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07: Bad Food

NO soup For me.

I was in Seattle with Pecos, his wife, Paco, my wife, and I think Guillermo. We decided to spend the day wandering around Pike Place Market. At lunchtime we made the choice to eat at an establishment in the market. The place was the little deli ran by people who were happier to be in...

“BLLK”

THE TIME: Early fall, 1990. THE PLACE: Vacaville Wendy’s. THE INCIDENT: I was traveling with my aunt and uncle down to the Bay Area to meet my parents, who were coming back from a trip. On the way down, we stopped at the Vacaville Wendy’s (only a mile or so from the Nut Tree, when...

Bill & Kathy’s – Big Trouble in Little Dunnigan

This will be a short one, but it’s worth posting. Sometime around 1995 or so, on one of the many trips up to Redding during college, Paco and I stopped at Bill & Kathy’s in Dunnigan. I’d been there with my parents when I was much younger, and wanted to check it out again. This...

Peco’s mama.

Pecos’s mother had some interesting culinary ideas back when we were kids. She had some issues with her cooking skills to say the least. We used to get brown spaghetti sauce. Maybe she swapped colors with the Czech’s Stroganoff or something, but it was always a little disturbing. I usually managed to find a way...

Czech’s gone wild

I was in Prague with Paco and his cousin Randy summer of 1998. There were two interesting dinner experiences. We had gone to get something to eat for dinner one night. I had some garlic soup, which was outstanding, and ordered Beef Stroganoff for my main course. It appears that our friends the Czech’s have...

Wig Rolls

I was in 8th or 9th grade, and I had gone to Chico with my friend Aaron, and my parents to a baseball card show. The show was a typical low level card show with lousy prices, and a horrible selection. I think they had managed to get a one legged former major leaguer to...

We Evils – Circa 1991

This story was more comical than disgusting. Back in 1991 my brother invited his amigo Christopher to move in with us. Chris wanted to go to Shasta College but didn’t have a place to live. My parents didn’t care, Christopher is a great guy, and my parents were more than happy to have him live...

Top Hat Diner, Williams, 1995

On one of many trips up home during college, Jaimenacho and I stopped at a little place in Williams to grab some dinner. I’d seen the cool, old sign for the Top Hat Diner (which was just a couple of blocks north of Granzella’s) many times, and had always wanted to check it out. It...

KINGS BUFF-ET

One of my most hideous eating experiences actually happened very recently here in Vancouver. My seniorita and I saw a coupon in the paper for an asian buffet nearby called Kings buffet we are trying limit our eating out expense, so thought this would be a worthwhile visit. The coupon advertised a chinese buffet including...

NYC 1992 Yums?

Well this place wasn’t so “yum”. I think that was the name, but maybe Fernando can help me out on that one. It was the summer of 1992, and Fernando and I were in New York. I was chasing down an amiga. (who could probably be a topic… or part of one) Fernando came with...

¡Aieeee… Hormigas!

Incident in Jaimenacho’s Car. Jaime and I were going to hang out one afternoon, and he had come by to pick me up. Before I left, I grabbed a small box of Sun Maid Raisins that my mom used to keep plenty of in the cupboard. She used to buy them for after school snacks...

1st Memorable Negative Food Experience – Burger King 1988

This was an interesting one… not a bad food experience per say… but the after effect was not real fun. Read on… It was the Spring of 88 and I was in 8th grade. I was on the track team, so a lot days I stayed after to school to practice with the team. This...