Saturday, July 19, 2008

Open 24 Hours

This ubiquitous 'Open 24 Hours' sign can be seen in many restaurants/diners in the city. When I lived in Astoria (northwest of Queens) in the late 1990s, there was a wonderful, spiffy Greek diner a few steps from my apartment where I could order one half of a roast chicken with garlic mash potatoes and a side salad (for less than US$10) at 3:00 AM in the morning.

Granted, roast chicken isn't everyone's idea of a midnight snack but it was for me back then. Now, I rarely pull stunts like that anymore. With old(er) age, comes indigestion. :-)

So what is your idea of a midnight snack?

13 comments:

Virginia said...

I hear ya about the indigestion. My midnight snack is usually TUMS!

USelaine said...

Midnight would be when my cheese gremlin comes to life. I've never experienced any correlation between eating cheese and bad dreams, which completely baffles British people, who seem to have built up some folk mythology around it.

George said...

Fruit, tapioca, leftovers. Anything in the fridge really.

Chuck Pefley said...

I'll very often fix a latte as a bedtime snack. And yes, with caffeine. Keeps my blood from parking overnight :)

Susu said...

A few pieces of dark chocolate... sweet pleasures of the night - hmm, one of them!

Kitty said...

lol, Ming. The whole 24/7 food places crack me up a little.
I especially love Koreatown. Love, love, love.

marley said...

I love Mexican but it always gives me indigestion so i know what you're saying!

I like neon signs and this is a good one. Nice shot.

• Eliane • said...

At 3am I sleep, moi!
But, I suddenly crave a marvelous simple grilled fish with lemon like they do in those Greek restaurants in Astoria.

Alexa said...

With old(er) age also comes the slooowing doooown of the metabolism. So the rule becomes: whenever possible, no food after 7 or 7:30. (But if I WAS going to have a midnight snack, make mine ice cream!)

tigerfish said...

A good chocolate cookie will do :)

Terry B said...

Dark chocolate, potato chips, some cold leftover roast chicken [minus the potatoes and side salad]... any of these will do the trick for me. One night on the way home from a bar we'd closed, my wife and I stopped at a convenience store so I could get some of the aforementioned chips. When I asked her if she wanted anything, she described some exquisite Vietnamese dish we'd had in another city. I said, "Yeah, they've probably got something just like that here."

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Great shot!

citygirl15 said...

berries :-)