I don’t usually refer to myself as a foodie, and here’s why.
I love tater tots. I think that’s a foodie faux pas.
I was recent reacquainted with this favorite from childhood at an impromptu dinner at Restaurant Epic in downtown. (Review on Friday.)
On the happy hour menu was a dish consisting of deep-fried tater tots — yes, the ones straight from the bag! — covered melted cheddar cheese and bacon.
It was as delicious as it was disgusting. I was in hog heaven.
What is it about these simple, pre-packages, awful-for-you-foods that we love so much? Is it the greasy goodness? The euphoric consumption? The nostalgia?
I’m sometime embarrassed to admit I eat tater tots — and enjoy the occasional Taco Bell — given that people often equate me with food.
I guess they never specified “healthy” food.