Instead, here's a little clip of one of my earliest stand up performances:
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|Tomato salad with crickets - It was a delicious salad, but honestly, the bites without crickets were better. My brain isn't terribly afraid of the bug thing, but it does tense up ever so slightly. Also, their texture is just the tiniest bit chewy. Super good for you though. The wave of the future, perhaps.|
|Pretzel Stout Beer!|
|There's free yoga at 8am every morning, as well as stuff like this advertised on the bulletin.|
|Banh Mi: Yes! The flavors! The French baguette for it was actually done well! How is it that this coffee shop with free yoga and a comedy open mic and tons of outdoor live music has, among lots of other things, an excellent version of a banh mi!? I couldn't have come back to Texas quickly enough!Chips and salsa: The salsa at this mother effing coffee shop is better than almost all the Mexican restaurants in Boston.|
|Try the peanut butter cup for dessert. It's actually vegan, supposedly. It's so good I think they're lying about that.|
|Enjoy some espresso ($2.25) on the patio outside, though actually it was a little bitter.|
|Yoga, Coffee, Food, (Restroom,) Beer, Peanut Butter Cup, Repeat!|
Stroganoff Burger ($8.50) with mushroom stroganoff bechamel, sour cream, caramelized onion, swiss cheese: Sooooo good. All the creamy wonder and meat on a soft, pillowy bun. Those buns. Oh my.
Cold pasta salad: Great
The Pharmacy burger less the mustard plus mayo: Yum! Those buns, so soft... Oh my.
Tater tots: Good stuff
Side of garden aioli: Basil aioli, yum!
|Nutella Grilled Cheese with today's Jam, Havarti and Ohio Cheddar ($4! Now that's a reasonable price!): The cheese was a bit overwhelmed. It's a fun sandwich, though you could make it at home and maybe make it better. Plus, then you could so be high while eating it.|
|The Breakfast Biscuit, with a chorizo patty, chevre, shallot preserves and a fried egg ($6): This was one of those dishes that made me wish I had ordered what my date ordered. I want to go back to Columbus just to ear several more of these. Every element of it was excellent. Making ground chorizo into a patty was genius. The chevre melts into a sort of cream sauce. The biscuit was wonderful. The egg fried perfectly. Damn.|
|The Johnnycake Sliders with Blackstrap Pulled Pork and smoky Napa slaw ($9): These were good, but they were a little dry and needed a little salt, pepper and Sriracha. I was jealous, as I said, of the Breakfast Biscuit.|
|Look at all these cute local beers!|
|Side note: At a gas station nearby, I saw these! If they hadn't all been expired, I definitely would've been excited to try at least the Biscuits and Gravy. Tater Salad potato chips... it's genius, really. If Larry the Cable Guy gets to have a line of potato chips, I'm definitely going to be a comedian with a line of something. Maybe some kind of fat kid ice cream line.|
|Searching for a good biscuit in New England is a sport for masochists and thus, a pastime of mine. Sweet Cheeks had put me out of my misery on this front.|
These biscuits ($10 for 4) were so moist and addictive and perfect with the soft honey butter (spread it on, watch it melt, then bask in the heavenliness)... the first time I had them. I would've come just for these, the rest of the food being pretty iffy.
|And I did come back for them, but they got bigger and less impressive. They're no longer perfectly moist but a little too fluffed out, overworked. Damnit. The honey butter is still good.|
Left to right:
Sweet and sour: a bit too sour
Ginger jalapeño: good
|Fried Green Tomatoes ($7) - Fried Green Tomatoes: They come with a very dill-heavy jalapeno ranch that was pretty tasty, but the green tomatoes themselves were not ripe enough.|
Fried okra ($7): I do so appreciate the long pieces.
Jalapeño ranch: They actually charge you $1.50 for ranch. It's good, but that's a bit steep for a side of ranch.
|Heirloom Baked Beans: These are good, and they're well-stocked with meat.|
|My search for food fried chicken ($21) in New England continues. Skip it, it falls apart so that you can't get skin and meat in the same bite without a fork. I've had better from grocery stores.|
Farm Salad: Arugula, something fennel, candied walnuts, Brussels sprouts, grapes, Parmesan and probably more. A great side salad.
1 Texas-sized Wing: Two wings came, so apparently even the number "one" is bigger in Texas. Good smoke flavor, a little chewy, really large... hormones?
The brisket sandwich ($12) was nice and moist. Just add a little salt.
Ribs half rack ($18): Tons of meat, and the flavor's fine, but they're not at all that fall apart kinda thing I'm looking for. Anyway maybe it'd be better if they'd just serve you a half again this size for $10 or something, so not every option here leaves you paying $30 for any kind of meal.
|Octopus: Truly good. Like in Mexico City except the accompaniments weren't quite as good.|
|Burrata: great, not amazing|
|Gnocchi Bolognese: awesome|
|Steak: good, not amazing|