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Ok, I'm a little hungry today.  Waiting on that check.  Kids are fed, but I'm going without, JUST in case the money doesn't show up.  It has been delayed before, and I don't risk my kids nutrition.

But one of the things that happens about this time of the month is that the food fantasies start.

And I have the ultimate restaurant in mind.  The restaurant that would redefine cuisine and fast food for decades...

And I call It "The Hot Plate"

(Description of Mouth Watering food on the flip)

For starters, what's the Archetype?  Well, it's a Chinese/Pizza/American/Mexican restaurant.  Yup, the kitchen has a pizza oven, a stir fry grill, a burger grill, and every other amenity needed for cooking, because the menu is... unique.

For starters, there will be suggestions.  The BEST suggestions that I've come up with.  But it doesn't stop there.

I am imagining little things, like "General Tso's Burrito" :  General Tso's chicken, with rice, and vegetables, served in a burrito.

Or, Pizza Bowls...  that's the toppings of a Combination pizza, served over rice and garnished with a little tomato sauce.

But if my simple ideas aren't enough, there's MORE!

You see, there's also the "How you want it?" Menu, with all sorts of options...

You see, first you pick your entree/meat.  I intend to include vegetarian options for the picky/healthy eaters, but whatever form of meat you like, I intend to have it.  Stir fried chicken, roasted beef, hell even a Kebap rotisserie in the back...  

Then you pick your format.  How do you want it?  Over rice?  On a bun?  On a Pizza?  In a Burrito?  What is your ideal?

Then you garnish.  Want vegetables?  What kind?  Sliced, raw, sauteed, roasted, etc...  you can have em on your meal.  Want chow mien in your burrito?  Say the word.  Want a grilled Cheese Sandwich for your bun?  We can do that.  

And finally, the cheapest item on the menu... the one item that always costs a dollar...

The "Crumpled Single Special" which is a small glass container... half Peanut Butter, Half Jelly... Served with a Spork.

Mmmm...  Doing everything I can to totally break the societal boundaries between food paradigms...

I imagine a lot of business in College Towns, especially for delivery.

Only down side is that I can Imagine a LOT of requests we'll have to say... "Yeah, we can do it, but it'll take a little longer man... How Hungry Are ya?"

3:08 PM PT: As expected.  No show on the BAH... Called VA, it was sent... so... till tomorrow...

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  •  Tip Jar (12+ / 0-)

    I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.

    by detroitmechworks on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 12:29:01 PM PDT

  •  I like General Tso's Burrito. I'd go there. (5+ / 0-)

    I always imagined starting a pizza joint called "YouWaste-a-myTime!"

    So named because it would be fun to answer the phone that way. We'd sell two kinds of pizza: cheese or pepperoni. But of course it would be the best damn pizza you've ever had.

    The only downside is that I'd have to actually run a pizza place, which I'm not that interested in: managing actual people, managing stock and food supplies, record keeping, time schelduing...all things I generally would suck at...

    ...but answering the phone, I'd be great at

    "You waste-a my time! How can we help you?"

    It would almost be worth it just for that.

  •  I like the concept. (2+ / 0-)
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    detroitmechworks, Catte Nappe

    Many different cuisines use the same ingredients. The cooler bins at subway are filled with the same stuff at the Mexican joint, the Middle-eastern place, Mongolian BBQ and the Wok Inn. I figured a lunchtruck could feed a dozen different ethnic neighborhoods with a few add-ons to the common ingredients.
    Putting disparate cuisines together, a kind of gastro-mash-up (boy, does than not sound appetizing) could spark a whole new trend! Soy sauce on your Carne Asada burrito! Tahini on your Chicken Fried Rice! General Tso's Pizza! I'm IN!

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 01:01:25 PM PDT

  •  MY dream restaurant (1+ / 0-)
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    detroitmechworks

    would have to include meatball sandwiches served on thick sliced Italian bread, smothered in sauce. You can only eat them with a knife and fork.
     You'll go broke quick trying to have everything on the menu, though. You better start watching "Impossible Restaurant", you'll see why.
     I often thought a place where everything is done in crock pots. Soups, babybacks, pulled pork, and of course, meatballs.

    "The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced." -Zappa My Site

    by meagert on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 01:46:07 PM PDT

  •  Ahhhh....you made me hungry as well but (2+ / 0-)
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    detroitmechworks, jabney

    I know where you are in this fantasy and it beats sitting around hearing your stomach growl.   Not a fun place to be..unless you do what you did and made it fun.  Name a rich person who can do that !

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    by Vetwife on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 02:07:53 PM PDT

  •  Oh, Follow up... (1+ / 0-)
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    Hanging Up My Tusks

    As expected... Check DIDN'T show up today...

    I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.

    by detroitmechworks on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 03:08:13 PM PDT

  •  Way too many choices for my taste. (2+ / 0-)
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    detroitmechworks, meagert

    Keep it simple and then adjust for the customer.

    "I'm totally pro-choice in the matter of abortion. But of course I'm also so radically pro-life that I think every person from birth onward must have full and affordable access to healthcare." - Gail Collins

    by gritsngumbo on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 03:27:55 PM PDT

    •  Ah, but that's why the "Suggestions" (0+ / 0-)

      before the build yer own section.

      Essentially, the customer can choose their own plan, or go with a pre-made specialty...

      I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.

      by detroitmechworks on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 03:30:20 PM PDT

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    •  Though I do like the concept of (2+ / 0-)
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      detroitmechworks, Eddie L

      a restaurant using two different ethnic foods:
      For example: Nacho Mama = Mexican and Soul
      There was a great one in Las Vegas: Eli and Wongs = Jewish and Chinese.

      "I'm totally pro-choice in the matter of abortion. But of course I'm also so radically pro-life that I think every person from birth onward must have full and affordable access to healthcare." - Gail Collins

      by gritsngumbo on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 03:39:05 PM PDT

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  •  My son has two eclectic restaurants (1+ / 0-)
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    Eddie L

    These are in Santiago, Chile.
    The first one's name is California Cantina. It sells "California Food," basically wraps, burritos, burgers pizza, sandiwches, hummus, fries. This sells like hotcakes in Santiago. It seats 300 people and they fill it most nights.
    Its also got  sports bar in it and another bar.
    This is a real goldmine--who ever would have thought my son would make his fortune selling burritos to Chileans?
    he and his partner started another one next door thats doing prettty well, called Zen. Its an Asian Fusion restaurant (think PF Changs) Teriyaki this and that, ceviche, fish tacos, a sushi bar---This is mostly tapas style, finger food because theres a musical venue here too.

    Love going to visit, eat all I want of great food and ITS ALL FREE!! (Too bad I don't drink alcohol)
    Fatherhood finally pays off at last

    Happy just to be alive

    by exlrrp on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 06:00:40 PM PDT

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