Saturday, May 14, 2011

Plastic Wrap Is Chewy, Unlike A Layer Of Chicken Fat

Gilberto ordered his usual Country Fried Steak, and had his fork and knife ready before his plate even hit the table.  He was hungry, and took a huge bite.

While he was chewing an odd look crossed his face, and he started poking at his chicken.

Gilberto: There's a very thin layer of fat on this!  I've never noticed that it had fat before.  Boy, it sure is evenly dispersed. See?

I moved some sauce off of his chicken with a knife for a better look.

Me: Hon, that's not fat.  That's seran wrap.

The cook had forgotten to remove the seran wrap from the chicken before throwing it into the deep fryer, and it had melted onto the meat.

Me: You just ate seran wrap! I hope it doesn't get stuck in your intestines!  Oh my God, I have to blog about this.

We were both laughing so hard we had tears streaming down our cheeks.

Waiter: I am SO SORRY. We'll get a new meal out to your right away.  Can I get you, well, can I get you ANYTHING else?

Gilberto: Oh no, bro, don't worry about it.

Me: It's actually a pretty funny story!

Gilberto: An honest mistake. No worries!

Me: I'm actually going to blog about it later!

The waiter looked at me shocked.

Me: Oh, but...  No, it's not like that!  I won't even write down the name of the restaurant.

More shocked staring.

Me: I mean, I'm not a food critic or anything, ha ha ha.  Just a little ol' blogger, and...

I forced myself to stop talking and let the last remnants of my voice fade into the uncomfortable silence. 

Gilberto: Ha ha ha?

Me: Ha ha ha?

So we're pretty sure that while his new meal didn't have seran wrap, it probably had something else added.  And we didn't order soda refills, just in case.

But the highlight of the evening was finding out that the Chicken Fried Steak was NOT FRESH!  Shattered dreams, I tell ya.


  1. I would have let them believe I was some sort of blogging food critic. You guys took it awfully in stride it seems. I hate when restaurants mess up my food.

  2. I can't say that has ever happened to me in a restaurant, but AT HOME, it has! Only, it was my drunk chef's fault for forgetting he had individually wrapped the fish filets before putting them in the fridge after catching them earlier in the day. He just tossed them in the pan, and stuffed them in the oven. Wasted meal, yes, but the chef was WAY more wasted than THAT! ;)

    You know, the person that cooked it will NEVER EVER live that down. You guys took it like a couple of troopers!

  3. Really, we don't get to know what restaurant it was...really??

  4. Yeah, I totally would not have considered that funny, even if it was an honest mistake. Plastic wigs me out.

  5. hahahahaha, that kind of stuff can happen in restaurants. And NO, CFS are not fresh made. Pretty much everything in restaurants here are pre-made, or frozen. They already come packed and wrapped in the right portions for the cooks. Sucks to know that. But it's very hard to find restaurants that serve fresh foods. There are some, of course, but hard to find. Hard to know!

  6. BWAHAHAHAHA! I love it! And good on ya for taking it so well. :) I must admit, I am grateful I don't live near you and find myself wondering which restaurant I should NOT go to. Seriously, though - I would have laughed it off too... did you get anything free out of it?

  7. OH
    And yes, it was totally worth typing that out, lol.
    I would have done the same thing. How incredibly funny. And wild. And bad. Yet funny. :)

  8. Oh my goodness. Laural, that would only happen to you guys. Yeah, if the waiter didn't know what the Bloggerverse was like...well, he probably thinks it's like glorified Yelp, for housewives. haha

  9. Dammit just woke the kids cuz I was laughing. That is too funny.

  10. Oh yuck! I'm dying to know where you were eating, but at the same time I'm glad you aren't throwing the place under the bus, things happen. Sounds like you just laughed it off

    It would have been nice if you had gotten a free meal out of it!

  11. Gross!! I think you guys handled it well. I would have demanded a free meal!

  12. Oh. My. Word. I can't even imagine. AND it wasn't free? It so should have been free. Gah!

    But ummm yeah. Sorta funny, too. :)

  13. This makes me wretch a little. I hate going out to eat.

  14. Holy shit dude... I have tears coming out of MY eyes!!!!!

  15. ahahahahaha! That is so awesome. I need a t-shirt that says "I am so blogging about this."

  16. I'm glad he was ok!
    I would never have guessed it was a wrapped piece of chicken.
    You should have gotten that meal for FREE!

  17. Laural, I hate to be the one to point out that CFS is actually steak that is battered and fried. At least the Country Fried Steak I am used to...having said that, it is a pretty damn funny story! I am also disturbed that you didn't get anything for free...customer service isn't what it used to be!

  18. Oh, this brings me back to the good old days of my restaurant job where coffee was microwaved to keep it warn and "bacon" didn't even need to be refrigerated.

  19. I love the idea of saying you're a blogger and that actually translating into some kind of momentary power. I'm going to have to try that. ;)

  20. Why wouldn't fresh chicken fried steak be saran-wrapped in a restaurant's refrigerator? (prior to being deep fried)

  21. Oh, you are too kind.

    I am deathly afraid of melted plastic.


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