Friday, April 11, 2008

Food Friday - I don't want to cook edition

No matter how much you like to cook, there are times when you just don't want to do it. Last night was one of those nights. In honor of that, there will be no recipe today. Instead, here is a list of 5 great eating experiences I've had over the years:

1 - Sylvias - Harlem, NY - with Charlotte
Charlotte and I went to NYC where I had a conference. Our flight got canceled and our luggage was lost for three days. Since I didn't have any conference-appropriate clothing, we went to buy some and while we were out we went to Sylvias which Tayneshia had recommended. It was fabulous!

2 - Ruth's Chris Steak House - Philadelphia, PA - with my brother Mark
I had meetings in Philadelphia and it just so happened (or perhaps he made it happen) my brother had meetings there at the same time. We were able to spend a couple of days together and he took me to Ruth Chris for the first time. Good food! (and I'm not a huge steak fan).

3 - Some restaurant - Hannover, Germany - with brother Paul, his wife Meg, and Phil
Paul and Meg were spending the summer in Hannover and Phil was spending it in Switzerland teaching. I flew over and we all had a little vacation together. We went to a cute restaurant and Paul was translating for us. We pointed to one thing and asked, "what is that" he'd answer "beef" or "chicken" or whatever. Then we asked again and he stumbled and looked confused. He couldn't think of the right word in English. Finally he blurted out, "Pig!" ("pork" is the word he couldn't think of). We all cracked up. It was just a fun, fun time and I think the food was pretty good too!

4 - Some cafe - Paris, France - with Phil
We had these sandwiches that were made with French baguettes and chicken and carrot sticks and a yummy curry sauce. Then we topped that off with gelato (of course). We ate all of this outside in the shadow of Notre Dame Cathedral. Lovely.

5 - Indian Oven (also known as the Indian Dive) - Logan, UT - with the Sugar Gliders
Ok, this may seem totally out-classed by the other entries but I LOVE the Indian Oven (it was originally in the back corner of a gas station convenience store - hence the "Indian Dive" but now it has a respectable store front on main street). We had heard that the food was good and so we tried to go for lunch only to find out that they were (then) only open for dinner. Upon seeing our disappointed faces, the owner/chef said, "stay, I will make you something very good." He won my love and devotion! The food is great (I really like Indian food) and how can you beat that service! Top that off with the fabulous company of wonderful women and you have a winning combination!

Now, have your husband take you out tonight and then let me know where you went or what your favorite food experiences have been.

4 response(s):

Charlotte said...

What a coincidence! I marched into where Eric was last night and demanded to know where he was planning to take me for our anniversary on Monday. He said (as I knew he would), "I don't know. Where do you want to go?" I told him I wanted to go to the Indian Oven. So, we'll be there on Monday!

I better check and make sure they're open on Mondays.

Bamamoma said...

If they aren't open, just give 'em your sad eyes and maybe he'll say, "stay, I will make you something very good."

I'm jealous! Enjoy it and happy anniversary!

Jill Bearden said...

Mike and I had a romantic trip to Sonic Drive-in tonight for our date! It was our first time leaving Casie...who is NEARLY 10, in charge while we went out for an hour. Neither of us were too hungry, but we got a Grape-Lime Rickey with yummy ice. We also had cheese sticks...of coarse! I wouldn't rank it as my top choice of places to eat out, but we still had fun. I LOVE the pricey Melting Pot and I really liked the Bombay house as well.

Kathy said...

My best food experience lately was when my friends took me to Afternoon Tea at the Grand America Hotel for my birthday last month. It wasn't so much the food as the atmosphere (although the sparkling cider and cocoa were the best I've ever had). My worst food experience was when my boss took me and her family to dinner in Vegas. $1500.00!!! For the worst food EVER! I felt badly that so many plates went back to the kitchen full...but what can you do?