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Mojito style drinks seem to have become somewhat ubiquitous.

I've been known to enjoy a blueberry mojito at IndeBleu and they are quite serviceable.

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I've been known to enjoy a blueberry mojito at IndeBleu and they are quite serviceable.

And Ken at Restaurant Eve is alleged to make a mean strawberry version. Not judging the quality, just remarking on the ubiquity.

edtied to add: I say "alleged" because I have never had one before. He sure seems to make a lot of them though.

Edited by Jacques Gastreaux

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Trite: Any drink with the suffix tini that contains an unheard-of-until-now mixture of liqueurs and fruit, has a catchy or nonsensical name and is priced the $9 to $14 range.

We have a winner.

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And Ken at Restaurant Eve is alleged to make a mean strawberry version.  Not judging the quality, just remarking on the ubiquity.

The bar boys at Citronelle came up with their newest: CosMojito :lol:

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Can't wait to wash down a plate of deconstructed truffled mini burgers with a CosMojiTini.

Don't forget the panko-crusted foie gras on top of those mini burgers. Edited by crackers

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Possible new winner of Trend Combination, Drink Category:

Big Apple Mojito Martini

Bacardi Big Apple, sour mix, Sprite

$10, Heritage India Dupont

Aside from the cringe-inducing name, this drink manages to further condemn itself with a lack of thoughtful mixers and little resemblance to either a mojito or an apple martini. I haven't been brave enough to order one, but a simple peer review process of the ingredients has led to a unanimous condemnation of the entire specialty drink list.

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Possible new winner of Trend Combination, Drink Category:

Big Apple Mojito Martini

Bacardi Big Apple, sour mix, Sprite

$10, Heritage India Dupont

Aside from the cringe-inducing name, this drink manages to further condemn itself with a lack of thoughtful mixers and little resemblance to either a mojito or an apple martini. I haven't been brave enough to order one, but a simple peer review process of the ingredients has led to a unanimous condemnation of the entire specialty drink list.

So if they stuck some mango in there, I guess that would make it a Big Apple Mojito Martini Caipirinha? *shudder*

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I have seen grilled cheese sandwiches served with tomato soup on at least two menus (Bar Pilar and the not-yet-open Town Hall). What is this, grade school cafeteria chic?

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I have seen grilled cheese sandwiches served with tomato soup on at least two menus (Bar Pilar and the not-yet-open Town Hall). What is this, grade school cafeteria chic?

Try the ham-and-cheese sandwiches at the bars at Restaurant Eve and CityZen sometime.

Clearly inspired by the dripping monster at Firefly, these sandwiches appear to be some sort of nutro-physics experiment which attempts to cram as much salt, butter and calories into the smallest possible polyhedron. As with pure sodium (which must be stored in oil), they are highly reactive (particularly with water), lose electrons when coming into contact with air, and burn with a distinctive yellow flame.

Cheers,
Rocks.

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Equinox was doing small toasted cheese sandwiches with their soup at least 2 summers ago.

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Try the ham-and-cheese sandwiches at the bars at Restaurant Eve and CityZen sometime. 

Clearly inspired by the dripping monster at Firefly, these sandwiches appear to be some sort of nutro-physics experiment which attempts to cram as much salt, butter and calories into the smallest possible polyhedron.  As with pure sodium (which must be stored in oil), they are highly reactive (particularly with water), lose electrons when coming into contact with air, and burn with a distinctive yellow flame.

Cheers,

Rocks.

Ah yes, two of the three basic food groups, grease and salt, in one, hand-held, dish. [The other basic food group is, of course, sugar.]

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Try the ham-and-cheese sandwiches at the bars at Restaurant Eve and CityZen sometime. 

Clearly inspired by the dripping monster at Firefly, these sandwiches appear to be some sort of nutro-physics experiment which attempts to cram as much salt, butter and calories into the smallest possible polyhedron.  As with pure sodium (which must be stored in oil), they are highly reactive (particularly with water), lose electrons when coming into contact with air, and burn with a distinctive yellow flame.

Cheers,

Rocks.

Sounds like the results of one of my research projects when I worked in the lab.

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Ah yes, two of the three basic food groups, grease and salt, in one, hand-held, dish. [The other basic food group is, of course, sugar.]

And I always thing of Dead Pig as its own major food group!

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And I always thing of Dead Pig as its own major food group!

Funny you should mention this: I was going to add salumi as an emerging trend. :P

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Funny you should mention this: I was going to add salumi as an emerging trend. :P

I think for it to become truly trite, a dish must start appearing at inappropriate restaurants. When Cheesecake Factory starts advertising a charcuterie platter I'll officially add it to the trite food list.

As a side note -- if the meat is created/aged in house it cannot be trite. If Sysco provides it, it is automatically trite.

Tritely yours.

JPW

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I think for it to become truly trite, a dish must start appearing at inappropriate restaurants. When Cheesecake Factory starts advertising a charcuterie platter I'll officially add it to the trite food list.

As a side note -- if the meat is created/aged in house it cannot be trite. If Sysco provides it, it is automatically trite.

Tritely yours.

JPW

they do have mini-burgers....

ROADSIDE SLIDERS

Bite-sized Burgers on Mini-Buns Served with

Grilled Onions, Pickles and Ketchup

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I assume there is good trite and bad trite...right?

Trite is always bad.

There is, however, the less pejorative "ubiquitous" category.

:P

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Equinox was doing small toasted cheese sandwiches with their soup at least 2 summers ago.

It was on the opening menu back in 1999 with a tower of heirloom tomatoes, frisee and truffle vinaigrette

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It was on the opening menu back in 1999 with a tower of heirloom tomatoes, frisee and truffle vinaigrette

You've got six trite items in one with this dish! (Tomato-soup-and-sandwich, "a tower," of "heirloom" tomatoes, frisee, vinaigrette, and ANYTHING with truffle oil.)

Tonight we're gonna piss-on-the-party like it's 1999,

Rocks.

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You've got six trite items in one with this dish!  (Tomato-soup-and-sandwich, "a tower," of "heirloom" tomatoes, frisee, vinaigrette, and ANYTHING with truffle oil.)

Tonight we're gonna piss-on-the-party like it's 1999,

Rocks.

Dude it was an opening menu of a new restaurant in 1999.

PLease to add to trite list, razzy board operators :P

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"Liliputian" alert! I noticed it as a descriptor on IndeBleu's menu last night and apparently it shows up on CK's menu too.

Edited by JLK

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You've got six trite items in one with this dish! (Tomato-soup-and-sandwich, "a tower," of "heirloom" tomatoes, frisee, vinaigrette, and ANYTHING with truffle oil.)

I ordered and enjoyed a "tower of haggis" starter last year in Aberdeen.

The menu was largely pub fare, but included a few such surreal culinary flourishes.

Then I made the mistake of relating to our hosts my chef instructor's opinion about the limited range of oatmeal. Our home-cooked supper the following night incorporated this theme ingredient in every course.

:P

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