Friday, January 25, 2008

Friday Five

Three day trips completely confuse me. I was up in Seattle Monday-Wednesday. I had to remind myself about a dozen times that it wasn't Friday. But it certainly is nice to be home for more days than I'm away for.

The one downside, however, is my neck is out of whack at the moment. I'm not sure if it was the pillows (which were terrible in the hotel I was at), or if it was because I was staring up at an overhead screen the three days I was in Redmond, but I am miserable right now.

And then there was the weather. Several locals informed me this was the coldest week Seattle has seen this winter. Glad I could be there for it. Having to scrape my car is of course one of the things I really hate.

On the plus side, I did get to enjoy a fantastic sushi dinner with a good friend.

In any event, I had a conversation with someone originally from Brooklyn, which of course leads to a conversation about pizza. So this week is my favorite 5 foods I can only get in certain locales.

  1. Pizza. Granted, there is Bronx Pizza here in San Diego, but really - any corner pizza place in NY/NJ is much better. And people who say they don't like NY-style pizza simply haven't had good NY-style pizza.
  2. Dunkin' Donuts. Can't get them in San Diego County. Pure chemicals, and they put crack in the coffee, but it's great.
  3. Famous Dave's. Everyone knows my affinity for this place. I'm back to Rogers, AR this week, and I made sure to stay in the hotel that's across the street from the local Famous Dave's.
  4. Fish tacos. If you haven't had them, you're probably disgusted at the thought. But trust me - there are few things better in the world than Rubio's fish tacos.
  5. White Castle. This is certainly an acquired taste. I think for the most part you have to have grown up with it. I did, and I always make it a point to pick up a sack whenever I can. (And, no, the frozen is not the same.)

1 comment:

jsnyder2860 said...


Chargers to the SB in 2009. Read it and weep, Patriots fans.