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I’m Getting My $7 Worth

Genghis Grill is one of my favorite places to eat.  In December 2004, I was preparing to leave Nashville and move to Dallas for a new job I had just been hired for.  One particular evening I joined several friends at Genghis Grill for one of what I remember being several going-away parties (which actually became quite the running joke).  I had been working on my bowl-building technique for some time and this was the perfect opportunity to do a Genghis Grill tutorial video. And now, dusted off from the myspace video wasteland, here’s the masterpiece in all its glory…   Fun With Grant At Genghis Grill from Grant Jenkins on Myspace. A few things I’d like to point out as you watch…

  1. As you may notice, I have hair.  This was a little over 5 years ago and it’s not that it’s shocking or anything, but it certainly is weird seeing it. I don’t miss it.
  2. My friend Stan’s commentary is hilarious. “Man, you got a lot of shrimp.”
  3. By 1:15, the bowl appears to be full. Really full, actually.  But don’t let your eyes deceive you!  Where there’s a thin, flat vegetable, there’s a way!
  4. I’m not sure my video is the cause for it, but it is worth noting that Genghis Grill no longer has the long snow peas.  Instead, the long pods are cut in half before being placed on the food bar, making my Jericho Wall of Snow Peas pretty much impossible to construct now.  I would actually love to be able to claim responsibility for this.
  5. You’ll notice at about 1:25, when I begin building said Jericho Wall of Snow Peas, that I apparently have no shame and am doing so right in front of a Genghis Grill employee.
  6. I love the part at about 1:58 where you can hear the lady behind us tell her child that he can go around me.
  7. I believe I already mentioned the hair. Yes… yes, I did.
  8. My favorite line: “And you’ll notice, because I built the wall with the snow peas, I can get so much more in the bowl. More than you could normally get.” LOL!!  Food Network, here I come!
  9. I should tell you that while I still really enjoy Genghis Grill, I build a very different bowl these days. 🙂

This video still cracks me up every time I watch it!

Do you have any rituals and/or ordering strategies at favorite restaurants?

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    11 comments
    Kathi Waddle
    Kathi Waddle

    That is hilarious!! I live in Arlington, TX and have been to Ghengis Grill before - back in 2004 (when I lived on the eastern part of the metroplex - Mesquite). That was some good stuff. I think Arlington has one now at the new Arlington Highlands shopping center (they have everything at that place). Do I have any food rituals? When asked how I want my hamburger when I order one at non fast-food places, I always say not mooing. I also must have ranch dressing with my pizza and fries (I try not to have those these days - on a let's see how healthy I can eat kick). If I have order a Zima I have to get grenadine in it.

    Just curious - when you lived in Dallas where did you go to church? I went to First Baptist Dallas from 2002 to 2009. I now am at Fielder Road Baptist Church in Arlington and I LOVE it :)
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    JasonWert
    JasonWert

    It's weird...I can't say I'm that picky. However, the places I go to that I like I go so frequently they know what I like before I even order.
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    Tina
    Tina

    That is greatness!! Love your jericho wall!! And the "you can just go around him"....

    JuliaKate
    JuliaKate

    freakin hilarious. i am not that fancy with the ordering... i require balsamic vinegar at Italian chain restaurants, i ask for my tofu extra crispy at Thai restaurants, and i like my steak medium rare... oh and i always end up saying "keep the iced teas coming!"

    @lewmoore
    @lewmoore

    Must be time for a new video...

    Grant Jenkins
    Grant Jenkins

    that's cool. There is one place that is like that for me. I recently had dinner with a friend at Wild Ginger here in Franklin, one of my favorite places, and before I even sat down the waiter brought the Iced Ginger Green Tea that I like. He saw me walk in and knows I get it every time. My friend was VERY impressed, as was I!

    Grant Jenkins
    Grant Jenkins

    gotta love the Jericho Wall of Snow Peas!! :) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! :)

    Grant Jenkins
    Grant Jenkins

    I need to start ordering Tofu at Thai places. Mmmm I'm hungry now. :)

    Grant Jenkins
    Grant Jenkins

    haha to both of you! Perhaps it is time for a new video. :)

    Janna Pastin
    Janna Pastin

    Yeah...favorite line...you can just go around him... and the hair...:-)