Once, driving through the southside of Chicago, Beth saw a huge neon sign that she read as 200 Cut Rate Lunches. I was immediately seized by the idea of eating at 200 Cut Rate Lunches. It could feature cheap and delicious foods from around the world. Tortas and samosas, pho and calzones. All manner of eggs with beans or potatoes or slices of fried tomato and fatty bacon. Sadly the next time we drove by the sign we realized that it was actually advertising 200 Cut Rate Liquors. But the dream lives on.
Fixins are my favorite part of almost any meal. Fixins are more than condiments, but less than side dishes. They are things you put on your food so as to customize your eating experience. They are found in all of the most advanced food cultures around the world. Most of my favorite dishes involve fixins in some way, and nothing brings me more joy than to utilize our beloved fixins plate, purchased for us in Mexico by Ms. Hannah Nielsen Jones.