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So I went to Sushi Rock yesterday for lunch (for those not from Cleveland, Sushi Rock serves, well, sushi. Go figure, right?) Well, I am not a sushi fan, so I ordered a hamburger, medium (I like pink to it.) It was so overdone it was dry.


Who would have figured that they only knew two ways to cook - raw or overcooked?


  • At 5:54 PM, Blogger Eden said…

    Do they also serve rocks? ;)

  • At 7:42 PM, Blogger p.p. said…

    hamburger at a sushi place? Um...

  • At 8:28 PM, Blogger EasyW said…

    That's Cleveland for ya. As Fat Albert might say, "like school on a saturday - no class!"

    I'd take you out for a hamburger, Stephanie, but meat is murder. Though before I adopted that mantra, I was partial to Heck's burgers, which I think is near St. Ignatus on the West side...

    For vegan fare, when on the North Coast, I head to Aladdins.

  • At 9:50 PM, Blogger Me said…

    Eden, I guess the sushi is good??

    Peter, better than the sushi.

    EasyW, Are you one of those "meat is murder" people? In the last two months, I have had 5 people tell me that they assume that I'm a vegetarian. I don't get it - what the hell signals do I give out? And you are a vegan? No way I could. I like meat too much.

  • At 10:17 PM, Blogger EasyW said…

    I assume nothing.

    After the incident with the lawn mower, well... I have no illusions about your lifestyle.

    Giving up meat (which I also love) is not for the meek. As a person who is committed to environmental causes, eating meat would make me a hyprocrite. I don't understand how someone can claim to be 'liberal' and still eat meat. Sorry, it just doesn't make sense to me.

    Its been a decade since the charred flesh of an animal passed thru my lips (not an easy task when you consider how tough it is to not eat meat in places like the Sahara desert and central America), and my other sacrific for Mother Earth - commuting on public transportation...

    But it has made me a stronger person (note I said stronger, not better...).

  • At 10:39 PM, Blogger Me said…

    Wait, what does my inability to take care of a lawn mower have to do with my lifestyle??

    I didnt say you assumed that you assumed it, I just said that about 5 people have made comments - one guy as recently as Thursday last night - have assumed that I'm a vegetarian BECAUSE I'm liberal. Which makes no sense to me. I don't see why people think that liberals are vegetarians. There are plenty of liberals - somewhere beteween 2 and 4% are vegetarians. I further don't see how being liberal would make one vegetarian - animals with their eyes in the front of their heads (like us) eat meat. Animales with their eyes on the sides of their head are prey. It's natural for humans to eat meat - though perhaps not as much as we do.

    You could always eat sushi, it's not charred... :)

    But if I lived in an areas where it was possible, I'd take public transportation. Not really possible or practical here in Cleveland, especially with my work hours. Cleveland lacks a subway system, unfortunately. Or reliable public transportation.

  • At 12:59 PM, Anonymous Jennie said…

    I'm not so sure that environmentalist = vegetarian (or vegan) and meat eater = anti-environmentalist and/or conservative. For example, you can be vegetarian (or vegan) and eat a diet full of genetically modified soybeans and vegetables raised on farms using pesticide. And, from a liberal standpoint, even if you buy organic produce, what do you know about the working conditions of the laborers on the farm?

    On the other hand, as far as environmentalism goes, you can buy meat that is raised without hormones (and hormone free organic milk), free range chicken, etc, etc.

    I'm not saying vegetarianism is bad for the environment, or that meat eating is good for it. I also understand that not everyone can afford the free range/organic stuff. And, I read the Jungle and Fast Food Nation (and grew up near a town with a slaughterhouse and feedlots and related environmental problems not to mention horrible smell) so I understand the need for critiquing the meat industry. All I'm saying is that I just don't think its as easy as saying, all vegetarianism is good for the environment, all meat eating is bad.

    For what its worth, I have been vegetarian since 1993, although every few years I do stray, taste a bit of chicken or fish, and then promptly feel nauseous and resume being vegetarian.

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  • At 7:41 PM, Blogger EasyW said…

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  • At 8:57 PM, Blogger Yoga Korunta said…

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  • At 8:46 AM, Blogger Me said…

    Jennie, only since 1993? I thought it was longer.

    Hmm... just b/c I eat meat doesn't mean I have high cholesterol. Heh.

    EasyW, your godfather? That's cool.

    Yoga, I don't particularly like hunting, just b/c I eat meat.

  • At 11:15 AM, Anonymous JasonB said…

    Wow I went there like, 3 or 4 years ago for sushi when I was in cleveland for the race. Didn't order the hamburger ;) but I did have their sushi and fried calamari. The sushi was excellent, but it has been years so who knows abotu it now.

    But come on, hamburger at a sushi place? :p

    As for the idea that people who eat meat aren't true liberals, that's just another example of the single issue factioning of the Democratic party (and the left in general) that's killing us. Just my two cents.

  • At 12:39 PM, Anonymous Kelly said…

    I'm going to have to chime in on the issue of "real liberals don't eat meat." Like a certain hamburger-eater I know, I am a good liberal, but I was also raised in the land of meat, potatoes, halupkies, and pierogies. I can't erase meat from my vocabulary. I mean, sometimes happiness is a good turkey dinner with all the fixin's. Or a nice New York strip and mashed potatoes...but I digress. I respect those people who have made the decision that they won't eat dead animal flesh. I, on the other hand, love animals -- often with ketchup or gravy.

  • At 10:35 PM, Blogger EasyW said…

    I guess I should've chosen my words more carefully... My point is that you can't be an environmentalist and a meat eater. Since most 'liberals' claim to have the environment high on their list of issues of concern, I made the mistake of assuming that 'liberals' and 'enviromentalists' are one in the same. I know better. Clearly that's not the case. The same way not all conservatives are religious wack jobs. Their are assloads of right winger extremeists out there who buy into the convervative rhetoric, but are atheists (see 'Libertarians').

    I consider myself extremely liberal, but don't buy into the usual liberal party line on all topics (such as nuclear power, the death penalty, etc., topics which, for whatever reason, I've made up my own mind with a viewpoint opposite than that of my comrades).

    My main point stands; you can't be an environmentalist AND a meat eater. You can certaintly be a liberal and a meat eater, but I think there is a major difference between someone who claims to be politically liberal and a committed environmentalist.


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