Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're currently petitioning the Olympics to add Comfort Eating as an event. Our training for the qualifiers has caused us to put on a pound or two, so we started the week off with a healthy bowl of Mongolian barbecue. We also had some advice on ten spots around town to take visitors, as well as five spots around the U of H main campus to stay the hell away from. Is the Kim Son still set up in the cafeteria at Moody Towers? Because last time we lived at U of H (which, admittedly, was a few years back), Kim Son wrecked our digestive systems on a regular basis. Why did we keep going back? We don't know. We just don't know.
What do you get if you cross Indian food and pizza? If you guessed "unmitigated horror," you surprisingly couldn't be more wrong. We also had a look at the delicious Big Red Cock Gastropub, and look forward to dining at its soon-to-be-open sister seafood restaurant, the Hot Moist Vagina Fish Hatchery & Snatchery. Surely, it will be one of the finest places in Houston to eat out.
Hey, want a wedge of cheese you could sink a boat with? Too bad, we got 'em. We also managed to find one of the few uncrowded, peaceful breakfast spots in Houston, so of course we told everyone about it. It's cool, though, nobody knows about this kickass gas station breakfast yet, so - awww, shit.
We shared some dishes that make us nostalgic, and since a lot of them aren't around anymore, the comment section is refreshingly hate-free. Ordinarily when we praise anything, someone pops up and rebuts "OH YAH WELL NEAIEL'S ICE CREEM ISNT ALL TAHT LOL U R A STIPUD BICTH, THE HUSTON PRES SHULD HIER PEOPEL WHO CAN RITE, LIEKE ME LOL FUK U", but when it's places that no longer exist, everybody's all positive. Everything was better when you were younger. We get it.
Tostada burgers or those awesome-looking mini-tostadas? It doesn't have to be a contest, people. You can easily do both. You could just as easily have enjoyed plentiful treats at last weekend's Art Car Parade, and we hope you did, because we hate to see perfectly fine Saint Arnold's go to waste. We also hate to see perfectly fine pancakes go to waste, which is what happens whenever they are eaten by anyone other than TWiD. We'd consider giving pot-laced pancakes to some of the folks in that comments section, because damn. Time to chill your shit out a little before you have an aneurysm, guys.
The second food fight of the week was between alternative milks, vying for the chance to wash down our battle pancakes. Is it possible to pair milk with fish? It just seems like a bad idea, even if the fish is expertly cooked.
Community Bar seems like a good place to go watch the Astros as they struggle to decide whether or not they're going to suck this year, and finally, we offer some simple advice on Italian wines. So, a nice Morellino di Scansano for these Spaghetti-O's, then? Thanks, Joseph Kemble!