Friday, March 5, 2010

week 9: big pink

miami has three types of restaurants:

1. the kind that uses big boobies to attract customers
{such as... ALL of the restaurants on lincoln road}
2. little dives like la sandwicherie and el rey de las fritas that are a bit off the beaten path but worth it.
3. diners where the menus are the size of a four year old.

... and so when my best bribery efforts to get a ride to el rey failed,
saved me from having to endure big boobied hostesses.

the victims, left to right: 
sue, mark, brian, me, rob 
{five points if you guess which ones are related} was your typical huge diner-y restaurant that apparently all of miami flocks to for sunday brunch,
and it has some quirky menu items,
such as a tv style dinner, complete with sectioned tray,
and various things served in buckets...

like the calamari and shrimp that i tried for the first time
and the calamari i kind of liked
and the shrimp made me want to puke my brains out.
{the men loved em though} then our mains came.

and then about ten minutes later our silverware came.

like what?
rob wonders how he should eat his tuna sammich

brian showcases his lox pizza with caviar
which might as well have been a bagel & lox
too salty for brian's taste
a+ for creativity, i thought it was delightfully mediocre

when i couldn't decide what to get on the 4 foot by 4 foot menu,
mark told me to close my eyes and point at something,
and i got
the big pink hollywood breakfast
polenta fries topped with spinach, bacon, and poached eggs...
covered in cheese sauce
{cheese sauce on the side for me please, for the sake of my poor heart}

and i learned two things:

1. there's a reason polenta fries aren't more popular
2. having to watch your poor food lose heat while a sassy aloof waitress hunts down silverware is more painful than you will ever know. 

p.s. what self 'specting restaurant serves nacho cheese?

in the end,
sassy waitresses and the absence of silverware 
did not ruin the meal
us midwesterners were in the sun,
graced with people we love,
and enthralled in good conversation.

...43 to go...



big pink is located at 157 collins ave in miami


kELLO! said...

that picture of you and the plate is so pretty :) (more you than the plate- ha!) i love the sun :)

Meghan said...

The best photos ever!!!

Jessica Leigh La Lou said...

Wow girlie you're very pretty! Love these photos! Seemed like you enjoyed yourself...:)

Chris said...

I want nacho cheese 100% of the time.

Melissa said...

What I would do to be in Miami right now!

Sorry the waitress wasn't good, but at least you had a good time, right?!

Ben said...

any place serving calamari in a bucket is not just mediocre...wish I'd been there.

daisychain said...

fancy some mail? I actually have two pairs of the birdy earrings, I bought a pair and a friend picked me up a I could totally send you one.

M.M.E. said...

I've never had food come to me in a bucket...hmm...not sure if that's a good thing or not. Miami looks great! I'm already packing all of my sunscreen for my trip to Phoenix but Miami would be even sunnier.

my name is lauren. said...

nacho cheese??? ewwww!

glad you had sun and people you love the redeem your meal :).

my name is lauren. said...

nacho cheese??? ewwww!

glad you had sun and people you love the redeem your meal :).

my name is lauren. said...

nacho cheese??? ewwww!

glad you had sun and people you love the redeem your meal :).

Rob said...

What is a bucket? can you put it on your head?

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