Final Nom Noms

My husband and I were watching some old episodes of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations the other day, and on one of his visits he asked his hosts what they would choose as their last meal.  It’s a question that’s always interested me; it gets addressed on movies and television shows, generally around the same time that the person being asked is also told when they will be sentenced to death at the hands of the state where they are incarcerated.  It’s a difficult question, but one I thought would be fun to answer.  Unfortunately, my last meal would have way too many parts.

1.  Hash browns from Waffle House; scattered, smothered, covered and chunked.  That is, scattered on the grill, smothered in onions, covered in cheese, and chunked with ham.  They are absolutely mouth watering.  Yeah, I get that they’re cheap and they’re from a place a lot of people consider to be below them as far as dining establishments go, but you honestly can’t get better than greasy Waffle House hash browns.

2.  Asparagus covered in crab meat and hollandaise sauce from the Homestretch Steakhouse in the Hoosier Park Racing and Casino, Anderson, Indiana.  I went here for the first time with my husband and a few friends for his birthday and ordered a filet that came with this as its side.  Absolutely delicious.  Mouthwatering fresh crab meat covered with buttery rich sauce over crisp asparagus.  I just drooled on my keyboard.

3.  Filet Mignon, cooked medium rare, from Morton’s Steakhouse.  My awesome husband took me here for my birthday during a trip to Chicago and it was, hands down, the best steak that has ever passed across my lips.  Tender, flavorful, juicy, and cooked absolutely perfect.

4.  A slice of Giordano’s stuffed pepperoni pizza.  Without a doubt, the best stuffed pizza on this Earth.  If not for the fact that one little slice is pushing 700 calories, I would eat this at least twice a week.

5.  A Weihenstephaner draught beer and order of onion rings with house made ketchup from Bru Bar in Indianapolis.  Don’t ask me to pronounce that beer, just believe me when I say it’s delicious.  Very light and very flavorful.  Paired with their delicious hand battered crispy onion rings with sweet ketchup, it’s absolute perfection.

6.  Lobster bisque from Carnival Cruise Ship’s fine dining restaurant.  This is the best lobster bisque in existence.  I’m pretty sure it’s made from magical lobsters that are marinated in the tears of angels and then blessed by the taste bud gods.  Again, I’m drooling.

7.  A Tennessee Long Island from Houlihan’s.  Take a traditional long island, double it in size, and add Jack Daniel’s and cranberry juice.  It’s also only $4.

8.  A Chocolate Xtreme blizzard from Dairy Queen.  I love DQ’s ice cream, but I also love not weighing 300 pounds, so it’s not often I get to enjoy a blizzard.  Make mine a large, please.

9.  A big slice of Deluxe Sicilian pizza from NY Little Italy in Greenfield, Indiana.  Fresh ingredients, freshly made on the spot, hand tossed dough for every order, and packed sky high with toppings.  Giordano’s is my favorite stuffed pizza and this is my favorite traditional.  Just thinking about it makes me want a slice.

10.  A three egg omelette with lots of cheese, salsa, cream cheese, ham, bacon, sausage, and whatever else you can throw in!  This is one I’d want to make myself.  I love breakfast and I’ve got through phases where I will eat an omelette every day of the week.  Just throw me some ingredients and let me at it.  Don’t forget sour cream.  Or peppers and onions.  Maybe some guacamole to be different?  Nom nom nom….


About Jamie C. Baker

“Long time no see. I only pray the caliber of your questions has improved.” - Kevin Smith

Posted on April 11, 2012, in Food, Travel, TV/Movies and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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