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July 2, 2009

What I want to eat, drink, and listen to right now

disland1%20pchutes%20lcan.jpgAs I'm reading this fantastic Funtastic Thursday guest post from Owl Meat, I'm trying to decide what I want for dinner, drink and music.

This would be the music for some reason, maybe because I'm on vacation, and the food would be straight picnic fare, but including cucumber sandwiches, with iced tea for a drink. Here's Owlie. EL

You are stranded on the proverbial desert island. You find a lamp. You rub it and a genie appears. He says that you can have any food, beverage and music for dinner. What do you ask for? It isn't your last meal. It's just what you want today.
Over the past few weeks I polled people for their choices. I also included one of my own. I'm sure you can guess from the photo what my wish was. I was a little surprised by how quickly people answered the question. ...

* Salmon, Chimay Belgian ale, and Sinead O'Connor's "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got"
* Billy Squier's "Stroke Me," a six-pack of Bud, and a pound of beef jerky
* Spaghetti and meat balls, Sinatra, and a glass of Chianti
* Free-range Colorado lamb, a case of Cretto Barolo, and The Who's "Quadrophenia"
* Abba's Greatest Hits, white Zinfandel, and whole grain toast with apple butter
* An Incredible Hulk, a sirloin steak well-done, and Teddy Pendergrast's Greatest Hits
* 1978 Chateau Talbot, St. Julienne, boiled lobster, and Eric Clapton's "I'll See You In Heaven"
* Sunflower seeds, Asti Spumante, and Britney Spear's Greatest Hits
* Clipper City Loose Cannon hop3 ale, Big Bad Wolf pork ribs (spicy) and Van Morrison's "Into the Music"
* Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet tea, and classic rock
* Jamaican music, Corona beer, and tuna medium rare
* Surf and turf, Champagne, and reggae music
* Filet mignon medium rare, glass of Cristal, and "What a Wonderful World"

Feel free to supply multiple choices. Bonus points for suggestions for celebrities or historical figures.
Posted by Elizabeth Large at 10:25 AM | | Comments (63)


Porchetta, a bottle of Flavio Roddolo or Elio Grasso Barolo, U2's "The Joshua Tree", and the man I met seven years too late.

Skip the food and booze! I just want my boyfriend back from Iraq (safely)!

Liver and Farva Beans, a nice chianti, and Excitable Boy by Warren Zevon

Since it isn't my last meal:

Tamales, Dos Equis and the soundtrack from A River Runs Through It.

shrimp and grits, sweet tea and Blame it on the Bossa Nova by Eydie Gorme.

Kibbe (raw, of course), fattoush, Lebanese lemonade and Ofra Haza on the sound system.

YumPo, my condolences. That sounds like a very sad story.

Warm fresh croissant, an over 'champagned' mimosa and Emily Wells.

Attman's Reuben, Dr. Browns cherry soda, Viktoria Pratt Keating.

Thank you, Lissa. It's bittersweet. I have some glorious memories, and there's always hope.

Prime rib (medium), 1961 Petrus, and anything by Mr Zevon.

Good to see I'm not alone in my musical tastes, Mr Lecter! But I'll pass on the liver, fava beans, and chianti...

I hate to be trite with a BBQ, Bourbon and Blues entry, but I assure you it is sincere. Whole hog BBQ, Ale 8 One with bourbon, and Six Days on the Road by Taj Mahal.

Pulled pork bbq sandwich piled high and coleslaw on top (from Andy Nelson's),
Sweetwater 420 Pale Ale, and
some old Matthew Sweet.

Strawberries and chocolate with something by Waylon Jennings.

Hickory smoked ribs, Backfin Pale Ale, and Muddy Waters - Blues Singer (Delta blues, accoustic like mom intended).

Since OM said to feel free to supply multiple choices as this isn't a last meal:

NC barbeque with slaw and Texas Pete, Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale, Born to Run.

Real Roman pizza, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Songs for Swinging Lovers.

Fish pulled from the surrounding sea, Eric Ripert to cook it (or not) as he chooses, a bottle of Rodero Arneis, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs.

Potato chips, absinthe, and The Smiths/Morissey catalogue.

A dish of olives, vino tinto, and the sound of the surf on the cliffs of San Sebastien

Medium filet mignon,sweet summer peas,Clos de Vougeot and Patsy Cline

A caesar salad
A J&B Scotch straight up
"Celebrate" (Kool and the Gang)
Qualification: must be served in the company of John O'Neil

Filet mignon (medium rare), a large bottle of good carbonated mineral water, and Act III of Götterdämmerung.

Potato chips and absinthe has got to be one of the more decadent combination I've heard. Probably a good name for an emo band, too.

Brewer’s Art steak frites, rye Manhattan, Billie Holiday
Steamed crabs, pilsner, WTMD

Yum Po - You certainly are a woman of diverse taste! How wonderful.

Leg of lamb from Colorado roasted in front of an open fire with potatoes that have cooked below it to collect the drippings. Domaine Tempier Bandol Rouge. Harry Chapin's Sniper and Other Love Stories.

A warm CT style lobster roll on a buttered and toasted new england style bun, a frosty New Belgium La Folie and Southern Cross by Crosby, Stills & Nash playing.

Tang, Munchos & Slim Jims, The Chipmunks greatest hits.

Did The Chipmunks have more than one hit?

Lissa, I'm just waiting for Morissey to base a song on those. He can hate himself while he's indulging and even more the next morning. Although he's mellowed a bit.

Ooo, hmpstd, I like your choice of music. It would be a fine segue from The Smiths/Morissey.

Thank you, Trixie. There are others who have used terms which are unkind. I also would love me some grilled softshells with garlic-lemon brown butter, a bottle of Prosecco, and Le Nozze di Figaro. Then again, how can you go wrong with fresh crusty bread, good peppery extra-virgin olive oil, some buffalo mozzarella with fresh basil, and whatever wine looks intriguing?

RayRay - I just bought some Munchos today at the grocery. I was so excited because I can't find them anymore, and they were only $2 (for the big bag).

Yum, if you have some fresh crusty bread, you would need your current dining companion to eat the bread part since you prefer the crust!

Trixie, you have a good memory! If The One was with me, I'm sure I could persuade him to eat that part, especially if I made him a basil-mozzarella-and-olive-oil sandwich from it...

Ah...somebody is a Chipmunks aficionado. (See post at 3:11 p.m.)

Ross Bagdasarian

Osso Buco, Peter Michael Red, listening to Schubert's An Die Musik

Plovers' eggs, wild strawberries, Cointreau, and Mendelssohn's Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Laura Lee, I picked a lot of wild strawberries about a month ago in Leakin Park.

Lissa--hope you didn't encounter any dead bodies.

Chiles en Nogada, Champagne, Marco Antonio Solis singing Si No Te Hubieras Ido

Nope, Dahlink, not one. Even though my dog and I went poking around in the woods. All we found were some cool ruins, wild strawberries and a few bugs.

3 bottles of Amarone, Veal Chop, Joe Jackson w a bottle of Remy and 2 cigars

Calcotada, Cava, Flamenco guitar.

Filet mignon, baked potato and asparagus with a bottle of white merlot and Nina Simone "My Baby Just Cares For Me".

Big Bad Wolf pork ribs (sweet) & fries, Sierra Nevada Summer Ale, Van Morrion's Moondance album

Big Bad Wolf pork ribs (sweet) & fries, Sierra Nevada Summer Ale, Van Morrison's Moondance album

Nina Simone rocks! Her "I Put a Spell on You" brought 3 death metal fans to a screeching halt and turned them white. It was great.

Pink flamingos and Doritos, lots of water, and Dark Star Orchestra live bootleg

I forgot about the Sierra Nevada Summerfest Ale. Good choice!

I hope it makes its way down here, if so,
I'd have it with a filet mignon (medium) and listen to WRNR over the internet. I hope that station hasn't gone too mainstream.

Feeling the summer weekend - fresh caught flounder, boardwalk fries, G&T, and the Eagles

PCB Rob, the Sierra Nevada Summerfest is hard to find, even up here, but it's such a great crisp summer beer.

John Stevens has it on tap, though, and I was able to snag some at the reliable local liquor store that has better selection than outward appearances would suggest.

WRNR is still pretty good. WTMD 89.7 is better.

Bourbon Girl, what reliable local liquor store are you referring to?

Hmmm ... sauteed soft crabs and homemade potato salad, a coupla German wheat beers, and (pick one) Eric Clapton's "Unplugged", Billy Joel's "River of Dreams," or any John Huling album. I'd be so mellow you could fold me up and put me in a box.

Fresh breeze, sea water, car horns.

I think WRNR has gone downhill. They seem to play more adult alternative now, things like Dave Mathews, Cold Play, U2 or other similar awful bands. They don't play the roots based Americana music they used to play. There was a time when you would hear some really good stuff like Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Little Feat, Grateful Dead, Aslyum Street Spankers, etc…

Superbly fried Chicken with sweet corn and sliced Maryland tomatoes, Sweet tea and "East of the Sun, West of the Moon" by Billie Holiday. How Perfectly Maryland!!

RoCK if that's the music you crave, try Radio Paradise on the net. It's awesome.

MDtopdad, I like your choices. Especially since I just had my first fresh local tomato today. Haven't found good local corn yet though. Billie H. - always good! (and sometimes onr Radio Paradise too).

Stewed grouse with boiled potatoes, yellow squash with butter, a peach pie, and a mug of porter

oh yes, and some fiddle music.

Remains of the day, rainwater, Puccini's Nessun Dorma

Bronto burger and ribs, Schlitz, and Ann-Margrock

MD Crabs, MD corn, MD tomatos, Natty Boh.

My place, whatever my husband decides to grill, whatever he decides to pour, the sound of our own waterfall and the frogs serenading us. No mosquitos, please!

Lingonberries, limoncello, and LIszt

Tang, tang and Slowdive

Box of nails, battery acid and Led Zepplin II

I don't think this thread is a great place for political crap speech (the 7:15 pm comment).

Fried chicken, snap beans, deviled eggs, huckleberry pie, sweet ice tea.

Hot August night
And the leaves hanging down
And the grass on the ground smelling sweet
Move up the road
To the outside of town
And the sound of that good gospel beat

Sits a ragged tent
Where there ain't no trees
And that gospel group
Telling you and me

It's love, love
Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show
Pack up the babies
Grab the old ladies
Everyone goes
Everyone knows
Brother Love's show

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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