Nacho Libre has joined us to do a wrestling exhibition called “How to Wrestle Your Neighbor.” We’re having some stretchy pants fun at the end of the week. Here’s what we’ve got cooking for you at the end of week: spaghetti and meatballs and blackened catfish with a beurre blanc crabmeat sauce over dirty rice.
What We’re Cooking for You at Week’s End
Thursday, September 8
Spaghetti with fresh marinara sauce and meatballs. Yes, it’s the old stand-by, but ours contains homemade marinara sauce and hand-patted meatballs served over piping hot pasta, and it’s just the right kind of pastalicious serving that makes life a little better as you head toward the weekend. One of our favorite movies stars Jack Black, played a wannabe luchador in Nacho Libre. One of the orphans where Nacho works as a kitchen servant catches him trying on his new luchador outfit. Nacho replies, “Chancho, when you are a man, sometimes you wear stretchy pants in your room. It’s for fun.” Well, you may need some stretchy pants after these meatballs — they are delightful, delicious, and scandalously good. Who knows, they might even inspire some luchador wrestling in the front room? Be sure to bring your wrestling mask.
Friday, September 9
Blackened catfish with a beurre blanc crabmeat sauce, dirty rice, and house bread, ($15). Seasoned to perfection using Paul Prudhomme’s season recipe, we blacken the catfish in a white hot cast iron skillet, serve it atop dirty rice, add a little beurre blanc sauce with crab meat, and put a little house bread on the side. Yummy. In 1970 one-hit-wonder named The Ides of March created a totally fun R&B funky song called “Vehicle” with some great horn riffs to take us into the weekend. “Well, I’m the friendly stranger in the black sedan, oh won’t you hop inside my car? I got pictures, got candy, I’m a lovable man. I’d like to take you to the nearest star I’m your vehicle baby, I’ll take you anywhere you wanna go. I’m your vehicle woman. By now I’m sure you know that I love you (love you). I need you (need you). I want to, got to have you child. Great God in heaven, you know I love you.” Jim Peterik wrote the song as a kind of joke when he realized a girl he was dating — and driving to and from school in Chicago — was only using him as a vehicle. We like to think he was thinking about blackened catfish as a vehicle to take us to the stars — or at least to the weekend. Eat this catfish, and you’ll be hearing that great horn riff, “Great God in heaven, you know I love catfish.”
Catch The Ides of March on Youtube playing, “Vehicle.” For a live, less grainy version of “Vehicle,” try this video from 2014 at the Chicago House of Blues.
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Nacho and Sister Encarnación catch the orphans playing luchadores, something forbidden in the orphanage. Nacho instructs them (even as he’s fighting the ring), “I know it is fun to wrestle. A nice pile-drive to the face; or a punch to the face; but you cannot do it because it is in the Bible not to wrestle your neighbor.” Yep. Theology and stretchy pants sounds like a great combo to us because sometimes your neighbor needs to be wrestled, but in a very loving and caring way.