February 01, 2010

Before I go....

I'm about to do one of my famous "quick, get the F out before anyone sees you leave" exits from the office and I wanted to jump in and post something quickly before I take off (for the record, faculty don't have set schedules, we just have to be here for our responsibilities: teaching, meetings, research, and the schedule is otherwise pretty flexible...)

Over the weekend as I flipped channels I kept seeing this show on the Travel Channel called "101 Chowdowns" or something like that.  It was about the 101 best comfort food/ junk food/ chow down places in the US.  We weren't big fans of their choices per se, so we were discussing our favorite pig out places.

In no particular order here are 10 of mine: Fosselman's Ice Cream (Alhambra), Original Tommy's (Rampart and Beverly), Donut Man in Glendora, Bojangles (any), Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles, Foster's Freeze, Bullock's Barbecue in Durham (family style!), Amante's Pizza, Elmo's Diner in Carrboro (not Durham), and Chick Fil A (again, pretty much any one).

What's your favorite "chowdown"?  Where is it?

Posted by caltechgirl at February 1, 2010 02:15 PM | TrackBack

Most of mine are in Houston, but there's an ice cream place down here in Dania Beach called Jaxson's. Oh, and Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza... Mmmm...

I've never eaten Chick Fil A. Guess I need to try it. ;)

Posted by: Pam at February 2, 2010 03:23 AM

We've concluded they put crack in the chicken. Warning. It becomes addictive and you'll want it on Sundays. When they're closed :-)

Posted by: caltechgirl at February 2, 2010 10:19 AM

The Red Hat on Lake in Pasadena, best pastrami sandie around.

Posted by: Darby Shaw at February 2, 2010 03:19 PM

oh gosh, I love food so much, I don't know how to even narrow it down.

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at February 2, 2010 05:32 PM

Anna Maria's in Washington, DC comes to mind. Mom and Pop checkered tablecloth Italian. The Juju Woman and I meet up with six or eight of our friends in DC every three or four years to do the Smithsonian Museums and scoot on over to Annapolis for a day. Anyway, we make reservations at Anna Maria's at least two nights we're there. It is that good, and we vote on where to eat.

Posted by: Yabu at February 5, 2010 04:27 AM

We have a new one...Papa Murphy's Take and Bake pizza. The have freshly-made dough, and you pick what toppings to go on it...all fresh. Then you take it home and bake it fresh in your oven. Their garlic sauce, in place of tomato sauce, is to die for! Well, with the way I'm sure it's plugging the arteries, might come true if we have too much.

Posted by: Mrs. Who at February 5, 2010 06:18 PM

Hutch's on Walnut near Los Robles.

Posted by: Pasadena Closet Conservative at February 7, 2010 05:09 PM

First choice? Rizzo's Pizzeria over in Torrance, off of Sepulveda between Arlington and Crenshaw (is it still there?).

Runner up? Busy Bee's Market in San Pedro. Some of the best sandwiches I could remember from my SoCal days.

Posted by: diamond dave at February 9, 2010 06:15 AM

Taco Bell.

Celtic Grill, Rogers, AR

Posted by: BloodSpite at February 9, 2010 02:18 PM