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Old December 4th, 2014, 10:12 AM
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I'm going to dissent on the fruitcake thing.

I like fruitcake. I think most people would as well if they hadn't been brainwashed by popular culture's telling them that they're not supposed to like fruitcake.

Fruitcake is like anchovies. Popular culture also tells people that they're not supposed to like anchovies. When I was a kid, it was very common for people on television or movies to say "hold the anchovies" when they ordered a pizza.

I like anchovies. I like fruitcake.
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Old December 4th, 2014, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by johnlee
I'm going to dissent on the fruitcake thing.

I like fruitcake. I think most people would as well if they hadn't been brainwashed by popular culture's telling them that they're not supposed to like fruitcake.

Fruitcake is like anchovies. Popular culture also tells people that they're not supposed to like anchovies. When I was a kid, it was very common for people on television or movies to say "hold the anchovies" when they ordered a pizza.

I like anchovies. I like fruitcake.

I concur.
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Old December 4th, 2014, 11:20 AM
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Popular culture definitely has an impact on how people form opinions about food. Anchovies are unpopular, but Thai food is very popular even though it's loaded with fish sauce. It's way nastier and stinkier than anchovies.

That being said, fruitcake is nasty.
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Old December 4th, 2014, 11:27 AM
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Eggnog.

I like eggnog.

I even crack up when someone thinks it's some super duper gourmet cool shit to say he doesn't like eggnog.
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Old December 4th, 2014, 06:31 PM
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I do not like fruitcake and never have.

I really can't think of too many other foods that I would rather choose to eat fruitcake rather than eating it. Probably balut.

I have no problem with anchovies and I actually like a well-spiced eggnog at Christmas time.
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Old December 5th, 2014, 08:10 AM
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Vendors bring us fruit cakes every year. In the 17 years I've been here I've never nibbled on a fruit cake I cared for.

But eggnog? Eww. I didn't know people actually cared for eggnog. Kind of like punch made with Sprite, fake fruit juice and sherbert ice cream. You see it everywhere but I did not know people actually enjoyed eggnog or punch.

Somewhere in this thread there are photos of some of you guys eating pig guts. I would be willing to try some of these pig gut recipes. But just the mention of eggnog turns my stomach.

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Old December 5th, 2014, 06:25 PM
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I love anchovies. I love eggnog. I've never had a bite of fruitcake but I probably would like it too. Come to think of it, I haven't had too many things I didn't like.

Balut, anyone?
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Old December 7th, 2014, 10:49 PM
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What's not to love about fruitcake? Two colors of cherries, citron, pineapple, cake, nuts, some brandy or bourbon?

To go with your fruitcake:

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Old January 6th, 2015, 07:09 AM
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My wife and I took our kids to Disneyland for a few days last week. We decided to take a day at the end of the trip to decompress from the massive crowds and we booked a night in Hollywood. A while ago I read about a restaurant called Petit Trois, which is a tiny little French style bistro.

As we got on the road, I popped the address in Google Maps on my phone and we drove through the infamous LA area traffic. As we were headed north on Highland Ave, we were trying to find the place and ended up driving past the address on the GPS. Here's why:

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Apparently the budget didn't allow for a new sign or they wanted to stay under the radar; I don't know. Anyways, we walked inside and got seated. This place is tiny. There might be sixteen seats. This has to be the smallest restaurant that I've been to that wasn't a take out joint.

The menu:

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It's always a good sign when there is a limited menu. I'm not the type of person to get freaked out by prices, but $18 for an omelette had me wondering. When I read about the place, the article specifically mentioned about how good the omelette was, so I had to have one.

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I'll admit, I'm a sucker for omelettes. I make omelettes for myself and my wife at least 4 days a week. I've been working on refining my technique and I thought I could make an omelette as good as anyone. I was wrong. This simple dish was one of the best plates of food I've had in years. It's really hard to describe how good the omelette was. My goodness, the thing has only 5 ingredients: eggs, butter, cheese, salt & pepper. It's all about technique and the guy had it mastered.

Jambon persillé:

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This is old school France. Frankly, I was surprised something so untrendy would even be on a menu. My wife wouldn't touch the thing. It really looks like chunks of ham in Jell-O. Once you get past the whole chunk 'o meat in aspic concept, you are rewarded with a great plate of food.

Onion soup:

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My wife had the onion soup, which she said she thought was as good as anything she's ever had in France. I tried it, and it was good, but it's not like I'll be thinking about the soup years from now; it will be the omelette and jambon persillé.

The restaurant:

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This gives you an idea of how small the place is. I was seated along the back wall.

All in all, I loved this place.
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Old January 6th, 2015, 10:27 AM
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Credit cards only?

That's bullshit.
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Old January 6th, 2015, 10:44 AM
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Old January 6th, 2015, 10:54 AM
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That's a bummer. I hope, at least, that they make you set your card on the little tray instead of handing it to the cashier.
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Old January 6th, 2015, 11:15 AM
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That's bullshit too.

One of the draws of Phillippe's was cracking up at the broke ass white people standing in line for the mini ATM machine. That was hilarious. These dumb asses don't even have $20 in their pocket.
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Old January 12th, 2015, 10:35 AM
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