Trying to focus. Some Wheaton eatin’ in today’s mainstream media:
- Wheaton Gazette notes DeJaBel’s passing. I really like owner Eddie Velazquez’s attitude and I hope he succeeds in future beverage endeavors. That block in Wheaton has no currently-occupied office space, little parking, no foot traffic, and (I’m guessing) unreasonably high rent. Tough spot for coffee. Maybe someday…
- Shout-out to New Kam Fong (2400 University) and their homemade rice noodles in today’s Post food section noodle article.
The Post also has a brief salute to the anchovy, one of my favorite underrated ingredients. I think a lot of people who react with a mixture of amusement and disgust at the thought of eating an anchovy have not tasted anchovies at their best. I don’t eat them by the fistful — though maybe that’s worth trying too — but I like to add them as an ingredient in certain dishes, especially pasta sauce, where they add saltiness and that difficult-to-define umami “fifth taste.” Even Mrs. Me has been won over to an extent. I like them on pizza sometimes, but I realize I will always be in the minority there. H Mart sells cartons of dried anchovies, pickled anchovies, salted/sauteed anchovies, and I haven’t tried any of those yet but plan to.
I can barely see out the iced-over window, but it appears to still be snowing sideways. Time to go kick the Netflix.