January 17th, 2013

Inaugural Luncheon Advice

President Obama’s 2013 Inaugural Luncheon is set to include hickory grilled bison and steamed lobster.

Something for everyone, perhaps?

It has been said that Mrs. Obama’s health-conscious mindset was at the forefront in determining this year’s menu so bison (being the leanest red meat) was chosen to be showcased.

I, personally, have feasted on bison and could not get through bite #2. I did not enjoy the taste or the texture.

But maybe I’m just a baby.

To me, it looked like a steak and smelled like a steak. But when I tasted it I wanted to bang my fists on the table and shout, “I thought this was going to be a steak! You tricked me!”

Was it all in my mind? I KNEW I was getting bison so I was ready for it. But maybe I was TOO ready for it, just waiting for it to be different.

And so it was.

So, Inaugural Luncheon attendees, be ye prepared. Bison IS NOT a good ole ribeye. It’s different. Don’t make a scene.

Enjoy your lobster and keep your composure.

You can always throw a ribeye on the grill when you get home.

You’ve been warned.

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

January 20th, 2009

Eat Like a President

What an amazing day for our country.

We now have installed the 44th president — a peaceful transfer of power.  The way it’s supposed to be.


We have no royalty in the United States (Paris Hilton not withstanding) so our current and past presidents want YOU to know they are not going to dine as such on your dime.

Check out what’s being said about their menu selections from a recent lunchtime “meeting of the minds” involving past presidents and our current president . . .

The economy being what it is, it was in none of their interests to have the media report they had dined on champagne, caviar and foie gras, and so aides were at pains to point out that the five ordered from the White House Mess, the navy-run staff restaurant that is nevertheless, to be candid, one or two notches up from the average office canteen. The menu is described as “traditional American”, and during the outgoing president’s time in office has featured the White House Signature Steak, the West Wing Burger, spaghetti marinara, shrimp prepared with herbs and mustard, and a dish called Chocolate Freedom blending patriotism and calorific overload in a single dessert.

So, tonight, in honor of American presidents past and president — and heck, let’s throw in all Americans everywhere — I urge you to create your own “Signature Steak” and promptly gobble it up.

Fanfare, speeches and motorcades are optional.

Do it for your country. You know you wanna.

Excerpt courtesy of justsamachar.com.

Photo courtesy of foxnews.com.