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Thursday, October 15, 2021

Yesterday, I hit upon a new (for me) lunch option: A sushi rice bowl. Basically an unconstructed sushi roll, with the sashimi artfully layered atop a pile of white grains. Tasty.

As I was munching, I wondered if I could, indeed, take the contents of that bowl and actually roll my own sushi. The rice was certainly sticky enough, probably sushi-quality. There wasn’t enough salmon, crab, and vegetable (couldn’t quite tell what that was) to make more than two or three bites, but that just meant extra rice on the side.

Maybe they should market these rice bowls as sushi-roll erector sets, for those more ambitious during lunchtime. Or is that anathema with the lazy preference for unorganized foodstuff in bowl form?

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 10/15/2009 10:26 PM
Category: Creative, Food
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Last night, I was told how to make a “ghetto sangria”, and it really couldn’t be any easier:

- 1/2 red wine
- 1/2 Diet Coke

…Nor much more disgusting.

Obviously, the common theme for such ghetto-ized cocktails is sugar — lots and lots of liquid sugar, in soda and/or juice form. And since you’re killing the alcoholic spirit with all that sweet stuff, the next element should be just as obvious: The booze better be a bargain.

In fact, let’s make that the rule of thumb for these down-low drinks: If the bottle of alcohol is as cheap, or (gulp) cheaper than the bottle of mixer, then you’re imbibing in a ghetto-fabulous way. In which case, by all means, drink up.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 10/15/2009 04:07 PM
Category: Food, Pop Culture, Society
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