Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Yum.

Went by Goose The Market with Shootin' Buddy on Saturday, as he'd never been. If you are a meat-eating foodie, their display cases border on the pornographic. You can get a t-shirt that reads "Vegetables are what food eats" on the back, complete with a line drawing of a cute little bunny rabbit eating a carrot, just like the whole, cleaned bunny rabbits available for sale in the showcase.

I bought some of their pastrami, and oh... oh my. This is the platonic ideal of pastrami, right here. All the other pastrami I've eaten has been mere shadows on the cave wall. Bobbi had a few slices; if you don't believe me, believe her.

Last night, I daintily wrapped a few slices around some chunks of Prima Donna cheese and ate them with slices off a sourdough baguette. They were so good that today I just dispensed with the niceties and dumped the rest, probably a third of a pound, on a plate for lunch and ate the thin, fatty slices with my fingers, making growling noises if the cats came too close.

Man, that was good.

18 comments:

Davidwhitewolf said...

You know, a specialty market like that might be able to snag some of the Iberian jamon de bellota. It's pure meat ambrosia. There's a reason it's in the truffle price range.

When we were in Barcelona I couldn't get enough of the stuff. Meat-eater's heaven. In fine restaurants they had a leg mounted on a table in the center of the room and would carve oh-so-thin slices as the orders were taken. It's finally available in the States -- for a price.

http://www.spanishimportsllc.com/wshop/?page_id=3&category=13&product_id=54

eeky said...

My God, it's full of stars!

agirlandhergun said...

Yum! There is a fabulous deli in Williamsburg that we visit for fare such as you describe. Haven't been in a while...

Joseph said...

I'm a fan of the hot pastrami (and corned beef) at Shapiro's downtown. The meatloaf is "to die for" as well.

RKN said...

Man, that was good.

As I'm fond of saying, "Nothing better than life at the top of the food chain."

Keads said...

Any place that advertizes "18 feet of meat" is my kind of place.

MattB said...

Your inner feline is showing again :)

Laughingdog said...

I have got to get that shirt. That's even better than Kevin's "Meat is murder....tasty, tasty murder."

Anonymous said...

Great place; I remain . . . concerned about the neighborhood. Couldn't they put it in a more twee area, like 24th and New Jersey or was War Zone D all booked up?

Shootin' Buddy

the gripping hand said...

Shootin' Buddy, it's a heck of a lot nicer than it used to be! I live about 8 blocks south of that, and my son and his friends have no problem with biking up there of a Saturday for lunch. The new retail and in-fill construction has really made that area a much more stable neighborhood.

docjim505 said...

Some of our sales force describe the culinary horizons of Indianapolis as being somewhat... limited. As in, "You CAN get a good meal there; they have an Applebee's."

I think they are missing something.

Hunter said...

I'll second the suggestion for Shapiro's. There is hardly a Legionnaire in town for meetings that doesn't make a beeline for them.

Buzz said...

Yeah, docjim, your sales drones need to get out more.
Metro Indy has some phenomenal eating establishments.
Perhaps they're looking for well-known chains, which is a mistake.

Anonymous said...

"Some of our sales force describe the culinary horizons of Indianapolis as being somewhat... limited."

Just tell your sales force to read Tam's blog and get out more. She's been to some of the highlights.

Shootin' Buddy

Bruce H. said...

>> ... ate the thin, fatty slices with my fingers, making growling noises ...

I've done that with smoked ham shanks.

Lergnom said...

I first saw the quote "Vegetables are what food eats" in a webcomic:
http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autowb231.html

Zendo Deb said...

Extra extra points for the reference to Plato's Republic.

Joe said...

"If you are a meat-eating foodie..." is there any other kind of foodie? Vegetarians are dumb.