THE LINGUIÇA SANDWICH
They're very good empanadas, freshly made and fragrant.
The perfect yummy snack.
"No, I am sorry; we're closed for a private party."
And he really was sorry, too. He's in the food business, the yuppies throwing the private party were not eating, so the kitchen area was dark and deserted, deepfryer off. But everyone was having tons of cocktails.
He wasn't happy being no more than a drinking hole for folks who wouldn't talk to him, save to order another libation. Feeding people is fun.
The empanadas are utterly delicious. Deep fried heaven with two sauces.
So is the rotisserie chicken sandwich, which comes with fries.
You can feel cheeriness returning while you eat.
And he's an exceptional host.
The main reason why people like eating together is the comfort of seeing someone else enjoy their food. Their faces become more radiant as their blood-sugar level returns to normal, the fine taste of scrumptious morsels encourages cheer and happiness. A good meal, even a wonderful snack, nourishes friendship. It's a splendid way to start the afternoon.
Who knows what else the day may bring? It's all good, as it started with something nice to eat.
It's also fun to observe other people dining, as long as they are the kind that likes exploring new things. "Oh", they'll exclaim, "this sounds lovely!" Then they'll ask the waitperson what exactly it is, and happily order a serving to share. Along with something else exciting.
A while later they wander out of the restaurant with a smile on their face, murmuring "man, that roasted gershlaknturfer sure was good......., thank you for suggesting it!"
You're very welcome. I like eating with you.
Seeing as the empanada place was closed for the private party - nothing but drinkers - I went home and fried up some linguiça for a sandwich.
Ate it with some crunchy stuff and a glass of milk.
I'll have the empanadas some other time.
They're very nice empanadas.
You should try them.
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