Top Ten Desserts
Avalanche Pie at Racine's (RIP)
Cherry Hostess Fruit Pies/ southern "fried pies"
Krispy Kreme doughnut
Fresh hot homemade cookies: chocolate chip with walnuts, snickerdoodles, peanut butter, chocolate meringue, or a hard-to-find carmel pecan
Chocolate mousse with toppings
Butterscotch pudding
Sorbet or sherbert (?)
Peanut Buster Parfaits at Dairy Queen
Pie (cherry, pumpkin, pecan, banana creme, apple, chocolate in that order! A la mode of course)
Ice cream
Kringle from O Á H Danish Bakery
Baked alaska or fried ice cream
Chocolate or hot fudge sauce
Rum sauce
Creme De Menthe sauce
Chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches
Valrhona chocolate mousse from The Fog City Diner SF (RIP)
Dairy Queen Blizzards

Top Ten Candy
Mon Cheri
Toffifay
Mounds/ Almond Joy candy bars
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Mars candy bars
Frozen Snickers candy bars
Hershey's with Almonds
Sour gummies
Gummy bears/worms
Chocolate truffles
Assorted chocolates
Chuckles
Black licorice
Skittles/Mike N Ikes
Lifesavers
Lik 'M Stix

Top Ten Foods
Fried Ravioli
Cool Ranch Doritos/ Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos
Sushi
Big Mac/ Quarter Pounder with Cheese
Pizza Hut pan pizza (note: no green peppers but "pepperoni and pineapple" is often great
Bread
Doughnuts (any and all kinds, but crullers, apple, and jelly-filled best)
Cacio e Pepi pasta
Steak
Lobster tail/ King crab legs
Spaghetti with meatballs or lasagna
Piccata
Cold "peel and eat" shrimp
BBQ brisket (with baked beans and potato salad)
Vietnamese egg rolls (with fish sauce) or spring rolls (with hoisin sauce)
Bacon-wrapped water chestnuts
Roasted vegetables
Baked potato with sour cream
Lemon chicken
Oysters with vinegar mignonette and red cocktail sauce with horseradish
Toasted peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Seafood enchilada
Sundried tomatoes
Taco Bell tacos *or* authentic street tacos
Popcorn/ Fritos/ Cheetos
Buffalo cauliflower (or chicken)
General Tso or sweet-and-sour chicken
Tom Ka Gai soup/ Thai beef salad/ Pad Thai
Nuts macadamia/ cashews/ honey roasted peanuts/ pistachios
Broiled scallops
Meatloaf (with catsup, or sometimes gravy)
Salad (french and/or blue cheese dressing) or cole slaw
Tonkatsu
Pimento olive loaf (but I feel slightly guilty)
Grilled octopus (but I feel slightly guilty)
Veal parmigiana (but I feel slightly guilty)
Fried chicken (but I feel slightly guilty)
Edamame
Plank-roasted slamon
Hot dog with sweet relish

Top Ten Drinks
Fruitopea "Tangerine Wavelength" (RIP)
Fuzzy navels
Red wine
Diet Coke ( in a glass with ice)
Gatorade (regular flavor)
Sangria
Matcha green tea latte
Sex on the beach
Icee
Kool-Aid
High quality (Winchester) root beer (Three Seasons?)
Samuel Adams creme soda
Colored/ flavored martini
Gin & tonic
Whiskey/ scotch/ bourbon on ice
Tea
Coffee (lattes)
Green tea lemonade from Stabucks
Ice water
Pina Coladas
Beer

Top Ten Ethnic Foods (or Food Categories)
Expensive Molecular gastonomy/ Californian/ Haute/ Nouvelle cuisine
Japanese
BBQ
Italian
Seafood
French
American
Chinese
Mexican
Vietnamese
German
Thai
Vegetarian
English
Greek
Ethiopean
Polynesian

Favorite Restaurants
NY category
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Eleven Madison
Yo! Sushi
Veselka
Coppelia
Monster Sushi (RIP)
Rickshaw Dumpling (RIP)

Denver category
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Tommy Tsunami's (RIP)
Vespa Dipping Grill
The old Racine's
McCormick's
Trinity Grill
Firehouse Grill (RIP)
Fettoush (w/ the Purple Martini) (RIP)
Hamburger Mary's
Fagin's
Jax Fishhouse

Best Dishes
Best wings - Fagin's (runner up, "Soapy Smith's" (RIP))
Best dessert - Racine's "Avalanche Pie" (RIP)
Best chocolate mousse (besides mine) - Tony's Meat Market (with Kahlua) (runner up Valrhona chocolate mousse Fog City Diner SF (RIP)
Best drink - That place in Victoria, Canada (runner up, Purple Martini)
Best appetizer - Zolo "goat cheese haystack" (RIP) or their guacamole (runner up Racine's "roasted peppers and goat cheese" or their "curry fried shrimp"))
Best guacamole - The Fort (runner up Zolo)
Best Caesar - Boulder Grill (runner up Tommy Tsunami's, but rumour has it there's good Caesar salads in Mazatlan and Dayton-Hudson's in Minneapolis)
Best bread - Denver bread company (?) (runner up, Macaroni Grill)
Best atmosphere - McCormick's
Best fried calimari - Starfish (RIP)
Best egg rolls - The Lotus (Minneapolis)
Best ribs - "Salt and pepper" rib from Blue Smoke (RIP)
Best Vietnamese - That place in Dinkytown, Minneapolis
Best gimmick - Vesta Dipping Grill (Denver, Colorado)
Best chili - Clyde's (Washington D.C.)
Best Italian - Vescio's in Dinkytown, Minneapolis (RIP) (runner up Pagliacci's, Three Sons)
Best Chinese - China Cafe (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
Best French - La Creperie (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
Best sushi - Monster Sushi (RIP) or Yo! Sushi
Best Japanese - Domo Japanese Country Food (Denver, Colorado)
Best ice cream - Baskin-Robins "Daiquiri Ice"

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