March 23, 2012

At the Tuna Fish Café...



... experience dollops of joy.

62 comments:

MadisonMan said...

Seems a little pretentious as presentations go, and not very sanitary.

Ann Althouse said...

Ha ha. We survived.

Paco Wové said...

There's food on there somewhere, right?

Ambrose said...

From Lake Michigan? Amazing what lives there.

Ambrose said...

From Lake Michigan? Amazing what lives there.

Irene said...

Delicious.

Dactyl said...

That's tuna? It looks like a slice of dried apricot on top of a partially-dessicated zombie brain, surrounded by various multicolored ninja missiles. I made something like that out of legos once, but I didn't eat it.

Chef Mojo said...

Oh gawd! Yet another over the top tuna tartare. Tuna tartare is so insufferably in right now, enjoying an unjustified renaissance amongst the clueless and the unimaginative.

I'm too cool for school, that chef is thinking.

That chef needs to get a clue that the culinary world left him in the dust over two decades ago with his tuna tartare.

Palladian said...

Is the tuna raw? I hope so. I'm odd in that I much prefer tuna raw to cooked. Actually, many fish I think are better raw (or "cooked" in acid like citrus juice) than cooked over heat.

I'm not mad about nouvelle cuisine type presentations, but the colors are lovely.

lewsar said...

i had some fish baked on a cedar plank many years ago. it was the absolute worst meal of my life. the cedar taste got stuck in my mouth and didn't go away for days. nothing would get rid of it.

let me tell you, it sucks being a termite.

edutcher said...

Don't look like the tuna fish my mother used to make.

(of course, when Mom was sidelined by diverticulitis and my sister and I tried to reproduce the recipe, we got the ingredients and proportions right, but knew something was missing; that's when she said, "You know, it's the love")

WV "wimmun" What guys whut cain't spell chase.

MadisonMan said...

We survived.

(laugh) So far!

Is that watercress? The nice thing about the early Spring here -- one of many -- is that watercress is out.

Chef Mojo said...

Unfortunately, it's not a cedar plank, but a charred and varnished pinewood side of a wooden Napa Valley vineyard wine case.

Around here, the health department would hit me for a critical violation for using a porous wood slab as a serving piece for raw fish.

Madison must have lower standards...

Almost Ali said...

Is there a race war brewing, or it just my imagination?

Chef Mojo said...

Oh! And they gave you chopsticks? How edgy!

This guy is really pushing the envelope!

Phil 3:14 said...

and all for $15.99!

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

Did you two watch the UK-IU game? UK avenged their only loss of the season. It was a closer game than the final score indicated. I'll try to gloat...too much...'cause I tend to like Hoosiers off the court.
Toy

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

I mean I'll try NOT to gloat! Really!

Toy

Chip Ahoy said...
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Pogo said...

It appears that food is still in the 'groceries' phase, and not yet 'dinner'.

But sometimes yer inna hurry.

Oh well, not to worry. Obamacare will demand we all eat some such bullshit once the commerce clause is deemed perfectly in control of the entire Constitution.

More likely we will all get a shovelful of PeopleChow once a week. That is, if we remain productive enough.

Granny can go to hell, though.

Here's your pain pill, Granny. No hunger once you take it! Thanks for all your help, but now you're just consuming so, the ice floe for you, Flo.

Pogo said...

But you can Tuna Piano.

OK, but somebody had to.

Chef Mojo said...

@Pogo:

That was a hate crime.

Or something...

Pogo said...

I blame Bush for my shameless pun.

Or was it a palindrome?

I always mix those up.

Lem said...

It looks also like the pallet is going to be busy.. or is it the brain trying to choose what sensation to pay attention to.

Thats the way I would eat all that. try to mix as varied a "dollop" in one plow.

Lem said...

kinda like a good tread here.

Im happy to see the reworked, relaxed, rehashed, commenting rules.. the deletion threshold (chokehold) has been loosened a bit.

Good call professor.. its an etch-a-sketch.

Chip Ahoy said...

Did you notice that link at Insty about super duper emergency road kit and the first thing it said at the link was pack dog food.

Why?

Because people always dig into the emergency rations too early and dog food will put them off until they are near starving.

Carnifex said...

@ Whimsey

Almost as good as '92 Duke/UK, best game of the year so far. I thought the whistle interrupted the flow of the game too much. A lot of touch fouls called, with most going against IU to make a wide free throw margin. The calls were mostly true calls, but they were ticky tacky. I'm sure the IU fans are bitching about the free throws. If we had lost, I know I would have been.

For those that didn't see it, IU shot over 50% for the game, and scored 90 points, but still lost to UK by 12.

I was disappointed in our defense, but the offense was clicking. Did you see the light go on in Gilly's head in the first half? IU left him open on the right wing for a long 2, and the next possession they left him open in the exact same spot. He drove to the hoop for reverse layup. I knew he was going to go off on them at that point.

Where's I heart Willy? It would have learned a lot about basketball if it had watched that game. At least double its knowledge base, although twice zero is still zero.

final score 102-90

William said...

I don't think pretty is a desirable quality in food. However, I do think Renoir's paintings would be more appealing if they smelled more like BBQ.

Carnifex said...

"Man",loud inhale sipping sound, hold breath, exhale"Like, I could eat that board."
loud inhale sipping sound, hold breath, exhale
"I mean it"loud inhale sipping sound, hold breath, exhale, cough
"I could. I could totally eat that board"loud inhale sipping sound, hold breath, exhale
"It's be easy...C'mon, let's do it."loud inhale sipping sound, hold breath, exhale, giggle, cough, cough

While I like sushi, and sashimi, Asian Fusion cuisine is a bit to chichi for this old dog. I'd p'rolly try it once't but wouldn't go back. But sin' the ol' ball an' chain is allergic to shellfish, and hates seafood period, I only get to splurge when I'm bachen' it.

Lem said...

Tangerine..

Not much tuna based music.. not that I've come across!

NotquiteunBuckley said...

As a pooper, I must confirm: I poop.

Since I'm not racist, unlike the cunt that produced Paul Soglin, and Paul Soglin the politician is rascist as the most rascist white ever to live/feel any emotion, because at one point I disagreed politicallyh with P.S..

But to feel okay solely by virtue of the fact I'm not a racist cunt from Paul Soglin mom creates doubt with regards to sticktoetness.

I am truly sorry.

Lem said...

The Concept

The singers go off key sometimes.. but it was still a good song.

I was reminded of it watching Young Adult (2011)

Mick said...

Hopefully that's not Pacific Tuna.

Chip Ahoy said...

Did you mention you would get rid of the share links if you could? Did I get that right? Did I understand correctly?

I will tell you how if you give me a dollar.

Yes, $1.00.

)))) POW ! ((((

Bloody hell, there's a dollar in my pocket.

Open like you're going to make a new post except don't make a new post, hit "close" instead. It's just one way to get to the side bar that contains "Layout". Okay?

Put another way, go to Layout.

The middle area is for blog posts, hit "edit" in the bottom right corner. That is, edit the blog posts in Layout. When you hit "edit" then another smaller page appears with a bunch of options on it for you to check. One of them is the share buttons. Obviously, deselect the share buttons.

You are welcome, and thank you for the dollar.

edutcher said...

Almost Ali said...

Is there a race war brewing, or it just my imagination?

Not yet, although I'm sure it's just another piece of humble pie GodZero would love to inflict upon us.

If it were happening, you'd see stories (only on the 'Net, of course) of black mobs dragging people from their cars and beating them in the name of Trayvon (he'd have morphed into their main man by then).

The people on the scene seem to be handling it pretty well, so it may be your imagination.

(however, just because you're paranoid...)

Aridog said...

Amazing. That no one has yet referred to that entrée as "bait." The old Terry Bradshaw clip was right you know?

Me, I lived in Asia for a couple years ... raw anything is not for me. Open sewers wafting in the villages and all that ...

Jess said...

Good Lord! Was that supposed to be food?

I thought it was some failed attempt at a centerpiece.

The Crack Emcee said...

I'm Getting Out Of Jail (But I'm Still Living In A Prison,...)

Almost Ali said...

edutcher,

Well, I also had this crazy idea about: When in Rome...

But should I be a bad-ass and walk into the ghetto dressed in KKK?

And should the ghetto jive-bounce into my neighborhood wearing their gang-bang colors, namely hoodies?

Because that's what seems to be brewing.

Rusty said...

I hope you didn't pay too much for that.
Was the wine good? 'cause that looks like shit.





Is Morino's still in New Berlin?
You could get a 32 oz prime rib there on a Saturday night. A great big russet potato with half a pound of butter, and a teeny tiny cup of overcooked green beans.
All for, like, nine bucks.

Roger J. said...

I like raw tuna but only if I know how fresh it is. Fish deterioriates quickly. When I fish in the bahamas for blackfins or yellow fins, you bring them to the boat, kill them immediately, gut them and bleed them out--pack the carcass with ice, inside and out, and put them in the fish box.

Then they can be filleted out but this whole process takes only a few hours. To my way of thinking, if your fish smells like fish, it isnt fresh. Caveat Emptor, sprigs of watercress not withstanding.

Rusty said...

Chip Ahoy said...
Did you notice that link at Insty about super duper emergency road kit and the first thing it said at the link was pack dog food.

Why?

Because people always dig into the emergency rations too early and dog food will put them off until they are near starving.


Ah.
I saw that too.
I thought it was to attract a tasty pooch which could then be killed and eaten.
Your way makes much more sense.

Michael Haz said...

Rusty - Morino's is long gone, sorry to say. All the old steak joints have gone up-market now, so a decent cut, properly grilled, starts around twenty bucks, plus salad, soup, etc.

Michael said...

Precious. And just "tuna" not the redundant tuna fish.

The Crack Emcee said...

OH, POGOOOOOOOOOO:

Mayo Clinic's focus on integration on display at Mall of America

Can you "integrate" a hit in this guy's jaw for me?

Don't Tread 2012 said...

I'm with the crowd that refers to what is on the board as 'bait'.

As far as all of this race-baiting that continues in Florida - cooler heads should prevail.

The black community, it seems to me, is acting 'stupidly'.

It appears that there are certain circumstances that surround this event that need careful examination.

Look before you leap.

garage mahal said...

Whenever I see tuna I'm reminded of the time I stupidly tried thumb braking a spool with a sprinting tuna on the other end. It worked fine plenty of times with freshwater fish right? Big mistake! Took weeks to heal. I bet I have a different thumbprint after that.

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

Carnifex, I am surprised you even bring up that sad game with that other team (UK plus D and E)!

But do you remember the same spot in the tournament, 2002, when IU beat #1 ranked Duke by 1 point in Lexington? Some were saying that Indiana had a home court advantage (at Rupp!) because there were so many Hoosier fans, plus all of the UK fans cheering against Duke. THAT was a great game!

Go Big Blue!

Toy

Ann Althouse said...

That was the appetizer course at Steenbock's (at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery).

HT said...

My granddaddy played baseball at UK. Kentuckians are such sweet midwestern Southerners. For a brief while, I went to college there, not at UK but at a small school. I love the way they say shower and power.

Pogo said...

Crack,

I know, I know.

Long story short: Teaching people with anxiety how to relax is now considered "alternative", for some reason.

People won't pay me for an hour to figure out the multiple symptoms they have, but they will pay extra for that stuff.

edutcher said...

Almost Ali said...

edutcher,

Well, I also had this crazy idea about: When in Rome...

But should I be a bad-ass and walk into the ghetto dressed in KKK?

And should the ghetto jive-bounce into my neighborhood wearing their gang-bang colors, namely hoodies?

Because that's what seems to be brewing.


Get your point.

Haven't seen it where we are (NE OH), but, if you take a look at Drudge, the usual suspects (and a couple of new ones) are working on that goal, it would appear

Lem said...
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Almost Ali said...

edutcher,

So, I just finished watching the chronically aggrieved Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC, talking about "Growing Up Black." Aside from being mildly black herself, she apparently and/or officially represents black intellectualism for the leftist network. And thus applying her superior intellectual skills, was interviewing three young black males about how horrible it is growing up black in America.

But the best one of her boys from the 'hood could come up with was being stopped twice by the cops when he was a teen. More, the apparently racist cops asked him where he was going. And that was the end of it. Still, a horrible experience, which gratified Ms. Perry greatly.

But while the young black man was relating the horrors of growing up black, I wondered how much more damaged he would be if he were me - because as a teenager growing up in NYC I was stopped, not twice in a lifetime, but twice a week. After all, most cops have nothing better to do.

Meanwhile, just yesterday the equally aggrieved Al Sharpton asked America, "What you think, we ig-nant (sic)?!!"

edutcher said...

Ali,

FWIW, my brother-in-law, who can look and sound like the reddest redneck you can imagine, was stopped and questioned by the cops in our town because he was driving a truck.

It can happen anywhere, and to anybody.

And I'd rather have the cops cautious.

But, if you look at this piece, linked in the sidebar here, nothing is what it seems in this bidness, as our Racial-Healer-In-Chief would put it.

rhhardin said...

Sandra Fluke has spunk. - Iowahawk

Now that's a Rush joke, if only Rush were any good at sexist humor.

Almost Ali said...

Edutcher said...
It can happen anywhere, and to anybody.

Precisely. And I can't tell you how many times I've been to anywhere.

rhhardin said...

Via Belmont Club, the US has no stronger ally than Denmark.

Identical Obama speech boilerplate for each country in turn.

Hagar said...

And he thinks they do not know that?

Rusty said...

Michael Haz said...
Rusty - Morino's is long gone, sorry to say. All the old steak joints have gone up-market now, so a decent cut, properly grilled, starts around twenty bucks, plus salad, soup, etc.




Aw crap.

Carnifex said...

@Whimsy

Anytime Duke, IU, UL, KU, and UNC lose it's a good day. I used to include UCLA in that group but Howland's taking care of them all by himself.

I remember the IU/Duke game very well, I remember cheering for both to lose, I was only half disappointed when they didn't. The Duke/UK '92 game, it was a shame either team had to loose, of course I would prefer it had we won. Pitino should have put a man on the inbounder, and Laetner should have been ejected for stepping on Aminu.

Is we ge5tt past Baylor, I don't know if we want to face Florida, or UL. Ul would be pumped outta their minds, obviously. And it's hard to beat a team three times in 1 year let alone 4. That stat also includes UNc. We beat them in last years tournament, and earlier this year. They've got the only front line that measures up to us in my opinion, a lot depends on how Marshall heals up. If he's good to go, I say the game is a pick'em.

@HT

The UK baseball team is currently undeafeted, and rank #2 in the country.

The rifle team ended the season #2 also.

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