Give Me the Food

I love Miss Platinum.

I wish that I had “being Romanian” as an excuse for overindulging in food.  Bonus points: I could run around exclaiming, “Opa!” whenever I felt like it.  When people inevitably question me, I would just tell them “Hey, I’m Romanian!”

It’s like my friend who uses being Polish as an excuse for nearly every strange thing she says or does (hi, Peachka!).  Yesterday we were discussing the earthquake in Los Angeles and how she felt it all the way in Santa Barbara, where she lives:

“It was a weird, wobbly feeling.  Like, at first I thought I was imagining it.”


“Yeah.  I thought I was drunk.”

“Wait.  Wasn’t it, like, 11:45 in the morning when the earthquake hit?”


“And you thought things were wobbly and weird because you were drunk?”


“At 11:45 in the morning?”

“Hey, I’m Polish.”

A Question…

…for you.

Should we continue with our new Tuesday tradition of open-ended trivia questions where we all hold hands and share stories and sing Kumbayah?  Or should we go back to original-recipe Tuesday Trivia where I ask you ridiculous trivia questions that are Google-resistant and then post the answers on Thursdays?

Decisions, decisions…

Houston Restaurant Week: The RSVPs

Seven nights, a limited budget and 52 restaurants: I really had to pick my battles.

And here’s what I ended up with:

I’m pretty happy with these three choices.  They’re spread evenly throughout the week so I can go hustle up an extra $35 if need be on Tuesday night or something, I’ve got an old favorite (Le Mistral) mixed in with two new restaurants that I’ve been dying to try but could never afford to in the real, non-$35-menu world.

You’ll note that the Le Mistral dinner has been moved from Tuesday to Sunday, to accomodate more peoples’ schedules.  If you’re still interested in going but aren’t signed up for Chowhounds, let me know.  Otherwise, just go put your pretty little name in the hat here:

You can also RSVP for the other restaurants that the Chowhounds are hitting up: *17, VOICE, Arcodoro, Americas (The Woodlands), Gravitas and Perry’s Steakhouse.  Or you can just go make some reservations of your own!  Do it!  You know you want to