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07: Bad Food
Potted Meat Challenge

Potted Meat Challenge

A few weeks ago my little brother was talking to me about an odd food product he bought at a little out of town grocery store, “potted meat food product”. He described it as being similar in taste and texture to a cheap hotdog that had been tossed in a blender.  So on my most...
“BLLK” Revisited

“BLLK” Revisited

Last night while on our way to stay with my wife’s folks in Sacramento, we stopped to have dinner in Vacaville. We were a little pressed for time, so we pulled in to the Wendy’s there for a quick bite. As soon as we parked, I realized that it was the very place where the...

What are you going to do about tainted meat?!

This last weekend my wife and I made our annual trip to Bend Oregon.  We try to go every year to the Bend Brewfest.  It’s always a great time, Bend is a very nice town and the weather this time of year is perfect.  My brother and his fiance always go too, and this year...
May Cause Abdominal Rupturing

May Cause Abdominal Rupturing

I spend a lot of time in the car these days, mostly due to my long commute. I usually keep plenty of stuff to listen to on my phone, but I also listen to the radio pretty often. I don’t have Sirius XM or anything fancy (yet), so I usually tune in to whatever I...
Moo Soo Bee!

Moo Soo Bee!

I guess this post doesn’t fit really well in the category “Bad Food”.  Maybe “Food that sounds bad, but really isn’t”. I recently returned from a vacation to Kauai with my family.  It was a great time, very relaxing, and a beautiful place to visit.  While we were there, we made quite a few stops at...
European Relative of Vonchos?

European Relative of Vonchos?

My wife recently made a trip to the local dollar store to grab some wrapping paper and a couple of other odds and ends.  To my delight, she returned with not only the needed items, but also some “Vanilla Creme Cookies” made by “Lil’ Dutch Maid”. I was skeptical at first, and just let these sit...
Nachos with Nerds

Nachos with Nerds

As I have mentioned on here before, a majority of my grocery shopping is done by “takin’ it to the Maxx!” at the local FoodMaxx. Every other month or so FoodMaxx will send us coupons, were you get a variety of items for free if you buy $25 worth of groceries.  The items range in...
Meatless

Meatless

The wife and I recently stopped in Weed, CA on our way up to Oregon (no, we did not take our picture next to the freeway sign). We had a lot of road to cover, but around lunchtime decided to stop and chow down on some Taco Bell food. It was pretty crowded, but we ordered our...

It’s gotta be the java

Hey Eduardo… I understand where you are coming from. I think most of it has to do with the mood you are in, or how you are feeling. Bad coffee can make you feel worse. I know if I am in a crappy mood, and I don’t have a good cup or two of quality...

Strong and Black, yet Totally Wack

I know this is kind of a random thing to post, but what’s the deal with bad coffee and one’s mental state? I had a cup of joe from the corner coffee shop near my work this morning, and after drinking it I felt like I was on angel dust. I drink plenty of coffee,...

The Lunch With 32 Arms

I’m not sure if this can be categorically described as being a bad food experience, but earlier today I encountered something rather unexpected. My wife and I took a jaunt over into the lovely town of Sonoma, where we walked around a bit and eventually stopped into a cool-looking Thai restaurant for lunch. After tea...

Sausage Nazi

One of my most memorable food moments was in Munich Germany. I’ve been to Munich 3 times, and all three times I arrived by train. The Munich train station is very modern, and pretty typical of what I would imagine most of Germany’s train stations look like. During the world cup they had a huge...