For as long as Aaron and I have lived together, we have had a standing Saturday morning tradition. We wake up, transplant ourselves to the couch, and drink coffee while watching the Food Network. Starting when we were house-hunting, we would frequently switch over to HGTV or DIY, but always end up back on the Food Network. We both have our favorites, but one favorite we have in common is Diners, Drive-ins and Dives with Guy Fieri. That show never fails to make me hungry (or gross me out depending on what the restaurant is serving).
One particular episode that pretty much grossed me out was one for a restaurant that served fried chicken gizzards. I may be slightly adventurous with my eating from time to time (I've tried and enjoy escargot), but most weird meats aren't on the list of things I want to eat. I started watching this episode part-way through so I didn't catch where the restaurant was located, but I was pretty sure that I wasn't adding that restaurant to my "to-visit" list.
Aaron has a friend visiting tonight, a high school friend he hasn't seen in about 4 years, and so we're pretty excited. He is meeting his mom for dinner and invited us along, and at this point you can probably see where this is headed: tonight we're eating at Joe's Gizzard City, which is apparently located not too far from here.
I've been wanting to go to one of Guy's featured restaurants for a while now; I really am in love with that show. I'm pretty excited to head over there, but I'm eating light today, because from the look of the menu, I'll be getting most of my daily calorie intake, and more than my share of fat intake, at dinner tonight. Despite the fact that I was kind of grossed out by their most famous dish, some of the other things look pretty darn good.