UGLY. BEAUTIFUL.

At first glance split pea soup may look like something Linda Blair spit out in the movie The Exorcist or a bowl of snot…but its NOT <– huh, see what I did there?

But in all seriousness split pea soup is a delightful bowl of smooth comfort.  People with or without teeth can enjoy its glory.  I’ve had both the vegetarian and ham versions.  Both are delicious and should be consumed immediately.

Don’t wait till you’re in the retirement home, try it as soon as possible!  So close your eyes put your slippers on and relax.  Textures are an amazing adventure while eating, but sometimes our teeth need a rest.

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This split pea soup and garlic bagel was consumed at the Bagel Factory in Los Angeles, Ca. | http://www.bagelfactoryinc.com/

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This split pea soup was consumed at Split Pea Anderson’s in Buellton, Ca. | http://www.peasoupandersens.net/

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THE ATOMIC HOT WING

Don’t you hate it when you bite into a chicken wing and you get a bite of gross wobbly skin?  I think the test of a true chicken wing is it’s crispiness (and yes the sauce is important too).

The wings at “Alondra Hot Wings” are so crunchy if you close your eyes while biting into it you get a sense that you’re biting into a Chicharron (fried pork skin).  But the deceptive thing is, the inside is super soft and juicy.

I tend to order the dry rubbed wings such as “Lemon Pepper” or “Cajun”, simply because I like to dunk at will.  I like a bit of danger when I eat so I order the “Atomic Wing Sauce”.  The servers always ask if you’ve tried it before and ask you to sign a waiver.  I’ve never had to sign a waiver because they can see that I’m a badass motherfucker.  This “Atomic” sauce is made out of habanero extract and has a ton of red pepper flakes and seeds (looks a little like molten lava). Sounds innocent enough until you find out that the spiciness reading is well over 1 million on the Scoville scale, that’s 1 level below pepper spray.  The closest feeling I could describe is, tiny little devils dancing on the roof of my mouth with their little cloven hoofs.  If you eat  a lot of the sauce you may get a little light headed and suffer from a blurred vision (don’t blame the beer, I swear its the sauce).

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