An Example of My Food Obsession

I downloaded a list from the Food Network’s “The Best Things I Ever Ate” off of Wikipedia and checked off the items that I’ve had the pleasure of consuming.

Sadly, there were only four on a list of 199.  Shrimp Cocktail at St. Elmos Steak House in Indianapolis and Mongolian Pork Chop at Mustard’s Grill in Napa were both  OUTSTANDING.  I am also counting stone crabs at Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami and Peking Duck at Peking Gourmet Inn in Falls Church—although I haven’t been to either of these restaurants in nearly 30 years. Does that count?  I say yes.

There are no DC restaurants on this list and only four items appear within an hours driving distance.  I don’t think I’ll be seeking out the fried shrimp heads at Joss Sushi in Annapolis.  However, I am headed to Chicago in a few weeks and hope to cross at least one more item off this list:  cinnamon Rolls at Ann Sather.

Biggest bummer:  I was at Jacque Torres in NYC last week and did not try the Wicked Spicy Hot Chocolate.  I only thought to download the list yesterday.  I am putting the list in my phone so this doesn’t happen again!  The good news is that the caramel chocolate popcorn was wicked enough for me.

The Best Things I Ever Ate
Fisher’s popcorn, MD and DE beaches
Shwarma, Max’s, Wheaton, MD
Adraki Lamb Chops, Masala Art in Washington, DC
Banana Caramel Cupcake, Kara’s Cupcakes, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, CA
Sanders Hot Fudge, Detroit, MI

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