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Friday, October 31, 2003

The Hodge Podge You Won't Want to Dodge!

If variety is the spice of life, Monz is your Chef's Kitchen. That's right, it's time again for the Jeff's Dieter's Plate, those scoops and scraps that alone would be pitiful but combined are delightfully satisfying to both eye and pallet.


Thursday, October 30, 2003

We Have A Winner!

It takes a unique lunch combination to earn this title. You must have a unique combination of yumminess, consistency, and convenience. It can no longer be denied: McDonalds Cobb Salad and Chicken McGrill, you are.... "the usual!"


Wednesday, October 29, 2003

The Quality of Mercy!

Is damn sure strained when Bennigans doesn't give you the sides to your BBQ rib order, like they did to the Monz! But Monz forgave them, especially when their new sauce is so zippy and zesty.


Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Keep the Home Fires Burning!

While Monz is at home "waiting for the shower guys" he was contemplating barbequeing some sausages, else he might dive into last night's leftovers from New China. Speaking of sausage, did you know if you order a Johnsonville Brat at McDonalds in Wisconsin you get it with mustard and oinions, but if you order it at McDonalds in Illinois they add ketchup?


Monday, October 27, 2003

Old Friends!

Just like monzyummylunch, Mark Monz returned to an old friend to start the week - chicken pieces from Jewel slathered in BBQ sauce. Alas it couldn't equal the thrill of last week's epic journey to the Evanston Steak and Shake. By the way, did you know that Monz' favorite Simon and Garfunkle song is "Mrs. Robinson"? Or that Art Garfunkle used to talk up Jimmy Webb as a better songwriter than Paul Simon because he was still smarting over the breakup? Don't you think lunch blogs are kinda like Kodachrome(tm)? Mama!

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Gone Fishin!'

Nope, we don't mean Monz had fish for lunch, we mean that even bloggers need a vacation! But we know you need the scoop on Monz' scoops and will be back on the job Monday. Good eating!


Monday, October 20, 2003

Boyz Will Be Boyz!

Since Monz' lunch news was unavailable before deadline, we present to you this special monzyummylunch version of the Boyz II Men smash hit.

Close your eyes, make a wish
and give the order to be fetched
for today is your lunch test
we're gonna celebrate everything that you ate
pour the wine, light the fire
girl your wish is my command
i submit to your demands
i'll do anything, girl you need only ask

i'll make lunch for you
like you want me to
and i'll make you swoon
for an hour from noon
i'll make lunch for you
when you want me to
and i wion't take the dishes
till you tell me to


Friday, October 17, 2003

Far from Maddening!

I am the family recipe
Flesh perishes, I live on,
Projecting taste and trace
Through time to times anon
And leaping from place to place
Like Colluta's for a BBQ Rib/Chicken Combo
Over oblivion

The years-heired blog that can
In wit and font and special effects
Despise the human attention span
Of endurance -- that is I
The eternal thing in food
That heeds Gaviscon to die


Thursday, October 16, 2003


Upon a McGrill/CalCobb threepeat, Monz anticipates our thoughts:

"Today Monz held a very small press conference wherein he apologized to all fans of the Monzyummylunch blog -- from casual readers to die-hard MYL junkies. "I am sorry, fans. My workload has prevented me from exploring the full range of lunch options available to me. I want you to know that when this temporary spike ends, I will return to exploring the wide variety of lunches out there. Thanks for standing by me during this difficult time."



Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Hit Me Baby One More Time!

Though we received no report, we do know that Monz 1) was expecting another California Cobb Salad from Jewel, and 2) was not the fan who interfered in left field during yesterday's Cub game. Though he lives in the neighboring town!


Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Calling Cody Chessnut!

Monz' lunch both looked good AND was leathery, as Monz doubled-up at the double-arch for a McGrill and a Cobb Salad. "Hoa!"


Monday, October 13, 2003

Hell Bent for Leather!

First, to follow-up on last week, trust us (as we trust Monz) - it was not a good scene to ask about the pronounciation. But the miklshakes were Roo-ific!

Today Monz had chopped up chicken pieces from Jewel, properly slathered with bbq sauce. But he noted an inconsistency: some of the pieces were moist. Monz likes his chicken leathery.


Friday, October 10, 2003

He Roo-ed The Day!

Monz is on the road. Monz is at a Beef-a-Roo (but aparently not the one with the Cheap Trick shrine). Monz has ordered a cilantro chicken club sandwhich, which he expects to be yummy. But we forgot to ask the question of ages: is it pronouned BEEF-a-roo or beef-a-ROO? Stay tuned!


Thursday, October 09, 2003

"Good As You Can Go!"[sic][tm]

And what gives rise to a new Monz trademark phrase? Cobb Salad for Collutas, what else? Everything just right (ahhhh) - crispy bacon (not mushy!),, fresh avacado (a little mushy!), crisp lettuce (not mushy!), fresh tomato (a little mushy!). When you gotta, you gotta!


Wednesday, October 08, 2003

Time Marches on and Soon It's Plain / You've Won My Heart and I've Lost My Brain!

Today Monz had the Jeff's Dieter's Delight, and it was delightful, delicious and de-lovely! It was also 4 pickle spears, a bed of lettuce, tomato pieces, a scoop of tuna salad and a grilled hamburger patty.


Tuesday, October 07, 2003

Ride 'em Cowboy!

Monz gets back on the bronco that bucked him by ordering the chicken egg foo yung at China House (with the BBQ rib appetizer, natch). This time it was properly chohesive and tasty, though the sound that eminated from Monz' mouth made us wonder if they hadn't borrowed the Colonel's 11th herb...


Monday, October 06, 2003

New At Your Grocer!

>>Custom-built corned beef sandwich on yummy bun from Jewel Deli. Mmmm. Carbs! Mustard. Amy provided some bonus yummy roast beast -- the deli-worker was very generous to us all. Yummy. <<

Manitowac Mills is now selling low-carb bread, available at Jewel and other fine grocers.


Friday, October 03, 2003

Things Fall Apart!

Monz was no chicken when it cam to ordering egg foo yung today from China House - he ordered the pork version! But like a colonial-era patchwork nation made up of warring ethnic conclaves, this concotion could not hang together, leaving Monz with nothing more than some stray BBQ riblets to tide him over until tonights Oktoberfest.


Thursday, October 02, 2003

Wilson...or O. Williams?!

You never know what you're gonna get when you go to Wendys: A quiet, anonymous (some might say bland, but not we!) lunch or a rip-your-throat-out, full-throttle affair. Welp, Monz had Wendys delivered unto him and it was a little of both. Nothing too spicy (even the chilli and even after the hot-seasoning pack was added to it), but tasty nontheless. And you want meat? They added a patty to the tripple classic!


Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Procol Harum Lives!

You don't need to go to Doug's for an encased meat adventure - just ask the Monz! He bravely returned to Franksville to sample their sauerkraut dog and olive dog. The former was yummy, the latter was a Salty Dog and turned him a whiter shade of pale.


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