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July 17, 2005
So you wanna see a picture?
Filed in: Current Affairs, Good eats, The Armadillo Conceptual Series

Jeff talks like the invisible robe was his idea, but it was really the little guys'.

Turns out the little guy has been begging him all week to get it done - and we all know that Jeff won't wear a robe anyway.

Here's what happened: The little guy saw a new menu offering from the Palomino in Denver that Jeff had laying around. The chef from the Palomino had been to New Orleans recently and was impressed with his trip to Mulate's. He wanted to introduce something that would meet their format but be reminiscient of the fried crawfish, crawfish etouffee combination so famous there.

What he came up with, as a French and regional American dish, is their new half escargot, half baby armadillo combination (UPDATE: and as Diana points out, it is served sashimi style.)

Problem is when the little guy looked at the menu item, he was immediately convinced that the armadillo portions were more of the sweetbreads variety. Hey, he's not afraid to serve in Iraq, but given his experience in Japan, the prospect of losing some precious body parts has sent him into hiding in the invisible robe.

Halfeschalfdillo

Now Jeff has been explaining that those are not armadillo cajones that the Palomino is serving up, but the little guy is still wary. We're hoping for a dancing appearance next week.

Poor little beggar.



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Now you see ... this is the post that should have gone into the Good Eats category :)

EMCEE: OK - fixed! I hear that if you have a bowl it helps provide a good night's sleep. (You gave me this idea in the first place you know.)

Posted by: Diana at Jul 18, 2005 3:31:41 AM

I'm going to have to block this site so that my little pal doesn't click over here inadvertantly and start getting crazy ideas.

EMCEE: Go ahead. Do it. FASCIST! Stifle your CITIZEN JOURNALIST friends!

Seriously, though, thank you for gracing our humble abode with your presence, Jeff. In a thousand years when webeologists are digging through all this stuff, I hope they will recognize the labor of love that this is - not for you, of course - for the little guy. I'm just working behind the scenes to get pictures for those literal folk like me that need help visualizin'! Blessings!

Posted by: Jeff G at Jul 18, 2005 8:47:53 PM

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