Thursday, December 25, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
I've been scanning Craigslist lately looking for jobs, and I'm not finding much that would be worth leaving Lanny's... which means that everything's pretty much crap and pays pennies. However, I did find a contract job writing as a food critic for Gayot.com for the Dallas Fort Worth area. Can anyone imagine a better job (even if it is just part time)? "I give this my lowest rating ever--seven thumbs up." The only con I can think of is the 900 lbs. I would gain from eating fried starters, butter-drenched sauces, and choco heavy desserts.
Um, I'm literally salivating right now. What's wrong with me? I just had dinner a few hours ago--oh yeah, the problem is that tonight we had a sensible veggie-laden dinner of cassoulet. It's one of our favorites, but lentils and leeks don't stick to your ribs like our other favorite chicken curry with its heavy cream base (or as Lanny has called it "full fat cream"... He informed us that's what it's technically called and that's what we should tell customers is in the pasilla soup. Um, no. I don't think the term "full fat" is going to sell anyone.)
Anyway, what was I talking about? Oh, yes, my application to Gayot.com. Well, I had to submit two 150 word sample restaurant reviews with my cover letter and resume. I've decided to post them. I picked two of my favorite Camp Bowie standards of which I was most comfortable: Lucile's and Winslow's. Please enjoy my staggering food and bev knowledge.
LUCILE'S STATESIDE BISTRO