Eater's Digest: December 14-15, 2017

Los Angeles, CA
broken mouth / pbj.la / the mighty / salt and straw

(PBJ.LA) makes unique Uncrustables:


Focaccia Sandwich (The Mighty)
fennel sausage and porchetta sandwich, apple fennel jam, harissa aioli, arugula


Rice Crispy Cookie (The Mighty)

Caramelized Grapefruit Eggnog Ice Cream (Salt and Straw)
custardy eggnog ice cream made with black rum, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon; homemade grapefruit jam made by caramelizing fresh pink grapefruit juice

Sushi Rice Tots (Sumo Dog)
—Mini yaki onigiri?

Chedd-cha (Little Fluffy Head Café)
iced matcha latte topped with cheddar cheese cream


San Francisco, CA
wise sons jewish delicatessen / rooster and rice / villon

I like (Wise Sons)' Bittersweet Chocolate Babka, but the size of a slice keeps decreasing.


Everything Hawaiian Bread (Villon)
cultured butter, market preserves, strawberry chicken liver mousse

^ The "everything" doesn't add anything.


Tuna Tartare (Villon)
crispy chicken, deviled egg, micro onion

^ Raw fish and deviled egg on chicken skin.


Warm Beignets (Villon)
lime posset, butternut, coffee

^ Ethereal doughnuts confusingly served with a bowl of mousse-like lime cream with butternut squash and coffee.


Baby Back Ribs (Villon)
feuilles de brique, nuoc mam cham

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Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week


51. Huck (Jean-Claude Van Johnson, S01E01)


Stray Observations

  • Adam Driver singing (Bob's Burgers, S08E06)
  • "We gotta keep going. It's like IKEA. We can't go back. We gotta push forward." (Bob's Burgers, S08E07)
  • "Hello. Most of the year you know me as Cleavage to Beaver." (Bob's Burgers, S08E07)
  • "This is Portia's godfather Bing and his twink Jason." (Search Party, S02E08)
  • "Healter Skelter" (Search Party, S02E08)
  • ♫: LCD Soundsystem – "Oh Baby" (Marvel's Runaways, S01E06)
  • "They were not, as the kids say, 'awake.'"
    "Do you mean 'woke'?"
    "I did mean 'woke,' but it's grammatically incoherent." (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S05E10)
  • "We need to woo them with the international language of friendship: pork." (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S05E10)
  • "Black ink only. No blue. I'm not a street artist." (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S05E10)
  • "I was worried about that too, but that's when I remembered: The Godfather."
    "The Diane Keaton movie."
    "No one refers to it as that, but Charles is right, she is in it."
    […]
    "In The Godfather, Don Corleone had three sons: Michael, his favorite."
    "Diane Keaton's husband."
    "Mm-kay. Then there was Sonny, the hothead."
    "Diane Keaton's brother-in-law."
    "Charles, you're being distracting."
    "No, he's not, he's actually helping me to follow this. Continue going through Diane Keaton's relatives." (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S05E11)
  • "Your brain baby is crowning." (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S05E11)
  • "Hi, there. I'd like to humiliate some hussies, and I'm in a hurry." (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S05E11)
  • "Pumping hard or hardly pumping, Gina?" (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S05E11)
  • "I feel like a failure. I feel like a Coulier."
    "No, you're not a Coulier, Gina." (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S05E11)
  • "Ho ho ho! Race is a social construct!" (Speechless, S02E10)
  • ♫: M83 – "Intro" (Mr. Robot, S03E10)
  • RT: In S01E08, Elliot is sent to his one meeting with whiterose – the cover for his meeting is that he's being sent to a place that can recover inaccessible information from some hard drives. The name of this data recovery business was Blank's Disk. (Mr. Robot, S03E10)
  • Back to the Future photo (Mr. Robot, S03E10)
  • ♫: Fiona Apple – "Criminal" (Mr. Robot, S03E10)
  • Mr. Robot Season Grade: B-
  • "Where you been, man? You got anything coming out?"
    "I'm retired."
    "What about on, uh, DVD? VOD?"
    "No, no. Real retired. Not like Nicolas Cage retired." (Jean-Claude Van Johnson, S01E01)

Still the AR™TV World Drama Champion: The Deuce
Still the AR™TV World Comedy Champion: Nathan For You

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Harrison Ford's a quarter Jewish


Episodio Nueve: Las Juventud Guerreras.

Oh, the German title is even better: Die Letzten Jedi. Say it in Darth Sidious' voice.

My all-"international Star Wars film title" team:
I. Star Wars: La Amenaza Fantasma (Mexico)
II. Star Wars: Klonovi Napadaju (Croatia)
III. Star Wars: Nikmat Ha'Sith (Israel)
IV. Star Wars: Mia Nea Elpida (Greece)
V. Star Wars: Imparator (Turkey)
VI. Star Wars: Jedin Paluu (Finland)
VII. Star Wars: Than Luc Thuc Tinh (Vietnam)
VIII. Star Wars: Die Letzen Jedi (Germany)

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week


50. Trump Off That White? (Desus and Mero, 12-07-17)


Honourable Mention


Stray Observations

  • "You look like a potato and shit casserole." (The Walking Dead, S08E07)
  • "And I swear to God, if I even catch you thinking about cookies, I am gonna smash your little bones into dust, and then I'm gonna make that dust into a broth, and then I'm gonna slurp it down, laughing. [laughs maniacally] And you'll be inside of me. And I will poo you out." (The Last Man on Earth, S04E08)
  • Dueling parent traps (The Last Man on Earth, S04E08)
  • "Friendship kiss" (The Last Man on Earth, S04E08)
  • Tandy sniffing his fingers after ass-slapping/kissing Todd (The Last Man on Earth, S04E08)
  • "Big Murray's not watching you." (Curb Your Enthusiasm, S09E10)
  • "Aaron Burr!" (Curb Your Enthusiasm, S09E10)
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm Season Grade: D+
  • Julian McMahon back! (Marvel's Runaways, S01E05)
  • "There's nothing scarier than a cat person."
    "Mmm, disagree. You ever see someone make chorizo?" (Fresh Off the Boat, S04E09)
  • "Let's do some top 40. Okay, I think 'Sauce It Up' by Lil Uzi Vert could be very spiritual if it's sung right. All we gotta do is change 'sauce' to 'Je-sauce.'" (The Mayor, S01E08)
  • "Perhaps it was a bottom dial." (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S05E09)
  • "Three corndogs for 99 cents. Who could possibly eat three corndogs and has a dollar?" (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S05E09)
  • "I am going to remove your penis, in thin slices, like salami." (Happy!, S01E01)
  • ♫: "The Super Bowl Shuffle" (South Park, S21E10)
  • '80s music (South Park, S21E10)
  • South Park Season Grade: D-
  • ♫: Joey Bada$$ – "Curry Chicken" (Mr. Robot, S03E09)
  • "It's not that I'm out of moves; it's that you're not worth one." (Mr. Robot, S03E09)
  • "You can't force an agenda, Mr. Alderson. You have to inspire one." (Mr. Robot, S03E09)
  • "Yo, hold my Warbys." (Saturday Night Live, S43E08)

Still the AR™TV World Drama Champion: The Deuce
Still the AR™TV World Comedy Champion: Nathan For You

#clipoftheweek


Consumer of Terrestrial Entities

Internationally renowned model and internet sensation, Valeria Lukyanova ("The Human Barbie") makes a terrifying and memorable screen debut.

Eddie and his friend Chris call out for an escort after Eddie's girlfriend breaks up with him. Little do they know that while Natasha is a breathtaking beauty, she's really a possessed doll created by a mad doctor in an unholy laboratory and built with the urge to kill and dominate the minds of others to kill for her. [source]

The Doll 2, starring Human Ken Dolls Justin Jedlica and Rodrigo Alves.

"Little do they know that the silver man in Times Square is really a possessed Robert E. Lee statue."

Cilver War.

"Little do they know that their new zoo animals are really the Rock-afire Explosion."

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

49. The Jumping Shark (The Walking Dead, S08E06)


Honourable Mention

  • Judge Judy (Curb Your Enthusiasm, S09E09)
  • The oner of everyone's powers in action under the overpass (Crisis on Earth X, S01E04)
  • Cinema intro intro (Mr. Robot, S03E08)

Stray Observations

  • "F. Murray Abraham. The 'F' is for fuckin' awesome." (Curb Your Enthusiasm, S09E09)
  • "People will watch anything with 'Chicago' in the title. It's been proven." (Curb Your Enthusiasm, S09E09)
  • "That's some good ass dick stories, man." (Curb Your Enthusiasm, S09E09)
  • "Black man showing up at her door with a do-rag? She'll have a heart attack."
    "She'll be fine. It's in the same family as a scarf, as an ascot, as a pocket square." (Curb Your Enthusiasm, S09E09)
  • "The verses are gonna be satanic." (Curb Your Enthusiasm, S09E09)
  • "Chicago Teachers" (Curb Your Enthusiasm, S09E09)
  • "That moment when your hair falls out…" (Search Party, S02E03)
  • "You're a lightweight drunk and a lacrosse-ruining slut." (Marvel's Runaways, S01E04)
  • The Americans (Speechless, S02E08)
  • Risky Business (Speechless, S02E08)
  • "Ray and Austin are chickens! Ray and Austin are chickens!"
    "Oh, I'm a chicken? So I provide 35% of the protein America consumes? Real good insult." (Speechless, S02E08)
  • 2.40:1 aspect ratio (Mr. Robot, S03E08)
  • "Do you like TV?"
    "No."
    "Do you like horses?"
    "No."
    "Do you like Wii U?"
    "No." (Mr. Robot, S03E08)
  • "First of all, The Martian looks like shit." (Mr. Robot, S03E08)
  • "The Martian has 92% on Rotten Tomatoes."
    "That's because most critics have shitty taste." (Mr. Robot, S03E08)
  • "I wish you were dead!"
    "So do I!" (Mr. Robot, S03E08)
  • ♫: Robbie Robb – "In Time" (Mr. Robot, S03E07)
  • "Millennials Against Canada" (South Park, S21E09)
  • Greta Gerwig (Saturday Night Live, S43E07)

Still the AR™TV World Drama Champion: The Deuce
Still the AR™TV World Comedy Champion: Nathan For You

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