Friday, June 4, 2010
See AoA's info here, they are more succinct then me. Basically, it is a service that delivers items from local farms to your doorstep. Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. Here is the Heldeberg Market link. Totally making an order this weekend, I shall lay an almighty review upon you post haste. I am familiar with most of the farms and I think this whole concept is just, well..., really swell! I hope the execution is as good as the concept. That is all for now...
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
I was over at Shalimar on Deleware Ave. tonight grabbing some takeout to satisfy a nasty dal jones. Whilst waiting for me food to be prepared, I strolled over to the Dollar Tree for a little discount browsing. It was there that I spotted the above pictured confection entitled "Muddy Bears."
Does this product name sound obscene to anyone else? It sounds vaguely scatological to me, sort of along the lines of the ol' "Filthy Hernandez" quip. As if one might say, "I am going to give your mom the old Muddy Bear tonight, nudge, nudge." That is all, just thought that I would share.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
So, I was down at Swifty's in Delmar the other day. I don't care what anyone says, I still miss Beff's. I am suspicious of the new decor and I have found that Swifty's hasn't quite matched the execution of the guilty pleasure type of food that Beff's (Swifty's used to be a Beff's location, if you didn't know) does so well. But Swifty's happens to be the only place that has outside seating and is within walking distance of my dwelling. So I must give credit where credit is due. It ain't a bad place to suck down a glass of beer.
Anyhow, I have eaten at Swifty's several times and kind of glanced over an item on the menu called the "Buffalo Burger" or something like that. I figured that it was your standard burger, maybe with some blue cheese and Frank's Red Hot. This particular time I read the description. Folks, this here is a 1/2 pound burger patty that has been battered, deep fried, and slathered in wing sauce. No joke.
Do you think even my wifes warnings that I would surely get heartburn from the thing would stop me from ordering? No, certainly not. I was a little shocked when the waitress asked me what temp. would I like my burger. For some reason I thought a deep fried burger would have to be fairly well done, but I threw caution to the wind and requested medium rare.
Here she is, a closeup.
Are you scared? I was a little. That sucker was like an inch and a half high! I poked the strange creature a little with my finger until my wife snapped that I was being weird. My initial thoughts were that I simply could not live at this speed, I was scared to bite into the thing. I decided for a cutting in half approach.
The actual burger was on the thick, juicy, and rare side. You all know that I am generally a fan of the thin, diner style burger a la Five Guys, as opposed to thick Juicy Burger type deals.
This creation was not necessarily bad, but I would have liked to see a little more spice (I ordered it hot) and maybe a little more "wing" sauce. I actually think this idea would benefit from a thinner burger, it would become kind of chicken fried steak-esque... only in burger form.
In any event, I admire Swifty's pluck. It takes some serious juevos to throw a deep fried burger on your menu.