happy.

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47 Michael August 2, 2007 at 12:51 am

1. brown rice mixed with fresh corn & homemade thai basil pesto and topped with salmon sashimi.

2. Black, especially when it’s the high-quality stuff.

3. Red.Twizzlers. More than a uni-tasker, i.e a straw.

4. Omakase sushi at my favorite sushi place (my favorite place is Shiraishi in Singapore, if you ever get a chance to eat there, it would be your new favorite and I could win automatically :)

5. Drive? Are you crazy? Taxi!

6. 20% – Standard or more when really good.

7. Once a week when not cooking. Like maybe Friday. Or Saturday. Whichever day I don’t already have a date.

8. List three things in your refrigerator right now.
Kimchi (I swear & not to score brownie points with you), Organic heirloom tomatoes, Sriracha chili sauce.

9. Other. California Seafood Laksa, which is my version that lightens up the broth and is made with almost all organic and local items.

10. Not into Breakfast due to my vampire like aversion to mornings but love doing brunch for friends such as chorizo & raclette cheese stuffed crepes, coddled eggs topped with a spicy ahi tuna poki, fresh oysters, and spicy homemade heirloom tomato “surf & turf style” Bloody Marys, which has spikes of clam juice & beef bouillon.

11. Yep, and once for a party I made homemade ice-cream with this as the secret flavor. Big hit!

12. My crying moment have been many as I’m lucky to have traveled the world for the last five years but two stand outs were when both chefs cooked off the standard tasting menu with special wine pairs as well, Fat Duck in England and Charlie Trotters in Chicago. If either were your last meal, you could depart happy.

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48 Baisy Mama August 2, 2007 at 1:11 am

How Delicious Are You (or Can We Be SoS PiCs?)
1. Southwestern Chicken Wrap with Sweet Potato Fries

2. red Licorice

3. Red…Red Vines

4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is:

* Candlelit dinner for two at Valentino (just wanted to note that i’ve had a bad experience here and now consider the food subpar)
* Omakase sushi at my favorite sushi place (If you can name my favorite sushi place, you win automatically)
* Souplantation with a 2-for-1 coupon
* Soju-fueled fun and kBBQ at Shik Do Rak
(I would take any of the above)

5. You picked the perfect dinner. Now how are we getting there?

* You’re driving

6. How much do you tip?

* 10% – If the server’s lucky.
* 15% – Clearly I’ve never worked as a server before.
* 20% – Standard.

(If the food/service is amazing its 20%+, if the food was bad and the service was horrible it’s somewhere around 15%)

7. How often are we eating out?

* Once a week. Like maybe Friday. Or Saturday. Whichever day you don’t already have a date.

8. List three things in your refrigerator right now.
– Granny Smith Cider
– Broccolini
– Green Goddess Dressing

9. What are you cooking for dinner?

* “What are you cooking?”
OR
* Other (impress me): Salmon in a soy sauce/sugar/lemon juice mix with couscous and asparagus

10. Breakfast…savory or sweet, and give an example, in graphic detail, because I’m hungry.
I can’t decide. Best breakfast ever: Spinach Bennies and Cheese Blintzes (TOGETHER!)

11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl?
– gross, no.

12. What food has made you cry? And if food has never made you cry, let me take you to Table8 for a grilled cheese sandwich and some deep-fried chorizo-stuffed olives.
– The burger at Father’s Office comes close, but nothing has yet!

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49 Baisy Mama August 2, 2007 at 1:11 am

How Delicious Are You (or Can We Be SoS PiCs?)
1. Southwestern Chicken Wrap with Sweet Potato Fries

2. red Licorice

3. Red…Red Vines

4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is:

* Candlelit dinner for two at Valentino (just wanted to note that i’ve had a bad experience here and now consider the food subpar)
* Omakase sushi at my favorite sushi place (If you can name my favorite sushi place, you win automatically)
* Souplantation with a 2-for-1 coupon
* Soju-fueled fun and kBBQ at Shik Do Rak
(I would take any of the above)

5. You picked the perfect dinner. Now how are we getting there?

* You’re driving

6. How much do you tip?

* 10% – If the server’s lucky.
* 15% – Clearly I’ve never worked as a server before.
* 20% – Standard.

(If the food/service is amazing its 20%+, if the food was bad and the service was horrible it’s somewhere around 15%)

7. How often are we eating out?

* Once a week. Like maybe Friday. Or Saturday. Whichever day you don’t already have a date.

8. List three things in your refrigerator right now.
– Granny Smith Cider
– Broccolini
– Green Goddess Dressing

9. What are you cooking for dinner?

* “What are you cooking?”
OR
* Other (impress me): Salmon in a soy sauce/sugar/lemon juice mix with couscous and asparagus

10. Breakfast…savory or sweet, and give an example, in graphic detail, because I’m hungry.
I can’t decide. Best breakfast ever: Spinach Bennies and Cheese Blintzes (TOGETHER!)

11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl?
– gross, no.

12. What food has made you cry? And if food has never made you cry, let me take you to Table8 for a grilled cheese sandwich and some deep-fried chorizo-stuffed olives.
– The burger at Father’s Office comes close, but nothing has yet!

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50 Michael August 2, 2007 at 4:35 am

Fun!

1. Nachos from Pancho’s on Lincoln.

2. Neither, don’t like licorice.

3. Neither, don’t like licorice or fake licorice.

4. Omakase sushi! I don’t know your favorite sushi place…why don’t you show me?

5. I’m driving – must assert my manly control in my manly studrocket of a car, of course.

6. 15% is standard, and I *have* worked as a server. Good service gets more.

7. A few times a week, but Hamburger Helper sometimes fills in the gaps (I actually just had some last week…mmm, tasty.)

8. Bottle of chopped garlic, some strawberries, and a bunch of bottles of Stella Artois.

9. I make a pretty good….well…can we just order out?

10. Most of the time it’s Cheerios or a banana, or nothing at all.

11. Rarely.

12. I’ve never cried over food – I like food so why should it make me sad? I got mad at a particularly nasty room service pizza in Cincinnati once, does that count?

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51 freddy August 2, 2007 at 6:12 am

1. What was the last thing you ate? lay’s bbq chips. ain’t no shame.

2. Licorice…black or red? well, if i’m going to have licorice, i’m gonna go with black.

3. Red…Twizzlers or Red Vines? TWIZZLERS!!

4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is:
Other (please specify) – some nameless little taco shop after eating out at a fancy restaurant that didn’t even fill me up.
5. You picked the perfect dinner. Now how are we getting there? – we’ve somehow cajoled other friends into a “double-date,” code for, we scored us a free ride, biiitch.

6. How much do you tip? 20%, more if the waiter is hot.

7. How often are we eating out? i would eat out every night, but for the sake of our expanding bellies, we’d have to cut it down to once or twice a week.

8. List three things in your refrigerator right now. humus, tortillas, left over feta cheese

9. What are you cooking for dinner? something mexican.

10. Breakfast…savory or sweet, and give an example, in graphic detail, because I’m hungry. mmm breakfast is chilaquiles verdes, with the most delicious tomatillo sauce you’ve ever tasted. the tortilla is sauteed until crisp; no doritos. yuck.

11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl? definitely. it’s the best part.

12. What food has made you cry? And if food has never made you cry, let me take you to Table8 for a grilled cheese sandwich and some deep-fried chorizo-stuffed olives. – the foods my mom used to make me bring me a couple of tears. also one time i ate a big chunk of serrano chile that happened to be hella spicy. it made me cry.

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52 freddy August 2, 2007 at 6:12 am

1. What was the last thing you ate? lay’s bbq chips. ain’t no shame.

2. Licorice…black or red? well, if i’m going to have licorice, i’m gonna go with black.

3. Red…Twizzlers or Red Vines? TWIZZLERS!!

4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is:
Other (please specify) – some nameless little taco shop after eating out at a fancy restaurant that didn’t even fill me up.
5. You picked the perfect dinner. Now how are we getting there? – we’ve somehow cajoled other friends into a “double-date,” code for, we scored us a free ride, biiitch.

6. How much do you tip? 20%, more if the waiter is hot.

7. How often are we eating out? i would eat out every night, but for the sake of our expanding bellies, we’d have to cut it down to once or twice a week.

8. List three things in your refrigerator right now. humus, tortillas, left over feta cheese

9. What are you cooking for dinner? something mexican.

10. Breakfast…savory or sweet, and give an example, in graphic detail, because I’m hungry. mmm breakfast is chilaquiles verdes, with the most delicious tomatillo sauce you’ve ever tasted. the tortilla is sauteed until crisp; no doritos. yuck.

11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl? definitely. it’s the best part.

12. What food has made you cry? And if food has never made you cry, let me take you to Table8 for a grilled cheese sandwich and some deep-fried chorizo-stuffed olives. – the foods my mom used to make me bring me a couple of tears. also one time i ate a big chunk of serrano chile that happened to be hella spicy. it made me cry.

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53 Maggie August 2, 2007 at 7:07 am

1. Citrus Crab Salad
2. red
3. Twizzlers
4. Havana Blue (St Thomas)
5. Jet
6. 30- 40% depending on the service
7. Every night
8. wine, rice, heavy cream
9. Don’t cook…see 7
10. Coffee & Cressant (chocolate)
11. yes
12. me, cry? ok, maybe a very very really good exceptional fillet minon

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54 Anonymous August 2, 2007 at 4:30 pm

Anonymous scorpio in denver:

1. What was the last thing you ate?

steamed rice and clean-out-the-fridge stir-fry.

2. Licorice…black or red?

black.

3. Red…Twizzlers or Red Vines?

yuck, neither.

4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is:

omakase sushi at my favorite sushi place

5. You picked the perfect dinner. Now how are we getting there?

My place: let me cook for you sweetie, no driving required.

6. How much do you tip?

15 to 20

7. How often are we eating out?

whenever we feel like it

8. List three things in your refrigerator right now.

5# of organic lard
2004 Darioush Chardonnay
3qts of corn & chicken chowder

9. What are you cooking for dinner?

not tonight: need to put a dent in the chowder.

10. Breakfast…savory or sweet, and give an example, in graphic detail, because I’m hungry.

normally? fruit smoothie, blenderize: 1c of assorted berries, 2Tbsp vanilla yogurt, 24oz milk (2% and/or soy), 1Tbsp cashew butter, 1tsp honey, 1/2c granola.

weekend change of pace: huevos rancheros, corn tortillas, bloody mary. or an omelette (crab, avocado, emmanthaler (cheddar?))), hash browns/home fries, apricot scones, fresh squeezed OJ, coffee.

11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl?

Yep.

12. What food has made you cry?

I ate a habanero chile once.

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55 Anonymous August 2, 2007 at 4:30 pm

Anonymous scorpio in denver:

1. What was the last thing you ate?

steamed rice and clean-out-the-fridge stir-fry.

2. Licorice…black or red?

black.

3. Red…Twizzlers or Red Vines?

yuck, neither.

4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is:

omakase sushi at my favorite sushi place

5. You picked the perfect dinner. Now how are we getting there?

My place: let me cook for you sweetie, no driving required.

6. How much do you tip?

15 to 20

7. How often are we eating out?

whenever we feel like it

8. List three things in your refrigerator right now.

5# of organic lard
2004 Darioush Chardonnay
3qts of corn & chicken chowder

9. What are you cooking for dinner?

not tonight: need to put a dent in the chowder.

10. Breakfast…savory or sweet, and give an example, in graphic detail, because I’m hungry.

normally? fruit smoothie, blenderize: 1c of assorted berries, 2Tbsp vanilla yogurt, 24oz milk (2% and/or soy), 1Tbsp cashew butter, 1tsp honey, 1/2c granola.

weekend change of pace: huevos rancheros, corn tortillas, bloody mary. or an omelette (crab, avocado, emmanthaler (cheddar?))), hash browns/home fries, apricot scones, fresh squeezed OJ, coffee.

11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl?

Yep.

12. What food has made you cry?

I ate a habanero chile once.

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56 Gillios August 2, 2007 at 5:33 pm

1. “Tex Mex” ravioli with corn and black beans added to the tomato sauce, melty cheese on top. Thankfully this wasn’t breakfast.

2. Red. Anyone who says otherwise is an evildoer.

3. Twizzlers

4. Other: Cheesecake Factory – Just kidding! Maybe El Compadre.

5. I’m driving

6. 15% – Clearly I’ve never worked as a server before.

7. Is there nothing in between once a week and every night? How about 3 times a week.

8. A very old orange I’m scared of, bag of TJ’s frozen roasted potatoes, ‘nilla yogurt.

9. Thai Red Curry Chicken with Taro, Onion, and Peppers on brown rice.

10. Sweet! http://www.flickr.com/photos/44662068@N00/417969679/

11. Absolutely, I’m a growing boy and need my calcium.

12. Kobe beef at Spago. I could really feel a tingling sensation in my spine.

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57 Pablo August 2, 2007 at 10:58 pm

1. Panang Curry
2. Black
3. Twizzlers
4. sushi at Urasawa
5. Taxi!
6. 20%
7. Once a week
8. Goat Cheese, lychees, miso paste
9. Greek Salad with grilled prawns – it’s hot out!
10. Poached eggs with balsamic butter sauce, crostini and a shaving of Reggiano.
11. No milk.
12. O-toro sashimi from Urasawa

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58 Ima Wurdibitsch August 3, 2007 at 1:20 am

1. What was the last thing you ate?
Vanilla ice cream and a hazelnut praline truffle.

2. Licorice…black or red?
Red

3. Red…Twizzlers or Red Vines?
I’ve never seen Red Vines.

4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is:
Dinner for two at Tallula Restaurant

5. You picked the perfect dinner. Now how are we getting there?
Drive? Are you crazy? Taxi! And if we’re feeling especially delicious, we treat ourselves to a limo.

6. How much do you tip?
20% – Standard. That’s for standard service. Anything above and beyond gets a tip that’s above and beyond.

7. How often are we eating out?
Once or twice a week. Like maybe Friday. Or Saturday. Whichever day you don’t already have a date.

8. List three things in your refrigerator right now.
Limes
Gouda
Blueberries

9. What are you cooking for dinner?
Scallop Ceviche
Veal saltimbocca
Creme brulee

10. Breakfast…savory or sweet, and give an example, in graphic detail, because I’m hungry.

Both. First, a potato/egg tortilla with green chilis and canadian bacon. Choose your spice. There’s salsa or tabasco or sriracha. Breakdessert is the lemony-bread, a custardy, french toast-like baked until piping hot and drizzled with maple syrup.

11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl?
Only if no one is looking.

12. What food has made you cry?
Bad cry – my mother’s Ham and Cheese Au Gratin. We called it Ham and Cheese All Rotten.
Good cry – The steak tartare at Tallulah.

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59 Ima Wurdibitsch August 3, 2007 at 1:20 am

1. What was the last thing you ate?
Vanilla ice cream and a hazelnut praline truffle.

2. Licorice…black or red?
Red

3. Red…Twizzlers or Red Vines?
I’ve never seen Red Vines.

4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is:
Dinner for two at Tallula Restaurant

5. You picked the perfect dinner. Now how are we getting there?
Drive? Are you crazy? Taxi! And if we’re feeling especially delicious, we treat ourselves to a limo.

6. How much do you tip?
20% – Standard. That’s for standard service. Anything above and beyond gets a tip that’s above and beyond.

7. How often are we eating out?
Once or twice a week. Like maybe Friday. Or Saturday. Whichever day you don’t already have a date.

8. List three things in your refrigerator right now.
Limes
Gouda
Blueberries

9. What are you cooking for dinner?
Scallop Ceviche
Veal saltimbocca
Creme brulee

10. Breakfast…savory or sweet, and give an example, in graphic detail, because I’m hungry.

Both. First, a potato/egg tortilla with green chilis and canadian bacon. Choose your spice. There’s salsa or tabasco or sriracha. Breakdessert is the lemony-bread, a custardy, french toast-like baked until piping hot and drizzled with maple syrup.

11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl?
Only if no one is looking.

12. What food has made you cry?
Bad cry – my mother’s Ham and Cheese Au Gratin. We called it Ham and Cheese All Rotten.
Good cry – The steak tartare at Tallulah.

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60 eugene August 3, 2007 at 3:59 am

1. Jwip poh (dried filefish)
2. twizzlers
4. tie – sushi and soju/kBBQ
5. I’m driving
6. 20% standard for good service, 25%+ for great, 15% for bad
7. from your list – once a week
(only because I can’t pick twice), but I’d also cook some meals (and no not Hamburger Helper)!
8. kimchi, water, gochu jjahng
9. Other – take your pick http://tinyurl.com/2xdqfe (flickr set of food I cooked, mostly Korean, but I’m not limited to Korean)
10. If I had to pick, savory, but I’m going to push and say both. I’m partial to simple breakfasts, so pancakes, syrup, eggs, bacon, coffee, OJ.
11. Yes.
12. I guess we have a date for grilled cheese (I like mine with a tomato), though I’m not a fan of olives (haha, this might disqualify me from being compatible), but I’m willing to give it a shot.

One last thing, I’m visiting LA for a wedding, do you know any places I can get good live octopus to eat?

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61 Karina August 3, 2007 at 5:42 am

1. Chicken and sausage tortellini with green beans and tomato.

2. Black

3. Red Vines

4. A small hole in the wall pho joint just loud enough to make a conversation feel private in a crowded room with the love of my life (I know sappy and lame)

5. None of the above. All good food is made at home…but if it must be “out” walk.

6. Twice the tax unless the service sucks.. then nothing
7. Rarely. Why deny people my delicious cooking?
8. Fresh watermelon, apple chicken sausage, greek yogurt

9. See #1 or grecian tacos (gyros)
10. Little bit of both. Diced ham and asparagus sauted in a honey and stone ground mustard sauce all wrapped in a crepe.
11. Heck yes

12. Lamb burger with lemon pepper, mint and grilled peppers on Ciabatta roll. No words were spoken.

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62 Karina August 3, 2007 at 5:42 am

1. Chicken and sausage tortellini with green beans and tomato.

2. Black

3. Red Vines

4. A small hole in the wall pho joint just loud enough to make a conversation feel private in a crowded room with the love of my life (I know sappy and lame)

5. None of the above. All good food is made at home…but if it must be “out” walk.

6. Twice the tax unless the service sucks.. then nothing
7. Rarely. Why deny people my delicious cooking?
8. Fresh watermelon, apple chicken sausage, greek yogurt

9. See #1 or grecian tacos (gyros)
10. Little bit of both. Diced ham and asparagus sauted in a honey and stone ground mustard sauce all wrapped in a crepe.
11. Heck yes

12. Lamb burger with lemon pepper, mint and grilled peppers on Ciabatta roll. No words were spoken.

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63 kristin August 3, 2007 at 9:42 pm

1. extra spicy papaya salad leftover’s from last night’s thai food
2. black
3. twizzlers
4. shik do rak, hands down
5. you’re driving
6. 17-20%
7. several times a week if not every night
8. saint agur cheese, san pellegrino and yogurt
9. i’m keeping it simple because i’m lazy: homemade gazpacho, fettucine with vegetables (zucchini, asparagus, mushrooms, grape tomatoes, onions) with olive oil, homemade frozen yogurt courtesy of david lebovitz’s recipe. you bring the wine and surprise me!
10. a mix of both, perhaps fried chicken and waffles. mmmmm
11. yes, sometimes. no wait, most of the time
12. the kimchi ramen from santa ramen in san mateo, ca brings tears to my eyes because i can die a happy girl afterwards. it is my FAVORITE. and my friend’s homemade tzatziki sauce. it was garlic heaven.

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64 Blair August 3, 2007 at 11:59 pm

1) A chicken and brocolli scramble
2) Black
3) Either, prefer black to red
4) anywhere new
5) either of us will drive
6) 15 – 30 % depending on service
7) As often as possible
8) Eggs, chicken, and go-gurts
9) Thai chicken pizza, poor man capresse, and banana bread pudding
10) baked french toast with banana stuffing or bircher meusli
11) yes, but I rarely have cereal
12) empanadas de morocho at the main bullring in Ecuador and empanadas de queso near the small town of checa in ecuador – these were so darn good! Oh, and my husbands potato salad and my father in laws schnitzel and squash soup!

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65 Big Momma August 4, 2007 at 7:47 pm

1. What was the last thing you ate?
A tomato from my local farmers market, lightly sprinkled with salt.
2. Licorice…black or red? Red

3. Red…Twizzlers or Red Vines? Twizzlers

4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is:
Dinner with my husband at Spain.

5. You picked the perfect dinner. Now how are we getting there?
You’re driving

6. How much do you tip?
20% – Standard.

7. How often are we eating out?
I eat out lunch, 3 times a week. Dinner maybe once or twice.

8. List three things in your refrigerator right now.
Leftover Thai takeout, sweet corn and a 12 pack of Diet Pepsi.

9. What are you cooking for dinner?
I’m going to take the leftover flat iron steak that I grilled last night, cut it up and serve it over lettuce w/ homemade dressing. I’ll add whatever is left over from last week’s farmers market: cukes, peppers, onions.

10. Breakfast…savory or sweet, Hands down, sweet. I am known to get my chocolate fix in the morning, to get it out of the way. My fav choice? Reese is making these chocolate covered peanut butter cookies. The protein in the peanut butter is what makes this an ok breakfast, at least by my standards!

11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl?
Absolutely not.

12. What food has made you cry? Unfortunatley my memory goes to dishes that I have spent hours preparing, only to find out that they taste like ass.

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66 Buda Baby August 5, 2007 at 7:46 pm

Cool, I’d love to play!

1. Insalta mista and spaghetti pomodoro

2. Red

3. Red Vines

4. This is a tough one! Valentino’s is among my favorite restaurants on the planet, but I really miss my favorite sushi place, Zushi Puzzle in San Franciso, which quite possibly has the world’s best sashimi.

5. Taxi or walking. Otherwise how else will we take advantage of Valentino’s wine list or Roger’s generous hand with sake?

6. 20%, more if comped anything

7. Every night, unless I’m cooking something Delicious at home

8. Coffee, grappa, capers

9. See answer to #1 above

10. Savory, otherwise I feel I have no energy. Eggs Benedict if it’s a lazy weekend day. Otherwise, good bread with different kinds of cheeses, maybe a couple of olives, a bit of fruit and/or yogurt, and a double espresso.

11. No and no and no and no!

12. My last meal at Bistro Aix in San Francisco, before moving to Budapest. I have a strong emotional attachment to that place. I used to go at least once a week for years, sometimes three times! I’ve celebrated there, and have drowned my sorrows there too. It’s the perfect neighborhood place. Last meal was beet salad and roasted chicken with haricot verts and baby potatoes – simple, delicious, and one of the most satisfying meals you will ever have.

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67 Cath August 6, 2007 at 7:39 am

1. Lunch. Home made lamb, barley & vegetable soup; 2 very small apples from a local grower; a Haig’s chocolate frog.

2. Black.

3. I don’t understand the question.

4. I’ll take the candlelit dinner for two, at Tetsuya’s. Unless you’re offering to fly me over the Pacific.

5. Taxi, thanks. Unless it’s walking distance from the hotel.

6. 0-10%, because I’m Australian and we expect waiters to be paid properly and not depend on tips. If I’m overseas, I follow local custom. I see it’s gone up to 20% since I was last in the States.

7. Once a week. Every day is excessive. I wouldn’t have a chance to cook.

8. Sharp cheddar, rockmelon, chilli jam.

9. Leftover roast chicken, with the very lemony pan juices, steamed brussels sprouts & new potatoes. It’s Monday, and I’m on my own, so nothing fancy.

10. Either, depends on mood. Today i had toasted crumpets with golden syrup and cottage cheese, a wedge of melon & some strawberries. My local cafe does fantastic scrambled free range eggs with chilli & feta.

11. Never, I only have my cereal with yoghurt.

12. Tuna sashimi with too much wasabi.

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68 Anonymous August 6, 2007 at 3:31 pm

1. Fresh figs, halved and peeled, with plain yogurt, two slices of triple cream camembert.

2.black. black licorice tastes like memory, red tastes like sugary ashes.

3.twizzlers. taste is as firmly lodged in memory as it is in the tongue.

4.other: dinner at March in NYC, where excellent food is paired with decent wines, and everything is sprinkled with snide comments about the people around you and how tasteless their fashion is compared to yours.

5. other: walking. Nothing better than a nice walk through the city at the thinnest slice of evening. unless it is raining.

6. 20%. my father made me promise that when I became successful, I would remember what it was like to have to struggle. 20% or better, frankly.

7. once a week. A man should cook, after all.

8. Grohlsteiner water. foie gras purchased from a seedy french importer, who is ignoring the ban(rather pointedly). A pot of my mother’s handmade kimchee, using my grandmother’s peppers from her garden. It is dynamite.

9. Other. Probably(if time allows) a bit of pasta with white truffle oil, a few pieces of lamb on the grill, and a white bean salad. Add a brandy snifter’s worth of 18 year jameson’s and I am good to go.

10. Breakfast should be savory – it is a reminder that there is blood in all of us, and that it moves quickly when we wake. I prefer a very light crepe with minced linguica, potato, and a bit of fennel for taste. Add a small amount of demi-glace into the pan, pour over the crepe as a tingling sauce, and throw down a cup of milk – calcium is good for you.

11. That is the best part of the cereal – it has absorbed the souls of all the other cereals that were poured into the bowl. To not drink it is to insult the cereal gods, those crunchy, saccharine gods.

12. My mother’s homemade jigae, after having lived in NYC for two years as an acohol and cocaine fueled stock trading robot. It reminded me that humanity cannot be purchased, and prompted me to quit the business for good. That and the first time I ate a reuben sandwich that I had made myself – jewish marble rye, sauerkraut, russian sauce, lightly grilled corned beef, and melted swiss cheese. I grilled each piece of bread in the leftover juice from the corned beef, added a pat of european milled butter, and put it all together with the slice down the diagonal. It was mankind’s finest moment since the invention of the cigarette.

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69 Anonymous August 6, 2007 at 3:31 pm

1. Fresh figs, halved and peeled, with plain yogurt, two slices of triple cream camembert.

2.black. black licorice tastes like memory, red tastes like sugary ashes.

3.twizzlers. taste is as firmly lodged in memory as it is in the tongue.

4.other: dinner at March in NYC, where excellent food is paired with decent wines, and everything is sprinkled with snide comments about the people around you and how tasteless their fashion is compared to yours.

5. other: walking. Nothing better than a nice walk through the city at the thinnest slice of evening. unless it is raining.

6. 20%. my father made me promise that when I became successful, I would remember what it was like to have to struggle. 20% or better, frankly.

7. once a week. A man should cook, after all.

8. Grohlsteiner water. foie gras purchased from a seedy french importer, who is ignoring the ban(rather pointedly). A pot of my mother’s handmade kimchee, using my grandmother’s peppers from her garden. It is dynamite.

9. Other. Probably(if time allows) a bit of pasta with white truffle oil, a few pieces of lamb on the grill, and a white bean salad. Add a brandy snifter’s worth of 18 year jameson’s and I am good to go.

10. Breakfast should be savory – it is a reminder that there is blood in all of us, and that it moves quickly when we wake. I prefer a very light crepe with minced linguica, potato, and a bit of fennel for taste. Add a small amount of demi-glace into the pan, pour over the crepe as a tingling sauce, and throw down a cup of milk – calcium is good for you.

11. That is the best part of the cereal – it has absorbed the souls of all the other cereals that were poured into the bowl. To not drink it is to insult the cereal gods, those crunchy, saccharine gods.

12. My mother’s homemade jigae, after having lived in NYC for two years as an acohol and cocaine fueled stock trading robot. It reminded me that humanity cannot be purchased, and prompted me to quit the business for good. That and the first time I ate a reuben sandwich that I had made myself – jewish marble rye, sauerkraut, russian sauce, lightly grilled corned beef, and melted swiss cheese. I grilled each piece of bread in the leftover juice from the corned beef, added a pat of european milled butter, and put it all together with the slice down the diagonal. It was mankind’s finest moment since the invention of the cigarette.

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70 Anonymous August 6, 2007 at 10:10 pm

1. Tonkatsu from Izayoi in Little Tokyo
2. Red
3. Red Vines
4. Either bone-in ribe eye steak at Delmonico’s in Vegas or Omakase sushi at Kiriko. Kiriko is your fave place if I’d have to guess based on your reviews.
5. Definitely taxi or car service.
6. At least 15%, up from there depending on how good the service was.
7. At least 3 to 4 times a week. Gotta work on those cooking skills at least a few times a week.
8. Canned foie gras from Fauchon, Big Bob Gibson’s Barbecue Sauce, soy sauce.
9. I’m cooking. Negi toro donburi with sesame soy sauce, wasabi and nori.
10. Savory definitely. 3 slices of Niman Ranch Applewood Smoked Bacon cooked until crisp, but not hard; 2 eggs over easy; brown, crispy home fries, skin on (just potatoes only) cooked in butter and big cup of Kona coffee with a dash of real half and half.
11. Absolutely.
12. Cauliflower Panna Cotta with Sevruga caviar at the French Laundry. Terrine of foie gras and a 2002 Dirler “Kessler” Gewurztraminer at Bouchon in Yountville.

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71 Maggie August 6, 2007 at 10:22 pm

I may be a little late in the game, but I’ll play anyway :)

1. What was the last thing you ate? frosted flakes for lunch…deadlines = no going out for lunch, unfortunately

2. Licorice…black or red? neither, thank you!

3. Red…Twizzlers or Red Vines? if I had to choose, Red Vines, but see #2

4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is:
sushi…at Katsuya Brentwood!

5. You picked the perfect dinner. Now how are we getting there?
Town car?!

6. How much do you tip?
18% standard…more if the service was impeccable

7. How often are we eating out?
Somewhere between once a week and every night…I AM a pretty good cook, if I do say so myself!

8. List three things in your refrigerator right now.
Pesto, fresh Mozzarella, wine

9. What are you cooking for dinner?
cornish game hens with sage butter and a nice pumpkin risotto. White chocolate creme brulee for dessert…

10. Breakfast…savory or sweet, and give an example, in graphic detail, because I’m hungry.
At a greasy spoon diner, I love a MESS for breakfast…french toast, eggs over easy, bacon, hash browns, the works. BUT, at 26 beach cafe in Marina del Rey, I like to split the following with my boyfriend: the ingenious breakfast sandwich on challah bread, and the delectable reeses stuffed french toast. It’s so wrong, but SO right!

11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl?
If I’m thirsty…but usually I just pour in a little more cereal until all the milk is gone that way!

12. What food has made you cry? I’ve never cried over food, but if I were to do so, here are some examples that would probably do the trick… bread pudding at Cafe Pierre in MB, pulled pork sandwich & french onion soup at Doughboys, scones with high tea at Harrods in London, and/or a pork dish with onion soubise at Avenue in MB–but the menu changes monthly, unfortunately…

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72 Maggie August 6, 2007 at 10:22 pm

I may be a little late in the game, but I’ll play anyway :)

1. What was the last thing you ate? frosted flakes for lunch…deadlines = no going out for lunch, unfortunately

2. Licorice…black or red? neither, thank you!

3. Red…Twizzlers or Red Vines? if I had to choose, Red Vines, but see #2

4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is:
sushi…at Katsuya Brentwood!

5. You picked the perfect dinner. Now how are we getting there?
Town car?!

6. How much do you tip?
18% standard…more if the service was impeccable

7. How often are we eating out?
Somewhere between once a week and every night…I AM a pretty good cook, if I do say so myself!

8. List three things in your refrigerator right now.
Pesto, fresh Mozzarella, wine

9. What are you cooking for dinner?
cornish game hens with sage butter and a nice pumpkin risotto. White chocolate creme brulee for dessert…

10. Breakfast…savory or sweet, and give an example, in graphic detail, because I’m hungry.
At a greasy spoon diner, I love a MESS for breakfast…french toast, eggs over easy, bacon, hash browns, the works. BUT, at 26 beach cafe in Marina del Rey, I like to split the following with my boyfriend: the ingenious breakfast sandwich on challah bread, and the delectable reeses stuffed french toast. It’s so wrong, but SO right!

11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl?
If I’m thirsty…but usually I just pour in a little more cereal until all the milk is gone that way!

12. What food has made you cry? I’ve never cried over food, but if I were to do so, here are some examples that would probably do the trick… bread pudding at Cafe Pierre in MB, pulled pork sandwich & french onion soup at Doughboys, scones with high tea at Harrods in London, and/or a pork dish with onion soubise at Avenue in MB–but the menu changes monthly, unfortunately…

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73 Nicole from: For the Love of Food August 11, 2007 at 3:44 pm

1. Fresh Blueberries

2. Red

3. Twizzlers

4. Dinner at Prison St. Michel in Nürnberg (don’t forget the reservation!). A nice bottle of rosé from La Course accompanied by the perfectly prepared medium steak, a creamy baked potato garnished with French butter, and a side of mâche drizzled with a house balsamic vinaigrette. After this, you won’t even want dessert…

5. I’m taking the subway and then walking – I don’t want to skip out on the wine!

6. In Europe waiters/waitresses are paid living wages, so adding a Euro or 2 to the bill is normal.

7. Once a month – I really love to cook for myself.

8. Mascarpone, fresh coconut curls, and platanos

9. Tandoori Chicken with Jasmin Rice and a salad made of vegetables from my community garden plot.

10. Savory: Salad. It’s never ever too early to have a delicious salad comprised of mâche, tomatoes, olives, alfalfa sprouts, marinated artichoke hearts, red bell pepper, red onion, and a homemade dressing of fresh thyme, balsamic vinegar, Parmesan, mustard, and olive oil.

11. No. I always put enough oatmeal or cereal in that I never have any milk left at the bottom of the bowl – ever.

12. A croissant at 8am in Lyon. Warm, buttery, flaky…don’t let any of the crumbs fall!

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74 SteamyKitchen August 27, 2007 at 6:33 am

1. potato chips

2. Black

3. Twizzlers

4. sushi

5. You’re driving

6. 20%

7. once a week

8. kimchi, half-eaten chocolate bar that I’m hiding from my husband & kids so I stuck it under the spinach, Reddi whip canned whipped cream

9. your bulgogi burgers w/kimchi

10. don’t eat bfast

11. don’t eat cereal…b.c i don’t eat breakfast. but i guess i could eat cereal for dinner but i don’t because i’d rather have something dinnery than breakfasty.

12. Garlic Truffle French Fries.

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75 Philippe September 13, 2007 at 10:53 pm

1. Thai beef salad
2. Black, of course
3. Neither as that taste too chemical
4. Omakase
5. Taxi! So we both can drink.
6. Depends on the service… 15-20% usually
7. Every night (nearly)
8. Water, chablis and cote de provence because it’s summer. No food as it has to be fresh.
9. Spagetti with homemade almond pesto
10. Cafe au lait with homemade gingerbread (soft cake like style, crackling outside and soft inside)
11. I don’t do cereals with milk
12. literally: spicy honey rabbit.
metaphoricaly: paul bocuse herb stuffed sea bass cooked in a crust

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76 Philippe September 13, 2007 at 10:53 pm

1. Thai beef salad
2. Black, of course
3. Neither as that taste too chemical
4. Omakase
5. Taxi! So we both can drink.
6. Depends on the service… 15-20% usually
7. Every night (nearly)
8. Water, chablis and cote de provence because it’s summer. No food as it has to be fresh.
9. Spagetti with homemade almond pesto
10. Cafe au lait with homemade gingerbread (soft cake like style, crackling outside and soft inside)
11. I don’t do cereals with milk
12. literally: spicy honey rabbit.
metaphoricaly: paul bocuse herb stuffed sea bass cooked in a crust

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77 H. C. September 21, 2007 at 12:45 am

1. What was the last thing you ate?
Chocolate Ganache Cake, ok – lemon breath mints

2. Licorice…black or red?
Red

3. Red…Twizzlers or Red Vines?
Vines

4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is:
Omakase – Azami’s my current fave

5. You picked the perfect dinner. Now how are we getting there?
I’d offer to drive, but leave it up to the dining companion

6. How much do you tip?
15-20%, and I’m an ex-server.

7. How often are we eating out?
Once a week. Like maybe Friday. Or Saturday. Whichever day you don’t already have a date.

8. List three things in your refrigerator right now.
Babybel Cheese, Vanilla Soy Milk, Half a Bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon — to be used for cooking

9. What are you cooking for dinner?
Most likely duckmeat ravioli (no, not homemade) with browned butter sauce

10. Breakfast…savory or sweet, and give an example, in graphic detail, because I’m hungry.
Usually I crave both, which is why I like to do breakfast with at least one friend–usually some sort of gooey french toast (or berry pancakes) + chicken-sausage-cheddar-avocado omelet.

11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl?
Yes

12. What food has made you cry? Take me to Table 8! ;) ~ I think the closest I ever got is seared foie gras with sweet garlic confit, served with brioche toast

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78 Anonymous October 4, 2007 at 8:55 pm

Firstly, you blog is hilarious. ha ha. Althught you got a lot of responses, thought I might play.

1. Nothing, no time in the morning for breakfast, some people work for a living. ha ha. Just drinking some herba mate to keep me going.

2. Red.

3. Redvines. Twizzlers taste like plastic to me. Nothing worse than a stomach full of plastic.

4. Perfect dinner out? Hmm… Around the neighborhood would start with sunset and coctails at the pool bar and then stroll down to Lei Lei’s form some Pacific Rim Cuisine. Town, could be Aaron’s atop Ala Moana, Yanagi Sushi, Diamond Head grill at the W, depending on the mood. So many choices in town.

5. I’ll be driving.

6. Somewhere between 20 – 80%. Does that count? It isn’t one of the choices. Guess I am special and made my own, not special that I ride the little bus.

7. At least once a week, not that I can’t cook, but it’s nice to go out and dress somewhat nice.

8. Go-Chu-Jang, Beer and Champagne. Just back from a trip, sorry no leftovers.

9. Me cook? I’m the man. ha ha. Just kidding. Maybe some Braised venison in caper, shallot, and wine reduction. Ja Jang Mein, or maybe some home made spagetti.

10. A big fan of eggs benedict, but going to have to go out for that one.

11. Love the milk at the bottom of the bowl. Especially from Coco Krispies. I guess I am still a kid at heart.

12. Dok Buk Gi that my uncle made. So hot that me and my cousin couldn’t eat it. I ate it as not to offend my uncle, must have been comical for my cousin to watch as sweat and tears rolled down my face.

That was fun. Thanks.

Aloha,
Rich

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79 Anonymous October 4, 2007 at 8:55 pm

Firstly, you blog is hilarious. ha ha. Althught you got a lot of responses, thought I might play.

1. Nothing, no time in the morning for breakfast, some people work for a living. ha ha. Just drinking some herba mate to keep me going.

2. Red.

3. Redvines. Twizzlers taste like plastic to me. Nothing worse than a stomach full of plastic.

4. Perfect dinner out? Hmm… Around the neighborhood would start with sunset and coctails at the pool bar and then stroll down to Lei Lei’s form some Pacific Rim Cuisine. Town, could be Aaron’s atop Ala Moana, Yanagi Sushi, Diamond Head grill at the W, depending on the mood. So many choices in town.

5. I’ll be driving.

6. Somewhere between 20 – 80%. Does that count? It isn’t one of the choices. Guess I am special and made my own, not special that I ride the little bus.

7. At least once a week, not that I can’t cook, but it’s nice to go out and dress somewhat nice.

8. Go-Chu-Jang, Beer and Champagne. Just back from a trip, sorry no leftovers.

9. Me cook? I’m the man. ha ha. Just kidding. Maybe some Braised venison in caper, shallot, and wine reduction. Ja Jang Mein, or maybe some home made spagetti.

10. A big fan of eggs benedict, but going to have to go out for that one.

11. Love the milk at the bottom of the bowl. Especially from Coco Krispies. I guess I am still a kid at heart.

12. Dok Buk Gi that my uncle made. So hot that me and my cousin couldn’t eat it. I ate it as not to offend my uncle, must have been comical for my cousin to watch as sweat and tears rolled down my face.

That was fun. Thanks.

Aloha,
Rich

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80 Sarah J. Gim May 11, 2009 at 1:52 am

wow. i suppose i should check these answers now.

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81 Holly May 20, 2009 at 9:52 am

1.What was the last thing you ate?
It’s early so I had some egg salad…wassabi egg salad. Sounds strange but it’s tasty.

2. Licorice…black or red?
Red

3. Red…Twizzlers or Red Vines?
Red Vines

4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is:
Drinks and dinner at Salt…an amazing local place.

5. You picked the perfect dinner. Now how are we getting there?
I’ll drive (I don’t drink much)

6. How much do you tip?
20% rounded up- Standard

7. How often are we eating out?
Hmmm…about once a month with the girls where we go all out but I average once a week.

8. List three things in your refrigerator right now.
Strawberries, Havarti Cheese & Pom/Blueberry Juice

9. What are you cooking for dinner?
Tonight…Pork on the grill with pineapple salsa…I have been craving it since the sun came out.

10. Breakfast…savory or sweet, and give an example, in graphic detail, because I’m hungry.
Savory…I love spicy breakfast burritos. Scrambled eggs with bacon and spicy sausage…sauteed tomatoes, onions and peppers and lots of gooey cheese all wrapped up in a flour tortilla. Salsa on the side for dipping.

11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl?
I don’t usually eat cereal anymore…but I used to drink the milk.

12. What food has made you cry?
Food does not make me weepy…but I do moan alot when it’s really good.

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82 Seefoxrun May 22, 2009 at 4:46 pm

1. Chicken Burrito and corn on the cob

2. Red!

3. Twizzlers.

4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is:

We pick up gyros at Holy Land, have a picnic, and watch the sun go down over lake calhoun.

5. I’m driving

6. 20%. But it gets bumped up to 30% if you’re looking.

7. As often as you like, delicious. ;^)

8. Peapods, Black beans and rice, Newman’s Own salsa

9. I’m cooking Roasted Asparagus, Real baked potatoes, and pork chops. Dessert = spumoni.

10. Sweet breakfast is better. Paper thin crepes, topped with bananas, walnuts, and a rum/butter sauce and a tiny dollop of whipped cream. Breakfast would be accompanied by fresh guava juice.

11. Do I drink the milk on the bottom of the bowl? Of course I do!

12. I ate a dessert of chocolate covered fried bananas with vanilla ice cream that made me tingle.

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83 Smitty May 28, 2009 at 11:43 am

1. French Toast at a work pot luck just now. Like 2 min ago.

2. Red

3. Red Vines all the way

4. Soju-fueled fun and kBBQ at Shik Do Rak

5. Pregnancy makes me the automatic DD

6. 20% – Standard.

7. Eating out about 3-4 meals a week with incredible home cooked goodness in between.

8. Homemade Preserved Lemons, Gruyere, shrimp tails with which I’ll make stock.

9. Magiritsa. Yum! You have to be a Greek fan at my house.

10. Breakfast is my very favorite meal which I can eat at ANY time. My favorite everyday breakfast is grainy toast with mashed avocado seasoned with s&p only topped with a perfect over-medium egg so that the yolk is golden and slightly runny but with some substance and body. The fantasy breakfast is a holdover from a childhood sweet tooth but nothing derails my resolve to cut calories like Brioche with Cream Cheese and Berries. If that’s on the menu, I’m done.

11. Always.

12. A group of friends and I have a formal supper club, and at the inaugural dinner my husband made the most heavenly twice baked potatoes with sour cream, butter, green onions, diced mushroom, truffle oil, cracked pepper, salt, small amount of feta, cream. I teared up at the aroma alone.

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84 degan August 13, 2009 at 2:44 pm

1. What was the last thing you ate? goat cheese with fig compote on crips

2. Licorice…black or red? red

3. Red…Twizzlers or Red Vines? twizzlers

4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is:

*Soju-fueled fun and kBBQ at Shik Do Rak

5. You picked the perfect dinner. Now how are we getting there?

* Drive? Are you crazy? Taxi!

6. How much do you tip?

* 20% – Standard.

7. How often are we eating out?

*Once a week. Like maybe Friday. Or Saturday. Whichever day you don’t already have a date.

8. List three things in your refrigerator right now.

blackberry pie, fig-infused rum, pickled asparagus.

9. What are you cooking for dinner?

*Top sirloin medium-rare on the grill on the patio. No sauce.

10. Breakfast…savory or sweet, and give an example, in graphic detail, because I’m hungry.

raisin bread french toast with creme fraiche, bourbon maple syrup and raspberries.

11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl? No way. Ew.

12. What food has made you cry? And if food has never made you cry, let me take you to Table8 for a grilled cheese sandwich and some deep-fried chorizo-stuffed olives.

Blackberry manchego cheesecake at Tailor.

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85 Jeremy August 30, 2009 at 1:35 pm

1. What was the last thing you ate? Pizza Bombas

2. Licorice…black or red? Black

3. Red…Twizzlers or Red Vines? Twizzlers

4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is:

* Candlelit dinner for two at Valentino

5. You picked the perfect dinner. Now how are we getting there?
I am driving.

6. How much do you tip?
20% and up

7. How often are we eating out?

* Once a week. Like maybe Friday. Or Saturday. Whichever day you don’t already have a date.

8. List three things in your refrigerator right now. Prosciutto di parma, Mozzarella Di Bufala, San Pellegrino

9. What are you cooking for dinner?
1st course: Tomato Consume, 2d course: goat cheese truffles, three ways, w/blanched arugula. 3d course: Salmon poached in white wine. 4th course: Lemon Semifreddo
10. Breakfast…savory or sweet, and give an example, in graphic detail, because I’m hungry.
Savory and sweet: Omelet, potato pancakes, strawberries and cream.

11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl?
Yes: don’t waste those vitamins.

12. What food has made you cry? And if food has never made you cry, let me take you to Table8 for a grilled cheese sandwich and some deep-fried chorizo-stuffed olives.
None! Are you serious?

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86 Jenna September 1, 2009 at 6:58 pm

1. What was the last thing you ate? Piece of prosciutto being cooked for dinner

2. Licorice…black or red? red only

3. Red…Twizzlers or Red Vines? Twizzlers

4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is:

Candlelit dinner for two at Valentino
I’m not from LA, so this is close…
Soju-fueled fun and kBBQ at Shik Do Rak

5. You picked the perfect dinner. Now how are we getting there?

I’m driving

6. How much do you tip?
20% – Standard.

7. How often are we eating out?
Once a week. Like maybe Friday. Or Saturday. Whichever day you don’t already have a date.

8. List three things in your refrigerator right now.
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Fruit Punch
Dumpling Skins

9. What are you cooking for dinner?

“What are you cooking?”
grilled skirt steak with chimmichuri, lemon potatoes and sauteed swiss chard – one of my favorite meals i make

10. Breakfast…savory or sweet, and give an example, in graphic detail, because Savory – Brooklyn’s Buttermilk Channel’s “Eggs Huntington:” poached egg with canadian bacon, on a biscuit covered with hollandaise and scallions, served with lightly dressed greens

11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl?
Only if it’s Lucky Charms

12. What food has made you cry?
Food has not made me cry yet, but I’m hoping it will one day

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87 The Wandering Foodie October 18, 2009 at 5:07 am

1. Cinnamon Graham Goldfish, they’re new 2. Red 3. Come on. Red vines? You watched Narnia one too many times. 4. Omakase @ O Ya Boston, NYT Best New Restaurant 2008 5. Drive? Are you crazy? Taxi! 6. 20%+round up to the next dollar. Always at least $1 for a drink (I live in a place where it doesn’t cost $13.50 a cocktail) and always at least $4 7.Minimum once a week. Probably twice. 8. Milk, eggs, venison. 9. Chicken Parm, We’re staying in, right?
10. Savory. Had a strata with kale, turnips, and feta recently. Damn. 11. Obv. 12. I’m a man, I don’t cry. Not even for your grilled cheese. I might laugh an uncomfortable laugh and purse my lips, but no crying.

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88 SallyBR November 11, 2009 at 10:34 am

1. What was the last thing you ate?
hard boiled egg / avocado / slice of Vermont cheddar cheese (light lunch at my desk)

2. Licorice…black or red?
hate the stuff, no matter the color, sorry

3. Red…Twizzlers or Red Vines?
red wine

4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is:
a very nice, elegant meal, cooked at home, just the two of us. Yes, candlelit.

5. You picked the perfect dinner. Now how are we getting there?
no one drives…. :-)

6. How much do you tip?
20%

7. How often are we eating out?
once / week

8. List three things in your refrigerator right now.
boneless chicken breasts
dark miso
head of cauliflower

9. What are you cooking for dinner?
above mentioned chicken breasts, possibly grilled, not sure yet. Maybe a cauliflower puree

10. Breakfast…savory or sweet, and give an example, in graphic detail, because I’m hungry.
I don’t eat much in the morning. Sorry. A cereal bar, or a drinkable yogurt, small.

11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl?
No. I like my cereal with yogurt

12. What food has made you cry? And if food has never made you cry, let me take you to Table8 for a grilled cheese sandwich and some deep-fried chorizo-stuffed olives.
not sure if you mean good tears or painful tears. Painful tears (that I had to hide in the name of politeness) – a Beef Wellington that exposed very over=cooked meat inside. It was painful

good tears – a foie gras with vanilla sauce enjoyed in Paris, when this kind of combo was not that common (this was many years ago). I still remember, with a few tears forming on my eyes… :-)

Nice game…. Enjoyed playing it…. THANKS!

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89 Eva Thomas July 21, 2014 at 12:10 pm

1. What was the last thing you ate? Roast tender pork barratte (yesterday evening)

2. Licorice…black or red? Black

3. Red…Twizzlers or Red Vines? Beer!

4. Your idea of the perfect dinner out is:

Chinese Buffet at a restaurant in the town we used to live in

5. You picked the perfect dinner. Now how are we getting there?

We used to walk or take a bus.

6. How much do you tip?

20% – Standard.

7. How often are we eating out?

Hardly at all. We order food in more often than we go out, and we only order grub in occasionally.

8. List three things in your refrigerator right now. Medium hamburger. Coffee cream. Baby carrots.

9. What are you cooking for dinner?

Homemade hamburgers with Montreal Steak seasoning added to them along with Worcestershire sauce. Mmmm!

10. Breakfast…savory or sweet. Sweetened coffee, followed by tea with milk.

11. Do you drink the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl? I did when I used to eat cereal.

12. What food has made you cry? I don’t cry over food. I imagine I’d want to cry if I had to choke down a slab of liver again, though, or any organ meat. Blech!

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