- ipsedixit Jan 16, 2014 08:09 AM
Have you ever met what you think is your Chowhound Doppelgänger?
Y'know, not someone who looks like you, but who shares similar or nearly identical food quirks and idiosyncrasies?
I have yet to meet mine, but standing in line for a McDonald's Filet-O-Fish, there was a person in front of me that ordered a Filet-O-Fish, and a small fry, and after paying, the person proceeded to insert said fries into Filet-O-Fish.
I did a double-take, and nearly dropped my own Filet-O-Fish, thinking I just had met a fellow 'Hound that roams the SD and PHX boards.
But, alas, it wasn't that 'Hound (I asked).
Still, shit, there's someone out there who shares the same Filet-O-Fish fetish as one of the finest 'Hounds I have come across on these boards.
I'm not sure what I would do if I found a person who actually likes raw ginger or kale ice cream or hot churros with frozen yogurt ...
Ever meet your (or someone else's) Chowhound Doppelgänger?
'here was a person in front of me that ordered a Filet-O-Fish, and a small fry, and after paying, the person proceeded to insert said fries into Filet-O-Fish.
I did a double-take, and nearly dropped my own Filet-O-Fish, thinking I just had met a fellow 'Hound that roams the SD and PHX boards.'
Did you ask if she went by the name of Beach Chick on Chowhound?
yeah but I do that too. we did ascertain once my first time was at SD's Horton Plaza (even doing the hash brown/FoF timing) and while I used to live in DC full-time, (I think you often spend some time there) I'm quite sure we've never been in the same room. I have friends that are like matter/anti-matter. know the same people, like the same things, even have multiple geographic connections, but I can only predict disaster should they ever meet.
For a week now I've been looking for that person at least once a day. We're on a tour in Israel and at least every breakfast and the majority of dinners have been at our hotels, buffet style. Bob and I are the only ones who are suffering somewhat silently :) Where IS that person who wants to scream at one more overcooked piece of chicken or fish or beef????? What I wouldn't give for a FoF with some fries :)
Yes, on a cruise. The pattern was obvious by the 2nd day; the two of us kept showing up at the same activities, same meal times, same specialty menu places and off the ship same restaurants and hot spots. Last night of the cruise we shared a meal together while our spouses gambled.
We Skype all the time about food stops, haunts and plans. Next Sept we are taking our first vacation together (now that our spouses have finally connected as well).
For us, it was a tender cut of beef done in a spicy sauce that we proceeded to order at every turn followed by a glass of red and minted grapefruit. Something so harmless and simple....
At every type of restaurant I visit with Delucacheesemonger, we eat and drink like brethren wolves. We alternate bringing our own special stuff ( eels, cheese), with permission and deft social skills. Sushi, Spanish tapas, Berns in Tampa where they all love him, and he knows the best wine cellar in the US. I am lucky to have him as a friend. We are far from equals, I can only learn from him.
I don't know if it is to be an exact Chowhound Doppelgänger or if just a reasonable facsimile will do. Others who think having way too many choices on a menu is high class when I think the opposite isn't thus far helping me find my Chowhound Doppelgänger. A menu that is not excessive which obviates stress is paramount. A clear focus that a FoF may actually be better than the rest of the menu and actually elevated by a small fry inserted just right in that fish taco. lubricated by tartar sauce. with cheese. and a few packets of "black pepper" and a good stiff pinch of salt.
Yeah. I haven't found my Chowhound Doppelgänger as of yet. I'll let fate decide whether my Chowhound Doppelgänger and I should meet, if one exists...