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Thursday, November 24, 2016

OH THE HUMANITY

No Thanksgiving is complete without the best Thanksgiving promotion ever. Enjoy.


11 comments:

Real Fake Former Judge said...

On this day when we give thanks and remember friends and family and all that is important to us. it is useful to put aside old grudges, be hale fellows well met, reach out to enemies with an open hand....

BUT NOT ME!!!!

I will win the survivor pool. I'm laughing at the former judge and his stooge sidekick and what LOSERS they are. I'm a winner. Me and Trump. Mr. Fancypants is a loser as is his judicial jokester. I'm the best. They're mediocre. They lose. I win.

And now, as they eat their turkey dinner at Dennys which is where losers eat Thanksgiving, I'm laughing my winning butt of at them and all the other losers in loserville.

Dennys Denizen said...

I like Dennys for Thanksgiving dinner. And Xmas eve dinner as well for that matter. I like to sit in a corner at a booth and sip coffee and watch humanity. You see young people out, dropping in for what seems like a silly, fun thing to do; you see some older people, with no real family, enjoying a decent meal together, and you see some of the lonely people like me- with no real friends or family and no where else to go, stopping by just to get out of the house. I eat a small turkey plate and save my calories for some of their cheaply made but very good tasting pies. I have a couple of pieces of pie- an apple and either a peach or blueberry and I order coffee but sneak in a thermos of Starbucks that I brew at home because I'm a coffee snob. I sit and eat slowly and watch and read from my kindle and watch humanity pass by. I did it last year at a diner in Manhattan that was open- years and years ago I used to always go to a place called Beefsteak Charlies in Times Square when I was at Colombia law school- and even then I was alone on the holidays. It was great because It was a buffet that had shrimp which back then was a rarity.
Now a life later, married, family, divorced, I'm back where I started. Eating alone on the Holidays watching the world pass me by. I can afford to eat anywhere and go anywhere but I like seeing the working people, the real world, listening to their happiness or their struggles. I made my first fortune in Microsoft in the 1980's and tripled that with Amgen and then Apple in the late 1990s and now I have more money than I know what to do with, and no one to spend it on. I'm not complaining. I just remember being happier as a poor law student at Colombia, working to save the twenty-five bucks to splurge on Thanksgiving (the meal was probably ten bucks but I liked to drink some beers as well).

So anyway, before I head out this year, I just thought I would write that the idiot above who posted about Dennys is wrong. Real people eat there. Good people. Maybe they can't afford to eat at Joes or the other south beach places I frequent weekly. But they want what I want. A nice meal. A friendly face to enjoy it with and a holiday to enjoy.
Peace

Anonymous said...

beefsteak charlies was awesome. you could eat yourself into a food coma for not that much money

too bad they went out of business

Anonymous said...

I can't believe we are talking about Beefsteak Charlies!!! I went there also on a Thanksgiving which I can date because it was the year the movie Arthur was released. My first real GF (I was 19-19 she was 30 and she took my virginity) and I went there because if I went to her parents house I would have had to fight all three of her brothers (she was Brooklyn Italian) we ate and stuffed our selves on the the shrimp. I remember they had this enormous bowl of ice that the shrimp were hidden in and you had to dig and dig to get them. It was a great Thanksgiving.

Anonymous ASA said...

Dear Denny's Denizen,
While I understand the quiet pleasure you take in your people watching, my home is open to you next Thanksgiving if you so choose to join us. My house rules are simple; no politics or shop talk at the table, and be prepared to enjoy an amazing meal. If you are interested, let it be known and we'll ask Rumpole to make the connection.
I love Thanksgiving; it has the "spirit" we all pretend exists at Christmas. It's about sharing and kindness, and celebrating the family we have and the family we choose- our friends. (And of course shopping and football!!)
So let us know, there's always an extra chair at my table. Happy Thanksgiving!
AASA

Anonymous said...

Love the Dennys comment so much that I hope it is real. If you ever wanted, you are welcome at my table.

Anonymous said...

The End of RenGenII pop up today.

Sad to confirm the rumors that chef JC (Juan Carlos) has been signed by a restaurant investment group out of Austin, Texas, to be executive chef for a startup of five "Ren" type eateries starting Jan 3, 2017. The food will be "high level gastro pub Cuban fusion that JC has become a leader in over the last year in Miami."

Personally, the Lobster tacos with creamed scallop sauce, the fried heritage pork chunks, the grass fed beef picadillo with Oregon sweet onions and purple sweet potatoes (don't even try to find them here), the grilled grouper with black squid foam, the spicy stone crab fritatas, and the smoked venison steaks with flash-fried artichoke hearts locally cured duck bacon and for desserts the mango tres leches, the coconut vanilla cake with black current frosting, and the homemade ugly fruit sorbets will be the dishes I miss the most.

The RenGenII keeps the rights to Calle Ocho Lager, si como no.


The contact is reported to be for six million for five years. Not bad for a kid they discovered off the boat from the barios of Cienfuegos two years ago washing dishes and doing prep work in one of the chain latin eateries in Miami.

Anonymous said...

Best food in Miami. I'm going to miss it. No reason they can't find another chef to continue the menu, but this pop-up crap has to stop. Pull the freaking trigger and rent a space and get moving .

Scott Saul said...

Real fake formal judge,

I detect a bit of sarcasm in your tone since I don't think it is possible to realistically denigrate the reliable, cheap and dependable establishment.

When I used to take my family on vacation (4 kids and the maid), each meal would always be quite costly (especially in NYC or San Francisco) yet, if we took a break from the hoopla, and meandered to Denny's, my wallet was treated to a little ease and salvation. With something on the menu for everybody (and lovely pictures of what you're going to get as well), Denny's was a friend to me and my bank account. Just last week, I had a case in rural Madison, Fl where the only place to eat was a Denny's. Noshing on my "Cali club sandwich", double order of burnt-on-the-top hash browns, sweet ice tea and 15% discount (because I was staying at the fancy motel where the Denny's was attached), it was a wonderful, $11.31 eating experience.

In hindsight, "Beefsteak Charlies" was a schlock house but, as a poor UM college student, it was a great place to dig out those tiny iced shrimp, imbibe on the all you can drink (probably alcohol-less) beer or wine and savor the grade Z prime steaks. Back then, that place was so marvelous that it qualified as a date establishment....but only if I liked the girl a real, real lot. If the date didn't put out after being treated to Beefsteak Charlies, then obviously she lacked class and there was something wrong with her.

Dennys Denizen said...

Dear Anonymous ASA, your comment brightened my day. It was greatly appreciated. I'm fine and blessed and my kids are grown and successful and on some holidays we just don't get a chance to see each other but it is not always like that.

But again, you are a very nice person. Thank you.

Real Fake Former Judge said...

Dear Mr. Saul;
Who takes their maid on vacay? Mine stays home and cleans the penthouse.

If you can't afford a vacation, stay home. It's the best for me, the rest for you mopes. Have you met frick and frack? The former judge loser and his loser sobe fancy friend, both of whom cannot pick a football game to save their sad, bitter, loser lives?

May I humbly suggest a loser/coffee/Denny's clatch. The three of you old folks can sit at Dennys, sip the coffee, slowly stir it while staring into the black morass of the drink which represents your over-the-hill lives. You can complain about "kids nowa days" and reminisce when you hung out at bond hearings and hustled the scared people, and how now business isn't what it used to be.

Meanwhile I drive my Tesla, date models, and eat at the best restaurants funded by my great business.

As I like to say...

Cya, wouldn't want to beya.