I had two very unpleasant dining experiences in the past week. The first was at IHOP and the second was today at Pappy's Sweet Shop (located in Purdue Memorial Union).
The IHOP in Lafayette, IN has been in business for about half a year. I have my list of favorites that I usually order from: pigs in blankets, potato pancakes and Philly cheesesteak. Last time I was adventurous and tried the stuffed French toast, which wasn't half bad. This time, I tried their cheese blintz.
This was one of the most offensive things I have put into my mouth. I can't believe I ate two of them. The exterior was a smooshy crepe that housed a cottage cheese-like consistency interior. For those of you that know me, you know I'll eat close to anything. I couldn't finish it with each bite the taste and texture became increasingly vile. It tasted so awful, I actually left a comment card.
Pappy's Sweet Shop
Nothing sweet about that place. Amanda and I both ordered hot dogs. Really, how can you mess up a hot dog? It's up there with eggs. Upon receiving our grayish hot dogs, we sighed and chomped into them. I look over at Amanda who was closely examining her hot dog when she exclaimed, "God, I didn't think the inside could be any grosser than the outside." At which point (and I instantly regretted, just as Pandora regretted opening that box) I looked at the hot pink insides of my hot dog. I made myself finish the hot dog. After several hours of feeling ill, I realized trying to get my 2 bucks worth just wasn't...well... worth it.
Monday, July 04, 2005
I went to the Taste of Chicago yesterday. I brought Mac to the affair and we had quite a bit of fun, until a cop barked, "Dogs aren't allowed, you have to leave now!" Before that point, we wandered the festival grounds. There was food as far as the eye could see. My stomach was only so big, so I was able to try alligator pizza, vegetarian tamale (which was disappointing because it was still in it's plastic wrapper) and finally sweet potato french fries. The sweet potatoe french fries are the only thing that I will try emulating in the future. If I have the chance, I think I will go again next year.