McDonald's - I'm Hatin' It


I just bought 35 Sausage McMuffins with Egg from the Golden Arches this morning. That’s a helluva lot of McMuffins, especially considering I don’t eat McDonald’s.

I’m sure they taste good. They certainly smell good… but I won’t eat ‘em. I’m stubborn. There are still about 20 of those things left as people here at work have wolfed ‘em down, but I won’t eat one. You might’ve guessed, and you’d be right, that my life was changed by Super Size Me. But now, over a year after seeing that fine documentary, I still haven’t taken so much as a bite of Mickey D’s. I should just get over it, right? Maybe. I just don’t want to.

Morgan Spurlock, Super Size Me
Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock




It could be the greatest dish in the world. Combine the delicious flavor of fresh garlic salsa, sour cream, cheese, olives, and tater tots, and you’ve got yourself what Oak’s Bottom Public House affectionately calls totchos. Christina and I shared a “large” plate of them for linner yesterday, but “gargantuan” would better describe the portion. I fully expected to walk in and get some totchos and a burger; instead, what I got was a buttload of delicious totchos and nothing else save a 7UP. Despite our powerful appetites, not even our combined efforts could finish the final blow to this dish, easily leaving behind enough for another person to savor. If you ever come to the Sellwood/Moreland area looking for cheap eats, stop by Oak’s Bottom Public House (map) and treat yourself to the ultra-powerfully garlicky potato goodness that is the totcho.

The Breakdown:
Totchos ~ $5 (normally $6, but $1 off during happy hour)
7UP x 2 ~ $2
Total ~ $10 (including $3 tip)

My Experience: 9.5/10 - Muy excelente!

Our First Anniversary @ Melting Pot

Me and ChristinaChristina and I celebrated our first anniversary as a couple of old married folks yesterday at The Melting Pot, which is probably the States’ largest fondue restaurant chain. Since it only comes once a year and we wanted our first anniversary to be really special, we went all out and got the most expensive package they had - Lovers Lane - which includes a four-course meal in addition to some extra amenities that Christina wasn’t aware of, which made the night that much more fun.

The entrance to the restaurant is unique in that the restaurant is underground. On the street level, a staircase decends to the front door. The worst part of our night was our unwelcoming greeting by our host, James - he was either unhappy to see us or maybe he was just exhausted. Fortunately, James made up for the cold welcome later on in the evening.

Christina and her raspberry martiniWe were seated in a nice semi-private booth in the back of the restaurant. Soon after, Jerry introduced himself as our server and, since this was our first time, discussed the workings of the menu and the four-course meal.

Before I go on, you might be thinking, “four courses?” Yeah. Hell yeah. >:)

Wendy’s Frosty and the DQ Blizzard

Wendy's Frosty

The Frosty is truly a modern marvel.  Is it a beverage?  Is it a food?  Who knows, man.

The American Heritage says:

food:  Nourishment eaten in solid form.
beverage:  Any one of various liquids for drinking, usually excluding water.

Well, going by this alone, I’d say the Frosty is a beverage.  But you can’t really suck it through a straw until it melts, right?  So is it a solid or a liquid?

solid: a. Of definite shape and volume; not liquid or gaseous.  b. Firm or compact in substance.
liquid:  The state of matter in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow, little or no tendency to disperse, and relatively high incompressibility.

I would have to say that the Frosty is definitely a liquid then, based on the fact that it doesn’t have a definite shape.  DQ Blizzards, on the other hand… I mean, they turn those mothers upside down and they don’t go ANYWHERE.  They are firm and they don’t flow.  That makes me believe they’re solid and if it’s a solid then it’s a food.  Am I right?

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