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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Overheard at the Table Behind Me

posted by on January 8 at 13:27 PM

I’ll have another bowl of the beer cheese soup, and the barbecue bacon ranch burger.

Get. Me. Out. Of. Iowa. Now! My health depends on it…

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why are you still in Iowa? Shouldn't you be in Michigan or South Carolina or something?

Posted by NaFun | January 8, 2008 1:36 PM

applebee's currently features a 'Quesadilla Burger' on their menu.

Posted by ray ray | January 8, 2008 1:39 PM

Speaking of Michigan, this sounds like a meal you could get here! And down the road you could get yourself a plate full of fried dill pickle slices. This reminds me of what people told us when we moved to MI. They said we could gain 15 pounds and STILL look thin compared to the average Michigander. And it's true.

Posted by Michigan Matt | January 8, 2008 1:41 PM

Speaking as a central Illinois native, that sounds motherfucking delicious.

Posted by giantladysquirrels | January 8, 2008 1:42 PM

@1: Read this week's Stranger, in which all will be explained.

Posted by Eli Sanders | January 8, 2008 1:43 PM

@5, what if they do not want to read your printed tripe?

Posted by Just Me | January 8, 2008 1:46 PM

The Internet is so mean.

Posted by jamier | January 8, 2008 1:51 PM

That sounds fucking delicious.

Posted by Mr. Poe | January 8, 2008 1:51 PM

@6: Then, uh, don't.

Posted by Eli Sanders | January 8, 2008 1:52 PM

Huh, I thought maybe you were at Hooters, SLU...

Posted by COMTE | January 8, 2008 1:56 PM

Just have a slice of apple pie. You can live 14 years longer if you eat more fruits and vegetables!

(well, ok, you have to exercise moderately and some other things ... but ...)

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 8, 2008 1:59 PM
12 cheese.

Posted by Gurldoggie | January 8, 2008 2:02 PM

That sounds heavenly.

Posted by James | January 8, 2008 2:14 PM

Hey, we need 32,000 calories a day to live!

Posted by monkey | January 8, 2008 2:22 PM

Eli, that sounds gag-inducing. Beer cheese soup? For real?

Looking forward to your magnum opus Iowaensis. I have set aside all afternoon tomorrow to read it :-)

Travel home safely -- and soon!

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | January 8, 2008 2:43 PM

Don't worry, Eli... your stomach actually gets used to it. Try eating at Java Joe's on Fourth Ave, where they have less terrifying sandwiches.

Posted by Sara | January 8, 2008 2:49 PM

I'm willing to bet the occasional bowl of homemade Beer Cheese Soup is no worse for a human than that can of Amy's brand Veggie Chili, or similiar, you get from your local NW PCC. That is assuming the "cheese" isn't Velveeta, which is always a possibility in Iowa.

Then again, "another bowl" is a whole different story.

Posted by Dougsf | January 8, 2008 4:05 PM

yeah, I'll never figure out what the hell is up with the beer cheese soup, but it's served all over Iowa. Also a specialty: cheeseburger soup.

Posted by s.mirk | January 8, 2008 5:13 PM

God DAMN.... that does sound pretty heart-killingly awesome. Yet, if you make it to NM give me a jingle, I'll take you to the best place to get chile rellenos that will kick iowas beer-ass. However, I wont say that it means that Richardson will win, cus he wont. *shudders*

Posted by catnextdoor in albuquerque | January 8, 2008 5:20 PM

One would think people who live in a state famous for growing corn would have more vegetables in their diet.

Posted by RainMan | January 8, 2008 6:57 PM

Yeah, why are you hanging out at Appleby's? This is retarded, I know of at least a dozen better places to eat in Des Moines. I could eat at Red Robin all day in Seattle and judge it the same.

Posted by meatburger | January 8, 2008 11:21 PM

Read "Good Calories, Bad Calories" by Gary Taubes. You're fine, Eli. Just don't eat the french fries or mashed potatoes that come with it.

Posted by Big Sven | January 8, 2008 11:23 PM

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