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Friday, January 30, 2004

Multifaceted Monz!

Not having heard from the Monz, we don't know what he's having for lunch. Maybe he's comparing his homemade chili to this famous recipe. Of course, Monz is more than just an eating machine, and knowing his love for the Beatles and Jay-Z, maybe he's grooving on this.


Thursday, January 29, 2004

The Best Defense!

"Bennigan's club sandwich ("new item!") and it was yummy."

That's it?

"It was a nice change of pace for me."

"Do go on!"

"It's not something I would eat a lot of, because it was rich, buttery tasting (pause) although in general, I like Bennigan's in spite of it's ethnic sledgehammering. I don't apologize to anyone for this yummy lunch in spite of your snerkle!" (We deny snerkling - the editors).

At this point Monz ripped and stuff fell over at our offices.

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Will to Powerbar!

Snickers entry into the sports nutrition bar market is a failed attempt at being all things to all people. Or maybe we're giving them too much credit and they just threw in some vitamins into their standard snickers ingredients. Anyway, it tastes a bit like a sweet Cliff's Mojo bar, or a vitamin-pilly snickers with a bit of $100,000 bar thrown in for chewiness. Desert was an EAS low-carb bar: lemon cake flavored. Tasted worse, but our expectations were lower.

Ooops! We were confused. Monz had the rib/chicken combo from Coluta's today. Not yummy, and we couldn't coax anything more about it.


Tuesday, January 27, 2004

The Bare Necessities!

BBQ Pork almond din w/ egg roll from China House. Yummy (in contrast to last time). (Appologies for the sparseness - the editors).


Monday, January 26, 2004

New and Improved!

Monz combines the tried and true with the exciting and new with today's yummy feast of homemade chilli with an improved, tex-mex recipe. "Thicker, richer, and meatier...or should I say beefier?" Which prompts a rare reaction from us at myl: "we don't want to know!"


Friday, January 23, 2004


You know that feeling when you eat cooled melted lead? Well, Monz does.

With a Twist!

The Cobb Salad half of the usual, but with a twist: from Colutta's (we don't know if it's the Harlem or Diversey location). Large. Colorful.


Thursday, January 22, 2004

128 Carbs!

He must have missed Tuesday's post! Cosi Buffalo Chicken and cookie (which he may not consumer with the Chicken). We're awaiting word on the carrots. "That bread" is damn addictive!


Wednesday, January 21, 2004


Don't be bacach, it's time to reconnect with the emerald island! You could own a wee bit yourself, or alternatively just patronize your local Bennigan's, like the Monz! A full slab of yummy ribs sounds just about right, along with some slaw and a side salad. And anyone who disagrees can pogue mahone!


Tuesday, January 20, 2004

He's Reading Our Minds!

Today will be yet another innovative home cooked delicacy: turkey sloppy joes made not with Manwich but rather a proprietary blend of secret spices and special low-carb bread. But wait, we like Manwich! And so does the Monz!
"BTW, if I had just thrown manwich in, it would still be YUMMY -- I don't mean to disparage Manwich."

File under "We hate to break it to you" (but we know you depend on us for hard-hitting lunch reporting): You'll never eat at Cosi again (scroll down to nutritional information [they try to trick you so you won't see it], click on link).


Monday, January 19, 2004

The Sun Never Sets on Monz' Lunch!

Except this weekend, when he forgoes Jewel and buys fixins for homeade chilli at Sunset! Specially ground beef with a kickass blend of spices makes for a very enjoyable lunch, and you don't need a shady lady to know that Monz' enjoyment lasts a long time.


Friday, January 16, 2004

His Castle!

Monz will be home today, quite possibly grilling up some sausage. Could it be that a local joint would have been blessed with a Monz visit but-for their recent downturn in sanitatary practices? Hmm.


Thursday, January 15, 2004

A Definite Maybe!

That is the answer, as Monz reheats the egg roll and leaves the pork egg foo yung for less evolved creatures. Said egg roll was complimented by bread liver saussage, a vinegarette cole slaw and Kuhn's tuna salad, "all mushed up into a gigantic cornucopia of yumminess."


Wednesday, January 14, 2004

To Reheat Or Not To Reheat!

That will be the question tomorrow, as today Monz orders leftover-sized portions of pork egg foo yung from China House (plus egg roll). An hour later and the outcome still hangs in the ballance: the food was greasy, but Vicki won't be available tomorrow, so...


Tuesday, January 13, 2004

A Fall From Grace Of Enviable Proportions!

The Usual. It was going to be the spectacular (grilled steaks from home), but gingko was lacking.


Monday, January 12, 2004


To keep you and your kids off an interminable diet of Jewel sandwiches. Monz did! Just saying no, he brought in some yummy New China leftovers (ma po tofu and sesame chicken). Only one thing left to know: what ever happened to that fried egg?


Friday, January 09, 2004

The Thanks He Gets!

Today Mark Monz was about to order from Jeff's the char dog when he thought of...you! Yes, you, dear reader! Not wanting a stale myl entry (on Friday no less!), so he ordered the barbeque beef sandwich instead!

His reward? We'd like to say savory slow roasted meat over hickory chips with a complex yet full-bodied sauce integral to the whole affair. Instead he got some burnt ketchup-poo tossed on top of some beast. And, of course, our undying thanks!


Thursday, January 08, 2004

The Return of the Bard!

The Usual.

(Yeah, we know, but it was unavoidable. Or as the Monz said with similar soul of wit, "Sad.")


Wednesday, January 07, 2004

It Does His Cooking Proud!

Lunch at home around these parts means some thrown-together cold cuts. Lunch at home at Monz' (while waiting for the repair crew) means grilled Steak with Open Pit. Do we have to say that it was yummy? Didn't think so.


Tuesday, January 06, 2004


The year was 1982. The Monz and your faithful correspondent were attending a concert: The Motels (opened by the Roger Fisher Band, a Heart spin-off who, er, were not well received). While standing in line, somebody pinched your faithful correspondent's ass. When your faithful correspondent railed prodigiously against the offense of it all, Monz responded with something to the effect of "you know, you might try enjoying it!"

We're reminded of this because that night the Motels opened with their one good rocking number, "Mission of Mercy." And today Monz is on a mission of mercy of his own, and while on it he will be lunching on a roast beef and swiss sandwich from the Jewel.


Monday, January 05, 2004

How Can You Improve on Perfection?!

You can't! Thus, we present this eloquent yet informative missive from da man himself:

>>New year's resolutions are as flimsy and breakable as this year's holiday toys. We start this year of "bringing our own lunches" by sending Vicki downtown to Portillo's. Ostensibly, this is because it is Mike's birthday, however, I don't think the resoution will hold. An unconfirmed rumour passing through the office tells us lunch tomorrow may well be Jewel sandwiches. Time will tell.

For what it is worth, I ordered one chili dog and one giganta-dog with everything except onions. It seems they don't offer kraut. I live in hope of their yumminess. <<

And the result? Yummy! But not enough -- Monz is a growing boy!


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