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2008/01/13 15:54:27 (permalink)

What Would Be Your Last Meal?

If you knew the sun wasn't going to rise tommorow and price was no object what would your last meal be?

I figure you get 1 appetizer, Salad, 2 Main Courses, 3 sides and a Dessert.

Mine would be.

Appetizer
A Sushi Boat from Thai 9 in Dayton http://www.thai9restaurant.com/

Ceaser Salad With Anchovies

Main Coarse
Carne asada Burrito from Roberto's in San Diego
Rare Steak from XO Prime Steaks
http://xoprimesteaks.com/cleveland_steakhouse_home/ in Cleveland

Sides
Coney Dog from Lafayette Coney in Detroit
My Fathers Baked Beans
Baked Potato from Hyde Park Steakhouse in Cleveland (Butter Only)

Desert
My Wifes Chocolate Cheese Cake

Drink
Dry Gin Martini
Ice Water


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    Trishkaidekaphobia
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    RE: What Would Be Your Last Meal? 2008/01/13 16:18:43 (permalink)
    I thought about this one and came up with several fine meals I could go with; but truly, if I could, I would have my last meal made by my Mom. (She passed away a few years ago). Nothing fancy, just my childhood faves. I would ask for:

    Tomato rice soup

    Oven fried chicken
    Mashed potatoes (made with sour cream)
    Polish style beets (hot, grated, more sour cream, bacon, splash of vinegar)
    Broccoli drowning in butter

    Pineapple apricot cheesecake

    I'd give anything to have that again.
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    Sundancer7
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    RE: What Would Be Your Last Meal? 2008/01/13 16:21:46 (permalink)
    In my opinion, how awfully morbid.

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    RE: What Would Be Your Last Meal? 2008/01/13 16:42:23 (permalink)
    Oh, this is really a great question, I am amazed I have not seen it before! This is so funny.

    You know, it always surprises me to read about death row dudes requesting Big Macs, and junk like that. There are a couple of realities involved here. A)The "chef" in a prison is not likely to know how to cook up some fancy french dish. Nor is the warden likely to order out much more than fast food. B)Maybe the condemned does not give a damn about his health, right? Just gimme a pizza. Now, to answer your question: and I will bet I get a lot of seconds from Dallas on this:
    Last meal: Cost? About $12
    a) Double Margarita, on the rocks, at Ojeda's on Maple (of course, I don't think you can pound booze on Death Row, although I sure don't understand that. It's like, why do they wipe your arm with alcohol swabs just before they pump you full of poison?!?! Give the man a drink, dammit!
    b) Lots of lovely chips and salsa, all of this is Ojeda's.
    c) #5, with a second crisp taco.
    d) Big glass of iced tea, lots of lemon & sugar.
    e) About 4 steamed corn tortillas, with butter & salsa.
    f) Just one more single margarita.
    g) A pecan praline.
    But I do wonder about some of the "last meals" I read about, almost incredible quantities, I don't see how anyone can park that much, just before taking what they used to call the hot squat.

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    RE: What Would Be Your Last Meal? 2008/01/13 16:45:23 (permalink)
    Appetizer: Tomato cheddar soup from the late Goodbody's Pub.
    Salad: green salad with sunflower seeds and stilton dressing from same place.

    Main Courses: Peking Duck
    Porterhouse Steak from Cattlemen's in Selma, CA.


    Side Dishes: Fried Rice
    My mother's stuffing
    Roasted corn on the cob from the Big Fresno Fair

    Dessert: my own berry-cherry cobbler a la mode.

    you forgot a drink.. Martinelli's Sparkling Cider
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    RE: What Would Be Your Last Meal? 2008/01/13 16:53:45 (permalink)
    I agree with Mr.Sundancer-reminds me of going to the gallows...
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    Michael Stern
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    RE: What Would Be Your Last Meal? 2008/01/13 16:58:27 (permalink)
    My last meal: a Blooming Onion at Outback. That's because after eating one, I want to die.
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    RE: What Would Be Your Last Meal? 2008/01/13 16:59:01 (permalink)
    No no no, this is actually a series--they've been asking this of chefs and foodies for at least a year now at the Village Voice. It's actually kinda great; the chefs get to weigh what other chefs' food and local treats against, basically, their mom's cooking and talk about the importance of food and memory and all that . . I think it's kinda life-affirming, actually.
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    RE: What Would Be Your Last Meal? 2008/01/13 16:59:48 (permalink)
    Its just a question. I think you are reading too much into it. And Hey we are all gonna go sometime why not go out with a full stomach and a smile. I hope they serve good food at my funeral. I think I will write the menu now. Heck I have cooked enough good meals for them. Some people live to eat others eat to live.......Russ ......Lighten up
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    RE: What Would Be Your Last Meal? 2008/01/13 17:04:33 (permalink)
    While it may be life affirming-and I agree that discussing favorite meals are fantastic-I guess I should turn it around from "Prison guard asking me what I want as my last meal" to " What I hope is my last meal before I leave this earth" Thanks for the other point of view, Nancypalooza.
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    RE: What Would Be Your Last Meal? 2008/01/13 17:34:56 (permalink)
    Here's the most recent one: http://www.villagevoice.com/nyclife/0802,lalli,78790,15.html I think they're all Nina Lalli so a search for pieces by her should get more of them.

    Mr. Stern, I think 'meals that could kill you all by themselves' is a whole 'nother topic and I would start it with 'trying to keep up with Buffetbuster.'
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    RE: What Would Be Your Last Meal? 2008/01/13 17:44:08 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Russ Jackson

    If you knew the sun wasn't going to rise tommorow and price was no object what would your last meal be?

    I figure you get 1 appetizer, Salad, 2 Main Courses, 3 sides and a Dessert.

    I liked this thread Russ. It really made me think. One time, once chance only.
    Mine would be:
    Appetizer:
    Florida shrimp cocktail with my Aunt Carolines cocktail sauce. She just added lemon and a whopping tablespoon of prepared horseradish to bottled cocktail sauce but man, what a punch!
    The 1905 Salad from The Columbia, Tampa.
    Meal:
    T-Bone from Peter Luger Very rare.
    Sides:
    Pickled beets from the Valley Diner Derby, CT.
    One ear of fresh butter and sugar corn plain.
    Small bowl of mom's spaghetti and meatballs.
    Bread from the Columbia Tampa and butter from Wisconsin.
    Dessert:
    Barb Slossar's (ex co workers wife) blueberry cheesecake. After 28 years I still remember how good it tasted.
    Drink:
    Ernest and Julio's chianti.


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    RE: What Would Be Your Last Meal? 2008/01/13 18:48:26 (permalink)
    Mine would be:

    Appetizer
    Baked oysters with cheese like from the local pseudo Japanese restaurant (owned by Chinese)

    Salad with lots of arrugula (sp) and blue cheese dressing

    Main Courses
    Peking Duck from the original place in Beijing (Quanjude) or its offshoot which is in one of those old towns East of LA
    Medium Rare Steak from Pappas Brothers in Dallas

    Sides
    My late Moms baked mac and cheese
    Fresh corn on the cob
    Save room for desert

    Desert
    Impossible to say, it would have to be a desert buffet

    Drink
    Bombay Sapphire Dry Gin Martini
    The most expensive wine there is

    Of course, it would take a few days to eat my last meal.

    And this all assumes that I could not chose my wife's cooking.
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    RE: What Would Be Your Last Meal? 2008/01/13 19:12:01 (permalink)
    A Tanqueray martini, dry, and anything cooked by my wife.
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    RE: What Would Be Your Last Meal? 2008/01/13 19:24:31 (permalink)
    wow, this makes me want to suggest we go on a "Roadfood last meal tour: the final supper"..

    all our favorite places, and homemade delicacies. Anybody got a couple of months free?!?!
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    RE: What Would Be Your Last Meal? 2008/01/13 20:08:35 (permalink)
    Say, Jennifer 4 has kind of a tasty sounding soup there, the tomato-cheddar deal. Does la Jenny have a recipe, or am I on my own? I've always liked Campbell's cheese soup, but I think it needs some help, maybe going 1/2 cheese, and 1/2 tomato might be pretty good. I think a little green onion and tabasco might help, too. I've been fixing up Campbell's French Onion soup with toasted chunks of Francisco brand sourdough, and any old brand of swiss cheese. Maybe some fresh ground pepper below the cheese. All in a small souffle dish.
    -Scott Lindgren scottlindgren@netzero.net
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    RE: What Would Be Your Last Meal? 2008/01/13 21:02:44 (permalink)
    Appetizers - Shrimp cocktail (large shrimp - 10-15's)
    Pu Pu Platter - Egg rolls, Shrimp Toast, Fantail Shrimp, Roast Pork Ends, BBQ Ribs,
    Pan Fried Pork Dumplings served with duck sauce and Chinese hot mustard

    Soup - Manhattan clam chowder with oyster crackers

    Entrees - NY Strip Steak Medium Rare from Sparks in NYC
    3 lb Broiled Maine LobsterSteamed and lightly broiled (Shelled)with drawn unsalted clarified butter

    Sides - Pomme Frites, lightly battered fried onion rings, creamed spinach and beefsteak tomatoes with Peter Lugar's steak sauce

    Salad - A legitimate Caesar Salad prepared at the table and served with homemade pan toasted buttered croutons made with San Francisco sour dough bread

    Bread - Rustic peasant bread with soft salted butter

    $75 bottle of imported (Italy) Pino Grigio

    Dessert - Banana Cream Pie from The Buckhead Diner
    Assortment of butter cookies (jam filled, rainbows, linzer tarts, etc)from Brooklyn

    Coffee - Mild blend Kona Blue Mountain with milk..No sugar

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    RE: What Would Be Your Last Meal? 2008/01/14 03:22:14 (permalink)
    hey, baah ben, I'll share that tableside prepared Caesar Salad with you!
    Cause that seems to be a lost art, the making of the salad right in front of you... watching the guy put the woustershire sauce in , a drop of mustard,etc.. hard to find places around that still do it!

    I'll go for the pommes frites as well!

    Tough decision for the main course, steak, prime rib, Carnegie Deli pastrami, homemade turkey like Mom used to make (RIP)

    For dessert, I'll have some real good cupcakes, made just right, not overly sweet..
    one chocolate and one vanilla, with lots of good frosting and sprinkles..


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    RE: What Would Be Your Last Meal? 2008/01/14 04:07:09 (permalink)
    I used to work in a bookstore and there is actually a book out about the last meals of death row inmates. I would want my last meal to be my Grandma Beck's Thanksgiving dinner and to be surrounded by my family and those of my family who had passed on who used to share this meal with me for years. A partial list: fresh Plainville turkey, mashed potatoes, mashed butternut squash, homemade cranberry relish, homemade stuffing AND dressing, green bean casserole, homemade bread and rolls, apple pie, pumpkin pie, rhubarb pie, mincemeat pie (for Grandpa Beck), chocolate pudding pie and Boston cream pie (all from the Home Bakery in Rome, NY). And a tub of frozen Cool Whip (someone always forgot it in the freezer and it wouldn't be our Thanksgiving if it was actually thawed out!).
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    RE: What Would Be Your Last Meal? 2008/01/14 05:15:18 (permalink)
    I'd probably want to pig out on fried seafood (shellfish)and a pitcher of beer.

    I do love a well made Ceaser Salad. I've only ever had it done tabelside once though. My 1st one. It was at the Del Webb building in Fresno for my 13th b'day.
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    RE: What Would Be Your Last Meal? 2008/01/14 05:34:29 (permalink)
    Okay, I'll take a run at this ... I might have to stretch it out ... This might be my last day of eating.

    BREAKFAST (first course) ... VEP GREEN (What the heck it's the last day, might as well get it off to a good start) ... Corned beef hash at JOHN O'GROATS in LA (if they were closed, it would have to be Party Hash from THE HASH HOUSE in Vegas). http://www.internetwines.com/rws23800.html

    A soft pretzel from THREE GIRLS BAKERY at Pike's Market in Seattle, washed down with a well-crafted root beer.

    LUNCH ... LAFAYETTE CONEY (Detroit), WHITE HUT burger (Holyoke, Massachusetts).

    SNACK ... Raw scallops from J'S OYSTER in Portland, Maine as an appetizer then a PEPE'S PIZZA.

    DINNER ... burger and grilled wings from BRICKYARD in Daytona (if they were closed, it would be a burger at STANICH'S in Portland, Oregon.)

    DESSERT ... Another VEP Green.

    In case there happened to be a tomorrow, I'll meet you in Memphis ...
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    RE: What Would Be Your Last Meal? 2008/01/14 09:05:41 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by wheregreggeats.com

    Okay, I'll take a run at this ... I might have to stretch it out ... This might be my last day of eating.

    BREAKFAST (first course) ... VEP GREEN (What the heck it's the last day, might as well get it off to a good start) ... Corned beef hash at JOHN O'GROATS in LA (if they were closed, it would have to be Party Hash from THE HASH HOUSE in Vegas). http://www.internetwines.com/rws23800.html

    LUNCH ... LAFAYETTE CONEY (Detroit), WHITE HUT burger (Holyoke, Massachusetts).

    SNACK ... Raw scallops from J'S OYSTER in Portland, Maine as an appetizer then a PEPE'S PIZZA.

    DINNER ... burger from BRICKYARD in Daytona (if they were closed, it would be a burger at STANICH'S in Portland, Oregon.

    DESSERT ... Another VEP Green.

    In case there happened to be a tomorrow, I'll meet you in Memphis ...


    Another Lafayette Fan Amazing.....Russ
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    RE: What Would Be Your Last Meal? 2008/01/14 09:33:11 (permalink)
    New Orleans or Memphis...I can't decide.

    There is a web site, www.deadmaneating.com devoted to last meal requests (and what they may actually get) on death row.
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    RE: What Would Be Your Last Meal? 2008/01/14 09:51:47 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Stern

    My last meal: a Blooming Onion at Outback. That's because after eating one, I want to die.




    Looks like a lot of people are having last meals big enough to achieve the same results.
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    RE: What Would Be Your Last Meal? 2008/01/14 10:14:16 (permalink)
    My last meal would be comprised of bits and pieces of all of my favorite meals all over the world, so it would take a while, probably at least a few weeks.
    App: mussels cooked over a campfire on a specific beach near Palavas, France, and a fresh baguette.
    1st course: raw oysters, oyster shooters, and then chargrilled oysters at Acme in New Orleans (last meal, may as well emulate Diamond Jim Brady, right?)
    2nd course: My dad's homemade curry. Warm, kind of spicy, soothing comfort food.
    3rd course: double cheeseburger and the Champagne of Beers at Workingman's Friend in Indianapolis.
    Sides: my mom's corn fritters with molasses, a ripe red tomato sliced and salted, and sauteed broccoli raab with garlic and chili peppers.
    Dessert: beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe du Monde. And probably some Rolaids!
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    RE: What Would Be Your Last Meal? 2008/01/14 15:29:10 (permalink)
    well, If I'm going to die I want to go out a little happy so I would have a twelve pack of Pilsner Urquel on hand, and some kick-ass marijuana... after that, who cares, anything tastes great! But seriously, probably a really great pizza from any number of places. Yeah. that would be fine. and a great tiramisu.
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    RE: What Would Be Your Last Meal? 2008/01/14 15:39:06 (permalink)
    I like these kinds of topics too.

    Appetizer: Maine lobster stew

    Salad: I don't order that many of them......I'll take a soup instead and go with lobster bisque

    Main Courses: I steamed king crab legs on New Year's Eve and would have to say that is my favorite main course. A second one is tough, but I'll go with brisket.

    Three Sides: creamed spinach, white corn fresh off the cob (had some last night while eating out) and mashed sweet potatoes with marshmellow and pecans

    Dessert: I'll go with a turtle sundae made with genuine frozen custard.

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    RE: What Would Be Your Last Meal? 2008/01/14 16:20:39 (permalink)
    1 appetizer, Salad, 2 Main Courses, 3 sides and a Dessert.

    Ok:

    APPETIZER: Potato skins from anywhere.

    SALAD: Chopped salad from Giordano's in Chicago.

    MAIN COURSES: Ribs from Tom's Place in West Palm Beach (double portion--who needs anything else?)

    SIDES: Black-eyed peas and collard greens, both prepared by a good Southern cook, plus an order of drive-in curly fries

    DESSERT: Graeter's black-raspberry chocolate chip ice cream.
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    RE: What Would Be Your Last Meal? 2008/01/14 16:51:24 (permalink)
    Russ Jackson & wheregreggeats-
    Great call on Lafayatte! How do these look?
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    RE: What Would Be Your Last Meal? 2008/01/14 17:48:08 (permalink)
    Again the Caeser salad
    Lobster Bisque
    Steak tartare
    2 Racks of garlic crusted Rack of Lamb, medium rare to rare
    Garlic cheese bread
    Potatoes au gratin
    Beefsteak Tomatoes with fresh Mozz cheese
    Silver Queen Corn
    2 bottles of Cristal Champagne
    2 bottles of a great Merlot
    12 ice cold Harp
    Hot Fudge Brownie sundae
    20 sleeping pills
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