Friday, December 18, 2009

The Last Few Months in Food, part 1

You’ve undoubtedly noticed that the photo updates have been scarce, as I’ve found myself without the regular use of a reliable point-and-shoot camera the last few months. Thus I've photographed in two months what it formerly took me a week or two to photograph. Hopefully Christmas morning sees the situation remedied. (Hint, hint, Santa Claus.) As the title indicates, here are some photos of things I’ve eaten since October, if not earlier.

A pretty simple sandwich: pastrami, ham, turkey and chicken with Swiss cheese on a French dip roll.

The Black and Blue Burger from ESPN Zone at Downtown Disney. Having visited Disneyland in October, I found myself craving the assorted sliders that we'd ordered during our last visit, but in true ESPN Zone style, they are no longer on the menu. Oh well. As I said in April, the Black and Blue Burger never disappoints.

Here's a small sundae I ordered at a Foster's Freeze in Firebaugh, on the way home from Disneyland. In my formative years I would stop at the Foster's Freeze in Lower Lake, California while driving to or from my family's vacation home in Clearlake. I haven't been to a Foster's Freeze in more than fifteen years. And while this sundae is certainly nothing to make a chain like Coldstone fear for its revenue stream, it satisfied my craving for decent-tasting and relatively cheap ice cream.

This is a carne asada burrito from Los Pericos, a taqueria I've been frequenting in Hayward. I've eaten there once a week for the last three weeks on my way to or from the Bay Area. I think a review may be in order.

A grilled ham and cheese sandwich with fries, from Paul's at the Villa in San Mateo.

The blue cheese chopped salad from Outback Steakhouse: A tangy blend of blue cheese, walnuts, lettuce and vinaigrette. When Katie and I go to Outback, we both order one with our meal. Since she's pregnant, Katie is trying to limit her blue cheese intake, which means that I get it added to my own salad. Having a child is truly a miracle!

Hot pastrami Reuben from Jack's Urban Eats in Folsom.

Urban fries, also from Jack's Urban Eats: Fries covered with blue cheese and chili oil. They are even more addictive than that description would have you believe.

Another sandwich. Hey, they're quick, easy and tasty!

My cousin's son turned one this month. This is the three-tiered, jungle-themed cake made for the guests.

He, of course, got his own cake to smash, eat, or do whatever a one year-old does.

More to come!

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