Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Lunchtime: Postcards from Central Pennsylvania


Here I am, still digesting a succulent piece of prime rib roast from Doc Holliday's at 12:30 am...and thought of sending you some postcards of lunches I had since arriving here 4 weeks ago. Has it been that long?

Thanks to the very hospitable colleagues, lunches have been great - subs, strombolis, (gigantic) burritos, pastas, salads, pizzas, Chinese buffets, crab cakes, etc. With such good food and company on a daily basis, it's no wonder that previous visitors unawarely brought back a few pounds with them. Resistance is futile, especially when the menus are larger than life. So just EAT, I'd say.

Recently, the rain and breeze had brought comfort to the hot summer days. And of course, there are the bottomless unsweetened iced tea and lemonade for some instant cooling.

I've also been to a couple of awesome cities and will write more about them when I can. In the meantime, take care and I'll see you soon.

Wish you were here...

<3, HairyBerry

Butter and Cinammon Rolls

Grilled Chicken and Cheese Sandwich

Grilled Cuban Sandwich with Ham and Pulled Pork

"Big Smokie" Hot Sausage

Chicken Pot Pie with Homemade Pasta

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Salad with Honey, Vanilla and Balsamic Vinegar Glaze and Champagne Vinaigrette

Jumbo Crab Cake


J said...

BWARGH. I know you no luv me but I wish I was there too!! :P

(Here I am eating ta pauw chicken rice at my desk n I'd much much MUCH rather be takin bites of all that lovely American food.... Looks good! *drool*)

minchow said...

Looks like you're feasting your way through the cities too! I am loving the massive upsized portions!!

Life for Beginners said...

We miss you, Hairy Berry! Eat up and come home to tell us all about it soon! :)

Xiu Long Bao said...

yeah, wish i was there too, minus the visa application. Maybe i'll make my way there when i finally convert into a red dot citizen lah. okay, dream only. Ma will kill me.

choi yen said...

1st time i see filling of a sandwich thicker than the bread O.O

qwazymonkey said...

Woah!!! Lunch looks sinful! That's American meals for ya.

HairyBerry said...

j, haha! of course i wish all my friends are here! :) ....and i would like to have chicken rice here too. it works both ways la. hehehe.

minchow, yupe! more coming up! i dig the big portions too, which really justify the price tag. and some come with free flow of salad and soup. hooray!

kenny, wahhhh, i'm touched! glad to have met up (well, for a whole 15 mins la...hehe) before i flew to the US. must meet up when i get back! ;D

xlb, after all the stories that i've told you, i'm sure you're looking forward to a trip here la hor? hehe. but with your busy schedule, it'll have to wait til...errrmmmm...2011! but can start applying now...hehe

choi yen, omg, you have a very good point! i didnt even realise that! so, that's less carbo, more fibre, i guess? hehehehehe....good stuff!

qwazymonkey, the portions sure are ginormous. haha. but i take lots of raw vege and fruits in between. i think that helps...hehehe.

Paprika said...

Mmmmmm reading this post in the morning is like having breakfast all over again. Looking at all that reminds me of man vs food! How do you stay so trim HB?! Shouldn't you be three times your size??!! Can you tell how envious I am?!

J2Kfm said...

So much porky goodness, at inflated portions. You're a lucky devil you.
You're there for holidays or work? Or you're permanently there now?

Simon Seow said...

Pulled pork means that the pork meat is pull out slices by slices using hand?

Leon Koh said...

I have a Thai friend who is really a very talented self taught chef.. he just started on his blog.. hope you give him the support :)


CUMI & CIKI said...

hairyberry.. we MISS u!!!!

eh first time i see you special effects all, everything all ur fotos till laidat. waddup - so difft one :P

HairyBerry said...

paprika, oh yeah, i had man vs food on my mind too, every time i was served with those huge platters! well, in my case, 'food' wins every time. haha! trim? lol! project upsize hairyberry has been progressing well ahead of schedule! ;D

j2kfm, haha, no lah. i'm only here on business trip. inflated! now that's the right word to it! i like the fact that salads come it that portion too. a balancing act, i guess...hehe.

simon, i think pulled refers to tenderizing pork to a soft, flaky texture so that it can be broken or "pulled" easily. it's especially good with a good gravy.

leon, thanks for stopping by. cool, i'll go check it out! ;D

cumi and ciki, awwwww, nice of you to say that! ;D i'll be back soon! ;D haha, those pics were taken with my iphone. i thought i should spice up them pics with some effects la. badly done hor? hehehe.

Camemberu said...

Yeah we miss you! We were wondering last night at the Annual Food Blogger dinner when you'd be coming back! Quick eat and come home!