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Cincinnati: Eat The Cream Cheese Gelato From Dojo Gelato

I love dojo!! It is s must get when I go to FM. One of my favorites is the dojo speedball: nutella and captian crunch.

An Ode to RoTel Queso (Plus 4 Things You Can Do with RoTel)

@ Adam - I have an awesome recipe for homemade Skyline, I actually think it is better than the real thing -- it takes just like real Skyline, only more Skyline-ier, if that makes sense. ;)

I'll send it over for you to check out. And yes, it does make the dip even better!

An Ode to RoTel Queso (Plus 4 Things You Can Do with RoTel)

In Cincinnati, the no bean chili + cream cheese dip is called 'skyline dip' consists of a layer of cream cheese, topped with a layer if our beloved cincinnati chili (does not have to be skyline brand), then finished off with copious amounts of finely shredded cheddar and served with tortilla chips. There was a point in time where this masterpiece was served at every party in Cincinnati. ;)

Where to eat along I-75?

In Cincinnati I recommend Terrys Turf Club, amazing burgers and just about 10 min off 75.

Half and half vs whole milk and heavy cream?

@ karen are right! pumpkin pie...the cook's illustrated recipe to be exact!

Hot Dog of the Week: Hot Mett

Wow, I didn't realize metts weren't really known outside of Cincinnati. I guess they have just always been a part of my life! :)

There is another great place that makes all of their own sausages at Findlay Market called Kroeger and is just awesome.

Awesome Pizza in Kentucky?

Goodfellas in downtown Lexington is excellent. I had a slice of their pepperoni and it was so delicious...I would totally drive to Lexington just for that. Their pizzas are huge, like 24 inches, so you can buy whole, or by the slice. They are open really late too.

Also, I've had Mellow Mushroom near UK, it was great as well, but it is a chain, so you may be familiar with it.

Then in Richmond, just south of Lexington, is Apollo Pizza, on 2nd St. We had them deliver to our hotel when passing though was amazing! We went totally nontraditional and got the bacon cheeseburger pizza and ultimate sub. Both were so good...definitely not healthy, but very tasty.

What is Serious Eats?

I always understood "Serious Eats" to mean 'awesome,exciting,sensational eats' not 'solemn, snooty, elitist eats'. I never understood why so many people interpreted it that way. Maybe it had to do with the type of posts I was seeing when I stumbled upon this place 3 or so years ago.

I think the tone of SE (at least in Talk) has changed since then from a 'hey-I-love-food-and-so-do-you!!!' vibe to a more 'I-make-everything-at-home-from-scratch-with-the-most-local-organic-exclusive-ingredients-ever-and-only-eat-out-at-non-chain-local-restaurants' vibe.

...and somehow, that feels less comfortable.

Please, tell us where you're from...

@ KB ... I thought that was hilarious. :)

French in a Flash: Sweet Vanilla Quiche

I know it would not be as tasty, but how much vanilla extract should I use if I don't have vanilla bean? I searched the web and the consensus seems to be 2t, but I wanted to double check.

Also, if I baked this at night, then wanted to serve it in the morning, could I reheat it in the oven for a few minutes, or just allow it to come up to room temp?

Anyone Guilty of Buying a Food Infomercial Gadjet?

I used to be mesmerized by the food dehydrator infomercial when I was like 8...but I could never convince my mom to buy it.
I am tempted by the Magic Bullet and the GT Xpress 101, but that may just be due to the high quality programming that is selling them :)
I was gifted the Prefect Brownie does not work.

favorite food movies?

Fried Green Tomatoes... one of my favorites, however there is not a lot of focus on the actual tomatoes in this movie :)

Everybody Loves Raymond's Brother!

My BF never eats the last bite of anything he eats with his fingers, like fries or chips. He always bites it off and has this fingertip sized bit left over, and usually tosses that back onto the communal plate. It drives me crazy, why doesn't he just eat the whole bite!

National Hamburger Festival in Akron

I went a few years ago, it was sort of a disappointment. All the vendors were using the same frozen hamburgers, so everything was like the same burger, different toppings. I don't think it represented the individual restaurants very well. :(

Pizza Cheese Blends

We had a great 5 cheese blend at this woodfired pizza restaurant I used to work at. It was mozz, prov, fontina, and gruyere, then topped with feta. On a garlic and olive oil was delicious!

Pickle Pizza?!? Dhorst Goes There!

YUM! I love pickle pizza! I used to work at a wood fire oven pizza restaurant, and one of the chefs would make a pickle pizza for everyone before opening when he had a particularly late night out.

What is the Greatest Compliment You Have Received on Your Food

Die hard vegetarians scarfing down my chicken fajita dip, and totally not caring that they were eating meat. ;)

Any Chicago area restaurant serves fried calamari tenticles?

At maggianos you can get either just the rings or just the tentaciles. I know it is a chain, but at least it was original to Chicago. :)

Cook the Book: Make it Fast, Cook it Slow

My was love at fist sight!

What A $47,221 Lunch Looks Like

According to this WSJ blog, he added on another $5K gratuity for a grand total of $52,221.09!

Aside from Primanti Brothers...What are good eats in Pittsburgh?

Thanks everyone! I did check out the other Pgh thread too...I think I want to eat the whole city ;)

Aside from Primanti Brothers...What are good eats in Pittsburgh?

I thought that Primanti's was okay, but not worth really worth the 6 hour drive to get there. (I had other business in Pitts, so I went while there) My mistake may have not been going to the main store, I went to the one in Greenburg out of convenience...I got sliced sirloin on my sandwich, but there really was hardly any meat at all, or cheese. It was mostly bread, vinegar based cole slaw and unsalted fries. I am glad I tried it, and would go the the original location for comparison, but it was not all that I was hoping it would be. :(


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