Apr 02 2009

Comrade PhysioProf Readers’ Poll

If you were stranded on a desert island with an unlimited supply of only one alcoholic beverage and one food item, what would they be?

UPDATE: You get to have your alcoholic beverage and your food served at the appropriate temperatues and with ice cubes as necessary.


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  1. 1

    Magic Hat Hocus Pocus beer and really good sour dough bread

  2. 2

    It is really funny you posted this, because I was thinking about it this morning. They may not go well together, but Stone IPA and Cioppino.

  3. 3

    Do we get a fridge or some guarantee that the alcohol will be at the correct temperature? ‘Cause warm vodka is a vile abomination.

    As for food, I could probably survive on a diet of banana nut bread.

  4. 4

    Rum and mac and cheese.

  5. 5

    Woodford Reserve (bourbon) and paella.

  6. 6

    Vodka and cheese enchiladas. I mean, vodka for the beverage and cheese enchiladas for the food item, not vodka-and-cheese enchiladas, although . . . hmm!

  7. 7

    Wine, where “wine” = wine that costs at least $20 a bot and is compatible with organic cheese tortellini with alfredo sauce, peas, and mushrooms, and a homegrown tomato and arugula salad, and a brownie with vanilla ice cream. That sounds like a lot of stuff, but it should count as one food item because fewer than 3 courses is barbaric.

    Or, if you insist, shrimp corndogs with blueberry mustard and Dom Perignon.

  8. 8

    motherfucking jameson of course.
    and black bean burritos.

  9. 9

    Pinot Noir and Hungarian goulash.

  10. 10
    Mad Hatter

    Drink: Long Island iced tea
    Food: A noodle dish from my home country (although chocolate would be good, too)

    CPP, you gonna tell us your picks?

  11. 11
    Isis the Scientist

    A dirty vodka martini and a lemon tart.

  12. 12
    Professor in Training

    As a non-drinker, I reserve the right to substitute the alcohol beverage for a non-alcohol alternative …

    A Chocolate Elvis smoothie and Doritos (of course).

  13. 13
    prof-like substance

    Clipper City Brewing’s Lose Cannon

    Chicken Vindaloo curry with garlic naan

  14. 14
    prof-like substance

    If I could spell, that would read “Loose” Cannon, but I was dropped as a child.

  15. 15

    Gin and jambalaya

  16. 16

    Penn Wisen and a capicola Primanti’s sandwich OMNOMNOM

  17. 17

    Vodka, for sterilization purposes, because I’m a teetotaler, and watermelon, because I could eat that forever.

  18. 18

    Primanti’s??? Fuck that shit!!!!


  19. 19
    Comrade PhysioProf

    Primanti’s??? Fuck that shit!!!!


    What the fuck is that shit? Italian ices?

  20. 20

    Yuengling, and chicken & sausage gumbo with crackers and rice.

  21. 21

    Nice distraction technique CPP.

  22. 22

    Maybe it’s pedestrian of me, but:

    Draft Guinness Stout

    Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

  23. 23
    Miss Outlier

    Jack Daniels and my grandmother’s pecan brownies.

  24. 24

    A good tequila reposado and fish tacos w/mango.

  25. 25
    Dr. Jekyll & Mrs. Hyde

    Uh, water and MREs.

    Of course if this is fantasy island, then, duh, Chablis and fresh pesto linguine.

  26. 26

    Grey Goose Vodka and hmm…bacon cheese burger

  27. 27

    Sweet tea and baked manicotti.

  28. 28
    Physiogroupie IV

    curry fries / jack and coke

    which reminds me…hooray for fridays!!

  29. 29

    Southern Comfort and Spaghetti Bolognese

    Probably wouldn’t go too well together though.

  30. 30

    Whisky sour and any food, where something bread-like is filled with meat and veg, like tacos, tortillas, hamburgers. Or maybe falafel in pita bread.
    The thought of having to survive without coffee freaks me out, so I insist, that it’s part of the meal.

  31. 31

    *Whiskey sour.
    (Haven’t had enough coffee yet.)

  32. 32
    Comrade PhysioProf

    Nice distraction technique CPP.

    Isabel, I know I could never distract you from your wackaloon obsession with oppressed white d00ds. However, I do need to throw my other readers a bone now and then.

  33. 33
    Lab Lemming

    Grog is just a means of subserviating the native population.

  34. 34

    To drink, real ale, and probably a lightish one because desert islands are hot. Hop Back Summer Lightning would do. To eat, a good ploughman’s lunch: still-warm wholemeal bread, a chunk of Cashel Blue cheese, homemade chutney and a russet apple.

    (Ploughman’s lunch is just bread and cheese accompanied by pickles and/or salads and an apple. It appears on most pub menus in the UK and is an excellent barometer of whether the pub is good or shit. A crap pub will give you a revolting slimy sandwich of grated cheddar accompanied by a golden delicious and some coleslaw that tastes of PVA glue; a good pub will bother to source fresh local ingredients.)

  35. 35

    pepperoni pizza and Jack & Coke

  36. 36

    Gewurztraminer and veggie duck (yes, its tofu duck that tastes better than real duck) in coconut curry flown in from ChuChai in Montreal. I’m ready to get stranded just thinking about it!!

  37. 37

    Good champagne; whole-grain hazelnut-pecan-raisin caramel bread.

  38. 38

    Hacker-Pschorr and Jimmy John’s Gargantuan/w extra bread and condiments.

  39. 39

    Tacos with pico de gallo and gauacomole, plus Clos de Nouys Vouvray served chilled.

  40. 40

    Glenmorangie and veggie supreme pizza.

  41. 41

    Jack Daniels and any kind of pasta with meat sauce. (And semolina bread for dippin’ and dunkin’!)

  42. 42
    Science Bear

    I’m unsure about the food item, but the alcoholic beverage would definitely be a Dirty Martini (made with dry gin and extra olives, served straight up in a chilled glass).

    The food item would be trickier, and I attempting to find one item that would keep me alive the longest, or more of a last meal kind of approach? That would make a huge difference on my answer.

  43. 43

    Champagne & crapes with caviar

    If you’re gonna be stranded you should do it with style!

  44. 44

    Screwdrivers and pork loin wrapped in bacon.

    A relative bargain for whoever is in charge of supply, since my gall bladder would explode in pretty short order, but hey, we’re doing fantasy, right?

  45. 45

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm Yuengling


  46. 46

    For food, I would have to say Aybla’s gyros with feta – I could eat those motherfuckers all damned day. But instead of booze, could I just have my meds and water? Because I would really much rather have my pills and it would probably be a bad idea to drink alcohol with them.

    If not, I would take Basil Haydon straight, preferably slightly chilled.

  47. 47
    ambivalent academic


    Steak fajitas with lots of peppers.

  48. 48

    River Horse Brewery’s Hop Hazard Ale and Jambalaya (my own recipe).

  49. 49

    Guinness and eggs

  50. 50

    Vodka and caviar.

  51. 51

    Corona Light and popcorn with Nutrayeast.

  52. 52

    Where are the wine drinkers?

    A very fine bottle of the best cab Napa Valley has to offer and a peanut butter and jelly sammich.

  53. 53

    A nice light Belgian beer, and all-you-can-eat carnitas tacos.

  54. 54

    Sweet southern iced and taco fucking salad.

  55. 55

    Patron Silver margaritas and nacho cheese Doritos.

  56. 56

    alby that looks like total ass. Amato’s Italian!!!!


  57. 57

    champagne and pizza. probably a margharita pizza w/ a few extra veggies (broccoli? spinach?) for nutritional reasons.

  58. 58
    Physiogroupie IV

    I love this post. All the trolls come out (myself included).

  59. 59
    Spiny Norman

    Tanqueray (with tonic — NOT Canada Dry — and lime, if possible); and broccoli. Or turkey jerky. I could live on either one and not get tired of it.

  60. 60

    Do alcoholics get two food items? Or can we opt for weed?

    I expect reasonable accommodations, CPP. The ADA says you have to.

  61. 61
    Comrade PhysioProf

    Daisy, you can have weed instead of booze!

  62. 62
    Juniper Shoemaker

    As a non-drinker, I reserve the right to substitute the alcohol beverage for a non-alcohol alternative …

    Me, too. Coke Zero and chicken and black bean burritos.

  63. 63

    Amato’s sucks. Don Campiti’s is way better.

  64. 64

    I see how it is asshole! Daisy can get her weed, but I don’t get my pills and am stuck with fucking kick-ass bourbon instead…Fuck that, if I can’t have my pills, I want to switch my choice to fucking weed!!!

  65. 65
    Comrade PhysioProf

    Dude, you can have weed, and pills, and bourbon! But then you only get broccoli to eat.

  66. 66

    The finest pinot noir that can be found and chili cheese fries from the Town Hall in Minneapolis.

  67. 67
    Candid Engineer

    I don’t even know what some of this shit is: Hacker-Pschorr, Blanton’s, Nutrayeast?!?

    I’d ordinarily go for Carbombs, but that’s too heavy for long-term beach drinking, so I’ll go with Amstel Light instead. Refreshing, most importantly, and I’ll hear nothing about it being a girly drink, because three of those will do me just fine.

    Also, macaroni and cheese, the homemade kind, with pepperjack and cheddar.

  68. 68

    Drink: Organic red wine, no sulfites. I wish I could say Jameson’s (like you say CPP to FSP today http://science-professor.blogspot.com/2009/04/bff-colleague.html ) — but I can’t drink like I used to.

    Food: Chicken & biscuits.

  69. 69

    I’ll just take the pills and gyros then thanks.

    Did I mention that these are the best fucking gryos in the motherfucking world?

  70. 70

    Summer Snow Sake and Sushi

  71. 71

    For the sake of originality, I’ll have to avoid mention of sushi and sake, although I agree, however, considering this is an island, and I do know how to capture fish. I will instead defer to guaro (hint:Costa Rica) and ceviche de pulpo.

  72. 72

    Oh, and note to the jambalaya and gumbo people; what part of Louisiana are you from?

  73. 73

    Woodchuck Amber Draft Cider and Chuy’s Baja Shrimp Tacos w/ Avocado.

    Bring on the island.

  74. 74

    i want some long islands and some fried cheese curds. (fried cheese curds are quite possibly the best drunk food EVER.)

  75. 75

    Broccoli is fucking delicious!!!!1!!JordanStaalsNumber!!!!!1!!11

  76. 76


    I’ve never had fried cheese curds, but the mention of cheese curds is tempting me to change my answer to poutine with bacon. Of course, then I’d also probably need a supply of statins on the island.

  77. 77

    Patrón & tater tots.

  78. 78

    Some Riesling from Alsace and mussels (moules marinière)

  79. 79
    Sven DiMilo

    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
    Some of Daisy’s weed.
    And, uh…food…maybe a decent sausage pizza?

  80. 80

    longisland ice teas and cheeseburger

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