God bless America, land of burgers, tendons, and everything in between

by

IMG_3857

Just a week ago, a big group of friends and I were stuffing ourselves with Sichuan food and Japanese/Taiwanese odds and ends at Metro Cafe in Sunset Park.  Right above are the beef tendons, slick with oil and Sichuan peppercorns, and below are two choices among the 5 for $1 skewers.

IMG_3860

So good!  So addictively salty and spicy, from the double-cooked pork to the fried tofu to even the lovely, tender string beans.

IMG_3864

And tomorrow morning, I’m headed to Minneapolis for Fourth of July weekend.  I’m going to be hanging out with my college girlfriends during our yearly reunion.  We’re definitely going to snack on some cheese curds, drink some Leinenkugle’s beer, eat a Jucy Lucy, and try this Mahnomin porridge of wild rice at Hell’s Kitchen.

There is nothing that makes me feel so patriotic as knowing that that in this great country of ours, I can stuff myself with spicy beef tendons, heavy on the Sichuan peppercorns, at Metro Cafe in Brooklyn, and then just a few states over, chow down on a hamburger stuffed with pepper jack cheese in Minneapolis.  So proud to be an American!

Advertisements

Tags: , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: