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Re: Food

Posted: 23 Jul 2020, 16:42
by Ellie

Re: Food

Posted: 23 Jul 2020, 16:55
by lunchstealer
That is how you do it, people. Never seen brisket do that, neither. Maybe it does, but I ain't seen it.

Re: Food

Posted: 03 Aug 2020, 15:23
by JD
Today's lunch: tasty tacos made from pig parts, namely oreja and buche. (And one tinga, too.)
Taco trucks on every corner: yes please.

Re: Food

Posted: 03 Aug 2020, 16:23
by Highway
JD wrote: 03 Aug 2020, 15:23 Today's lunch: tasty tacos made from pig parts, namely oreja and buche. (And one tinga, too.)
Taco trucks on every corner: yes please.
Only if the food truck markup goes away. Every food truck around here has about a 50% additional markup for what you'd get from a brick and mortar restaurant (if you went to it). I like me some food truck food, but always feel like I got kinda ripped off.

Re: Food

Posted: 04 Aug 2020, 07:59
by JD
Highway wrote: 03 Aug 2020, 16:23
JD wrote: 03 Aug 2020, 15:23 Today's lunch: tasty tacos made from pig parts, namely oreja and buche. (And one tinga, too.)
Taco trucks on every corner: yes please.
Only if the food truck markup goes away. Every food truck around here has about a 50% additional markup for what you'd get from a brick and mortar restaurant (if you went to it). I like me some food truck food, but always feel like I got kinda ripped off.
I dunno, the prices are fairly reasonable around here. (I figure that this is such a high cost-of-living area that salary, vehicle registration, regulatory compliance, etc. probably make running a food truck just as expensive as a restaurant!) The tacos cost me $2 each, and while they were pretty small, I can't see myself getting comparable tacos for any less than $1.50 anywhere else unless maybe it was a bar having Taco Tuesday night, in which case they'd just be a loss leader for beer.

Re: Food

Posted: 04 Aug 2020, 08:06
by Highway
JD wrote: 04 Aug 2020, 07:59
Highway wrote: 03 Aug 2020, 16:23
JD wrote: 03 Aug 2020, 15:23 Today's lunch: tasty tacos made from pig parts, namely oreja and buche. (And one tinga, too.)
Taco trucks on every corner: yes please.
Only if the food truck markup goes away. Every food truck around here has about a 50% additional markup for what you'd get from a brick and mortar restaurant (if you went to it). I like me some food truck food, but always feel like I got kinda ripped off.
I dunno, the prices are fairly reasonable around here. (I figure that this is such a high cost-of-living area that salary, vehicle registration, regulatory compliance, etc. probably make running a food truck just as expensive as a restaurant!) The tacos cost me $2 each, and while they were pretty small, I can't see myself getting comparable tacos for any less than $1.50 anywhere else unless maybe it was a bar having Taco Tuesday night, in which case they'd just be a loss leader for beer.
Yeah, a typical food truck price here would be like $9 to $11 for 3 tacos. All the food trucks here are trying to position themselves as premium things, not as ordinary cheap things.

Re: Food

Posted: 04 Aug 2020, 14:23
by lunchstealer
Highway wrote: 04 Aug 2020, 08:06
JD wrote: 04 Aug 2020, 07:59
Highway wrote: 03 Aug 2020, 16:23
JD wrote: 03 Aug 2020, 15:23 Today's lunch: tasty tacos made from pig parts, namely oreja and buche. (And one tinga, too.)
Taco trucks on every corner: yes please.
Only if the food truck markup goes away. Every food truck around here has about a 50% additional markup for what you'd get from a brick and mortar restaurant (if you went to it). I like me some food truck food, but always feel like I got kinda ripped off.
I dunno, the prices are fairly reasonable around here. (I figure that this is such a high cost-of-living area that salary, vehicle registration, regulatory compliance, etc. probably make running a food truck just as expensive as a restaurant!) The tacos cost me $2 each, and while they were pretty small, I can't see myself getting comparable tacos for any less than $1.50 anywhere else unless maybe it was a bar having Taco Tuesday night, in which case they'd just be a loss leader for beer.
Yeah, a typical food truck price here would be like $9 to $11 for 3 tacos. All the food trucks here are trying to position themselves as premium things, not as ordinary cheap things.
Yeah, instead of kickass lengua tacos for two bucks, you get tacos of slow-braised short ribs with shaved jicama in a ponzu aioli for $12, until 9PM when they switch over to only serving kiwi acai or strawberry jackfruit sorbets because the ones in normieville are following the trend that food trucks are the place for culinary experimentation!

Re: Food

Posted: 14 Aug 2020, 15:32
by Ellie

Re: Food

Posted: 14 Aug 2020, 16:59
by Eric the .5b
Ellie wrote: 14 Aug 2020, 15:32
Cue the X-Files theme.

Re: Food

Posted: 14 Aug 2020, 18:20
by dead_elvis
Ha, reminds me of the time I tried to make Hello Kitty eggs for my wife, but things didn't go the way I'd hoped so it came out more like Grumpy Cat, or possibly a sleestack.
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Re: Food

Posted: 17 Sep 2020, 00:04
by Jennifer
Jennifer wrote: 17 Nov 2019, 14:34 Oh, fuckleducks. Turns out the cheesecloth we bought is not cheesecloth after all, but a package of -- I guess you'd call them open-top envelopes, made of paper like that used in coffee filters.

Behold the perils of illiteracy. I'm SURE Jeff and I would've known better than to buy that, if only we could read Chinese.
*preens*

All this time later, and I have come up with a great use for these: when I make bacon, which I do by baking the entire pound in the oven, on little racks mounted in baking pans lined with aluminum foil (for ease of cleaning), I do like to save the fat, which is very tasty for frying eggs and certain savory things, and those little envelope/bags turn out to make perfect strainers, letting the liquid fat through while catching every last particle of solid bacon.

(By the way: while the front of the package is indeed entirely in Chinese, only tonight did I notice that on the back of the package there is one phrase in English: these are "herbal bags.")

Re: Food

Posted: 17 Sep 2020, 00:08
by Ellie
dead_elvis wrote: 14 Aug 2020, 18:20 Ha, reminds me of the time I tried to make Hello Kitty eggs for my wife, but things didn't go the way I'd hoped so it came out more like Grumpy Cat, or possibly a sleestack.

Grumpy Cat Eggs.png
I don't know how I missed this post the first time -- OMG I LOVE IT.