Mash Up

We often order dinner from a Chinese restaurant we’ve never seen. We’ve probably got about 30 takeout menus from various establishments close enough to want to swing by and drop us dinner. A few of them I suspect exist only in basements or family kitchens. Which is, frankly, fine with me. So one day our Chinese order appeared with both the Lotus menu attached, but also one for a Mexican restaurant. My supposition is that the Chinese restaurant (or basement) owners are trying a new angle to appeal to our largely Dominican neighborhood. I guess they felt that a combo menu wouldn’t work (Clearly they’ve never heard of Chico and Chang’s in Atlanta.) so they simply invented a new restaurant.

Damon’s a huge fan of Mexican food, so we decided to give them a call. Here is how my vegetable enchilada appeared:
A flour tortilla folded in half, cheddar cheese melted over the top. When I opened it up to see what kind of vegetables I got I found: broccoli, onion, crinkle-cut carrots, napa, and snow peas.

So… not really an enchilada and not really Mexican. It is, in fact, exactly what a Chinese person might make for you if you asked Mexican food. But the truth is that I like cheese and tortillas and all of those veggies. So ultimately I found it pretty tasty, and we’ll probably call them again.

In other news, I’ve made some changes to my Friends list. I had a lot of feeds coming in from large sites (Dooce, Cute Overload, etc) that amuse me, but were also crowding out the pages and making me miss posts from actual humans who are personally interesting to me. So most of those biggies have been either moved over to Bloglines or eliminated. It’s still a work in progress (I’m easily distracted) but I think I have it down to the point where I can better keep up.

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36 responses to this post.

  1. I love Chico and Chang’s. *embarrassed*

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  2. I love Chico and Chang’s. *embarrassed*

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    • I never ordered from them, only because I almost always opt for Chinese over Mexican. But I can almost guarantee that if Damon and I had ever lived together in Atlanta they would have known us just by the sound of our voices.

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    • I never ordered from them, only because I almost always opt for Chinese over Mexican. But I can almost guarantee that if Damon and I had ever lived together in Atlanta they would have known us just by the sound of our voices.

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    • I never ordered from them, only because I almost always opt for Chinese over Mexican. But I can almost guarantee that if Damon and I had ever lived together in Atlanta they would have known us just by the sound of our voices.

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    • I never ordered from them, only because I almost always opt for Chinese over Mexican. But I can almost guarantee that if Damon and I had ever lived together in Atlanta they would have known us just by the sound of our voices.

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    • I never ordered from them, only because I almost always opt for Chinese over Mexican. But I can almost guarantee that if Damon and I had ever lived together in Atlanta they would have known us just by the sound of our voices.

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  3. I love Chico and Chang’s. *embarrassed*

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  4. I love Chico and Chang’s. *embarrassed*

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  5. I love Chico and Chang’s. *embarrassed*

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  6. I love Chico and Chang’s. *embarrassed*

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  7. I never ordered from them, only because I almost always opt for Chinese over Mexican. But I can almost guarantee that if Damon and I had ever lived together in Atlanta they would have known us just by the sound of our voices.

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  8. Mmmm. A Chinese enchilada! I wonder if they’d make it with tofu if you asked?

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  9. Mmmm. A Chinese enchilada! I wonder if they’d make it with tofu if you asked?

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    • I think they would be happy to make it if I could adequately convey my desire. English is clearly the third language spoken by these folks (which is two more languages than I speak) so sometimes it’s hard to move off menu listings. Still, I might try that some time.

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    • I think they would be happy to make it if I could adequately convey my desire. English is clearly the third language spoken by these folks (which is two more languages than I speak) so sometimes it’s hard to move off menu listings. Still, I might try that some time.

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    • I think they would be happy to make it if I could adequately convey my desire. English is clearly the third language spoken by these folks (which is two more languages than I speak) so sometimes it’s hard to move off menu listings. Still, I might try that some time.

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    • I think they would be happy to make it if I could adequately convey my desire. English is clearly the third language spoken by these folks (which is two more languages than I speak) so sometimes it’s hard to move off menu listings. Still, I might try that some time.

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    • I think they would be happy to make it if I could adequately convey my desire. English is clearly the third language spoken by these folks (which is two more languages than I speak) so sometimes it’s hard to move off menu listings. Still, I might try that some time.

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  10. Mmmm. A Chinese enchilada! I wonder if they’d make it with tofu if you asked?

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  11. Mmmm. A Chinese enchilada! I wonder if they’d make it with tofu if you asked?

    Reply

  12. Mmmm. A Chinese enchilada! I wonder if they’d make it with tofu if you asked?

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  13. Mmmm. A Chinese enchilada! I wonder if they’d make it with tofu if you asked?

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  14. I think they would be happy to make it if I could adequately convey my desire. English is clearly the third language spoken by these folks (which is two more languages than I speak) so sometimes it’s hard to move off menu listings. Still, I might try that some time.

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  15. You… you didn’t elimnate Dooce, did you?
    No, of course not, Ryan. That’s just silly.
    Right? It’s silly, isn’t it?

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  16. You… you didn’t elimnate Dooce, did you?
    No, of course not, Ryan. That’s just silly.
    Right? It’s silly, isn’t it?

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    • That IS silly. And I would not even consider doing that.
      But I did move Dooce over to Bloglines, so you won’t see her feed in my Friends list anymore.

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    • That IS silly. And I would not even consider doing that.
      But I did move Dooce over to Bloglines, so you won’t see her feed in my Friends list anymore.

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    • That IS silly. And I would not even consider doing that.
      But I did move Dooce over to Bloglines, so you won’t see her feed in my Friends list anymore.

      Reply

    • That IS silly. And I would not even consider doing that.
      But I did move Dooce over to Bloglines, so you won’t see her feed in my Friends list anymore.

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    • That IS silly. And I would not even consider doing that.
      But I did move Dooce over to Bloglines, so you won’t see her feed in my Friends list anymore.

      Reply

  17. You… you didn’t elimnate Dooce, did you?
    No, of course not, Ryan. That’s just silly.
    Right? It’s silly, isn’t it?

    Reply

  18. You… you didn’t elimnate Dooce, did you?
    No, of course not, Ryan. That’s just silly.
    Right? It’s silly, isn’t it?

    Reply

  19. You… you didn’t elimnate Dooce, did you?
    No, of course not, Ryan. That’s just silly.
    Right? It’s silly, isn’t it?

    Reply

  20. You… you didn’t elimnate Dooce, did you?
    No, of course not, Ryan. That’s just silly.
    Right? It’s silly, isn’t it?

    Reply

  21. That IS silly. And I would not even consider doing that.
    But I did move Dooce over to Bloglines, so you won’t see her feed in my Friends list anymore.

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