Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Substitute Diner

Try something new and never Know
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You Wanna try something wild , crazy and new ,right ? You wanna embrace other cultures , right ? and the best way to do that is food , but as soon as you see the plate you can't bring yourself to eat it , right ? Not anymore with the Substitute Diner , you're brought a menu with a selection of seemingly normal foods , pizza , pasta , chinese food whatever , but the food is not what it seems. Any matter of food from any culture can be substituted for what you ordered , carefully crafted so that there's no chance of knowing what it really is , so instead of a Big Beefy slice o' cow you get a boca burger or even a big slab of concentrated beetles . After you'd finished you'd be told what it was you'd just injested , Barf bags would be provided to those who didn't want to hold on to what they had eaten. Of course there'd be special menus for vegetarian , vegan and allergic costumers . plus i'm not talkin' fear factor food , just something you wouldn't think of eating , but still think of as edible .
slapdash loser, Feb 08 2004

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       I always love seeing heavily fishboned ideas and not having to guess who gave the only croissant...
ghillie, Feb 08 2004
  

       Oh, and by the way, I'm one of the ones who fishboned this. I'd love to find out that I had just eaten pig eyes in a feces spiced gall sauce... (-)
ghillie, Feb 08 2004
  

       Oh, and I believe this is somewhat baked. There are 'surprise' dinners my parents went to with a 'mystery menu' which included stuff like "George Washington's Teeth" and "Cloudy Sky". GWT= corn CS= mashed potatoes. Probably not baked enough to m f d this, though.
ghillie, Feb 08 2004
  

       Sounds great. Ever try asking a canteen assistant to surprise you. First they pause and repeat the standard question. Then when your answer sinks in they get angry at you for causing them unneccesary job related stress. Then an evil smile appears an they give you lots of the wost thing on the menu. Try it today. Unless of course like me you have your own personal chef. Beans again m'Laud?
PainOCommonSense, Feb 09 2004
  

       I'm sorry--what's the point of picking your dinner if that's not gonna be your dinner?
yabba do yabba dabba, Feb 11 2004
  

       Ya might wanna avoid those green cracker looking things.
half, Feb 11 2004
  

       i've nown people to be all syked up about eating something new on the menu , but as soon as the waiter gets there they get all shy and order a slice of cheese pizza , this would eliminate this problem
slapdash loser, Feb 11 2004
  
      
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