Friday, March 6, 2009

FOODIE FRIDAY for March 6, 2009

Yay! It's finally Friday! I don't know about you guys, but it's been a hell of a long work week for me. Tonight after work--since Friday's always my night to stay in and work on the novel--I'm probably gonna come home, invite a certain Mr. Captain Morgan over to share my Pepsi with me (hopefully I won't decide to take a little break from the book and show up on my blog and my friends' blogs while tipsy like I did last weekend), and write, write, write.

But for those of you who are not eccentric, budding novelists, why not relax at a nice restaurant? The Melting Pot is a really fun place to visit, and the food is scrumptious...



...Then again, this event they're advertising seems kinda boring. Only one girl at the Girl's Night Out? I imagine that a Girls' Night Out--with several girls--would be much more lively...

If you happen to find yourself in Portland, Oregon, you could always check out this restaurant...



I wouldn't expect too much from them, though...they don't seem very detail-oriented. They were too lazy to add the little accent mark over the e in their own name, and they obviously don't proofread so as to get the awkwardness out of their sentences... (Thanks to MAGGIE for this picture!)

Wherever you choose to dine tonight (and regardless of whether you have real food or a liquid dinner like I'm having), have a very happy Friday! :)

14 comments:

Laura Payne said...

If you do take a break, feel free to write on my blog. I love tipsy comments and I think I have actually given you a couple before too.

Have a great weekend,
Laura

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Haha--thanks, Laura! I will definitely keep that in mind. (Hopefully I won't leave any typos or call you by the wrong name if I comment!) :)

You have a great weekend, too!

Bridgete said...

Haha, I'm the queen of tipsy blogging/commenting/gchatting/facebooking, I won't mind if you show up on my blog with a tipsy comment or two. ;)

That "Kettle One" error I told you about was at The Melting Pot. I wonder if they have one person writing up all the menus and ads across the country. If so...maybe they need to give that job to someone else.

As for Touché...I'd also like to know why an Italian/Mediterranean restaurant is using a French word for their name. Yes, I realize France touches the Mediterranean Sea, but Mediterranean food usually means something similar to Greek food.

Bgaaa said...

Touche...uhh I would skip this restaurant I think. It sounds very similair to a certain feminine product for comfort...

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Good to know, Bridgete! The Captain and I just might stop by to say hello. ;)

I would gladly volunteer to proof The Melting Pot's stuff...I wouldn't even ask to be paid with real money...just in yummy food and alcohol! :) Hmmm, I wonder if there's anyone I can contact over there about this sort of arrangement...

Good point about the Mediterranean/Italian restaurant using a French name. Now that I think about it, that really doesn't seem to make much sense.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Bgaaa: LOL. Actually, I think your pronunciation might be a little mixed up. ;) The restaurant's name is probably pronounced like "Too-shay," while the thing you're thinking of is pronounced more like "doosh."

Bridgete said...

Well, touche, without the accent, is still a French word, and it is pronounced like @Bgaaa is thinking. It appears either as the present tense conjugation of toucher (to touch) in first or third person (je touche, il touche), or as an informal command (touche!). But since the actual restaurant name is Touché, with the accent, then yes, it is too-shay. It's actually just the past tense of the same verb. And there's your French lesson of the day!

I would like to add that the other word @Bgaaa is thinking of actually means "shower" in French. Imagine the giggles in high school French class when THAT came up as a vocab word.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Fantastic lesson, Bridgete! :)

Funny story for you. I took French in high school, and one night when I was babysitting, I was reading this really random book of cat-related French phrases. One of the phrases was, I kid you not, "I need to use my litter box." So I learned how to say that phrase and then raised my hand in class one day and asked the teacher if I could please go use the litter box. Once she got over her initial reaction (complete befuddlement), she thought it was pretty damn funny!

Thank goodness I don't take French *now*; there's no way I'd be able to say "douche" in class without giggling...

LadyStyx said...

You should have played the Not Me Monday game because you'd totally NEVER tipsy comment NOR would you ever dare call a blog owner by another name entirely. ~grin~

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Hahaha...I would NEVER do any of those things...

Unless, of course, I happened to be tipsy. (Which I plan to be in a few hours. You've been warned!)

By the way, thanks for the great FAILs today. I almost snorted Mountain Dew out my nose upon looking at those pictures, haha! :)

Bridgete said...

I think I have that book with the cat phrases! Great work using it in class though, that's hilarious. =)

ChicagoLady said...

I obviously was reading the wrong books for my French class. I never asked to use the litter box.

I stayed home from work today, I have a cold coming on; a sore throat and a slight fever last night. Been a hell of a long week for only three days.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Bridgete: I probably looked totally nerdy using that phrase in class, but for some reason, that little anecdote still cracks me up. :) And I think it's quite funny that we both read the same silly book! (I'd never known anyone else who has heard of that book...until now!)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ ChicagoLady: You poor thing! I hope your fridge is filled with popsicles and orange juice, and that you rest up and start to feel better soon!