October 23, 2003
No Colossal Colon, but Colon is in Use
Colossal Colon it was not, but the honey-dipped fried chicken was D-licious.
Tonight, the plan was to go up to Harlem and visit the Colossal Colon, which is in fact, a colossal colon. It's a 40' long, 4' wide replica of the human colon. There are even viewing windows where healthy and diseased sections of colossal colon can be seen.
Unfortunately, after making our way up to the colon, Eleanor, Jeannette, Masako, Rachelle and I were foiled by lazy employees of the massive colon. The colon was supposed to be open for entry until 7, but they sealed it up at 5:30. I guess that's what happens when you station a huge crap receptacle in Harlem.
But seriously, colorectal cancer is an important issue that people should be aware of. It is the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, surpassed only by lung cancer. This is despite being a very preventable disease, where yearly check-ups can prevent many of these deaths.
***end serious section***
Since our tour of colon was aborted, we proceeded to the second part of our plan. Food. We walked over to Amy Ruth's for some soul food. There were many options on the menu, but I finally decided on "The Councilman Bill Perkins," which is southern honey-dipped fried chicken. It was covered in honey, not oily, and it came with two sides. I got the pan fried apples and the buttered corn, which were not as exciting as they sound and not as good as the chicken. For desert, we all shared "Janette Ruckerís Red-Velvet Cake." Also quite tasty.
Overall, a good night despite the "colon incident."
Posted by tien mao in Food/Drink at 10:31 PM
this is going to sound nasty, but you know how sometimes after you eat and you burp? and then you're like, "ugh, that's nasty." like with dumplings? well, i just burped and was like, "oooh, i could go for some more of that."
Posted by: tien at October 24, 2003 12:36 AM
Well, in my family, we die of colon cancer, so I am careful to get my "screening" as ordered. Let's just say I look forward to when you can just swallow the little wireless camera pill. That's coming soon.
Also, I admire your, um, fortitude for visiting the giant colon, even if they slammed it shut on you (be glad you were on the outside).
Posted by: Oscar at October 24, 2003 9:37 AM
my favorite tidbit on the restaurant is that the honey is made in an illegal apiary on the roof of the restaurant!!!!
Posted by: rachelleb at October 24, 2003 10:21 AM
Where'd you read that, Rachelle?? Wow - that's funny!
Tien - that photo is making my MOUTH WATER!! Mmmm - wish I could have some mo! The honey-dipped fried chicken sauce was SO good!! Sorry - I am reliving dinner last night. I wasn't burping any of that delish dinner. :( That only happens to me with Mexican and Indian and Ethiopian.
Posted by: jeannette at October 24, 2003 11:48 AM
we should totally go back. or i guess we can go to other places too. and yes, we should start that review page. and now i want indian food.
Posted by: tien at October 24, 2003 12:18 PM
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