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Cereal and Saturday Morning Cartoons

Supposedly Bob Marley was a fan of the Banana Splits. Also, The Beatles liked H R Puffenstuff.

Oct 19, 2014
syrup09 in General Topics

Cereal and Saturday Morning Cartoons

I don't have any clear memories about Saturday Morning Cartoons and the exact cereal I ate. I remember eating cereal in the kitchen and then watching cartoons, (no exact type, probaly a lot of Kellogg small boxes.) I also remember watching Josie And The Pussycats sometime in the 70's and having my first..., lets just say funny feeling.

Does anyone recall the PSA's featuring Timer on ABC? He was an odd shaped yellow guy who sang about nutrition. He had a bit about cheese, making a kind of frozen orange juice snack, and eating an unorthodox breakfast when nothing else is available, (such as peanut butter sandwich, or a piece of steak.) A while ago he had a bit on Family Guy. After keeping Peter up at night singing about cheese, we find out he also likes crack.

Oct 18, 2014
syrup09 in General Topics

8 Restaurant Brands That Rose From the Dead

18 years ago I worked a Sbarro's in Michigan. I'm rooting or them.

Oct 03, 2014
syrup09 in Features

Dan Dan Noodles laced with opium?

There was a line in the much maligned 80's film Year Of The Dragon about a drug lord having "heroin in his soup". I haven't seen that movie in 26 years but I remember that line.

Sep 30, 2014
syrup09 in Food Media & News

Detroit in November

Coney Island's are somewhat unique to the Detroit area. Since you're downtown you might to try American or Lafayette, (though parking might b hard.)

Sep 29, 2014
syrup09 in Great Lakes

Arby's Gyros

I heard somewhere that a lamb burger at a McDonalds in India is called a Maharajah Burger, (were now getting into Pulp Fiction territory here.)

Sep 09, 2014
syrup09 in Chains

Arby's Gyros

I want to say Olga's, but that isn't really fast food.

Sep 08, 2014
syrup09 in Chains

Arby's Gyros

Has anyone out there tried to Arby's Gyros? I did today. Lets just say I'm going to stick to there Roast Beef. Oddly enough the gyro meat tasted kind of like the Roast Beef. Olga's has nothing to fear, (neither does the local souvalki place.)

Sep 06, 2014
syrup09 in Chains

Moe's Tavern

I really don't like to drink, so unless a dive bar starts serving Nyquil I wont have one to call my own.

Sep 01, 2014
syrup09 in Food Media & News

A look back, what restaurant or bar do you wish was still around? [Detroit area]

Carlos Murphy's

Sep 01, 2014
syrup09 in Great Lakes

Moe's Tavern

Aug 31, 2014
syrup09 in Food Media & News

Moe's Tavern

The FXX Channel is well into it's 12 day Simpson's Marathon,
(season 18 starts in about 12 minutes.) My question is about Moe's Tavern. Has anyone ever been to a place as dingy and depressing as Moe's? I heard a long time ago it was based a few different places but I can't remember where.

Aug 29, 2014
syrup09 in Food Media & News

Trip report: Mt. Desert Island and Bar Harbor

When I was in Maine two years ago I transferred from a CYR Bus to a Greyhound Bus at Dysart's. The switch was only 10 minutes so I didn't order anything because I didn't want to miss the connection. Maybe I missed something?

Aug 29, 2014
syrup09 in Northern New England

A look back, what restaurant or bar do you wish was still around? [Detroit area]

The Trio was in Southfield on Northwestern Highway north of 12 mile, close to the Farmington hills border. It was actually three restaurant in one building: one was a upscale sort of place, one was kind of a kind of cocktail lounge, I can't remember the 3rd. I was gone by the early 80's when I was around 11 or 12 so my memories of it are kind of fuzzy. It just at that age seemed to cool place you got to eat out with your parents one in a while.

Aug 29, 2014
syrup09 in Great Lakes

A look back, what restaurant or bar do you wish was still around? [Detroit area]

The Trio

Aug 28, 2014
syrup09 in Great Lakes

anything north of port Huron?

Last year I posed a similar question about Michigan's Thumb in general. Someone recommended the Farm and it was very worth it. However, the place is just south of Port Austin, which I think is outside your 40 radius.

Aug 08, 2014
syrup09 in Great Lakes

Driving from Michigan to Moline Quad Cities IL via I-94 and I-80

Usually while driving from Detroit to Chicago it's Big Boy city. However a couple of months ago while driving to my grandmother's funeral, (she made it to 98) I found a place in Lawton called a Breakfast Place. They served great corned beef hash. It is roughly three miles south of Kalamazoo.

Jul 26, 2014
syrup09 in Great Lakes

I love Tim Hortons because...

I get where you're coming from. on the Roadfood sight a few years ago I mentioned buying Sushi at Wal Mart. Nobody was actually personally insulting, but I got a lot of "what the hell are you doing." I got the same thing when I mentioned ordering a steak at a coney island.

Question About Still

On the Series M*A*S*H the tent where Hawkeye, Trapper, Frank, BJ, and Winchester lived had a still. My question is what kind of alcohol did that still produce? My guess it was some sort of gin, but I can't say for sure. Maybe it was a form of grain alchohol.

Jun 20, 2014
syrup09 in Food Media & News

Las Night's Hannibal

Hannibal has been renewed for a third season. Has anyone been watching the last few weeks with Mason Verger. Last week he did to himself what was referred to in the Movie Hannibal, ("I'm full of myself.')

There seems to less food scenes this season, but the one with the fish comes to mind.

It's interesting that Kids in The Hall member Scott Thompson is playing a lab tech. About 19 years ago he made a movie called Brain Candy.

May 20, 2014
syrup09 in Food Media & News

What is the Most Garlicky Cuisine?

In my family putting garlic in a thanksgiving turkey is a normal thing.

May 08, 2014
syrup09 in General Topics

My First Durian

After years of curiousityI Finally tried a durian. The was a Chinese grocery next to the Thai Restaurant I went to in Madison Heights MI, and I picked one up more less on a whim. After trying to imagine to smell and taste for years, I now know. The description of a onion like custard was more or less correct. It's smell was strong, but I've smelled worse.

May 04, 2014
syrup09 in General Topics

Water Joe

Has anyone tried Water Joe, bottled water with caffeine? It tried it this week. It has kind of a funky, slightly bitter taste.

Jan 10, 2014
syrup09 in General Topics

The History of the Salad Bar

The was an episode of That 70's Show where Red encounters a Salad Bar for the first time. He grumbles that this is something that should be done in the kitchen.

Jan 07, 2014
syrup09 in General Topics

Gas Station food offerings

There is a pretty good Middle Eastern takeout called MR Kabob inside a gas station in Berkley Michigan.

Thanksgiving Meal Other Than Turkey

The wine went over well. Nobody ate the Baklava.

Nov 28, 2013
syrup09 in General Topics

Thanksgiving Meal Other Than Turkey

Is anyone out there eating something other than Turkey for Thanksgiving? This years for the second years in a row we are having brisket. I'm not sure what else is going to be there besides the usual chopped liver appetizer. I'm bringing a bottle of Mad Housewife wine and Baklava. It should be interesting and intimate, (5 people are going to be there.)

Nov 25, 2013
syrup09 in General Topics

Wendy's (No Coke)

Everything else was fine. The Baconator was good and I still have a little bit of the Sprite I ordered instead.

Oct 26, 2013
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Wendy's (No Coke)

This afternoon I went to a local Wendy's drive through to pick up lunch.
When I order a combo meal I found out they were out of Coke. To me this was strange and the possible sign of a badly run operation. My mom years ago told me of a Chinese restaurant that ran out of rice. Maybe this is something akin to this.

Oct 26, 2013
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Surviving Whole Foods

I was there yesterday picking up snacks for the woman who was cleaning my apartment. She only ate raw foods so 7 11 was out of the question, (she did a great job.) It's easy to get through than Trader Joes and has more selection.

Sep 18, 2013
syrup09 in Food Media & News