…Did I use it correctly?
…Did I use it correctly?
Previously on Adam Riff™:
eden hill / crumble and flake / li'l woody's / kraken congee / mammoth / hot cakes / pie bar / joule / nue / slab sandwiches and pie /
salumi / pizzeria gabbiano
—What is a hydro-ceramic technician?
[googles "hydro-ceramic technician"]
—Oh. He's a dishwasher.
Lick the Bowl (Eden Hill)
foie gras cake batter, strawberry chips, vanilla, salted pound cake
Baby Beets (Eden Hill)
balsamic honey emulsion, sharp cheddar dust, farro, pumpkin yogurt, harissa
Pig Belly Confit Salad (Eden Hill)
pickled grape, horseradish, celeriac, honey cayenne cashew
Sugar Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi (Eden Hill)
crispy kale sprouts, sage creme fraiche, manchego, pepita
Ricotta Donut (Eden Hill)
buttered popcorn, salted goat milk caramel, marcona almond, orange peel
LOOK AT THESE FUCKING INGREDIENTS.
Crispy Pig Head Candybar (Eden Hill)
merlot cabbage, serrano, pear and champagne soup
It's a croquette.
miso cured broccoli, fir tip syrup, candied walnut sponge cake
Fancy Chinese food.
Peach and Goat Cheese Danish (Crumble and Flake)
I will eat anything that contains goat cheese.
Crack Fries (Li'l Woody's)
hand cut fries with a bit of milkshake to dip in
I learned after the fact that dipping fries in a milkshake is something people do at Wendy's?
I assumed that the crack fries would be a tried-and-true pairing, but was asked to select a milkshake flavour.
I selected Sub Pop (coffee, chocolate espresso beans, caramel).
Bang Bang Shrimp Pinch Buns (Kraken Congee)
cucumber, peppers, chives
Never mind the congee*, it's all about these buns filled with trash Chinese food.
Jon: What does your housemade five-spice soda taste like?
Server: It's like five-spice broth, but carbonated.
* as seen on CNBC's Restaurant Startup
potato hash, chili remoulade, smoked mackerel salad
Joule's brunch is interesting. Your order an entrée and supplement it at a modest buffet that rotates themes monthly. At my brunch, the buffet was a Persian buffet.
Nue: Food of the world.
Balut – Vietnamese Hot Vit Lon (Nue)
developed duck egg, assorted herbs, salt, pepper, lime juice
My first balut. I braced for the worst, but was served was a much less developed duck embryo than ones I've seen on Survivor. It was also overcooked, so it was like eating a liver-y hard-boiled egg with unusual textures.
Korean Bibam Naengmyeon (Nue)
spicy, chilled buckwheat and sweet potato noodles; lotus root, shiitake mushroom, daikon, carrot, cucumber, egg, toasted sesame, scallion, fried shallot, pineapple gochujang sauce
The best thing I ate in Seattle this trip.
Maracas Shark and Bake (Nue)
pacific cod, green seasoning, fry bread, cabbage slaw, tamarind and habanero chili sauces, coconut corn cobette
A fish sandwich with stunning bread.
Grilled Barbados Pig Tails (Nue)
jerk glaze, cilantro
Stick to your teeth.
Mexican Street Corn-Flavoured Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream (Nue)
Carried by its crunchy corn topping.
Pineapple Cornbread (Nue)
pineapple, coconut, butter
Tony: These chips I bought are really spicy. You want to try one?
Jon: Sure. [grabs chip from bowl]
Tony: Erm, not that one. I took a bite of it and couldn't… It was really spicy.
Jon: Oh. Yeah, this is really spicy.
In my search for pie, I stumbled upon Slab, whose dessert pies are sandwiches. And, like ice cream cookie sandwiches, they are difficult to eat without squeezing filling out.
Seasonal Fruit Slab Pie with Turbinado Sugar (Slab Sandwiches and Pie)
peaches, blueberries, vanilla, golden corn crusts
Smore Slab (Slab Sandwiches and Pie)
smoked marshmallow, chocolate ganache
PB Chicha (Slab Sandwiches and Pie)
peanut butter cookies, peanut butter mousse, chicharrones
Peanut butter and pig skin sandwich cookies.
Geoduck Crudo (Eden Hill)
sorbet of cucumber, celery, and gin; evergreen huckleberry and umeboshi relish, red shiso, radish, chive
Ebbets Field Burger (Li'l Woody's)
honey mustard, cracker jacks, swiss, bacon, ⅓ lb. patty, pretzel bun
Beer and Peanuts Milkshake (Li'l Woody's)
47. Calzone Cadaver (Nathan for You, S03E06)
"My cover makes me invisible." (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S03E07)
"First, we find this piece of shit doctor that killed her."
"Ooh, he looks exactly like a piece of shit."
"I'm gonna be honest. I couldn't find a picture of the doctor, so I took a picture of my shit in scrubs."
"Where'd you find those little tiny scrubs?"
"Oh. No, that's a four-foot shit." (The League, S07E11)
I am chuffed (I think) to present Backwash, a podcast by Adam Robot and I.
1. Magnifying Glass / Parking Brake
2. With Bob and David / Sketch Comedy
3. Cassette Tape Revival / VCR Plus / LaserDisc
4. Late Night Talk Show Hosts
5. Michael Rapaport's Laugh
Adam Robot is higher on episode one than I am. I think it's hit–and–miss, but…onward and upward.
We are on pace to release an episode weekly.
As you head down to baggage claim in terminal one at LAX, you are greeted by Vin Diesel hang-gliding an attack helicopter.
2. Young Han Seoul-Oh
3. Evil Letty
As head of the Mobility Division of the Special Air Service, Owen Shaw specialized in a unique brand of "vehicular warfare," operating military vehicles and displaying a high degree of competency in motor mechanics and repair, as well as being an expert at desert warfare. [source]
5. The continuing misadventures of Tego and Rico
6. Mr. Nobody × Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
7. Tokyo Drift 2: Clay, Sean's adversary at the beginning of Tokyo Drift, surfaces in Japan seeking revenge on Sean for ruining his life. Parlay this sequel into a parallel franchise à la CSI: Miami set in Asian/Oceanian countries with Sean as its Dom – Far East and Furious
8. Roman Holiday: Roman drives cross-country to Universal Studios Orlando. Sequels: Roman European Holiday, Roman Christmas Holiday, Roman Vegas Holiday
9. Fast and Furious × American Graffiti. 1950/1960s cars. Dom's father?
Drew: What about a young Dom origin story? Boosting IROCs in the '80s or something?
Jon: Dom was born on August 29, 1976, though. It would have to be an early '90s film – Straight Outta Echo Park.
Blackhearts is a feature-length documentary film that explores the lives of three extreme black metal fans – from Iran, Colombia, and Greece – as they travel to Norway, the birthplace of black metal music.
As Luciferian plans its trip, it becomes clear to Hector that fulfilling visa application requirements will be challenging. He seeks advice from his Satanic mentor in Colombia, the "Black Pope," and organizes a formal ritual of selling his soul to the Devil to obtain the visa.
Some of the rewards for Blackhearts' Indiegogo for post-production funds are amazing:
"Starting now, you are not to blink. If you blink, we go back to the start."
This severely burned leather wristband with soot-blackened nails, worn by Frost, was left mostly unwearable from fire damage. ONLY 1 AVAILABLE!
Also includes a fully functional volume pedal.
An executive producer credit is only $1500? Hmm…
Ten Santas from across the country are brought to live in a barn to compete with each other in an array of challenges showcasing their holiday skills, from chimney climbing and gift wrapping, to milk and cookie chugging and gingerbread-house building.
Why are they living in a barn?
These would-be St. Nicks have to vote out their peers over the course of 8 episodes, all counting down to a Christmas Eve grand finale where the last Santa standing will win $100,000 and the title of America's Best Santa!
Santa tribal council!
I feel comfortable judging this book by its cover.
Host Jon Gabrus ambushes unsuspecting hair salon clients with lively and twisted pop culture games that can pay up to $10K or leave them with the most outrageous haircut of their lives.
You could also do this at a laundromat and fuck up people's clothes as punishment.
In this guerilla-style game show, contestants must choose random people in a public place – based solely on their appearance – to answer questions on their behalf.
I'm curious to see how many people with brown or black skin are chosen.
I think this concept only works if everyone in the public place looks similar — white male Santas in a barn, for example.
46. Brain Probe (The Knick, S02E05)
Lady Gaga's son (American Horror Story, S05E06)
(With Bob and David, S01E02)
WITH ANY PURCHASE.
I have mixed feelings about Jim Rome saying that fallen soldiers made the ultimate sacrifice. "Sacrifice" suggests intent, and no one joins the military to die. When a construction worker falls to his or her death, we don't regard it as a sacrifice of life, but rather an occupational hazard.