Thursday, December 22, 2005

Watered-Down Water

While in Vegas, we happened to sample a new bottled water, Aquarius water.

This is no ordinary water. Oh no! It is **crystallized, oxygenated water!!**

It uses an exclusive, trade-secret, ulta high tech technology which "makes water whole again".

Really! (The brochure said so! Advertising doesn't lie!)

And how does it taste? Well ... thin. Like ... it's been watered down. It tastes like watered-down water.

Thankfully, we paid no money for this stuff. The booth promoting John Gray's (who, by the way, is a total quack) new Mars Venus health book was giving it away.

Friday, December 16, 2005


So scary! So scary!

And yet ... at least now I know what to give Britney for Christmas ...

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Best Part of Eating Las Vegas ...

... is the buffet: you can satisfy your shrimp craving with shrimp cocktail, fried shrimp, AND shrimp fried rice, and satisfy your apple craving with apple pie, apple cobbler, AND an apple. All in the same plate. Twice.

The worst part is feeling like you're in the middle of the freakin' desert even while you're clearly in Paris/New York/Venice/the Roman Empire/ancient Egypt, and therefore having to consume gallons of overpriced bottle water.

Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Don't Eat Without Me, Argentina

I was in Novato, California, in October, I went to this great restaurant, I took yummy pictures, I wrote about. Somehow I forgot to actually post about it. Only when I had a hankering to see the lobster corn dogs once more did I realize I never shared the joy. So here it is.

The place was Boca Steak Restaurant, which features steak and Argentinian cuisine. I know nothing about Argentinian cuisine. But apparently they like steak.

It was October and it's Marin and it's kind of cold, but with high powered outdoor heaters, the patio was quite comfy.

And here are the lobster corn dogs. VERY yummy. Would anyone have thought otherwise? Think about it - lobster + corn dogs. Can't lose. And the empanadas are delish too.

Okay, so I didn't quite capture the steak. But it was good, and grass fed even. I'm not big on steak, though.

The fish and the shrimp, now, THEY were good.

Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Beer With Me

I once played 7 1/2 innings of sloshball (5 innings of which was spent at second base), but even that was not enough for me to get over the taste of beer. But I'm older now, and I figured there must be something to it if Foodgoat is so enamoured of the stuff. So I resolved to embark on a journey of beer discovery.

Fortunately, my first opportunity came the very next day. Unfortunately, it was in the form of Miller Lite.

Miller Lite, I found, HAS NO TASTE. It's more water than beer: not a bit of flavor, and only slightly more weight. Spring water with a slice of lemon has more substance and interest to it. Orange juice is more refreshing. Sparkling wine is more fun and more intoxicating.

Is it supposed to be like that? Do you drink it when you want water, but want a buzz from it? Or is it like that so it's easier to chug?

Why, WHY, does Miller Lite exist?

Thursday, December 1, 2005

Honey Dijon, FTW


Kettle Chips brand, Honey Dijon flavor. Deeeeelicious. Jam-packed with flavah. And not the too-salty, too-chemically, typical chip flavah. The other flavors of Kettle Chips are also very yum-yum, but honey dijon blows even them away. We can only find them at the food co-op, but it's so worth it.

On the other hand, if the you find that the cafeteria is all out of regular coffee at 2:30 in the afternoon, and all that is left is the Cinnabon flavored coffee, with only the French Vanilla non-dairy creamer to chase it down with, I advise you to suck it up and suffer through the afternoon sleepies, because that crap is nasty. Trust me on this one.