Lunch with Brian

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Blue Dahlia Bistro, December 11, 2008

Brian and I met Brian's brother Hunt at Blue Dahlia Bistro for lunch. We were going to meet at Victory Grill, but when we got there, we found out they don't open until noon. We discussed how they probably miss a good chunk of customers who like to lunch early. Like Brian and me.

We went to Blue Dahlia before, and I didn't care for it, but I thought it was because I was on a diet and didn't have any good choices. Turns out, I didn't have any good choices not being on a diet, too. Everything I wanted to order was on the "only available after 5:00 p.m." section of the menu.

All the sandwiches come on wheat bread. I asked if they could make one on a baguette, but the waitress told me no. They have a special presentation of their sandwiches that doesn't work with baguettes. They're served open-face on a plank. Hunt ordered a sandwich and wasn't sure how to eat it. He thought maybe they serve food in weird ways just to see if people can figure out how to eat it.

I ordered a couple of soft boiled eggs (the kind you have to crack the top open and scoop it out with a tiny, point-tipped spoon like when they ate monkey brains on a movie I saw once except without the monkey brains). The soft boiled eggs came with "assorted breads" but I asked if I could have just baguettes. This time, they were accommodating and let me have the kind of bread I wanted.

Part of the conversation centered around Facebook, IMing and chat rooms. Brian said Facebook is like MySpace except not as much fun. He said someone on Facebook threw a snowball at him. Hunt talked about how IMing requires you to know the person before you can chat. In other words, it's not conducive to chatting with random people like chat rooms. He used to chat in a chat room about squirrels some time ago and enjoyed that.

Brian used to enter chatrooms and pretend to be a cockroach and talk about the daily activities of a cockroach. Brian's been kicked out of a number of chat rooms.

We're not sure, but we think the secret password to get in the back door of Blue Dahlia Bistro after hours is "The basil pesto is vegan." Pass it on.

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