Sweet Jesus ... how much bad news is a person supposed to swallow in one day? First gas goes up to $3.35 in Springfield ... and now this???
Mr. Eggroll, 635 W. Jefferson St., shut its doors after the Sangamon County Department of Public Health found 47 violations, 13 of which were considered critical and require immediate correction.
I've already admitted that I don't have discriminating tastes when it comes to cuisine. Today my office hosted a going away luncheon for our summer intern at Xochimilco ... which, I've been told, is known for it's authentic Mexican food. There is nothing wrong with Xochimilco, it's food, or it's staff ... but I still hated it with everything that I am.
I spent a little over $10 at lunch today ... and all I kept thinking was that the same money would've bought four steak soft tacos and four meximelts at Taco Bell ... and that would've been enough food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. That probably makes me a hick ... but as Stewart Smalley would say, "That's OKAY."
Back to the problem at hand ... Mr. Eggroll has the best fried rice in town. There's nothing else that tastes remotely like it. I prefer the roast pork ... but I'll take chicken in a pinch. I did not want to hear about mice and roaches ... or mold on chicken ... ugh.
The article says they're planning on re-opening soon ... and my co-workers assure me the safest time to go to a restaurant is right after an incident like this. So ... I'll keep looking for that glowing "open" sign as I drive by ... and hopefully we'll never ever have to speak of this again.
Tell me any little thing that I can do.
Have some fried rice, Mr. Soy Sauce.
Have a cookie, have a few!
Bette Midler - Mr. Goldstone