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Shake Shack wins in the consistency department. I've been to three, and they all know what "medium rare" means. And their crinkle cut fries are impossible to screw up. Unlike Five Guys' which are impossible to get right.
So I'm assuming the heath department and their insurance company approved them ripping the thermostat out of their oven. Otherwise, their next inspection is going to mean fun for all involved.
You get this sort of story every year, except it involves the death of sushi chefs in Japan. Yet thousands of non-Japanese step up to the plate and learn to make sushi. I figure if the best pizzaiolo in the world can be Japanese, why can't the best sushi chef be Italian?
@DavidPD This would go great with a big bowl of Korean Army Base Soup.
Ever have kimchi on a bulgogi cheesesteak? Mind blown.
I know the reason they use the pelletized sausage is uniformity. When I started at Dominos, they still used 10lb slabs of breakfast sausage that you had to tear chunks from. Better tasting, but provided uneven coverage. The pellets are less dense and are easier to just toss on the pie in one swift motion. I complained enough about the stuff at the local Ledos that they went back to the real breakfast sausage.
Ha, ha! I LOVE canned/jarred mushrooms! Having worked in Dominos for years, fresh mushrooms turn into dessicated mushroom leather. The canned stuff holds up to cooking and tastes like mushrooms.
What's the sausage like? Is it the pelletized, spongy crap everybody seems to use?
Are they still spraying their pies with that butter-flavored Pam product? Domino's used the same stuff on their pan pizzas and I found it rendered the pie inedible. It had this greasy, vaguely unnatural chemical taste.
"Graffiato's crowded, high-energy scene fits the liveliness of the surrounding Chinatown neighborhood."
Translation: be prepared to scream at your $20 pizza in order to be heard. His place Bandolero in Georgetown offers a similar "high-energy" scene, albeit with tacos. You need no longer live vicariously through the screaming hobo at Taco Bell.
Looking forward to brewers putting a nail in the hop coffin. Getting a little tiresome having to ask barkeeps, "What's your least hoppy beer?" It's like the whole single malt fetish. They blend that $h!t for a reason.
I'd still rather eat Little Caesars.
Seriously, what's with all the snobbishness? Their $5 pepperonis are a step up from frozen, but WTF do you want for $5? You eat half and leave the rest for lunch the next day. That's two meals for $2.50 each. And having been a driver for Dominos, I can't touch their pies and most of the other chains are horrible AND three-times as much. If I want chain sitdown pies, I go to Ledos. If I don't feel like torquing up the kamado and burning through a bag of charcoal, I get these. Definitely will give this a try.
Food at Biersch is competent but nothing special. Gotta defend their beers, though. Not a fan of the gastropub trend to stock nothing but IPAs, pale ales, and toxic hop bombs. My first question to the barkeep is usually, "What's the least hoppy beer you got that isn't Miller Genuine Draft." Biersch's taps skew towards lagers which is fine by me. No interest in paying $9 to kill myself with hops.
The Italian Deli in Belle View does some tasty sammitches as well.
And how much fuel does it consume? I needed three chimneys of white hot lump charcoal to get my Kamado to 800.
Better than average pies and MUCH better than Matchbox, which seems to have taken a dive in pie quality with their expansion.
Mario Batali uses chopped carrot. I'm with Mario.
Balkan Grill and Cosmopolitan Restaurant are my go-tos for cevapcici and pljeskavica.
Red pepper flakes, please. I don't understand the folks who want to burn the butth*les off, but hey, more power to them. Also toilet paper.
I'll have to give this one a try. The bison burgers at Ted's Montana Grill are pretty dry and flavorless.
@Cosmoblues: Where do you get your DC burgers?
It aint cheap, but one bite and you know where that money went. But by all means, do blow $21 on your own homemeade jumbo death burger.
Second the burger at Central. Skip Old Ebbitt for anything except the raw bar. Ted's Bulletin doesn't know how to make a medium rare burger, let alone a martini.
Five Guys has to be the most inconsistent chain on the planet. One store is fine, three are lousy, all within the same franchise area. Don't get me started on the soggy fries and doughy bun. All problems I've never experienced at Shake Shack.
Burnt tofu sandwich = "Delta Po Boy?" Sure. Why the hell not?
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