by Steven Doyle
The national food days are interesting. I don’t chat them all up, but we do celebrate a few like National Pie, Burger or Pizza Day. And why not? I just scanned the latest list of food days and spotted one for this weekend called National Eat What You Want Day. Now that is a holiday that I can rally around. It happens to coincide with Mother’s Day, so I hope she has her eating pants on.
I have been writing all day and haven’t taken a break to eat anything, so I am ripe for a list. Here are a few things I wan to eat right now, be sure to tell me how you will celebrate. Oh, and any time I can use the photo of Mr. Creosote, I will.
The chicken fried steak at Allgood Cafe
The fish and chips at Toad in the Hole
The new elotes stuffed quail at Bolsa
The bouillabaisse at Dive Coastal
The roasted baby artichokes at Gemma (with requisite poached egg)
The bruleed ruby red grapefruit pie at CBD.
The grilled baby octopus at Boulevardier
The Club Schmitz burger. If for no other reason than after this month you will never be able to have one again. Ever.
The duck poutine with foie gras supplement at Blind Butcher. I can’t get enough of this stuff. They tell me that there is a new shrimp poutine, so I will try that soon.
The 3am breakfast at The Waffle House. Because sometimes you just need to.
BONUS: The fried Ipswich clams at 20 Feet Seafood Joint just to hear Marc Cassel go “arrrrrrgh”.