Thursday, July 31, 2008
Getting named best burger seems to be more of a curse than a blessing. The servers were tired and the customers were slightly clueless. The woman seated next to me at the bar asked for an orange slice for her beer. Does she think she's in Uptown? What's next, demands for ice?
Happily, the Jucy Lucy has not suffered from all the attention and is still as delicious as always. So, make sure you go early. Or get take-out!
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
She put out a lovely spread of sandwich fixings and her new panini press. I made roast beef, pepper jack, tomato and sweet dill pickle on sourdough. Yum. She also made her awesome potato salad. What makes it awesome? Bacon, of course.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Well, it's tonight and we're having BLT's and Karen's bringing America's Next Top Model Season 1 and we're going to have a grand old time. Even if there will only be three of us. Sandwich Night has happened with fewer participants.
Of course, the Sandwich Night motto is "the more the merrier" so if you can make it, come over tonight! Let me know if you are coming so I can get more bacon. It would be a travesty of all things sandwich if we were to run out!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
In other news, I am getting perilously close to 193 sandwiches...
Monday, July 21, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
So pretty and delicious! They were HUGE. I could barely fit a cookie in for dessert.
Since our warehouse is filled with old exhibit props and other museum detritus, I figured it was high time to feature some of it in my pictures. And who hasn't felt like coddling a delicious sandwich like a baby?
Or offering a delicious sandwich to a skinless plastinated human?
Or a cast of a giant Olmec head?
Or eating a sandwich in the belly of the shark?
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Hmm. It was interesting. I think the chutney wasn't quite right--too gingery or something. Serves me right for buying the fancy chutney at Lund's, rather than sticking with old Major Grey's.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
I learned that the records for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches is 42 in 10 minutes. Grilled cheese is 47 in 10 minutes. There's too many hamburger records to count. And the record for pulled pork sandwiches, one of my favorites, is 45 in 10 minutes. Oh my.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Way to go, Joey Chestnut. And God bless America, home of competitive eating.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Both were mighty tasty!
We watched the very first episode of America's Next Top Model ever while we ate our sandwiches. What a show. Elyse Sewell was awesome from the start. And they had bikini waxes. On camera. Make sure you wince with pain fiercely!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
And, since Karen is a birthday girl today, I made cupcakes!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Proscuitto, honey (from my friend Martha's hives!), brie and mustard greens on Rustica bread. I had this one at a small panini party at the warehouse with Ethan.
Ethan's salami and fresh mozzarella panini with signature finger pointing. He took the lettuce out to grill, then put in back in to eat. Interesting technique!
And finally, cheese stuffed turkey and bacon burger from a Bruce Aidells recipe. He made the recipe as an homage to the hickory burger at the Apple Pan in Los Angeles. It was okay and a fair amount of work to make. I say, if you want a burger that is an homage to the hickory burger, you should hop a flight to LA and get one of your own. Don't mind the wait, there's plenty of room along the wall and good people watching.