I went to O! Brothers for dinner - this is a chain that caters to people who love organic food and who love burgers. An interesting mix, I know. I had been there once for opening, and their burgers are actually pretty good! They don't leave you feeling greasy, and they're quite flavorful. Think of it as an upscale In-N-Out.

When I got my meal, I noticed something odd-looking sitting at the top of my organic (non-pesticided, I'm sure) salad. I turned it over with my fork ... and realized it was a larvae. (Blast me for not taking a picture now) Gross.

What's pretty funny is I called the waiter over, and when I first ask him what that is, he goes, "Oh, it's feta cheese." Then I point again, and he sort of stammers and says ... "looks like a French fry."

A FRENCH FRY?! I nearly busted out laughing. I mean, come on... am I seven years old?

Anyways, they were cool about it - I actually only wanted them to take the larvae away (I was pretty hungry at this point), but they away my whole plate and remade it (totally unnecessary).

That leads me to wonder, though ... how many times have I blindly chomped into my salad, not inspecting it for bugs? How many bugs have I consumed in my life?!

Most importantly, I'm not sure I can support organic farming anymore. I say, use the pesticides! Kill the bugs! Would I rather eat salads laced with toxic chemicals I can't see, or would I rather eat protein-filled bugs that are clearly gross? The answer's obvious, guys.

Or maybe I'll just be like Damien and not eat vegetables anymore.

"O! Brothers: For a truly organic experience!"

Posted by roy on March 25, 2009 at 09:00 PM in Ramblings | 8 Comments

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PM5K (guest)

Comment posted on March 27th, 2009 at 12:54 PM
That was pretty funny...
Comment posted on March 26th, 2009 at 08:25 PM
i should have gone here instead!!
Comment posted on March 26th, 2009 at 09:17 AM
At my restaurant, which shall remain unnamed, we sprinkle pesticides into our food to ensure such an atrocity never happens. And if there is a larva in our food, you can be damned sure it's not moving.
Comment posted on March 26th, 2009 at 10:28 AM
do you sprinkle the pesticides in while sprinkling in your msg?
Comment posted on March 26th, 2009 at 11:37 AM
shh, that's the secret recipes, MSG and pesticide.

sanjuro (guest)

Comment posted on March 26th, 2009 at 02:50 AM
Oh my. Being a strong supporter of organic farming myself, I hope this tiny incident will not deter you from eating organic. Besides, unless they bombard it with pesticides, that could have happened with processed food as well.
Comment posted on March 26th, 2009 at 10:27 AM
yeah, i know. i'm just messing around :)
Comment posted on March 25th, 2009 at 11:09 PM
In-N-Out has no table service. You can't compare the two.