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Gummy bears and scotch probably won't cut it.
December 16, 2013 6:22 PM   Subscribe

I'm so excited. I'm so excited for Archer. I'm thinking about hosting an Archer premier watch in January. Can you suggest some party foods?

Some ideas I came up with are: vanilla pudding in glue pots, bearclaws, pita bread margarita pizzas (Pita Margarita!), Glengoolie Black (or its real-life alternative), and, yes, gummy bears. These are heavy on the sweets though--I'd welcome any other ideas!
posted by superquail to Food & Drink (23 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
 
This sounds like the perfect opportunity to experience a Green Russian.
posted by bq at 6:28 PM on December 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Also: http://archer.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Food_and_Drink
posted by bq at 6:29 PM on December 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


If ever there were an occasion for absinthe and waffles, this would be it. You're gonna need some soy-shellfish to balance that out.
posted by Dr. Zira at 6:48 PM on December 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Gravlax, ceviche, sweet and sour chicken, and Peking duck would all be fab.
posted by spunweb at 6:51 PM on December 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


You'll want to do a simpler version, but how hard is it to poach a goddamn egg properly?
posted by Rock Steady at 6:52 PM on December 16, 2013 [3 favorites]


Spaghetti and Meatballs (when Mallory had the Italian PM in her apartment)

Jewish food, ala Diversity Hire.

Chinese stir fry (stir Friday)

Doughnuts (that's how you get ants)

Salmon as a substitute for Gravlax from Killing Utne

Ceviche and guacamole from Honeypot

A chocolate fountain from Skorpo

Fruit, from Skytiantic

Baby Ruth candy bars (Arher likes to treat himself sometimes)
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:52 PM on December 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Here's how to make a tinfoil swan for the goody bags, or as table decorations.
posted by The corpse in the library at 6:54 PM on December 16, 2013 [3 favorites]


Bread + olive + toothpicks = Gurpgork
posted by reptile at 6:55 PM on December 16, 2013


Just make sure your foil swans/robot birds are (not) leaky, because THAT'S HOW YOU GET ANTS.
posted by supercres at 6:55 PM on December 16, 2013 [4 favorites]


Paella - mentioned in Diversity Hire

Donut holes, so you can act like Hungry, Hungry Hippos? (Or get ants, I suppose)

Crawfish etouffe - an entree, not a side

Thomas Elphinstone Hambledurger with Manning Coleslaw ("and/or an explanation of why that's funny")
posted by wiskunde at 7:08 PM on December 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


The recipe for Eggs Woodhouse from How to Archer. That's the only food recipe in the book, but there are lots of cocktail recipes. The Eggs Woodhouse recipe is legitimate (if absurdly over the top), but be warned: "if properly prepared using the specified ingredients, each serving should cost around $130."

One could use cheaper versions of some of the ingredients (e.g. imported salt and butter, jamón ibérico) and skip some of the more ostentatious ones (e.g. caviar, saffron, truffle). Doing that it's basically poached eggs on creamed spinach served with ham and artichokes and topped with Hollandaise.
posted by jedicus at 7:25 PM on December 16, 2013


And on lack of preview I see that I was beaten to the Eggs Woodhouse suggestion.
posted by jedicus at 7:26 PM on December 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Grilled cheese

Not so appetizing, but one of my favorite lines is when Ray says to Cyril, "You want a drink? Not even a little water and vinegar??"
posted by Room 641-A at 4:50 AM on December 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Brandon Blatcher: "Salmon as a substitute for Gravlax from Killing Utne"

This confuses me a bit, as gravlax *is* salmon. Just mix half a cup of sugar with half a cup of salt, a big old bunch of dill, and a filet or two of salmon, put all the ingredients in a ziploc bag, and put under a couple of rocks(or other heavy-ish thing) in the fridge. After 24 hrs, flip the whole shebang over, and then after 24 more hours you have gravlax! Slice thinly and serve.

OH! And serve with something like the mustard sauce here for extra yummy.
posted by Grither at 6:05 AM on December 17, 2013


This confuses me a bit, as gravlax *is* salmon.

My bad, I meant cooked salmon (prepared however one likes) as a substitute for Gravlax.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:24 AM on December 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Malory's Cobb Salad. Reference: "The Rock". Season 1, Episode 8.

Fried chicken and moonshine. Reference: "Bloody Ferlin". Season 3, Episode 9.

Veal cutlets. Reference: "Skytanic". Season 1, Episode 7.

For dessert or for a great centerpiece: Marzipan candy Poovey Farms. Reference: "Stage 2". Season 2, Episode 8.

Jokes and episode quotes removed.
posted by falldownpaul at 8:10 AM on December 17, 2013


Bear claws and/or biscuits, rawr!
posted by painquale at 8:12 AM on December 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


"Heart of Archness" part three has references to crabs. But they're not... those kinds of crabs.

“Dungeon. Us. Crabs? Because we’re in a dungeon? I’m kidding, Crab Rangoon.”
posted by The corpse in the library at 9:02 AM on December 17, 2013


Stir-fry would be the obvious choice.

My personal choice: In "The Limited," a drunken Archer mentions his craving for Chicken and Waffles. They really hit the spot if you're going to be drinking at Archer's level.
posted by Vonnegut27 at 9:16 AM on December 17, 2013


just have an entire platter of ants on a log. because that's how you get ants.
posted by kerning at 9:49 AM on December 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


You'll need at least one Pimm's Cup in a Pimp Cup.
posted by catalytics at 11:07 AM on December 17, 2013


Glengoolie Black doesn't exist, and neither does Loch Dhu "the Black Whiskey', anymore - you can buy warehoused bottles of it, but they're hideously overpriced, and it never was a very good scotch.

I always thought the "black" moniker was trying to evoke Johnny Walker Black Label, which is a serious step up from most blended scotches (the Scots Gaelic word for blended is "shite").
posted by IAmBroom at 12:55 PM on December 17, 2013


I can't believe no one's mentioned this: "It's [a] lamb [gyro], ding-dong, not salmon."

Meanwhile, here's a list of Pam's food props with episode references and occasionally pictures.
posted by mhum at 4:52 PM on December 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


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