Archive for the 'Travel' Category

Catch of the Day

As a true New Englander, I love Lobster in all forms, in raviolis, boiled, steamed, dunked in butter etc etc… But of course, I love the classic Lobster Roll at least once a summer. I think that on this trip to the cape I may have had the mother of all Lobster Roll’s at Catch of the Day in Wellfleet. For $17, I was presented with this monster of a sandwich, which delicious sweet potato fries and tons of pickles. The meat itself had just a little mayo and some celery mixed in, just how I like it. The bun was almost like a hot dog bun, but not quite, but sweet like it should be. I feel it is my duty to share this place with the rest of the universe, since it wasn’t that busy for a place right on route 6 with such tasty lobster rolls.

potentially the best lobster roll i've ever had

Also, they use crushed ice in their soda, CRUSHED ICE! heaven. really.

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In Death…

I just came back from New Orleans, I spent my $600 tax thingy there…and you should too.

I have a lot to blog about.. The food, the drink, the caterpillers, the burlesque, but most importantly, I discovered what I want on my tombstone!

At Rest

Found at Saint Roch’s Cemetary. I love it. Especially the tiled font. Its like a ransom note from the grave.

Hungarian McDonald’s : check

One thing I often do while abroad is check out whats on the local McDonald’s menu. I’m not a giant McDonalds buff, like the folks at the McChronicles obviously are, but its pretty interesting. I think it may have started when I first discovered the Cadbury Egg McFlurry in London, which I was lucky enough to have again last year in Dublin.

In Budapest I was able to experience the the Rosztiburger menu.
Alpine burger at mcdonalds

Not understanding a stitch of Hungarian, I could only guess that it was a burger with a fish filet on it. Which was so odd and wrong that I had to try it. I had guessed incorreclty though, it was actually a burger with a hash brown on it, and some kind of sour cheese sauce oh and the best bacon i have ever had at McDonald’s. (Have I even ever had bacon at McDonalds before? I can’t confirm this) The bun itself had ham and cheese on it. I was able to eat about half of it (the man that was sitting near us that smelled like pee didn’t help much either). Needless to say, I dont’ think i ever need to eat another Rosztiburger ever again.

the Rosztiburger

Szimply Awesome. (ha)

I just came back from a week in budapest (!) I got to visit this amazing bar called Szimpla. Budapest has these things called romkocsma or RuinPubs, basically bars/coffee shops that set up in giant amazing abandoned spaces. Szimpla Kert was open in the winter because they have a metal roof over the courtyard and heatlamps warming the place. The place was huge. The strangest thing was they had toilet paper on a rope before you go into the stall, you just had to grab what you needed before you went. Those crazy hungarians.

The night we went to was indie-britpop night, and much like every other britpop night in the world they opened with some Morrissey. No cover to get in and cheap enough Dreher (a lot like Narragansett for you PVDers). Szimpla Kert reminded me of an apocalyptic AS220 (again for you PVDers). Tubs and torn out cars were transformed into seating and they had bike workshops and rentals in the front. If I lived in Budapest, I’d probably spend some time at these places.

We also got to check out Szimpla Dupla for some coffee, also really cool.

I love the idea of occupying otherwise unusable space like this, but here we have all these dastardly codes we need to worry about. Blah.

More about Budapest later.