Instead, here's a little clip of one of my earliest stand up performances:
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|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|
|Butterfly Green Tea Ravioli (with lobster, shiitake filling and lobster bisque -$12): More like a mildly creamy tomato bisque with truffle oil than a lobster bisque but good stuff all around.|
|Natsumi Nigiri (with tuna, yellowtail, salmon, seared tuna, seared salmon, seared yellowtail and a crunchy spicy tuna roll - $22.85): all the nigiri was excellent, truly.The tuna roll was good.|
|The Spicy Blue Crab Roll (with avocado, asparagus, pepperoncini(!), yuzu tobiko, and green tea powder - $15) was one of the best rolls of sushi I've ever had.|
|Doppio Toro Roll (with salmon toro, yellowtail toro, avocado, asparagus, pesto, tempura flakes and spicy mayo - $18): Good but the least good of the sushi as the middle stuff was too dry and crunchy|