from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A strip of whole-wheat bread, puff-paste, dough made of flour, bread-crumbs, or other material, with grated cheese spread on or rolled in and baked until crisp: served with salad. Also called cheese-straw, cheese-finger.
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In elementary school, there was a vegetable stew/cornbread/cheese-stick combo that I liked.
In my mind, you sit with a typewriter as waiters bring you an endless line of dishes; you take a bite as the latest cheese-stick appetizer, dipping it in the red sauce before you chew it thoughtfully, thinking of how to parse this mouthfeel into zippy, friendly text.
What's yummy: Awesome aged Australian Wagyu leg with gravy, exquisite oysters, lobster, home-cured Coppa ham, lobster bisque with cheese-stick, ice-creams and sorbets.