The Eatsdropper is the new French fry

I know I've been far from prolific lately. One would think that, being self-unemployed and all, I'd have nothing but time to cook and write and entertain you with my kitchen shenanigans. Fact is, while I have been cooking a lot, my time has been otherwise occupied with things like walking the dog, taking the occasional exercise and … a supertopsecret project that I will reveal soon enough. I do intend to get back to meatier posts here, but in the meantime, here's a little amuse bouche to whet your appetite.

Clerk: "The ravioli in the Lucca box are ours."
Customer: "Why are they called Lucca?"
Clerk: "Because
that's our name."
Customer: "Oh, really, I thought you were Molinari. You used to
have the Molinari ravioli."
Clerk: "We've always been Lucca."
Customer: "Oh well I
used to get Molinari ravioli here. I guess I haven't been in here in a long

– Eatsdropped by Scott at (guess where?) Lucca

Diner: "Whoa. This smells like a carnival. And not the sweaty carnie side."

– Eatsdropped by Genie at Bocanova

Coworker: "Moe's is like an upper-scale Taco Bell"

– Eatsdropped by Broderick at work

Man: "I love the supple skin of Meyer lemons. It's like the teen porn of

– Eatsdropped by Anita at a party

Woman: "No, the dinner comes BEFORE the sex!"

– Eatsdropped by Anita at the same party

Temra Costa: "Asparagus is the new French fry."

– Eatsdropped by Genie at Encuentro

  • Ha! This is an excellent amuse bouche, my friend — and I’m not just saying that because I’ve got two of the quotes on the list!

  • Ha! I love eavesdropping at restaurants. People say the most amusing things (especially when sampling wine) …

  • I’m pretty excited to hear about your top secret project! Those are hilarious.And that strawberry jam looks to die for…

  • Actually, being self-employed is MORE work than being fully employed by someone else. I never would have believed it, either, until I made the switch. Now, I’m like you — no time, no time, no time. 😉

  • Amen, sister. I'm learning that the hard way! 🙂