Crowbars #43 – Is your character hungry?

FOOD!… We all have our favorite things we cannot go without and so do your characters. For me it’s the belly warming, cheese infused, meat LASAGNA and TACOS. 

Is your character hungry?

THE SITUATION:

Have you been writing since 4AM? Is your writing flow on fire and you cannot stop to do a search for that perfect scrumptious menu item your character needs?

Is your character hungry?  Let the Creative Crowbar Help
Is your character hungry?

THE PROBLEM:

  • What is your character’s obsessive craving?
  • What food is at the top of the list?  
  • Is there a fetish for Tacos or Pickles?
  • On a stake out and need a quick bite?
  • Ordering dinner at a NYC fine restaurant?

 How about a menu list to take care of that problem?

NOTE: As always it is given you are familiar with just about everything collected. The point of this is to help solve a problem while you are creating. You can always research and discover everything yourself. This is all about the SPARK and to Keep things flowing…to solve the problem quickly or even be a place holder until you can find what is perfect for you.

(Click on the foods to see  images, help write your descriptions, and get other ideas )

BREAKFAST:
Spicy sausage
Scrambled Eggs
Bacon
Gouda on a muffin
Country fried steak
Bagel and Coffee
Biscuit and gravy
Corned Beef Hash and Eggs
Strawberry pancakes
Country Potato Casserole
Monkey Bread
Chicken fried steak and eggs with gravy
Hash browns and toast
Vanilla yogurt with fruit and bran
Grapefruit with sugar
Fried egg on toast
Western omelet
Fresh spinach omelet
Pancakes topped with butter rum
Stove-top grits
Poached eggs
Honey dew melon
Berry blintzes
Frittatas

LUNCH:
Crawfish Bisque
California Pizza
Slice of NYC Pizza
Cheesesteak
Greasy Cheeseburger
Turkey Wrap
Tuna Salad
Nachos
Lemon-Pepper Vinaigrette Salad
Roast beef Sandwich
Corndogs
Chicken Nuggets
Chili
Deviled Eggs
Chocolate Shake
Mac n Cheese
Bean Soup
Pita and Hummus
Bologna Sandwich
French Cheese Fries
BBQ Sandwich
Chicken Sandwich

DINNER:
Meatloaf
Steak and Potatoes
Fish and Chips
Fried Chicken
Burrito Rice and Beans
Baked Salmon
Lobster
Roasted Basel Chicken
Prime Rib
Panfried Pork Chops
Sautéed Scallops
Spicy Beef w/Bell Peppers
Leg of Lamb
Buttermilk Fried Chicken

PLACES TO EAT IN CASE YOUR CHARACTER IS HUNGRY IN ONE OF THESE CITIES:

(want to know what they are serving? Click on them to go to menus.)

Eat in NYC:
Gotham Bar & Grill
Gramercy Tavern
Sea Fire Grill
Per Se
The Little Owl
Pearl Oyster Bar
Aquagrill
Keens Steakhouse
Telepan
Di Fara Pizza
The Polo Bar

Eat in Atlanta:
Food 101
Hoof & Ale
Gunshow
Fox Brothers
Rays on the River
No Mas Cantina
Front Page News
The Varsity
Buckhead Diner
Canoe

Eat  in Philadelphia:
Vedge
Little Fish
Nomad Pizza
Barclay Prime
Marigold Kitchen
Fat Ham
Zahav
Fork
Barbazzo
Ela
Serpico

Eat in FARGO, ND:
Grand Junction Grilled Subs
Doolittles Woodfire Grill
Rhombus Guys
TNT’s Diner
Spitfire Bar & Grill
Jade Dragon
Boppas Bagel
HoDo Lounge
Atomic Coffee
Breadsmith

Eat in LA:
Providence
The Ivy Restaurants
Bestia
N/Naka
Tasting Kitchen
Osteria Mozza
Porto’s Bakery
800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria 
101 Noodle Express
Bluewater Grill
Roscoe’s House of Chicke ‘N Waffles

Eat in SEATTLE:
Nishino
13 Coins
Paseo
Wild Ginger
The Herbfarm
Dick’s Drive-in
Facing East Restaurant
Daniel’s Broiler
Canlis
Salty’s on Alki Beach

Eat in HOUSTON:
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
Kiran’s
The Ginger Man
Red Cat Jazz Café
Alamo Drafthouse
Mucky Duck
Reef
Backstreet Café
Boondocks
Front Porch Pub

Eat in San Fran:
Gary Danko
The French Laundry
Benu
Amber Café
Aqui Cal-Mex
Pacific Catch
Chow
Burma Superstar
Nopa
La Ciccia

MIDNIGHT FRIDGE RAID:
Chips an Salsa
Spoonful of peanut butter
Bag of pretzels
Yogurt
Pizza
Pickles
BIG BOWL OF CERAL
Chunk of Cheese
Leftover  a’La Carte
COOKIES!

QUICK SNACK:
Celery Sticks w/peanut butter
Cup of fruit
Granola Bar
Cheese Crackers
Bowl of fruit
Cucumber Slices
Trail Mix
Fruit Bar
Candy Bar
Cupcake

Keep on reading… for a little shift in the focus in this post…. Take one of these below and add it to something from above to help you create something cool.

NEED A QUICK JACKHAMMER:
Solid Brick, Dark Side for the Dance Club, Liquid Sugar, Lima Beam, Grand Daddy Short Legs, Gray Sun Rocks, Thunder Shakes, Mind Joggers

BREAKER BAR  “Defined ~ Just when you thought you knew what I was going to write…”

  • Thunder Shakes
  • Ticket to no success
  • I am on top of the pincushion
  • Mass Construction
  • Breaker 1-20
  • Drop in the Barrel
  • Beating around the Giant Redwood
  • Chow Up
  • Lima Beam
  • Gut Smelling
  • Icing on the roof
  • If it is not one thing, it’s nothing
  • Kick start your bad habit
  • Don’t hold your lungs
  • Hit the spot inside the hole
  • Firing on all players
  • Granddaddy short legs
  • Dark side of the dance club

PROPS:

Defined ~ “A great prop properly placed builds character”…what can you build your character with?

  • Detective Robert Goren – an obnoxious size black notebook
  • Bull Durham – White and Blue stripped tighty whites
  • The Deer Hunter – The Head Wrap
  • Pulp Fiction – BMF Wallet
  • Rocky – Red, White, and Blue boxing shorts
  • Forrest Gump – To many, but the best is a box of chocolate
  • Casablanca – Piano
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High – Pizza
  • The Shawshank Redemption – Rock Hammer
  • Lord of the Rings – Well…You know… the ring

HOT TOPIC OF THE POST:

Quick look at the COFFEE SHOP BUSINESS:

  • Revenue from coffee shops exceed 10 Billion per year.
  • Personal income and consumer taste drive demand.
  • Baristas are trained coffeemakers.
  • Special ground coffee and pressurized hot water makes espresso.
  • The typical customer for a coffee shop is 25 to 45, affluent, and educated, which includes including college students and young adults.
  • The world’s importer of coffee is the US.
  • The temperature to take full advantage of brewing coffee must be between 195 and 205 degrees Fahrenheit
  • There is an Anti-Starbucks movement by people looking for independent shops and more unique experiences.
  • I will drink convenient store tar, but  highly prefer the good stuff.
  • Finally, yes they serve TEA too!… 🙂

HALF-BAKED – COFFEE SHOP MOVIE IDEA :Renee Whithall met her husband at a college bar and her lover at a coffee shop. She quickly realizes beer and coffee do not mix well. The cream and sugar is what she needs daily, but getting stiff drink every now and then is what keeps things sane.  

EXTRA SPECIAL BONUS: Some favorite foods of former presidents

They all pretty much love ICE CREAM!!!….

 

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