Saturday, January 30, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
And yes, I did steal the image from their website because I ate the cookie before I could take a picture of it. Can you blame me?
Furthermore, their cupcakes are also insanely good. The grapefruit sparkler mini cupcake almost made me cry.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
The steak went onto a baguette spread blue cheese butter and a few leaves of spinach for color. The verdict? Yum!
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Anyway, so we walk in, and it's 1:00 on a Tuesday afternoon or something, so the place is totally dead and a little weird and the bathroom is uber sketchy and I'm a little skeptical. Rhys orders the Coronary (ingredients, copied from the online menu: "2 8oz Patties, 4 Slices of Bacon, 2 Slices of Cheddar and a Fried Egg on top. Served w/ Fries and Gravy, Can of Pop and Mayo as a garnish for sure!"). I was bashful and got a Greek burger (one patty, feta, tomato, tsatsiki, maybe onion?) with onion rings. Oh. Man. Seriously, probably one of the best burgers I've ever had. The meat was super rich and flavorful and just, meaty, you know? The bun was toasted and all the ingredients were good quality. The one problem, and Rhys had it too, was that the outside of the burger was a bit charred for our taste. The onion rings were good too. Sorry we forgot to take a picture until we paused for breath halfway through and remembered we should take a picture for you! This way you get the nice section, though.
Rhys' friend Sean went another time and got the Collosal Colon Clogger Combo, aka Quadruple C (24oz burger served with a quarter pound of cheese, a quarter pound of bacon, and 2 fried eggs, with a large shake and a small poutine) (photo attached). They deliver, but probably not to Ann Arbor or Minneapolis. Pity."
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
The show opened with all of the staff pressuring Lutz to choose a good place for lunch. Known for always choosing terrible places, he finally blurts out, "Subway." Everyone groans. Yup, they have good sandwich taste.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
The soft sweetness of the Hawaiian rolls went beautifully with the meatballs and cheese. I think we're onto something here!
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Is it any wonder that I started fantasizing about where we could stop to eat on the way home? So even though the nurse who finally released me warned me to eat a "light meal" first, I couldn't miss the chance for a California cheeseburger at the Convention Grill. We had to drive right past it to get home, after all.
While not quite messy enough for my California standards, the California cheeseburger at the Convention Grill is quite tasty. They pile on a ton of almost caramelized grilled onions, leaf lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, American cheese (you can also choose from smoked cheddar, meunster, or Swiss) and give you a little cup of mayonnaise. The burger itself is nicely beefy and juicy. I cut it in half to be able to eat it one handed--a paper wrapping would help!
I got a chocolate banana malt, too. No room for their excellent fries. You really need a table full of people to finish off a basket of those beauties.
And, yes, I did feel better after that. Light dinner? I skipped the fries, didn't I?
Friday, January 15, 2010
We wanted to throw a Sandwich Wake in honor of the old girl, of course. Angie suggested we have some sort of ham sandwich, as that was Wimpy's favorite meat. (I thought her favorite meat was "all of them.")
Which is why I decided we should make a sort of Monte Cristo panini. That's sourdough bread, ham, Swiss cheese, hot Dijon mustard and hot pepper jelly, dipped in an egg and milk batter and cooked on the panini press. They were fantastic. Wimpy would have approved. RIP Old Lady.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I'm no different. I had a little too much fun over the holidays. I could stand to shed some of that "fun."
Turkey sandwiches make sense, right? Turkey is the lean protein you're supposed to eating to lose weight. But turkey sandwiches can be so boring. Most sliced turkey lunchmeat is slimy and tasteless. And slimy and tasteless meat makes a terrible sandwich, doesn't it?
Enter Seward Coop's Own Sliced Minnesota Herbed Turkey Breast. It tastes like they roasted a turkey breast, let it cool and sliced it. (Which is probably exactly what they did.) No added water or preservatives. No slime! Thank goodness!
Here's what I did with it today.
And yes, I wrap my sandwiches in waxed paper like an old lady. Deal with it.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
The benefit in going to Adrian's on a Friday night is that you can walk in and get a booth at 7:30. Try doing that at Matt's! It's so crowded with the curious Jucy Lucy seekers that you end up waiting forever with the uninitiated who don't even understand how to seat themselves. Blech.
Beth ordered a Juicy Lucy--they come with an extra piece of cheese on top of the burger for extra cheesy goodness. I decided to branch out and try the pork tenderloin sandwich.
The pork tenderloin sandwich is a Midwestern specialty. It's a pork cutlet, pounded thin, breaded and fried and served on toasted bread. I should love love love this sandwich. It has my favorite things on it. How come, then, I have never had a pork tenderloin sandwich that met my expectations?
The Adrian's version was mediocre. The "tenderloin" was actually ground pork in a thick flavorless breading. It was on dry wheat toast, with lettuce and a mealy tomato. I added some mustard and pickles, which helped. But mostly it was bland and sort of soggy. I didn't bring my camera, so you are spared a photo!
So please tell me, is there a good pork tenderloin sandwich in the Twin Cities area?
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Most of us showed some restraint and got cheeseburgers. My brother got a Double Double. Aren't they yummy looking? I love the Thousand Island dressing and the big hunk of iceberg lettuce. This is what a cheeseburger should look like. When I first moved to Minnesota, I was disappointed to get plain cheeseburgers with just buns, patties and cheese. To get mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato, you have to pay extra and order the "California cheeseburger." The irony is that a Minnesotan California cheeseburger is a pale comparison to the condiment laden gooey joy that is an actual cheeseburger in California. There's a reason they wrap them in paper, folks!
Monday, January 4, 2010
We ended up with one small bowl of soup left over. It’s too complicated to take to work for lunch so it sat in the fridge for a couple days until I got the brilliant idea of making tortilla soup paninis!
And happen it did. That was one tasty sandwich!
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Friday, January 1, 2010
Do you know who I admire?
Bloggers who post everyday. They post every day, even when they are sick or busy or have nothing special to report. These good bloggers manage to post things which are entertaining and that keep their readers coming back.
I know I’ve been negligent as a blogger this year. But I haven’t stopped eating and loving sandwiches, and that’s what matters, right?
So here’s my promise for 2010. I will post everyday. And I will be funny. (Or at least I will intend to post everyday and be funny!)