After dropping a friend off at the airport, I wanted to stop somewhere with a big table to write my weblog and have a little breakfast. I suddenly had a hankering for a Sausage Biscuit, the signature dish of Nouvelle Cuisine Nuque-Rouge. There is only one place to get one. And suddenly I realised that Mickey D's might not be a totally bad place to write a blog. There's usually table space (people eat fast and leave), and the price is right.
I was not disappointed. My Sausage Biscuit cost me $1.10 and I paid a 10-cent Eat In Tax to the State of California for the privilege of using McDonald's Corporation table space. I did not have the coffee. McDonald's coffee is by no means as bad as that served at some of the places recommended by Delocator®, but I had already had a cup of Peet's elsewhere. Instead I ordered a carafe d'eau simple. It arrived, not in a carafe, but in an official McDonald's orange juice cup. The cup even appeared on my bill, but there was no charge. The soda machine does not dispense water, so if you want it, ya gotta ask.
Now, the ambience: It was, actually a mellow place to blog, no hassles, good light, and lots of elbow room. (This was my local McD's, others are not so, and nutso.) I did indeed write this blog entry there. It was clean. The service was friendly. However, those of you who wish to avoid the working class, a multicultural staff, and a diverse clientele, are advised to look elsewhere for your kind of people.
Now to the juicy part, the famed Sausage Biscuit. McDonalds has never made a bad Sausage Biscuit, bad, that is, from the culinary standpoint. The biscuit was flaky, just crumbly enough, and lightly soaked with the succulent sausage juices. The sausage meat yielded to the teeth with just the right amount of pop. 'Twas a carnivore's delight, and was seasoned delicately with whatever sausages are supposed to be seasoned with.
But there is another meaning to the word "bad." Wicked. Decadent. Depraved. Badass. Immoral. Fattening. (McD's is not illegal yet). The nutritional tables on the back of my placemat informed me that my Sausage Biscuit contained 5 grams of trans-fat and 34 grams of carbohydrate. In fact only one trans-fat gram less than the Large Fries, and more than half the carbs. That's badass. But hey, sometimes ya just gotta break the rules.—JDL| Technorati tags: Sausage McDonalds Multicultural America
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