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  • Originally posted by Drez View Post
    Tapenade is good stuff. I've never had this brand of regular humus before, but I tried their black bean humus with chipotle the other week and it was pretty good, so I figured I'd give this a shot. I've been making a slamming humus sandwich for my own lunch at work lately... Toasted 12 grain bread, humus, feta, red onion, roasted red pepper, black olives (though I wish I had Spanish olives for it), tomato, and lettuce or spinach. It's good ****. I miss the sandwich I used to make at the place I used to work (which was a Greek/Italian restaurant). Fresh, warm Italian bread, a little oil and red wine vinegar, anchovies, roasted red pepper, and fontinella cheese. Soooooo good.
    It's odd, because I'm 100% Greek, but I'm not a huge fan of Greek food. Moussaka, Pastitso, Saganaki, Gyro, Souvlakia, Octapodi -- that's pretty much it lol.
    My body was sculpted to the proportions of Michelangelo's David.

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    • Originally posted by Rudyy View Post
      Honestly if I had it, I would. You know your food, wine, and beer pretty well! It would be a hit.
      I know my food and beer well enough. I'd definitely need to hire a good sommelier, though. I know wine enough to impress people who don't know much about wine, but oenophiles (wine lovers) would be able to sniff my amateur *** out post haste.

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      • Originally posted by Drez View Post
        Also, if anyone is looking for a good, but different pizza suggestion, go for this: A white pizza (oil and maybe a little garlic as a base instead of pizza sauce), mozz, crushed red pepper, sausage, mushrooms, and anchovies. Effin' tasty. For whatever reason, there's only like 2 pizza places near me that carry anchovies, and one of them doesn't take credit cards for delivery orders. The bastages.
        I like a white pizza with: ricotta, fresh tomato, broccoli, spinach, red onions, and oregano. So good.
        My body was sculpted to the proportions of Michelangelo's David.

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        • Originally posted by gmen0820 View Post
          It's odd, because I'm 100% Greek, but I'm not a huge fan of Greek food. Moussaka, Pastitso, Saganaki, Gyro, Souvlakia, Octapodi -- that's pretty much it lol.
          Well, what else do you need from Greek food? lol That's about all the Greek my old restaurant had. Eventually we got dolmades. They came from a can, but weren't too bad. But, I can only eat dolmades with feta. Plain, I don't like them that much.

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          • Originally posted by gmen0820 View Post
            I like a white pizza with: ricotta, fresh tomato, broccoli, spinach, red onions, and oregano. So good.
            Sounds good, save for the broccoli. I can't stand cooked broccoli. However, I love raw broc.

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            • Eh, Drez, there really aren't wine "experts," just people that are passionate about wine with an extensive knowledge of what goes into a "good" wine, and a variety of brands/types. A lot of studies have shown that most wine experts are rather clueless lol.
              My body was sculpted to the proportions of Michelangelo's David.

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              • Originally posted by Drez View Post
                Well, what else do you need from Greek food? lol That's about all the Greek my old restaurant had. Eventually we got dolmades. They came from a can, but weren't too bad. But, I can only eat dolmades with feta. Plain, I don't like them that much.
                I guess I did rattle off a lot. But the point is, I'd take a burger, pasta, cheesesteak/chicken cheesesteak, deli sandwich, etc. over any Greek food.
                My body was sculpted to the proportions of Michelangelo's David.

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                • Originally posted by Drez View Post
                  Sounds good, save for the broccoli. I can't stand cooked broccoli. However, I love raw broc.
                  Sautéed broccoli in fresh garlic, olive oil, and salt/pep -- that's not doing it for you?
                  My body was sculpted to the proportions of Michelangelo's David.

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                  • Originally posted by gmen0820 View Post
                    Eh, Drez, there really aren't wine "experts," just people that are passionate about wine with an extensive knowledge of what goes into a "good" wine, and a variety of brands/types. A lot of studies have shown that most wine experts are rather clueless lol.
                    Yeah, I know what you mean. But, still, while I know a bit about wine, it's mostly very basic. I'd definitely need help from a sommelier to set up and run a wine bar. Also, if I had a sommelier, I could justify charging more for the wine, lol.

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                    • Originally posted by gmen0820 View Post
                      Sautéed broccoli in fresh garlic, olive oil, and salt/pep -- that's not doing it for you?
                      That's one of two ways I don't mind cooked broccoli. The other is in cheese sauce. And by cheese sauce, I mean the orange, processed **** that they serve at buffets, lol.

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                      • Originally posted by Drez View Post
                        That's one of two ways I don't mind cooked broccoli. The other is in cheese sauce. And by cheese sauce, I mean the orange, processed **** that they serve at buffets, lol.
                        Cheese wiz is pretty good, but only with fried appetizers and cheesesteaks. Man I love food. I've probably put on like 50 pounds in the last year. Thank god I also grew like a ft.
                        My body was sculpted to the proportions of Michelangelo's David.

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                        • Originally posted by gmen0820 View Post
                          I guess I did rattle off a lot. But the point is, I'd take a burger, pasta, cheesesteak/chicken cheesesteak, deli sandwich, etc. over any Greek food.
                          I hear ya. But, even thought you're 100% Greek, you're still 100% American, too. I have no idea what the cultural food heritage of your house was growing up, but it seems you adopted the American palette.

                          I'm 50% Italian, so I grew up with a lot of Italian food. But, if there's one foreign cuisine that has immersed itself into the American cultural tongue, it's Italian. Speaking of which, I need my mom to teach me how to make my grandmother's pasta e ***ioli recipe. I suppose I should ask about the braciole, too.

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                          • Originally posted by Drez View Post
                            I hear ya. But, even thought you're 100% Greek, you're still 100% American, too. I have no idea what the cultural food heritage of your house was growing up, but it seems you adopted the American palette.I'm 50% Italian, so I grew up with a lot of Italian food. But, if there's one foreign cuisine that has immersed itself into the American cultural tongue, it's Italian. Speaking of which, I need my mom to teach me how to make my grandmother's pasta e ***ioli recipe. I suppose I should ask about the braciole, too.
                            Well my dad was born here in the states, but my mom came over when she was 23. She cooks everyday, but I don't eat her food outside of lentils, avgolemeno, and her more Americanized foods. Doesn't help that she's an average cook lol.
                            My body was sculpted to the proportions of Michelangelo's David.

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                            • Originally posted by gmen0820 View Post
                              Man I love food. I've probably put on like 50 pounds in the last year. Thank god I also grew like a ft.
                              Yup. That's why I hate my genetics. High blood pressure and cholesterol run in my family, so I have to put the kibosh on most of the stuff I love. Luckily, despite the fact that I admittedly am overweight by a fair measure, my cholesterol wasn't too high. I'm hoping if I get my *** back to the gym and drop a few I can resume my hedonistic foodie lifestyle.

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                              • Originally posted by Drez View Post
                                Sounds good, save for the broccoli. I can't stand cooked broccoli. However, I love raw broc.
                                Asparagus > Broccoli. That is all.
                                Mood: WOOF!

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