The Soup Spot: Mecca of Soup

     ZOMG oh boy one of the ladies at the Studio has a chef (a French chef! for realz!) for a boyfriend and he packed her a lunch of delicious home-made chicken soup.

     Well, as she was eating it, the soup smelled delicious, and the rest of us (all nice friendly girls here today, not krazy bitches) launched into a very feminine food-porn discussion.  I am not privy to male discussions about food, but I doubt that men rhapsodize about food the way women can.  I mean, to hear us, you’d think that we were living in a gulag or prison camp or deserted island and hadn’t had a decent meal in ten years.  

        We started discussing our favorite kinds of soup (mine: white clam chowder and country beef stew.  And my momma’s Hirschgulash that she makes when my brother takes a deer in the autumn, nom nom NOM!), and debating whether red clam chowder is better than white clam chowder, and whether or not split pea is disgusting, and what soup is best when you have your period (chicken noodle), and what chinese-food soup is the best: wonton or hot and sour?

        We decided that we needed to have some soup!  And no Campbell’s canned shit, either!  

         Google to the rescue!  We found the NYC Mecca of Soup: The Soup Spot.  Check it out!  They have like 70 soups, from which they serve a rotating variety of 18 daily!  And they deliver! 

          We called and spoke with some European dude who actually sounded like the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld

         We decided to have a soup tasting.  I myself ordered white clam chowder, lobster bisque, and chicken noodle (because I have my period, natch).  

         The Soup Nazis hooked us up: lightening-fast delivery, crackers and crusty French bread, and complementary fresh tasty apples !

        All the soups were superior, but the best of the lot was the lobster bisque.  It was flavorful and had chunks of lobster floating in it and it probably just added five pounds of lard to my fat ass.  Whatever. I could only finish a third of each, but…NOM NOM NOM!  Oh god, was it delicious.  

       The clam chowder was pretty good, too.  

       Now we’re sprawled out in back in happy soup comas.  I need to do my toenails, but I don’t want to move.  

        Here are photos.  They do not accurately convey the deliciousness of the food.  Sorry.  The lighting in the locker room sucks.

Clam chowder, lobster bisque, and chicken noodle

4 thoughts on “The Soup Spot: Mecca of Soup”

  1. Awww yeah… I totally relate to the food porn. My hubby just shakes his head when he overhears me and my girlfriends talking about GOOD food. It’s borderline orgasmic.
    And YAY – I’m in Texas and as we speak we are having a real “Blue Norther” blow through. Temps will drop about 40 degrees by morning, and I am already planning my first pot of chili for the season 🙂

    1. Hi Anne!

      I LOVE CHILI! nom nom NOM! My mother makes great chili. Also, beef stew in the crock pot. Smells great when you get home from working all day…

      I think what men talk about is 1) BBQ technique and 2) meat. I have heard them discuss, at length, how to season meat before putting it on the grill.

      Where in Texas are you from, if it’s not too personal? I have friends in Austin and just outside San Antonio, and I went down to Cuidad Juarez for political work right before it became the murder capital of the world…ugh…

    2. I’m near Fort Worth.. but I grew up in Austin, it’s my favorite city in Texas. Actually FW is pretty nice too, and not as conservative as you’d think. Very red compared to Manhattan though – I have a niece who lives in Astoria, she grew up here but all her friends in NY think she was raised by barbarians 🙂 Oddly enough, however her boyfriend who was born & raised in Queens just LOVES Texas, he doesn’t understand why anyone would want to leave. I think it’s all the 3 bedroom houses – but he’s also fallen in love with Sonic. It’s a hoot.

  2. Hi Anne,
    Never been to FW, but I really like Austin. Great college, too.

    One thing that I’ve noticed about Texans is that they really love their state.

    Re: you niece–New Yorkers are some of the most aggressively parochial people I’ve ever met. I’ve met people who take pride in having never left the city in their lives. They have very foggy ideas of what life is like in the rest of America. I love this city and New Yorkers, but I cannot pass as a native and I do not aspire to.

    I’m sure her boyfriend loves the 3 bedroom houses! There is no space here.

    I never got in to Sonic, but I do really miss good Mexican food. You can get excellent food of any variety here except Mexican. It’s the damndest thing. I can’t understand it. What is so difficult about making a decent taco? If I want good Mexican I have to make my own, which is ironic given that I am Whitey McWhitebread.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Thanks for reading.

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