Taste everything once? That’s what I thought I might accomplish during my recovering vegetarian mission. Along the way I realized there is no way I am willing to taste everything once, or whore myself out to low quality meat. Steve’s posts have been a reminder of this. I have never eaten meat from Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, Burger King, Domino’s, White Castle, Zips, Popeye’s, Red Lobster, Jack in the Box, Taco Time, Skippers… you get the idea, and I never plan to eat meat from any of those establishments either.
That is not to say I don’t want to try new things—I do. When I saw a post from David Blaine linking to a “meat madness bracket,” I thought that would be the perfect way to challenge my meat eating abilities and the knowledge of the products in Spokane (& outside Spokane). At quick glance I can say I haven’t even tried even 1/8 of the items listed, let alone know the best places to get them.
Here is the next 7/7 Challenge: Pick your winners from this meat bracket and tell us where you can get the best food from each category, be it from a restaurant, your Grandpa’s recipe, or other. Rumor has it some Spokane restaurants and those involved with the eatspokane.org google group will host an Eat Spokane vegetarian week this summer. Area restaurants will make their best veg dishes for a week of vegetarian dining out, possibly to honor Michael Pollan’s quote, "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants"?. I will also create a vegetarian and vegan bracket like this meat bracket and challenge you to find these great foods during the Spokane Vegetarian Week (suggestions for the brackets are welcome).
Who’s up for the 7/7 Challenge #3: “Eat Your Meat”?
If you want to sign up, let us know, and we will mail you a better quality, high resolution bracket.