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The Eatsdropper wants some kettlecorn

Greetings from lovely, autumnal Russian River, where DPaul and I are having a wee post-nuptial getaway. It’s not grand enough to call a honeymoon, but we’re having an enjoyable time nevertheless, sitting by the fire, sipping local pinot noir, strolling along the river. And a big shout out to Shuna for recommending Restaurant Eloise in Sebastopol, where we had a spectacular meal with friends on Saturday night.

Today’s first Eatsdropping reminds me of my cousin, who when he was just a wee thing had trouble pronouncing certain sounds. "TR" for example came out soft, close to "F." So when a truck would go rumbling by, he would gleefully shout "F***!" to the dismay and amusement of all.

Keep on sending me your tidbits to eatsdropper-at-seantimberlake-dot-com or on Twitter by beginning with @Hedonia. And keep on truckin’.


Steph: "Mmm. Potato chips."
Steph’s 2-1/2 year old sister: (possessing limited language skills) "Mmm. Dick!"
Steph: "Chips."
Sister: "More dick!"
Steph: "Chips!!!"
Sister: "More dick!"

– Eatsdropped by Steph at a family gathering in Warwick, RI

Customer: "Why do they call it tri-tip?"
Butcher: "I have no idea."

– Eatsdropped by Backpacking Dad at Safeway

Anita: (looking at spinach penne and tomato penne) "Do you have any of the penne in plain egg flavor?"
Young, female stand worker: "Well, we have these…" (points to egg fusilli)
Anita: "But none in the penne shape?"
Worker: "Um, which one’s the penne shape?"

– Eatsdropped by Anita at the Pasta Shop stand at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Girl student: "Do you want some kettlecorn?"
Boy student: "You know I don’t eat popcorn!"
Girl student: "It’s not popcorn. It’s kettlecorn."

– Eatsdropped by EB on a college campus

Nephew on making bread:
"Jen, we have to wash our hands so the bread doesn’t taste like hand, right?"

– Eatsdropped by Jen whilst podcasting

Sarah: "You just put your arm around me so that gay waiter would think we’re a queer couple and give us better service."
Female dining companion: "Yep. And it worked."

– Eatsdropped by Sarah at Home Restaurant

  • Aaaahhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!
    Thanks for the laugh!

  • haha. I went to the store once to get wings and thighs and the lady picked up a thigh piece and asked if it was a wing. Doh!

  • Haha! I always think that my food is going to taste like hand if I;m not careful!!
    And you used wee twice in your opening… I’m a fan of wee.