I found some old stories from when I worked as a phone girl in a pizza place
-“Can you tell me what the soup of the day is?”
Cream of Portobello Mushroom.
“Ugh nooo it’s too creamy and so fattening. What are the specials?”
Goes through list of specials.
“Uhhh…I’ll have a shrimp cocktail, extra sauce.” (this was not a special)
-“Yeah, can I have a vegetarian pizza? Yeah, with bacon?”
-“I want a tossed salad. But with NO lettuce!”
-“YEAH I ORDERED SOMETHING FOUR HOURS AGO FOR DELIVERY AND I’M LOOKING AT THE RECEIPT. I ORDERED A CHICKEN PASTINA SOUP AND IT SAYS IT’S $3.99 FOR THE PINT BUT THE TOTAL WAS $6.94. DID YOU CHARGE ME TWICE?”
…no ma'am, that includes tax and the $1.50 delivery fee…
“I’M GOING TO BRING THE RECEIPT IN ANYWAY AND TALK TO THE MANAGER.”
The old underground plaza known as Datong Mill that was recently renovated is currently in full summer swing with most of the new restaurants, bars and clubs there now officially opened. Homeslice Pizza is serving authentic New York-style slices. Zapfler Brewpub is brewing up kegs of good German beer. And Hooked is now frying up some truly tasty British fish & chips! I went to check them out this past weekend after Beernanza and here’s a look!
The fried calamari starter was excellent, but comes with a chipotle crema dipping sauce, which was nice, but I would have preferred a spicy marinara…
Cocktail sauce with the plump shrimp in this bucket would have been nice as well…
Their lobster mac & cheese being served in the lobster’s split shell was a surprising touch…
And this dish was perfect as is, with big chunks of lobster being the star of the show…
As was their fish & chips!! We got the haddock and the fried fish was about as good as any I’d ever had in England, Ireland or anywhere else for that matter…
Not to mention their chunky chips were a revelation and the mushy peas were spot on!! Highly recommended.
Also, if you know the right people, or just ask nicely, you can order the tacos from El Santo next door, which is owned by the same restaurant group…
We got a round of their popular pork El Pastor tacos, which convinced me I have to come back here for a full Mexican meal on my next visit to Found 158…
With their full bar serving creative cocktails and open outdoor seating, I have a feeling you’ll be seeing a lot of me here during this coming summer in Shanghai!
59. Wasabi Peas: About ⅓ cup of these green treats.
60. Balsamic Veggies: 3 cups raw peppers (any color!) dipped in 2 tablespoons balsamic reduction.
61. Cheesy Roasted Asparagus: Four spears (spritzed with olive-oil spray) and topped with 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese, baked for 10 minutes at 400°.
62. Cucumber salad: One large cucumber (sliced) with 2 tablespoons chopped red onion and 2 tablespoons apple-cider vinegar.
63. Spinach and Feta Egg-White Scramble: Three egg whites scrambled and mixed with ½ cup raw spinach and 1 tbsp feta cheese. Cook in frying pan or zap in microwave until egg whites are no longer runny (about 1-2 minutes).
64. Crunchy Kale Salad: 1 cup kale leaves chopped with 1 teaspoon honey and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar.
65. Chick Pea Salad: ¼ chickpeas with 1 tablespoon sliced scallions, a squeeze of lemon juice, and ¼ cup diced tomatoes.
66. Grilled Garlic Corn on the Cob: One small-sized ear brushed with 1 teaspoon sautéed minced garlic and 1 teaspoon olive oil, grilled until tender.
67. Pretzels & Cream Cheese: 15 mini pretzel sticks with 2 tablespoons fat-free cream cheese.
68. Bacon Brussels Salad: Seven brussel spouts thinly sliced and mixed with one piece lean bacon, chopped.
69. Rosemary Potatoes: ⅓ cup thinly sliced potato tossed with 1 teaspoons olive oil and a teaspoon of chopped rosemary.
70. Spicy Black Beans: ¼ cup black beans with 1 tablespoon salsa and 1 tablespoon non-fat Greek yogurt.
71. Caprese Salad: 1 ounce (hockey puck sized) of fresh mozzarella with ½ cup cherry tomatoes and 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar.
72. Goldfish: About 40 fishies…try the cheddar kind!
73. Chips n’ Salsa: 10 baked tortilla chips with ¼ cup salsa.
74. Mini Ham Sandwich: Two slices honey-baked ham with 2 teaspoons honey mustard rolled in a lettuce leaf.
75. Lox Bagel: ½ whole-wheat mini bagel with two thin slices of lox.
SWEET N SALTY 76. Chocolate Trail Mix: Eight almonds, four chocolate chips, and 1 tablespoon raisins.
77. Apples and Cheese: 1 non-fat mozzarella cheese stick with half of a baseball-sized apple (any variety), sliced.
78. PB & Celery: 1 medium celery stalk with 1 tablespoon peanut butter.
79. Cottage Cheese Melon Boat: 1 cup melon balls with ½ cup non-fat cottage cheese.
80. Carrot and Raisin Salad: 1 cup shaved carrots with 2 tablespoons raisins and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar.
81. Tropical Cottage Cheese: ½ cup non-fat cottage cheese with ½ cup fresh mango and pineapple, chopped.
82. Blue-Cheese Stuffed Apricots: Three dried apricots with 1 tablespoon crumbled blue cheese.
83. Rice Cake and Almond Butter: One rice cake (try brown rice!) with 2 teaspoons almond butter.
84. Sweet n’ Spicy Pecans: Five pecans roasted with 2 teaspoons maple syrup and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
85. Apples n’ Peanut Butter: ½ an apple, sliced and dipped in 1 teaspoon natural peanut butter.
86. Chocolate Hazelnut Crackers: Four wheat thins dipped in 1 teaspoon Nutella (or other hazelnut spread).
87. Strawberry Salad: 1 cup raw spinach with ½ cup sliced strawberries and 1 tablespoon balsamic.
88. Cacao-Roasted Almonds: Pop in eight almonds like these!
TalesFromYourServer: I accidentally asked the kitchen to give me some cock
Okay so today I had a table who ordered catfish and asked me for cocktail sauce. No worries, so I head to the kitchen and just as I’m asking for cocktail sauce, my manager cuts me off. I straight up asked for some cock. And it was absolutely hilarious! Everyone in the kitchen was dying laughing.
Then to make matters worse, the ladies ask for more catfish cause our “catfish is delicious!” So I thank them and I respond, intending to say “we have really good catfish”. Instead, with the recent incident in the kitchen fresh on my mind, out comes “we have really good cock”. The ladies thankfully didn’t hear me but I went back to the kitchen and started dying laughing again.
Serving can be really hard but it can also be really fun and entertaining even if it’s unintentional. I hope you all have a great weekend!
These are foods I try to keep in my house, b/c they make low spoons cooking easier. These are basic ingredients that are easy to prepare or add to things I already have, or can add to leftovers.
Eggs: Breakfast for dinner is a fast and filling meal. You can microwave them and do lots of different things to 1-2 eggs to make a meal.
Prepared frozen burgers: These come in a stack and cook from frozen to complete in a frying pan in about 8 minutes if you keep turning them. Fast, filling protein.
Bags of frozen chicken breast: Similar to the burgers, but lean protein. You really should thaw them before cooking for the best flavor, but you can cook one in a frying pan covered for ~20 mins from frozen.
Crackers: Plain, like saltines, ritz, or club. You can make a meal with crackers and deli slices, or they’re good when you know you should eat but you have no appetite. Also good for night eating when you need food in your stomach but don’t want real food.
Chocolate: I keep cocoa and chocolate cookies to satisfy cravings.
Baked beans in a can: Baked beans are little protein + sugar bombs you can heat up quickly, can supplement a meal.
Frozen veggies: For those days when you need vitamins. Easy to cook in a mug with water for 2 mins. Easy to add to a recipe or throw in a pan.
Frozen pot pies and prepared salads: I only buy like 1-2 at a time, b/c they’re so fattening. If you’re on a budget, it’s worth it when you’re shopping to think “What will I do when I really can’t prepare any of this?” and buy something for emergencies rather than delivery.
Peanut butter and hummus: They bulk up a sandwich, can be eaten with crackers or veg.
Shrimp for shrimp cocktail: Not all the time, but a good treat. If it’s frozen, they thaw in 2 mins in cool water. They’re always tasty, always refreshing, and always healthy with lots of protein, and all you need is the shrimp, the cocktail sauce, and cute dishes.
Wide array of spices: Dont’ buy if you don’t know what to do with it, but buy as you learn. Chicken bullion is fantastic for adding flavor to anything. If you make simple food, boredom becomes a problem, so spices make a difference.
Fresh fruit and veg: Because 3pm hunger means a banana with peanut butter or nutella, because if I can only make a sammich for lunch then an apple fills out the meal, because avocados make everything better. Because I feel better when I eat things that have grown on a tree.
Things that aren’t worth it:
Canned soup: soup usually has HFCS and a lot of salt and chemicals. the HFCS gives me weird cravings later. Soup is ok once in a while, but it’s more expensive than it’s worth considering it takes a whole can to satisfy me.
Frozen meals: Sometimes I’ll buy a few of these, but it’s the same as the canned soup. There’s a lot of chemicals and unhealthy things, and it’s not a lot of food for the price.
Delivery: It’s never as good as I think it’s going to be. I get delivery a lot, but I really need to stop. It’s expensive, it’s not really that hard to make some egg and chips or something, and where I live, there’s only like 3 good restaurants and I get bored fast. Plus, I always think I’ll save the leftovers, but microwaved chinese or pizza is always bad.
the sci fi and fantasy society at my university has a very fun event every now and again called Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters after the drink of the same name from hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. (in the book the drink is described as similar to “having your brains smashed in by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick) the purpose of the event is to make a drink that is as close an aproximation to that description as possible with whatever everyone brings. and then everyone makes mixed drinks and hangs out around a bonfire at the beach.
pros: very fun
cons: people make some real gross drinks, and bring stuff that probably shouldnt go into a cocktail like tabasco sauce, and soy sauce.
On National Burger Day, Papa Hemingway’s Favorite Hamburger Recipe
“There is no reason why a fried hamburger has to turn out gray, greasy, paper-thin and tasteless. You can add all sorts of goodies and flavors to the ground beef - minced mushrooms, cocktail sauce, minced garlic and onion, chopped almonds, a big dollop of Piccalilli, or whatever your eye lights on. Papa prefers this combination.”
Bring on the Piccalilli.
-from the Ernest Hemingway Collection at the JFK Library
Like, I have cocktail sauce in my fridge from over a year ago because some stuff like that lasts almost forever. If I lost my job or was in some other financial crisis that started six months ago, would these people expect me to throw it away so I look more poor? Why are these people so judgmental? Are they mad you have an item meant to flavor food, and poor people aren't allowed to have flavor? What's the mentality here?
If you poor you eat plain rice and peanut butter on bread otherwise you not so poor
fucking poor people eating bagels dont they know that rich people food
fucking poor people dont you know sauces and spices are luxury for rich people