Good Food, Good Company

I’ve remarked on a number of occasions that we in the DC area are blessed with all sorts of international cuisine. And it’s not all fancy, schmancy expensive stuff. There are so many affordable options for eating out or cooking at home that there’s really no excuse for a bad meal. Good food is one of my most favorite things to share with friends.

  • Kyle Wright

    I agree with your statement completely. Good food with good friends is good times indeed.

  • Vortigar

    Well sometimes I need something lighter than a banquet… :)
    I always liked this one:
    “Life’s too short to drink bad wine.” (Translated from German.)
    Is bad the right word in that context? It feels off.

  • M

    bad is fine in that context.

    Although the preferred synonym in English English (I can’t comment on American or other English) would be cheap.

    This assumes that cheap = bad, which isn’t always true and probably shows the inherent snobbery in the language.

  • JohnDoe

    Reading last comic about Samosas and this one made me do our national (polish) dumplings for dinner today. Good times were had ;)

    Looking through wikipedia it looks like every other country has some kind of dumplings in their national cuisine too.

  • Jamie Noguchi

    I absolutely adore pierogi!!!! My sister-in-law lives in Chicago which apparently has a pretty sizable Polish community and they get some excellent pierogi.

    There’s a place in Rockville called the Kielbasa Factory which specializes in kielbasa (obviously), but they also have a great selection of pierogi.

  • JackTheObserverDee

    I couldn’t agree with this sentiment more. While not exactly ethnic cuisine, my mom taught me how to make her Marsala Bolognese pasta sauce. Still one of my favorite things to do for friends it to cook a batch of that up.

    On another note, if this is the end of the Miss Jessy saga as a story arc, I’d say it’s a fitting one. Good sense of finality, and a fitting tribute.

  • Dave Martin

    “Miss Jessie said this…”

    So is Lance going to walk the path of Heavens from now on?

  • Henry Marx

    Words to live by!

  • SamuraiArtGuy

    On that very subject, my wife’s BFF was vistiing us, and after a visit to the Apple Store to get a misbehaving iPad replaced, we took her to a remarkable japanese place in, of all places, the heavily Irish enclave, Pearl River, NY. Unlike so many Korean-run US places, actually Japanese owned and chef, so really really really good. Oishi!

  • JohnNichols

    I absolutely love your comics, and you seem to know a lot about the exceptional dining places in the DC area. Just out of curiosity, what are your favorites? I think it would be interesting to eat at the same location as the same person who makes web comics I enjoy.

  • Jamie Noguchi

    I should do a travel log or something. That might be fun!

  • Jamie Noguchi

    I’d love to hear the history behind that place!

  • Aenya Hiri Silverleaf

    I kinda feel sad now, because I’m so terribly bad about food. I’m generally scared to try anything new even after all these years (I used to be allergic to EVERYTHING except air), and I -crazy as it sounds- forget to eat at all. Almost every day I sit up in the evening and ask myself whether I’ve eaten anything that day and try to remember. I just don’t get hungry, and if I do, I automatically suppress it. But generally if I’m actually legitimately hungry, it means my body is on the brink of collapse without me knowing. It means I have to get something into my stomach within an hour or bad things will happen. And even then if I eat something, it’s usually… pretty bad food. SO YEAH. I feel kinda sad now. Mergh.

  • Aenya Hiri Silverleaf

    I LLLLLOVE pierogi. “Russian” ones. (I never understood the name.)
    I hate kiełbasa :P I don’t know why, it just makes me sick. I’m a bad polish person.
    And actually as far as I remember Chicago is the largest, or one of the largest polish communities in the States, Jamie. So I don’t doubt you’d find more polish stuff around there.

  • Kyle Wright

    Uncommon but amazing is Plum Pierogi! MMM. My mom learned the recipe when she was a little girl from her god mother who came to America from Poland to escape nazis during WWII.