June 09, 2004

"Reeks of late nights and youthful indiscretions"

I liked that phrase a lot. I read it this morning in the NY Times in a restaurant review. The reviewer was describing a dish that went by her on the way to another table. But it got me thinking, what foods do I associate with late nights and youthful indiscretions?

* 3 a.m., French Fries with gravy at a diner.

* Pizza from the place on the corner that used to stay open until 5 a.m. At that time of night, all pizza is good pizza.

* Texas Fries. These were served at a long gone and much lamented 24 hour joint near where I grew up. They were chili cheese fries with minced raw onion on top. It is the taste of heaven.

* Couscous with as much Harissa as you could stand to make up for the night before.

* I-Hop. That's all, just I-Hop.

* The famed Lucky Dog of New Orleans purchased and consumed on the street between bars.

* Long, still drunk, dim sum breakfasts.

* And the ever popular, cold, leftover pizza the next day.

* Whatever you raided from the vending machine in college as you stayed up all night to debate whatever issues impassioned you at that time.

I'm certain there are more, but these are the ones that come to mind immediately.

Posted by Random Penseur at June 9, 2004 07:44 AM
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