Random Food Comments
Drive-thru at it's worst
In & Out
After only 10 times of going through the drive thru, I finally figured it out. The question they ask is "Do you want to eat in your car" The answer is no because if you say yes they don't bag your crap for you. I finally said no. :)
In other fast food news, I found the stupidest fast food worker EVER. This chick bagged my drink. Serious, she took my drink and put a bag around it and handed it to me. I was like WTF is that! I've never in my life seen anyone do that.
Tonight we went for dinner, (not really knowing if it was going to be yet another 3 am work day)
FrankBot5000 didn't want any place for vegitables so he shot down all our ideas for food places and insisted we go to some Chinese restraunt. About me, I'm like the most picky eater ever. I've had like american food, mexican, spaghetti (if you call that italian), (I had indian food once) and that's about it. So we went into this chineese reastraunt. I've like never had asian food before. I'm looking down the menu (imagining I'll see like fresh dog, like the stories)... I'm looking down the list and there was some nasty stuff, squid, intestines, intestines with rice, intestines with shrimp. YUCK. Everyone at the table (about 4 guys from work) were like experienced Chinese food eaters were trying to break me in. Let's teach some culture! So I was like, damn is there anything safe to eat. I thought maybe Orange chicken, I had that before. But that was like $8 and I didn't want to pay fucking $8 for chicken..
They told the story about how one time the waiter mistakenly brought some guts soup or something, and how they nearly spewed. And I'm wondering, why eat at a place with such dangerous stuff on the menu. So they talked me into beef with egg on rice. They SAID the egg would be dry. So it gets there and it was a flipping eco-plasm mess. Oh my gosh, I nearly started crying... hahaha. Get me outta here I was thinking. So they sugguested I try some of their duck. I always hear people talking about Duck and how good it is. I only started eating meat when I was 14, and I've had only beef, turkey and chicken since then. So I said ok. I tried the stuff imagining "it tastes just like chicken" only It didn't taste like chicken. It tasted like YUCK. Like rubber or something. Yuck. So I'm like shit, what do i eat. So I ate someone's rice. Then I mistakenly grabbed some rice that as on the same plater as the duck and It tasted like Duck again. ACK! I had to order a coke to keep me from spewing right there. I still 5 hours later got that damn taste in my mouth. That's it I'm going back to beef :) Beef, it's real food for real people! It's what's for dinner! Fuck Duck!
A. The Chinese Food
Who bit the tip off my big stick?
Treat those food workers Right
I talked to one dude at Weiner Shnitzel and they had a story about people talking a dump in the chilli.
Yet another friend told the story about how the McCrappies people would spit in people's food when people pissed them off. Yet another had a story about how they would run their hands all over gross stuff first...
I watched some Dateline thing, and nearly every major chain was suspect for unsanitary practices. So you're already running a risk, don't make it any worse.
Back to the point, if you're going to screw with food employees do so AFTER you already got all your food. Treat them like kings, yes ma'am, no sir. Hey if anything it makes their day better. If they screw something up (which they always do) don't get pissed, just ask for another one and say no problem. Have some patience. Working in those jobs has to suck don't make their lives any worse. And don't think that if you screw them over after you leave, they won't remember you :) I wouldn't go back again if you do that. One time me and Damian (DBPimpin') went to Wendy's and this chick was screwing with us, so he starts talking back to her. Luckily we already got our food. Then he hucks some honey at their window hahaha. I never went back there again..
Treat those waitress' right and Tip
If they did a good job, were nice, give them a nice tip. Go over the limit. It's better to err on the overside than underside. They need that money and it's got to be worth something to you to be able to sit down and have some person meet your every need. You saw Resevoir Dogs :)
Same goes for Pizza people. Give them a $1 at least. If they screw you over, usually it's not their fault. They just pick up the pizza and usually it's some dillweed back at the restraunts fault. I hear stories of people giving pennies to those drivers, nah don't be like that. Think of their car (usually a geo) that they have to take care of with all that driving. Only if you KNOW that they screwed you are you free to do it back :)
waiters/bartenders make only $2.13 an hour and from that they gotta pay taxes for money the government expects them to make on their sales, the government assumes u make at least 8% on all sales not including what they do know by way of tips on credit card slips. so they tax them on all tips on credit card slips and 8% of all other sales. on top of that most places make the servers tip out the bussers and bartenders and hostesses 1% each. so if u sale $100 u tip out $3 automatically and then get taxed on 8% (since they take about 1/4 of every dollar that $2 more), in all for every $100 u sell u give $5 away..so if someone stiffs u u just spent about an hour waiting on them not only for a lousy $2.13/hr but also had to pay $5 if they bought $100 worth. btw it's a horible job too. thanx for ur time OutSiderBurger King Fries
I gave into the advertising bombardment, and decided to try some Burger King fries. I don't know what I was thinking but I figured I would get some magical thing. The fries were OK they were for SURE way the hell better than McCrappies, but they weren't any better than say Carls Criss Cut fries, or In&Outs, or even my school Cafes.. They are right about them being better, but better than nothing is still nothing.
Cranberries, our Friends!
As far as Oceanspray goes, try cran-grape. That's my favorite for sure.
Cerial. Ever heard of Blueberry Morning cereal? That stuff was great. I left for college with like 25 boxes. I didn't finish them till my Junior year :) Post came out with a new cereal. It's like $3, but hey it's worth it. Cranberry Almond Crunch is it's name. Give it a try. I believe the theme of it is "morning traditions"
You heard about it on here already. Craisins the sweetened dried cranberry snack. It's new and it's suprsingly sweet. I'm full on hooked, I do 1 bag a day. When my mom gets home, she hears: "Where are the craisins!" hahaha.
Try Cranbery/Raspberry Jam by Knotts. It might only come in light but it's good!!!
Area-S reported I was working for Craisins. No that's not true but if they offered me a shot to do their page, and let me do it out of cranberry world, I'd be there man. I'd drive if I had to! I'd devote my life to the cranberry!
The official snack of the EBG page is Cranberries by Ocean spray! (Pizza the official food)
CranBerry World West http://www.absurdgallery.com/cranhell.htm
Steak N Shake
Also if you ever get a chance, try out Fresh Choice. It's like a cafateria of sorts. You go in pay like $5 and get all you can eat anything, pizza, bread, whatever they got. The food is GOOD stuff too. I have only seen these in California.
Taco bell Tomatos
16 Ounce Drinks!
Ice in Cups.
Just a little trick that bartenders like to do to ya... I bartended for about a year while I was in school. I always thought is was really funny how stupid people ask for no ice in their mixed drinks. Well it goes like this...
Taco Bell Cracks down PART 2.
Taco Bell Cracks down.
They removed all taco sauce from the inner restraunts. Why? Because people like me love to take 40 packets home and use it in recipes. We take more then we need and throw it away like we just don't care. They realized how much money they could save by making you beg them to give you the 2-3 taco sauce packets. No more can I walk in and sang 50 packets into a bag to make the cafe Burritos and HayStacks taste a bit better.
You think that is it? They removed the smallest drink size within the restraunt. Why? More crackdown. People would buy the smallest drink size then get free refills. No one would go medium or large size unless they were idiots. I know I bought the large sizes hahaha. Their reasoning? No more free rides. They make you get 99 cent regular size. They do offer small but only in drive thru. We figured how about get it outside, bring the cup in and refill it but they got a big sign that says free refills only on regular and large.
Thats not all, they are using recycled napkins. Maybe it's only at this taco bell but the things looked like freakin' newspaper. If that's recycled, they sure did a crappy job.
Take a look at their Spanish rice holder. If you look at the bottom of the cup, it's indented. The bottom of the cup is pushed up a ways to make it appear that the cup is larger on the outside then it really is. They know you will never notice because the thing is full when you get it. More of the evil Man's ways to trick you.
Taco bell is not taking anymore crap. They are cutting corners at every spot. They are giving us fake cheese, who knows what kinda grade meat (Dog, Horse?). All of this makes me say: "Mister Taco Bell, no more of your shady dealings. I'm going to Little Caesars!"
I was browsing some of your old stuff on the food page. I saw that Taco Bell thing on how they're cracking down. I worked there about a year ago, and you hit the mark exactly. They had a little chart up showing us how to bs the customers. In big bold letters, "DO NOT PUT SAUCE OUT IN PLAIN VIEW." We weren't allowed to fill the rice cups to the top, no more than a half inch of meat in the tacos. Stuff like that. And as for the meat, the stuff is powder. You mix it with water and this seasoning thing, and voila, crappy meat. They tried to rip me out of 50 dollars on my last paycheck, so I said screw it, and carried home like a box of meat powder and shells, had tacos the rest of the summer. Fun stuff...
Surge (That new drink by coke).
I like your webpage. I visit it whenever I'm bored. I haven't read everything on it yet but I find something funny each time. I just have a comment on your Chinese food section. Chinese food isn't bad. It's just that no one in the United States and (even in Hong Kong and China sometimes) cook it right. I've never been to a Chinese food restaurant in the States before and liked what they cooked. You know why? Cause they don't expect Americans to know what Chinese food should taste like. I think Chinese people in the States only eat at those restaurants because it's 'Chinese'. And what pisses me off is when people say I love Chinese food. WTF are the talking about? All they ever order is that take-out crap in those stupid white boxes with the bloody temple picture on it and those metal handles on them are probably made out of used car parts. Oh and loaded with MSG too. That's worse than soy sauce (but soy sauce stains your teeth, eventually). Jag (the guy who wrote the comment) probably eats at all those Chinese restaurant dumps I'm thinking of. The fish is actually quite good when cooked right. I think a lot of Chinese chefs don't know what the hell they're doing half the time so you end up with crappy meals. That or they don't really care. I could go on forever but the thing that really bugs me is when people say Chinese food sucks. Well they can suck mine cause I have to eat it every bloody day as do a couple other billion people. Why the hell do people ask me if I like Chinese food anyway? I don't ask Mexicans if they like Mexican food or ask French people if they like French food. Geez. The silly thing is that Vancouver, B.C. is one of the better places in the world to have Chinese food and I think Seattle, Washington as well. Maybe even the ones in New York. Don't go to China to have Chinese food though. Unless you have your Hep B shots. Heh. Oh and true story (you can post this for sure... I'm kinda ticked off at the semi-discrimatory manner this restaurant handled this.) There's a Japanese restaurant here in Richmond, B.C (Canada. It's right across the river from Vancouver. The Vancouver airport is actually part of Richmond but like anyone gives half a f--- anyway right?) that's run by Chinese people. On the white board it has in Chinese 'Fresh Rabbit Placenta'. It doesn't list this in English at all. While rabbit placenta doesn't exactly make my mouth water my question is why the hell isn't this put in English? This is Canada ain't it? Geez... (oh btw there was this cooking show in Britain that showed how to cook human placenta and eat it... the family that had the baby ate the new mother's placenta with the host. I think they show got a lot of flak for that but I think it was pretty damn funny).---------
I was just reading over you food page and noticed you mentioned several fast food places. Unfortunately, I'm working at Burger King this year.