nostrangerer (wrayb) wrote,

lunch and dinner

I should have foregone learning the bits of SQL and other Microsoft Window clutter that fills my work day and concentrated on getting a food gig. Alas too late. But I still try to enjoy my meals.

Today a lunch of "regular beans" (my term, didn't quite catch how they described it) i.e. pinto, rice and braise fish at one of my favorite things about going to 8th Ave & 14th Street area: Taza do Oro. Ended the meal with una taza de expresso. $10 (tip included) and I'm back out on the streets, one happy camper. I could try to describe the fish but I would be guessing and just have to say that it was good, a boneless white fish filet with tomato based sauce and you can try for yourself some Thursday.

And then dinner. At home. I made it. Basic. Steamed some leak/cabbage/pork Chinese dumplings, which were eaten dipped in rice vinegar/soy sauce/spice Chinese mustard. Made miso shiru with hokusai cabbage and little brown mushrooms bought at the Korean store. Savored with an English Ale bought at a discount liquor store near the Newport NJ mall next to where I had a job today: Theakston "Old Peculier" which made the Roger Protz of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) fame's book: "300 BEERS TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE!" in the "Old Ales" chapter with the comment of "...widely exported, to the US in particular." Which may be pun intended as the explanation of name of the beer is that it is derived from establishment of a special parish in the 12th century and that "peculier" in that context came from Norman-French word meaning "particular".

Anyway, glad it is widely exported to the US in particular since it is smooth tasty dark ale, which while dark and creamy, not as heavy as a porter like Guinness, so could easily imagining quaffing several in an evening repast.

OK, time to wash dishes and get back to work.
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