Monday, January 3, 2011

restaurant challenge: complete

things i learned, 
things i ate, 
and answers to questions that you probably didn't have {but my mom did}
1. cocks comb is gross, 
so is jelly fishies, 
and shrimps, 
but truffles rock.
2. hot dogs and mac and cheese and schnitzel 
still reign supreme on my list of most favorite foods. 
3. more restaurants should have a menu option that reads something along the lines of,
don't worry about ordering...just sit down and let us bring you food
à la terroir tribeca
4. what were your favorite meals?
the ones with a lot of my favorite people and a lot of time 
and a lot of booze:
terroir, piccolo angolo, alinea, to name a few...
and then there were the ones that i was completely obliterated for, 
those were fun! 
5. ok, but food-wise, which were your faves?
i have dreams about the breslin
and i've been back to kest√© like a zillion trillion times
and the black label burger at minetta tavern really was worth an arm and an eye ball
and baohaus...oh there are simply too many... 
my favorites were all comfy foods 
{but i did really love momofuku ko, and was astounded by alinea}
additionally, some of the best things i ate this year weren't part of restaurant challenge. 
they were: 
the banh mi at fatty 'cue {photos were kidnapped!}, 
the hot sauce and honey butter chicken biscuit from the pies n thighs booth at the columbus circle holiday market, 
and, of course, 
my 3,000 chicken schnitzel schnitzel truck sandwiches {happy birthday, oleg!}
 6. things i ate for the first time:
cock's comb*, shrimpies*, truffles, fluke, sea bass, venison, duck, lamb, bunny rabbit, manta ray, caviar, salsify, rutabaga, liver, tongue, pickles, bone marrow, foie gras, turnip, tuna, quail egg, short ribs, goat, piggie face, mussels*, squid*, bitter melons*, eel*, seitan*, tempeh*, beets... ok i'm getting embarrassed. 
7. did you get chubbier?
no. look at this graph i drew that charts my weight:
 see?! i broke even!
8. r.i.p. canteen 82 and xiao ye
9. how are you not poor?
well, my computer is about to combust, 
my phone screen is shattered, 
and i don't love marc jacobs like i used to, 
if that says anything... 
it was just all about priorities and work study money, 
and also winning free schnitzels.
10. whatchu gonna do now that it's over?
not be that girl that takes pictures with her food. 
oy vay i got so sick of that. 
and also i won't feel stressed on saturdays to squeeze in the restaurant for that week. 2011, i might master the art of the tv dinner or something.
or think of another little project, like, 52 dog butts 52 weeks. 
i love dog butts. they so cute. 

bye bye, restaurant challenge!! 




Anonymous said...

I've enjoyed all 52 weeks and look forward to your next venture. I know it will be just as entertaining.

Sara said...

I only caught maybe half of your restaurant challenge, but all of the posts I read were super entertaining and hilarious. And I love the pictures/graphs you drew for this post. Especially the pig.

Raquel said...

Hooray! Ditto to what anonymous said!

Dancing Branflake said...

Woohoo! You are amazing! And I blogged about you today, just to let you know.

{lovely little things} said...

Congrats on finishing strong! I enjoyed all your posts, good luck in 2011, maybe it's the year of schnitzl!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Congrats on completing the challenge! Happy New Year!

Jody said...

This has been a wonderful journey. Through your beautiful writing I feel like I have enjoyed and experienced every one of these restaurants with you! You have taken us all there with your words and pictures (especially the fantastic watercolors). I can't wait to read and reread all of these hysterical, creative, awesomely written posts over and over....

Jody said...

.....also, I hope this doesn't mean you are going to stop blogging. Your posts are the very first thing I read every morning and my very favorite way to start every single day. I love them all!

The Childlike Empress said...

thankyou for the graph and picture, they helped me understand your progress much better!

Marsi @ The Cottage Cheese said...

I cannot stop laughing at this post! Thanks for taking us on your year-long food journey, although I curse you for making me hungry every time I visit your blog :) Love the drawings and paintings you've added. Such a talented chick - musician, writer, artist...what's next for Molly? Oh that's right: dog butts.

la petite coquine said...

Horray that you finished, and horray that it's over, too-I can imagine you're a little worn out!

ediot said...

hi darling. just found your blog. thanks for stopping by me.
this post is so strange but fun.;)
gonna check out more of your posts now dear
hope you're having a good week so far


Kimbirdy said...

hooray and congrats!! you are one hilarious and very BRAVE girl!

Becca said...

YOU DID IT!!!!!!


Dane Lam said...

now for the 104 week challenge, please ...

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