Posts in category "Menu Item Analysis"

I know I’m not reviewing the food, but let’s talk about… the, er, platter

OK, look.  You know about barbecue.  I know about barbecue.  We all know about barbecue.  So I probably don’t need to do much ‘splainin’.  But I’ll still at least speak to the different dishes I got at Smoque and my experience with them.  Look how kind I am. So I got a platter with two... Read more »

I know I’m not reviewing the food, but let’s talk about… the pide

It’s here!  What you’ve been waiting for since last year!  The surprise dish that I wouldn’t mention in my previous post!  It’s… a pide!!!  There you go.  You can relax now.  I know, it was hard waiting. So what’s a pide (to my knowledge, pronounced “PEE-duh”, with the “duh” being someone subtle), anyway?  The easiest... Read more »

I know I’m not reviewing the food, but let’s talk about… the combination plate

It’s probably just a coincidence, but I feel like I’ve been to places with combo plates a lot lately.  On one hand it feels a little lazy for me to order it, but on the other hand, I’m really at these places to try authentic food.  A combination plate is the easiest way to try... Read more »
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I know I’m not reviewing the food, but let’s talk about… the Northern Thai Combo

All right, this is going to be a struggle, I think.  While this article is about my Thai food, I went to my next restaurant tonight (what was it?  Not telling!  INTRIGUE!!!) and had a hefty meal.  On top of that, I decided to have my last pumpkin beer of the season back at home.... Read more »

I know I’m not reviewing the food, but let’s talk about… the bandeja paisa

Gotta love the combo plates.  The bandeja paisa is one of those dishes that gives you a taste of a bunch of stuff all at once.  The website calls this a “traditional Colombian plate”, and when I asked the hostess what traditional dish I should get, she directed me to this dish as well.  So... Read more »

I know I’m not reviewing the food, but let’s talk about… my combo meal, the mastava soup and lagman

Generally when I go to restaurants where most of the staff seem to speak English as their second language, I try to rely on them to give me recommendations on what to eat.  Lazzat fit this bill, so I acted accordingly.  My waitress first told me about the lagman, Uzbekistan’s most well-known dish, but she... Read more »
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I know I’m not reviewing the food, but let’s talk about… the fries

A three week gap.  Ouch.  I just came back from Europe (not Belgium), so I blame that for last week, but I can’t really speak to the two weeks prior.  My bad.  Oh well, good thing there aren’t any punishments as I’m not making any money off of this, amirite?!  Unfortunately I think this first... Read more »

Let’s talk about… the mofongo

I shortened the title of this post.  It has generally started with “I know I’m not review the food, but”, but if you’re one of the people who reads this blog regularly (so, you know, friends and family) then you know the drill by now.  I’m not here to criticize, just chat. And I am... Read more »

I know I’m not reviewing the food, but let’s talk about… the pulique

  I can’t talk about one of the dishes I had this time. If you recall from the previous post, this place is both Guatemalan and Salvadoran.  Well, we happened to eat dishes from both countries, but I’m only focusing on the Guatemalan stuff for now.  So yes, we ate pupusas, and I believe they’re... Read more »
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I know I’m not reviewing the food, but let’s talk about… the rouladen

  I think the delayed posts are going to start happening again.  This is just a hobby and completely for funsies (and for my curiosity and belly), so sometimes the internal drive to be precisely on time just isn’t there.  I told myself that I’d get a post up this past Wednesday after the Blackhawks... Read more »