April 08, 2004
looks like dalat subs merged with dalat and now there's japanese fast food in old sub shop.
(posted from my phone)
Posted by moblisa at April 08, 2004 06:09 PM | TrackBack
that sounds unholy!
there are two important questions you've left hanging:
1) CAN WE STILL GET DALAT SUBS????????????
2) have they gotten more mr. brown's iced coffee yet, because, jeez.
Posted by: rick! on April 9, 2004 11:24 AM
1) yes, i attempted to get that across without typing very much by using the word "merged". there's a big vinyl banner across the entry of dalat saying "try a vietnamese sub".
2) no idea. although my dinner companion had thai iced coffee, which was pretty interesting. i guess that's not the same.
Posted by: lisa on April 9, 2004 11:33 AM
2) it's not the same thing. mr. brown's iced coffee is thai iced coffee IN A CAN. in houston i would buy thirteen at once at fiesta and usually drink two of them before getting out of the parking lot. it's relatively hard to find in n.c. (though i think you can get it at asian market), and dalat subs is the only restaurant that ever has it on hand. but they haven't replenished their supply in almost a year.
important note: DO NOT TRY BASIL SEED DRINK. it is not a mr. brown's iced coffee substitute. it is a corn syrup suspension containing whole basil seeds. basil seeds are uncomfortably the size and shape of rodent eyeballs. i once went to see bobby seale speak at ncsu and brought basil seed drink. i could not finish it. it is the only canned drink that has conquered me.
Posted by: rick! on April 9, 2004 11:48 AM
have you ever tried cel-o-ray? i doubt it would pose much of a challenge for you, though i have heard even some dyed-in-the-wool southerners say it's icky.
also, do you drink buttermilk? my stepfather and his mother both drank it periodically. they said it would settle the stomach. i guess it has helpful digestive enzymes. i think of this as a southern thing, but it might really be an alabama thing.
Posted by: lisa on April 9, 2004 01:09 PM
Cel-o-ray is one of the nastiest things I've ever drunk out of a can. Up there with Coco-rico coconut soda. And I'm pretty open-minded about these things.
Posted by: Phil on April 9, 2004 04:58 PM