I assume that black licorice babies would be in bad taste.
October 2, 2008 8:13 AM   Subscribe

Food suggestions for tonight's debate party?

Having friends over for a debate party-slash-dinner-slash-salon, and probably next time too, so I need theme food suggestions for (a) tonight's VP debate and (b) the next two Presidential debates, both of the dinner and snack variety.

Mooseburgers seems like a slam dunk winner tonight, but I'm not sure I can find a butcher shop in Manhattan with moose meat. Help?

Other than that all I can think of are waffles.

Help me, hive mind!
posted by rokusan to Food & Drink (31 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
Baked Alaska?
posted by leapfrog at 8:21 AM on October 2, 2008


Previously.
posted by nitsuj at 8:22 AM on October 2, 2008


Crow? If that's not availble, toast. Or perhaps some sort of cake or cookies with a beauty-queen like image on it, such as a Disney Princess.
posted by orange swan at 8:26 AM on October 2, 2008


Fake Alaskan crab.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 8:30 AM on October 2, 2008


Moose burgers was my first inclination as well. I figured though, if I couldn't have actual Moose, a regular burger with crinkle cut fry antlers and black olive eyes would have to suffice, which may be a bit too cutesy for your tasty, so ymmv.
posted by bookwo3107 at 8:30 AM on October 2, 2008 [3 favorites]


Put some white russians on the other side of a window. Close enough to see but not close enough to know anything about how they actually taste.
posted by bondcliff at 8:42 AM on October 2, 2008 [32 favorites]


Fish roe vs. Whey
posted by Bernt Pancreas at 8:43 AM on October 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


Beans.
posted by studentbaker at 8:44 AM on October 2, 2008


I'm not sure if they still sell Surge soda, but might want to look for that.
Freddie Mac n' Cheese

Here's a recipe for a Bocci Bail (out):
1. Vodka - 1 oz.
2. Orange Juice - fill
3. Amaretto - 1 oz.

and one for a Maverick:
1 1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz triple sec
1/2 oz amaretto almond liqueur
1 oz pineapple juice
2 tsp Galliano® herbal liqueur

Shake ingredients with ice; strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice.
posted by Bernt Pancreas at 8:50 AM on October 2, 2008


I really like the idea of Hanoi Hilton Spring Rolls from the other thread. I'm also planning on doing some Lipstick (Ketchup) on a Pig in a Blanket.
posted by piedmont at 8:53 AM on October 2, 2008


Arugula (also called rocket). Delicious with pasta. Something like this looks tasty.
posted by thinman at 8:57 AM on October 2, 2008


If you have a Harry & David's nearby, then Moose Munch.
posted by jedicus at 8:57 AM on October 2, 2008


Crow?

Maybe you could serve beef and call it C(r)ow.
posted by winston at 9:04 AM on October 2, 2008


Impeachment pie!
posted by Soliloquy at 9:07 AM on October 2, 2008


C'mon, really? No one's gonna suggest waffles?
posted by elmer benson at 9:10 AM on October 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


Duh, chocolate mousse!
posted by knile at 9:12 AM on October 2, 2008


"Evil Olive" Sara Palindrome Martini
posted by The White Hat at 9:23 AM on October 2, 2008


B-Y-O-Salty Tears of Shame.
posted by Beardman at 9:26 AM on October 2, 2008


Pork with Cherry (or other glossy, red) sauce.
posted by gyusan at 9:37 AM on October 2, 2008


In NYC, you must have a butcher that specializes in game meats! Caribou may be easier to get than moose, though.
posted by desuetude at 9:38 AM on October 2, 2008


Smokey salmon spread. It's actually good as long as you go easy on the liquid smoke.
posted by 517 at 9:47 AM on October 2, 2008


Impeachment pie!

Peach blossoms are also conveniently the state flower of Delaware. Perhaps you could do something with the state bird: chicken satay with blue food coloring? (Then again, I don't think I'd eat that myself.)

Alsaka's even better in the symbology, but if you can find some way to tie in the state flower (the forget-me-not) or the state fossil(!) to food...I'm out of ideas.
posted by kittyprecious at 9:49 AM on October 2, 2008


This was on the kitchen yesterday: What to serve for the VP debate.
posted by phunniemee at 9:59 AM on October 2, 2008


Many states have a State Fossil
posted by mmascolino at 10:07 AM on October 2, 2008


Chicken breasts with blue food coloring.
posted by Pollomacho at 10:08 AM on October 2, 2008


Or chicken cordon bleu
posted by Pollomacho at 10:10 AM on October 2, 2008


White bread.
posted by JimN2TAW at 10:10 AM on October 2, 2008


Sloppy Joe?
posted by so_necessary at 10:41 AM on October 2, 2008


Sweet and sour pork. Use a really red sauce and call it "lipstick on a pig."
posted by Pollomacho at 10:43 AM on October 2, 2008


Yeesh, how did I miss the previous AskMes? No 'debate' tag maybe?

Anyway, thanks all. Some of these are great ideas indeed! Best answers all around, on me...
posted by rokusan at 10:59 AM on October 2, 2008


Vegan mooseburgers served on crispy lettuce with bittersweet dipping sauce.
posted by watercarrier at 11:01 AM on October 2, 2008


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