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03/17/22 10:46 - ID#60885

B-Sides on Chippewa

A chicken finger restaurant by the owners of Bacchus in the old Mighty Taco. They had a fried vegan sandwich - could use some more flavor, but otherwise nice to be out for lunch like it's 2017.

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Category: food

02/05/22 02:35 - ID#60880

Ethiopian at West Side Bazaar

(e:terry) and I took a walk to pick up the car from getting the exhaust repaired at Forest Automotive. Side note, they are the only auto repair people that haven't felt like a complete scam. Pretty honest assessments, they give you estimates for the short-term cheap fix and the long-term real fix.

So after picking up the car we stopped at the West Side Bazaar for Abyssinia Ethiopian and a Sudanese stand I hadn't tried before. The veggie platter is so good.

I miss going to Fast and Tasty on Allen multiple times a week.

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Category: food

10/24/16 12:58 - ID#60701

Cooking marathon

After the hike I went shopping at Price Rite and the co-op for 2 hours. And then (e:terry) and I began our cooking marathon.

Terry made potato goat cheese galettes (e:60460), and I made a double batch of chana masala. It almost overflowed the pans.

Together we cut up 6 onions, 8 cloves of garlic, four tomatoes, two potatoes and something like ~1800g of chickpeas.

Now I barely have to cook this week. I feel like a mom-blogger with all this meal prep.

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Category: food

08/25/16 03:35 - ID#60625

Teryiaki tempeh

(e:terry) and I made this delicious teryiaki tempeh, with steamed broccoli, white rice and purple cabbage.

It only took ~20 minutes to make, including prep. the recipe: Here's a link to the recipe.
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Category: food

08/16/16 11:01 - ID#60615

Churros, part of a balanced breakfast

The breakfast of champions. While (e:paul) and (e:hodown) were driving to the mall, (e:terry) and I were having homemade churros topped with homemade ice cream at Las Puertas. It was just a test run but it was delicious.

I think his his Mexican hot chocolate ice cream, while mine was cherry goat cheese ice cream.
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Category: food

08/16/16 10:55 - ID#60613

Little cakes

(e:hodown) everytime you bring these cupcakes, I'm pretty sure I eat at least a third of the package. Cookie dough is the best flavor.
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Category: food

04/10/16 11:14 - ID#60459

Buffalo Rome

On Friday we decided to try somewhere new for lunch and ended up at Buffalo Rome, on Porter. It's where the second Cafe 59 and a million other cafes used to be. I really liked it - they had a delicious mushroom soup and an eggplant sandwich. The bread was especially amazing. Soup, sandwich, coffee and a shared dessert was only $30 for all three of us.

It was cramped inside but very nice.
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What is Luiza's pierogi club? I'd want in.
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Later at night we went to the Underground with Jeremy for the next she lives event. It was crazy packed. I've never waited so long at a bar before.
Still it was fun to see everyone there. (e:mike) and (e:libertad) you should have made it out.

At the end I got chased out by the butch security guard at the door for taking my beer with me, but luckily my legs are longer ;)
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Category: food

03/26/16 07:29 - ID#60452

Burmese food at Lin Restaurant

We rode bikes up for lunch to Lin on Tonawanda Street, in Riverside. unfortunately while we were crossing the street I dropped (e:Paul)'s old Android wear watch and the glass smashed. It's still usable but has a ton of shards sticking out.

They had the Thai iced coffee which is amazing.
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They also had a tea leaf salad. I usually eat my tea leaves anyway but this was pretty interesting.
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Terry and I split a curry and a fried rice. We also got a million different appitizers, including spring rolls and samosas. They had extremely tiny and super spicy peppers to top everything. Yum.
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Next door they had a small grocery store with a bunch of different Indian/Japanese/Chinese foods.

One of the shelves contained nothing but this nut. Apparently it's speed-y plant that gives you oral cancer. Anyone want to try?

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And some banana blossom. How do you eat these?
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Category: food

03/21/16 07:01 - ID#60444

Strange allure/Lebanese platter

Nothing better than some latvian food. Seriously the best food of all my people. We went to Mezza with my family because my brother is home for spring break. Terry and I split a gigantic vegetarian platter with falafel, grape leaves, a fatayer flat bread with spinach on it, fattosh salad and hummus. Healthy piggies.

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Afterwards (e:paul) and I napped while we all waited for (e:uchina) to come in for the strange allure rave. It was in this warehouse on Winslow street, by East Ferry and Filmore.

I'm usually not excited for house music but the atmosphere and mood was pretty good Should have listened to you (e:paul) ;). The light show was crazy with flashing LEDs - you never knew where (e:uchina) was until you were touching her head.

We didn't get home sleep until 5:30 despite the parade the next day.
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Category: food

03/09/16 02:33 - ID#60436

Dragonfruit (dragonegg)

Have you ever had a dragonfruit? It looks like I would expect a dragon egg to look like. It makes me want to incubate it and have a cute dragon pet.

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We got on at PriceRite for $1.99 a pound. It has a very mild creamy taste and the coolest looking seeds on the inside. From the look of it I really thought it would have a stronger taste.


Apparently it's from Mexico and related to the prickly pear cactus. Now I know what Basra's favorite fruits taste like.
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