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The Burrito War



  • AegothAegoth Posts: 2,472Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    comparing shawarma to a gyro is like comparing a big mac to an artisan burger. Shawarma just doesn't stack up in any way to the gyro, unless you have a very active imagination
  • CailinCailin Posts: 180Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Craving both gyros and shawarma, and I'm not sure I've even ever had shawarma. No longer winning..

    The burritos that I made WERE good, though. (sniffle)
  • ReysonReyson Posts: 490Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Everyone except @aegoth, c'mere, I know an excellent Lebanese place. 

    Aegoth can go suck the iron out of a railroad spike for dinner.
  • AegothAegoth Posts: 2,472Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Sorry, I'll be too busy enjoying the culinary superiority of Greek food.
  • ReysonReyson Posts: 490Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Greek is just shy Lebanese food, where you try to patch over everything that's wrong with it with yogurt.

    I can do this all day.
  • AegothAegoth Posts: 2,472Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Sorry, I can't hear you over how Greeks literally invented meat wrapped in a pita. And modern civilisation... but hey, if you want to go eat something because you thought it was cool that Iron Man mentioned it in Avengers, instead of it actually being good food, that's on you.

    Gauntlet has been thrown a while ago
  • ReysonReyson Posts: 490Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    edited May 9
    Yeah for sure, cuz unleavened bread is only possibly found in Greece. Middle eastern mountain bread is miles better than whitewashed pita, and some of us don't hang onto fads, we're actually good at picking the right thing, pleb. The Greeks have only contributed some decent olives and tzatziki, and you can't ride that train the rest of history. 

    For the record, paederasty was one of the cornerstones of that drug-addled corner of the world, but by all means, let's turn a blind eye to the things that suck, again.
  • AegothAegoth Posts: 2,472Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited May 9
    Man, I didn't know you had a craving for moldy, stale bread. That explains why you must have no tastebuds to truly appreciate the flavourful bounty of the gyro. Tzatziki is indeed a monumental contribution to society, but I wonder what the lebanese have contributed aside from meat slathered in heavy spices so as to mask the fact that it has been marinated in dirt. Truly it is a wonder you are even making such a poor attempt at elevating such a food to a pedestal it will never earn.

    As for paederasty, that's been a thing looong before Greece, dating back to Messopotamia. And let's not act like Catholicism didn't support it either
  • ReysonReyson Posts: 490Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Yes, all those middle eastern Catholics. 

    Sumac as a spice is at least tzatziki's equal! And if you can't appreciate a good falafel or a perfect kibbeh, then I've gone from angry to sorry for you in one second flat. 

  • AegothAegoth Posts: 2,472Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited May 9
    The fact that you even compared a mere spice like sumac to the glory of Tzatziki shows your vast ignorance as to matters concerning exemplary victuals. I am disappointed and alarmed that such reprehensible zealotry exists to disrupt the natural order of the culinary world

    Edit: Re: middle eastern catholics.... Byzantine Empire, bro
  • ReysonReyson Posts: 490Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Fake Romans have a different culinary heritage! Also a spice > a sauce. 

    I'm glad you didn't decide to try and speak up against two of the most perfect street foods on earth. 

    Like I said, a bunch of mediocre stuff covered up with decent yogurt. 
  • AstarodAstarod Posts: 55Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Lmao, a simple thread about Darkwalker VS Artemis (Wrathwalkers, anyone?) turned into a food/culture/history thread. Lmao. This is what happens when I leave for a night. NOTED. 
     The Divine voice of Twilight echoes in your head, "See that it is. I espy a tithe of potential in your mortal soul, Astarod Blackstone. Let us hope that it flourishes and does not falter as so many do."
  • AegothAegoth Posts: 2,472Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Lol perfect street foods? Clearly you have not had souvlakis or tiropitas, because that's just sad. Spice > sauce will never be a thing, because the flavour profile is far more complex for tzatziki. Like I said, dirt-soaked meat covered in spices.

    Byzantines also started off as catholics bc of Emperor Constantine. It wasn't until the Ottomans took over that its religion changed
  • ReysonReyson Posts: 490Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    edited May 9
    What you consider traditional Turkish culinary heritage is primarily of Persian/fertile crescent descent, not southern European!

    Without that sauce, that food is nothing. Persian lime, sumac, and fresh herbs and everything that comes off those coals is perfect.

    Also, if you think there's anything better than a perfect falafel, I've lost my will to fight you. Just... get help. You don't have to live like this :(
  • AegothAegoth Posts: 2,472Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Dude, even a lowly empanada is better than a falafel.. c'mon. That being said, I'm much more partial to imagawayaki as a street food snack. Also, it sounds like you never had an actual greek gyro which, being that you live in america, I can understand and sympathise. Go to Greece and have a real one. I promise you that you will never go back. Nothing beats fresh Greek spiced lamb rested on oven-roasted pita, nestled betwixt cool lettuce and tomato slices. Don't even need the tzatziki to appreciate the perfection, since it's served on the side :)
  • MelodieMelodie Port Saint Lucie, FloridaPosts: 4,779Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Boys, you're both fucking nerds, it's okay. Just kiss already.
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    But... don't spend the rest of your days chasing a ghost."
  • TreyTrey Posts: 4,621Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I was eating shawarma long before the Avengers. Dearborn, MI (part of the Metro Detroit area) has the largest middle-eastern population outside of the middle east, and as a result that food is BOMB. I'm not knocking Greek food either, given that I've been in Greektown in downtown Detroit more times than I can count, but if it's between shawarma and gyros, the former wins out.

  • DunnDunn The great Buffalo tundraPosts: 5,861Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Firmly in the falafel camp on this one

  • ReysonReyson Posts: 490Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    <-- has had Greek food made by real life Greeks! Not in Greece, in Italy, but they were pretty genuine. Didn't speak a lick of anything else, point-at-the-menu kind of place (it was really good). Am srs foodie. 

    Also have had a lot of Middle Eastern food in a few places in the Mediterranean, and Turkey! Sorry, homie. This shit's for real. 
  • MinifieMinifie Posts: 1,846Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    We have a massive amount of greeks in Melbourne, and they make some fantastic foods. I don't think I could say what's my favourite, because it really depends on what I'm going for. 

    However, if it ain't got meat, get your ass off the street. 

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  • NataliiaNataliia Posts: 385Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Rangor said:
    I eagerly wait for the unknown God who comes from the side and lays claim to the Darkenwood while we're busy fighting eachother!

    Lots of fun though, most of it's incredibly even and it's good to see so many new and old players coming back to join in.
    Incoming dubious Genesis.

    "Tlalaiad shall see the Tsol'teth rise...

    ... Even if that means all else must burn."
  • PuxiPuxi Posts: 495Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    I don't know who to trust here. @Aegoth likes his steaks medium-well... Soooo.....
  • AegothAegoth Posts: 2,472Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    An Italian Greek is just a lie. 

    Medium RARE Puxi >:(
  • CailinCailin Posts: 180Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Can I just have all of it pls thanks. Food is the best, but Mediterranean/middle Eastern is my favorite. 

    One of the best food experiences I had in my life though was hot fresh falafel wrapped in a pita with some other stuff, street food near a market in Egypt. Not all falafel is good, but that stuff was uhmazing.

    So are gyros.

    I'm hungry. :(
  • AegothAegoth Posts: 2,472Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Cailin's assertion of Gyro over Shawarma means I win. Suck my Dickbigdick, Reyson
  • TahquilTahquil Posts: 3,977Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    -eating Nutella straight from the jar-

    that’s real fucking neato guys
  • TorinnTorinn Posts: 883Member ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    Everybody knows cheeseburgers are king. 
    Deucalion says, "Torinn is quite nice."
  • AstarodAstarod Posts: 55Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Five Guys wins

     The Divine voice of Twilight echoes in your head, "See that it is. I espy a tithe of potential in your mortal soul, Astarod Blackstone. Let us hope that it flourishes and does not falter as so many do."
  • PuxiPuxi Posts: 495Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    In n Out > Five Guys
  • AstarodAstarod Posts: 55Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    edited May 9
    Puxi said:
    In n Out > Five Guys
    Five Guys > Restaurant Regulations > In n Out
     The Divine voice of Twilight echoes in your head, "See that it is. I espy a tithe of potential in your mortal soul, Astarod Blackstone. Let us hope that it flourishes and does not falter as so many do."
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