Okay, so: Breaking Bad. Best Show Evah. We all know this right? You can make an argument that it’s only in the all time top five, but seriously: It’s the best and much better than we deserve.
So, the finale is this weekend. What are you going to eat to smother the sadness that it’s over? What are you going to use to salve the pain when the final bit of drama goes pear shaped? What are you going to do?
Blue Meth Ice Cream. That is the answer to all of your whats.
Waiting to see the World’s End (single line review: “Best capper to the Cornetto trilogy possible and exceeded all (high) expectations.”. For a longer (and better analysis), Devin Faraci over at Badass Digest is the guy to go to both here and here. You really should go see it.) we popped into the Factory on Granville for a couple pre-movie beers and food. And the Famous Anaconda…
To say I was looking forward to the World’s End would be an understatement. Been rewatching Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz and I’m getting excited to finally catch the capper to the Cornetto Trilogy (or is it the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy?)
Anyways, random food experiment: I’ve heard a few people talk recently about making Beer Floats and this seemed like a decent enough time to try it out.
the Biggest Burger I Ever Attempted to Fit in My Mouth
Bogy’s Gastropub is a pretty decent place to grab a beer after work or golf (it’s connected to the Sunrise Executive Golf Course in Cloverdale). Awesome during the spring and summer as they have a big old patio to drink and gorge.
So, through a comedy of errors, I accidentally ended up with an extra ticket to the Festival de la Poutine last Saturday. Normally, not an issue, but with each ticket, you also get a free serving of poutine from La Belle Patate.
Most normal people would shrug this off. Me, being an idiot, thought it was a good idea to try to eat both servings.
Like I said: I’m not very smart.
The Festival, held at Heritage Hall on Main Street, is split into time periods: Day and Night. I was there for the daytime stretch, which was pretty low-key. Besides the serving from La Belle Patate, there wasn’t much else going on. Just many friendly staffers, a long line of poutine hungry festival goers, and a t-shirt/tattoo stand.
The Night shift apparently has the live music and ‘alternative’ poutine tastings. This is all stated very clearly on all of the Festival’s literature, so I really don’t have any one to blame except myself.
Overall, the poutine was excellent. They had a Build Your Own table staffed by super friendly volunteers. (For my first serving, I went with Poutine plus Bacon, Mushrooms, and Onions. Second serving was Green Peppers, Onions, and Jalapenos.)
Will happily return next year, but maybe I’ll have to make sure to check out the evening’s festivities instead…
On a recent trip to Portland, we stopped off at the Iron Skillet in Sedro-Woolley. Our attention was grabbed by a road side sign stating “Good Food, Lousy Service”. The food was good. The service was actually pretty good as well.
I had the Biscuit and Gravy + Two Eggs & Meat for $7.99.
Yup. All of that for $7.99. Tasted pretty great too. Of course, the heaviness of the meal pretty much put me out for the count for the rest of the day. I could have very happily gone to sleep immediately after I put the fork down.
Heartily recommend. Just don’t expect to do anything super active right after.