I’ve been asking myself this lately because it seems to be a big problem! It happened last week, and before that, it happened a few weeks ago, and I can’t figure out what the hell’s going on!
It seems that there is a major lack of consistency, quality, and availability going on, which happens to be very, very important, and it’s a subject I’ve talked about many times, but they just aren’t getting it!
For instance, a few weeks ago, I went back to this place to have the Pho that I raved about, but when I got it, it wasn’t the same Pho they made the first couple times I had it. They changed it! It used to be delicious, authentic Pho, but now, it tastes like a Chinese chef got his greasy chopsticks into it and screwed it up!
It’s not that Chinese food is bad, it’s just that it tasted like wonton soup, not Pho, and Pho should not taste like wonton soup! They told me they had a Vietnamese chef for their Pho, and a Japanese sushi chef for their sushi, but it seems that one of them has quit, and it isn’t the Japanese sushi chef!
I know they all look the same, but their food is totally different. The problem with Asian restaurants that do three or four different types of Asian cuisine, is that two or more of the cuisines is going to suffer. You can’t have a Chinese chef cook Vietnamese because he’s going to put a Chinese spin on it. He’ll add soy sauce or something else that doesn’t belong. Trust me, he won’t be able help himself, it’s compulsive, and if anyone knows anything about compulsion, it’s me!
Then last week, I went to this place to get my favorite jalapeno corn bread, and they don’t even make it anymore! Can you imagine a Mexican food restaurant not making any jalapeno corn bread?! Neither can I! At least they can’t screw up their food like the Asians because they only have one kind. There sure are a whole lot of ‘em though, one on every corner! Restaurants, not Mexicans… wait, I take that back.
Anyway, again I ask: Where’s The Food?!
Well I have no idea, and I got so upset about all of it, that I did what every red-blooded American girl does when she’s upset…
…no, I did not sleep with the high school football team!
I went clothes shopping!
Boy, was that a mistake! Talk about an exercise in mood-stabilization! I vacillated between laughing and self-loathing, and thought that it probably would have been easier to have slept with the entire high school football team after all! So in order to make myself feel better, I took a trip to See’s Candies.
Thank goodness for See’s because they get it! They stay consistent and they always have what they’re known for: chocolate.
When I got there though, there was a line out the door with all these morons, sheesh! I guess they all know where the goddamned food is! Then, this, this… lady that was ahead of me, well she wanted to hand-pick her own chocolate box, and she was taking f o r e v e r ! I can’t believe how stupid a person becomes when they’re faced with choices! I mean, c’mon lady, they’ve been around for a hundred years and you still don’t know the goddamned flavors yet, WTF?!
Anyway, here are just a few of my favorites:
- Mayfair: maraschino cherries and walnuts wrapped in a creamy vanilla/cherry buttercream. To die for!
- Milk Chocolate Buttercream: Smooth, buttery filling covered with milk chocolate. Mmmm!
- Scotchmallow: dark chocolate enrobing layers of buttery, vanilla-spiked caramel and marshmallow. HELLO!!
- Orange Bon Bon: Orange buttercream covered in a bright orange glaze. The kind you eat on the couch and get fat on!
- Dark Chocolate Raspberry: Sex? Who gives a shit?! I’ll take two!
I took a photo of the bag for you ’cause I ate ‘em all.
You gotta love the All-American See’s Candies, even though they were originally from Canada, because they give you a freebie as soon as the moron in front of you is done, they’re always there when you need them, and their stores are all pure white!