Comment of the Day: Memories of Mai's
Here on Eating Our Words, the commenters absolutely make the blog, and our Comment of the Day honors the best of the bunch.
Every day, we read you guys and pick the commenter, or commenters, who made us laugh, cry, salivate over something delicious, or think about things in a new way.
In return, we offer them a virtual White Russian.
Katharine Shilcutt reviewed the reincarnation of Mai's, and found that some things never change - she still doesn't like the place. But knowing how Houstonians are loyal to it, she asked readers for their Mai's memories.
Feldman's reply was classic:
My strongest memory of Mai's is eating there for the first time and realizing what I had been missing all these years. Why hadn't I tried bun with chicken or shrimp? Why hadn't I eaten spring rolls with peanut sauce before? After that, I tried Vietnamese food with reckless abandon and credit Mai's for my love of Vietnamese food as a cuisine.
That pretty much sums it up right there.
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