Most of you know Michelle as a writer. She isn’t just a fantastic writer. She has many other skills, some that she doesn’t even know she possesses, waiting to be discovered. All it takes is a little encouragement practice.
Michelle made this upside down Italian pot pie. Tomato sauce, mushrooms, sausage, zucchini, and cheese. All flipped over a toasted doughy crust, soft on the inside and crisp on the outside.
It was cheesy, delicious goodness.
Good job, wife! Now we stand a chance in the cooking round of “Best Couple in the World.” We already got the comedy and choreographed dance part down.
Chicken parmesan sausage and bacon, cooked on the grill. Mushroom and onions, sauteed on the grill. Finally, pickled jalapeno slices, fried in bacon fat. Eat it.
If you show up at a restaurant before 9:00 PM and you see people eating, they are definitely tourists. Michelle and I didn’t want to look like tourists our first night out, so we decided to grab a couple of drinks before dinner. We started out at our hotel bar and headed over to a speakeasy for some more drinks. By the time we ended up at dinner it was midnight. They told us they were going to stop serving in half an hour. We almost got turned away, but we convinced them we could eat quickly.
Chorizo. We originally didn’t order this, but a drunk tourist insisted we order it and even ordered it with our waiter as he was leaving. I have to say this is one of the best dishes that was forced upon me at a meal. One thing they don’t do in Argentina is spicy. We were told the chimichurri sauce was very spicy. It was nothing, not even a 1 on a scale from 1-10.
We weren’t very hungry so we just went with the steak. Bife de lomo.
Jugoso. The grass fed beef is so delicious. This was the first steak we had in Argentina, and it was enough to make me realize I was ruined for corn fed American beef.
First, let me start by saying whoever designed this logo should be shot. How are you supposed to know what it says? Old? Bid? LOLOL?
Fortunately their food is much better than the people they hire for graphic design and branding. Once again I’ll have to let the photos speak for themselves, because it’s been near a month since I was at BLD, and I can’t remember what was ordered or even which dish was mine.
The food here is good. That much I do remember, but Michelle and I decided that we really don’t appreciate brunch very much. While it offers a great food photo opportunity, it’s generally expensive and very rich in taste. I like my meals toned down a little bit. Perhaps we just need to just do brunch less frequently so we can enjoy it to its fullest potential.
One of my favorite things to do is having a relaxing day of eating and drinking. Nothing fancy, just a day when you’re not worried about what needs to get done. My friend understands this only too well. He’s always inviting me over to hang out by his pool or just sit in his living room and drink a few beers. I just need to win the lotto to make this an everyday occurrence.
This is a mini keg I picked up from Trader Joe’s. It’s really good.
Is that Kobe down there?
Sometimes we get to my friend’s place and he’s not home yet, so we sneak into the unlocked, unsold units and enjoy the views from there while we wait. Perhaps this will be our place one day when we start our life of leisure.
Although my wild animal meals come stuffed in a pork sausage casing and grilled to perfection. Also, there are fries with homemade dipping sauces and beer to wash down the sausages and fries.
Today was a terrible day at work, a stark contrast to this weekend, which was a whirlwind of activities and non activities with friends accented with delicious meals.
We celebrated Lorenzo’s birthday in Long Beach at a Detective Dinner. Look, it’s Michelle & Matt!
Here we are at Wurstküche, famous for their sausages and beers.
I am definitely coming back for the beer but also because they were out of rattlesnake and rabbit sausage.
I told Michelle to pick anywhere to eat on Sunday, and she picked The Golden State. It’s not the best burger I’ve had, but it’s definitely solid. What they do have going for them is Virgil’s Root Beer on tap. I work with this company once in a while, and they make great root beer and cream sodas. Every once in a while they’d give us free cases and kegs.
Since we don’t get out to LA all that much, Michelle and I decided to stay in the area and make a trip to Jitlada Thai Restaurant.
The Mango Salad is incredible. Make sure to save some.
You’ll need it to cool this beast down. This is fire-in-a-bowl, Jungle Curry! Michelle would leave me for this dish if she could figure out how to get it to buy her presents.
When’s the next three day weekend?
Alice is back in town, and she wanted to get together for dinner. Since I was out of town earlier this week I told her and Michelle just to count me in and let me know where to show up with my fork. We met up with Jenny at Il Chianti last night for a six course meal. It was the meeting of the Moron Enterprises bloggers. We had michellewoo.com, aisforbigapple.com, and lovethewang.com.
I was powering through, and I thought I was doing pretty well with the pastas until I was informed the main dishes had not even arrived yet. It’s a hard life having to eat six course meals. Sorry about the quality of the photos. The lighting was low, and food doesn’t look as good when you use a flash.
So happy. We have no idea how much food is going to come out.
I’ve never seen one that big before. It’s tremendous.
Everyone has different sized hands. Use your head. Those are all almost the same size.
This reminds me of a movie I saw. It started with a pizza delivery.
It’s lame when everyone is taking pictures of food at the same time. One at a time!
Up yours, iPhone lovers! We’re the Blackberry crew!