Fooding Eats

Feasting on Asphalt

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Yesterday, I came home expecting that the package had arrived. But I didn’t think it would be laying on the doorstep. As I walked up to the door, there was a UPS sitting right in front of it addressed to me.

It’s here from Barnes & Noble: my copy of Feasting on Asphalt.

Hosted by the host of the only cooking show I watch (Good Eats), this is a documentary of a group traveling on motorcycles across the United States in search of real, authentic road food. This is what inspired me to want to get a motorcycle (and mark my word, I will).

I’ve always kind of wanted to travel the U.S. but never really knew what to expect or search for. This kind of helped at giving a glimpse into the different regions of the U.S. because, well, what better way to get to know people by what they eat? I think learning about food is a good way to start learning about other cultures. After all, the first things we learn in other languages is food! (other than bad words and phrases that is…)

I never really thought about it, but I’ve always longed for real, authentic road food myself. After drumline competitions, somehow Jeff would always manage to convince us to go to a Denny’s to eat. In all honesty, Denny’s food isn’t good. Greasy, fattening, it makes me sick to my stomach (unfortunately, literally). The tough thing is that most places don’t open that late.

It’s time we go in search of restaurants that open late!

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Have you ever felt … Wicked?

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It’s been a very long time since I’ve made a post. So what better way to start again than with one about Wicked?

This was the third time I’ve watched a musical live, the second time I’ve seen a professional production of a musical. But this is the First time I’ve seen a Broadway Production live.

And it was amazing!

The cast captivated me from the very start, even giving me goosebumps. I was almost overwhelmed by the amount of detail they put into a show: the costumes, lighting, choreography… everything. I also thought the cast was wonderful, very talent and good at singing and acting.

I’m still in awe from the whole experience.

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ATS at The Clinic

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On Thursday, my friends’ band Atrementous played a gig in Santa Ana.

The drive down there was interesting… Let’s just say everyone but Glenn got lost, but that’s because these venues are like in the middle of nowhere. But a gig is a gig, so whatever. It was a good performance.

So this is Atrementous:

From Left to Right: Stacy (vocals / sax), Patryk (guitar), Glenn (drums), Phillip (bass) and Stephen (guitar).

So this gig was done with the new vocalist Stacy. She’s played and sung with them before, but this is the first time she’s performed a whole show with them. Everyone loves Stacy as the new vocalist.

So despite the not-so-great venue, ATS (short for Atrementous) still put on a good show for everyone. Lots of compliments from the audience (and not just because some of them are friends). I myself am most definitely looking forward to their next performance wherever and whenever that may be.

We were trying to get a cool band picture for them, but then they all moved and then I moved because they moved… Stand still!

Here’s the band and some of their friends/fans (whatever, they’re both). Find me!

After the gig, the band decided to treat some of us to dinner (again). But this time, they made sure they had enough money… from the gig…. And this time, they decided to NOT try to crash into each other while driving home.

So we ended up going to this place called Westminster Café, off the 405 next to the In-N-Out. Maybe we should have gone to In-N-Out? But anyways, this place has an interesting menu, with items like 3-D Burger and With Bacon or Ham..? I don’t remember, but it was funny.

It’s nice getting to sit down and have a (sort of) quiet dinner after a (loud) show. We usually go to Denny’s, which I am absolutely tired of for now (thanks) but this time we didn’t so it was nice trying a different place for once (not that I would really recommend this place to anyone).

The bunch of us just slowly dwindled away. But you can’t blame us. It was a school night and we had to get everyone home like before midnight…

So does anyone know any good So Cal venues for ATS to play at?