Wednesday, October 12, 2005

I tried a new sausage!


daisyspot
Originally uploaded by becklerg.

Waterboy last night was fantastic, as usual. I highly recommend the bollito misto that they have on the menu right now. It had a big chunk of cotechino sausage in it, which is this soft Italian sausage that has nutmeg in it. And the broth the whole dish was swimming in was SO TASTY. We finished off the meal with some fine aged port. However, I heard my second story in just a few weeks of someone puking after eating there. I can only speculate that it's the richness of the food coupled with a good amount of wine that upsets some people's stomachs. The fact that one person had eaten lamb tartare makes it not too surprising. Raw lamb sounds really gross to me, but I can think of a certain Armenian who would probably be stoked on it.

I read the Daisy Spot article in A & K today. It was pretty good. A bit cutesy. I'm happy that they're finally releasing a record. They're having their record release show at Old Ironsides this friday. I'll most likely go. The only weird thing about the cover story is that they used a primitive chalk drawing of Tatiana and Mike for the cover. As a friend said (OK, I'll name drop him, it was Anton Barbeau) "you take the most photogenic band in Sacramento and use a crappy drawing of them for the cover?". See above for evidence.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

That picture is so great!

-connie

Anonymous said...

no offense to the armenian, but i ate some his notsupposedtobebutwas lamb tatare at xmas party last year and puked my brains out afterwards...After my great aunts then regaled me with lovely stories of rotten mutton feed to soilders (my great uncles) and remembering eatting rotten goat meat day camp growing up I am done with both of those meats.-
alicia

beckler said...

see! i don't think that humans are supposed to eat raw lamb. i'm setting up a joke about armenians right now that is much too offensive to print. and not true, armenians are, as rob zombie would say, more human than humans. And by that I mean they're warm and wonderful people.

Anonymous said...

Just the thought of all that dirty pigeon I ate from the Waterboy still makes me want to puke. It was good, but it felt gross to be stuffed with a bunch of "squab" and sweetbreads. Blech!

Brew

Anonymous said...

I've never tried raw lamb, but I recently ate cured lamb that was pretty good. It was like prosciutto-style, and thinly sliced, but it tasted beefier and gamier. What do you think about lamb chops? Do you want them cooked well done?

Ben

beckler said...

That brings a question to mind. What exactly is cured meat? The waterboy had a salad with cured salmon and beets. Scott tried to order it but they were out of the salmon. As for what I think of lamb chops I say that I don't like any kind of chops. Not lamb chops, not pork chops, not mutton chops.

Anonymous said...

What about Ah Chop Chop in Carmichael? Nah, I'm just bustin' your chops.

miller

armeniac said...

Whats the armenian joke? i won't get offended as i, in fact, know we(armenians) are the pure remnant of the aryan super man. I was told this very fact on the footsteps of Mt. Arara vby a swell Armo-Fascist from Glendale, the place to be for Fascist of all stripes.Maybe it's all that lamb. sorry bout the puking alicia, it seems the once strong aryan lamb cooking blood has been depleeted by the mongrelization of my family, though if I were still pure armenian i could only get a bone marrow transplant from anaother armenian otherwise it would fail,proving how pure armenians are. whats the goddamn joke bek!

Anonymous said...

I thought the lamb tartare at the Waterboy was delicious. But I only had a bite or two. It was delightfully seasoned.

I love cured meats. Prosciutto, and lots of it, is my jam.

Miss B

DB said...

I think she was making a connection between eating raw lamb meat and performing fellatio on an Armenian.

armeniac said...

Can't deny that DB

Anonymous said...

But Becky,

Remember the lamb burger from Chez Oskar? Bagchi ordered it. It was sooooooo delicious, Tahir's been back for it since, and it was ordered 'rare', which is kind of like raw.

Also, I think cured meat could be defined as meat that hasn't been cooked, but aged or smoked or salted to the point of not being 'raw' anymore. And cured salmon is probably just lox of some kind or another.

-michele

beckler said...

mmm...lamb burger. that sounds great.