Unlucky in lunch. Unlucky in love. Unlucky in life. The end of February 2007 could not have come any sooner. Spring is right around the corner and I am looking forward to a fresh start. In everything. Food. Family. Friends. Fun?
Thursday, February 1, 2007: All Work and No Play Makes Dull-icious - January 2007 in Review
"My Delicious Life has been reduced to the tourist hell lovingly known as 3rd Street Promenade."
Friday, February 2, 2007: Trastevere - Travesty on The Promenade
"Spaghetti Carbonara was oddly dry and something about the texture was powdery."
Saturday, February 3, 2007: Three on Fourth - When Standards Are Affected By Situation
"Under normal circumstances, I would have been mildly disgusted by the fact that a restaurant would have the *ahem* balls to simply put a wedge of Brie large enough to serve to a cocktail party on a small salad for one person."
Sunday, February 4, 2007: Bravo Cucina - If Dessert is This Bad, Then Dinner...
"At a restaurant that has a named pastry chef, or the desserts cost as much as an entree, then you should expect a fucking flavorgasm."
Monday, February 5, 2007: Super Bowl Sunday - Boys vs. Girls
"Most of us are progressively modern enough to know that cupcakes are gender-neutral anyway."
Tuesday, February 6, 2007: Sunset Bar & Grill - The Horoscope Formula
"I would be surprised if the julienned peppers, mushrooms, and zucchini had come from the Wednesday or Saturday morning Farmers' Market, but I know they weren't Green Giant, either."
Wednesday, February 7, 2007: Johnnie's New York Pizzeria - One Would Think
"The accompanying marinara sauce was watered down and bland; something more akin to a half-complete ketchup rather than a marinara sauce."
Thursday, February 8, 2007: Monsieur Marcel - Korean-French Women DO Get Fat
"A glorious hill of crisp, salted French fries exposing sultry strips of skin here and there in their tumble all over each other on the side of two sandwiches isn't exactly dry toast and a glass of Perrier."
Friday, February 9, 2007: The Counter Burger - BYOB, BYOB, but You Don't Have to BYOB
"I am going to get lynched for this by Oprah and all the thundering hordes of uber-fans of The Counter."
Saturday, February 10, 2007: Fire and Fire - Admitting Pyromania
" There are no lasting repercussions with food. The taste memory will be burned into my senses, but it doesn't hurt."
Sunday, February 11, 2007: Roasted Garlic - Getting Back to Basics. Sort of.
"By the way, roasted garlic does absolutely nothing to help a hangover."
Monday, February 12, 2007: Houston's - Why Sarah Will Be Blogging Instead of *ahem* on Valentine's Day, Part One
"I cannot hang out with a guy whose drink is gayer than mine. Unless he is gay. And my gay boyfriends don’t even drink gay cocktails."
Tuesday, February 13, 2007: Hollywood Roosevelt - Why Sarah Will Be Blogging INstead of *ahem* on Valentine's Day, Part Two
"The Beautiful People are purposely positioned on luxe seating, gorgeous girls draped like accessories on men standing around the perimeter of the room, scanning, looking, sipping cocktails."
Wednesday, February 14, 2007: HMS Bounty - Why Sarah Will Be Blogging Instead of *ahem* on Valentine's Day, Part Three
"It’s kind of like playing a twisted game of Russian roulette with my own emotions."
Thursday, February 15, 2007: Kingyo Sushi - Why Sarah Was Blogging Instead of *ahem* on Valentine's Day, Part Four
"I was warm, hot almost, under the silk-duveted down comforter in a gorgeous bed in a gorgeous room that wasn’t my own."
Friday, February 16, 2007: Love, the Big Daddy Remix - Why Sarah Was Blogging Instead of *ahem* on Valentine's Day, Part The Last
"How come we can’t celebrate St. Dichu’s Day by exchanging gifts of bacon and asking one another 'Will you be my Dichu?'"
Saturday, February 17, 2007: Voda - How Sarah Spells "Vodka" After One Too Many
"Key Lime is a fucking dessert, not a drink. Oops, sorry. I didn't mean to use that word. I meant to say 'fucking pie.'"
Sunday, February 18, 2007: O-Bar - Sundae, Bloody Sundae
"Had the kitchen made Kraft Easy Mac white cheddar version, nuked it in the microwave oven, mixed in canned lobster and topped it with the blackened, burnt crumbs they cleaned out of the bottom of the toaster?!"
Monday, February 19, 2007: Hodori - Suitable Only for Sobering Up
"Once you're in the plaza, look for Hodori, the dorky tiger that was the symbol of the Seoul Olympics of which Koreans are unnecessarily proud. Seriously? The Olympics were over in
1984 1988. Move on."
Tuesday, February 20, 2007: Bryan's Pit BBQ - A Long Drive Just for Meat
"I am a neanderthal when it comes to BBQ and I prefer things that require my using two hands and my teeth rippi
ng flesh from bones."
Wednesday, February 21, 2007: Smile vs. Kiss - Indulge My Vanity and My Mid-life Crisis
"Go back to the original Smile, or just keep Kiss Kiss, or screw them both and go with an anime representation of me: a chubby, pink, screaming monkey wearing a tiara?"
Thursday, February 22, 2007: The Penthouse at the Huntley Hotel - Happy Endings Are Nine Dollars Extra
"the offering is far less like a charming boutique of purposely mismatched items that still work together in a complete “look” and more like a garage sale of cheap plush carnival pizes, chipped coffee mugs from Niagara Falls and the last eight companies you worked for, and gnome lawn ornaments."
Sunday, February 25, 2007: Montana Legend - Dude Looks Like a Lady
"I love a bloody steak like the giggling Hello Kitty of an original Japanese Iron Chef judge-ette loves a thimble-sized strawberry mousse with pink sugar pulled into flowers."
Monday, February 26, 2007: Sea Empress - Who is Waverly?
"All that was left in each of their wakes was a growing pile of hollow pieces of shell that have been sucked completely dry of any sea life, let alone glossy garlic sauce."