Thursday, December 17, 2009

On the prowl...

During Bluesfest, I discovered this pair of plastic cutlery in my cutlery drawer. They're big and they're sturdy (they're very stiff), so I drilled holes in the ends and attached them to a lanyard, so I didn't have to use and discard a set of plastic cutlery at each meal.

Unfortunately, I can't for the life of me remember where I got them--no doubt in a restaurant or fast-food place, but damned if I can remember which.

If you know a local place where I can find these (either individually from a restaurant or in bulk--around 100), that would be SOO COOL.

- RG>


Chris B said...

Did you check Tannis Trading (although they may not sell to non-restauranteurs)

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure you can buy sturdy plastic cutlery wherever you can buy sturdy Chinette plates and other picnic supplies (i.e.: most grocery stores). I once found sturdy plastic cutlery that was silver so it actually looked like real cutlery at a dollar store.

RealGrouchy said...

Chris B - I checked out their website and couldn't really find much.

XUP - There's lots of sturdy plastic cutlery around (a package of which I have already), but none of this size and quality. The closest I could find online was still smaller, and probably flimsier (despite being 'sturdy'). That's why I'm on the prowl: I want this set of cutlery--no impostors.

- RG>

Gwen said...

You carry 20lbs of panniers around with you everywhere "just in case." Why not just carry metal cutlery? I have been carrying a fork, spoon and/or knife with me on and off for about 10 years now. I hate plastic cutlery.

In other news I'm back in town on the 1st. See you soon!

RealGrouchy said...

Gwen - Glad to hear you'll be back in town soon.

Actually, it's closer to 40 lbs in the panniers. The reasons for plastic are: (1) want to buy in bulk because I'll be giving them away, and (2) if it's on the lanyard during an aggressive falling or hugging incident, the cutlery will break and not the sternum.

This is one of those "I'll get it if I see this exact one, otherwise I'll live without it" type of desires.

- RG>

Louise said...

I love that kind of cutlery. I've always bought them at the grocery store -- or sometimes they have them in the convenience store near me. (The last time I bought them at the YIG at Billings Bridge, in the section where the disposable plates and cups are.)

RealGrouchy said...

Thanks for the tip. I'll check out the local YIG, as I may have gotten it from their hot (prepared) food section. I'll also add the Billings Bridge YIG to my list of places to check if the local one doesn't come through.

- RG>