What Would You Eat if the World Were Really Ending Tomorrow?
As rational people, we're 99.9% sure that the world's not going to end tomorrow. Still, at the back of our mind is the irrational fear that what if all those fearmongers are right, and these are our last days on earth? After someone sent us a website of Doomsday recipes that got us wondering: if these were going to be our last meals on earth, what would we eat?
Iann Ivy We would definitely eat an apple fritter from Bob's.
- SFoodie's Top 50 Dishes of 2012
We briefly considered fancy tasting menus at places we've always wanted to try but now would never get a chance to, like French Laundry or Coi, but if we're honest, we don't want to spend our last minutes of existence in a dining room exclaiming over tiny morsels of food, as mind-blowing as those morsels may be. The end of the world also isn't any time for competition over who can have the foodiest bucket list. If the world were really ending tomorrow, we'd want tried-and-true comfort food favorites.
We'd definitely start the day with a morning bun and cappuccino at Tartine, maybe heading over for a second breakfast of the Rebel Within at Craftsman and Wolves. Then what? Oysters, probably, and an early lunch of roast chicken and bread salad (and a few glasses of wine) at Zuni, because even though it's a cliche, we really want to eat that again before we shuffle off this mortal coil. After a visit to Blue Bottle for a quick power-up (no time for napping), it would be time for pizza. Little Star? Capo's? Pizzeria Delfina? We don't really care, as long as it's cheesy, bready, and deeply satisfying. After a several cocktails somewhere fancy, we'd head over to Bob's Doughnuts for a 2 a.m. apple fritter and prepare ourselves for the end.
What would you eat if today was your last day on earth?