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For the collective family dinner, we went to Bicycle Bistro in Federal Hill. Modern decor, fusion cuisine. I ordered New Zealand lamb chop with mashed sweet potatoes. They were some kind of Thai curry too. The lamb was slightly under done near the bone, but it was a great pairing with the sweet potatoes. We also ordered the tuna carpaccio and cornmeal crusted oysters for appetizers. The oysters were not too chewy and had a lovely flavorful creamy sauce. The tuna carpaccio had a soy marinade with a mix of avocado. The tuna was nicely flavored and had a great texture.
There was also a great custardy bread pudding. Yum!
I've been doing a lot of eating out lately. It's been pretty tasty, but vaguely gross. Last week, some folks from work decided to head out for lunch. Originally we were debating going to Corduroy, but with the change in seasons, a lot of the menu options didn't sound that exciting. So I suggested we try Julia's Empanadas. Continue reading
WOOT!! World Cup! Saturday! I LOVE IT! The most wonderful time every four years besides March Madness!
I bought this weird pack of Jolly Rancher Hot & Spicy lollipops. They come in three flavors: mango, tamarind and lime. So far I've tried the lime and the mango. Woo… they're spicy. They have cayenne pepper interspersed through the entire pop; it makes for a bumpy mouth-feel. The lime one wasn't as spicy in the beginning, with just candy first, and then the pepper kicking in a little later. The mango one was spicy from the get-go. They both have that strong Jolly Rancher artificial flavor kick to them. It took me a while to realize why I thought the mango flavor was familiar… it reminded me of the green apple flavor. It does still taste mango-like, with that nice fragrance.
I'm sure that most people have heard about the death of al-Zarqawi, the leader of the Iraqi insurgency. Somehow I feel like it's some sort of conspiracy to bolster the bad ratings of the President. That perhaps this will put a face to progress and he can recover to some degree.