Saturday, March 24, 2007

good ideas

Every so often, I see something brilliant, which makes me glad to live in this world. Last week, I was lucky enough to encounter three such things.

1. Aquavit in midtown Manhattan serves a smorgasboard as one of their entrees. Why eat one variety of food when you can eat a dozen? Also, the word "smorgasboard" is beautiful.



2. The gas station on Middlefield installed a display in the pump station, playing a continuous stream of commercials. At home I would Tivo-skip over all these ads, but last night I stood and watched every Coke and movie commercial during my fuel-up. So did all the other driver there, proving that timing is more important than content.



3. You know how you want to add toppings to your burger -- tomato, lettuce, relish, fried egg -- but then the size strains your mouth?







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The solution is: burger in a bowl! Mine had avocado, grilled pineapple, hard-boiled egg, and dried cranberries.

7 comments:

metal said...

Burger in a bowl? sounds like a salad masquerading as a salad. I've never had a burger with a boiled egg, maybe a fried one, and the cranberries just wont cut it.

unless they're fried too

ArC said...

As a lifelong west coaster, I am willing to accept the egg, avocado, or grilled pineapple toppings one at a time. All together, and with dried cranberries as well? That shouldn't qualify as a "burger" ever. Ever ever.

Anonymous said...

The burger in a bowl don't look that enticing at all. :-(

If a burger gets too big, then just split it, eat the top half then bottom half later...that's what I do. :-) Ketchup stains proof.

KE Liew said...

it's like eating dumplings without the skin. how does the make any sense?!

Anonymous said...

Burger in a bowl is a salad with hamburger in it. Kinda like the concept of the taco salad. Bottom line is, it ain't no burger!

Erica said...

Ah, if you like smorgasboard you should try a rijstafel the best being at Kantijl en de Tijger in Amsterdam! Yum!

Anonymous said...

Where's the carb-o-licious bun?