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(LA Times)   Aperitifs are a great way to start drinking before the drinking starts   (latimes.com) divider line 50
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2011-09-25 11:04:09 AM
You could do all that. Or you could grab a beer and some pretzels.
 
2011-09-25 11:05:58 AM
Maybe I'm not civilized, but I didn't understand a single word in that article.
 
2011-09-25 11:11:13 AM
Whoever wrote that is a hipster douche.
 
2011-09-25 11:11:37 AM

MusicOfAversion: Maybe I'm not civilized, but I didn't understand a single word in that article.


I'm pretty sure the author is just saying that he enjoys having fancy drinks and snacks after work.

I can agree with the general idea.

/But fish livers sounds gross
 
2011-09-25 11:12:07 AM
MusicOfAversion:Maybe I'm not civilized...

Same here. Before the introductory sentence could draw a breath I had counted to potato and back, twice.
 
2011-09-25 11:12:09 AM
I keep a bottle of Cinzano Rosso in the fridge.
 
2011-09-25 11:13:21 AM
And had html'd my carrot as well, apparently.
 
2011-09-25 11:14:01 AM
and had html'd my way to... actually, I'm just going to walk away now.
 
2011-09-25 11:14:07 AM
Or, as David Letterman once said, you could get yourself some Pepfi-Cola at Anfernee Hardaway's Reftaurant.
 
2011-09-25 11:14:45 AM
It's more of a gentle, insistent yearning, not so much for the alcohol but for the pause that marks the end of the workday and the beginning of the evening.

Jesus. Imagine having to take a long car trip with this chick.
 
2011-09-25 11:19:29 AM
www.thecoast.ca
Well La-Dee Frickin' Dah
 
2011-09-25 11:20:49 AM
listverse.files.wordpress.com

I believe you'll find it and excellen aperitif.
 
2011-09-25 11:21:27 AM
This is very common in France and has been for a long time.
 
2011-09-25 11:21:29 AM
Christ I can't type this morning.
 
2011-09-25 11:21:55 AM
I'll take "Pretentious Twatwaffles" for $1,000, Alex

/That read like a Smoove B. article, only missing the, "then I will hit you doggystyle."
 
2011-09-25 11:23:24 AM

bim1154: Christ I can't type this morning.



Thunderbird hangovers will do that to ya
 
2011-09-25 11:28:14 AM
fark that, I finish every meal with a double shot of everclear and a keystone ice.
 
2011-09-25 11:34:35 AM
I read all that, understood all that, but there was no mention of where Keystone Light fits in..
 
2011-09-25 11:35:46 AM

The Smails Kid: /That read like a Smoove B. article, only missing the, "then I will hit you doggystyle."


Wait, was corn served?!



/We *just* started getting New Belgium Brewings beer in Maryland and that Hoptober Golden Ale is faaaaaantastic. Nice hoppy character, only 40 IBU. I declare it the gateway drug to get people from drinking lagers into huge IPAs.
//oh, and I like aperitifs, too.
 
2011-09-25 11:35:50 AM

toilet engineer: This is very common in France and has been for a long time.


yeah. i'm not getting the "i don't understand this article" comments. to those who need a translation, the article is saying, "drinking alcohol and eating snacks is pretty awesome". you can substitute "natural light", "boone's", "captain morgan", "cheetos", "popcorn", and "cocktail weenies" where applicable, and the sentiment is the same: turn the blackberry off, ignore e-mails asking you to do work, have a drink, and eat a snack before dinner (where you will eat and drink some more).
 
2011-09-25 11:36:13 AM

toilet engineer: This is very common in France and has been for a long time.


-with glasses held high- here's to swimmin' wit bow-legged wimmen'

genteel dining of the multi course variety with assorted beverage to compliment is a celebration of life
 
2011-09-25 11:37:10 AM

Big Cheese Make Hair Go Boom: I read all that, understood all that, but there was no mention of where Keystone Light fits in..


The nearest drain.
 
2011-09-25 11:39:07 AM
FTFA: If I have some ripe white peaches and a bottle of Prosecco knocking around, I might make Bellinis, but how likely is that, unless I've planned well ahead?

If you have access to good, locally grown White peaches in the summer, you should *ALWAYS* have prosecco on hand. Bellinis are a gift from the gods. A Failure to plan is a Plan to FAIL.


/makes a metric tonne of crap from scratch so this level of planning is bush league, for reals.
 
2011-09-25 11:40:33 AM

samiam00: turn the blackberry off, ignore e-mails asking you to do work, have a drink, and eat a snack before dinner


Apparently you read and understood the article. Then you broke it down for us into one sentence.

You have no future here on Fark. Please leave, and never come back.


/I hear MetaFilter is accepting newbies...
 
2011-09-25 11:40:44 AM

Fomby_Belcher: Big Cheese Make Hair Go Boom: I read all that, understood all that, but there was no mention of where Keystone Light fits in..

The nearest drain.



You pee in the kitchen sink too?
 
2011-09-25 11:45:21 AM
Oh, and the tip on the specific brand of Sardines? (Matiz): Worth the weight of the authors pretension (which is prodigious. c'mon, bread and tomatoes are just bread and tomates. Get over yourself).


I've had a similar revelation with anchovies. Polar brand anchovies (in olive oil) are an absolute delight to behold. Everything else is just some fishy-tasting/fishy-smelling crap. Crack open a tin, serve with bread and cheese (and olives, and toasted almonds, whatevs) and you'll taste the difference.
 
2011-09-25 11:47:16 AM

bim1154: [listverse.files.wordpress.com image 400x300]

I believe you'll find it and excellen aperitif.


Yeah, but you're omitting the part where their main dish was:

images.wikia.com
 
2011-09-25 11:47:29 AM

wrenchboy: You pee in the kitchen sink too?


only when the wife's not looking.

Best comment FTFA:

The content is very interesting, but I find the unfortuante.

Indeed, I also find the unfortuante. Truer words have never been written.
 
2011-09-25 11:51:09 AM
I got a paragraph and a half into that article before I closed the tab and disgustedly labeled it "first world problems".
 
2011-09-25 11:55:43 AM
Did somebody say Campari (new window)? Potentially NSFW, depending on how prim your boss might be. 100% FUNNY.
 
2011-09-25 12:01:42 PM

thefnz1: Did somebody say Campari (new window)? Potentially NSFW, depending on how prim your boss might be. 100% FUNNY.


Can't read it, way too low res.Here's a bigger one. (new window)
 
2011-09-25 12:04:02 PM
I love me some Pimm's and Ginger. Does that count as an apertif? Who knows. I do know that I love this article though. And the guy who called it a 'hipster douche' rant is an idiot. Sorry that some people like to try new things, dick.
 
2011-09-25 12:06:56 PM
This may be the most elitist thing I have ever read. But I loved it!

/now I want a Negrito!
//had to google a lot of things to read that
///cicchetti?
 
2011-09-25 12:08:31 PM
I have an apertiff for destruction
 
2011-09-25 12:09:02 PM

samiam00: toilet engineer: This is very common in France and has been for a long time.

yeah. i'm not getting the "i don't understand this article" comments. to those who need a translation, the article is saying, "drinking alcohol and eating snacks is pretty awesome". you can substitute "natural light", "boone's", "captain morgan", "cheetos", "popcorn", and "cocktail weenies" where applicable, and the sentiment is the same: turn the blackberry off, ignore e-mails asking you to do work, have a drink, and eat a snack before dinner (where you will eat and drink some more).


Exactly. In France, aperitifs are quite small, maybe 5-8oz. The snack is too, only a couple bites of something. But it's enough to relax you and hold you over until the next course comes. Dinners in France are quite different than in the US.

My point is that it's not a new idea, France does it all the time and has done for awhile. It's a formal part of their dinners, though. (I'll need to state here that it doesn't happen 100% of the time in France but most medium/high class restaurants do it there.)

Take a US appetizer and cut it at least in half. Replace a beer with a small mixed drink and you have a US version of an aperitif.
 
2011-09-25 12:14:41 PM
Author is a food critic... aka I don't have a real job so I act elitist and snobby and tell others their food sucks.
 
2011-09-25 12:30:58 PM

SithLord: Author is a food critic... aka I don't have a real job so I act elitist and snobby and tell others their food sucks.


And w/o further ado....here she is.

eater.com
 
2011-09-25 12:32:46 PM
Pretencious or not, I do love me a well-made negroni.
 
2011-09-25 01:00:18 PM
Let's see, drinking as you walk in the door, drinking before you start drinking, then drinking . . . you know how I know you have a drinking problem?
// "Oh no, I'm not a drunk, I'm a 'Connoisseur'"
 
2011-09-25 01:01:40 PM

John Buck 41: SithLord: Author is a food critic... aka I don't have a real job so I act elitist and snobby and tell others their food sucks.

And w/o further ado....here she is.

[eater.com image 528x671]


GAAHHH! She's possessed!

/Oh, just red-eye
 
2011-09-25 02:04:26 PM
The author of this article sounds fat.
 
2011-09-25 02:12:20 PM
ecdn0.hark.com

ape tits?
 
2011-09-25 04:34:58 PM

toilet engineer: Exactly. In France, aperitifs are quite small, maybe 5-8oz. The snack is too, only a couple bites of something. But it's enough to relax you and hold you over until the next course comes. Dinners in France are quite different than in the US.

My point is that it's not a new idea, France does it all the time and has done for awhile. It's a formal part of their dinners, though. (I'll need to state here that it doesn't happen 100% of the time in France but most medium/high class restaurants do it there.)

Take a US appetizer and cut it at least in half. Replace a beer with a small mixed drink and you have a US version of an aperitif.


once again, i've got to agree with you, and i'm familiar with u.s. portions being larger than they should. whenever i go back to the u.s. to visit, i'm shocked with the ginormous portions one receives in restaurants. it's like a freaking eating competition, and there's no clear way to tell when you've eaten an appropriate amount. in france, after visiting a restaurant, i'm usually sufficiently full and quite tipsy, and i'm not carrying a grocery bag filled with leftovers.

/in fact, i am tipsy right now.
 
2011-09-25 04:52:51 PM
I usually like a few drinks before I put the panisses in my mouth too.
 
2011-09-25 07:40:10 PM

samiam00: once again, i've got to agree with you, and i'm familiar with u.s. portions being larger than they should. whenever i go back to the u.s. to visit, i'm shocked with the ginormous portions one receives in restaurants. it's like a freaking eating competition, and there's no clear way to tell when you've eaten an appropriate amount. in france, after visiting a restaurant, i'm usually sufficiently full and quite tipsy, and i'm not carrying a grocery bag filled with leftovers.

/in fact, i am tipsy right now.


I thought the portions in France were generally slightly smaller than here in the US. The differences are that in France, a proper dinner is usually at least 3 hours (so you're not gobbling all the food down so quickly) and you don't ever take home the leftovers. I couldn't ever eat all the food I was served. But you're right, they give you plenty there, but it's not humongous portions. The culture of eating is just entirely different there.
 
2011-09-25 07:51:12 PM

John Buck 41: SithLord: Author is a food critic... aka I don't have a real job so I act elitist and snobby and tell others their food sucks.

And w/o further ado....here she is.

[eater.com image 528x671]


I was sparing the need for eye bleach, so thanks for ruining this thread for everyone else.
 
2011-09-25 09:26:49 PM
was in the neighborhood, feelini a bit daffy
i153.photobucket.com
 
2011-09-25 10:50:07 PM

SithLord: John Buck 41: SithLord: Author is a food critic... aka I don't have a real job so I act elitist and snobby and tell others their food sucks.

And w/o further ado....here she is.

[eater.com image 528x671]

I was sparing the need for eye bleach, so thanks for ruining this thread for everyone else.


My pleasure.
 
2011-09-26 08:58:53 AM

RembrandtQEinstein: [ecdn0.hark.com image 512x384]

ape tits?


Came for this, leaving satisfied

/Just like your mother, Trebek
 
2011-09-26 05:31:46 PM
TFA: It's more of a gentle, insistent yearning, not so much for the alcohol but for the pause that marks the end of the workday and the beginning of the evening.

I puked.
 
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