Sunday, February 17, 2008

"What Caligula used to live like"

A bizarrely good interview at New York Magazine--I don't look over there that often, but the word Caligula caught my eye!--comic Patrice O'Neal interviewed on his eating habits (most of the people interviewed in this column seem not to eat enough to keep a sparrow alive, so this is especially appealing...);
My favorite place where I eat dinner three times a week is Plataforma — it is where I eat. I get a scallop potato, sushi, salad. They bring out all these little fried bananas, broccoli, cheese bread, and stuff, but I don’t fill up on that. These dudes walk around and cut meat on your plate — it’s like what Caligula used to live like. They come with dead animals on a stick and just feed you. I’ll have a sausage, a piece of chicken, a slice of garlic steak… You gotta fight to get some lamb chops, but it’s always worth it. I’m a big buffet dude, or I’m a big cheap-food-and-order-more-when-I-need-it dude.

1 comment:

  1. What a great opportunity for me to say that I was really into both Patrice O'Neal and Plataforma before either was famous.