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We have threads for annoyances and what made us cheerful, but then there's those weird things that happen.....   My workplace is particularly fertile ground for the surreal. 2 current examples:

Yeah, me too.   As soon as I'm a real member, I'll upload a real avatar.   Or did you mean my sig?

You talkin' to me?

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16 hours ago, joethefoodie said:

Not yet. That destroyed thing on the floor is her favorite. She drags it all around and yells for us to play - preferably at 3 AM. I was thinking of a live mouse for her next toy, but that's possibly a little cruel.

mayhaps a mouse with a terminal diagnosis who has opted for assisted suicide

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2 hours ago, Stone said:

I may not have a lot of gray hair, but yesterday I yelled at someone for riding his bike on the sidewalk.

I may be even older than you, and a few weeks ago I yelled at a number of people on Grand St.

"Adult" men, playing tag with their 3 kids - the adults were chasing the kids, and vice versa, while the adults were on electric scooters, on the sidewalk, in and out of people. Just fuck you, you morons.

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Ok, I'm not sure if I've posted this.  I think I kept it as a trade secret.  But I'll let it out here.

Some day, I want to make pastrami and rye ice cream.  Steep Katz's pastrami in the milk.  Make the ice cream.  Fold in dices of rye and deli mustard swirl.

Brilliant.  

I was going to send the idea to Ben & Jerry, but they wouldn't split the profits with me.

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47 minutes ago, Stone said:

Ok, I'm not sure if I've posted this.  I think I kept it as a trade secret.  But I'll let it out here.

Some day, I want to make pastrami and rye ice cream.  Steep Katz's pastrami in the milk.  Make the ice cream.  Fold in dices of rye and deli mustard swirl.

Brilliant.  

I was going to send the idea to Ben & Jerry, but they wouldn't split the profits with me.

I could see this as a dinner party starter.   

I seem to  remember dill pickle ice cream as part of a deconstructed "burger" ensemble at L'Astrance.

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1 hour ago, Orik said:

Mads era Acme had a beer soaked rye with salted ice cream. No pastrami though. 

I'm pretty sure I had that, and it was good. Although I might be conflating it with the beer & rye porridge, which was also good. And...

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It was...fine. If I didn't know it was mac & cheese flavor ice cream, I wouldn't have been able to figure it out. Tasted mostly sweet, slightly sour, and pretty non-descript, overall.

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2 hours ago, Orik said:

Mads era Acme had a beer soaked rye with salted ice cream. No pastrami though. 

 

1 hour ago, small h said:

I'm pretty sure I had that, and it was good. Although I might be conflating it with the beer & rye porridge, which was also good. And...

Those were good dishes!

There's no way (outside of science) to not have that ice cream (mac and cheese) be sweet, I don't think.

I recently made a salted peanut butter and chocolate ice cream that came out pretty good. Only a little science.

 

Meanwhile, I have one question about mac and cheese ice cream. WHY?

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16 minutes ago, joethefoodie said:

Meanwhile, I have one question about mac and cheese ice cream. WHY?

I'm going with "marketing stunt." Anyway, there was no one but me at the Ludlow Street location, so - at least on the LES - it didn't work.

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So I'm having dinner at the bar in this restaurant.  I'm sitting next to this guy who I think to myself kind of looks like Pete Wells.  I didn't think he WAS Pete Wells, mind you.  Just that the resemblance was notable.

Midway through my dinner, the guy turns to me and says, "My wife and I have decided that you're a secret New York Times restaurant reviewer."

I was like, YOU look a lot more like him than I do!

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Remember the old days when if you were a white male dining alone and taking photos of the food, the front of house would get hysterically over-excited and start sending out extra dishes?

(Okay you never took photos but you know what I mean.)

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