The whole time I thought, "guys! It's ok, it's part of the cow like the steak, it'll taste just like steak!" Then I got it... holy moses it was like eating a tray full of cigarette ashes... incredibly awful.. no taste and this metallic texture... it was simply awful. but being the dope I was I talked up this liver and onions all day so I tried to gut it out and act like it was delicious... everybody around me started laughing. I couldn't do it. I tried so hard to eat it and eventually I started to grab some bread rolls and stuff the liver into the bread... even *that* didn't work, it was a complete circus. I wanted to puke. Eventually I threw in the napkin. I was done and everyone around me was rolling with laughter! That was a *scene* folks.
Ever notice that orange juice and grape juice taste especially good out of a small can? Try it sometime! It is remarkably refreshing... wouldn't even believe it. I went in for a blood test Monday afternoon, and I think this one wiped me out. They took a lil more out of me than usual. I was sweating, just completely fizzled, but the guy at the clinic offered me some juice and he said they had orange, grape, or pineapple and I was so thirsty that I asked to try both the orange and grape together. He went for it! I was doing the dance, in my head, the rest of me was pretty limp trying to restore movement to my right arm. Eventually it came to and so did the juice... boy was it delicious!
One of my buddies, my neighbor, over on twitter is in Western NY, his homeland, this week. He found his local pizzeria and put up a pic of the pizza which he *loved.* He wrote "Dear Twitter, this is pizza."
See, that happens a lot with East Coast guys who move out here to SoCal. They try the pizza and go "this is subpar!" and then once in a while when they go home they tweet to the universe that East Coast places w pizza are pizza how its meant to be. I have the same complex with Mexican food. So much so that this chorizo and cheese burrito I had tonight really hit the spot... if I had seen that tweet earlier, I'd post a pic of the burrito and go "Dear East Coast Twitter: THIS is a burrito."
and its true! Would you even attempt a burrito west of the rockies? Maybe Chipotle and a couple other places, but I'd say that's all.
I'm gonna go to In N Out later on this week and put that on twitter too. "Dear Universe: THIS is a burger, but nice try w/ the Shake Shack." Heehee, I like the shake shack burger all right, but indeed, the In N Out beats it, or I'd think so.
For the record, the best pizza *is* on the East Coast. I have been there, I have tried it, and it is true.
And you know what the best pizza of all the pizzas is? It was re-affirmed by a good friend of mine, YOTS who spoke very highly of it when he went there this year. It is Di Fara... a legend all in itself. Hop on a train to Midwood, Brooklyn, and go to this lil place... nondescript as it seems:
You are NOT going to regret it, so long as you can wait for the pizza. And only one guy makes all the pizzas! His name is Dom. He's quite a character as you'll see when you get there.