Daily Archives: February 6, 2011

OK, since we can’t talk about clouds…

OK, since we can’t talk about clouds, let’s talk about my second favorite subject…FOOD.  We had our best “dining experience” yesterday in Sacramento.  Prof. Daniel Rosenfeld, aka “Cloud God”, my friend and colleague who is here from Israel working on the study with us, was becoming skeptical that there is no such thing as a “good burger”.  So, after doing some research, I found a place to take him for lunch.  I told Danny, “If you don’t like this burger, then you can deem all burgers as bad, but let’s try one more time.”.  So we went off to The Squeeze Inn in Roseville which is very near Sacramento.  This place was highlighted by Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and I trust Guy’s judgement since he comes from my home town, Santa Rosa.  We went in to a very busy restaurant and had to wait in line for about 15 minutes to place our order and another 20 minutes to get our food…so the anticipation and hunger were building.  We sat at the bar to get a taste of the full ambiance–you can watch the owners cook the burgers….It became clear that you MUST get a cheeseburger or you’re missing a key part of the experience.  They put down the burgers in a row and then place grilled onions or whatever toppings you order on them and then they put mounds of shredded sharp cheese that spills across the entire grill and melts all down and around the burgers.  The cheese browns and bubbles while they cover the burgers and cook them.  They then put the burgers and cooked crunchy cheese (on the edges) on a bun with fresh pickles, etc.  and serve it up.  It was so beautiful I had to take a picture.

Burger with crunchy sharp cheese out the sides...

Isn’t the burger a beauty–and yes, it tastes as good as it looks.  Well, this is the first time I have written a blog about food.  I’ve often dreamed of becoming a restaurant critic, so feedback is welcome as I work my way towards my next calling…

-Kim

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A quote from my 89 year old mom….

I’m working remotely today at my mom’s house about 2 hours from our study.  I was trying to explain to her how I could tell where the plane was flying today by using GoogleEarth…she looked at me patiently while I explained in detail and showed her my computer screen and then politely said “Now, that just sounds like a bunch of hogwash to me”….To her, seeing a plane flying across the sky in GoggleEarth is as “impossible” as the things we used to watch on the Jetson’s…

-Kim