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Munchies 4:20 Cafe, Outlet Malls, Baseball, Slurpees, “Enter The Dragon” and FLEA MARKETS~!

Movies, Sports, Television - by - July 24, 2010 - 13:49 UTC - 1 Comment

Very impressive 24 hour period, beginning with me getting out of work on Friday on a rainy day, the residual of Tropical Storm Bonnie:

-For those of you who have watched the best show on the Travel Channel, “Man Vs. Food”, you might remember when Adam went to Sarasota to check out a couple of their eclectic restaurants. But none was more eclectic than the most famous hole in the wall in town. “Munchies 4:20 Cafe” is a two-room restaurant that hosts some of the greatest junk food possibilities you could think of. While most will remember their “Fire in the Hole” challenge, where customers must eat 10 of their hottest wings doused in ghost chili extract sauce in 20 minutes, the big winner for myself, Andrew, Josh and Becca were the Fat Sandwiches.

The Fat Sandwiches are creations unlike any other: On a foot-long hoagie roll, these sandwiches are filled to the brim with some of the most tasty, yet unhealthy ingredients around. While Becca partook in their awesome BBQ cheeseburger, Josh went after the “Fat Josh”, I went after the “Fat Sandy” and Andrew went for the who shootin’ match with the Fat Daddy. The ingredients are as follows and can be found at their official website, www.munchies420cafe.com:

Fat Josh: two cheeseburgers, fries, bacon, cheddar cheese sauce, lettuce, tomato and mayo.

Fat Sandy: two cheeseburgers, fries, chicken fingers, onion rings, mozzarella sticks and macaroni and cheese.

Fat Daddy: cheeseburger, philly cheesesteak, chicken fingers, fries, mozzarella sticks, lettuce, tomato, mayo & ketchup.

And now, a photo of me devouring the Fat Sandy:

It was the most delicious thing ever. I’m on a diet, have lost 35 pounds, and are on my way to getting myself into the best shape ever, but man, oh man. That sandwich was the epitome of “Junk food.” I also bought a shirt and a sticker that now sits on the back of the Focus, right across from my “Sonoma Old School” sticker. Also, its hours of service? 4:20 p.m. until 4:20 a.m. The main reason is because the owners figured that since people go out to all the bars that are in the area of their restaurant that they would have place open to get food when they get those “drunk munchies.” Or, you know…the regular munchies.

-We were supposed to go to the Dunedin/Bradenton game that night, but rain fell a bit too hard and the game got washed out. Luckily, I recognized that the Ellenton Outlet Mall was on the way back from Sarasota, meaning we had a place to go to walk off all the junk we ate. Outlet malls are awesome, by design. It’s where you get the name-brand stuff at below market value, and the best sales of all are outlet mall sales. I bought a swank Oakley Totem Pole zip-up hoodie for $20. I’m not crazy enough to model it in the Florida heat, though. The Nike store was awesome, as were some other really odd stores that had a bunch of knickknacks you wouldn’t find anywhere else. Interesting stuff to say the least. Night ended with un “Coke de Mexico”, so that alone is worth it.

-Went up to New Port Richey to play a little pick up baseball with Andrew, Tony, Josh, Brice and some others. They took those fake wood wiffle bats you can buy and filled them up with newspaper to give them a bit of weight, and then we used tennis balls while playing on a Little League field. My swing was a bit out of whack (mainly because I can’t figure out my stance, if I want to kill the ball, line drives…you know, everything that goes in a baseball swing) but I did okay. Only struck out twice and made a good play or two (along with a bad play or two). The main problem with it all: It was approximately 354 degrees outside. We somehow played 16 innings, but all in all, it was nice to get out and play a little baseball. I think I did strain my left bicep, however.

-7-Eleven Slurpees are great. I guess it needed to be noted. I got the new WWE Summerslam cup for them. I’m hoping they’re reusable. We shall see. It has The Undertaker on it, the only one of the four I would want if I had to choose. Also, 7-Eleven is still promoting the FarmVille/Mafia Wars line of Facebook-based games. Needless to say, I stayed away from those cups. Oh, and it was cherry/orange float for the Slurpee combo. It was outstanding.

-After the trip to 7-Eleven, Andrew and I headed over to the Oldsmar Flea Market. If you have never been, you need to go to one. The Oldsmar one is monstrous. It’s basically 10 rows of storage space that people have turned into stores, offering basically anything you can ever want. There are stores devoted to cookware, fishing, golfing, art, smoking, wine, food, movies, video games…you name it, it’s there. However, there’s also zero air conditioning, and even though the fans cooled down the 354 degree temperatures somewhat, it’s still an outdoor adventure best done for a cool day.

But we did go for a purpose: I needed to buy me a cowboy hat! With basically the entire Blue Jays crew heading for The Round-Up in Oldsmar later that Saturday night, I figured I’d grab me a cowboy hat considering I’ve wanted one for the better part of two years. While I dug the felt ones I saw, I stuck with the straw hat. Fits perfectly, simple style, cheap…had to do it. There will be pictures later, for sure.

-After getting back to the house, I floated through the channels looking for something to occupy my time before “Enter the Dragon” came on. Now, I hadn’t watched this in a while, years even. It was the perfect timing for this movie to come on: A movie I hadn’t seen in a while that also was something I had been wanting to see, and since the only thing I was doing was writing this blog post and resting up for tonight, it made the movie that much better to me. It’s the best martial arts movie I’ve ever seen, and Bruce Lee is as badass as they come in movies. He mows down everyone in his path regardless of marital arts style and does it with EASE. The only thing that got him was Han and that damn room of mirrors, which is still the coolest setting for a fight in cinematic history. Also, BOLO YUENG was in the movie, his first major starring role before he became a cult icon in “Bloodsport” over a decade later. Gotta love Bolo.

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  1. Giby says:

    I remember seeing Munchies 420 Cafe on Man v Food. When any of my friends head to FL, I tell to to stop by Sarasota and check this place out. I haven’t heard a single bad thing about the place, and I would really like to go there one day to put on a couple of pounds.