Friday, February 8, 2008

The Eclectic Cuisine of Clarksville, Indiana

As a result of NPW's request for entertaining links on her blog yesterday, Blakspring opened my eyes to a freakin' hilarious site called Engrish. The Adult Engrish section caused abdominal cramping I was laughing so hard. No, there is no nudity. Go there directly.

Although the site seems to be created from poor translation attempts in Asian countries, it reminded me of an interesting sign Courtney and I were drawn to in the Hoosier State several years ago. It ain't Roscoe's House of Chicken' n Waffles, but it's still kind of funny.


Allie said...

Do the waffles go directly on the steak?

em said...

I love roscoes. And I also love Engrish. Sometimes my friend Will posts funny Engrish stuff on his blog. He lives in Korea and is

Jacob said...

Waffle Steaks sound awesome.

sid said...

Wait ... you're directing us to a site that has NO PORN? Why? What is waffle steaks? Is it some weird American thing? Waffles with meat on it?

Jacob said...

Sid, waffle steaks don't exist. It's just a sign for Waffle House (a regional chain of greasy spoons) where they decided to advertise their steaks over the fact that they were Waffle House. Still a hilarious sign.

Chicken and Waffles is a classic soul food combination in the Southern US. Seems a little less than a natural combination in my opinion.

nancypearlwannabe said...

The only Waffle House I've ever been to was in Atlanta and all the cooks had guns tucked into the back of their pants. It was the scariest place I have ever eaten at. Coincidentally, it also had the most disgusting bathrooms I've ever seen.

Mickey said...

allie- I wouldn't know, but I'd think you'd be better off with the waffle on top.

em- I've never actually been to Roscoe's (or anywhere near one), but I hear it's good.

sid- Yeah, there actually are websites without porn, but they're a dying breed.

jacob- Clearly, this was a former Waffle House that altered the existing sign by simply replacing the word HOUSE with STEAK. And I've only ever heard of chicken and waffles in southern California, but it sounds good to me.

npw- Waffle House is the absolute shit. The food is good and cheap, the coffee is suprisingly decent and the servers (this is for my friend Chris, who looked so cute in his paper hat) are almost always extremely nice. They're usually pretty clean and they're always open. I don't know what to tell you about the guns. Oh yeah, and for entertainment, just watch the cooks- they have Rain Man-like memories.

Chris said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Mickey, but I'm afraid you and I have been eating at very different Waffle Houses. At the one where I worked (briefly, during college), I'm pretty sure I was the only server who bathed regularly.

And while most WaHo cooks are quite impressive with their speed and memories, the guy I worked with was actually a little slow and forgetful. That is, except for the 15 minutes immediately after re-emerging from the break room, where he reinvigorated himself by holding a mysterious vial under his nose and snorting.

No guns, though, thank God. At least none that I knew of.

Still, I give it four stars. Great omelets and, of course, waffles.

Noelle said...

I used to have an Onion headline posted to my fridge that said, "Mason-Dixon line renamed IHop-Waffle House line." So true. I wish I still lived in Richmond because there are no good hash browns to be had up here. Just good bagels.

Meaghan said...

Yeah, I visited Chris once at the Waffle House where he served and another server approached me asking if I wanted something. I was going to order but he had fingernails three times as long as mine and they were completely black underneath. Needless to say, my appetite was lost.

But still, Waffle House is a staple for breakfast, at least twice a year. If you ate there more often, a heart attack would likely follow.

Mickey said...

chris- Thanks for the insider's perspective, but why must you ruin my idealism?

noelle- I suspect there must be some decent bagels around here somewhere if you know where to look (maybe), but hashbrowns definitely aren't hard to find.

meaghan- Why you gotta be hatin'?!

Jacob said...

There's a classic chicken and waffles place on Peachtree St. in Atlanta. It's common in southern cal, but it went there with the exodus from back east.