Big Macs Are Pricey, Beers Are For Breakfast, and Everything's Better Fried

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Here's a serving of food-related links from the weekend papers.

"It's 5:00 somewhere" is taken to the extreme in this Wall Street Journal article on breakfast brews. Among my favorites is the Mikkeller "Geek Breakfast" made with fancy French roasted coffee and stout. Calling Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House: Can we jump on this bandwagon?

In The New York Times, Mark Bittman asks, Is Junk Food Really Cheaper? It's a riveting read in which he explores why and how to change the culture of food in the US that ends with this:
"What's easier is to cook at every opportunity, to demonstrate to family and neighbors that the real way is the better way. And even the more fun way: kind of like a carnival." Bittman's is a tall order. Can he help motivate families trying to make ends meet, working ten hours a day, and raising two kids -- with a circus metaphor? Seems overwhelming.

Though it's not the freak fest fry such as bubble gum or Kool-Aid, delicate oysters are swaddled in batter in this recipe. Next trend: frying non-edibles or recycled foods, in keeping with food page leanings that everything's better fried (and yet fast food is bad for us).

And last, a request: I'm in search of tacos as inspiring as these from Guisados in LA: "It is a taco that could play bassass trumpet in a mariachi band and sing sweet love songs to your girlfriend. It is a taco that will sneak out in the middle of the night and do things no taco that should ever do, but you will always take it back, because you have tasted the complexity that lies three levels down." Any recommendations?


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Dkijanczuk
Dkijanczuk

Alegria in Ft. Lauderdale has a great al pastor

CornFused
CornFused

i do not understand this article. first it's about microbrews, and then a shout out to O-B (asking them to... make beer?) then a quote from a book about... how we should cook more i guess? Then about deep frying things, "non-edibles" or "recycled food", which begs for an explanation... and then... tacos?

and what did big macs have to do with this? how are they expensive?

MelissaMcCart
MelissaMcCart

CornFused: thanks for the callout. It's a link round up from the weekend's food articles.

freakerdude
freakerdude

El Jefe Luchador in Deerfield is a new place that I forgot to mention. I can't rec it b/c I have never been though. I'd place my bets on this place from the reports.

MelissaMcCart
MelissaMcCart

Thanks for your advice, freakerdude. I just went to El Jefe Luchador and it was worth the 18 mile round trip drive from work, but I need some counterpoints. Appreciate it!

freakerdude
freakerdude

The al pastor taco at Montezuma (a Mexican dive in WPB) is the best I have had in SoFla. A chile and achiote marinated pork taco served with onion and cilantro and a slice of avocado and a kick ass tomatillo salsa.  Or you can get all of your street food favorites at Tacos Al Carbon also in WPB.

Of course, everyone else will tell you to go to Taqueria Dona Raquel in Pompano.

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