Pat and Sheila's Morsels

My handsome aunt and uncle, Pat and Sheila Fitz, are feisty foodies and wonderful chefs, so it only seemed natural that they would submit a Morsels for me. Enjoy!
Pat and Sheila F.
Age: Let's just say mature
Occupation: Too many to list
Resides in: McKinney, TX

1. Favorite band with some sort of food in its name:
The Light Crust Doughboys, a classic purveyor of Texas Swing. Very similar to Asleep at the Wheel. Fun,fun,fun.

2. Give us your favorite vegetable and how you like it prepared:
Root Vegetables roasted in butter, olive oil, horseradish and salt & pepper. Simply fabulous.

3. If you could only eat 1 flavor of ice cream for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Rocky Road from Wild about Harry’s in Dallas, Texas.

4. Favorite food show:
Without a doubt, Anthony Bourdain. He combines a search for great and unusual food items with super personality and visits to exotic locations. Great fun.

5. Please describe your ideal 2 am drunken feast:
The last time we saw 2 AM was getting up to visit the bathroom, but we get the point. This situation requires old fashioned comfort food. Our favorite is the breakfast combo at the Waffle House. This great entrée includes a waffle, 2 eggs, bacon, sausage, wheat toast and great hash browns with onions and cheese. [ed. note - If any place deserves its own museum, it's the Waffle House. Check it out HERE.]

6. Favorite steak-house side dish:
Bob’s Chophouse in Dallas has a signature side that is served with every entrée. A very large cooked carrot. You won’t believe how great it tastes with a delicious prime steak

7. If you live in Chicago, give us your favorite restaurant here in
Chi-town. If not, share with us the number one spot in your city
This question requires three answers.

The best meal we ever had was a 13 course tasting menu at The French Laundry in Yountville, California. This unbelievable experience lasted 3 ½ hours. You need to bring a large satchel of cash to participate, but it surely is an outstanding way to spend an evening.

For pure elegance, nothing beats the French Room at the Hotel Adolphus in Dallas. They provide outstanding French food and wine with the most impeccable service you will ever experience.

Our favorite hangout is Ricks Chophouse in McKinney, Texas. The best bar staff in the world, with great food and drinks. A super way to spend the cocktail hour.

8. How do you take your coffee?
Brewed cup by cup in a Senseo coffeemaker with a foamy finish served with Hazelnut Coffee mate.

9. Top 3 condiments:
• A slice of sweet Texas 1015 onion
• The BBQ sauce from Hoggy’s Pit in McKinney, TX
• Mango Salsa (served over fresh salmon)

10. How do you like d'em apples?
Baked apples covered with vanilla bean ice cream.


dapeen said...

YES...that post was awesome! Mad props to the Fitzy Texans. I will come to Texas and we will venture all of these places (may I borrow some of your satchels of cash please?)

Steverino said...

This makes we want to go to Texas and California! Let's go eat travel, eat stuff and get up at 2am to go to the bathroom!! Srsly - noice.

Also, to the City Veg herself -- nice new header! Very colorful. And carroty.

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smitty said...

i think that's my carrots in the header. whoo-hoo for the hollywood farmer's market, and whoo-hoo for this post! i think these are the best morsels yet!

Shannon Darling Dearest said...

Those are your carrots! Hope that's ok! I needed something new up there :)
XO smitts.

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