I've had a lot of time to indulge in some guilty food pleasures while recuperating from knee surgery, and I thought I broach the subject. I saw a similar thread over on the Chicago Chowhound boards (where I was brutally flamed for posting a note about the Todd Ashman/Monk's Cafe beer dinner last week--hell, I thought thye'd wanna know about one of their own--well, you know, no good deed...). And some of the respnses so far were funny, nostalgic, etc.
After next Saturday's Rib Run, I'll bet my new "guilty pleasure" will be ribs, but for the last few years it's been landjaegers, those thin, dried beef sausages common in German butcher shops. I was first introduced to them years ago by a friend who bought some at a cool German butcher shop in Olney somewhere, and I've been hooked ever since. Their taste is similar to sweet Lebanon balogna, but a little more assertive.
I usually have a couple on Wednesday nights at the Grey Lodge Pub, while playing Quizzo and quaffing beers, its a good beer snack, especially when they run out of those incredible Mushroom Wraps at the GLP. I've also found them at Ludwig's Garten on Sansom St., but nowhere else. Fellow DDC Chowhound Mike Lazar calls them "Klingon Death Sticks". Funny boy.
But I've found I can get them at Cartlidge's Meats, and old-timey butcher shop inside the Trenton Farmers Market near my home, sold in pairs for about $1.50. Too close for comfort.
So what are YOUR "guilty" food pleasures? C'mon, fess up.