Saturday, December 7, 2013

Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem

"To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day." 
~ William Somerset Maugham

Place: Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem
Location: 2323 Mission Street (at 19th Street)
Hours: Saturday and Sunday open at 10AM for “Brunch”
Meal: Fresh Spinach & Mushroom Omelet (with roasted peppers, tomatoes, basil pesto, & goat cheese; served with choice of: Crispy Home Fries or Tater Tots and sourdough toast); and a cuppa Pollard Coffee

(It really isn't easy being green.)

Hey, Ron Suarez, I finally got around to eating breakfast (or any meal for that matter) at Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem (which for time-saving measures will just be referenced as "Dr. Teeth" from here on out). They have been open now for a about two and a half years and are in the space that used to house Baobab (which was a very good Senegalese restaurant in its short time at that location). There is seating for a little over forty, but there were only three customers including myself early this morning after they had just opened.

Dr. Teeth is really more of a Hipster Doofus (Is the plural of "doofus" ~ "doofi"?) nightclub/bar, but they do open on weekend mornings and serve what they call "Brunch". They are more known for their painfully, extra-hot dinner dishes. They specify that most of their dinner appetizers and meals can be made "DEATH ZONE", with this caveat: 

"The Bhut Jolokia or Ghost Pepper is often considered the hottest pepper in the World with a Scoville Rating of over 600,000. We ask that you exercise extreme caution when attempting to eat. All orders must be accompanied by a release waiver signed by all parties who will be tasting. Thank you."

Yeah, they aren't kidding around there. Unfortunately (or probably, most fortunately) for me, I don't think they offer anything on their "Brunch" menu to be made "DEATH ZONE". I would like to give it a try… once, but it will have to wait until (if) I get back there for dinner. They really don't have that extensive of a "Brunch" menu, but (as most good Hipster Doofi bars will do) they do seem to offer a pretty decent choice of Top Shelf Cocktails and there was one item on the Not Feeling Breakfast? portion of their "Brunch" menu that sounds pretty interesting: Tot-chos ~ melted cheese, jalapeños, salsa, Pico de Gallo, guacamole, and sour cream (and this item can be made "DEATH ZONE" it appears); add a fried egg or two on top of that bad boy and I probably would have ordered that this morning.

The omelette was made with lots of fresh sautéed spinach (which is good, as that was the name of the dish) and goat cheese in it, as well as other fresh ingredients. I always like the inclusion of roasted red peppers, and the mushrooms didn't seem to be the tasteless, canned button variety; they might have been shiitake, but I didn't bother to ask. The Tater Tots are served with a small cup of some kind of creamy dip/sauce (possibly Russian dressing).

I did bother to bother the waitress/server-lady to find out what kind of coffee they serve (she had to go back into the kitchen to find out), mainly due to the dynamism[1] of flavour of the coffee and because I am basically a nudzhnik.

Other than the above-mentioned "DEATH ZONE", the good Doctor offers for condimentary supplementation just Tabasco® Brand Pepper Sauce (the standard red) and Cholula® Hot Sauce. I ended up using some of my own El Yucateco® XXXtra Hot Sauce Salsa Kutbil-ik® de Chile Habanero (Thanks, Brian!) on the omelette and Mama Africa's Zulu Sauces Chili Mint (Thanks, Kerry!) on the Tater Tots. I don't think it is quite "DEATH ZONE"-worthy, but I also used just one (uno, 1) drop of Blair's Sudden Death Sauce® with Ginseng (Thanks a lot, Mom!) mixed into the creamy dipping-sauce thing.

And just to prove that it is never too cold for Ice Cream, after breakfast I walked over to Bi-Rite Creamery & Bakeshop for an after-breakfast (or "Après Brunch") snack. I got a Single (which is actually two scoops) with a scoop of Pumpkin and a scoop of Eggnog w/Brandy, both are seasonal flavours. These were both very good flavours (I have never really had a bad scoop from them). I have had each separately (paired with different flavours each) recently. However, I probably should have gone with a different flavour combination (I knew from past experience that the seasonal Ginger is very good, as well as their everyday Brown Sugar with ginger caramel swirl ~ which seems to pair well with almost all their flavours.) as both of these choices are very strong with nutmeg; not that there's anything wrong with that, Jerry.

Glen Bacon Scale Rating: Fresh Spinach & Mushroom Omelet ~ 6.5; Pollard Coffee ~ 6.7; Bi-Rite Creamery Ice Cream ~ 7.0-8.0 (in general)

1. I am currently taking an on-line college course (specifically Constitutional Struggles in the Muslim World) through the University of Copenhagen, and the professor is of Iranian birth, now living in Denmark, by way of Germany, and teaching the course in English. (Can you say "English as a fourth ~ or fifth ~ language"?) In one of the video lectures, he seemed to use the word "Dynamism" at least ten times. 

I wanted to see if I could use it somehow in this 'blog-entry. Sorry, this was the best that I could do.

Which brings us to the stupid, useless cunning linguist pointer of the day, یک عدد/nummer et/Nummer eins:

"Dynamism" comes from the Greek word "δύναμη" meaning "power" (see also: "dynamite", Napoleon).

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