I wish I had ethnic villages around here. I only have Amish country.
They're baked goods are pretty delicious though.
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We have a few 'ethnic' Greek/Argentinian/Turkish restaurants around here, but nothing extraordinary. The only place that I still really want to try is a French restaurant that's about half an hour's drive away that's one of the handful of restaurants in Holland with three Michelin stars, but as you can imagine booking a table there is rather difficult, unless you do it at least six months in advance.
I shouldn't complain, though, since I have both a wife who's a fantastic cook, a steady supply of fresh, top quality vegetables and fruit from a local farm, and I live in a region that's known in Holland for two types of food: sea food and bacon. If I slacked off on my weekly swimming too much, I'd be overweight again in no time.
OK, here's a neat little story. Kate has been bugging me to take her to some local restaurant chain called Wife Saver, which I've tried to tell her is absolutely dreadful, but she wanted to try it since she sees it everywhere and has more of a Southern taste than I do. They also have the weirdest catch phrase which I am dead serious is "Put a little south in your mouth"
Kate wasn't aware of this catchphrase when my brother joined us for lunch today. And the conversation went like this.
My brother: "So you want to put a little south in your mouth tonight, I thought you would have done that sooner."
Me: "I've had bad experiences so I typically keep the south out of my mouth. Kate's the only gal I'll put south in my mouth for."
Kate: "Is this some kind of video game thing or are you two just being weird again?"
My brother: "Sounds like you need to put more south in her mouth."
Me: "Nah, if I did that on the first date she would have left and I'd never have kids."
By that time we erupted in laughter as Kate got even more confused and had to explain south in the mouth... We are terrible people.
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