Monday, February 7, 2011

Day Six - 5 Foods

This is Day Six of our ten day bloggy challenge and it will be the easiest day of them all.  When I was growing up I was a rather picky eater.  A lot of things grossed me out.  I didn't eat cheeseburgers, onion rings, grilled chicken, Chinese food, anything mushy, or really anything at all.  Family members called me "Timbones" because I was around 140 pounds until I was 14.  Though I still can't eat some things (I'm lookin at you Bleu Cheese, salmon, and anything that smells like fish), I am making up for some serious lost time.  I eat everything in site now.  Well, let's get down to it.


1.   Blue Nine Burger.  Perhaps you follow me on twitter, perhaps you don't.  If you do, you probably have seen me tweet about the Blue Nine Burger.  It is my favorite burger in all the world.  I have eaten it with people who have had the famous In-N-Out burger and while nobody has said it's better, they have said it is the only thing in NYC that is comparable...which I'll take, having never been to the west coast.  I have it with onions and firecracker sauce and then I sleep.  It is amazing.  I wish I had one right now.  Actually I wish I had four right now.


2.  Breakfast Sandwich.  Oh breakfast sandwich, how I love you.  Nothing improves a walk-of-shame like stopping for a bacon-egg-n-cheese on a sesame bagel with salt-peppah-ketchup.  It is greasy, fatty, and the most perfect morning treat in all the world.

3.   Macaroni and Cheese.  Do I really have to explain this?  It's good.  Done.

4.   Steak.  I can't not put steak and keep my man card.  It just so happens that I love steak.  My favorite steak is Delmonico's Mignon (also one block from 10 Hanover Sq).  This also happens to be David Wright's (3rd basemen, NY Mets) favorite restaurant.  I used to go there once a year for restaurant week because well, that's the only time it's affordable, but haven't been there in a while.  Second on the list is the Cowboy Steak from Rare that I have once a year at my friend Secret Santa extravaganza.  They are perfectly lean and buttery.  You barely have to chew'em.

Delmonico's (the picture is worth clicking,
the detail is beautiful)
5.   Steamed Dumplings.  We never ate Chinese food growing up.  I never had any in college.  It wasn't until after college that I tried it and god did I love it.  I still have Chang's restaurant from Albany in my phone and will never delete it.  My favorite dish to order is steamed pork dumplings.  I simply love them.        

9 comments:

Pauline said...

I used to be such a picky eater, too--I once famously ("famously" in family lore, anyway) refused to eat food with bay leaves because it had "plants" in them. I'm much better now and am willing to try a lot, though I do hate blue cheese (but gorgonzola's okay).

Your mention of David Wright just reminds me of his Rick Moranis "Spaceballs" batting helmet. I can't help but think that some football players would benefit from those things, too.

JoshueTree said...

Yeah, I oncer got instantly ill as a seven yr old when my cousin told me what I had really just ate...it was blue cheese.

THE GAZOO HELMET!!!! He looked silly. And Actually, SuperBowl Champion Aaron Rodgers has been wearing the football version ever since he got this second concussion of the year this season. So GOOD THINKING!.

Fabulously Awkward said...

I'm seriously craving some red meat now. SERIOUSLY.

Amie said...

Oh how I love macaroni and cheese. I was also rather picky as a kid - no burgers, etc. I'm getting better, but still not a huge burger fan. So it goes.

law school ninja said...

That burger looks amazing. Also, there's a Delmonico in Vegas too, I think. Is it the same? Of course I haven't eaten at it, but I really really want to.

humarashid.com said...

EFF I SOMEHOW FORGOT TO PUT STEAK IN MINE. WHAT. IT IS ONLY THE BEST FOOD EVAR.

Also I made it to 'walk of shame' and then i lol'd. I imagined you doing the charlie brown/george michael sad walk while stuffing your face. Hahahahaha.

humarashid.com said...

EFF I SOMEHOW FORGOT TO PUT STEAK IN MINE. WHAT. IT IS ONLY THE BEST FOOD EVAR.

Also I made it to 'walk of shame' and then i lol'd. I imagined you doing the charlie brown/george michael sad walk while stuffing your face. Hahahahaha.

FN said...

I have never had one of those burgers, I will have to look into them.

Nevillem said...

The best burgers I've had have been in some hole-in-the-wall place in Austin. Can't remember the name. The reason I mention this is because they look EXACTLY like the one in the picture.

Also, I think the fact that steak did not make it into your top 3 means you need to turn in your MAN card. Sorry, but them's the rules.