I just moved to LA from the east coast looking for fortune and glory...
@ feriorrenna - Thanks for the tips. I just might check out Republic tonight. Not too far from my hotel.
@goochybird - May have to check them out as well!
Thanks for the tips!
@jotthedot- what type of restaurants in bricktown?
@phong-yeah that would be wayyy out of the way for me to make that trip.
@Beth I was definitely going to hit 66 for a bit. Also heading to the grand canyon on the way to Vegas.
Isn't this an article and blog about food? Let's keep on topic...
Second the comments about the soup! Very good for it being fast food. And how can you not have the waffle fries on the list? Or the chicken salad sandwich? Haven't tried the biscuits and gravy yet, though
Green bean casserole, corn casserole and pretty much anything I'd feel weird about putting gravy on...
@gutreactions I know exactly what you're talking about. I can't remember the name of that place to save my life. Those sandwiches are awesome.
I'd have to say my mac & cheese. 5 different cheeses, topped with buttered breadcrumbs. Haven't tasted anything close to mine.
The Blue Moon one sucks. I've had plenty of pumpkin beer made by microbrewers that were much, much better. (granted it's not hard to beat the Blue Moon)
How would you modify this for going in a slow cooker? I've always preferred the "low and slow" method for my chili.
If it's more than 6 people, tell the server at the beginning that checks are being split. It makes it easier for everyone. BUT, if it's a large party and not everyone is leaving at the same time, the people leaving early really should just either leave cash, or make sure their bill is separated. I used to be a sever and can't tell you how much of a pain it is to try and split, and then recombine checks for people.
In my own experience, I just bring cash if going out with a group. This way I can figure out what I owe myself (including tip) and be done with it.
Thanks for the clarification Bkuna!
Ok, here's a question for the Spam lovers: What's the difference between Spam and Treet? I see them next to each other in the store and have no clue what Treet is. Never got around to trying it because I'd rather have Spam than try a possible knockoff.
Glad to hear that Castillo isn't bad. We use this as our rail rum at the bar I work at. At least now I won't feel bad when someone wants a well rum & coke. However I'm still giving the stink eye to those people that order well tequila or bourbon. And I still have no clue why you'd order a gin or vodka martini with rail liquor... blecch!!!
Ok, now that's just sick...lol.
Raw onions, beets, bleu cheese, ranch dressing, eggplant and avocado
Great article as always Kenji!
@nossi - To solve that marinade issue, I usually just poke a few small holes in the meat, or use a flavor injector. It does the trick every time for me.
I haven't had them yet, but am interested on trying them as a quick breakfast snack. And yes, I'm also a member of the club that dips sausage (as well as bacon) into syrup...
@ Madelyn - Thanks a lot for that info, I'll be sure to drop by there. And thanks for the recipes as well.
Also, thanks to lemonfair and esun for their info.
@hotnpopin - I'm a full fledged carnivore, so during this diet break from meat, my taste buds can't deal with just eating a plate full of salad, potatoes, etc. It's so that I have a fix for the urge.
@CJ - yeah I know the fake meat has a lot of stuff in it, but like I said it's a temporary diet from meat.
@ Madelyn - Fake McD nuggets?!?!?! I can't wait to get to NYC in a couple of weeks. Where in Chinatown do I buy these?
@HeartofGlass - yeah I'm staying away from vegan cheese. I can stick with the normal stuff.
I also made tacos last night with the "meat" crumbles from Morningstar. The texture wasn't too bad at all and you don't notice (much) that it's not meat. Seasoning goes a looong way.
@ ginger - I'll have to try that out.
@ Sudenveri - Unfortunately, I can't stand eggplant and am not really a fan of portabello. I'm also not eating seafood either. It's only for a month or so, but I figure that I can expand my veggie only entree' knowledge in the meantime.
What ticks me off is that the commercials are on all the time in NJ, but the closest one to me is well over 300 miles away. Why pay money for those ads?
A slice of Red Velvet from Sweet Eats in Jersey
Thought of some more...
...you've been banned from the kitchen at certain friend's homes because you constantly hover while they're cooking and keep asking why they don't use fresh seasonings or get food from farmer's markets.
...you make it a point to bring your own knives, seasoning mixes, and apron to holiday gatherings just in case you need to take over the kitchen.
...you're on a first-name basis with the owners/managers of the local food gadget shops and they put new product aside for you to check out first.
...you reminisce about about Saturday afternoons as a child watching Justin Wilson's Louisiana Cookin
...it's impossible to walk through the Marketplace at IKEA without buying a food gadget or tool and then blame it on low prices.
...you'd rather go on a BBQ tour of the south than go to Disneyworld.