Saturday, March 19, 2011
Wine & Diner Fries Stuff
I made another trip over to Deleware Ave. to go to the Wine & Diner (where I previously had quite the ridiculous burger) with Mrs. Dave, the Giblet Master General, and a close associate of ours. The dinner was well received I won't bore you with a detailed description. In short, I had the Chimichurri Bang Bang which was a fairly simple affair of hanger steak, chimichurri, and fries. The wife had a '518' cheese burger, and our friend had the Turducken platter.
Although after our meals all were rightly stuffed, I decided to order a little dessert for the table. Frying odd bits of processed confections has been all the rage for a couple of years, but alas, I had yet to partake. In order to add to my repertoire of unhealthy foods consumed I ordered the fried Twinkie....also fried Oreos. I apologize for the bad quality of these photos, but I have deemed flash photography at crowded restaurants a bit gauche. Luckily, the "enhance" button in iPhoto brightens the pictures up a bit, and reminds me of this silly video from the internets.
Here is the fried Twinkie in the bowl.
The Twinkie had a Tempura type batter and was lightly fried in what seemed to be relatively clean oil. The Twinkie cream even stayed cold! I liked this, but I think it shall be a once in a life time event. I couldn't get Mrs. Dive to give it a chomp, as her pregger belly seems to be mighty fickle.
Here is the oreo bowl.
The oreos were similar in presentation, and were also fried in a light batter. My friend loved these, but I found that the frying process made the cookie oddly pasty. Different strokes for different folks.
To complete the general sugar festival, there may have also been Orange Crush, Hawaiian Punch, and Brown Shugga' beer.
Anyhow, my family has decided that the Wine & Diner has our seal of approval. There have now been multiple visits wherein nobody has looked askance at the young daughter's slightly naughty antics.