i'm not a vegetarian. ha! actually you might some of the few who know that, but there are quite a few people around me in the day to day that would guess otherwise. why? i don't eat a lot of meat. i rarely cook it. in fact, a friend recently chastised me for never buying meat from Berkeley Bowl when shopping for our dinners. i never think to do it because i never cook it myself. i always leave that up to others.
lately i've been rather busy with a few private projects AND friends who typically feed me tasty proteins have been busy with their lives as well. so i've been missing meat. or, actually, i might have been if it weren't for Ebbett's. remember that steak sandwich i had a few weeks back? well, they've been coming round to our side of the highway regularly since the New Year (recall – i'm in E'ville, stranded in a teeny business park with only starbucks and a sandwich/salad bar).
and thank goodness! because, like i said, i DO like meat. and while i don't eat it often, when i need it (i get serious cravings), i want it done right. i know if i was marooned on some desert island i'd make do with what i have, but i'm not. i live in the Bay Area, and have access to all kinds of amazing. i will not compromise. and i will not accept sub-par. thankfully Ebbetts has been serving up amazing, keeping me healthy with much needed protein, and my tongue blissful with all the right seasonings.
so! what have i had recently? well you know about that steak, and there was another week of steak (tri-tip served cold with a horse-radish mayo, carmelized onions, served with arugula on a baguette), i had the lamb meatballs once (with a yogurt dressing and pickled onions on the side), and the harissa chicken another time (chicken cooked in harissa spices with roasted peppers, spicy mayo and smoked mozerella).
oh yeah, and they take interesting polls..