Monday, April 09, 2007

Cup O' C**k: The Most Unappetizing Meal - Red Lion Tavern, Silverlake

It was Friday and I was hungry after work. My coworker and I headed over to one of our favorite places to drink in Silverlake - the Red Lion Tavern. J and MM met us up and we started the weekend with our favorite German brews. A nice Spaten, a few shots of Jagermeister and one or two Irish Carbombs. I usually order the sausage platters which consists of three types of sausages along with the perfect companion of sauerkraut and mustard. Its chopped up and poked with a dozen or so toothpicks. Our server was this really fun and playful German girl by the name of V. Throughout the time we were there, we threw joke jabs at each other. Great sense of humor this V. So then I decided to order some food. I wasn't feeling anything heavy and felt like drinking soup. Mmm, this sounds good.... the Beerstein Soup... a split pea soup and wiener. I'll take one V.

What I was about to witness, was horrific. Behold....

The Cup O' C**k soup!

Me: "Wait, wait, wait... V, what the hell is this?!"
V: "Ees vut you ordered. Beerstein soup."
Me: "You're kidding me right?"
V: (with a wicked grin) "No. This is how ve serve it."
Me: "........ Vut the fuck?"


Before she could walk away, I caught her laughing. Very slick I thought haha. J, MM and my coworker were just as shocked as I was. So were the two tables next to us... who couldn't hold in their laughs. I looked at them and held my hands up in a WTF gesture. One of the guys said "Looks good." I was thinking to myself, did we do anything to V to deserve this??? I know it clearly says Beerstein Soup... but couldn't the cooks plate this in any other way. Thomas Keller and Wylie Dufresne can make this look beautiful and they certainly wouldn't go the phallic route. But this... seemed more like something Sandra Lee would do.

Sandra: "Today we're making my favorite soup... Cup O' C**k. All you have to do is buy your favorite split pea soup at the market - I like Campbell's. Buy your favorite wieners and use your handy kitchen shears to open them up. Then you heat up the soup in the microwave, pour it into your favorite beer stein and add the wiener. How easy was that. And it's so good. Nothing says German to me like Cup O' C**k. Mmm, I love c**k!!!"

I quickly took the wiener out and chopped that shit up... as to destroy any phallic thoughts brewing in people's minds. The table next to us was still getting a kick out of it. If you really wanna know, the soup sucked. It was warm and the wiener was just average. The food here is average, but definitely a fun place to drink beer with friends in the beer garden. If this was a joke, that was a good one V. You're funny.

Red Lion Tavern
2366 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, Ca 90039
(323) 662-5337
www.redliontavern.net

25 comments:

One Food Guy said...

I'm still not sure how I'm still upright in my chair. That is f**kin hysterical.

"Please sir, may I have some more?"

elmomonster said...

Aren't you glad there weren't any cherry tomatoes for garnish?

eatdrinknbmerry said...

OFG, not hysterical when you have one-eyed willy staring at you from a cup like it's the loch ness monster.

Elmo, she might as well have added the tomato garnishes. It's not like the dish was free from perversion to begin with ahah.

Clare said...

It's just too early for that picture. They should rename the soup, "A Poke in Pea."

r a m e n i a c said...

LOL that's... awesome. although i wouldn't have chopped it up though... i'd a dipped the hot dog in the soup and then sucked on it for a while to the snickers of the room. then i'd make everyone else at the table do the same!

One Food Guy said...

Sure, not hysterical for you, but for casual observers such as myself, and those in the restaurant, somewhat hysterical. Maybe it's your reaction that really what's priceless here.

eatdrinknbmerry said...

Clare, I think the proper name for that is truly "Cup O' C**k".

Rameniac, sick man. I can see you sticking a straw through the wiener to make it hollow. Slurping it like a bowl of chashu ramen haha.

OFG, give me your address. I'm sending you a Cup O' C**k by FedEx. Goes well with a few Boston lobster claws. Enjoy haha.

themirthmobile said...

hilarious! i don't really like the food here either, but next time my friends drag me for dinner i think i'll order that

Chubbypanda said...

Dude... Eddie Lin would be proud.

eatdrinknbmerry said...

Mirth, yeah food is whatevers. I just go for the drinks. Get your camera ready... and tell your friends "yeah i heard the split pea soup is good here."

CP, eddie would be very excited and eat it w/o a spoon.

teenage glutster said...

thanks for commenting!
I didn't think anyone actually read my blog.

Christine D. said...

Just be glad that she didn't use a cocktail weenie instead!

eatdrinknbmerry said...

Teenage, yeah i check out your site. i'm really impressed that you're so openminded to the food of other cultures. there are a lot of foodbloggers that can learn from you.

ChristineD, what do you mean? at least if they used vienna sausages, i wouldn't see the one-eyed willy.

Christine D. said...

I meant that if she used a cocktail weenie, she would be playing an even bigger joke (on your manhood).

Great, now I'm craving split pea soup and wieners.

eatdrinknbmerry said...

But she would be accurate though. Not funny.

Kelly said...

They weren't playing a trick on you, i ordered the same thing like 5 years ago... of course I was with a tableful of guys (I'm a girl) - let's just say my face turned a perfect complementary red to the nauseous green of the soup. I think I did pluck out the weenie and take a big bite to the delight and horror of all, before placing it gently on the plate and trying to remember never to order it again. The stinker is the soup is the cheapest thing on the menu, so if yer hungry but saving cash for beers, this is what you get. sigh.

Bon Vivant said...

Hilarious!

It does look a bit like a lowbrow WD-50 dish.

OT: went to Soot Bul Gui Rim over the weekend. The panchan were "eh" but the meat was good quality for all you can eat for $15. The offal were good too.

Passionate Eater said...

So dirty! That really gives new meaning to "food pornography."

annie said...

i am afraid to commment as it might not be a PG-13 repsonse.....

taste tester said...

That's hilarious and shocking at the same time.

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poopycat said...

Holy crap, that's fantastic. I've been to the Red Lion Tavern, had no idea . . . . .I'm SO glad you had your camera with you!

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