Posts tagged jeremy lin

Dempsey’s Pub

I came here with Mike and Sam to watch the Jeremy Lin game in the East Village. We got to wing it up. Pretty decent wings, but the nice thing was the $5 big bowl of Nachos. I can’t tell if it looks big in this photo, but it was. That’s a good deal on nachos …even though they always get soggy at some point.

I can’t tell if I’m over Linsanity. I’m Lindifferent?

Dempsey’s Pub – 61 2nd Ave (btwn 3rd & 4th St) New York, NY 10003


Ben & Jerry’s Jeremy Lin Fortune Cookie Ice Cream

Photo: Ben & Jerry’s Boston Twitter

You may have heard that Ben & Jerry’s recently put out a Jeremy Lin ice cream with Fortune Cookie bits at its Harvard Square store. However they soon replaced the fortune cookie with waffle cone, partly because a few people were offended and because the cookie got soggy.

Personally, I don’t think fortune cookies should be taken as offense. It’s actually something to be proud of. One of the great contributions American Asians have brought to this side of the world is the food culture –food that has become American. There’s nothing to be ashamed of.

My parents are Chinese immigrants who owned American Chinese restaurants …and so did many of my aunts, uncles and cousins who moved here. They all served fortune cookies at the end of the meal. Does that make them racist?

Now if you had a Yao Ming ice cream with fortune cookies, that would be racist, since they don’t really have fortune cookies in China. I think his would be Red Bean flavor.

I’m assuming Jeremy Lin wouldn’t take offense to having Fortune Cookies in his ice cream. If you didn’t know, Lin’s old Xanga screen-name was “ChinkBalla88“. Although offensive or not, people should know better when they make a ESPN headline.

I think if you’re going to have a celebrity-inspired food, you should make some kind of connection. Or else you’ll end up like Shake Shack with their Jeremy Lin-Mint Shake (Chocolate Chip Mint Cookie) which is basically slapping his name on a random thing to make money. Now that’s offensive.

Ben & Jerry’s Taste the Lin-Sanity (Vanilla Frozen Yogurt with Lychee Honey swirls and Fortune Cookie Bits) makes sense. I even thought Fortune Cookie would be a good ingredient when I talked about the Shake Shack shake. And why is that the Fortune Cookie is racist and not the Lychee? Fortune Cookie is the one that’s Asian American. That’s what Jeremy Lin is.

Anyway, that’s my thoughts, being that I’m likely the leading politically incorrect ABC food blogger in the world –Me So Hungry. I’ve come a long way though. You should read my earliest posts when I wrote in broken Engrish.

Williams & Bailey’s Chicken & Waffle

Sam and I went to this bar nearby, Williams & Bailey, to watch Jeremy Lin and the Knicks on Valentine’s Day the other night. A couple of HDTV screens, happy hour and bar food. Right on.

I got the Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Waffles ($10). Pretty good. The onion gravy was like homemade style using grease and flour. It went really nice when mixing it all up with the syrup.

Sam got the Spinach Artichoke Dip. Cheesy and stringy. We both got caught on the same piece of stringy cheese. It was almost like Lady & the Tramp with the spaghetti noodle.

They also had a 3 Tacos for $5 during happy hour deal. Maybe Taco Tuesdays. Looked like a good deal. The happy hour was also $3 drafts and wells until 8. There’s also a $3 cheap beer draft all the time.

When I came back from the restroom, Sam had already paid. The bartender probably thought we were on a Valentine’s date.

Williams & Bailey – 507 Grand St (btwn Union Ave & Lorimer) Brooklyn, NY 11211

Exciting basketball game. Jeremy Lin blew it up at the end. Sam and I knew it was Tebow time when it got down to it. I feel like I’m in Linbow. Me So Hungry, time for Linner. Shaqueef O’Neil. I told the bartender that we were rooting for the Asian guy. She probably already knew that.

On another note, I think I created Jeremy Lin in NBA 2K1 over 10 years ago. I plugged in my old Sega Dreamcast to check. I think he came out of the video game like Mannequin. I’m like a young Anthony Michael Hall.