Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Vintage “Sexometer” and Dinner with Michael Patrick King

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A few nights ago I had dinner at Street with Michael Patrick King.

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Sex and sex appeal are topics on which Michael is an expert given that he writes about them a lot as writer and director of Sex and the City.

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We’re  great friends and hadn’t seen each other since the second movie came out so there was much to talk about let alone eat. We were joined by the lovely Prudence Fenton and had our usual stuffed-within-an-inch-of-our-lives feast that one naturally expects at Street.

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All of which makes our bellies very happy but doesn’t necessarily leave anyone feeling very sexy.

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We started with Millet Balls, Street’s version of bread:

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That was followed by Lamb Kafta Meatballs over warm Syrian cheese wrapped in grape leaves and drizzled with date and carob molasses and served with za’atar spiced flatbread:

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Then came one of my favorite dishes at Street, Ono Sashimi with spicy sesame mayonnaise, yuzu ponzu sauce, smoked salt, pink peppercorns and with savvy radish sprouts. For someone who usually hates ono, sashimi AND peppercorns, that this dish is my fave is quite a feat.

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I forgot to photograph the Burmese Melon Salad that came next with melons, toasted coconut, peanuts, fried onions and sesame ginger dressing but Prudence did a lovely job of hand modeling the Shrimp Stuffed Shitake Mushrooms that were tempura fried and filled with shrimp mousse with pozu dipping sauce:

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The Wild Columbia River Salmon and Hawaiian fried rice made with brown rice, Chinese sausage, taro root and scallions was a little healthy for me…

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… so instead I went for the Brioche Hamburger with Vermont white cheddar, homemade pickles and yuzu kosho mayonnaise…

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… and the Vietnamese Corn with 5-spice pork belly, hot chili peppers and scallions…

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… topped off with Smashed Potatoes with sour cream, chives and pink peppercorns.

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We all had an excellent meal though the last thing anyone felt like doing afterwards was measuring themselves on the Sexometer.

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8 Comments

  • pam says:

    Zomgosh, shrimp-stuffed Shitake mushrooms?!?! I am so THERE.

  • Allee says:

    Those are FABULOUS!!

  • StoryTroy says:

    Oh, that brioche cheeseburger. Almost enough to make me question my unwavering alliance to the mighty tatsutage chicken. Almost.

  • plainwater says:

    By the way, the first time Prudence Fenton showed up on this blog, I had no idea who she was, so I googled her. Turns out she had a hand in the three greatest things of my childhood: Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Liquid Television, and One Saturday Morning!

  • Allee says:

    StoryTroy- Have you tried the cheeseburger yet? I, too, pledge my allegiance to the mighty tatsutage chicken but I’d get the cheeseburger in there one of these days soon. And have you tried the Vietnamese corn, the smashed potatoes or cheese grits yet?

  • Allee says:

    Plainwater – That’s just the start of her great achievements. Have you seen Pigmy Will yet? Check him out on youtube as well as on his Facebook pages if you haven’t already.

  • Bren says:

    I love the Sexometer I have never seen one! Looks like a fantastic dinner as well!

    Love ya Allee

  • StoryTroy says:

    Allee: Have tried all the new stuff, and am nutty about the cheese grits, cheeseburger and Vietnamese corn. That Burmese melon salad is a keeper too. Susan and Kajsa are twelfth-level tastebud wizards.

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