Re: Sandwiches and Damages

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I feel 100% safe in saying somebody was at work completely stoned.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 11-21-11 5:36 PM
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Potato salad does look like egg salad if the potatoes are cut very small and you don't give a rat's ass.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-21-11 5:39 PM
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Did you eat it or send it back?


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 11-21-11 5:40 PM
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3: The mistake was not discovered until we'd departed, and the pot. salad one was Thundersnow's. I gather she made a half-hearted attempt at eating it.

My sandwich they screwed up in less oddball ways, interpreting my order of a cheese and veggie sandwich with "absolutely no meat whatsoever, right?" to mean slather with gallons of tuna salad. Which is how my cow-orker got a free tuna salad sandwich.

(And I did call the shop later on to explain what had happened, and the owner kindly offered two complimentary sandwiches.)


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-21-11 5:49 PM
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Given 4, I'm even more with 1 than I was at first.


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 11-21-11 5:54 PM
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We knew you'd understand because you're such a great guy.


Posted by: Opinionated Sandwiches | Link to this comment | 11-21-11 6:28 PM
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I have difficulty finding a substance commonly called food more revolting than egg salad. A potato salad sandwich sounds like an improvement.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 11-21-11 7:02 PM
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7: what about "egg plant"?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11-21-11 7:11 PM
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7: Egg salad is great, if you get good egg salad. It's like devil eggs between slices of bread.


Posted by: MH | Link to this comment | 11-21-11 7:13 PM
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devil eggs

!!!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-21-11 7:14 PM
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9 was me, being lazy.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-21-11 7:19 PM
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What have you done to the yolks, you maniacs?!


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 11-21-11 7:22 PM
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Does the verb "to devil" exist outside of the context of eggs?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 11-21-11 7:37 PM
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Sure. Deviled cantaloupe.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-21-11 7:41 PM
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You can devil chicken - broiled with a coating of hot mustard. Probably any other kind of meat too.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 11-21-11 7:53 PM
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Deviled cantaloupe.

Those lead to meloncholy.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-21-11 7:54 PM
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That was me.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 11-21-11 7:54 PM
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The trick with deviled cantaloupe is you need several dozen egg yolks to fill a cantaloupe half.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-21-11 7:57 PM
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Deviled ham.


Posted by: Merganser | Link to this comment | 11-21-11 8:45 PM
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Deviled crab.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 11-21-11 8:48 PM
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Of course, some things are too vile to be effectively deviled. Mayonnaise, for example.


Posted by: Merganser | Link to this comment | 11-21-11 8:50 PM
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Deviled Elf


Posted by: Beefo Meaty | Link to this comment | 11-21-11 9:03 PM
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The Bedeviled Elf makes the worst toys.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-21-11 9:07 PM
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17 to 1.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 11-21-11 9:23 PM
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Where I am, devilling is the internship type thing that young barristers do before they can start earning money.


Posted by: emir | Link to this comment | 11-22-11 2:54 AM
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I once ordered chocolate mousse for dessert in a restaurant and they brought a ramekin full of smoked fish mousse. People get tired, under pressure; stuff looks more or less the same; shit happens. I can easily imagine this mix up.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 11-22-11 4:02 AM
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Czechs serve various things 'Ďábelská' [Devilled]. Seems to just be generic mustardy/spicy.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 11-22-11 4:48 AM
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7:I have difficulty finding a substance commonly called food more revolting than egg salad.

There is a cuisine I associate with church potlucks in Wisconsin and thereabouts which consists almost entirely of things more disgusting than egg salad. Various cold slimy things which are passed off as some sort of salad. Often they involve Jello, mayonnaise, or some ungodly combination of the two. I'm feeling queasy just thinking about it.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 11-22-11 7:06 AM
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Various cold slimy things which are passed off as some sort of salad. Often they involve Jello, mayonnaise, or some ungodly combination of the two.

What about marshmallows?


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 11-22-11 10:40 AM
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7 is correct.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 11-22-11 11:27 AM
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7, 30: Haters gonna hate.

Also, isn't the most likely explanation for Stanley's experience that they gave him someone else's order? There's probably a blog post out there on the interwebs complaining about "WTF NO POTATOES IN MY POTATO SALAD AND NO TUNA IN MY TUNA SALAD!!!!1! OTH!!!"


Posted by: M/tch M/lols | Link to this comment | 11-22-11 12:43 PM
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I have no idea how that "o" got into my pseud. Maybe I'm really just that funny.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 11-22-11 12:44 PM
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I have no idea how that "o" got into my pseud.

Lolsmosis.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 11-22-11 12:47 PM
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NMM to Cafe Intermezzo in Berkeley! [horrified emoticon, about to bite into a sandwich that is now GONE FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER.]


Posted by: lurkey | Link to this comment | 11-22-11 6:18 PM
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WHAT??

Looking at the article, I also noticed this:

The former Cody's bookstore - one of the largest storefronts on the street - is vacant, along with a few smaller shops along Telegraph and Bancroft.

Former? What is going on up there?? And someone told me that the UC Theater closed. Occupy everything up there until my familiar haunts return.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-22-11 6:23 PM
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Former? What is going on up there??

For over 2 years now (it was closed when I came to Berkeley). I later ran across the owner's estate sale and picked up some prints and Civil War-era Harper's Weeklies.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 11-23-11 10:50 AM
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34.--Damn, that sucks. I still jones for those sandwiches.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11-23-11 11:11 AM
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Putting potatoes in sandwiches can be awesome - I have encountered standard sandwiches w/ french fries tucked into them (this might be of French origin?), french fry po-boys in New Orleans (you know, the vegetarian/healthy version of a po-boy!), and I once had a street food sandwich of basically home fries and lots of hot sauce that I still sometimes think about. But my enthusiasm for starches is pretty unlimited.


Posted by: julia f | Link to this comment | 11-23-11 11:36 PM
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I've been more concerned that the Cody's storefront has remained vacant all these years than that Cody's went out of business. Now if Moe's goes, that would truly be awful.

(I'm pretty sure Cody's closing has been discussed in the archives.)


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 11-23-11 11:43 PM
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Cody's and the UC Theater went out of business years ago. I thought Intermezzo had been gone as well -- the last time I was in Berkeley there appeared to be another cafe there in its place, although apparently serving a similar or identical menu.

I loved Intermezzo, but I lived just across the street (at Rochdale) and eventually got so sick of the food there that for a long while the smell of poppyseed dressing would make me retch.

Raleigh's burnt down too; I guess no one misses that place. I remember I once ate a French onion soup there that tasted just like a bowl of steaming hot vinaigrette.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 11-24-11 1:15 AM
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38: not to mention that staple of Northern food, the chip butty.

Does the verb "to devil" exist outside of the context of eggs?

Yeah, interning for barristers, and more generally "doing the hard detail work for someone else".


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 11-24-11 4:11 AM
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