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Monday, July 30, 2007

What I Ate at the Block Party

posted by on July 30 at 10:50 AM


I saw some music, but really I just went to eat food outdoors. For a recap of the highs and lows, see Line Out.

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Posted by Mr. Poe | July 30, 2007 10:58 AM

I'm at ur blockparty, eatin' ur roadkill.

Posted by kinaidos | July 30, 2007 11:07 AM

Seriously. This picture is definitely worth 1,000 words; probably the 1,000 words I'd use trying to guess what the hell that is you were eating.

Posted by Judah | July 30, 2007 11:11 AM

I didnít get a chance to go to the block party since I never leave my Rainier Valley exile, but I wanted to weigh in on street food. Having grown up in Philly ( Philly soft Pretzels!!) and having lived in both San Francisco, LA and Nicaragua, I gotta say, I love and dearly miss street food. I love picking up plantains with carne asada on a banana leaf in downtown Managua, but I think the best street food Iíve ever had was the tacos de papa I once had off a truck in Los. I have yet to find decent, artery blocking tacos de papa in this state, despite searching all of Washington, including Wapato and a place near Sunnyside Washington where they have good cock fights.

The LA weekly best describes these tacos:

ďThe tacos de papas are magnificent beasts, thin corn tortillas folded around bland spoonfuls of mashed spuds and fried to an indelicate, shattering crunch. The barely seasoned potatoes exist basically as a smooth, unctuous substance that oozes out of the tacos with the deliberate grace of molten lava. The glorious stink of hot grease and toasted corn subsumes any subtle, earthy hint of potato, and guacamole-drenched tacos de papas evaporate so quickly that you are thankful they come 10 to an order. ď

Posted by SeMe | July 30, 2007 11:25 AM

@4 - whee for hometown Philly soft pretzels! I miss them.

Posted by genevieve | July 30, 2007 11:31 AM

dude, thats pulled pork. are you retarded?

Posted by kevin | July 30, 2007 11:46 AM

ah, SeMe: now and forever, my favorite slog commenter. seattle desperately needs good street food and you just made me really hungry.

i'm guessing you're quoting jonathan gold on tacos de papa. awesome.

also, SeMe, garnett to boston??!?!

Posted by angela garbes | July 30, 2007 11:53 AM

Pig Iron Barbecue, to be exact. Fucking good.

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | July 30, 2007 11:54 AM

No, really Kevin. this is Seattle. BBQ is totally taboo. BikeYoga is what's for dinner.

Posted by And CokePorn | July 30, 2007 11:55 AM

also, cockfights! you're blowing me away here.

roadtrip to sunnyside, kelly o?

Posted by angela garbes | July 30, 2007 11:55 AM

I hope to leave this world drowning in a vat of perfectly pulled BBQ meat of some kind. Chicken, pork, whatever.

Posted by jackie treehorn | July 30, 2007 1:36 PM

#10 - Can I wear a mustache and pretend I'm Warren Oats all weekend?

Posted by KELLY O | July 30, 2007 2:09 PM

OMG, I saw Cockfighter at the drive in with my pops in the 70s. Awesome movie! I think it was a double feature with Convoy.

Posted by Necktacular | July 30, 2007 3:11 PM
Posted by KELLY O | July 30, 2007 3:51 PM

ok, kels, but as long as i get to wear a mustache and pretend to be john oates all weekend.

Posted by angela garbes | July 30, 2007 3:54 PM

this thread is making me sing sarah smile out loud. =(

ms garbes- indeed that was the critic( Jonathan Gold)from the LA WEEKLY, though he was referring to the tacos de papas he had at this restaurant-El Atacor( 2622 N. Figueroa Ave) - and not at the taco truck in east la's boyle heights which makes some of the best tacos de papas on the planet.

garnett to boston just makes me question wether kevin mchale's heart is no longer in Minn but in Boston. on the other hand, garnett to Seattle would make me scream like a wee girl.

cockfights unfortunately are illegal because of the wussess in this state, but a sizable latino and filipino population make this ultimate fighting sport available to die hard fans through out our state.

finally, if i may say, you, ms clement and mr. mudede are my favorite writers at your fine rag.

Posted by SeMe | July 30, 2007 4:10 PM

for the record, i think cock fighting is illegal and should be banned.

Posted by SeMe | July 30, 2007 5:35 PM

I would love to go to a cock fight, so if anyone has a lead and will take me as their date, I will pay for beer, some bets, and dinner, as long as it's barbecue.

The cock fights I have witnessed did not involve roosters.

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