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The Eatsdropper has to meet Nana for Shake-N-Bake

You know the drill — keep those overheard items coming to eatsdropper-at-seantimberlake-dot-com.

Little Girl: "Mom, why are they called beefsteak tomatoes?"
Mom: "Because they’re the eggs laid by cows."
Little Girl: "Nuh-uh!" *pause* "Really?"
Mom: "Yes, now put away that sugar cereal and grab the oatmeal. We have to meet Nana for Shake-N-Bake."

– Eatsdropped by Garrett at Save Mart

Man enters, eyeing the pork cuts available.
Dave Evans (farmer):
"Would you like a cut?"

thanks, I’m Jewish."

– Eatsdropped by Jen at Marin Sun Farms booth

Girlfriend, tasked with getting the largest free-range roaster, after being shown a gigantic 8-1/2 pound bird:

    "Do you have anything bigger than this?"

Meat counter guy (deadpan):

    "Yeah, they’re called turkeys."

– Eatsdropped by Bruce at New Seasons Market (Portland, OR)

Man, speaking to two female companions:

    "That funkiness is the reason I like Pinot Noir. Some wines are just so pretty."

– Eatsdropped by Tea at Della Fattoria Cafe‘s Friday night dinner

Scraggly guy walking along sidewalk, to diner at outside table: "Excuse
me, man, what day is today — Tuesday? Wednesday? Friday?"
Diner: "Monday."
Guy: "Monday…?"

– Eatsdropped by yours truly at Cafe deStijl

One year ago today … stupa dupa!

This Post Has 3 Comments
  1. Ouch — of course the same thing occurred to me. It’s that onionskin complexity that makes it so deliciously torrid.

  2. This isn’t worthy of an eatsdropper feature, but I was in a fried chicken place yesterday (Harlem Original Chicken)…I asked if they had grilled chicken and the lady points to a pile of fried chicken and says its fat free – with a straight face!
    I like the new header!

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