Confession #1 - I am turning 28 this year, and I giggle every time I read the sign for Kum Gang San.
Confession #2 - Their lunch specials are great! $12 for a seafood pancake, short ribs (pictured) and those small plates of stuff that I love to pick at even though I don’t know what is it.
Bowl of fried shrimp heads is almost as awesome as Bowl O Bacon. Nice try, Udon West.
I went to Good Stuff Diner and didn’t want to eat too much so I ordered the mini-burgers. This is what I got. God Bless America
BRAIN - It’s a new year. Let’s try to eat well, Joe. Ok, we’re in Peanut Butter & Co for a sandwich. That should be good and good for you! Great job, Joe!
MOUTH - So the Elvis has peanut butter, bananas, honey, and bacon? Sure, I’ll order that. Thanks.
BRAIN - Damn it, Joe.
STOMACH (pumps fist) - Suck it, Brain.
Life Lesson 201: Smoked beer tastes like bacon, and it is awesome.
Dear New York,
I went to SF last weekend and ate at Umami Burger. It was awesome. Please make it happen here. Or else.
P.S. The burger on the left was a patty made up of scallops topped with bacon. I would eat this every single day if I was able to.
I was a little late, but I tried In N Out Burger for the first time ever during my trip to Vegas a couple weeks ago. It was good, but probably over-hyped in my head after all these years of hearing how it’s the best thing in the world.
I’m definitely setting myself up for a few arguments and some terrible jokes right now, but I think I like 5 Guys more than In ‘N Out. I’d elaborate, but I feel like I’d only dig myself into a deeper hole.
The funny thing about Vegas is that as much as they milk you for every dollar you have, the food prices there are relatively reasonable. I stayed at the Aria this past weekend for the first time, and as expensive as everything else was there, the lunch buffet was $20 and had some really good stuff.
Pictured above were my 4 favorite items (both at this particular buffet and in life): Snow Crab Legs (cut in half so you don’t make a mess), Slab Bacon and Steak from their carving station, and Cocktail Shrimp buried there somewhere.
Thunder Jackson’s on Bleeker and Thompson sells Das Boot for $25 (domestic beer). From what I remember, the fries and steak skewers were pretty good. Everything got a little fuzzy once I started acting out the alcoholic version of the Benny and Joon diner scene.
I haven’t written about food in a while, but don’t worry, I’ve been eating. I always thought it was weird that although pork belly has been gaining popularity the past few years, not many places serve it grilled. It’s my favorite way to cook it because it gives you the illusion that it’s not that bad for you.
Krystal’s on 7th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue serves a standard Filipino menu, including my favorite thing in the world growing up, grilled pork belly, for 10 bucks. Regardless of what ethnicity you are, if you like beer and bacon, get yourself a plate of this with a few Red Horses at their bar. That way I won’t feel bad about myself for how often I do that by myself.