Tracy C and Laurie P joined me for dinner at Talde in Park Slope past night. I will just go quickly over the food because Tracy is an actual real food reviewer who has worked for the Boston Globe and now has her own great food site. For me the highlight was a Hawaiian bun with crispy fish. Imagine if a McDonald’s fillet of fish was actually great. Well, I do like the fillet o fish. But this was like a fillet o fish sprinkled with crack, THC, and MSG. So crispy on the outside and moist on the inside with wonderful ginger and pickled onions. Next time I go, I will simply order three of them, they come in threes-we shared, and a pint of beer and call it dinner. We also had the chow fun with the braised pork shank and the Korean fried chicken. I recommend chicken anytime it’s fried by a Korean and this was no different. I was not in love with the chow fun noodles as they are more crispy then I like but the pork shank part of the dish was worth it alone. Who needs noodles, I say just have all pork shank. The other standout was the special spicy Brussel sprouts. The staff couldn’t have been nicer and the very light corner spot they have on 7th Avenue is a easy place to spend time.
Of course, with a couple girls the talk turned to cars. Laurie is shopping around for a new car and she’s having a tough time deciding between a Subaru Impreza or a VW GTI. She lives in a hilly and snowy part of New Hampshire so I told her the answer is clear. Do NOT get the Subaru Impreza with four-wheel-drive, get the GTI and throw some snow tires on it. Do you want to be just another New Englander driving a Subaru? With a Subaru you will just blend in with the lefty North easterners or lesbians. But when a girl drives a GTI, it looks like she’s driving her boyfriend’s car. Her Guido boyfriend.