Thursday, September 15, 2011

Kool-Aid Foodie

Well, you know you've drunk the foodie Kool-Aid when your hot dogs come from The Fifth Quarter, and you grill them on your Jennair and serve them on buns made by splitting Acme Herb Slab bread. Even the mustard was fancypants and the greenie beanies were organic and local.

Sheesh.

To come down out of the clouds a bit, I smeared 'em with sweet pickle relish and good old catsup from a squeeze bottle. I only tell you that so you'll understand who you are dealing with when I confess that I like Coleman's hot dogs better.

These Fifth Quarter hot dogs were no doubt superior, made from fine ingredients lovingly by hand. They cooked up beautifully and had that wonderful little *snap* you get when you bite into a natural casing. They were well seasoned and had a little more texture than the average. The only thing they really lacked was smoke, and I could have added that by cooking them over charcoal. There's really no logic to this - it comes down to personal preference. When it comes to hot dogs, give me Coleman's every time.

Even if I am a card-carrying foodie.

11 Comments:

Blogger cookiecrumb said...

Funny. I have an AARP card, but not a foodie card.
:)

Thursday, September 15, 2011  
Blogger katiez said...

Do they still make Kool-Aid? I couldn't begin to count how many pitchers we went through every summer when I was a kid...
I haven't had a hot dog in years - love them... Used to go to the State Fair just for hot dogs.

Thursday, September 15, 2011  
Blogger namastenancy said...

I think this makes perfect sense - you get real hot dogs, not something stuffed with salt, preservatives and filler. Can't beat that!
So says me, the card carrying, foodie and art lover

Thursday, September 15, 2011  
Blogger Chilebrown said...

I want to try those dogs. You can dress them up with Acme buns, that are very,very good and fancy mustard but they are still a pig with Kensington lipstick. I am going this Sunday to get some. Thanks.

Thursday, September 15, 2011  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Cookiecrumb, I keep getting offers from AARP but so far haven't taken them up on it.

KatieZ, they do, indeed, still make Kool-Aid. And hot dogs are still worth a trip to the State Fair.

Nancy, I guess the cards an art lover carries are museum membership cards.

Chilebrown, what time you goin'? I might see you there. We might also get Cookiecrumb to join us - she's interested in soft meat.

Thursday, September 15, 2011  
Blogger Chilebrown said...

Well, I would love to join you and your friends. You know Cookiecrumb is a player and Cranky is a Hard competitor. If we go we will search for vegetables.

Thursday, September 15, 2011  
Blogger Chilebrown said...

Have you ever gone for Thai food on Sunday mornings. The Budhist temple near the Ashby Bart station has a Sunday sort of brunch. It is a Bezerkely tradition that we may experience again this weekend.

Thursday, September 15, 2011  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

Our water was turned off Sept. 12 and won't come back on until Sept. 19. A week of unwashed hair. Chilebrown will know how that bothers me. Won't see you there.
(It's a complicated plumbing situation; we are still solvent if unrinsed.)

Thursday, September 15, 2011  
Blogger Chilebrown said...

Oh jeeze, You and your Marin troubles. Could you not just throw your mane of hair in the hot tub. Are they replacing the lines with sparkling, spring water?

I was at the Marin market today and the sauerkraut lady was not there. There was no hot sauce and no yellow corn. Marin Sucks sometimes.!!!!!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

Chilebrown: We have a secret, side market off-premises for the sauerkraut. I got mine!

Thursday, September 15, 2011  
Blogger Zoomie said...

ChilebrownandCookiecrumb, I can tell these are "in" jokes between the two of you. Sorry I won't see you (CC) at the market. CB, no I haven't done brunch at the Temple yet, although I have heard about it. We are having Sunday "dinner" at 1pm with friends, so brunch would not be a good choice this week.

Maybe some other time. Enjoy!

Friday, September 16, 2011  

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