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Title: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on March 08, 2006, 02:38:48 PM
I did this afternoon.  I went to a new Mexican joint in town called Tijuana Flats.  It's a chain restaurant but the food was surprisingly good, hot, fresh and they gave me a ton.

I had the chicken chimichanga with black beans and rice.  I also got an order of chips and salsa thinking that the portion would be tiny.  Jesus... it's like they dumped out a whole bag of Tostitos on a plate!  It also came with about a pint (no exaggeration) of salsa.  The chimichanga was about the size of a small hoagie and was packed with chicken, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and sour cream.  They had free refills on the drink as well.

Total came to just over ten bucks.  They also served beer and wine although I'm sure other restaurants will have full liquor bars.

Excellent deal, although it was way too much for lunch.  I had them box up the rice & beans as well as the chips and salsa.

I understand that franchises are moving into the northeast.  You might wanna check it out.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Susquehanna Birder on March 08, 2006, 02:40:58 PM
There's a local-area chain (something like 3 or 4 locations) here that's pretty good. The chips and salsa are complimentary, and they are fresh...and very good.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: MURP on March 08, 2006, 02:42:58 PM
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Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?

sadly, I missed the free pancakes at IHOP. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 08, 2006, 02:46:46 PM
not really a meal but i went to hooters the other weekend...and they have sangria...and its really friggin good...
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on March 08, 2006, 02:48:19 PM
not really a meal but i went to hooters the other weekend...and they have sangria...and its really friggin good...

have you ever gone to 5 Guys Burgers and Fries?  i went to one near a jobsite down in Germantown, MD.  that's good stuff.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 08, 2006, 02:50:44 PM
no i havent but they are all the rage around here...popping up everywhere...in fact theres one right next to the bar we went to pre flyer game

theres one four minutes from my house but its not open yet

theres also three of them in philly

i heard it was banging
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on March 08, 2006, 02:51:54 PM
yeah, a little expensive, but pretty good.  a big thick burger with all the toppings you want, the fries are good too.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phillymic2000 on March 08, 2006, 02:51:56 PM
no i havent but they are all the rage around here...popping up everywhere...in fact theres one right next to the bar we went to pre flyer game

theres one four minutes from my house but its not open yet

theres also three of them in philly

i heard it was banging

With that name and that description I'll pass.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 08, 2006, 02:59:45 PM
We always get a great meal at Maggiano's, an excellent chain restaurant.  Also, Bonefish Grill is fantastic.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on March 08, 2006, 03:06:33 PM
five guys is good.  real burgers that taste like you made it on the grill yourself.  and a normal burger actually comes with two burgers on a bun.  it's huge.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on March 08, 2006, 03:09:34 PM
The little one and I ate at Bonefish Grill for dinner last night.

I had the encrusted pork tenderloin with scalloped potatoes, mixed veggies and a cup of their blue crab and corn chowder.  F'n awesome restaurant.  The waitress who waited on us was an Eagles fan from Delran!

Love that place.

Maggiano's in Philly isn't bad.  I went there after the Giants game last year and we had a good time.  Decent food, kinda pricey but not bad.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 08, 2006, 03:12:40 PM
chadds ford
clifton hgts
audobon

=

philly five guys
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PhillyPhanInDC on March 08, 2006, 03:12:56 PM
five guys is good.  real burgers that taste like you made it on the grill yourself.  and a normal burger actually comes with two burgers on a bun.  it's huge.

No shtein. They are real popular down here in NoVA, think they got their start around here. There is one right around the corner from where I work, absolutely horrible for you to eat, but farging awesome nonetheless.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Susquehanna Birder on March 08, 2006, 03:17:07 PM
not really a meal but i went to hooters the other weekend...and they have sangria...and its really friggin good...

I pictured you as more of a Thunderbird man...
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on March 08, 2006, 03:20:36 PM
I did this afternoon.  I went to a new Mexican joint in town called Tijuana Flats. 

Did you see the Donkey show?

We always get a great meal at Maggiano's, an excellent chain restaurant.

Good call.

Gearo's on Welsh Rd. in Northeast Philly is always a good meal. I highly recommend the crab cakes with Lobster sauce.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 08, 2006, 03:21:30 PM
The little one and I ate at Bonefish Grill for dinner last night.

I had the encrusted pork tenderloin with scalloped potatoes, mixed veggies and a cup of their blue crab and corn chowder.  F'n awesome restaurant.  The waitress who waited on us was an Eagles fan from Delran!

Love that place.

Maggiano's in Philly isn't bad.  I went there after the Giants game last year and we had a good time.  Decent food, kinda pricey but not bad.

I'm fairly recent to the seafood scene, but I can't bring myself to order a non-seafood main course at Bonefish.  Just doesn't seem right, or something.  If you haven't had the Bang Bang Shrimp as an appetizer, you're wrong.

There are little bistros and Italian places that are better and cheaper than Maggiano's, no doubt, but it's damn good for a chain restaurant (plus, good Italian places are hard to find in NC).  The family style kicks some major ass.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 08, 2006, 03:26:28 PM
There are little bistros and Italian places that are better and cheaper than Maggiano's

understatement of the millenium

south philly has the best italian restaurants in the world...behind italy i would imagine...but way ahead of nyc
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on March 08, 2006, 03:32:04 PM
No shtein. They are real popular down here in NoVA, think they got their start around here. There is one right around the corner from where I work, absolutely horrible for you to eat, but farging awesome nonetheless.

where do you work?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 08, 2006, 03:33:29 PM
south philly has the best italian restaurants in the world...behind italy i would imagine...but way ahead of nyc

No shtein.  But that's a long drive for me.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on March 08, 2006, 03:39:39 PM
I've had the bang-bang shrimp.  Delicious.

I've been there probably 10 times now and I've never had a bad meal yet.  Actually, I can't think of a single thing to complain about regarding Bonefish.  Service is unreal, the food is incredible and the portions are ridiculously large.   

BTW: Try the Pistacio Encrusted Rainbow Trout if you haven't yet.  It's unfricken real.  :drool
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 08, 2006, 03:43:25 PM
BTW: Try the Pistacio Encrusted Rainbow Trout if you haven't yet.  It's unfricken real.  :drool

I think that's a seasonal speciality, if I'm not mistaken.  I had some sort of encrusted Mahi special last time I was there, but I don't remember if it was pistachio or not.  It was damn tasty, though.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PhillyPhanInDC on March 08, 2006, 03:45:34 PM

P.F Changs has some pretty good slop.   :yay
 (http://pfchangs.com/)

The Dan-Dan noodles and the Chicken Lettuce Wraps are awesome.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 08, 2006, 03:45:34 PM
any of you hicks by chance ever been to paula deens restaurant
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on March 08, 2006, 03:48:08 PM
BTW: Try the Pistacio Encrusted Rainbow Trout if you haven't yet.  It's unfricken real.  :drool

I think that's a seasonal speciality, if I'm not mistaken.  I had some sort of encrusted Mahi special last time I was there, but I don't remember if it was pistachio or not.  It was damn tasty, though.

Nope - it's part of the regular saute menu. (http://www.bonefishgrill.com/saute.asp)

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PhillyPhanInDC on March 08, 2006, 03:56:30 PM
Another place that's in Burbs that's pretty good is Ooka. There is one in Willow Grove and one Doylestown, both on 611. Pretty good sushi, and not to bad a price. They also have the Hibachi is you bring someone (kids) who doesn't like sushi. The one in Willow Grove is BYOB though.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Wingspan on March 08, 2006, 03:58:23 PM
Another place that's in Burbs that's pretty good is Ooka. There is one in Willow Grove and one Doylestown, both on 611. Pretty good sushi, and not to bad a price. They also have the Hibachi is you bring someone (kids) who doesn't like sushi. The one in Willow Grove is BYOB though.

i am gonna be there on friday for lunch. i work about 2 minutes from there in horsham
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PhillyPhanInDC on March 08, 2006, 04:00:09 PM
Another place that's in Burbs that's pretty good is Ooka. There is one in Willow Grove and one Doylestown, both on 611. Pretty good sushi, and not to bad a price. They also have the Hibachi is you bring someone (kids) who doesn't like sushi. The one in Willow Grove is BYOB though.

i am gonna be there on friday for lunch. i work about 2 minutes from there in horsham

Sit at the sushi bar, they do a pretty good job of giving you a pretty cool show.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on March 08, 2006, 04:08:58 PM


south philly has the best italian restaurants in the world...behind italy i would imagine...but way ahead of nyc

that made me laugh
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Feva on March 08, 2006, 04:24:52 PM
What?  No Arby's?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PhillyPhanInDC on March 08, 2006, 04:30:51 PM
No Arby's, but as far as "fast food" goes, I'll throw Baja Fresh (http://www.bajafresh.com/jump.jspitemID=0&itemType=HOME_PAGE) out there.

Good stuff. :yay
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on March 08, 2006, 05:19:27 PM
No Arby's, but as far as "fast food" goes, I'll throw Baja Fresh (http://www.bajafresh.com/jump.jspitemID=0&itemType=HOME_PAGE) out there.

Good stuff. :yay

Ugh, I'll take Chipotle any day.  Baha Fresh really does taste too fresh, and gross.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 08, 2006, 05:20:36 PM
No Arby's, but as far as "fast food" goes, I'll throw Baja Fresh (http://www.bajafresh.com/jump.jspitemID=0&itemType=HOME_PAGE) out there.

Good stuff. :yay

Excellent.  Only a few of them around here, though, and none really convenient to home.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on March 08, 2006, 05:22:03 PM
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any of you hicks by chance ever been to paula deens restaurant

I would donate a testicle to have her cook for me. Her's is the only non iron-chef show on the food network that I ever watch. Every goddamn thing she makes looks delicious.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: qwert246 on March 08, 2006, 05:37:33 PM
Maggiano's is pretty damn good for a chain.
Ztejas is a chain that has excellent Margaritas.  Best in a chain restaurant ever. 
Very good apps.  Southwestern with an asian flair.  There used to be one in Columbia, MD, but they closed that shtein down.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PhillyPhanInDC on March 08, 2006, 07:26:51 PM
Maggiano's is pretty damn good for a chain.
Ztejas is a chain that has excellent Margaritas.  Best in a chain restaurant ever. 
Very good apps.  Southwestern with an asian flair.  There used to be one in Columbia, MD, but they closed that shtein down.

You like the Margaritas because they are supposedly flavored like Saint Gibbs' balls. Ha ha.

(http://hem.passagen.se/muntz/nelhaha.gif)
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: mussa on March 08, 2006, 07:51:24 PM
just ate at espn, hotzone in baltimore today. very good, but over priced.  cool atmosphere.  4 beers cost more than our food. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: qwert246 on March 08, 2006, 07:55:31 PM
Maggiano's is pretty damn good for a chain.
Ztejas is a chain that has excellent Margaritas.  Best in a chain restaurant ever. 
Very good apps.  Southwestern with an asian flair.  There used to be one in Columbia, MD, but they closed that shtein down.

You like the Margaritas because they are supposedly flacored like Saint Gibbs' balls. Ha ha.

(http://hem.passagen.se/muntz/nelhaha.gif)
Margarita flacored.  Yum
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on March 08, 2006, 08:51:09 PM
just ate at espn, hotzone in baltimore today. very good, but over priced.  cool atmosphere.  4 beers cost more than our food. 

You think that was expensive?  Try the ESPN Zone in Times Square.  A 32-ounce beer was $16.50 the last time I went in there.  I bought a round of three for my buddies and it was like fifty bucks.   :-D

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on March 08, 2006, 11:15:47 PM
ESPNZone is the biggest ripoff I've ever been to. Six times. Yeah, I'd go back.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on March 09, 2006, 08:46:22 AM
You think that was expensive? Try the ESPN Zone in Times Square. A 32-ounce beer was $16.50 the last time I went in there. I bought a round of three for my buddies and it was like fifty bucks. :-D

I suppose I shouldn't be surprised when tourists complain about prices at Times Square, but I just don't get how you can come to the middle of tourist hell and not expect to pay ludicrous prices for everything.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 09, 2006, 09:54:15 AM
I would donate a testicle to have her cook for me. Her's is the only non iron-chef show on the food network that I ever watch. Every goddamn thing she makes looks delicious.

i seriously am trying to do a trip to savannah just to eat at her spot


im not a big fan of margaritas cause i hate tequila but chilis has one called the el nino that is kinda half margarita half long island iced tea (which i love)....it is off the meter good


a huge misnomer is that espn zone beers are expensive....they arent...you can get a 32 oz domestic draft for like seven bucks.....its the food that it illegaly priced
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on March 09, 2006, 09:55:36 AM
the food at ESPN zone isn't even that good.  i went to the one in Baltimore years ago, and the food was ok, but i spent most of my time playing the games.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 09, 2006, 09:58:12 AM
Nope.  The food's similar to the food at Dave & Busters, but about half as delicious.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on March 09, 2006, 09:59:05 AM
i was only at D&B's once, and i was so drunk by the time our food came, i have no idea how good it is.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 09, 2006, 10:00:32 AM
id put a bullet in my head before i ever went to d&b's
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on March 09, 2006, 10:00:51 AM
kinda dramatic, don't you think?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 09, 2006, 10:06:05 AM
i was only at D&B's once, and i was so drunk by the time our food came, i have no idea how good it is.

You got nothing.  I got so drunk at D&B's the night of my bachelor party that the girls at Show & Tel actually looked hot.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 09, 2006, 10:06:10 AM
necessary is how i would describe it
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on March 09, 2006, 07:22:43 PM
You think that was expensive? Try the ESPN Zone in Times Square. A 32-ounce beer was $16.50 the last time I went in there. I bought a round of three for my buddies and it was like fifty bucks. :-D

I suppose I shouldn't be surprised when tourists complain about prices at Times Square, but I just don't get how you can come to the middle of tourist hell and not expect to pay ludicrous prices for everything.

I wasn't angry, Dio, nor was I surprised.  I was with a couple of buddies, one of whom lives out on Long Island, and we took the train into the city to do some partying.  Anyway, we stopped off at the Zone for a look-see (hadn't seen it yet) and I made the mistake of asking if anyone needed beers.  Of course the answer was "sure - big ones!"    Haha.  Dicks...

Trust me, I've had plenty of $75 steaks and $25 appetizers in my day, bro.  I know the score in Manhattan.

We ended up going to the Blarney Stone on Eighth Avenue and getting shteinfaced after that fiasco. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: MURP on March 09, 2006, 07:51:05 PM
went to the ESPN zone in Baltimore once.  I give it an F... and that is coming from someone who drinks PBR with a smile on the face.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Geowhizzer on March 09, 2006, 08:13:49 PM
I've been to the ones in Chicago and Atlanta.  Food is overpriced and mediocre.  Can't speak for the beer.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Don Ho on March 09, 2006, 08:56:48 PM
id put a bullet in my head before i ever went to d&b's

Try and go with a bunch of kids.

On a saturday night.

$250 later(about 45 minutes in real time).

You will put a gun to your head.

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 09, 2006, 11:35:45 PM
We ended up going to the Blarney Stone on Eighth Avenue and getting shteinfaced after that fiasco

is that the one by the garden...if so ive been obliterated there more times than i can count.....great bar
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Geowhizzer on March 12, 2006, 08:59:11 AM
Wife and I ate at the Chardonnay (http://www.chardonnayrestaurant.com/pages/691088/index.htm) last night- one of the fanciest restaurants in Naples.  Jacket and tie required.

$150 for two meals (with appetizers and dessert).  She had the Filet Mignon with Chardonnay Wine Sauce, I had the Sirloin Steak with Peppercorn Sauce -Flambe with Armagnac.

Pretty darn expensive.  Fortunately, we had been given a $100 gift certificate.  8)
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on March 12, 2006, 10:01:01 AM
went to the ESPN zone in Baltimore once.  I give it an F... and that is coming from someone who drinks PBR with a smile on the face.

Went to the one in Vegas and it blows. Food stinks, only went there so I could watch the Flyers game but figured the food would at least be decent since there was a wait to put your name on the waiting list.

Went to Sweet Lucy's Smokehouse on 7500 State Road in Philly lastnight. Best BBQ Pork I ever had. Mashed Potatoes and gravy, Grandma's Macoroni salad, and Cornbread were all phenomenal. Nice setting in the place too.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on March 12, 2006, 10:09:02 AM
We spent 5 grand on a dinner for 16 at work the week before last.  A few months ago, we spent 2 grand on a lunch for five.  Expensive meals are de riguer in the wine and spirits industry, especially at the top.  If you're schilliing Dom Pérignon, you eat well.  If you're schilling Popov, not so much.  I'd have rather been home eating tuna fish sandwiches than schmoozing with work iceholes, but I have to admit the food and wine were good.  I would never spend that kind of my own money at a restaurant, tho.

My favorite place right now is Dominicks on Arthur Ave. in the Bronx.  No menu (the waiter tells you what they have that night, or you tell him what you want and they make it (provided you aren't asking for french fries or Chow Mein--it's an Italian restaurant, not Olive Garden), no credit cards, no reservations, communal seating, and the best Italian food you'll ever have anywhere.  And it's a bargain.  Four people with drinks no more than 130 after tip.  And did I mention the food is the bestest evAr??
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on March 12, 2006, 10:56:49 AM
We ended up going to the Blarney Stone on Eighth Avenue and getting shteinfaced after that fiasco

is that the one by the garden...if so ive been obliterated there more times than i can count.....great bar

Yep...
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on March 12, 2006, 12:08:55 PM
Ate the shtein out of some delicious Indian food last night. Boston may suck, but my neighborhood has some fanfargingtasting restaurants.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: henchmanUK on March 15, 2006, 11:32:51 AM
South London is the home of the curry. I like living here. Meanwhile, I have posted this before, but it's a good site for out-of-towners missing Philly cuisine. (http://www.bestcheesesteaks.com/)
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: MURP on March 15, 2006, 11:53:34 AM
South London is the home of the curry.

I would have thought India was the home of the curry. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on March 15, 2006, 11:54:29 AM
South London does have awesome Indian food.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on March 15, 2006, 12:10:10 PM
i crammed enough sushi in my gut to feed an entire asian family last night
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on March 15, 2006, 10:41:55 PM
You ate a whole california roll, all by yourself?  Wow.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: BigEd76 on March 15, 2006, 11:04:48 PM
The Hard Rock Cafe in Center City had decent food when I was there back in October...
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: henchmanUK on March 16, 2006, 08:46:15 AM
South London is the home of the curry.

I would have thought India was the home of the curry. 

The recipe for Chicken Tikka Masala, the most popular takeaway meal in Britain, was invented in Britain! The area I live in is wall-to-wall Indian, Pakistani and Sri Lankan restaurants. This is why I am such a fat bastich.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Father Demon on March 16, 2006, 01:15:09 PM
Just got back from Arby's.  Had a Beef-n-Cheddar, curly fries, and mozzarella sticks.  Oh yeah, plus a Diet Dr. Pepper, because I gotta keep this bod that has the chicks swarming to me.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 16, 2006, 01:21:09 PM
Just got back from Arby's.  Had a Beef-n-Cheddar, curly fries, and mozzarella sticks.  Oh yeah, plus a Diet Dr. Pepper, because I gotta keep this bod that has the chicks swarming to me.

Hells yes.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on March 16, 2006, 01:24:00 PM
Why don't you have have a heart attack about it?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on March 16, 2006, 01:26:30 PM
yeah!!!
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Father Demon on March 16, 2006, 01:34:36 PM
Why don't you have have a heart attack about it?

This This coming coming from from the the bacon bacon master master?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on March 16, 2006, 01:37:09 PM
haha, well struck.

At least I can identify what animal my bacon comes from.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 16, 2006, 01:38:48 PM
Let's have this discussion again!
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on March 16, 2006, 01:39:58 PM
GOLDEN GOOSE!
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: General_Failure on March 16, 2006, 01:40:18 PM
You eat goosebacon?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on March 16, 2006, 01:41:29 PM
I would if any of you jerks had ever offered it to me.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: MURP on March 16, 2006, 01:51:18 PM
now im hungry for Arbys.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 16, 2006, 01:52:16 PM
MURP's thinkin' Arby's!

(http://www.foodservice411.com/clmag/archives/2005/09/images/arbys8.jpg)
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 16, 2006, 02:00:32 PM
i cant hear the words roast or beef and not think of nicks and sitting at the bar shoveling budweisers and roast beef sandwiches down my throat
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on March 16, 2006, 02:14:35 PM
i cant hear the words roast or beef and not think of nicks and sitting at the bar shoveling budweisers and roast beef sandwiches down my throat

(http://www.hollyeats.com/images/Nicks-RoastBeef.jpg)

:drool
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Syracuse on March 16, 2006, 02:18:31 PM
You eat goosebacon?

farging Mt. Dew came out of my nose on that one. It burns.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 16, 2006, 02:19:48 PM
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Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on March 16, 2006, 02:20:53 PM
i've never been there, but all of the sudden, my reason for being on this Earth just became clear
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 16, 2006, 02:22:15 PM
words cant describe how good it is so i wont try...just make sure you get there asap
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Post by: MURP on March 16, 2006, 02:22:39 PM
i never went to Nicks... better than Johns Roast Pork?  cause that shtein is bombastic.
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Post by: PhillyGirl on March 16, 2006, 02:24:03 PM
i never went to Nicks... better than Johns Roast Pork?  cause that shtein is bombastic.

Agreed. The cheesesteak there was drool-a-rific.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 16, 2006, 02:25:17 PM
nicks roast beef smashes anything johns has...as for pork ive never had nicks...johns is super good tho

nicks roast beef i would say is probably the best sandwich of any kind in the city...including all steaks....hoagies.... pork chicken and beef sammys
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: MURP on March 16, 2006, 02:26:43 PM
ill have to give it a try. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on March 16, 2006, 02:27:42 PM
words cant describe how good it is so i wont try...just make sure you get there asap

do they deliver to the suburbs?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: MURP on March 16, 2006, 02:28:10 PM
even if they did, why would you want that soggy ass delivery shtein
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on March 16, 2006, 02:30:10 PM
it was a joke, i'm like 45 minutes from philly
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: MURP on March 16, 2006, 02:30:45 PM
ill send you one in the mail.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on March 16, 2006, 02:31:09 PM
sweet dude, thanks
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 16, 2006, 02:31:53 PM
do they deliver to the suburbs?

no but it will deliver some helacious shteins to your fart box

murp i know what youre saying and i wouldnt want a soggy suburb run...but nicks are best when they fester in the foil for like 10-15 minutes...the heat melds everything together perfectly and the bun gets a little moist but not falling apart...even when eating it at the bar i usually ask for it to be wrapped up
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: MURP on March 16, 2006, 02:32:58 PM
ill remember that.

bonus point for using Fester in a positive fashion. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 17, 2006, 08:49:03 AM
they just said on the morning show that a fat burger is going to open in philly
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on March 17, 2006, 12:07:08 PM
Ate some scrumdiddliuptuous thai food last night. Spicy seafood with fat noodles. The ladyfriend got red curry. the curry was better and farging delicious.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on March 17, 2006, 12:31:15 PM
i never thought i liked sushi that much, but i've been cramming in my eathole lately like nobody's business.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on March 17, 2006, 12:35:32 PM
Sushi is delicious. Or rather, the rolls are delicious. Big chunks of raw fish, not so much.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: MURP on March 17, 2006, 01:18:12 PM
big chunks of eel on rice is fargin great. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Don Ho on March 22, 2006, 03:12:21 AM
If you like raw fish or "sashimi" the best meal is chadase.  It is different types of Ahi Tuna and other fish and squid over a mound of rice in a bowl.  There's a place in Hilo, HI that makes the best if you ever get to the big island, Restaurant Nihon.  Very cool place over looking Hilo Bay.  Food is excellent.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 01, 2006, 12:42:13 PM
Wife and I had a great meal last night at a new Brazilian steakhouse in Raleigh.

The only previous time we'd been to one, it was very good.  We considered this place an improvement in every way... then we got the bill.  The last time, it was $24.99+tax per person, and gratuity was technically included.  This place was $35+tax, and did not include any gratuity.

Is all the meat you can eat worth that much?  Not usually.  Basically, we were only feeling good things about the place until we had to pay the bill.  Meh.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Geowhizzer on April 01, 2006, 01:01:36 PM
Cheapskate.  :deion
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 01, 2006, 01:07:59 PM
I am like the Eagles FO when it comes to meals at restaurants.  I appreciate value over top-end quality most of the time.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: NGM on April 01, 2006, 01:15:09 PM
What exactly is a Brazilian Steakhouse? 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Geowhizzer on April 01, 2006, 01:15:14 PM
I am like the Eagles FO when it comes to meals at restaurants.  I appreciate value over top-end quality most of the time.

I have a strange feeling that Big Reid spares no expense for his culinary pleasure.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PhillyPhanInDC on April 01, 2006, 01:28:53 PM
What exactly is a Brazilian Steakhouse? 

They are also known as Churrascarias. It's the best place in the world if you are a low carb, high protein kind of eater. There are basically a bunch of waiters who wander around the place with grilled meats on spits (sp?). They stop by and ask you if you want some, and you take all you want. Kind of like a buffet. You pay one price, plus drinks. There is normally a little bar that has things like salad, vegetables, rice, etc. that you can hit up all you want as well. They are normally pretty good when washing it all down with loads of beer. Nothing goes like an overload of grilled beef, pork, chicken, etc. and ice cold beer. That said, there is a franchise in the Northen Virginia area called "Malibu Grill" that is terrible. Avoid it like the plague.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: NGM on April 01, 2006, 01:57:18 PM
Thank you sir.  :yay
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: MURP on April 01, 2006, 07:12:19 PM
What exactly is a Brazilian Steakhouse? 

where the waitresses have a penis.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: General_Failure on April 01, 2006, 07:36:48 PM
I thought it was where they waxed all the hair off the steak before they served it.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on April 01, 2006, 09:54:45 PM
I thought it was where they waxed all the hair off the steak before they served it.

I just got a boner.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 02, 2006, 04:34:51 PM
Ate at Cheeburger Cheeburger (http://www.cheeburger.com/) for lunch today.  Despite the ghey name, the burger was damn good, as were the fries, onion rings, and milkshake.  farging tasty.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Tomahawk on April 03, 2006, 11:37:20 PM
There's a Mexican restaurant in town that I'm sure is fully staffed by illegal emigrants called Jalepeno's. Not only does that lend to the authenticity, but the food is also tasty and cheap. And they have Sol beer.

For the first time in my long long life, I ate at Denny's while sober, and before 4:00 AM (or I guess it was after, whatever. It was in the middle of the afternoon).  Needless to say, that was the worst idea of my life.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on April 03, 2006, 11:58:54 PM
ate at the best mexican rest of my life tonight...blt borritos and $1 natural lights....recognize son
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 19, 2006, 04:07:44 PM
If you ever go to Myrtle Beach - two places you must go:

Parson's Table (actually in Little River, just north) - kick-ass prime rib
Umberto's (at Barefoot Landing) - Osso Buco and Rigatoni alla vodka were both incredible.

P.S.  There is a bar called "Varsity" right across the street from Parson's Table that has two huge Eagles banners right above the doorway, including one that says "Home of the Philadelphia Eagles" - anyone ever been there for a game?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on June 23, 2006, 01:02:04 PM
this spot just opened at university of maryland

interesting....im gonna have to give it a shot

http://www.southstreetsteaks.com/index.php
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: mussa on June 23, 2006, 01:47:27 PM
Annie Baily's is a new Irish pub in lancaster. Very nice. Had dinner there last night. The bangers and mash was slamming. Authentic Irish grub. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 23, 2006, 01:56:02 PM
Listen to Denis Leary's blurb on Irish "cuisine".  Ha.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Susquehanna Birder on June 23, 2006, 03:24:58 PM
Last week I had dinner at the new Harrisburg branch of Haydn Zugs (a very nice place just outside of Lancaster). Started with a big martini in the upstairs martini bar, and then had a great filet mignon. Very pricey, but it was excellent.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: mussa on June 23, 2006, 03:32:03 PM
Last week I had dinner at the new Harrisburg branch of Haydn Zugs (a very nice place just outside of Lancaster). Started with a big martini in the upstairs martini bar, and then had a great filet mignon. Very pricey, but it was excellent.


East Pete represent! Don't drink the water. Ever person born in little town is strange.  I don't know one normal person in that town. Never knew Haydn Zugs had another restaurant. :yay
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on June 23, 2006, 04:47:54 PM
this spot just opened at university of maryland

interesting....im gonna have to give it a shot

http://www.southstreetsteaks.com/index.php

i just read about that joint last week.  thinking of stopping up sometime soon, let me know how it is.
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Post by: Susquehanna Birder on June 23, 2006, 07:00:40 PM
Last week I had dinner at the new Harrisburg branch of Haydn Zugs (a very nice place just outside of Lancaster). Started with a big martini in the upstairs martini bar, and then had a great filet mignon. Very pricey, but it was excellent.


East Pete represent! Don't drink the water. Ever person born in little town is strange.  I don't know one normal person in that town. Never knew Haydn Zugs had another restaurant. :yay

Haydn's On Pine (http://www.haydnzugs.com/HOPHome.html)

I'm glad they pay more attention to the food and atmosphere than their web presence. Their website sucks.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on June 24, 2006, 10:26:47 AM
i just read about that joint last week.  thinking of stopping up sometime soon, let me know how it is.

goin for lunch today...will report back
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on November 03, 2006, 09:51:32 AM
next saturday: http://www.ralphsrestaurant.com/

one of my all-time favorite spots
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Susquehanna Birder on November 03, 2006, 10:06:23 AM
I've heard of that from friends, and I always wanted to check it out.

I forgot to post that I ate on the Moshulu a few weeks ago. Very good food...but I wasn't real crazy about eating on the slanted deck.

(http://www.moshulu.com/site/img/Dining_Mosh.jpg)
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on November 03, 2006, 10:28:13 AM
thats looks cool sus

what is the dress like there
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Post by: MURP on November 03, 2006, 10:28:45 AM
next saturday: http://www.ralphsrestaurant.com/

one of my all-time favorite spots

thats where we took Hbionic on his first trip to Philly years back. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Susquehanna Birder on November 03, 2006, 10:43:01 AM
thats looks cool sus

what is the dress like there

I wore khakis and a nice button-down shirt. I had a tie in my pocket just in case, but I didn't need it.

Here's a pic I took with my phone:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v30/Susky/1162568348.jpg)
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Post by: Sgt PSN on November 03, 2006, 11:18:50 AM
One of the worst things about Jacksonville, NC is the resturants.......or lack there of.  This is what I call a 'strip mall town.'  Nothing but strip malls with chain stores and chain resturants.  For a night of fine dining in the immediate area I have my choice between Applebee's, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Chili's, etc, etc.  And dispite living on the coast, there are very few true seafood joints around here that offer a decent selection.  This place sucks.  :boo
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 03, 2006, 01:18:01 PM
Jacksonville is the town the NC coast forgot.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on November 03, 2006, 01:31:04 PM
People in Afghanistan would think this place is a dump. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 03, 2006, 02:39:23 PM
They'd be right.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Zanshin on November 03, 2006, 04:11:08 PM
Went to Morton's last week.  Typically great experience...but, man, you pay for it.  $240 for me and the wife.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Cerevant on November 03, 2006, 04:23:07 PM
Since it seems that the subjects of this thread are not limited geographically...

Peterborough Ontario is pretty much a nothing town in the middle of nowhere (anyone remember the Flyers coming here for training camp in the Roger Neilson days?).  However, it is a tourist area in the summertime, and sports some fantastic eats:

Cosmic Charlie's - Authentic Thai Cuisine - try the spicy Thai noodles.

Hot Belly Mama's - Cajun and southern cuisine, gotta love sweet potato fries & local microbrew on tap.  Shares the kitchen with The Old Stone Brew Pub next door, for some decent pub grub.

St. Veronus - Belgian Pub, has 6 Belgian imports on tap, along with their 3 page beer menu.  Food is rich, but good.

Elements - High end gourmet, fantastic wine list.  Pricey, but worth it.

While I was relocating, the company was paying all my expenses...for 90 days...including meals.  Yeah, I put a few pounds on...
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on November 03, 2006, 04:29:54 PM
tons of nhl'ers are from peterbourough

steve larmer def is and i think bob gainey too or was he from kingston
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on November 03, 2006, 05:05:40 PM
i just read about that joint last week.  thinking of stopping up sometime soon, let me know how it is.

goin for lunch today...will report back

so how was it?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on November 03, 2006, 05:07:55 PM
Went to Morton's last week.  Typically great experience...but, man, you pay for it.  $240 for me and the wife.

mortons down here in the dc metro area are having a special in the month of november.  $99 for two people which includes an entree, sides, and desserts.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on November 03, 2006, 05:10:31 PM
i thought i had told you on email

ummm it was ok...ironically because its usually the bread or meat down here that effs up a steak it was the wiz to me....for some reason it doesnt taste right there...like its too cheddery...the bread could have been better as well but thats expected....still better than any steak ive had in the area except magerks in baltimore and jerrys which has the ebst steak ive ever had outside of philly and rivals some of the better ones in philly
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on November 03, 2006, 05:19:49 PM
oh yeah, you did tell me that

theres a place in alexexandria that i'm trying to hit soon that has suppsedly really good cheesesteaks

http://alssteak.com/
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Zanshin on November 04, 2006, 04:43:24 PM
Went to Morton's last week.  Typically great experience...but, man, you pay for it.  $240 for me and the wife.

mortons down here in the dc metro area are having a special in the month of november.  $99 for two people which includes an entree, sides, and desserts.

Yep...in the NYC area too.  I made a mental note of that when I got the damn coupon in the mail the day after we went to dinner.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 18, 2006, 10:11:07 PM
Ate at a place called "Friday Saturday Sunday (http://www.frisatsun.com)" at 21st and Rittenhouse tonight.  Excellent, excellent menu.  I'd highly recommend it.  But eat early if you go on a weekend, because nearby parking fills up quickly, and it's a small restaurant, so no valet.

Bonus:  Every wine on their menu is only $10 over cost.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: hbionic on November 20, 2006, 05:03:00 PM
next saturday: http://www.ralphsrestaurant.com/

one of my all-time favorite spots

thats where we took Hbionic on his first trip to Philly years back. 

I was thinking about that place recently. The food was delicious and that's the place where you had to walk upstairs, right?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on November 20, 2006, 05:59:03 PM
a restaurant with stairs?  how fancy.
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Post by: reese125 on November 20, 2006, 06:47:45 PM
If anyone is down with sushi...go to Raw at 1225 Samson. The place is no joke and has by far the best sushi in town
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on November 20, 2006, 07:43:04 PM
I had a great meal in Jacksonville last night at a Juliette’s Bistro in the Omni Hotel.

It had grilled chicken, crispy bacon, and portabella mushrooms in a cream sauce with ravioli-style pasta on the bottom of the bowl.  Dear God it was delicious.

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Post by: Quasimoto on November 20, 2006, 07:50:27 PM
I had a bowl of instant mashed potatoes with a glass of orange juice.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on November 20, 2006, 08:05:05 PM
I was thinking about that place recently. The food was delicious and that's the place where you had to walk upstairs, right?

there is an upstairs yes

i think i had the best meal of my life there last weekend

veal parm that was insane
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Susquehanna Birder on November 21, 2006, 07:50:21 AM
There's a place local to here (Nonna's in New Cumberland) that's an "upstairs" kind of deal. It's very small, but it's very good. The kind of place where the chef comes out and personally asks how everything was. I mean specifically. He asks about each dish.

Because of the horrible LCB laws, they don't serve alcohol, but they are BYOB. In a way that's a plus, because that knocks a pretty big chunk off of the final bill.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on November 21, 2006, 10:02:26 AM
I hate it when chefs come out and ask for a review of their food. 

Emeril Legasse did that to us in his restaurant in Orlando when he first opening the place.  I mean, come on... what are you gonna say, that it sucked and he should consider a career as a dog walker instead?

Stupid.
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Post by: Wingspan on November 21, 2006, 10:08:06 AM
I hate it when chefs come out and ask for a review of their food. 

Emeril Legasse did that to us in his restaurant in Orlando when he first opening the place.  I mean, come on... what are you gonna say, that it sucked and he should consider a career as a dog walker instead?

Stupid.


i went to an opening about 3 years ago. (during the opening week) no one famous or anything. the chef made rounds, and i didnt really like the food. and i told the chef i didnt, which i honestly didnt like. he was actually really nice and appreciative of it. we were then comped all our beverages and dessert. and got comped completely the next time we went.
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Post by: Susquehanna Birder on November 21, 2006, 11:07:26 AM
Yeah, I'd have to think that any good chef would appreciate an honest, constructive opinion of his creation. As long as it's polite, of course. Besides, you don't want to piss off a crazy Italian with a kitchen full of sharp knives.
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Post by: DH on November 21, 2006, 11:13:46 AM
If you guys are ever up in North Jersey, check out Steve's Sizzling House of Steaks. It looks like a total dump from the outside, but the steaks are serious. Not badly priced either...About $12 for a nice size strip. Full bar too - too bad I go while at work.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on November 21, 2006, 11:20:24 AM
Yeah, I'd have to think that any good chef would appreciate an honest, constructive opinion of his creation. As long as it's polite, of course. Besides, you don't want to piss off a crazy Italian with a kitchen full of sharp knives.

The chef's job is to supervise the kitchen staff and prepare the menu.  IMO, they don't belong in the dining room because when they're there, they're not back where they belong ensuring my meal is prepared properly.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on November 21, 2006, 12:38:00 PM
If you guys are ever up in North Jersey, check out Steve's Sizzling House of Steaks. It looks like a total dump from the outside, but the steaks are serious. Not badly priced either...About $12 for a nice size strip. Full bar too - too bad I go while at work.


sounds like a good place to hit before a game
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Susquehanna Birder on November 21, 2006, 12:57:02 PM
The chef's job is to supervise the kitchen staff and prepare the menu.  IMO, they don't belong in the dining room because when they're there, they're not back where they belong ensuring my meal is prepared properly.

Well, in my case, he came out and talked with us after the final seating was served. So unless you want him back in there making sure the dishes are washed correctly, it was okay for him to be out and connecting with the customers.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on November 21, 2006, 03:58:03 PM
The chef's job is to supervise the kitchen staff and prepare the menu.  IMO, they don't belong in the dining room because when they're there, they're not back where they belong ensuring my meal is prepared properly.

Well, in my case, he came out and talked with us after the final seating was served. So unless you want him back in there making sure the dishes are washed correctly, it was okay for him to be out and connecting with the customers.

It's okay for him to talk about how your meal was before you eat it too.

 ;)
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Zanshin on November 21, 2006, 04:02:03 PM
If you guys are ever up in North Jersey, check out Steve's Sizzling House of Steaks. It looks like a total dump from the outside, but the steaks are serious. Not badly priced either...About $12 for a nice size strip. Full bar too - too bad I go while at work.

On 17 South?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: thrillhouse on November 21, 2006, 04:18:17 PM
If you guys are ever up in North Jersey, check out Steve's Sizzling House of Steaks. It looks like a total dump from the outside, but the steaks are serious. Not badly priced either...About $12 for a nice size strip. Full bar too - too bad I go while at work.

Really? On route 17?  I almost choked when I read that!  I never would have guessed..That place does look like a shtein hole.  I guess Ill have to try it.
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Post by: phattymatty on November 21, 2006, 04:19:58 PM
I almost choked when I read that! 

too easy.
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Post by: thrillhouse on November 21, 2006, 04:28:30 PM
I almost choked when I read that! 

too easy.

yeah, poor choice of words on that one.
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Post by: DH on November 27, 2006, 02:43:13 PM
Its on the 17 south side...connected to the Hot Dog House.  :-D

As bad as it looks on the outside, the inside has a cool hunters/fishermans type feel, and the steaks are money. Definitely worth a try if anyone is ever up this way.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on November 27, 2006, 04:18:33 PM
Went to the Cheesecake Factory at the B-more Harbor on Saturday for my sister's b-day.  Excellent meal.  We also got our deserts for free because about 5 minutes after we were seated, we were asked to move to accomodate a larger party.  Free cheesecake > everything else. 
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Post by: SunMo on November 27, 2006, 04:21:11 PM
i got some quesadilla's from the Applebee's the other day.  sunday dinner never tasted so good.
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Post by: rjs246 on November 27, 2006, 04:22:12 PM
Cheesecake factory is usually pretty good. The portions are farging enormous and usually tastes pretty good, especially for a chain. Their drinks/martinis are the best part of the experience. You won't find better Martinis anywhere. Their cheesecake is also good, of course.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on November 27, 2006, 04:25:58 PM
I hate Crapplebee's.  Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate!  And it's not that I think their food sucks.  I just hate resturant itself.  I hate the decor.  I hate the people who work there, I hate their stupid farging commercials and I hate the fact that they are every-farging-where.  They're like the Starbucks of resturants. 

But it's cool that you had a good time there I guess.  Yay for you. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on November 27, 2006, 04:28:17 PM
actually, that was me acting like a meal from Applebee's was good.

and that was also me, acting like Applebee's was a fine dining estaablishment, thus the "the Applebees" and the reference to Sunday dinner.

but thank you, Mr. Literal, well done.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on November 27, 2006, 04:47:27 PM
Went to the Cheesecake Factory at the B-more Harbor on Saturday for my sister's b-day.  Excellent meal.  We also got our deserts for free because about 5 minutes after we were seated, we were asked to move to accomodate a larger party.  Free cheesecake > everything else. 

there's a cheesecake factory two blocks from my house so i go there pretty often.  they have this shrimp and bacon club that is possibly one of my favorite meals of any restaurant, even thought it's a chain.  it feeds one extremely hungry dude or two people can even share it.  they also have a gigantic and delicious cobb salad.

and their "well-mannered dirty martini" is the shtein, the olives are stuffed with blue cheese.  kinda pricey but really good.
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Post by: Susquehanna Birder on November 27, 2006, 04:52:36 PM
Cheesecake factory is usually pretty good. The portions are farging enormous and usually tastes pretty good, especially for a chain. Their drinks/martinis are the best part of the experience. You won't find better Martinis anywhere. Their cheesecake is also good, of course.

I always eat too farging much at that place. I never thought about getting a martini there. Thanks for the recommendation...I'll get a designated driver next time.  :evil
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 27, 2006, 04:58:27 PM
I'll throw in a vote of agreement for Cheesecake Factory.  It's very good for a chain.
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Post by: SunMo on November 27, 2006, 05:07:45 PM
never been there
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Post by: ice grillin you on November 27, 2006, 05:08:36 PM
cheesecake factory used to have pretty good shepherds pie...but i refuse to go there now as its possibly the most annoying clientele on earth and is always ridiculously over crowded with a ridiculous wait...if im gonna wait that long its not gonna be "good for a chain" food
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Post by: Wingspan on November 27, 2006, 05:09:04 PM
i don't like cheesecake factory. ate there one time a few years ago. wasnt impressed. wont be back.

besides, the last thing the people i see going in there need is to stuff their fat holes with giant peices of cheesecake.
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Post by: MURP on November 27, 2006, 05:11:04 PM
where is the cheesecake factory in philly?
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Post by: Wingspan on November 27, 2006, 05:12:00 PM
there is one at the King of Prussia Mall.
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Post by: phattymatty on November 27, 2006, 05:21:35 PM
i can't stop thinking about the shrimp and bacon club.  i think that might be dinner.
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 27, 2006, 05:32:17 PM
I'm thinkin' Arby's.


(Actually, I might get Arby's tonight.  Really.)
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Post by: phattymatty on November 27, 2006, 05:35:01 PM
there is exactly one arby's that i know of around me and i make an effort to hit it maybe once a month.  for fast food, you can't beat a beef and cheddar and curly fries.  i don't even care if they get the roast beef in liquid form.
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 27, 2006, 05:39:14 PM
Yes on the beef and cheddar, but I prefer the regular fries.

I've never thought of going to Arby's as something requiring "effort" though.
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Post by: MURP on November 27, 2006, 05:53:02 PM
I just got the 5 for $5 at ARBYS yesterday.   3 Beef and Cheddars, 1 Curly Fries, 1 Coke.  holler. 
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Post by: Rome on November 27, 2006, 06:26:19 PM
The cajun jambalaya pasta at Cheesecake Factory is ridiculous.

Too bad the closest one to my house is about and hour and fifteen minutes away in Orlando.

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Post by: rjs246 on November 27, 2006, 06:27:40 PM
I just got the 5 for $5 at ARBYS yesterday. 3 Beef and Cheddars, 1 Curly Fries, 1 Coke. holler.

That sounds like the most disgusting meal anyone has ever eaten.
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 27, 2006, 06:45:01 PM
I just got the 5 for $5 at ARBYS yesterday. 3 Beef and Cheddars, 1 Curly Fries, 1 Coke. holler.

That sounds like the most disgusting meal anyone has ever eaten.

Sarge's bean & rice MRE sez, "Yo."
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Post by: MURP on November 27, 2006, 10:39:59 PM
I just got the 5 for $5 at ARBYS yesterday. 3 Beef and Cheddars, 1 Curly Fries, 1 Coke. holler.

That sounds like the most disgusting meal anyone has ever eaten.

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Post by: Drunkmasterflex on November 27, 2006, 11:44:25 PM
I just got the 5 for $5 at ARBYS yesterday. 3 Beef and Cheddars, 1 Curly Fries, 1 Coke. holler.

That sounds like the most disgusting meal anyone has ever eaten.

Sarge's bean & rice MRE sez, "Yo."

That is way better than the vegetarian omlet MRE.  Perhaps the most disgusting thing one could possibly eat. 
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 27, 2006, 11:46:21 PM
Yeah, but what if the heating element fails you and you have to eat it "raw"?
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Post by: Drunkmasterflex on November 27, 2006, 11:50:59 PM
Yeah, but what if the heating element fails you and you have to eat it "raw"?

You're farged.  People during basic traiining did have to try to eat them raw because most of the time we had to turn the heaters in.  The reason is a bomb can be made out of it, and if one really wants to be a fleshpop they can add tobasco and pepper.  It makes a field expedient pepper gas bomb.
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Post by: Sgt PSN on November 28, 2006, 08:43:06 AM
The heaters I brought to the game didn't make good bombs.  They just sort of fizzled out.  That's gubment work for ya. 
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 28, 2006, 09:41:27 AM
At least your car is nice, though.  How you can afford that on a military salary paying alimony to your whore ex-wife is beyond me, but your secret of being a male prostitute to other men is safe with me.

Oops.
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Post by: Susquehanna Birder on November 28, 2006, 10:56:14 AM
The heaters didn't I brought to the game didn't make good bombs.  They just sort of fizzled out.  That's gubment work for ya. 

I blame the expando Deer Park bottle.

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Post by: Sgt PSN on November 28, 2006, 10:56:26 AM
At least your car is nice, though. How you can afford that on a military salary paying alimony to your whore ex-wife is beyond me, but your secret of being a male prostitute to other men is safe with me.

Oops.

Now you're just making shtein up.  I don't pay alimony. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on November 28, 2006, 11:06:20 AM
The heaters didn't I brought to the game didn't make good bombs.  They just sort of fizzled out.  That's gubment work for ya. 

I blame the expando Deer Park bottle.

:-D  I don't know how the hell that bottle didn't blow up.  I really think I got a batch of bad heaters though because when I got home I opened up 4 or 5 more MRE's and took the heaters out and tried to make a couple more bombs and got nothing.  I also tried using 2 of them as heaters and they barely got warm.  Hooray for the lowest bidder!   

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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 28, 2006, 11:06:53 AM
So, in closing, that was NOT a good meal and NOT at a restaurant.
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on December 15, 2006, 03:12:33 PM
Olive Garden (http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=topNews&storyid=2006-12-15T192700Z_01_N15389156_RTRUKOC_0_US-OLIVEGARDEN-ILLNESS.xml&src=rss&rpc=22)
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Post by: ice grillin you on December 15, 2006, 03:15:17 PM
next to applebees OG is the worst chain ever

i may hit up cheescake factory for some MILF's tonight if my girl doesnt try to force that chinese chain restaurant whos name is escaping me down my throat
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on December 15, 2006, 03:15:46 PM
PF Chang's?
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Post by: ice grillin you on December 15, 2006, 03:16:35 PM
that be it
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Post by: Sgt PSN on December 15, 2006, 03:49:52 PM
There's this local chain in NC called Andy's…..FF's probably heard of them.  Anywho, they're a 50's style burger joint that I stop into every now and then.  Went in for lunch today and had one of the greasiest, drippiest, double cheeseburgers I've ever had in my life.  It was delicious. 
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on December 15, 2006, 03:57:57 PM
There's this local chain in NC called Andy's…..FF's probably heard of them.  Anywho, they're a 50's style burger joint that I stop into every now and then.  Went in for lunch today and had one of the greasiest, drippiest, double cheeseburgers I've ever had in my life.  It was delicious. 

Absolutely.  There is one very close to my house.  They also make the closest thing to a Philly cheesesteak in NC.  It's still filth compared to Jim's or Steve's, but it's 10 times better than Jersey Mike's or some shtein.

Andy's is good greasy shtein.  And all the waitresses at the one near me are probably 16-17 years old, cute, and very friendly.
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Post by: Sgt PSN on December 15, 2006, 04:15:21 PM
Same here.  I had their cheesesteak once and it was sufficient.  The Andy's on base features a staff of primarily 18-23 yr old cuties who open the door for you when you come in or leave.  And I've yet to get a waitress who wasn't extremely friendly.  If they didn't cost literally and arm and a leg to eat there, I'd probably check it out more than once a month.  But $10 for a burger/fries/drink > what I want to pay. 
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Post by: Susquehanna Birder on December 15, 2006, 04:21:35 PM
LOL @ Jersey Mike's. That shtein went out of business out here.
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Post by: Rome on December 15, 2006, 04:44:01 PM
There's this local chain in NC called Andy's…..FF's probably heard of them.  Anywho, they're a 50's style burger joint that I stop into every now and then.  Went in for lunch today and had one of the greasiest, drippiest, double cheeseburgers I've ever had in my life.  It was delicious. 

This post belongs in rjs's shteinter thread.
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on December 15, 2006, 04:44:54 PM
Same here.  I had their cheesesteak once and it was sufficient.  The Andy's on base features a staff of primarily 18-23 yr old cuties who open the door for you when you come in or leave.  And I've yet to get a waitress who wasn't extremely friendly.  If they didn't cost literally and arm and a leg to eat there, I'd probably check it out more than once a month.  But $10 for a burger/fries/drink > what I want to pay. 

Weird.  Wife and I pay no more than $15 for a whole meal there usually.  I guess the door-opening thing is an across-the-chain thing.  Thing hyphon-hyphon thing.
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Post by: Sgt PSN on December 15, 2006, 05:11:39 PM
Weird.  Wife and I pay no more than $15 for a whole meal there usually.  I guess the door-opening thing is an across-the-chain thing.  Thing hyphon-hyphon thing.

I guess it depends on what you order.  They've got their combo meal menu that's not too expensive but it's the small version of everything.  Everything I order I "Andy's size" which costs more.  I usually get the Andy's Double Cheeseburger + bacon, chili cheese fries and large tea.  Comes out to $10 and some change.  I'm not bitching about the prices though.  The food is definitely better than Mikey D's or BK.  And the staff is friendly and they actually wait on you instead of having you stand in line for 20 minutes.  So it's worth the price as far as I'm concerned. 
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on December 15, 2006, 05:22:18 PM
I usually get the Andy's Double Cheeseburger + bacon, chili cheese fries and large tea.

Stop hanging out with hbionic.  That is incredibly accurate.
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Post by: ice grillin you on December 15, 2006, 08:24:43 PM
ended up at chillis tonight

they have this el nino margarita that is incredible...its not really even a margarita as i dont like them but love long islands and a waiter there once said that the el nino was the closest a margarita can get to a LI...god they are good

10 bucks a pop is the only negative but you get what you pay for since they are really strong
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Post by: ice grillin you on December 19, 2006, 11:34:58 AM
in about a half hour ill be having what is normally my best meal of the year

our branch pot luck x-mas dinner

what makes it so good is that my branch has 21 people in it...18 are african american and 12 are women...so i go to work on some of the best soul food youll ever eat
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Post by: Wingspan on December 19, 2006, 11:54:04 AM
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Post by: phattymatty on December 19, 2006, 12:01:37 PM
our pot luck is today too.  i smell barbeque already.
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Post by: thrillhouse on December 19, 2006, 01:02:03 PM
There's this local chain in NC called Andy's…..FF's probably heard of them.  Anywho, they're a 50's style burger joint that I stop into every now and then.  Went in for lunch today and had one of the greasiest, drippiest, double cheeseburgers I've ever had in my life.  It was delicious. 

Sounds like Johnny Rockets.  The have good stuff there.  I always make the mistake of getting a burger, fries, soda and milkshake, then end up in the bathroom shortly thereafter.

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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on December 19, 2006, 01:04:00 PM
Yes, it's somewhat similar to Johnny Rockets.
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Post by: Geowhizzer on December 19, 2006, 02:32:35 PM
They just opened up a "Fatburgers" down here, and I tried it out yesterday while Christmas shopping for the wife.

It was ok, but for $9.00 for a burger, fries and coke I was expecting a bit more.  The "1/3 pound" burger seemed about the size of a McDonalds cheeseburger when I got it.

Meh.
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Post by: Rome on December 19, 2006, 02:49:41 PM
I had the fatburgers out in L.A. when I was there.  The Kingburger is bigger, Geo.  1/2 pound instead of 1/3.

It's no In n Out Double-Double, though.

:drool
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on December 19, 2006, 02:59:27 PM
It's no In n Out Double-Double, though.

:drool

I wish we had them on the East.
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Post by: Sgt PSN on January 18, 2007, 05:26:31 PM
I had the fatburgers out in L.A. when I was there.  The Kingburger is bigger, Geo.  1/2 pound instead of 1/3.

It's no In n Out Double-Double, though.

:drool

I never got the fascination with In and Out Burgers.  They were ok at best.  I went to several different locations while I was in San Diego last year and i was unimpressed with each one.  Decent burger but nothing to write home about.

The only thing I liked about that place is that they've only got like 4 things on their menu so even if you get stuck in line behind someone who's never been there before you don't have to wait forever while he scans the menu looking for something. 

Also, there's this place in the next town over from where I live called Icehouse Waterfront.  It's a clever name because it's located on the waterfront.  Pure genious.  Anywho, It's not an upscale place but it's definitely one of the nicer resturants around.  I ordered their Grouper Royale which came with garlic potatoes and mixed veggies and had a cannoli for dessert. 

The grouper was absolutely amazing.  By far the best seafood dish I've ever had.  The garlic potatoes had the perfect amount of seasoning on them.  I washed everything down with a couple glasses of wine which made it the best meal I've eaten since moving here.   But the biggest surprise was how good the cannoli was.  My nana used to make them all the time when I was a kid.  It's one of my favorite desserts ever.  I've ordered them from resturants before and was never very satisfied but I decided to try one anyway and I gotta admit that it gave nana's cannoli's a run for their money.  And the service was excellent too.   
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Post by: mussa on January 18, 2007, 09:23:02 PM
Carraba's (sp?) - going out to eat there tomorrow night w/ fam. Ate there before and was thoroughly impressed. Got stuffed chicken w/ like cheese and seasonings that's baked in wood oven. It was so good, had that smoked taste.  :drool
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 18, 2007, 09:38:50 PM
Carrabba's is some of the most overpriced garbage in chain restaurants today.

I hope you're not paying your own check, and if you're not, order the sangria.
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Post by: mussa on January 19, 2007, 12:11:48 AM
I'm not paying.  Regardless, I had an awesome meal there.  But hell, I'm just a simple farm boy from Lancaster. What kind of tastes would I have anyway.   Whoooweeee! Where's my sister?
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Post by: SD_Eagle5 on January 19, 2007, 12:28:34 AM
Ate at Bone Fish a few weeks ago, got the filet which was good. The Bang Bang shrimp was the best thing I ate in a long time.
Also hit up Capital Grille downtown last week, they make an out of this world filet. A little pricey, though.
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Post by: The BIGSTUD on January 19, 2007, 02:37:22 AM
Capital Grille is very expensive. I went there once and got a steak which was so much money and barely had any meat on it. They told me all this stuff about how it was specially prepared and all that crap. Tasted normal to me. I'd rather just get a meatball parm from Sarcone's or something for 1/5th the price.
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 19, 2007, 08:27:37 AM
I'm not paying.  Regardless, I had an awesome meal there.  But hell, I'm just a simple farm boy from Lancaster. What kind of tastes would I have anyway.   Whoooweeee! Where's my sister?

Ate at Bone Fish a few weeks ago, got the filet which was good. The Bang Bang shrimp was the best thing I ate in a long time.

On a scale of 1 to 10, Bonefish is a solid 7.5 and Carrabba's is a 2 at best.


The Bang Bang shrimp is fsckin good.
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Post by: Rome on January 19, 2007, 08:31:08 AM
Carrabba's is some of the most overpriced garbage in chain restaurants today.


People go nuts over that shteinhole down here, and for the life of me, I don't understand why.

The food sucks ass in that place.

As far as the bang-bang shrimp go, I'm in complete agreement.  Any trip to Bonefish has to include the bang-bang shrimp. 
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 19, 2007, 08:31:38 AM
And preferably multiple orders of it.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Zanshin on January 19, 2007, 08:35:17 AM
Never been to a Bonefish.  Only thing I know about it is that it's owned by Outback.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on January 19, 2007, 08:42:47 AM
Ford owns Jaguar but I'd never mistake a Ford Focus for a Jaguar XK.

 :-D

Seriously, though. . . check it out, Z.  The food is really excellent there.  And if you have kids, surprisingly enough, they love them there.  They use these huge sheets of white paper to cover their tables and they supply crayons for the kids to draw on them.  It's bizarre because it's actually an upscale restaurant, but hey, it works for us with a six year-old.
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Post by: Geowhizzer on January 19, 2007, 08:44:15 AM
Never been to a Bonefish.  Only thing I know about it is that it's owned by Outback.

So is Carrabba's (at least they're all owned by the same company).
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Post by: Zanshin on January 19, 2007, 08:46:29 AM
Ford owns Jaguar but I'd never mistake a Ford Focus for a Jaguar XK.

 :-D

Seriously, though. . . check it out, Z.  The food is really excellent there.  And if you have kids, surprisingly enough, they love them there.  They use these huge sheets of white paper to cover their tables and they supply crayons for the kids to draw on them.  It's bizarre because it's actually an upscale restaurant, but hey, it works for us with a six year-old.

Macaroni Grill does that, too...but it's not upscale.  That's always a hit with the kid.  It always makes me want to punch the waiter when he tries to write his name upside down in crayon for us on it.  Like I care.
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Post by: Zanshin on January 19, 2007, 08:48:02 AM
Speaking of low-scale Italian places, the worst meal I think I ever had was at an Olive Garden.  I see droves of people waiting to get in every time I pass it, so I thought it couldn't possibly be that bad.  Wrong.  Everything about it was flat-out terrible.  Atmosphere, cleanliness, bread, food, service...every possible thing sucked hard.
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Post by: Rome on January 19, 2007, 08:48:37 AM
Never been to a Bonefish.  Only thing I know about it is that it's owned by Outback.

So is Carrabba's (at least they're all owned by the same company).

I almost blasted you until I saw this:


http://www.osirestaurantpartnersinc.com/insidethecompany.asp (http://www.osirestaurantpartnersinc.com/insidethecompany.asp)


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Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on January 19, 2007, 08:50:21 AM
How can Carraba's be so farging awful and Bonefish be so damn excellent?

Wow.

 :-\
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on January 19, 2007, 08:54:51 AM
chains in general suck ass....cept for the el nino margaritas at chilis
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 19, 2007, 08:55:00 AM
The same company (Brinker (http://www.brinker.com/)) owns Chili's (not awful), Macaroni Grill (barf), On The Border (greasy, awful, delicious), and Maggiano's (by FAR the nicest of the group).

But yeah - a parent company does not a restaurant make.

After all, Philip Morris makes Marlboro Reds and Virginia Slims Menthol 120's.  They also make crackers and cheese.
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Post by: Wingspan on January 19, 2007, 10:01:03 AM
The best italian restaurant on the slightly upscale side is D'Angelos in center city Philly. 20th and Samson or so.

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Post by: Zanshin on January 19, 2007, 10:16:48 AM
Giumarello's in Haddonfield is pretty good.
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Post by: MURP on January 19, 2007, 10:22:45 AM
Maggiano's is a chain and they rule. 
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Post by: Wingspan on January 19, 2007, 10:28:19 AM
i ate at Maggiano's two or three times...i wasnt all that impressed with it.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: MURP on January 19, 2007, 10:30:28 AM
Huge portions for a decent price and it tastes good.   That doesnt work for you Wing?   :deion
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 19, 2007, 10:31:23 AM
Maggiano's is a chain and they rule. 

Yes.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on January 19, 2007, 10:32:07 AM
Repeat after me...chain food sucks.  All of it. 

You know why?  Because it's all processed crap.  You're basically eating out the back of a Cisco truck.  Nasty ass food loaded with all kinds of bad shtein you don't need.  More preservatives, flavorings, colorings, and trans fats than you can shake an obese fist at.

Honestly...I might eat fast food (which includes all the crap mentioned in the last round of posting here) 6 times a year. 

Show some self respect and eat decent food from a real restaurant.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on January 19, 2007, 10:38:01 AM
the spicy tendercrisp is back at BK, i'm going to get one at lunch
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Wingspan on January 19, 2007, 10:42:26 AM
Huge portions for a decent price and it tastes good.   That doesnt work for you Wing?   :deion

I dont think it tastes all that good. Besides, the prices aren't all that decent, go to any hole in the wall Italian restaurant in the city, or even into the burbs, and you'll find better prices and the quality of food.

Chain restaurants are ok, if you're in the mood for something basic. Whether it's burgers, steaks, mexican...but all chain Italian restaurants suck. The might as well be called "Over garliced noodle houses." For a good italian restaurant, you need the guy in the back with the cigarette hanging out of his mouth thats been there 40 years, and will throw away an entire batch of marinara sauce because he put too much basil in it, regardless of the price point.

Try D'Angelo's in CC, or Anthony's in Malvern, any of the Maplewoods in south jersey...delicious.
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Post by: rjs246 on January 19, 2007, 10:47:27 AM
Massive portions at chain restaurants is a HUGE reason that this country is so farging overweight. I enjoy the occasional meal at chains like Chilis or Cheesecake Factory or whatever as much as the next guy, but universally I either eat about half of what I'm served or feel absolutely disgusting after I finish my meal. Restaurants could literally cut their portions by 40-50% and you would still be getting more food than you need.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: MURP on January 19, 2007, 10:49:11 AM
See I just go ahead and take home whatever is leftover.   I have no problems reheating it in the oven and getting 2 meals for the price of one.  holler. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on January 19, 2007, 10:50:56 AM
i eat everything on my plate, then i lick my plate, then i take things off of the plates of the people next to me.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on January 19, 2007, 01:29:59 PM
Repeat after me...chain food sucks.  All of it. 

You know why?  Because it's all processed crap.  You're basically eating out the back of a Cisco truck.  Nasty ass food loaded with all kinds of bad shtein you don't need.  More preservatives, flavorings, colorings, and trans fats than you can shake an obese fist at.

Honestly...I might eat fast food (which includes all the crap mentioned in the last round of posting here) 6 times a year. 

Show some self respect and eat decent food from a real restaurant.



WINNER

i would never say i dont eat at chains because sometimes its unavoidable and i have an idiot girl who loves them...but ive never even had so much as a good meal at one of them...they can all die
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Zanshin on January 19, 2007, 01:39:32 PM
Like anything else, it depends what you're in the mood for.  I don't mind them, particularly, when I travel because I know what I'm going to get, for better or worse.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Zanshin on January 19, 2007, 01:40:58 PM
I always have a good meal and good service at the Joe's American Bar and Grill near me, too.  Just thought of that one.  It isn't cheap for a chain, but it's always a good dining experience.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: mussa on January 19, 2007, 01:53:08 PM
So Trans Fat is illegal in NYC now right?  :-D
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on January 19, 2007, 01:58:51 PM
i can't stand resturaunt snobs.

"oh, i won't eat there, IT'S A CHAIN!!!"

farging die
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on January 19, 2007, 01:59:42 PM
i wonder if all message board nerds across the internet are as pretentious as this group.

fast food sucks!
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on January 19, 2007, 02:01:18 PM
i dont like fast food much either though, not really cuz it's bad for me but because there are too many little restaurants where i live that are better.

i do luv me some dollar menu wendys when i'm hungover though.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: MURP on January 19, 2007, 02:02:21 PM
Atleast RJS isnt a food snob, he eats at ARBYS on the regular
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: mussa on January 19, 2007, 02:02:59 PM
i can't stand resturaunt snobs.

"oh, i won't eat there, IT'S A CHAIN!"

farging die

 :-D :-D :-D
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on January 19, 2007, 02:04:42 PM
my spicy tendercrisp sammich with extra jalepenos was just tremendous
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on January 19, 2007, 02:08:37 PM
I'm not a food snob, I'm anti fat people. They crowd me on the train, drive my health insurance costs up and clog my view of the thin sluts behind them. Fast food and enormous portions are what leads to fat people. Therefore I despise people who claim that enormous portions are a reason to eat somewhere and loathe the idea of eating regularly at a fast food chain. Have some self respect, freaks.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on January 19, 2007, 02:09:48 PM
i wasn't talking about you
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on January 19, 2007, 02:21:24 PM
I don't care.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on January 19, 2007, 02:25:51 PM
chains are terrible...i will eat at them again...but if i could prevent that from happening i would

every single menu item at every single chain tastes the same...not necessarily when youre eating it but after youre done and you think back to what it tasted like you cant decsribe it except to say that it tastes like every other thing youve ever had there


Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on January 19, 2007, 02:25:56 PM
I don't care.

(http://www.forumspile.com/O_RLY-EmoRLY.jpg)
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 19, 2007, 03:01:21 PM
i can't stand resturaunt snobs.

"oh, i won't eat there, IT'S A CHAIN!"

farging die

i wonder if all message board nerds across the internet are as pretentious as this group.

fast food sucks!

Amen.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on January 19, 2007, 03:12:18 PM
what if you dont like chain restaurants when youre not on the internet.....like in real life


things that make you go hmmmmm?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 19, 2007, 03:15:50 PM
What in the sam hell are you talking about?

Basically, a blanket statement about hating all chain restaurants is simply ridiculous.

Do I dislike more of them than I like?  Yes.  All factors equal, would I prefer to support a "mom and pop"?  Yes.  Is that always the best choice?  No.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on January 19, 2007, 03:24:30 PM
beef and cheddar what!
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on January 19, 2007, 03:26:07 PM
bacon beef and cheddar what what!
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on January 19, 2007, 03:30:56 PM
Only chain I like and I'm sure the anti-chain gang will disagree with me here is Outback. Their steaks are always tendered and seasoned right, their Alice Springs Chicken (thick piece of chicken, bacon, with cheese smothered on top and Honey Mustard on the side) is delicous as well. Blue Cheese and Caesar salads are decent and their apps are pretty good.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on January 19, 2007, 03:33:16 PM
I like Outback.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on January 19, 2007, 03:33:23 PM
Ruth's Chris is a restaurant chain.  So are Chart House restaurants.

There's excellent chains out there and there's zesty ones (Olive Garden was an excellent example).

Big farging deal.  Just give me some excellent tasting food, servers who don't farg up your order or spit in your soup and I'm as happy as a clam.



Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on January 19, 2007, 03:35:07 PM
Outback's coconut shrimp are delicious.

I usually get the chicken walhalla pasta because I don't like their steaks.  Still decent food, though.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 19, 2007, 03:42:11 PM
beef and cheddar what!

Sometimes I get a hankering for beef paste on a bun.  Sue me.

Only chain I like and I'm sure the anti-chain gang will disagree with me here is Outback. Their steaks are always tendered and seasoned right, their Alice Springs Chicken (thick piece of chicken, bacon, with cheese smothered on top and Honey Mustard on the side) is delicous as well. Blue Cheese and Caesar salads are decent and their apps are pretty good.

I like Outback, except I usually find it overpriced for the quality.  Plus, I never order a chicken entree when I go out.  Chicken's too easy/cheap to get decent cuts of and to cook in various ways at home for me to justify it.  Plus, ordering chicken at Outback is just gay.

Anyway, even if I agreed with everything else you said, saying the Outback Steakhouse is literally the *only chain* you like is just downright weird.

But, to each his own.  At least it's not your life's work to fight THE MAN.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on January 19, 2007, 03:42:24 PM
outback has good wings too.  the cucaburra (sp?) wings or whatever they're called.  different in that they're kind of plain, but you get some hot sauce on the side and they're pretty tasty.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on January 19, 2007, 03:43:33 PM
Wait - you mean ordering chicken at a steak restaurant is homosexual?

That's hott.

 :-*
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on January 19, 2007, 03:43:45 PM
Ruth's Chris is a restaurant chain

apples and oranges

like dio said ruth and chris arent getting their food from aramark or some mass food distributor

i think when "chain" restaurant is mentioned everyone knows what is meant



anyway pretty sure ive never been to an outback...not because its a chain but because im not a big steak guy
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: MURP on January 19, 2007, 03:47:31 PM
Ponderosa holla! !#%@^ 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on January 19, 2007, 03:47:45 PM
Anyway, even if I agreed with everything else you said, saying the Outback Steakhouse is literally the *only chain* you like is just downright weird.



I do like other chains but none I'd admit too.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on January 19, 2007, 03:47:49 PM
Outback is good
Texas Roadhouse (Outback Lite) is decent
Chili's is ok
Applebee's is not good
I don't mind Olive Garden
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Wingspan on January 19, 2007, 03:49:04 PM
i love outback
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on January 19, 2007, 03:49:11 PM
It is entertaining how strongly some of you are defending these places and mocking those of us who find little value in them.

Like I said, chains are good to have a drink or an occasional meal and there are several that I will go to semi-regularly, but they are all basically minor variations on the same boring food.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on January 19, 2007, 03:49:39 PM
Yep.  Five star restaurants don't use food & beverage distributors.

For instance, they literally go out to farms all over the country and pick their vegetables straight out of the ground, wash them on-site, get on private jets and whisk them to locations sprinkled throughout the land.

Gimme a break.

 :-D
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on January 19, 2007, 03:50:07 PM
You're all fat!!!!1111!!!!!!11111111111111111!!!!!!!!!!1
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: MURP on January 19, 2007, 03:51:11 PM
ARBYS >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> RJS
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on January 19, 2007, 03:51:15 PM
for me, i'm not defending anything, im just mocking those who are saying, "all chains are terrible and i never go"

maybe i'm a simpleton because i can go to Outback and have a meal that i enjoy, if that's the case, ignorance is bliss
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Wingspan on January 19, 2007, 03:52:07 PM
Texas Roadhouse (Outback Lite) is decent

Is that the place off 422 at the Royersford Exit? I can never remember the name.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on January 19, 2007, 03:52:35 PM
yeah, that's it
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on January 19, 2007, 03:53:38 PM
for me, i'm not defending anything, im just mocking those who are saying, "all chains are terrible and i never go"

maybe i'm a simpleton because i can go to Outback and have a meal that i enjoy, if that's the case, ignorance is bliss

There's not a restaurant in the world that I couldn't find an enjoyable meal at. I could give two shteins if it were a chain or not, there's only so many ways you can prepare a steak.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on January 19, 2007, 03:53:49 PM
I'm mocking myself for ever starting this retarded thread.

And by mocking, I mean masturbating while looking at pictures of Jessica Alba & Rosario Dawson embracing each other in a clearly sexual way.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Wingspan on January 19, 2007, 03:54:17 PM
i was there a few weeks ago. i almost at a pound of that butter they give you.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on January 19, 2007, 03:55:01 PM
I'm mocking myself for ever starting this retarded thread.

And by mocking, I mean masturbating while looking at pictures of Jessica Alba & Rosario Dawson embracing each other in a clearly sexual way.

Are you pretending you're eating slabs of bacon out of Jessica's ass?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on January 19, 2007, 03:55:26 PM
i was in Virginia for work last week, and the only non-fast food place to eat near me was an Iron Skillet...whoo boy, that was bad

i got a ribeye that had no flavor whatsoever....i asked for medium and it came out whatever is less than rare
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on January 19, 2007, 03:56:38 PM
i asked for medium and it came out whatever is less than rare

Still twitching?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on January 19, 2007, 03:56:57 PM
never heard of iron skillet.

i'm gonna be in LA for a while, I'm gonna eat a bunch of In and Out burgers.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: hunt on January 19, 2007, 03:57:10 PM
for me, i'm not defending anything, im just mocking those who are saying, "all chains are terrible and i never go"

i'm going to perkins for dinner...farg the restaurant snobs!

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on January 19, 2007, 03:57:35 PM
I'm mocking myself for ever starting this retarded thread.

And by mocking, I mean masturbating while looking at pictures of Jessica Alba & Rosario Dawson embracing each other in a clearly sexual way.

Are you pretending you're eating slabs of bacon out of Jessica's ass?

Sort of.  The bacon is lodged in both their snatches and I'm deciding which way to proceed.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: MURP on January 19, 2007, 03:59:27 PM
i asked for medium and it came out whatever is less than rare


Shiavo?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on January 19, 2007, 03:59:33 PM
i asked for medium and it came out whatever is less than rare

Still twitching?

practically...but i've seen the movie Waiting, so i shut my mouth and ate my steak with a smile
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on January 19, 2007, 04:00:32 PM
i asked for medium and it came out whatever is less than rare


Shiavo?


Holy shtein, dude.  That was bad.   :-D
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: MURP on January 19, 2007, 04:01:55 PM
not as bad as BigEd promoting mutated baby videos. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 19, 2007, 04:09:33 PM
I do like other chains but none I'd admit too.

So, you're a lapdog of the elitist leftists on this thread?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on January 19, 2007, 04:37:08 PM
I do like other chains but none I'd admit too.

So, you're a lapdog of the elitist leftists on this thread?

Not really, just didn't feel like defending why I like eating at certain places, but since you called me on it, here goes:

Fridays - Not really a big fan but their Flat Iron Steak is delicious. The portion is small, though
Bennigans - My friend works there so I get discounted grub (and she's the head bartender so free beer), food isn't anything special but their Potato soup is really good.
Applebees - only ate there once and had some burger-quessidilla with cheese thing that was surprisingly good
Ruby Tuesdays - Spinach Dip was good but the rest of the meal was forgettable
Longhorns - had the filet with a side of Lobster - hard to mess that up. Had some fried lobster with cheese thing as an appetizer that was delicous.
On the Border - Loved it when I was in SD, ate at the one near the Neshanimy mall and it was only so so.
Cracker Barrel - Best breakfast on the planet
Red Robin - Great Burgers. The unlimited Fries are a nice surprise
Champs - overpriced and my steak was dry
99 - surprisingly large menu. Food was good but nothing to write home about
Bone Fish - Bang Bang shrimp was out of this world. Had the filet which is hard to mess up
Olive Garden - don't think they're as bad as the general opinion on this board. They have some decent pasta dishes.

And like I said earlier, my favorite chain restaurant and about the only one I'll go out of my way to eat as is Outback.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: The BIGSTUD on January 19, 2007, 04:43:35 PM
Nifty Fifties has amazing shakes. That is about it. I go there sometimes for shakes. I rarely go to restaurants.

I hate going to restaurants in general. I don't want to wait for food when I'm hungry, and I don't want to tip either. So farg restaurants all together. I'd much rather go around to a deli and get a nice turkey hoagie or an italian hoagie with some sweet peppers and oregano. Or go around and get a meatball parm from Sarcone's or a Soprano from Primo's.

I'm a sandwich guy.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on January 19, 2007, 04:52:24 PM
i'll be the first to say, this thread got unnecessarily contentious
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on January 19, 2007, 04:59:12 PM
there's a place at the hard rock casino in vegas called mr. lucky's.  kinda diner-ish type of place but it's basically right off the main casino floor.  anyway, it's not listed on the menu, but they have a shrimp and steak deal for $7.77.  i got it one night as late night muchies around 3 AM, then the next morning i went down and ate it again for breakfast.  good shtein.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Zanshin on January 19, 2007, 04:59:53 PM
I do like other chains but none I'd admit too.

So, you're a lapdog of the elitist leftists on this thread?

Not really, just didn't feel like defending why I like eating at certain places, but since you called me on it, here goes:

Fridays - Not really a big fan but their Flat Iron Steak is delicious. The portion is small, though
Bennigans - My friend works there so I get discounted grub (and she's the head bartender so free beer), food isn't anything special but their Potato soup is really good.
Applebees - only ate there once and had some burger-quessidilla with cheese thing that was surprisingly good
Ruby Tuesdays - Spinach Dip was good but the rest of the meal was forgettable
Longhorns - had the filet with a side of Lobster - hard to mess that up. Had some fried lobster with cheese thing as an appetizer that was delicous.
On the Border - Loved it when I was in SD, ate at the one near the Neshanimy mall and it was only so so.
Cracker Barrel - Best breakfast on the planet
Red Robin - Great Burgers. The unlimited Fries are a nice surprise
Champs - overpriced and my steak was dry
99 - surprisingly large menu. Food was good but nothing to write home about
Bone Fish - Bang Bang shrimp was out of this world. Had the filet which is hard to mess up
Olive Garden - don't think they're as bad as the general opinion on this board. They have some decent pasta dishes.

And like I said earlier, my favorite chain restaurant and about the only one I'll go out of my way to eat as is Outback.

I'm not opposed to chains, but I'm not big on the ones on that list.  Of the ones on that list that I've eaten at, I'd only go back to Longhorn.  It isn't as good as Outback, but it's okay in a pinch.

As far as the Chains go, I'll go back to:

Outback
Joe's American Bar and Grill
Chili's
Longhorn
Macaroi Grill
Arthur's Steakhouse
Mortons-- but that probably doesn't count as a chain in this context ;)
Houlihans, but only as a last resort.

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on January 19, 2007, 05:03:34 PM
i'll be the first to say, this thread got unnecessarily contentious

Food is a touchy subject, it's right up there with Religion and Politics.


I'm not opposed to chains, but I'm not big on the ones on that list.  Of the ones on that list that I've eaten at, I'd only go back to Longhorn.  It isn't as good as Outback, but it's okay in a pinch.

I just reviewed the one's that came to mind.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: mussa on January 19, 2007, 05:25:52 PM
yumm, only 1 hr away from restaurant chain, processed food heaven!  I'll take a pic of my shtein tomorrow for all of you.  So you can see what I ate. How's that, Snobs.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 19, 2007, 05:40:38 PM
Not really, just didn't feel like defending why I like eating at certain places, but since you called me on it, here goes:

Fridays - Not really a big fan but their Flat Iron Steak is delicious. The portion is small, though
Bennigans - My friend works there so I get discounted grub (and she's the head bartender so free beer), food isn't anything special but their Potato soup is really good.
Applebees - only ate there once and had some burger-quessidilla with cheese thing that was surprisingly good
Ruby Tuesdays - Spinach Dip was good but the rest of the meal was forgettable
Longhorns - had the filet with a side of Lobster - hard to mess that up. Had some fried lobster with cheese thing as an appetizer that was delicous.
On the Border - Loved it when I was in SD, ate at the one near the Neshanimy mall and it was only so so.
Cracker Barrel - Best breakfast on the planet
Red Robin - Great Burgers. The unlimited Fries are a nice surprise
Champs - overpriced and my steak was dry
99 - surprisingly large menu. Food was good but nothing to write home about
Bone Fish - Bang Bang shrimp was out of this world. Had the filet which is hard to mess up
Olive Garden - don't think they're as bad as the general opinion on this board. They have some decent pasta dishes.

And like I said earlier, my favorite chain restaurant and about the only one I'll go out of my way to eat as is Outback.

I only "called" you on it because you admitted to caving to pressure to hate the evil chain.

Here are my thoughts on the ones you mentioned...

Fridays - Good, strong drinks.  Food has seemed to decline over the years.  I briefly enjoyed the "Jack Daniels" shtein, but it got old really fast.
Bennigans - Not a fan at all.  One opened in my town and went out of business in less than a year.  A much better local Mexican place is there now.
Applebees - Not awful, but not good.  They do "calorie counting" and stuff, so it's one of the more diet-friendly places. 
Ruby Tuesdays - Wife and I went to one about 2 years ago, got seated, and didn't have a waitperson say as much as "hi" to us for 15 minutes.  There was no wait - it wasn't crowded.  Anyway, we don't see the point in going back.
Longhorns - Haven't been.
On the Border - I think you have to know what to order.  I'm a fan of the "build your own" burrito.  There is a LOT on the menu that absolutely sucks.
Cracker Barrel - I agree - only because it's very consistent.  No matter which Cracker Barrel I go to (except Daytona Beach, FL apparently), I know I can get a greasy, tasty breakfast, night or day.
Red Robin - Yes, burgers are good.  Bottomless fries are good.  Drinks are good.  I've never been to one with even decent service, though, and I've had a couple of memorably bad experiences.
Champs - yeah, that place sucks
99 - Haven't been.
Bone Fish - My opinion is well-documented.
Olive Garden - I only ever go there for soup, salad, breadsticks, and/or pasta.  It's fine as long as I stick to that stuff.  The entrees suck pretty hard.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on January 19, 2007, 05:47:00 PM
Applebee's is hands down the worst shtein I've ever eaten. I have no idea how they manage to farg up fried food, quesadillas and burgers but they found a way.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on January 19, 2007, 05:48:17 PM
i dont know about the food but ruby tuesdays used to have buy one drink get one for a penny...and this was all the time not a happy hour special
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 19, 2007, 05:50:21 PM
I refuse to go to TGI Friday's because of the stupid commercial they have run two Christmas seasons in a row where the two dudes buy giftcards for each other.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on January 19, 2007, 06:01:38 PM
I refuse to go to TGI Friday's because of the stupid commercial they have run two Christmas seasons in a row where the two dudes buy giftcards for each other.

That commercial is beyond gay. I like Outback but their "Lets do Outback tonight" jingle is beyond gay.


I only "called" you on it because you admitted to caving to pressure to hate the evil chain.


It was more laziness and not feeling like explaining myself more than pressure from the non-conformists.

Good call on Fridays, their JD shrimp/chicken/steak/ribs were good but have gotten old. The Ultimate Mudslide is the best Mudslide on the planet. As far as 'On the Border' goes they used to have great ceviche but have since taken it off the menu.
Two restaurants I hit up when I'm in the area are 'Tomatoes' in Doylestown. The Chicken Roxanna was actually named after my buddy Dave's Mom who used to work there. Her sister still works there. Anyways, it's a little pricey but I've never had a bad meal there.
Cashmere's on Humeville road in Bensalem is decent as well. They make a delicious shrimp and Chicken with asparagus smeared in Amarretto sauce that is worth mentioning. Their clams casino is good as well.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on January 19, 2007, 06:03:45 PM
chains do have good desserts

the ruby tuesdays strawberry tall cake is money
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 19, 2007, 06:04:41 PM
I'm wondering how you know so much about chains if you never go.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on January 19, 2007, 06:06:21 PM
if you never go

link?

pretty sure you didnt read a single one of my posts in this thread
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 19, 2007, 06:23:18 PM
Texas Roadhouse (Outback Lite) is decent

Is that the place off 422 at the Royersford Exit? I can never remember the name.

That's like a mile from my pop's house.  And that's not relevant to this conversation. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Wingspan on January 19, 2007, 07:05:52 PM
I live in King of Prussia, so I'll be sure to kick your pop in the nuts 30 some years too late the next time I am there. No need to thank me.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 19, 2007, 07:09:09 PM
pretty sure you didnt read a single one of my posts in this thread

Oh, I'm sorry.  You hate chains, but you frequent them.  Makes sense.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 19, 2007, 08:25:27 PM
I live in King of Prussia, so I'll be sure to kick your pop in the nuts 30 some years too late the next time I am there. No need to thank me.

Good luck ya Main Line preppy bastich.  :P
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Quasimoto on January 19, 2007, 08:35:19 PM
Had a burrito ultimo with chicken from Baja Fresh.  God damn I love mexican food.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Wingspan on January 20, 2007, 10:24:46 AM
I live in King of Prussia, so I'll be sure to kick your pop in the nuts 30 some years too late the next time I am there. No need to thank me.

Good luck ya Main Line preppy bastich.  :P

Main Line? King of Prussia? :-D
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Post by: Geowhizzer on January 20, 2007, 10:30:22 AM
I live in King of Prussia, so I'll be sure to kick your pop in the nuts 30 some years too late the next time I am there. No need to thank me.

Good luck ya Main Line preppy bastich.  :P

Main Line? King of Prussia? :-D

So, which part of the mall do you live in?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Wingspan on January 20, 2007, 12:50:26 PM
Macy's basement
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 20, 2007, 03:36:27 PM
I got takeout from Maggiano's today.  $25, and it's more than enough food for the wife and I for both lunch and dinner.
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Post by: mussa on January 20, 2007, 04:47:02 PM
Carrabba's was fuggin good. You care
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Post by: Drunkmasterflex on January 20, 2007, 05:27:02 PM
All of the chain resturants down here are actually good.  The same ones back in PA blow.  I ate at Friday's down here a couple of times and it was excellent, the one back home is hot garbage. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 20, 2007, 07:48:05 PM
I live in King of Prussia, so I'll be sure to kick your pop in the nuts 30 some years too late the next time I am there. No need to thank me.

Good luck ya Main Line preppy bastich.  :P

Main Line? King of Prussia? :-D

Malvern, KOP, Devon....it's all the same to me.  In highschool we handed out beat downs of spoiled punks from that general vacinity. 
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Post by: ice grillin you on January 20, 2007, 09:08:10 PM
ate at chilis tonight....holla
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 21, 2007, 06:45:19 AM
How awful was it?  Tell us of your plight.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on January 21, 2007, 07:47:37 AM
the el ninos are the opposite of awful.....but at ten dollars a pop you blink and your bill is over a hundred bucks

other than that i just had a couple egg roll johnsons whioch were tolerbale and a bite of my girls sandwich...some chicken bacon thing that was nasty
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on February 10, 2007, 07:27:59 PM
fyi

fridays currently has a late night happy hour...from 10 to close its half price appetizers and $2 pints
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on February 10, 2007, 07:29:36 PM
Went out to dinner in Wilmington.  Luigi Vitrone's Pastabilities.  Banging swordfish with a devil's seafood on top!
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Post by: Diomedes on February 11, 2007, 09:37:35 AM
friday's sucks.  food sucks.  people suck.  might as well hang out at the mall.
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Post by: ice grillin you on February 11, 2007, 09:39:19 AM
two dollar beers half price potato skins and lots of brown people disagree
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on February 11, 2007, 09:47:36 AM
yay and they're all obese like you

pass
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Post by: ice grillin you on February 11, 2007, 09:48:41 AM
blacks are athletic
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on February 11, 2007, 09:50:12 AM
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a29/Mega91/9820fcc2.gif)
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on February 11, 2007, 10:51:44 AM
Blacks love Texas Roadhouse  thats the TRoof
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: General_Failure on February 11, 2007, 10:54:15 AM
They also love Patrick Swayze in Roadhouse.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on February 11, 2007, 11:10:34 AM
Well, who doesn't?  He lives in a freakin' barn for Pete's sake.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on February 13, 2007, 09:50:35 AM
The ladyfriend made a chicken for dinner last night. She stuffed it with cheese, then once the cheese melted she removed it and slathered the cheese all over the outside of the bird (with some bread crumbs). Then she baked it, causing the cheese/breadcrumbs to form a cheesy delicious crust.

Boners.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on February 13, 2007, 09:51:38 AM
that meal didn't have enough steps in it.  i hope you corrected her appropriately.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on February 13, 2007, 09:53:42 AM
By making toungue love to her butt?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on February 13, 2007, 09:55:58 AM
i wish my ladyfriend cooked
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on February 13, 2007, 09:57:48 AM
I saw a commercial for the new breakfast item at Hardee's.... the "Monster Biscuit".

It's ham, cheese, sausage, more cheese, egg, and bacon on a biscuit.

790 calories (510 from fat)
57g of fat (18g saturated)
275 mg cholesterol
2300 mg sodium
38g carbs (5g sugar, 0g fiber)
30g protein


Holy shtein.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on February 13, 2007, 09:58:09 AM
By making toungue love to her butt?

i was thinking something involving a ball gag, video camera, 2 week old milk, and a mountain lion...but whatever
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on February 13, 2007, 10:01:53 AM
Don't forget about the water buffalo, live or stuffed... preferably stuffed.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on February 13, 2007, 10:03:07 AM
no piggybacking on my jokes...loser
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on February 13, 2007, 10:05:27 AM
So, you're saying I'm a loser just because I piggybacked on a joke?!?  Well, I should tell you I was too busy having an awsum life and banging my girl to come up with my own original material!  So, I'm not a loser.  You're a loser, loser.  SECKS WITH GIRLS!
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on February 13, 2007, 10:06:55 AM
Munson has taught you well
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on February 13, 2007, 10:08:54 AM
All I have to do is teach myself to play the guitar, and I'm totally set.


So, anyway, I need a review on the Monster Biscuit from the first guy brave enough to actually eat one.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on February 13, 2007, 10:10:10 AM
do you honestly doubt that if there was a Hardee's near me, i wouldn't have stuffed a couple in my face already
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on February 13, 2007, 10:20:45 AM
i wish my ladyfriend cooked

get rid of her.  not kidding.   you're stupid if you keep a woman who doesn't cook
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: MURP on February 13, 2007, 10:23:18 AM
that has nothing on the Hungry Man Sports Grill "meal"

(http://www.starling-fitness.com/wp-content/nutritionfacts.jpg)
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on February 13, 2007, 10:32:47 AM
get rid of her.  not kidding.   you're stupid if you keep a woman who doesn't cook

well she pretty much lets me do whetever the hell i want when i want and i love to cook myself so its not all bad...its just that i would sometimes like for it to be done for me instead of by me...

you win some and you lose some fortuantely i win most with her so ill stick around...for now
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on February 13, 2007, 10:44:37 AM
CAN she cook?  and it's just that she doesn't?  or is she lousy at it, so you do all the cooking?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on February 13, 2007, 11:06:58 AM
My wife enjoys cooking and is damn good at it.   I agree with Dio.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on February 13, 2007, 11:09:16 AM
Look, if she can cook, but instead of cooking prefers that vigy does the cooking and for her part she takes care of the cleaning, etc....then I suppose I can understand.

But if she flat out can't cook, then you gotta get rid of her.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on February 13, 2007, 11:10:58 AM
she flat out cant cook...shes a disgrace in the kitchen...worse is that she doesnt even appreciate good food....her favorite restaurant is lonestar steakhouse cause "they have the BEST honey mustard dressing"
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on February 13, 2007, 11:13:06 AM
Jesus dook.  It's gonna be a long long life dragging her around.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Wingspan on February 13, 2007, 01:08:53 PM
If anyone likes sushi, and live in the Philly area, we went to The Blue Fin, in plymouth meeting...best sushi i have ever had. I dont know what they do differently there. But I could not get enough of it.

Oh, it's BYOB, and do yourself a favor, bring some extra and tip the Sushi Chef's first with some booze. You will be glad you did.
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Post by: Cerevant on February 13, 2007, 01:34:36 PM
Ditto on the sushi at Madame Butterfly in Doylestown.  They have a liquor license, so you can load up on some pretty damn fine sake.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on February 13, 2007, 01:42:28 PM
i had swordfish steaks made for me at home last night.  they were delicious.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on February 13, 2007, 01:44:47 PM
My wife made some damn fine sloppy joes last night.  farging tasty.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on February 13, 2007, 01:45:33 PM
That reminds me...
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on February 13, 2007, 01:51:15 PM
We had grilled pork chops, au gratin potatoes & green bean almondine.

Here's the recipe for the green bean dish:


GREEN BEAN ALMONDINE   

2 cans whole green beans, drained
5-6 slices bacon, fried crisp
1 sm. onion, finely chopped
1 c. sliced sauteed mushrooms
1 c. slivered almonds
Yellow cheese, grated or Parmesan cheese

In baking dish, alternate layers of green beans with crumbled bacon, onion, mushrooms, and almonds. Bake at 350 degrees until thoroughly heated and liquid reduced. Makes 6 servings.


Dear God it's delicious. 

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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on February 13, 2007, 01:52:54 PM
We had grilled pork chops, au gratin potatoes & green bean almondine.

Here's the recipe for the green bean dish:


GREEN BEAN ALMONDINE   

2 cans whole green beans, drained
5-6 slices
bacon, fried crisp
1 sm. onion, finely chopped
1 c. sliced sauteed mushrooms
1 c. slivered almonds
Yellow cheese, grated or Parmesan cheese

In baking dish, alternate layers of green beans with crumbled bacon, onion, mushrooms, and almonds. Bake at 350 degrees until thoroughly heated and liquid reduced. Makes 6 servings.


Dear God it's delicious. 



I think I got the gist of it.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on February 13, 2007, 01:54:53 PM
speaking of which...

last night i made spaghetti with some olive oil and pesto, i added some grilled chicken breast, but alas, something was missing.

i cooked up some bacon and added it to my mixture, and it was just right.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on February 13, 2007, 01:57:26 PM
Are you starting to see how superior bacon is to scrapple?  It's so much more versatile in application.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on February 13, 2007, 01:58:41 PM
That dish is actually pretty easy to make.  The only hassle is grilling the mushrooms & bacon.  Everything else you just pile into a baking dish and cook the shtein until it's golden brown on top.

Also - I don't use canned green beans.  I use fresh ones.
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Post by: DH on February 13, 2007, 02:16:47 PM
Ive been going to Fridays on the regular lately for the new Jack Daniels smoked brisket they just added to the menu. It comes with mashed potatoes and thin sliced breaded onion peels. Very highly recommended.

Best meal I have ever had at a "chain".
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on February 13, 2007, 02:19:14 PM
I made ribs over the weekend and used Jack Daniels barbeque sauce.  They were bomb.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on February 25, 2007, 09:18:18 PM
chip steak sandwich on rye toast with wiz
the restaurant my kitchen
the chef vigy
the verdict butta
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 09, 2007, 11:26:37 AM
I had a steak, egg, and BACON sandwich at Wendy's this morning.  Greasy and beautiful.

I don't know if they're doing it nationally, but Chick-Fil-A is giving out free breakfast to everyone on Wednesday's this month.  Next Wednesday is my favorite: the chicken, egg, and cheese on a multi-grain bagel.

I bring my own bacon.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on March 09, 2007, 11:30:53 AM
I refuse to eat at any fast food restaurant that isn't open on Sundays.

Screw them and the religious freakazoid who owns them.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 09, 2007, 11:31:42 AM
I refuse to eat at any fast food restaurant that isn't open on Sundays.

Screw them and the religious freakazoid who owns them.

So, go for the free shtein.  No purchase required.  Your own special way of sticking it to Jesus.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on March 09, 2007, 11:34:23 AM
why do you care if they are open on Sunday's or not...it's not like they are telling you what to do on Sunday's...it's just their choice
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on March 09, 2007, 11:34:33 AM
Rap-Cat
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 09, 2007, 11:36:21 AM
why do you care if they are open on Sunday's or not...it's not like they are telling you what to do on Sunday's...it's just their choice

Don't tell Romey you're a ringer on a church softball team.  He may never speak to you again!
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on March 09, 2007, 11:36:38 AM
I'd stick it to Mary Magdaline.  She was hott.

Siriusly, though... screw Truett Cathy.  He opened up a hybrid Chick-Fil-A/conventional restaurant down here that was great and then he decided to close it because it wasn't making enough money.  The place was fantastic before he owned it, he bought it with promises he'd keep it open come hell or high water, and then closed it the minute it started losing money.

He's a lying douchebag and his religious/business model idiocy makes me wanna vomit.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on March 09, 2007, 11:38:00 AM
why do you care if they are open on Sunday's or not...it's not like they are telling you what to do on Sunday's...it's just their choice

Why do you care if I care?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on March 09, 2007, 11:41:46 AM
why do you care if i care if you care?


i don't care actually, just wondering for my own understanding of the enigma that is Rome
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 09, 2007, 11:43:50 AM
Siriusly, though... screw Truett Cathy.  He opened up a hybrid Chick-Fil-A/conventional restaurant down here that was great and then he decided to close it because it wasn't making enough money.  The place was fantastic before he owned it, he bought it with promises he'd keep it open come hell or high water, and then closed it the minute it started losing money.

He's a lying douchebag and his religious/business model idiocy makes me wanna vomit.

So, the guy had piece of business that was losing money and shut it down... and you're going to go ahead and hold it against him for some reason?

Ok, chief.  Wah wah wah.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on March 09, 2007, 11:46:16 AM
Reading is FF...

It wasn't losing money until after he took over the business, dude.  The place was called Marko's and it was an excellent restaurant - an institution, really, in these parts.

He took it over and ran it into the ground.

And who cares if I dislike a business because of the way it's run?  Isn't that my right too?  Get off your high-horse, already.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on March 09, 2007, 11:47:16 AM
asking a question is my "high horse"?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 09, 2007, 11:48:10 AM
i make breakfast at home on sundays then drive up and eat it in chick filas parking lot
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 09, 2007, 11:50:19 AM
Get off your high-horse, already.

This comment came from a guy who boycotts a restaurant for moral reasons.

i make breakfast at home on sundays then drive up and eat it in chick filas parking lot

Ha!
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on March 09, 2007, 11:52:11 AM
I boycott the place because it isn't open on Sundays.  It's actually the opposite of moral, you lunkhead.

 :-D
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 09, 2007, 11:53:18 AM
Just because your morals are seemingly perverse and backwards doesn't make them any less "high horse".
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Wingspan on March 09, 2007, 11:54:07 AM
i make breakfast at home on sundays then drive up and eat it in chick filas parking lot

It took you 13000+ post to say something spot on funny.

 :-D
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 14, 2007, 09:05:34 AM
(http://www.chick-fil-a.com/images/menu_chicken_egg_cheese_bag.jpg)

It was even tastier because it was free.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on March 14, 2007, 10:49:05 AM
i did not know about this free wednesday breakfast thing.  i need to hit that next week, i have one two blocks from my office.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 14, 2007, 10:54:27 AM
i did not know about this free wednesday breakfast thing.  i need to hit that next week, i have one two blocks from my office.

Only going for the month of March - next week is breakfast burrito and the week after is chick'n-minis again.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: methdeez on March 14, 2007, 01:24:44 PM
I am fascinated by small chains and always want to eat in them.
Has anyone ever had Hamburger Hamlet? Shakeys?
Also, there is a sizzler down the street from me. I have never eaten at a sizzler, but it keeps calling me.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on March 14, 2007, 01:26:48 PM
I am fascinated by small chains and always want to eat in them.
Has anyone ever had Hamburger Hamlet? Shakeys?
Also, there is a sizzler down the street from me. I have never eaten at a sizzler, but it keeps calling me.


i eaten at a hamburger hamlet before.  ok burgers.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 14, 2007, 04:30:36 PM
Wanna go to the Sizzler and catch some grub? (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8f/Joe_Flaherty.jpg/180px-Joe_Flaherty.jpg)
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 21, 2007, 01:58:33 PM
I found out the Chick-Fil-A free breakfasts might only be in the "Triangle" (my area of NC).

I went to two different branches and got two free chicken breakfast burritos today.  One on the way to day care and then one on the way to the dealership for car service.  Score.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Wingspan on March 21, 2007, 02:17:31 PM
So when will your name be FatFreddie?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 21, 2007, 02:37:33 PM
So when will your name be FatFreddie?

Soonish.  I just found out I'm pregnant with your mom's baby.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on March 21, 2007, 02:38:06 PM
He'll just go back to FFatPat
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 21, 2007, 02:40:42 PM
Patterson's dead to me until he makes his next impact play.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on March 21, 2007, 02:47:20 PM
chicken burritos for breakfast actually sounds pretty nasty.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 21, 2007, 02:53:14 PM
chicken burritos for breakfast actually sounds pretty nasty.

Chicken, egg, and cheese, but yeah...  I was skeptical as well, but basically anything tastes good with their Polynesian sauce.  (insert crude joke about someone's privates tasting good with sauce)
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on March 21, 2007, 02:55:20 PM
Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?

 :-*

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 21, 2007, 03:38:29 PM
Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?

 :-*

S. Truett Cathy loves you almost as much as Jesus does.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 21, 2007, 05:06:40 PM
chicken burritos for breakfast actually sounds pretty nasty.

yes and ill take it one step further and say that a breakfast burrito anytime of the day is nasty...i want refried beans in my shtein not scrambled egg...dumb asses always trying to reinvent the wheel
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 21, 2007, 05:09:59 PM
Quote
Chunks of Chick-fil-A chicken gently mixed with scrambled eggs, fire-roasted onions and peppers and a subtle blend of Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses - all wrapped in a soft flour tortilla and served with our spicy salsa.

(http://www.chick-fil-a.com/images/menu_chicken_burrito.jpg)
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 21, 2007, 05:23:34 PM
igy says yuck
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on March 21, 2007, 05:32:49 PM
chicken burritos for breakfast actually sounds pretty nasty.

yes and ill take it one step further and say that a breakfast burrito anytime of the day is nasty...i want refried beans in my shtein not scrambled egg...dumb asses always trying to reinvent the wheel

The only breakfast burrito's I know of are the ones from the corner Mexican food joints in San Diego. Great for hangovers. No refried beans, just eggs, bacon, sausage, cheese, and a bunch of other shtein.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 21, 2007, 05:35:25 PM
several different fast food places advertise them...probably mostly psychological but i want all that shtein you named on a english muffin or a bagel or toast
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 21, 2007, 05:36:13 PM
several different fast food places advertise them...probably mostly psychological but i want all that shtein you named on a english muffin or a bagel or toast

I felt the same way.  I never ordered one until today, when it was free.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on March 21, 2007, 05:39:37 PM
but i want all that shtein you named on a english muffin or a bagel or toast
Any of those will do (biscuit as well)
What separates the Breakfast burrito is the greasy soft tortilla and hot sauce.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 21, 2007, 06:13:59 PM
i dont eat eggs on anything without hot sauce
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on March 21, 2007, 08:44:15 PM
i dont eat anything without hot sauce

Spoken like a true brutha. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 22, 2007, 08:23:03 AM
ha

i keeps it real
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on March 22, 2007, 08:25:41 AM
I use ketchup on eggs yum
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 22, 2007, 08:27:28 AM
nastyness

my cousin loads his eggs up with ketchup and i wanna punch him in the face everyone time i see it
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on March 22, 2007, 08:34:12 AM
IGY i didnt want to tell you this but i am your CUZ.  :-D

My pops puts ketchup in his butter for Lobster  :paranoid  As he says, you can take the boy out of New Castle, but not the New Castle out the boy
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on March 22, 2007, 09:24:50 AM
i use both ketchup and hot sauce on scrambled eggs.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on March 22, 2007, 09:34:37 AM
nastyness

my cousin loads his eggs up with ketchup and i wanna punch him in the face everyone time i see it

I feel exactly the same way. I want to choke out the ladyfriend every time she defiles good food with ketchup. Worst condiment ever.
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 22, 2007, 09:44:49 AM
I'm enjoying some eggs with ketchup right now.  Delicious.
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Post by: Seabiscuit36 on March 22, 2007, 09:46:02 AM
Scrapple sandwiches with ketchum are the best
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Post by: Zanshin on March 22, 2007, 09:46:20 AM
Yeah, it kills me when my wife does that, too.  Why totally obliterate perfectly good food?
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Post by: Seabiscuit36 on March 22, 2007, 09:48:53 AM
Speaking of ketchup; i had a friend in HS who loved ketchup, but was allergic to the citric acid in it.  He would drown his burgers and fries in the ketchup and then sweat profusely and turn bright red.  Farging hilarious to watch. 
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 22, 2007, 09:51:12 AM
Speaking of ketchup; i had a friend in HS who loved ketchup, but was allergic to the citric acid in it.  He would drown his burgers and fries in the ketchup and then sweat profusely and turn bright red.  Farging hilarious to watch. 

I think if I were allergic, I could do without.

I really only eat ketchup on certain kinds of eggs, cheap burgers, and salty french fries.  If the burger is high-quality, no ketchup needed... if the fries are fresh and not ridiculously salty, no ketchup needed.  Etc.  And so forth.
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Post by: Sgt PSN on March 22, 2007, 09:51:55 AM
I put ketchup on damn near everything when I was a kid......eggs, steak, brocolli.  Now-a-days I don't think I use ketchup on anything other than hamburgers and freedom fries.  
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Post by: phattymatty on March 22, 2007, 09:59:50 AM
scrambled eggs and french fries are the only things i put ketchup on.
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Post by: Sgt PSN on March 22, 2007, 10:01:20 AM
scrambled eggs and french fries are the only things i put ketchup on.

Why do you hate America? 
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Post by: Seabiscuit36 on March 22, 2007, 10:04:14 AM
Scrapple, sausage, eggs, cheesesteaks, fries, burgers, meatloaf(yum) is all i can think of right now.  
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Post by: rjs246 on March 22, 2007, 10:07:57 AM
Fries and maybe a little bit on burgers but even that I can do without. Ketchup sucks.
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Post by: MURP on March 22, 2007, 10:13:03 AM
Scrapple, sausage, eggs, cheesesteaks, fries, burgers, meatloaf

same here
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Post by: Zanshin on March 22, 2007, 10:14:49 AM
The only reason I'd use ketchup is to cover up the taste of something nasty...and if it's nasty, I'm not going to eat it anyway.  The thing about ketchup is that it doesn't enhance the flavor of food-- it covers it up.  Pointless.
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Post by: Seabiscuit36 on March 22, 2007, 10:16:34 AM
 its just like hotsauce, it makes certain foods better but that all depends on the person
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Post by: Zanshin on March 22, 2007, 10:18:38 AM
See, to me hotsauce enhances the flavor of certain foods...it adds a kick, but you still taste the original food.  Ketchup is thick and more overpowering.
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 22, 2007, 10:20:14 AM
The thing about ketchup is that it doesn't enhance the flavor of food-- it covers it up.  Pointless.

This is out and out bullshtein, and I'm finally going to call someone on it.  Ketchup is a sauce, just like any other sauce.  It has a tomato-like flavor.  No one, even a ketchup lover, will say that it makes a fry taste more like a fry.  It makes a fry taste like a fry AND tomato-like substance.  It doesn't cover anything up.

That said, many items don't need to taste like tomato and don't taste better with tomato.  Sauces and marinades and spices all have their place, but none of them truly "enhance" a food's inherent flavor.  They all add another flavor to it.  If you want to argue that ketchup tastes like shtein no matter what, that's fine.  But the whole "it only masks the flavor" shtein is a pile of horse dooky.

It's a cheap sauce.  It works for some people with some items.  End of story.
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Post by: Zanshin on March 22, 2007, 10:23:45 AM
Well, farg you too.  You're right about ketchup being a sauce...but that's about it.  It's barely a sauce...sauces generally flow pretty easily and you don't have to knock them out of a bottle.  Ketchup is not as much of a complementary taste as it is a replacment taste.  Disagree if you want, but that's NOT bullshtein.
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 22, 2007, 10:24:38 AM
Mustard, Barbeque sauce, A1, Mayo... You obviously feel the same way about all of those, right?
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Post by: MURP on March 22, 2007, 10:24:44 AM
Ketchup argument.  All time low for CF?   Daniel Craig territory?
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Post by: General_Failure on March 22, 2007, 10:25:37 AM
Since you jackasses have completely hijacked this thread, I put barbecue seasoning and cheese on my omlette every morning. If I have them, some mushrooms and peppers too. I make awesome omelettes.
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 22, 2007, 10:26:09 AM
Ketchup argument.  All time low for CF?   Daniel Craig territory?

Are you saying you put ketchup on an Asian guy's oversized pr0n penis?
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Post by: MURP on March 22, 2007, 10:27:32 AM
Im saying that Fast Freddie arguing about ketchup is about as gay as Daniel Craigs instant messages. 
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 22, 2007, 10:28:52 AM
Well, no one seems to want to talk about "Life of Pi" or any Eagles-related topics.  Gotta go where the action is.
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Post by: Seabiscuit36 on March 22, 2007, 10:32:50 AM
I also use Old Bay on Pizza, tuna fish, and most potato products
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Post by: Diomedes on March 22, 2007, 10:34:14 AM
in Europe, ketchup is good.  it's a tomato sauce, rather than a sugar sauce.
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Post by: rjs246 on March 22, 2007, 10:34:39 AM
I hear Jon Favreau's really gained weight recently. Maybe he's putting too much ketchup on his eggs.
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Post by: phattymatty on March 22, 2007, 10:35:26 AM
Since you jackasses have completely hijacked this thread, I put barbecue seasoning and cheese on my omlette every morning. If I have them, some mushrooms and peppers too. I make awesome omelettes.

the only weird part about that is that you eat an omelette every morning.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Zanshin on March 22, 2007, 10:36:25 AM
Mustard, Barbeque sauce, A1, Mayo... You obviously feel the same way about all of those, right?

HATE Mayo.  I like mustard, VERY sparringly spread.  Steak sauce is okay, but not slathered on the steak.  Barbeque sauce I'm on the fence about-- most people don't know how to grill with it, which is a real problem.  
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Post by: SD_Eagle5 on March 22, 2007, 10:36:37 AM
Ketchup goes really well with Chick-Fil-A
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 22, 2007, 10:37:27 AM
The wife and I are going to The Melting Pot in 15 days, and I'm already looking forward to it.

Yes, I realize it's overpriced, especially considering you cook your own food.  However, the cuts are very fresh, and with the coq au vin cooking style, it's pretty damn good.
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Post by: Seabiscuit36 on March 22, 2007, 10:38:19 AM
The wife and I are going to The Melting Pot in 15 days, and I'm already looking forward to it.

Yes, I realize it's overpriced, especially considering you cook your own food.  However, the cuts are very fresh, and with the coq au vin cooking style, it's pretty damn good.
Ask for ketchup
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 22, 2007, 10:39:58 AM
Ketchup goes really well with Chick-Fil-A

Nope.  Polynesian sauce on the chicken, honey mustard on the waffle fries.

Ask for ketchup

I think you'll all be quite relieved to know that the mere idea of ketchup as any part of my meal there sickens me.
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Post by: Zanshin on March 22, 2007, 10:40:22 AM
I hear Jon Favreau's really gained weight recently. Maybe he's putting too much ketchup on his eggs.

I applaud the appropriate use of joke recall.
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Post by: phattymatty on March 22, 2007, 10:43:43 AM
The wife and I are going to The Melting Pot in 15 days, and I'm already looking forward to it.

Yes, I realize it's overpriced, especially considering you cook your own food.  However, the cuts are very fresh, and with the coq au vin cooking style, it's pretty damn good.

thats one of my favorite restaurants.  i don't think it's tat overpriced.  yes, you cook it yourself, but it's a ton of food.  i never leave there without feeling like i'm going to explode in a good way.  the only part i don't like about melting pot is that you smell like food when you leave because basically the kitchen is your table.  theres a melting pot about 50 yards from my office.
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Post by: General_Failure on March 22, 2007, 10:50:17 AM
Since you jackasses have completely hijacked this thread, I put barbecue seasoning and cheese on my omlette every morning. If I have them, some mushrooms and peppers too. I make awesome omelettes.

the only weird part about that is that you eat an omelette every morning.

I make awesome omelettes.
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 22, 2007, 10:50:25 AM
i never leave there without feeling like i'm going to explode in a good way.  the only part i don't like about melting pot is that you smell like food when you leave because basically the kitchen is your table.

Yep, I have to agree there.  Usually, I leave ridiculously full, but also keep smelling food, which both irrationally makes me hungry and reasonably makes me nautious at the same time.

It's all worth it, though.  It was upsetting when we first moved here, because we tried the only Melting Pot in the area, and it was a seriously a converted Pizza Hut... and they sat a family of 20 rednecks in the same room as us.  It was frankly just an odd and off-putting experience.  However, a new one just opened up in a much nicer and quieter location, so we're pretty excited.

The last chance we had to go to a truly high-end restaurant was during the Christmas holiday - a place called An (http://www.ancuisines.com/).  Great sushi, great wine list.  Really nice new place that just opened up.  Basically the whole thing was financed by the founder and CEO of SAS.  Probably the first truly great non-chain restaurant to open in the entire Triangle area.
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Post by: Seabiscuit36 on March 22, 2007, 10:56:10 AM
That looks nice FF.  The wife and i go for all you can eat sushi at Hibachi on fridays. 
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Post by: ice grillin you on March 22, 2007, 10:58:21 AM
ketchup + mayo = russian dressing = bangin on sloppy joes and many other sandwiches
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Post by: Seabiscuit36 on March 22, 2007, 10:59:32 AM
People who dip Fries in Mayo make me sick...that is incredibly accurate
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Post by: Wingspan on March 22, 2007, 11:00:38 AM
A good steak doesn't need A-1.

I don't like ketchup...at all, on anything.

I do use mustard, and have recent discovered Horseradish Mustard and Wasabi Mustard...both are excellent.
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Post by: phattymatty on March 22, 2007, 11:01:46 AM
That looks nice FF.  The wife and i go for all you can eat sushi at Hibachi on fridays. 

gilbert arenas likes your tastes.
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Post by: Diomedes on March 22, 2007, 11:06:19 AM
People who dip Fries in Mayo make me sick...that is incredibly accurate

Mayo is awesome.  Belgian fries and garlic mayo...yummmy!
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Post by: Seabiscuit36 on March 22, 2007, 11:07:07 AM
What the hell is Belgian fries? waffle fries?
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Post by: ice grillin you on March 22, 2007, 11:07:39 AM
i see dio took his gay pills this morning
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Post by: Diomedes on March 22, 2007, 11:10:33 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgian_fries#Belgium

they're french fries, but I've never been to a joint in the U.S. that makes good mayo available for fries and calls them anything other than 'Belgian.'
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Post by: Diomedes on March 22, 2007, 11:11:21 AM
i see dio took his gay pills this morning

this explains why you're on my jock, wannabe
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Post by: phattymatty on March 22, 2007, 11:14:00 AM
since we're talking about condiments, and i know there are other bacon lovers on here, i bought a 3 lb bag of this at costco about 2 weeks ago and have literally put it on every meal i've made since then.  breakfast, lunch, dinner, it doesn't matter.

(http://www.spiceplace.com/images/hormel_bacon_sm.gif)

it's delicious.  i even made a BLT the other day with it. 
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Post by: Phanatic on March 22, 2007, 11:14:08 AM
Don't put Ketchup on my hot dog!

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Post by: ice grillin you on March 22, 2007, 11:21:15 AM
Don't put Ketchup on my hot dog!

dont put pancakes and chocolate chips on my sausage!


(http://www.junkfoodblog.com/uploaded_images/jimmy-dean-pancake-sausage-chocolate-chip-736804.jpg)
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 22, 2007, 12:00:00 PM
As much as I love bacon is how much I hate "baco bits".  If that stuff from Costco actually TASTES like real bacon, that's a different story, I suppose.
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Post by: phattymatty on March 22, 2007, 12:23:32 PM
it does.  i don't like the little hard bacon bits either.
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 22, 2007, 12:35:27 PM
Nice.
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Post by: mussa on March 22, 2007, 04:57:31 PM
anyone ever eat at ludwigs beer garten in philly? i ate at the monks tunic before, same owners. boy has bachelor party and we're starting off with dinner there.
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Post by: MURP on March 22, 2007, 05:38:23 PM
I've been there a few times.  Place is straight outta Germany.   German food, great German beers,  bar is a little small,  get a good size table if you can.
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Post by: ice grillin you on March 22, 2007, 07:07:28 PM
monks isnt really my cup of tea anyway but its uninhabitable for the fact that it doesnt have tv's
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Post by: MURP on March 22, 2007, 11:17:52 PM
Just had lunch at Monks this past monday.  They have one of the best beer selections in the entire city.   :yay
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Post by: Diomedes on March 23, 2007, 08:36:34 AM
no tvs?  lot of beers? sounds great!
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Post by: ice grillin you on March 23, 2007, 08:56:26 AM
sounds like the perfect place to not watch the eagles game
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Post by: Diomedes on March 23, 2007, 08:59:00 AM
even better, to not see your kind
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Post by: ice grillin you on March 23, 2007, 09:00:52 AM
tru dat...i be swillin it up in front of a flat screen
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Post by: rjs246 on March 23, 2007, 09:29:43 AM
You guys are gonna hump.
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Post by: Diomedes on March 23, 2007, 09:31:44 AM
I'm pretty sure we'll never meet, but if we do, suprise sex for vigy is def on the menu.
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Post by: MURP on March 23, 2007, 09:41:25 AM
sounds like the perfect place to not watch the eagles game

there are only 8 times a year or so where you are at a bar to watch an Eagles game, meaning there are 350+ days a year where you can go to Monks. 
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Post by: SD_Eagle5 on March 23, 2007, 09:53:08 AM
Just had lunch at Monks this past monday.  They have one of the best beer selections in the entire city.   :yay
One of my favorite restaurants in the world, Belgium makes the best beer. Now I'm craving mussels and fritz.
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Post by: ice grillin you on March 23, 2007, 09:53:59 AM
to each his own but i will NOT sit at a bar without a tv with some sort of sports on it....it doesnt get more americana than that baby

take that pansy beer garden eurotrash crap to luxembourg
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Post by: Diomedes on March 23, 2007, 09:56:22 AM
the absence of iceholes like you is a selling point you wouldn't appreciate by design.  enjoy the tvs.
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Post by: SD_Eagle5 on March 23, 2007, 09:58:00 AM
to each his own but i will NOT sit at a bar without a tv with some sort of sports on it....it doesnt get more americana than that baby

take that pansy beer garden eurotrash crap to luxembourg

You don't know what you're missing
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Post by: ice grillin you on March 23, 2007, 09:58:49 AM
enjoy the tvs

not only will i enjoy the tv but i will also treasure the fact that i wont be leaving the bar that night with AIDS
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Post by: rjs246 on March 23, 2007, 10:02:31 AM
Whatever, dude humpers.
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Post by: ice grillin you on March 23, 2007, 10:04:07 AM
poopie on the peepee stop the weewee
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Post by: SunMo on March 23, 2007, 10:24:19 AM
^^^^

that is still less gross than ketchup on eggs
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Post by: Seabiscuit36 on March 23, 2007, 10:31:51 AM
(http://web-japan.org/nipponia/nipponia20/images/appetit/28_1.jpg)
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Post by: mussa on March 23, 2007, 10:38:48 AM
no tv's. oh no forget it. i can't do that/. who cares about good food, good beer and chicks dressed up like st. pauly girl.
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Post by: ice grillin you on March 23, 2007, 10:55:54 AM
good beer (whatever that means) doesnt do anything for me

come on dukes there food specialty is mussels...get the hell outta here with that shtein

i can find 25 bars with in 25 miles of that place with hotter bartenders

id rather have a roast pork sandwich a pabst can and a bartender with a referee outfit that wouldnt fit dakota fanning


that is still less gross than ketchup on eggs

yes
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Post by: Diomedes on March 23, 2007, 10:59:48 AM
mmmm....mussels
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 23, 2007, 11:03:01 AM
mmmm....mussels (http://www.bejata.com/images/Terrell%20Owens-thumb.jpg)
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Post by: MURP on March 23, 2007, 11:20:08 AM
good beer (whatever that means) doesnt do anything for me


and that says it all.  There is really no need for further discussion with you on the topic. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: NGM on March 25, 2007, 11:46:27 AM
If you're ever in Lancaster go to Venice Pizza.  They have hot young college girls serving the best pizza I have ever had.  Plus they have a liquor license, which isn't actually a given in this god fearing county. 
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Post by: ice grillin you on March 25, 2007, 11:48:52 AM
went to this place http://www.eggspectations.com/html/home.html yesterday....pretty much your standard chain place but it had some pretty cool egg dishes that you dont see everywhere and any place that serves breakfast any time of the day gets my respect
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Post by: Seabiscuit36 on March 25, 2007, 12:04:08 PM
went to this place http://www.eggspectations.com/html/home.html yesterday....pretty much your standard chain place but it had some pretty cool egg dishes that you dont see everywhere and any place that serves breakfast any time of the day gets my respect
What type of Ketchup did they have?  Heinz or Hunts?  :paranoid
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Post by: ice grillin you on March 25, 2007, 12:36:43 PM
its an egg place...they didnt even have ketchup
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Post by: mussa on March 25, 2007, 01:25:24 PM
ludwigs was bangin. all german food. good beer. drinks expensive, food was about lower to medium in price. def would recommend even though we had reservations and they didn't have enough chairs and or didn't get our food for 2 hrs.  so service was bad, but food and drinks were great.
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Post by: Geowhizzer on March 25, 2007, 02:02:06 PM
If you're ever in Lancaster go to Venice Pizza.  They have hot young college girls serving the best pizza I have ever had.  Plus they have a liquor license, which isn't actually a given in this god fearing county. 

Growing up in the "Tri-County" ares (Chester-Berks-Lancaster), we may have had the only Pizza Hut (just outside of Morgantown) to not be able to serve alcohol.  It was just on the Lancaster side of the county line, and the county just refused to issue a liquor license.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on March 25, 2007, 03:24:40 PM
mmmm....mussels

If you (or anyone else here) find themselves in Margate, New Jersey, there's a bar called Robert's Place that has the best mussels I've ever tasted anywhere.

They're served in a large wooden bowl (roughly 40-50 of them) in either a marinara sauce or butter and garlic white sauce with a loaf of authentic Atlantic City hard bread.

The last time I was there, they were $7.95 per bowl.

I'd gladly kill all of you for a bowl of them right now.
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Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on March 25, 2007, 10:00:24 PM
I had a ribeye at Outback tonight. Chain or no chain joint that steak was delicious.
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Post by: Geowhizzer on March 26, 2007, 05:41:57 AM
Had a bacon cheeseburger at a Stevie Tomatoes.  It was delicious.
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Post by: SunMo on March 26, 2007, 09:19:49 AM
I had a ribeye at Outback tonight. Chain or no chain joint that steak was delicious.

that's what i always get there, delicious
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Post by: ice grillin you on March 26, 2007, 09:21:54 AM
i dont like steak...yeah im a fag

my next good meal will be at the phils home opener tailgate

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Post by: hunt on March 26, 2007, 03:24:53 PM
we're going to tgi friday's for dinner to use up a $50 gift cert the wife got at work...it's a chain.
that's right, A CHAIN!


 :poison :poison :poison
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on March 26, 2007, 03:28:54 PM
I take my daughter to Friday's occasionally.  They have televisions built into the booths so she gets to watch Clifford The Big Red Dog or another PBS Kids show during dinner.

Food's not bad, prices aren't bad (especially the kids meals) plus I dig their Broccoli & Cheese soup.
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Post by: Diomedes on March 26, 2007, 03:29:54 PM
unhealthy food in massive quantities couldn't happen to a better guy...
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Post by: hunt on March 26, 2007, 03:32:44 PM
unhealthy food in massive quantities couldn't happen to a better guy...

thanks dook.


fight the power!
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Post by: Diomedes on March 26, 2007, 03:34:14 PM
now everyone talks like vigy.
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Post by: hunt on March 26, 2007, 03:37:06 PM
now everyone talks like vigy.

sometimes like vigy....sometimes like rjs, especially when referring to punching things.........for example,  scrotums.

it's the cf way.
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Post by: Diomedes on March 26, 2007, 03:41:10 PM
I'm guilty of it too...I've used 'dook' from time to time.
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Post by: Seabiscuit36 on March 26, 2007, 04:07:15 PM
I'm guilty of it too...I've used 'dook' from time to time.
Its fun, just dont get in the habit of talking to old heads like dat
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Post by: rjs246 on March 26, 2007, 04:45:38 PM
Biters.
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Post by: Diomedes on March 26, 2007, 09:23:25 PM
you two are the coolest
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Post by: MDS on March 26, 2007, 09:48:03 PM
a chicken parm sandwhich from tony lukes was good as rjs scrotis
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: hunt on March 27, 2007, 08:40:49 AM
we're going to tgi friday's for dinner to use up a $50 gift cert the wife got at work...it's a chain.
that's right, A CHAIN!


 :poison :poison :poison

i wound up ordering the jack daniels johnson with the ribs & shrimp...the service sucked so i punched the waitress in the scrotum.
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Post by: SunMo on March 28, 2007, 10:18:46 AM
i had a delicious ice cream cone from Brewster's yesterday
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 28, 2007, 11:38:09 AM
Ate at Emeril's in South Beach last night.

It actually exceeded my expectations.  Service, presentation, and (most importantly) food were all top-notch.  There were 11 of my co-workers there with me, and each of them came away pleasantly surprised.


Oh, and a small note on South Beach.  Holy shtein, dooks - there are some fiiiiine college/high school girls herding around there.  The way they dress in a combination of neo-whore and rich-slut and go around in packs is a nice touch.  The other weird thing about 19-year-old chicks is that *the older I get, they stay the same age*.
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Post by: SunMo on March 28, 2007, 11:39:36 AM
Dazed and Confused
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Post by: rjs246 on March 28, 2007, 11:41:19 AM
Misquoted.
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 28, 2007, 12:23:45 PM
Whatever.  I was in South Beach last night and you weren't.
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Post by: SunMo on March 28, 2007, 12:24:36 PM
your mom was in....whatever
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Post by: Geowhizzer on March 28, 2007, 03:52:09 PM
Ate at Emeril's in South Beach last night.

It actually exceeded my expectations.  Service, presentation, and (most importantly) food were all top-notch.  There were 11 of my co-workers there with me, and each of them came away pleasantly surprised.


Oh, and a small note on South Beach.  Holy shtein, dooks - there are some fiiiiine college/high school girls herding around there.  The way they dress in a combination of neo-whore and rich-slut and go around in packs is a nice touch.  The other weird thing about 19-year-old chicks is that *the older I get, they stay the same age*.

Problem is, I'm getting to the age where they start calling me Dad.  :-\
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Post by: Rome on March 28, 2007, 04:14:02 PM
The lobster with crabmeat and rock shrimp stuffing at Emeril's is epic.

And I agree about South Beach.  Did you get to the Clevelander yet?  If you haven't, then go.  Now.


Edited - FF, did you happen to have the seafood & andouille gumbo?  That shtein is mouth-wateringly good.
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 28, 2007, 05:47:06 PM
Well, they've been stuffing us with greasy red meat here at the hotel, so I was in the mood for something lighter - I got a shrimp & linguine dish.  I will certainly get back to another Emeril's before too long and try that gumbo.  Just didn't have the appetite for it last night.

Actually heading out of Miami tonight.  We only had the one night in South Beach.  Except for Emeril's, I don't remember the actual names of any of the places we drank.  Probably because of all the mojitos.

(Sidenote:  I kind of hate mojitos actually, but whatever)
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Post by: ice grillin you on March 28, 2007, 09:24:01 PM
cuba libre mojitos are better than life
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Post by: Susquehanna Birder on March 28, 2007, 11:08:27 PM
Hey IGY...what kind of lead time do I need for reservations at Ralph's? I'm thinking of going Friday night.
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Post by: ice grillin you on March 29, 2007, 08:08:25 AM
theres no rhyme or reason to it...sometimes i call on a wednesday and can get reservations for friday...tho they are usually the earlier spots...other times theyll be booked out for 2-3 weeks

btw you must get the veal parm

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Post by: Susquehanna Birder on March 29, 2007, 08:27:29 AM
Gotcha. I'll give 'em a call ASAP today. I'm game for the veal, but the Mrs. will have to make do with either the seafood or something else meatless. I'm sure we'll find something good there.
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Post by: ice grillin you on March 29, 2007, 08:36:52 AM
its probably been 15 years since i got anything but the veal...however of all the people ive gone there with ive never heard a single one complain about anything they got
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Post by: ice grillin you on March 29, 2007, 08:43:03 AM
btw sus if you get down early or wanna have a drink afterwards...vesuvio at 8th and fitz (right around the corner from ralphs) has a really nice bar...complete with bangin hi def flat screens (the sixers and flyers both play friday)
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Post by: Susquehanna Birder on March 29, 2007, 01:28:36 PM
I called 'em, and apparently they don't take reservations for just two. But the dude said we shouldn't have a problem getting in whenever. How is parking around there in the evening?

I also called Fogo De Chao for Saturday night. Dinner will be at 9:30, which means that I'll still be stuffed to the gills by bedtime.
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Post by: ice grillin you on March 29, 2007, 01:33:10 PM
I called 'em, and apparently they don't take reservations for just two. But the dude said we shouldn't have a problem getting in whenever. How is parking around there in the evening?

oh yeah my bad...i forgot about the small party rule there

its classic south phil parking....just drive around until you find a spot...as long as your parallel parking skills are on point youll find one...just depends on how many blocks away

they have a valet johnson tho
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Post by: Diomedes on March 29, 2007, 05:34:24 PM
they have a valet johnson tho

park your own car bitch
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Post by: ice grillin you on March 29, 2007, 06:57:47 PM
i do bitch....just giving him the option bitch
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Post by: Geowhizzer on March 29, 2007, 07:00:56 PM
Quit yer bitchin'.
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Post by: Wingspan on March 29, 2007, 07:01:23 PM
bitch
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Post by: Susquehanna Birder on March 29, 2007, 08:11:56 PM
I might just let some other bitch park my bitch. Farg it.

One more dumb question: What's the attire at Ralph's? Can I fit in with jeans and a golf shirt?

(I have to say that the Ralph's website sucks. Maybe I can offer my services for a couple of entrees.)
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Post by: rjs246 on March 29, 2007, 09:28:40 PM
Dude humpers.
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Post by: ice grillin you on March 30, 2007, 08:13:15 AM
Can I fit in with jeans and a golf shirt?

easily


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Post by: hunt on March 30, 2007, 09:28:04 PM
johnson
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Post by: Sgt PSN on March 31, 2007, 07:26:20 PM
The homo-eroticism that's taken place over the last 3 or 4 pages of this thread is astonishing, even for this place.  Keep this up and by the time football season rolls around, the home opener CF tailgate is going to end up being a naked battle royal in a giant tub of bacon flavored jello. 

I've got shotgun.  
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Post by: Susquehanna Birder on April 01, 2007, 03:18:25 PM
Update: I missed out on Ralph's. We ended up driving around for 45 minutes, trying to find a parking spot. No parking, no valet (johnson). So we went back to Dave and Busters.

Last night, however, was a truly awesome experience:

http://www.fogodechao.com/

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Post by: NGM on April 01, 2007, 05:33:33 PM
I'm not really sure what Brazilian style food taste like, but that shtein sounds really really good.

Also had the best stromboli of my life for lunch today.  The thing is so damn big that they make it in the shape of an "L" to fit in the large pizza box.  It will also be lunch tomorrow. 
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Post by: Susquehanna Birder on April 01, 2007, 07:36:27 PM
I'm not really sure what Brazilian style food taste like, but that shtein sounds really really good.

It is. Start with a huge "salad" bar (including all kinds of wild things like smoked salmon and fresh mozzarella. Then get the side dishes of mashed potato, fried banana, and fried polenta. And then "gauchos" wander around with all different types of open-fire-roasted meat on skewers...and as long as you don't tell them to stop, they keep piling on the food. There's no way you leave there hungry. I don't think I'll be hungry for a week.
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Post by: MURP on April 01, 2007, 07:47:40 PM
that place looks good.  Im gonna have to check it out.
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Post by: Diomedes on April 01, 2007, 08:57:08 PM
Brazil and Argentina combined eat more than double the amount of beef that Americans do per capita.  Brazil is around 32 pounds, Argentina around 70.  America around 45.  All three countries are in the top ten for the world.

This kind of information is useful when planning vacations or dinner plans.
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Post by: Susquehanna Birder on April 01, 2007, 09:01:53 PM
Good info. I was at an Argentinian style wedding reception a few years ago...and it was great.

On a side note, the groom in the above wedding is now appearing in an ESPN commercial. He's the guy who's talking out of his ass.
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 01, 2007, 10:16:47 PM
Brazilian steakhouses are usually a good idea, as long as you don't get completely boned on price.
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Post by: SD_Eagle5 on April 01, 2007, 11:06:49 PM
I went to a Brazilian steakhouse when I was in Rio right off the strip, probably one of the best meals I ever had. Hit one up in San Diego that was half decent too.

Got curbside delivery from Outback tonight, to my surprise when I got home there was an extra Filet in a seperate styrofoam container as well as a Cheeseburger and fries. Made for a good latenight snack.
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Post by: Diomedes on April 02, 2007, 09:34:14 AM
Brazilian steakhouses are usually a good idea, as long as you don't get completely boned on price.

Your money obsession is getting the better of you.
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Post by: SD_Eagle5 on April 02, 2007, 09:38:15 AM
Brazilian steakhouses are usually a good idea, as long as you don't get completely boned on price.

Your money obsession is getting the better of you.

Yeah...and happy Passover Jew
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 02, 2007, 10:00:15 AM
Brazilian steakhouses are usually a good idea, as long as you don't get completely boned on price.

Your money obsession is getting the better of you.

Well, I've been to all four kinds:

Best - Cuts of meat are excellent and price is very reasonable.
Okay - Cuts of meat are excellent but price is excessive.
Meh - Crappy meat, but cheap.
Die - Crappy meat AND expensive.


I don't mind paying as long as there's value in it.
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Post by: Susquehanna Birder on April 02, 2007, 11:08:23 AM
This was about $45 a person, not counting alcohol. Even that wasn't too bad. A caipirinhia (muddled lime and Brazilian rum drink) was $7. In the city, that's a steal.

The meat was wonderful, too.
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Post by: SD_Eagle5 on April 06, 2007, 11:27:32 AM
First time eating at Harry the K's yesterday. The Philly spring rolls are excellent, not much proportion wise but still delicious. Finally had the 'Schmitter'. I was expecting crap but it was half decent.
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Post by: ice grillin you on April 06, 2007, 12:01:23 PM
how did it compare to a mcnallys schmitter
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Post by: Father Demon on April 06, 2007, 01:23:52 PM
Taking the missus to Bahama Breeze tonight.  I've only been there once before and it was kind of uppity to me, but we have a gift certificate, so we're going.
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Post by: SD_Eagle5 on April 06, 2007, 02:21:33 PM
how did it compare to a mcnallys schmitter

No idea
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Post by: Susquehanna Birder on April 06, 2007, 02:32:51 PM
Taking the missus to Bahama Breeze tonight.  I've only been there once before and it was kind of uppity to me, but we have a gift certificate, so we're going.

I enjoyed it when I went there before, but the last time we went, my daughter got sick. I'm not sure if it was from the food or something else...but haven't been back since.
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Post by: Rome on April 06, 2007, 03:08:14 PM
Taking the missus to Bahama Breeze tonight.  I've only been there once before and it was kind of uppity to me, but we have a gift certificate, so we're going.

Noooooooooo!  IT'S A CH-CH-CHAIN RESTAURANT!   :poison :boom


It's not bad.  I went to one in Orlando and the food was good.
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 06, 2007, 03:20:02 PM
Taking the missus to Bahama Breeze tonight.  I've only been there once before and it was kind of uppity to me, but we have a gift certificate, so we're going.

Bahama Breeze is like Red Lobster or Olive Garden.  It belongs in the other thread.
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Post by: Rome on April 06, 2007, 03:38:22 PM
Darden Restaurants rule teh werld!
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Post by: Father Demon on April 06, 2007, 03:40:10 PM
Taking the missus to Bahama Breeze tonight.  I've only been there once before and it was kind of uppity to me, but we have a gift certificate, so we're going.

Bahama Breeze is like Red Lobster or Olive Garden.  It belongs in the other thread.

I'll let you know.  Last time I think the food was decent, but mainly because it's different than the usual chain fare.  I like the islandy taste, mon.
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 06, 2007, 03:52:54 PM
I'll let you know.  Last time I think the food was decent, but mainly because it's different than the usual chain fare.  I like the "islandy" taste, mon.

You ever been to any islands?
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Post by: Father Demon on April 06, 2007, 03:56:35 PM
Lived in Hawaii for four years.

Different islands, so not the right answer.
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 06, 2007, 07:10:48 PM
Bahama Breeze really isn't that bad.  I'm just giving you shtein.  Enjoy.
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Post by: Father Demon on April 07, 2007, 11:37:59 AM
Enjoyed Bahama Breeze.  Whoever categorized them as Olive Garden and Red Lobster-esque is wrong.

Had the Grilled Chicken Santiago, which had great spice, a nice pepper and tomato salsa, and a red-pepper sauce.  A side of yucca (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yucca) and a couple of rum-runners to wash it down.  Very nice indeed.

The wife had boring ass shrimp and mushrooms over pasta.  I told her to go for the flavor, and she ignored me.  She ate about a third of my dinner, leaving hers on the table.

Then we went to the casino, where I sucked it up at poker, only winning one hand.  Casinos blow.
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Post by: ice grillin you on April 07, 2007, 09:32:51 PM
fridays late night happy hours are back...10pm to close...half price apps...$2 beers and other cheap libations...i will be partaking right after the phils go down meekly in the 9th
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Post by: Sgt PSN on April 07, 2007, 09:46:34 PM
Might as well head out the door now so you can get there around 10 and be able to spend max amount of time at Happy Hour.  Florida's hitting the ball all over the place. 
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Post by: phattymatty on April 08, 2007, 02:42:39 PM
went to this morrocan place marrakesh yesterday.  took my girl and my mom and sister.  i'd been there a few years ago but kind of forgot about it. 

7 courses, family style, you site on little pillows and eat with your hands.  one salad dish, some kind of chicken pie, then a half roasted chicken with olives (delicious), beef kebobs, cous cous, fruit, and then baklava and mint tea. 

and a belly dancer that was pretty smokin hot.  fun experience, good atmosphere, food is pretty good but nothing amazing.  mildly expensive though, and they automatically add in 20% regardless of your party size which was weird.  spent almost 3 hours there and the chick came over like twice.  foodrunner did all the work.  but if you're ever in dc and want to try something different, check it out.
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Post by: Diomedes on April 09, 2007, 09:38:08 AM
I've eaten at Marrakesh, loved it.  Food is fantastic (or it was 7 years ago when I last ate there), atmosphere is great.  Now that I live down here again I will make another trip soon.
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Post by: ice grillin you on April 09, 2007, 09:51:54 AM
im not down with moroccan food but 'chicken pie' sound delicious
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Post by: Sgt PSN on April 09, 2007, 09:54:44 AM
im not down with moroccan food but 'chicken pie' sound delicious

*Insert igy is black joke here*
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Post by: Diomedes on April 09, 2007, 10:13:46 AM
it's too refined and upscale for him.  he's a half price TGIF burger guy through and through
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Post by: ice grillin you on April 09, 2007, 10:24:17 AM
actually i hate fridays dunny...but ill do a half price appeteaser every once in a while and ill def do $2 beers

im just not down with chick peas and crap like that...bird food
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Post by: Wingspan on April 09, 2007, 10:25:33 AM
I believe there is a place called marrakesh off of south street in philly. Was there years ago.

The food was ok...but the only problem i have with moroccan places is that it takes so friggin long to eat.
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Post by: SunMo on April 09, 2007, 07:53:31 PM
my local pizza place makes a great white pizza, loaded with broccoli, tomato, and gobs of ricotta cheese with just enough garlic...wonderful
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Post by: Rome on April 09, 2007, 08:06:51 PM
^ Sounds like Rizzo's in Glenside...
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Post by: mussa on April 10, 2007, 09:11:55 AM
Had a succulent 9oz filet mignon wrapped in bacon friday at Long Horn Steak House.  :yay
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Post by: Zanshin on April 10, 2007, 09:18:14 AM
Longhorn is okay, as long as your expectations aren't too high.  They're steaks can be okay, but I've never had one there that was actually great.
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Post by: rjs246 on April 10, 2007, 09:18:34 AM
I ate Sloppy Joe's and Kraft mac and cheese last night.

It was farging gross.
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Post by: Diomedes on April 10, 2007, 09:23:20 AM
Sounds delicious.  Both of those courses come from the class of food that is defined by "the more you fit in your mouth at once, the better it tastes."
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Post by: mussa on April 10, 2007, 09:23:51 AM
Longhorn is okay, as long as your expectations aren't too high.  They're steaks can be okay, but I've never had one there that was actually great.

It wasn't the best I've had, but I haven't ordered a steak in awhile, which made it better than it probably was. I ordered it medium and it came out more medium well. good none the less
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Post by: Rome on April 10, 2007, 10:32:02 AM
I had a delicious steak at Applebee's last weekend.   I know it's sacrilege to talk about places like that but farg it.  It was excellent.

It's a New York Strip smothered in garlic & mushrooms.  I got a double portion of aspargus in lieu of the mashed potato concoction they usually serve.  The asparagus was cooked exactly right.  Not too tender but still crisp enough to have a bit of a snap.

Very tasty and fairly reasonable at $15.99.  Nice drink specials at the place too.
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Post by: ice grillin you on April 10, 2007, 10:35:54 AM
romey you clearly have no idea what a delicious steak is

and forget the chain restaurant talk applebees is probably the worst restaurant in the country period...it makes fridays and bennigans look like the palm
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Post by: Rome on April 10, 2007, 10:38:59 AM
It wasn't a $250 Kobe Beef steak, IGY, but it was tasty and it was priced right.

And all of those places are the same.  They serve institutional meals for a reason.  People in Idaho going to Applebee's expect the same food as you'd get in Arkansas.  You attempting to distinguish one from the others is amusing, however.
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Post by: rjs246 on April 10, 2007, 10:40:10 AM
and forget the chain restaurant talk applebees is probably the worst restaurant in the country period...it makes fridays and bennigans look like the palm

this
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Post by: MURP on April 10, 2007, 10:40:47 AM
The Palm Wasabi Mashed Potatoes are good stuff. 
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Post by: ice grillin you on April 10, 2007, 10:45:00 AM
all you need to know about applebees is my girl is the chain restautrant queen...she loves just about all of them and would eat at one every night if she could...and yet she despises applebees

i didnt know the palm had wasabi mashed potatos murp...not that id get them but its one of my favorite places and ive enever noticed them...palm has the best prime rib ever
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Post by: Rome on April 10, 2007, 10:47:40 AM
WORST EVER!

 :-D
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Post by: MURP on April 10, 2007, 10:53:18 AM
i was there about 2 months ago with some people from work and the one girl ordered them.  they were awesome.  I am not sure if they are on the menu all the time though. 
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Post by: Geowhizzer on April 10, 2007, 01:03:49 PM
I had a delicious steak at Applebee's last weekend.   I know it's sacrilege to talk about places like that but farg it.  It was excellent.

It's a New York Strip smothered in garlic & mushrooms.  I got a double portion of aspargus in lieu of the mashed potato concoction they usually serve.  The asparagus was cooked exactly right.  Not too tender but still crisp enough to have a bit of a snap.

Very tasty and fairly reasonable at $15.99.  Nice drink specials at the place too.

romey you clearly have no idea what a delicious steak is

and forget the chain restaurant talk applebees is probably the worst restaurant in the country period...it makes fridays and bennigans look like the palm

and forget the chain restaurant talk applebees is probably the worst restaurant in the country period...it makes fridays and bennigans look like the palm

this

Funny, I went to Applebee's on Easter for dinner and had the sirloin.  I thought it was delicious as well.  I used to love their Zesty Ranch salad, then they stopped serving it.  bastiches.

We were going to go to the Golden Corral (I think that's the name) buffet place, but the line was wrapped around the building to get in.
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Post by: phattymatty on April 10, 2007, 02:27:36 PM
im not down with moroccan food but 'chicken pie' sound delicious

actually that was the worst course.  the chicken inside was good, and the pastry was good, but there was also a shtein load of scrambled eggs and nuts inside.  and it was covered in powdered sugar.  not nearly as gross as it sounds, but not one of the better ones.

and we just happened to be at that course when they turned the lights off and a belly dancer came out, so you couldn't tell if you were grabbing some chicken or some egg.
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 10, 2007, 02:31:03 PM
We were going to go to the Golden Corral (I think that's the name) buffet place, but the line was wrapped around the building to get in.

The fact you were actually going to go to Golden Corral on Easter Sunday disqualifies you from any food-related opinion ever again in the future.  Wow, man.
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Post by: Geowhizzer on April 10, 2007, 02:37:23 PM
We were going to go to the Golden Corral (I think that's the name) buffet place, but the line was wrapped around the building to get in.

The fact you were actually going to go to Golden Corral on Easter Sunday disqualifies you from any food-related opinion ever again in the future.  Wow, man.

Wasn't my choice - then again, neither was the Applebee's.  Have to blame Mother Geo for that one.  She's 60 and into buffets.

I've never actually been in a Golden Corral to eat before.  What's it like?
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Post by: ice grillin you on April 10, 2007, 02:43:57 PM
like the cafeteria at alcatraz
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 10, 2007, 03:31:17 PM
like the cafeteria at alcatraz

that's too kind - probably more like the cafeteria at Abu Ghraib
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Post by: Rome on April 10, 2007, 04:11:56 PM
LOL @ Golden Corral.

"Everyone Deserves A Good Meal!"

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Post by: Eaglez on April 10, 2007, 05:11:26 PM
Buddy's Pizza is good if you like Deep Dish. But I think it's a Detroit thing so I don't know if they have an franchises outside of the area.

Has anyone tried BD's Mongolian BBQ? Its pretty much a stir fry buffet. They have a bunch of stuff like lamb, good pork, a bunch of different steaks and some pretty fresh vegetables with a lot of sauces. It's a pretty good place to eat if you like stir fry. You take all the raw materials up to the grill and the grillers prepare it for you. I think it's $13.99 for all you can eat. It's not a bad place to check out if one is around your area.
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Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on April 10, 2007, 05:58:41 PM
like the cafeteria at alcatraz

 :-D

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Post by: Susquehanna Birder on April 10, 2007, 06:09:52 PM
I think the people at Alcatraz looked better. And behaved better, too.
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 10, 2007, 06:11:20 PM
LOL @ Golden Corral.

"Everyone Deserves A Good Meal!"

"...But You Can't Always Get One, So Come Eat Our Piles of Crap Instead!"
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Post by: SunMo on April 10, 2007, 06:17:09 PM
hunt's gonna be maaaaaaad
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Post by: Sgt PSN on April 10, 2007, 06:24:00 PM
Had some calamari at this local Thai joint the other day.  The calamari by itself was excellent.  Big, chunky nuggets of it rather than the tiny morsels I'm used to seeing at most resturants.  Served it w/veggies on a bed of white rice.  But what really made the meal was the sauce that came with it......plum sauce I believe it was.  Looked kind of like salsa but had a nice sweet taste to it.  It was amazing. 
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Post by: ice grillin you on April 14, 2007, 11:59:42 AM
chipotle is having a buy one get one free burrito offer on monday....catch is you have to buy one on the 14th or 15th...then return with the receipt with some chipotle ez form they want you to fill out on Apr 16 to get the free burrito. 


http://www.chipotle.com/email/07-all-105.htm
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on April 16, 2007, 11:22:19 AM
We have a chicken place down here called Maryland Fried Chicken.  It's a step above the usual KFC crap and the chicken is actually pretty excellent.  So this morning I stopped off and got a two piece white meal with mashed potatoes and macaroni salad.

I pick up the order in the drive thru and just arrived back at my office.  I open the bag and there's not only a four piece white platter including two breasts, a wing and a thigh but they also gave me a 10 piece a la cart bucket with it.  I thought that the bag felt heavy but I was in a hurry and didn't bother checking.

So for $4.99, I got 14 pieces of chicken plus the sides.  Woot!
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Post by: rjs246 on April 16, 2007, 11:59:57 AM
That sure is a healthy breakfast you're eating there, Rome.
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Post by: Wingspan on April 16, 2007, 12:02:36 PM
I am sure the fried chicken is breathtaking...
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on April 16, 2007, 12:12:11 PM
That sure is a healthy breakfast you're eating there, Rome.

Lunch.  I was up at 5:30 this morning doing some work and I had a bowl of Special K for breakfast.

And yes - it was not only breathtaking, it was also glorious.

PS: The jackals in my office already sniffed it out.  I'm down to four pieces left.   :'(
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Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 16, 2007, 01:27:56 PM
Went out last Thursday to Walters Steakhouse (http://www.walters-steakhouse.com/index.html) in Wilmington, DE.  We went with another couple had a blast, plus it was free raw-bar.  I had a gift certificate and figured i'd get Surf and Turf.  The lobster tail was a lot bigger than i figured i'd be getting.  The Fillet was the best steak i've ever had.  It was so moist and soft, it's texture was almost like eating fresh pound cake.  Definitely worth the money if anyone's ever in the area. 
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Post by: SunMo on April 16, 2007, 07:04:44 PM
I went to Starter's Riverport in Bethlehem Saturday night.  It was a pretty cool place, ton of TV's and two huge ones and the end.  My ribeye was very good.
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 16, 2007, 07:52:28 PM
There's a Starter's near training camp.  That's where Mr. NC takes the moderators to get drunk.
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Post by: Susquehanna Birder on April 16, 2007, 10:28:38 PM
And serviced.
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Post by: Don Ho on April 16, 2007, 10:39:14 PM
Villa Di Roma in South Philly!  Awesome!!!  Best clams, mussells and Eggplant Parm. I've had in years.

9th St. very, very cool.
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Post by: Rome on April 16, 2007, 11:45:23 PM
There's a Starter's near training camp.  That's where Mr. NC takes the moderators to get drunk.

I hear there's an excellent go-go bar around the corner.  Some of the strippers even have their own teeth!
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 17, 2007, 09:22:27 AM
Some of the strippers even have their own teeth!

Lies.
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Post by: phattymatty on April 18, 2007, 03:04:11 PM
i ate at a Qdoba for lunch today.  I wouldn't be able to tell the difference between it and Chipotle.  so by that I mean it was delicious.
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 18, 2007, 03:13:38 PM
Qdoba and Moe's are basically the same place, and both are tasty.
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Post by: Rome on April 18, 2007, 03:30:28 PM
You can add Tijuana Flats to that list.  It's all the same stuff and yeah, it's all decent.
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Post by: mussa on April 18, 2007, 03:53:16 PM
tortilla soup is the shtein there. but let me tell you, you will shtein rivers after eating Qdoba. rivers
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 18, 2007, 03:54:55 PM
That's only if you eat it with your boyfriend's "special sauce", mussa.


But seriously, I'm a guy who's had his share of mud butt and other various shteinting issues, and Qdoba is the least of my concerns.  I'm kind of curious as to what you'd order there that could cause these "rivers".
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Post by: mussa on April 18, 2007, 04:09:16 PM
Whats not to understand about getting extreme mud butt from a fast food mexican joint?
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 18, 2007, 04:12:53 PM
Whats not to understand about getting extreme mud butt from a fast food mexican joint?

Qdoba's not your standard place - it's fresher/healthier than the "extreme mud butt" Mexican joints.

It's been kind to my colon the 6 or 7 times I've had it.
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Post by: mussa on April 18, 2007, 07:00:51 PM
oh please. its all the same shtein. better design, thats it.
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 18, 2007, 07:03:21 PM
My colon says you're a liar.
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Post by: Beermonkey on April 18, 2007, 09:23:44 PM
If you ever in the area, stop by Kenney's Madison Tavern in Warminster for their wings. I'm very, very picky about my wings, but could eat these 7 days a week.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on April 19, 2007, 06:51:29 PM
Last night I met a friend at this place in Denver called Wynkoop, apparently it's America's oldest brewery.  Anyway, I had chili beer, brewed with some kind of ancho chiles, and it was pretty nasty.  i did have about 6-7 other delicious ones though.  i'm not used to drinking microbrews, my head was a disaster all day.
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Post by: SD_Eagle5 on April 19, 2007, 07:22:49 PM
If you ever in the area, stop by Kenney's Madison Tavern in Warminster for their wings. I'm very, very picky about my wings, but could eat these 7 days a week.
Where at in Warminster?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 19, 2007, 07:43:53 PM
If you ever in the area, stop by Kenney's Madison Tavern in Warminster for their wings. I'm very, very picky about my wings, but could eat these 7 days a week.
Where at in Warminster?

Google helps you find things! (http://www.kenneysmadison.com/)
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Post by: Butchers Bill on April 19, 2007, 09:57:57 PM
I just destroyed two wiz with from Tony Lukes.  Screw the fancy food...those two steaks were better than anything else I could have had right now.
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Post by: ice grillin you on April 20, 2007, 09:20:39 AM
I just destroyed two wiz with from Tony Lukes


nice
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Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 20, 2007, 09:24:49 AM
Last night I met a friend at this place in Denver called Wynkoop, apparently it's America's oldest brewery.  Anyway, I had chili beer, brewed with some kind of ancho chiles, and it was pretty nasty.  i did have about 6-7 other delicious ones though.  i'm not used to drinking microbrews, my head was a disaster all day.
So the microbrews produced "Disaterous Results"
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Post by: SD_Eagle5 on April 20, 2007, 11:44:13 AM
If you ever in the area, stop by Kenney's Madison Tavern in Warminster for their wings. I'm very, very picky about my wings, but could eat these 7 days a week.
Where at in Warminster?

Google helps you find things! (http://www.kenneysmadison.com/)
Its 5 minutes from my house and I passed it the other day
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Post by: Beermonkey on April 20, 2007, 12:06:07 PM
If you ever in the area, stop by Kenney's Madison Tavern in Warminster for their wings. I'm very, very picky about my wings, but could eat these 7 days a week.
Where at in Warminster?

Google helps you find things! (http://www.kenneysmadison.com/)
Its 5 minutes from my house and I passed it the other day

Ha, may be I'll see you there sometime. I usually go on Friday's under the guise of "picking up food for my family", then spend 2 hours there.

If you're looking for girls, it's not a good place, but the food is usually pretty good (as far as bar food goes). They have a good tv setup, so I'll normally go there for games when my family gets on my nerves.
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Post by: Phanatic on April 20, 2007, 12:17:20 PM
Last night I met a friend at this place in Denver called Wynkoop, apparently it's America's oldest brewery.  Anyway, I had chili beer, brewed with some kind of ancho chiles, and it was pretty nasty.  i did have about 6-7 other delicious ones though.  i'm not used to drinking microbrews, my head was a disaster all day.

http://www.yuengling.com/ (http://www.yuengling.com/)
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Post by: SD_Eagle5 on April 20, 2007, 12:23:47 PM
If you ever in the area, stop by Kenney's Madison Tavern in Warminster for their wings. I'm very, very picky about my wings, but could eat these 7 days a week.
Where at in Warminster?

Google helps you find things! (http://www.kenneysmadison.com/)
Its 5 minutes from my house and I passed it the other day

Ha, may be I'll see you there sometime. I usually go on Friday's under the guise of "picking up food for my family", then spend 2 hours there.

If you're looking for girls, it's not a good place, but the food is usually pretty good (as far as bar food goes). They have a good tv setup, so I'll normally go there for games when my family gets on my nerves.
I forgot you lived in Warminster, I'm livin in Jefferson on the Creek next to the Davisville shopping center with my g/f.  I'll have to check it out.
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Post by: Rome on April 20, 2007, 01:16:35 PM
I just destroyed two wiz with from Tony Lukes.  Screw the fancy food...those two steaks were better than anything else I could have had right now.

I wish I had the power to kill people by solely using telepathy.

 :'(
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Post by: phattymatty on April 20, 2007, 01:33:56 PM
Last night I met a friend at this place in Denver called Wynkoop, apparently it's America's oldest brewery.  Anyway, I had chili beer, brewed with some kind of ancho chiles, and it was pretty nasty.  i did have about 6-7 other delicious ones though.  i'm not used to drinking microbrews, my head was a disaster all day.

http://www.yuengling.com/ (http://www.yuengling.com/)

ha, i actually said the same thing to them.  i used to hit the yuengling brewery every now and then in high school.  they didn't know my answer.  i'm thinking maybe they mean brewpub, as it's a restaurant as well. 
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 20, 2007, 02:59:14 PM
I forgot you lived in Warminster, I'm livin in Jefferson on the Creek next to the Davisville shopping center with my g/f.  I'll have to check it out.

Warminster is for lovers.
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Post by: Beermonkey on April 20, 2007, 03:17:52 PM
I forgot you lived in Warminster, I'm livin in Jefferson on the Creek next to the Davisville shopping center with my g/f.  I'll have to check it out.

I live right behind you.

We had a hard time finding a place to eat that we all liked in that immediate area. The General Davis Inn wings aren't bad, but I almost got in a fight the first time I went there, so I never went back. I used to go to Calloway's over in Huntingdon Valley but got tired of it my favorite (hot) bartender quit. There's a different (unrelated) Kenney's on Street Road down in Feasterville that is nice, but I don't go there because my kids don't like it.

There's an italian place called Augusto's also up on Madison Ave that I have heard several good things about, though it's BYOB.
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Post by: SD_Eagle5 on April 20, 2007, 03:31:54 PM
I've been to Kenny's on St. road a bunch of times, do you remember when it was a shteinhole dive bar? They did a nice job of rebuilding it. Food there is excellent too.
General Davis is cool in the summer because of the outdoor deck, lots of dumb drunk chicks, never was a big fan of their food. Mt. Fuji on second st. pike has a nice indoor hibachi and decent sushi if you like Japanese food. For pizza and shtein like that I usually go to Schiano's in the Davisville shopping center. Hit Roman Delight on St. rd. up a few times, they have some decent specials, usually some decent beer on tap. Vader's on 2nd st. pike is good but pricey, and if you don't mind the travel Tomatoes in Doylestown is pretty good.
For our local diner we usually hit up Warminster West (FF prefers latenights at the Suburban diner followed by a lapdance at the Oakford Inn), not the best diner in the world, but its close and convenient.
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 20, 2007, 03:41:54 PM
Eagle Diner on York Rd in Hatboro/Warminster is fine, but Suburban is king.

I've never actually set foot in the Oakford Inn, but I've heard they have some hella good nachos.
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Post by: SD_Eagle5 on April 20, 2007, 03:54:47 PM
Only Eagle diner I know of is in Bensalem. My buddy drug me into the Oakford Inn after a night of drinking about 9 years ago, the girl dancing had a nice c section scar.
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Post by: Father Demon on April 20, 2007, 03:55:02 PM
Last night I met a friend at this place in Denver called Wynkoop, apparently it's America's oldest brewery.  Anyway, I had chili beer, brewed with some kind of ancho chiles, and it was pretty nasty.  i did have about 6-7 other delicious ones though.  i'm not used to drinking microbrews, my head was a disaster all day.

http://www.yuengling.com/ (http://www.yuengling.com/)

ha, i actually said the same thing to them.  i used to hit the yuengling brewery every now and then in high school.  they didn't know my answer.  i'm thinking maybe they mean brewpub, as it's a restaurant as well. 

I've been to Wynkoop for dinner before.  They brought out whatever it was that we ordered, and it was too cold to eat.  We sent it back, and the waitress brought out new dished for us, but didn't offer a comp or anything, which kind of pissed us off.  The manager brought us out our bill, which was for a grand total of $0.00, and told he took care of everything for us.  That included two dinners, and about 8 beers we had ordered.  That is serious customer service!!   :yay
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Post by: Beermonkey on April 20, 2007, 03:59:35 PM
I've been to Kenny's on St. road a bunch of times, do you remember when it was a shteinhole dive bar? They did a nice job of rebuilding it. Food there is excellent too.
General Davis is cool in the summer because of the outdoor deck, lots of dumb drunk chicks, never was a big fan of their food. Mt. Fuji on second st. pike has a nice indoor hibachi and decent sushi if you like Japanese food. For pizza and shtein like that I usually go to Schiano's in the Davisville shopping center. Hit Roman Delight on St. rd. up a few times, they have some decent specials, usually some decent beer on tap. Vader's on 2nd st. pike is good but pricey, and if you don't mind the travel Tomatoes in Doylestown is pretty good.
For our local diner we usually hit up Warminster West (FF prefers latenights at the Suburban diner followed by a lapdance at the Oakford Inn), not the best diner in the world, but its close and convenient.

I'm surprised that I haven't run into you yet, since you have named pretty much everywhere I go, especially Schiano's. I forgot about Mt Fuji, I just took my parents there when they were in last month. I've never had a bad meal there yet. My kids like the belgian waffles at the Warminster Diner, so we probably go there more than any other. I like going to Mike's Bar & Grill on York road, but since my kids heard it was haunted, they will never go there.

You will occasionally find me at that shteinhole bar (Karp's) in the Davisville center that has a big red "PUB" on it. I used to go there a lot because they had Heineken on tap & it was cheap, though they replaced it with Yuengling, thereby making it even a shteintier hole. I would always sneak there when I told my wife that I was going to ACME.
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Post by: SD_Eagle5 on April 20, 2007, 04:03:36 PM
I always call that place 'Pub', never knew it had another name. I was gonna stop in there a few months back but picked up a case instead. I frequent that Acme at least once a week. Schiano's has some great pasta dishes.
I ate at Mike's B&G 2 weeks ago, what's the story behind the haunting? Never heard that before.

Edit: (Found this regarding the haunting)
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Warminster - Mike's York Street Bar & Grill (formerly the Warminster Inn) - In 1791 a woman named Penelope was raped and murdered and if you're alone in the attic at 12:00 midnight, the lights will go out and her ghost will circle the building.
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Post by: Susquehanna Birder on April 20, 2007, 04:49:37 PM
http://www.wynkoop.com/history2.html

Quote
The Wynkoop Brewing Company, Colorado's oldest brew pub, was founded in 1988. It is housed in the glorious J. S. Brown Mercantile Building.
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Post by: Wingspan on April 20, 2007, 04:52:15 PM
http://www.wynkoop.com/history2.html

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The Wynkoop Brewing Company, Colorado's oldest brew pub, was founded in 1988. It is housed in the glorious J. S. Brown Mercantile Building.

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Post by: phattymatty on April 20, 2007, 06:05:06 PM
ok, i was drunk.  i swear i saw some sign that said america and not colorado.  it's still a good place to get trashed.  but i'm glad you all did your research to solve this important question.
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Post by: ice grillin you on April 21, 2007, 09:43:15 PM
went to a great peruvian/cuban place today and got a cubano sandwich...a peruvian shrimp rice potato and egg soup and red beans and rice with pork

im now eating the soup and rice leftovers and its amazing
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on April 21, 2007, 09:45:20 PM
Peruvian food is good shtein.

I'll be all up in that shtein when I go down there in August.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on April 21, 2007, 09:46:35 PM
i still dont even really know what peruvian food is and ive been to this place a bunch of times...but yes its good shtein
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Post by: phattymatty on April 21, 2007, 10:10:29 PM
i had brunch today a a place where all the servers were cross dressers, dudes dressed up like chicks.  had this mexican benedict that had poached eggs over green chile and corbread topped with some kmind of chipotle sause.  with a side of banging mexican potatoes and fruit.  one of the best breakfasts i've ever had.
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Post by: SD_Eagle5 on April 21, 2007, 10:17:52 PM
Peruvian food is good shtein.

I'll be all up in that shtein when I go down there in August.
No wonder she likes you so much
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on April 21, 2007, 10:30:53 PM
Peruvian food is good shtein.

I'll be all up in that shtein when I go down there in August.
No wonder she likes you so much

Well, I never had it until I met her. But it's good. I'm not a seafood fan much and alot of it has fish in it (the stuff down there at least) so I'll have to look around and try a few different things. And she can cook like crazy too..
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Post by: Diomedes on April 21, 2007, 10:41:15 PM
And she can cook like crazy too..

This is important.  Very very important.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on April 21, 2007, 11:55:49 PM
Peruvian food is good shtein.

I'll be all up in that shtein when I go down there in August.
No wonder she likes you so much

Well, I never had it until I met her. But it's good. I'm not a seafood fan much and alot of it has fish in it (the stuff down there at least) so I'll have to look around and try a few different things. And she can cook like crazy too..
You missed the sexual innuendo I was aiming for. You like to eat Peruvian....she's Peruvian...you'll be all up in that shtein when you go down there.
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Post by: Susquehanna Birder on April 22, 2007, 01:07:50 AM
i had brunch today a a place where all the servers were cross dressers, dudes dressed up like chicks.  had this mexican benedict that had poached eggs over green chile and corbread topped with some kmind of chipotle sause.  with a side of banging mexican potatoes and fruit.  one of the best breakfasts i've ever had.

Have you lost your erection yet?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on April 22, 2007, 01:55:57 AM
Peruvian food is good shtein.

I'll be all up in that shtein when I go down there in August.
No wonder she likes you so much

Well, I never had it until I met her. But it's good. I'm not a seafood fan much and alot of it has fish in it (the stuff down there at least) so I'll have to look around and try a few different things. And she can cook like crazy too..
You missed the sexual innuendo I was aiming for. You like to eat Peruvian....she's Peruvian...you'll be all up in that shtein when you go down there.

 :-D :-D

Well, that goes without saying. Because I am gonna be all up in that shtein...food and her.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 13, 2007, 12:08:52 AM
Kick. Ass. (http://www.steamers-restaurant.com/)

I had a ridiculously great tuna tar-tar appetizer and a sick "Asian" halibut, then a espresso gelato brownie sandwich for dessert.

Holy hell.  Best meal at a restaurant since I can remember.
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Post by: ice grillin you on June 13, 2007, 07:55:55 AM
do you have a vagina?
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Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 13, 2007, 08:12:37 AM
I had some delicious Soft Shell Crabs at this small place in Chesapeake City, MD called "The Yacht Club". 
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 13, 2007, 11:45:41 AM
do you have a vagina?

I can't say I've ever tried it at a restaurant, no.  Do you prefer your vagina fried or sauteed?
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Post by: SunMo on June 13, 2007, 11:46:32 AM
raw
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 13, 2007, 11:50:18 AM
That's if you're eating it, not if you're EATING it.
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Post by: Diomedes on June 13, 2007, 11:54:25 AM
Shut up you idiot.  Jesus farg it was nice when you were gone.
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Post by: SunMo on June 13, 2007, 11:55:16 AM
HAHA
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Post by: Rome on June 13, 2007, 11:55:44 AM
Flambayed Hoyda rulez.
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Post by: mussa on June 13, 2007, 12:01:33 PM
HAHA
2nd
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 13, 2007, 12:19:41 PM
Shut up you idiot.  Jesus farg it was nice when you were gone.

You libbies are touchy when you're wronged by your women.  How's your lady doing?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on June 13, 2007, 12:49:17 PM
She's great.  So's my mom.  They're both batshtein crazy, but otherwise all is well thanks.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 13, 2007, 05:11:24 PM
She's great.  So's my mom.  They're both batshtein crazy, but otherwise all is well thanks.

Ha.  Tip of the hat to you.  Well played.
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Post by: Sgt PSN on June 14, 2007, 07:58:30 AM
She's great.  So's my mom.  They're both batshtein crazy, but otherwise all is well thanks.

:-D
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Post by: ice grillin you on July 16, 2007, 04:59:41 PM
IHOP to buy applebees....

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/16/AR2007071600391.html?referrer=emailarticle
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Post by: SD_Eagle5 on August 10, 2007, 05:18:52 PM
Top chain restaurants announced (http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/070731/20070731005117.html)

BURGERS:          Culver's                             Platinum Winner
                  Red Robin Gourmet Burgers            Gold Winner
                  In-N-Out Burger                      Silver Winner

CAFETERIA/BUFFET: Sweet Tomatoes                       Platinum Winner
                  Golden Corral Steak,
                            Buffet & Bakery            Gold Winner
                  Ryan's Grill, Buffet & Bakery        Silver Winner

CASUAL DINING:    P.F. Chang's China Bistro            Platinum Winner
                  The Cheesecake Factory               Gold Winner
                  California Pizza Kitchen             Silver Winner

CHICKEN:          Chick-fil-A                          Platinum Winner
                  El Pollo Loco                        Gold Winner
                  Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits          Silver Winner

COFFEE/SNACKS:     Starbucks Coffee                     Platinum Winner
                  Krispy Kreme Doughnuts               Gold Winner
                  Tim Hortons                          Silver Winner

FAMILY DINING:    Cracker Barrel Old Country Store     Platinum Winner
                  Bob Evan's                           Gold Winner
                  Mimi's Cafe                          Silver Winner

ITALIAN:          Olive Garden                         Platinum Winner
                  Carrabba's Italian Grill             Gold Winner
                  Buca di Beppo                        Silver Winner

MEXICAN:          Baja Fresh Mexican Grill             Platinum Winner
                  On the Border Mexican
                            Grill & Cantina            Gold Winner
                  Chipotle Mexican Grill               Silver Winner

PIZZA:            Papa Murphy's Take 'N Bake Pizza     Platinum Winner
                  Pizza Hut                            Gold Winner
                  CiCi's Pizza                         Silver Winner

SANDWICH:         Panera Bread                         Platinum Winner
                  Jason's Deli                         Gold Winner
                  Subway                               Silver Winner

SEAFOOD:          Red Lobster                          Platinum Winner
                  Joe's Crab Shack                     Gold Winner
                  Captain D's                          Silver Winner

STEAKHOUSE:       Outback Steakhouse                   Platinum Winner
                  LongHorn Steakhouse                  Gold Winner
                  Famous Dave's                        Silver Winner

TREATS:           Cold Stone Creamery                  Platinum Winner
                  Haagen-Dazs                          Gold Winner
                  Jamba Juice                          Silver Winner

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on August 10, 2007, 06:55:38 PM
restaurant week in dc
had lunch today at this cajun type johnson

blt blue cheese salad
crawfish etouffee
blue cheese cole slaw

fantastic on all parts

http://www.acadianarestaurant.com/index2.html

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 11, 2007, 07:37:16 AM
Top chain restaurants announced (http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/070731/20070731005117.html)

Nothing horrendously incorrect there, from what I've personally had.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on August 11, 2007, 09:18:36 AM
Top chain restaurants announced (http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/070731/20070731005117.html)

Nothing horrendously incorrect there, from what I've personally had.

Quote
SEAFOOD:          Red Lobster                          Platinum Winner

= Horrendously incorrect.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on August 11, 2007, 09:26:13 AM
Red Lobster isn't even food.  It's "seafood" for hicks from Indiana who don't know what real seafood tastes like.

Also - Joe's Crab Shack is horrible in every aspect but one.  They have a hot blue crab and cheese dip they serve with tortilla chips that is worth the price of admission.  Otherwise - barf.

And hahahaha at Olive Garden. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on August 11, 2007, 09:46:27 AM
people's obsession with bashing the Olive Garden is funny to me
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on August 11, 2007, 09:53:38 AM
eat a little italy or south philly italian dinner and you would more easily understand it

guaranteed

i concur on red lobtser as well...went for the first time a few weeks ago and it was virtually unedible

lol @ silver winner subway as well
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on August 11, 2007, 09:54:15 AM
or is it inedible?

its whatever
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on August 11, 2007, 09:59:07 AM
eat a little italy or south philly italian dinner and you would more easily understand it

guaranteed


that's fine...i can already understand it

i just think it's funny that the fact that some people get so fired up at the fact that other people, people they don't know, enjoy food at some other resturaunt. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on August 11, 2007, 10:02:29 AM
people's obsession with bashing the Olive Garden is funny to me

There's a scene in Goodfellas where Henry Hill mocks "Italian" food where he lives in the witness relocation program as Egg Noodles & Ketchup.  He was clearly referring to Olive Garden.

It's excrement, pure and simple.

And I don't care if people enjoy cramming their fat faces with zesty food.  Personally I think they should all die screaming, but then again, I think that about most people in general.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on August 11, 2007, 10:04:17 AM
i think we can settle this over a Tour of Italy and some Rasberry Tea, what do you think friend?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on August 11, 2007, 10:05:30 AM
Stop hitting on me.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on August 11, 2007, 10:08:26 AM
stop sending me signals
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on August 11, 2007, 10:49:32 AM
Quote
SEAFOOD:          Red Lobster                          Platinum Winner

= Horrendously incorrect.

I'll plead ignorance here - I haven't eaten at a Red Lobster in over a decade - but what better seafood chain is there?

As for Italian food this is 'chain restaurants' so comparing Olive Garden to restaurants in South Philly really isn't fair.

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on August 11, 2007, 11:22:11 AM
That's the point.  The term "seafood chain" is an oxymoron.  If it isn't then I don't know what is.

As far as Olive Garden goes, it's not worthy of comparison to anything.  I'd rather eat Chef Boyardee out of a can than that slop.  Even so, at least the food at Carrabba's is somewhat edible.  If I was forced to eat food from an Italian chain I would go with Maggiano's.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on August 11, 2007, 11:31:52 AM
When I first entered the Navy and was clearing $650 a month I could hook up some Chef Boyardee. The trick was hot sauch extra garlic salt and tons of parmesan cheese
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on August 11, 2007, 11:36:02 AM
That's the point.  The term "seafood chain" is an oxymoron.  If it isn't then I don't know what is.


Not true. McCormack and Schmick is good food and a chain. Same with Legal Seafoods (except that Legals aren't that good anywhere outside of New England in my experience, but still WAY better than Red Lobster).
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on August 11, 2007, 11:41:49 AM
I got through college on ramen noodles, day-old bread and peanut butter.  Plus I got a job at a seafood dock restaurant during the summer so I could eat at least one good meal a day.  Somehow I always managed to overcook a broiled combination three or four times a week at that place.

 :-D

But hell yeah, Chef Boyardee would work in a pinch especially if I had some A.C. hard rolls to go along with.

rjs: wouldn't you agree that places like McCormick & Schmick's aren't really chains in the true sense?  Yeah, they have a ton of them just like The Chart House or Ruth Chris's "chains" but they're not really a chain-type operation, right?


Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on August 11, 2007, 03:35:21 PM
Why split hairs like that. just because the food is decent doesn't mean that they aren't chains. I see what you're saying of course, but a chain is a chain. You can't have 'the zesty chain food awards' and the 'nice chain food awards'.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Munson on August 11, 2007, 03:44:18 PM
That's why when I eat at Red Lobster I just get New England Clam Chowder and wings :evil
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on August 11, 2007, 03:45:10 PM
Please, tell us more.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Munson on August 11, 2007, 03:47:02 PM
Well, I tend to get the bowl sized chowder because the cup size just isn't big enough. And Red Lobster actually makes pretty good wings for a seafood place.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on August 11, 2007, 03:48:02 PM
Oops, I meant stuff your fist down your throat until you touch ribs and everything goes black.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Munson on August 11, 2007, 04:17:19 PM
Oops, I meant stuff your fist down your throat until you touch ribs and everything goes black.

Mmm, ribs. The place I work at makes farging awesome ribs.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on August 11, 2007, 04:38:59 PM
Oops, I meant stuff your fist down your throat until you touch ribs and everything goes black.

Mmm, ribs. The place I work at makes farging awesome ribs.

I didn't know McDonald's brought the McRib Sammich back.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: hunt on August 11, 2007, 07:54:20 PM
dooks on here are way too good for those chain johnsons.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Eaglez on August 11, 2007, 08:52:49 PM
Why is CiCi's Pizza listed on that list? Its pizza is cardboard and cheese. The only redeeming quality is that it is all you can eat for 5 bucks (used to be 4). Strange.

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on August 11, 2007, 10:44:35 PM
Red Lobster is about as bad as it gets.

In-N-Out Burger kicks ass.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on August 12, 2007, 08:23:48 AM


In-N-Out Burger kicks ass.

n/m - They're only in CA, AZ, NV - I ate there montly when I lived in Diego.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Munson on August 13, 2007, 01:22:08 AM
Oops, I meant stuff your fist down your throat until you touch ribs and everything goes black.

Mmm, ribs. The place I work at makes farging awesome ribs.

I didn't know McDonald's brought the McRib Sammich back.

Stanley's Tavern in Wilmy, DE. Used to be partially owned by Bill Bergy, he still does monday night games for a DE radio station live there every monday night.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 13, 2007, 06:45:04 AM
That's really interesting information!
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on August 13, 2007, 02:15:44 PM
dio now that youre in murderland you need to go here http://www.timbukturestaurant.com/ for crabcakes...the best in the world

then go to gunnings and get their seafood club sandwich....its one of the best things ive ever eaten

http://www.gunningsonline.com/

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on August 13, 2007, 02:20:30 PM
Crabcakes suck ass. There I said it. People have been telling me how great crabcakes are for my entire life and I'm here to tell you that they blow penises. Consider yourself learned.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on August 13, 2007, 02:24:12 PM
thats the worst thing you ever said.  crab cakes are beautiful.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on August 13, 2007, 02:25:22 PM
Stop the madness. You've obviously been brain washed into thinking that bread somehow makes crabmeat better. It doesn't. WAKE UP PEOPLE.

Soylent Green is people.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on August 13, 2007, 02:43:04 PM
a real crabcake doesnt have bread....i dont treat crabcakes like a religion as marylanders do...but they are good shtein when made right
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on August 13, 2007, 02:47:33 PM
I've never had a crabcake that didn't have breading or some other sort of stuffing/filling. Awful.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on August 13, 2007, 02:49:28 PM
i agree on that for sure...bread crabcakes get the gas face
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Munson on August 13, 2007, 02:57:48 PM
That's really interesting information!

Isn't it?!
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on January 08, 2008, 03:09:14 PM
Wow.  I ate at this place (http://rudysbbq.com/) for lunch today and it's probably the best BBQ I've ever had.  Ever.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: reese125 on January 08, 2008, 03:11:25 PM
and who said marketing is everything?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 08, 2008, 03:13:30 PM
Wow.  I ate at this place (http://rudysbbq.com/) for lunch today and it's probably the best BBQ I've ever had.  Ever.

in San Antonio?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on January 08, 2008, 03:14:58 PM
yes ma'am.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on February 04, 2008, 11:50:30 AM
i had dinner here (http://www.sevenstarsinn.com/index.html) with my family on Saturday night and it was incredible.  i got the prime rib, check the menu page, 32-40 oz of meat...i ate probably 1/3 of it and was stuffed.  i also got the mushrooms stuffed with crabmeat as an appetizer, they were excellent. 

great place to eat.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on February 04, 2008, 11:59:43 AM
My sister had her wedding rehearsal dinner there.  Swear to God, Mo.  And yeah, it was excellent.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on February 04, 2008, 12:01:07 PM
i ate there one other time and it was awesome as well

i got veal parm and they give you 3 veal cutlets with it...the portions are ridiculous
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on February 04, 2008, 12:08:35 PM
My sister's husband is rich as balls.  We all had surf and turf that night.  There was like 20 of us too.  I think the bill was like 1,000 bucks or something crazy like that.

Drop in the bucket to that dude, though.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Wingspan on February 04, 2008, 01:11:22 PM
omg! lol!
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on February 04, 2008, 01:57:41 PM
I ate at Cheesecake Factory over the weekend.  I think it's only the 2nd time I've eaten at one of those places but both times I've had a great meal.  First time was in Bodymore.  This time obviously in KC.  Ordered a shrimp blt.  The name speaks for itself.  It was delicious. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on February 04, 2008, 02:03:27 PM
Yeah, evil chain and all... Cheesecake Factory has some good eats.

It's on the expensive side, but the portions are also quite large.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on February 04, 2008, 02:15:48 PM
I ate at Cheesecake Factory over the weekend.  I think it's only the 2nd time I've eaten at one of those places but both times I've had a great meal.  First time was in Bodymore.  This time obviously in KC.  Ordered a shrimp blt.  The name speaks for itself.  It was delicious. 

i have a friend who bartends at a cheesecake factory so we end up going there more than most of those types of restaurants. 

that shrimp and bacon club is the bast sandwich of any restaurant ever.  they make a mean ass martini too.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on February 04, 2008, 02:16:27 PM
Chain or not that place is great.  They have one in Orlando and we eat there occasionally.  Their bistro shrimp pasta is ridiculous.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PhillyPhanInDC on February 04, 2008, 02:28:50 PM
Ha. I've seen them around (Tyson's Corner and Richmond) but never bother to even look, because I hate cheesecake.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on February 04, 2008, 02:30:40 PM
Commie?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PhillyPhanInDC on February 04, 2008, 02:32:57 PM
Da.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on February 04, 2008, 02:41:06 PM
I've probably eaten at the place about 8-10 times in my life and ordered cheesecake once.

It was good.  Nothing special.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on February 04, 2008, 02:41:52 PM
turtle cheesecake is pretty badass
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on February 04, 2008, 02:50:00 PM
Yeah, evil chain and all... Cheesecake Factory has some good eats.

It's on the expensive side, but the portions are also quite large.

Yup.  They're a chain resturant but at the same time, they aren't evey farging where like Olive Garden, Applebee's, etc.  For the most part, I think you're probably only going to find them in/around large cities. 

Also, I believe the place is still family owned.  Not sure about that though.  Anyone know if they are or if each one is an individually owned franchise?  Not that it matters, I'll still enjoy eating there once or twice a year. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on February 04, 2008, 02:53:38 PM
Yeah, evil chain and all... Cheesecake Factory has some good eats.

It's on the expensive side, but the portions are also quite large.

Yup.  They're a chain resturant but at the same time, they aren't evey farging where like Olive Garden, Applebee's, etc.  For the most part, I think you're probably only going to find them in/around large cities. 

Also, I believe the place is still family owned.  Not sure about that though.  Anyone know if they are or if each one is an individually owned franchise?  Not that it matters, I'll still enjoy eating there once or twice a year. 

The two in my area are both part of malls, like the one in KoP.

Also, they are not family-owned (http://finance.yahoo.com/q CAKE).


turtle cheesecake is pretty badass

I prefer eating them on the half-shell.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Wingspan on February 04, 2008, 03:14:22 PM
Yeah, evil chain and all... Cheesecake Factory has some good eats.

It's on the expensive side, but the portions are also quite large.

Yup.  They're a chain resturant but at the same time, they aren't evey farging where like Olive Garden, Applebee's, etc.  For the most part, I think you're probably only going to find them in/around large cities. 

I ate at the sahara cheesecake factory the other day.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on February 04, 2008, 03:46:46 PM
cheesecake factory is decent for a chain but its still basically a slightly better version of fridays...everything at places like that tatses the same to me...its not inedible or anything and serves its purpose but its better to support the little guy

i ate out this weekend http://www.jackiesrestaurant.com/look.html and the bill after all was said and done came to 259 bucks (before tip) for four people...really neat eccentric atmosphere with excellent new american food
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: mussa on February 04, 2008, 03:57:50 PM
There is a English Pub here in Lancaster called Quips. They have the best damn wings I have ever had. I could prob eat them 5 days a week
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on February 04, 2008, 04:21:01 PM
I ate at The Mendenhall Inn (http://www.mendenhallinn.com/Restaurant/NEWSundaybrunch.htm) last sunday for brunch.  farging amazing menu. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on February 04, 2008, 04:22:53 PM
was Rashad there?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on February 04, 2008, 04:53:09 PM
cheesecake factory is decent for a chain but its still basically a slightly better version of fridays

I don't see how they're anything alike.  Friday's is a corporate whore who markets itself to a bunch of cheap corporate whore douchebag wannabe's.  CCF doesn't even really market itself to anyone, do they?  I've never seen a commercial for them or anything. 

Easiest way to tell if a resturant is good or not is to ask yourself if you would ever take a girl there for dinner on your first date.  And if you take a first date to dinner at Friday's, she'll laugh at you for being a cheap, corporate whore wannabe douchebag and she'll probably kick you in the junk if she has so much a shred of integrity and self esteem.  And while Cheesecake Factory is far from elegant dining, it's good enough and has a nice enough atmosphere that a woman would at least feel like going out with you wasn't a horrible mistake. 

 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on February 04, 2008, 05:04:34 PM
The more important question would be "is going out with sarge a horrible mistake" and as we all know the answer is a resounding "Yes." Unless you find a girl who like eye boogers on her forehead of course.

Canine eye boogers.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on February 04, 2008, 06:16:48 PM
cheesecake factory is decent for a chain but its still basically a slightly better version of fridays

I don't see how they're anything alike.  Friday's is a corporate whore who markets itself to a bunch of cheap corporate whore douchebag wannabe's.  CCF doesn't even really market itself to anyone, do they?  I've never seen a commercial for them or anything. 

Easiest way to tell if a resturant is good or not is to ask yourself if you would ever take a girl there for dinner on your first date.  And if you take a first date to dinner at Friday's, she'll laugh at you for being a cheap, corporate whore wannabe douchebag and she'll probably kick you in the junk if she has so much a shred of integrity and self esteem.  And while Cheesecake Factory is far from elegant dining, it's good enough and has a nice enough atmosphere that a woman would at least feel like going out with you wasn't a horrible mistake. 

 


fridays is bigger and has more money and is in more parts of the country than cheesecake factory which is why you see commercials but cheesecake factory is a chain just like fridays albeit a little more upscale...they are way more alike than they are different...

not sure if youre familiar with houstons...but thats essentially what cheesecake factory is..not horrible food by any means...its just your standard cookie cutter suburban eat factory...not my cup of tea at all but i can see why people would like it

and for the record i would never take a date to ANY chain restaurant...it screams middle america
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on February 04, 2008, 06:17:58 PM
i might get a shrimp and bacon club tonight now.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on February 04, 2008, 06:47:44 PM
I just saw a commercial for the new smokehouse bacon burger at Chili's with TRIPLE-THICK BACON.  Seriously, I almost came.  I must have one soon.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Susquehanna Birder on February 04, 2008, 07:54:56 PM
I ate at The Mendenhall Inn (http://www.mendenhallinn.com/Restaurant/NEWSundaybrunch.htm) last sunday for brunch.  farging amazing menu. 

I was there (again) at the end of December. Good food, but a bit on the pricey side. I guess somebody had to pay for the kick-ass roaming violinist...
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on February 04, 2008, 08:38:57 PM
was Rashad there?
he brought me my Bloody Mary with the quickness
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on March 02, 2008, 02:54:22 PM
Had the bacon-shrimp club at Cheesecake Factory today.

Incredible.  I'd like to shake the hand of the evil genius who concocted that sammy.  Jesus...
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on March 02, 2008, 03:12:48 PM
Had the bacon-shrimp club at Cheesecake Factory today.

Incredible.  I'd like to shake the hand of the evil genius who concocted that sammy.  Jesus...

had that there a month ago, delicious. Had the avocado egg rolls as an appetizer. Also delicious.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on March 02, 2008, 03:21:34 PM
I also forgot to add that I ate at the Columbia Restaurant in Tampa last night.  I'm telling you guys, if you ever get the chance or are in Tampa on business, go there.  They have the best Spanish food I've ever tasted.  The roast pork a la cubana is insanely delicious and the Caldo Gallego soup is worth going there alone.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on March 02, 2008, 03:44:15 PM
Had the bacon-shrimp club at Cheesecake Factory today.

Incredible.  I'd like to shake the hand of the evil genius who concocted that sammy.  Jesus...

yes, it's the best sandwich ever made.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on April 28, 2008, 09:40:16 PM
i had dinner with the family at bonefish grill tonight.  food was great as always.  had the lump crab/corn chowder & fontina pork chop entree with steamed vegetable medley.  blah, blah, blah.  whatever.

the main reason i'm posting this is to tell you about the fish taco appetizer i had.  holy farging shtein, it was incredible,  basically it's two soft taco shells to which they add two large pieces of breaded fish that appears to be coated with some sort of spicy/cheesy breading.  then they add lettuce to the bottom of the taco's and then mango/pepper salsa on top of the fish with sauce from the bang-bang shrimp on the side.

it might have been the best tasting food i've ever had.  i'm going back this weekend for more.  it really was that good.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on April 28, 2008, 10:27:25 PM
Fish tacos originated in San Diego...outside so cal everyone I've tasted has tasted like ass.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Eagaholic on April 28, 2008, 10:37:35 PM
was Rashad there?

Today Spads said they looked at getting him in the first but it probably ended up better they later got the Carolina trade.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 28, 2008, 10:52:02 PM
i had dinner with the family at bonefish grill tonight.  food was great as always.  had the lump crab/corn chowder & fontina pork chop entree with steamed vegetable medley.  blah, blah, blah.  whatever.

the main reason i'm posting this is to tell you about the fish taco appetizer i had.  holy farging shtein, it was incredible,  basically it's two soft taco shells to which they add two large pieces of breaded fish that appears to be coated with some sort of spicy/cheesy breading.  then they add lettuce to the bottom of the taco's and then mango/pepper salsa on top of the fish with sauce from the bang-bang shrimp on the side.

it might have been the best tasting food i've ever had.  i'm going back this weekend for more.  it really was that good.

There's a Bonefish Grill a few blocks down the street from where I live.  I didn't realize it was a chain though.  Still, the food is delicious. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Susquehanna Birder on April 29, 2008, 07:59:01 AM
I just like saying "fish taco."
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 29, 2008, 08:02:54 AM
Who doesn't?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 29, 2008, 12:31:07 PM
I just like devastating a "fish taco."
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on April 29, 2008, 03:30:38 PM
Ate at P.F. Changs for lunch. meh.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: methdeez on April 29, 2008, 05:54:54 PM
Fish tacos originated in San Diego...outside so cal everyone I've tasted has tasted like ass.
Fish tacos originated in Mexico you idiot.
the only thing that originated in San Diego is annoying, rich, conservative white people.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on April 29, 2008, 06:20:12 PM
Fish tacos originated in San Diego...outside so cal everyone I've tasted has tasted like ass.
Fish tacos originated in Mexico you idiot.
the only thing that originated in San Diego is annoying, rich, conservative white people.

History of fish tacos (http://www.rubios.com/about.html)

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When most college students go away for spring break, all they come back with is a sunburn. But not Ralph Rubio.
Every spring, Ralph and his buddies would head to the Baja village of San Felipe, where you could camp on the beach for free, catch some rays, and forget about studying. One night, a hungry Ralph spotted a taco shop with an unusual specialty advertised in the window: fish tacos. He ordered one, took a few bites, and was hooked.
Over time Ralph became pals with Carlos, the man behind the counter. Carlos showed Ralph how his fish tacos were made. Ralph went back to San Diego and perfected a recipe of his own.
Several years later, with his father Ray as his partner, he opened his first restaurant - a walk-up stand in Mission Beach. Since that day back in 1983, Ralph, with the help of a lot of great people, has sold more than 50 million fish tacos.
Of course, a lot has changed from that original restaurant. Rubio's is now Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill® and has over 160 locations serving a menu which features made-to-order burritos, soft-shell tacos, and quesadillas and salads made with marinated, chargrilled chicken breast and steak, as well as seafood representative of the Baja, California region of Mexico, such as chargrilled mahi mahi, sautéed shrimp and our signature Baja-style fish taco. The Rubio's menu continues to expand and evolve, with inspiration from Ralph's continued culinary exploration of Mexico. In addition to the World Famous Fish TacoSM, Rubio's also offers other signature menu items including:
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on April 29, 2008, 06:38:08 PM
so san felipe is not in mexico?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: methdeez on April 29, 2008, 06:40:03 PM
You are telling me that no one wrapped an tortilla around fried fish until 1983 and a drunk white guy came around?
I have been to fish taco places in Baha that 75 years old.

http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/Tortilla_Taco_history.htm (http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/Tortilla_Taco_history.htm)
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Fish Tacos - Ensenada, Mexico claims to be the birth place of the fish taco, and they are advertised at restaurants throughout the city where many claim that their taco is the original. The best place to sample them is at any of the small food stands that line the streets around the Mercado Negro, Ensenada’s incredible fish market. The fish tacos served are simply small pieces of batter-coated, fried fish in a hot corn or wheat tortilla.

People in the coastal areas of Mexico have been eating fish tacos  for a long time. The history of fish tacos could seemly go back thousands of years to when indigenous North American peoples first wrapped the plentiful offshore catch into stone-ground-corn tortillas. The people of Ensenada say their port town is the fish taco's true home, dating at least from the opening of the Ensenada mercado, in 1958.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on April 29, 2008, 06:44:35 PM
75 years old? I thought you were younger like in your 30's. Best fish tacos I ever tasted were in Ensenada or Rosarito. Rubio's has decent ones too but they're a chain so that's not cool around here.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: methdeez on April 29, 2008, 06:51:37 PM
so san felipe is not in mexico?
That quote basically says the he stole the idea from someone in Mexico, yet it still claims that he invented it.

But fish tacos are amazing.
I have never been to Wahoo's, which is most heavily promoted one, although I have heard it is schtien.
the best fish Taco I have ever had was at a home/taco shack in Bahia De Los Angeles right on the main road.
Actually, they had the best fish taco and best shrimp taco. Really turned me on to the shrip taco.


Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on April 29, 2008, 08:09:36 PM
do you really wanna be known as having invented the fish taco....as if thats a source of great pride
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: methdeez on April 29, 2008, 08:11:03 PM
do you really wanna be known as having invented the fish taco....as if thats a source of great pride

What are you going to be known for?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on April 29, 2008, 08:13:26 PM
sniffing chairs
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: General_Failure on April 29, 2008, 08:40:09 PM
How did you get them to grow noses?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SD_Eagle5 on April 29, 2008, 11:29:33 PM
do you really wanna be known as having invented the fish taco....as if thats a source of great pride

I got a kick out of seeing methdeez get all upset over me saying it was invented in San Diego. As if knowing the history of the fish taco was a source of great pride. Maybe that's what he'll be remembered for.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Susquehanna Birder on December 31, 2009, 10:28:08 AM
Time to revive this thread, I guess.

Had an anniversary dinner at Bolete (http://www.boleterestaurant.com), in Bethlehem. We decided to partake in a 6-course dinner, with courses and wine pairings personally selected by the chef. The meal was pricey, and it took three hours from start to finish, but it was easily the best meal I've ever eaten.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 13, 2010, 01:00:15 PM
i saw this new place pop up in town about a month or so ago claiming that they have authentic cheesesteaks.  had no intention of going in but yesterday i heard a radio ad for them and they have all of their ingredients brought in from philly....most importantly the rolls.  mmmmm....amaroso rolls.  they also have tasteykake, birch beer and a few other philly flavors shipped in as well so maybe i'll give them a try.  even if the steaks suck, at least i can get me some chocolate juniors.  :drool  i'll be sure to post my report as i'm sure you will not get a good night's sleep until you know if it's any good or not.   
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on January 13, 2010, 01:19:31 PM
if you continue to misspell amoroso and tastykake we're going to have to have you liquidated.

ps: amoroso rolls suck.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on January 13, 2010, 07:48:38 PM
they aren't great, but if you were living in MA, they would be better than whatever is there
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 13, 2010, 08:04:45 PM
they aren't great, but if you were living in MA, they would be better than whatever is there

i've seen all types of substitutes used throughout my travels.....pita bread, french rolls and in one godforsaken place, regular bread. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Susquehanna Birder on January 13, 2010, 09:14:29 PM
Sounds like the Philly's Best joints.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on February 12, 2010, 09:55:55 PM
in an effort to reconnect with inner redneck i'm eating some frito pie for dinner.  so simple.  so good. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: DH on April 22, 2010, 10:07:52 AM
I had my first Arby's beef and cheddar on Monday..then I had my second on Tuesday, third yesterday and can't wait for my fourth today. Those farging things are heaven on a roll.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 23, 2010, 01:31:40 PM
Welcome to the world of married guys who don't give a shtein what we eat as long as it tastes good.  When you're down south, have yourself some Bojangles.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Mad-Lad on April 28, 2010, 08:03:41 PM
I had my first Arby's beef and cheddar on Monday..then I had my second on Tuesday, third yesterday and can't wait for my fourth today. Those farging things are heaven on a roll.

haven't had a beef and cheddar since I was employed at Arbys (1991-ish). They kick ass from what I remember. The Jamocha shakes are the bomb though.
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Post by: The BIGSTUD on April 28, 2010, 08:29:16 PM
I had my first Arby's beef and cheddar on Monday..then I had my second on Tuesday, third yesterday and can't wait for my fourth today. Those farging things are heaven on a roll.

*High five*
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Tomahawk on May 03, 2010, 01:38:56 PM
Waffle House has an omelet that comes smothered with Chili and it's delicious
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on May 05, 2010, 09:33:14 PM
There's a new Italian joint in town here and the owners are from South Jersey.  I had the stromboli tonight and I swear to Dio it was the best stromboli ever. 

The marinara sauce that it came with tasted like it was straight outta South Philly.  Just hot chunky red sauce with a hint of hot that was probably red pepper flake and about a dozen other fresh herbs and spices.   They coated the outside of the thing with olive oil and garlic and baked it till it was golden brown.  The inside was loaded with ham, salami, cappy, onion & fresh mozzarella.

The family had a broccoli rabe (yes!) white pizza that was just ridiculous.

20 goddamn years I've lived in this shteinhole and finally we get a real taste of home.

Yay!
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 05, 2010, 10:15:52 PM
Did you rub one out whilst typing that?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on May 06, 2010, 09:15:17 AM


20 goddamn years I've lived in this shteinhole and finally we get a real taste of home.



20 years there makes it your real home, floridian
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on May 06, 2010, 12:13:38 PM
florida >>>>>>>>>>> baghdad >>>>>>>>>>> hell >>>>>>>>> souderton
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on May 06, 2010, 12:15:53 PM
i live in Quakertown.

we have a Five Guys...and a Sonic!

hiiiiiiigh class.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on May 06, 2010, 12:18:08 PM
I used to bang a chick that lived in Quakertown. I heard she works at the Starbucks there...maybe you know her.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on May 06, 2010, 12:18:57 PM
what's her name
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on May 06, 2010, 12:28:05 PM
Mrs. Dalton
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on May 06, 2010, 12:28:26 PM
i thought she'd be hotter
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on May 06, 2010, 12:38:35 PM
Jen and she's bangin
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on May 06, 2010, 02:02:06 PM
peach milkshake at chick fila is bangin
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: MDS on May 06, 2010, 02:16:10 PM
peach milkshake at chick fila is bangin

MA
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on May 06, 2010, 02:18:52 PM
lol
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 06, 2010, 02:20:04 PM
Todd calling anyone MA is seriously hilarious at this point now that he lives there.  The fact that he's critiquing someone's writing makes it even better. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 06, 2010, 02:35:22 PM
whats hilarious is I've always refused to try Chick Fila because the owner is a religious psycho, where as the peoples advocate IGY lurves him some god chicken
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on May 06, 2010, 02:43:10 PM
Todd calling anyone MA is seriously hilarious at this point now that he lives there.

chose to live there is the amazing part


whats hilarious is I've always refused to try Chick Fila because the owner is a religious psycho, where as the peoples advocate IGY lurves him some god chicken

i dont hate people just because they are religious...give me examples of him using his religion to hate monger...discriminate ect...and id be glad to revisit going there...i honestly dont know the guy that well and thus have never heard of him being anything more than really religious
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 06, 2010, 02:46:26 PM
Is the owner really a religious whacko or is he just some rich Mormon dude who doesn't open his stores up on Sunday because it violates his religious doctrine?  Personally, I've never heard of the guy being a total zealout or anything.  Plus their sammiches are delish and if I tried boycotting everything based on morals and principle, then I'd probably be starving and naked.   
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on May 06, 2010, 02:50:07 PM
hes from the south so im guess hes an evangelical christian not a mormon....but again i dont know the guy at all
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 06, 2010, 02:51:26 PM
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/12/2/5618/54537/133/668038
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 06, 2010, 02:53:19 PM
Hmmm.  I always thought the dude was a Mormon and that's why the stores weren't open on Sundays.  Kind of like how the Jazz don't play home games on Sunday because of the large Mormon population. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on May 06, 2010, 02:54:34 PM
might as well never eat or drink again if you are going to not give your money to people who give their money to republicans

shtein i have flyer season tickets and snyder gives a shteinload of money to the right
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 06, 2010, 03:03:22 PM
From reading that, it doesn't seem like he does anything that I would consider "over the top."  Dude has his beliefs and he's entitled to them.  I might not agree with all of them but that doesn't mean that the guy is a pos.  Conservative and the Religious aren't bad, it's the ones who take extreme measures of promoting their beliefs and agendas that I have a problem with.   The only thing from that article that I might take issue with is handing out religious material in his resturant.  I personally have never received any though so I guess it's not an everyday practice.  And apparently, it's done in a relatively low key manner.  It's not like he has some dude dressed up like Jesus dancing in front of his resturants the same way tax people put dudes in foam Statue of Liberty hats in front of their business during tax season. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 06, 2010, 03:04:21 PM
i'll eat BBQ chicken instead
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on May 06, 2010, 03:07:21 PM
what i really need to know is who owns chilis because thats my MA restuarant of choice...chick fila i might go to twice a year so even if i stopped they wouldnt miss me...but i put a couple mortgage payments a year on el nino margaritas alone

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on May 06, 2010, 03:08:26 PM
BP has given more money to Obama than any other candidate.  I guess I should stop getting gas there.

But seriously - pretty sure all fast food chains, especially southern chicken chains, have a lot of Republicans on the payroll.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 06, 2010, 03:11:23 PM
i wish we had Zaxby's here
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 06, 2010, 03:20:09 PM
what i really need to know is who owns chilis because thats my MA restuarant of choice...

While I detest all national chain restaurants, Chili's is the one I find most palatable.  I go maybe 5x a year tops. 

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chick fil a i might go to twice a year so even if i stopped they wouldnt miss me

Same here.  So even if the guy was trying to start some sort of Jesus revolution, it's not like I'm substantially funding his cause. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Tomahawk on May 06, 2010, 03:20:34 PM
Chili's is farging gross
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on May 06, 2010, 03:22:58 PM
Chili's is the shtein. It's the only chain place that I hit up with any regularity.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 06, 2010, 03:24:42 PM
No, it's still horrible.  Just not nearly as awful as Crapplebee's, Fridays or other similar joint.  I try and avoid it at all costs. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on May 06, 2010, 03:27:49 PM
Chili's is one of the tastiest and worst-for-you sit-down chain restaurants.  Thus, I love it but try to go very rarely.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on May 06, 2010, 03:34:06 PM
chilis is not even close to horrible...its validly good CHAIN food...and the ONLY good LARGE chain food

their tostado nachos are lovely

those sw egg rolls are good too

even their hamburgers are edible...which is really saying something for a chain

and just talking about this makes me wanna dip my scroat into an el nino
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: MDS on May 06, 2010, 03:36:12 PM
seriously how fat are you people
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 06, 2010, 03:38:28 PM
their tostado nachos are lovely

Lovely?  Dude.....no. 

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those sw egg rolls are good too

Admitedly, these are my favorite thing on their menu.  In fact, it's the only "must have" item on their menu.  And it's not because they are out of this world good, they are just that much better than everything else on their menu.   

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even their hamburgers are edible...which is really saying something for a chain

Agreed.  Not great, but not the worst I've ever had and certainly better than similar style resturaunts. 

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and just talking about this makes me wanna dip my scroat into an el nino

As long as it's while the blender is still in the "on" position, I can fully support and encourage this. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on May 06, 2010, 03:44:13 PM
Look I'm the first to attack other people's eating habits. People are fat and gross and stupid and the restaurants they eat at contribute mightily to these facts, but Chili's is so far above other big chain places in terms of food and drink that there isn't really any comparison. Fatties.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: charlie on May 06, 2010, 03:45:15 PM
chilis is not even close to horrible...its validly good CHAIN food...and the ONLY good LARGE chain food

their tostado nachos are lovely

those sw egg rolls are good too

even their hamburgers are edible...which is really saying something for a chain

and just talking about this makes me wanna dip my scroat into an el nino

And if you eat enough of their nachos and southwest eggrolls... the only thing that will let you lay your scroat on it would be the el nino.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on May 06, 2010, 03:46:31 PM
english next time please
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Geowhizzer on May 06, 2010, 03:48:30 PM
what i really need to know is who owns chilis because thats my MA restuarant of choice...chick fila i might go to twice a year so even if i stopped they wouldnt miss me...but i put a couple mortgage payments a year on el nino margaritas alone



Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brinker_International) is your friend.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 06, 2010, 03:58:17 PM
what i really need to know is who owns chilis because thats my MA restuarant of choice...chick fila i might go to twice a year so even if i stopped they wouldnt miss me...but i put a couple mortgage payments a year on el nino margaritas alone



Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brinker_International) is your friend.

And that's why I attempt to avoid chain resturants at all costs.  They are corporate products that were born through brainstorming sessions and focus groups, rather than simply an idea that some dude had and went into action.  Everything about those resturaunts are so carefully crafted and designed based on research and data and surveys, etc, etc.  Everything from the name, the look and layout of the place, the menu design, the decor, the name of the food.  It's all fake. 

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on May 06, 2010, 04:01:28 PM
Your face is fake.
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Post by: PhillyGirl on May 06, 2010, 04:02:49 PM
Ninety Nine is a decent "chain" restaurant.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 06, 2010, 04:06:34 PM
Firebirds is a good national steakhouse
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on May 06, 2010, 04:06:50 PM
People get shot at the 99s in Boston. It's neat.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on May 06, 2010, 04:27:08 PM
like i said, they just put a sonic in quakertown...and i don't see the big deal, their food isn't that good. i guess people like the drive-in novelty, but i really don't find anything redeeming about it
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 06, 2010, 04:28:06 PM
maybe people like their commericals, but i agree, completely overrated
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 06, 2010, 05:29:57 PM
Sonic is ok...kind of pricey. Some of their drinks are pretty good (Ocean Water, etc).

Chili's is the shtein. Everything on the menu is loaded with calories, but I'll indulge once in awhile. Its by far the best chain joint out there.

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on May 06, 2010, 06:39:12 PM
i've never wished harder for all your deaths.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 06, 2010, 06:40:41 PM
i've never been harder for all you.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on May 06, 2010, 06:48:56 PM
i've never wished harder for all your deaths.

You say this every day.  Your sincerity is, thus, under doubt.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on May 06, 2010, 07:08:02 PM
i've never wished harder for all your deaths.

You say this every day.  Your sincerity is, thus, under doubt.


well to be fair it hasnt happend yet
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on May 06, 2010, 07:08:20 PM
two pages arguing over fast food.

two.

death to all of you.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: General_Failure on May 06, 2010, 07:22:56 PM
More fast food! Clog those arteries! CLOG!
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on May 06, 2010, 08:30:56 PM
leons getting laaaaaarrrrrrger
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 06, 2010, 10:06:11 PM
We ate at a joint tonight called Spaghetti Western.

I had the spaghetti and meatballs and my girl had the classic calzone. That damn thing was the size of her arm. The spaghetti sauce was farging great
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: shorebird on May 07, 2010, 04:19:22 AM
Hardee's 1/3 pound mushroom swiss is a gut bomb and a half. I love 'em. But, they are bad, bad, baaaaad for you.

650 calories with 320 cal. from fat. 36 grams of fat, 13 saturated. 90mg colesterol, 1620mg of sodium and 47g of carbs. ugh! And then add fries and a soda to that.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on May 07, 2010, 07:05:05 AM
I had the KFC bacon and cheese smothered between two chicken breasts (grilled) sandwich concoction. Can't say I was disappointed.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on May 07, 2010, 08:20:53 AM
lolol @ "grilled".

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Post by: charlie on May 07, 2010, 08:39:27 AM
We ate at a joint tonight called Spaghetti Western.

I had the spaghetti and meatballs and my girl had the classic calzone. That damn thing was the size of her arm. The spaghetti sauce was farging great

lol... who goes to any restaurant to order spaghetti and meatballs?
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Post by: Sgt PSN on May 07, 2010, 09:08:07 AM
Hardee's 1/3 pound mushroom swiss is a gut bomb and a half. I love 'em. But, they are bad, bad, baaaaad for you.

650 calories with 320 cal. from fat. 36 grams of fat, 13 saturated. 90mg colesterol, 1620mg of sodium and 47g of carbs. ugh! And then add fries and a soda to that.

Hardee's (Carl's Jr) on the left coast is the farging bomb.  I don't eat much fast food these days, but when I do, that's one of my preferred chew and chokes to eat.  The $6 burger is farging awesome.  At Hardee's, I love their Monster Burger and at Carl's Jr I really like The Big Carl, which is a Big Mac knockoff only about 3x as big. 
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Post by: ice grillin you on May 07, 2010, 09:11:32 AM
actually it sounds like you eat fast food quite a bit
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Post by: AO1 on May 07, 2010, 09:17:04 AM
Hardee's 1/3 pound mushroom swiss is a gut bomb and a half. I love 'em. But, they are bad, bad, baaaaad for you.

650 calories with 320 cal. from fat. 36 grams of fat, 13 saturated. 90mg colesterol, 1620mg of sodium and 47g of carbs. ugh! And then add fries and a soda to that.

Hardee's (Carl's Jr) on the left coast is the farging bomb.  I don't eat much fast food these days, but when I do, that's one of my preferred chew and chokes to eat.  The $6 burger is farging awesome.  At Hardee's, I love their Monster Burger and at Carl's Jr I really like The Big Carl, which is a Big Mac knockoff only about 3x as big. 

There is nothing like burgers in Cali. No idea how joints like Fatburger, In N Out, and Carl's Jr. haven't made their way back east. Ever been to the Liars Club in Mission Beach, Hodads in OB, or Rocky's in PB? All dynamite burger joints.

actually it sounds like you eat fast food quite a bit

lol
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Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 07, 2010, 09:23:32 AM
We ate at a joint tonight called Spaghetti Western.

I had the spaghetti and meatballs and my girl had the classic calzone. That damn thing was the size of her arm. The spaghetti sauce was farging great

lol... who goes to any restaurant to order spaghetti and meatballs?

I do.

Because I love spaghetti and meatballs
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on May 07, 2010, 09:25:05 AM
theres some fatburgers in the east...theres one 20 minutes from my house tho ive never been

also a few in jersey

and i think theres a good amount of them in the southeast
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Post by: ice grillin you on May 07, 2010, 09:26:29 AM
lol... who goes to any restaurant to order spaghetti and meatballs?

I do.

Because I love spaghetti and meatballs


haha
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Post by: Sgt PSN on May 07, 2010, 09:34:56 AM
actually it sounds like you eat fast food quite a bit

LOL....I used to but I've really toned it down a bit over the last couple of years.  I was a fast food junkie for damn near all of my 20's.  I could get away with it though because my metabolism was so high.  Not so much anymore.  Now I eat fast food about twice a month. 
There is nothing like burgers in Cali. No idea how joints like Fatburger, In N Out, and Carl's Jr. haven't made their way back east. Ever been to the Liars Club in Mission Beach, Hodads in OB, or Rocky's in PB? All dynamite burger joints.

Carl's Jr is on the east coast.  It's called Hardee's.  Never been to Fatburger, Liars Club, Hodads or Rocky's.  I'll be down in San Diego next month for a few days before I get on the USS New Orleans (if a boat was supposed to sink on name alone, it's this one) so maybe I'll head over to Mission/PB area and check one of them out.  Maybe they can fatten me up a little bit to help improve my buoyancy. 

In N Out didn't impress me much the first time I ate there (back in 2005), but I've eaten there about 6 times over the last 2 years I've been living out here and it's definitely a really good burger. 
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Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 07, 2010, 09:36:15 AM
Some places have off the hook spaghetti and meatballs, usually the small italian places in the city.  In Wilmington, Attilios has some banging meatballs.  The small mom and pop places there are great. 
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Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 07, 2010, 09:37:35 AM
actually it sounds like you eat fast food quite a bit

LOL....I used to but I've really toned it down a bit over the last couple of years.  I was a fast food junkie for damn near all of my 20's.  I could get away with it though because my metabolism was so high.  Not so much anymore.  Now I eat fast food about twice a month. 
There is nothing like burgers in Cali. No idea how joints like Fatburger, In N Out, and Carl's Jr. haven't made their way back east. Ever been to the Liars Club in Mission Beach, Hodads in OB, or Rocky's in PB? All dynamite burger joints.

Carl's Jr is on the east coast.  It's called Hardee's.  Never been to Fatburger, Liars Club, Hodads or Rocky's.  I'll be down in San Diego next month for a few days before I get on the USS New Orleans (if a boat was supposed to sink on name alone, it's this one) so maybe I'll head over to Mission/PB area and check one of them out.  Maybe they can fatten me up a little bit to help improve my buoyancy. 

In N Out didn't impress me much the first time I ate there (back in 2005), but I've eaten there about 6 times over the last 2 years I've been living out here and it's definitely a really good burger. 

I would eat at checkers for one reason only
http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/BjfbS_Kj-J0
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PhillyGirl on May 07, 2010, 09:58:47 AM
There is a Fatburger out here? Where? I used to love that place when I lived in LA.

Carl's Jr was okay, but Fatburger was amazing.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: charlie on May 07, 2010, 10:12:23 AM
There is a Fatburger out here? Where? I used to love that place when I lived in LA.

Carl's Jr was okay, but Fatburger was amazing.

Borgata has one i think.
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Post by: Susquehanna Birder on May 07, 2010, 10:13:52 AM
Yep. It's in the basement "cafeteria."
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Post by: ice grillin you on May 07, 2010, 10:23:12 AM
i think theres a couple others but i dont where...i just heard or read somewhere they were in jersey
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Post by: SunMo on May 07, 2010, 10:38:12 AM
one in rockaway and the one in the borgota.  none in pa
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on May 07, 2010, 11:51:54 AM
lolol @ "grilled".

Seriously, if you're going to eat the "Double Down," be a man about it.
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Post by: General_Failure on May 07, 2010, 01:29:27 PM
A link I posted a while ago said that the grilled version was less healthy than the fried version, so I don't know which would be more appropriate to kill myself with.
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Post by: AO1 on May 07, 2010, 02:22:13 PM
All this burger talk and no mention of 5 guys, on par if not as good as anything on the west coast.
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Post by: charlie on May 07, 2010, 02:31:14 PM
All this burger talk and no mention of 5 guys, on par if not as good as anything on the west coast.

5 guys is absolutley terrible for you.

a basic regular cheeseburger, reg fries is 1510 calories 83 grams of fat

(the same thing from fatburger is 970 calories and 59)
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on May 07, 2010, 03:17:49 PM
Fast food is bad for you!?!? 

When the hell was somebody gonna tell me?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on May 07, 2010, 03:30:10 PM
All this burger talk and no mention of 5 guys, on par if not as good as anything on the west coast.

5 guys is absolutley terrible for you.

a basic regular cheeseburger, reg fries is 1510 calories 83 grams of fat

(the same thing from fatburger is 970 calories and 59)

It's bad for you if you eat it daily. That being said I usually double up with bacon and get a large fries, which fill half the bag up because they give you so much.  Eat it once every few weeks and your body will barely notice it.
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Post by: charlie on May 07, 2010, 03:30:38 PM
Sure.
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Post by: rjs246 on May 07, 2010, 03:34:30 PM
Now that I know how few calories I'm getting from food every day I'm going to start working two or three of those fargers into my weekly rotation just to make the fat people in line behind me at 5 Guys hate themselves a little more.
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Post by: General_Failure on May 07, 2010, 05:06:37 PM
Fast food is bad for you!?!? 

When the hell was somebody gonna tell me?

I was gonna tell you as soon as I finished my onion rings.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on May 07, 2010, 05:21:41 PM
I had a Sonic cheeseburger for dinner.

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwesome.  And healthy for you too.
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Post by: Diomedes on May 07, 2010, 05:45:25 PM
I've had just about every fast food burger mentioned by you fools and none of them come close to In-n-Out. 
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Post by: shorebird on May 07, 2010, 06:11:07 PM
I've hear a lot about In-n-Out and Fatburgers, but never ate at one or even seen one. I also like the Hardee's angus 1/3 pounder bacon cheese burger with those red onions. They're good but damn, make your breath knock over a water buffalo.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on May 07, 2010, 06:19:01 PM
Fatburgers are ridiculous.  It's the one reason I can think of to live in L.A.  Well, that and Chuggie & Sassy are nearby. [/love emoticon]
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Post by: ice grillin you on May 07, 2010, 10:26:10 PM
i have laugh at the non stop middle american responses to the best burger contest

for god sakes go to a real restaurant and pay some money for an actual hamburger

the best ive ever had is at palena in dc

dont expect anyone here to know what im talking about.....but its a legit top 3 burger in the country...however just find an equivalent spot near your crib that isnt a fuddruckers wannabee
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Post by: AO1 on May 07, 2010, 10:29:15 PM
Best burger joints are chains
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Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 07, 2010, 10:30:07 PM
farg that

Slaughter a cow, ground up its meat and cook the sonofabitch yourself!
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Post by: PhillyGirl on May 07, 2010, 10:32:25 PM
IGY, you're not calling Fatburger a Fuddruckers wannabe?

Really?
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Post by: ice grillin you on May 07, 2010, 10:36:00 PM
Best burger joints are chains

in MA they are

i literally have to chuckle out loud when people say fatburger or five guys are the best burger theyve ever had

a mcdonalds double cheese dominates both of them

but go to a place like palena and you get the best piece of steak youve ever had on a brioche roll that will make you groin sweat and the combination will end hamburgers as you know them.....i will admit tho there isnt a sign inside the restaurant telling you where the french fries came from that day...that is kind of neato
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Post by: AO1 on May 07, 2010, 10:43:54 PM
The new Applebees burger with mushrooms looks dynamite, better than palena.
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Post by: ice grillin you on May 07, 2010, 10:45:56 PM
my god i hate you
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Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 07, 2010, 11:53:12 PM
i have laugh at the non stop middle american responses to the best burger contest

for god sakes go to a real restaurant and pay some money for an actual hamburger

the best ive ever had is at palena in dc

dont expect anyone here to know what im talking about.....but its a legit top 3 burger in the country...however just find an equivalent spot near your crib that isnt a fuddruckers wannabee
Bayard House FTW.  Did you and the wifey ever check it out?  Wednesday nights are half priced burgers so you're down to 7 bucks then.  farging banging They're 10 oz of local grown angus, its ridiculous.  No filler.  Highly recommended.  Went there for my birthday for the Wingys, 10 hot wings is 5 bucks, and they're off the hook.  They fry really good quality wings first, then put their sauce on .  Thursday's are great too, the oysters are really good, and i normally get them to drizzle some hotsauce and blue cheese crumblings over them. 
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Bayard House Bar Specials Menu   Print Menu
 
    MONDAY       TBA
    $5.00 WINGS $3.00 DRAFT BEER   
 
    TUESDAY       TBA
    $5.00 NACHOS $4.00 MARGARITAS    
 
    WEDNESDAY       TBA
    $7 BURGERS $3.00 DRAFT BEER   
 
    THURSDAY       TBA
    $6.00 CRISPY OYSTERS (1/2 dozen) $5.00 VODKA MARTINIS   
 
    FRIDAY       TBA
    1/2 Price Quesadilla's ($6) $ 3.00 DRAFT BEER    
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Post by: shorebird on May 08, 2010, 05:25:04 AM
(http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/object2/813/4/n201054070809_3708.jpg)

One of the best burgers I've ate came from this place. Half a pound of black angus with anything you want topping it. I'm kinda' partial to bacon and cheddar with fried onions, dill pickles and a little mayo. They also have some damn good wings with home made blue cheese.

Still, nothings better than off a charcoal grill in your backyard.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on May 08, 2010, 07:09:55 PM
the minute you say a POS mcdonalds double cheeseburger dominates Five Guys is when you take youself out of the good burger discussion
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Post by: Sgt PSN on May 08, 2010, 07:22:00 PM
Mickey D's double cheeseburgers are great.






For me to poop on! 
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Post by: mpmcgraw on May 08, 2010, 07:23:24 PM
Sonic's chicken sandwich thing is farging amazing.  I'm used to getting 1000+ calories from a meal though and even supersized the chicken, fries, and soda doesnt fill me up.

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Post by: AO1 on May 08, 2010, 07:25:20 PM
the minute you say a POS mcdonalds double cheeseburger dominates Five Guys is when you take youself out of the good burger discussion

It has nothing to do with taste and everything to do with them being chains. If 5 guys was some random hole in the wall burger joint in the northeast he'd be singing a different tune. We all know this.
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Post by: Rome on May 08, 2010, 08:19:54 PM
the minute you say a POS mcdonalds double cheeseburger dominates Five Guys is when you take youself out of the good burger discussion

Like that's going to happen.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 08, 2010, 08:20:07 PM
the minute you say a POS mcdonalds double cheeseburger dominates Five Guys is when you take youself out of the good burger discussion

It has nothing to do with taste and everything to do with them being chains. If 5 guys was some random hole in the wall burger joint in the northeast he'd be singing a different tune. We all know this.

I'd buy into that except that McDonald's is the chain of all chain joints.
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Post by: ice grillin you on May 08, 2010, 08:46:50 PM
i have laugh at the non stop middle american responses to the best burger contest

for god sakes go to a real restaurant and pay some money for an actual hamburger

the best ive ever had is at palena in dc

dont expect anyone here to know what im talking about.....but its a legit top 3 burger in the country...however just find an equivalent spot near your crib that isnt a fuddruckers wannabee
Bayard House FTW.  Did you and the wifey ever check it out?  Wednesday nights are half priced burgers so you're down to 7 bucks then.  farging banging They're 10 oz of local grown angus, its ridiculous.  No filler.  Highly recommended.  Went there for my birthday for the Wingys, 10 hot wings is 5 bucks, and they're off the hook.  They fry really good quality wings first, then put their sauce on .  Thursday's are great too, the oysters are really good, and i normally get them to drizzle some hotsauce and blue cheese crumblings over them. 
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Bayard House Bar Specials Menu   Print Menu
 
    MONDAY       TBA
    $5.00 WINGS $3.00 DRAFT BEER   
 
    TUESDAY       TBA
    $5.00 NACHOS $4.00 MARGARITAS    
 
    WEDNESDAY       TBA
    $7 BURGERS $3.00 DRAFT BEER   
 
    THURSDAY       TBA
    $6.00 CRISPY OYSTERS (1/2 dozen) $5.00 VODKA MARTINIS   
 
    FRIDAY       TBA
    1/2 Price Quesadilla's ($6) $ 3.00 DRAFT BEER    


MA special

and farg all you for not bowing down to a mcdonalds double

i laugh at five guy stepfords
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 08, 2010, 08:53:37 PM
I've had 5 Guys once and it was pretty good.

McDonalds double have gotten tiny...they're almost slider size.
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Post by: ice grillin you on May 08, 2010, 08:55:11 PM
lol

it really is unreal how small they have gotten over the last ten years

they still are a pillow of heaven in your mouth tho
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Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 08, 2010, 08:56:28 PM
Yep.

I like them because they're cheap.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Geowhizzer on May 08, 2010, 09:10:29 PM
My nearly 40-year-old body can no longer handle digesting McDonalds food.  I don't know what the burgers are made of, but I am fairly certain it's not beef.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 08, 2010, 09:17:28 PM
i have laugh at the non stop middle american responses to the best burger contest

for god sakes go to a real restaurant and pay some money for an actual hamburger

the best ive ever had is at palena in dc

dont expect anyone here to know what im talking about.....but its a legit top 3 burger in the country...however just find an equivalent spot near your crib that isnt a fuddruckers wannabee
Bayard House FTW.  Did you and the wifey ever check it out?  Wednesday nights are half priced burgers so you're down to 7 bucks then.  farging banging They're 10 oz of local grown angus, its ridiculous.  No filler.  Highly recommended.  Went there for my birthday for the Wingys, 10 hot wings is 5 bucks, and they're off the hook.  They fry really good quality wings first, then put their sauce on .  Thursday's are great too, the oysters are really good, and i normally get them to drizzle some hotsauce and blue cheese crumblings over them. 
Quote
Bayard House Bar Specials Menu   Print Menu
 
    MONDAY       TBA
    $5.00 WINGS $3.00 DRAFT BEER   
 
    TUESDAY       TBA
    $5.00 NACHOS $4.00 MARGARITAS    
 
    WEDNESDAY       TBA
    $7 BURGERS $3.00 DRAFT BEER   
 
    THURSDAY       TBA
    $6.00 CRISPY OYSTERS (1/2 dozen) $5.00 VODKA MARTINIS   
 
    FRIDAY       TBA
    1/2 Price Quesadilla's ($6) $ 3.00 DRAFT BEER    


MA special

and farg all you for not bowing down to a mcdonalds double

i laugh at five guy stepfords
LMAO, not surprising you go for that.  Except when this place is the shtein, its not some trashy joint in the middle of MD, this is on the water.  This is bar specials dook, maybe i can just hang out at applebees or chilis and be cool. 

Im the same way Geo, i cant handle Mickey D's food anymore, i got into a shtein storm within 45 minutes of eating a burger
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Post by: shorebird on May 08, 2010, 09:23:21 PM
The dollar double at Burger King blows McD's double away.
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Post by: ice grillin you on May 08, 2010, 09:23:31 PM
ill take chilis in a mall sitting next to some non americans versus some upper bay whites calling tiger woods tigger cause it rhymes with the n word
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: shorebird on May 08, 2010, 09:26:04 PM
Tigger?? Get the farg outta' here.
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Post by: ice grillin you on May 08, 2010, 09:30:22 PM
ummm ive been there before....me and my girl sat witness to it a couple weeks ago...welcome to america
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Post by: shorebird on May 08, 2010, 09:32:10 PM
I've never heard it. Damn northerners.
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Post by: ice grillin you on May 08, 2010, 09:35:06 PM
what was most amazing was these old whites were saying we deserve what we got for electing a guy from the same city as al capone
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: shorebird on May 08, 2010, 09:38:22 PM
That asinine stuff don't confront me none. Amazing? No. People like that shouldn't even be worth your time repeating it.
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Post by: ice grillin you on May 08, 2010, 09:40:32 PM
the go to line at the bar that night was..."why is everyone mad at tigger obama has farged more of america than he has"

actually not a bad line if they werent racist neanderthals
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: shorebird on May 08, 2010, 09:40:46 PM
Besides that, if a place has good food, it'll take more than that to run me out.
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Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 09, 2010, 10:32:27 AM
you live in Laurel?  Bunch of rednecks all around there. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: shorebird on May 09, 2010, 11:25:13 AM
Me? Nope, but no shortage of rednecks were I'm at. No shortage of any sort of people actually.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on May 09, 2010, 11:33:56 AM
i was at coins pub in ocean city...what a terrible place
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 09, 2010, 01:22:53 PM
Ocean City is a terrible place period
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on May 09, 2010, 01:34:23 PM
oh I don't know.  i don't mind it off-season.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: shorebird on May 09, 2010, 01:45:55 PM
There are some great places to eat there, but the crowds are not to my liking. Anthony's Beer Wine and Deli on 33rd has some of the best sandwiches I've ever had. J.R.'s Ribs are really good, and the onion loaf is killer. Also, I can't go to O.C. and not get some Thrashers fries, or Bull on the Beach.
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Post by: Diomedes on May 09, 2010, 01:54:17 PM
when I was in college I knew a guy who had a plane.  we flew from that small airport on 50 west of Annapolis to Ocean City just for fries.  at one point, he let me fly for a while.  I did not like that at all.  Fries were great.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: shorebird on May 09, 2010, 01:56:47 PM
Ha! You must have had the serious munchies.

Embers restaurant is pretty good also. They have an all you can eat seafood and prime rib buffet for 30 bucks. shtein is hittin'.
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Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 09, 2010, 02:26:06 PM
oh I don't know.  i don't mind it off-season.
thats the best time, i cant stand driving there in the summer.  By boat its a fun ride, but i dont like going to a beach that is a city, doesnt make sense to me.  Thrashers is the shtein.  Cover them in old bay and vinegar mmmmm
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on May 09, 2010, 02:49:58 PM
I used to go to O.C. for my birthday weekend every year.  It's late April so it was technically offseason but it was still usually warm & nice.  Great food, cool bars & fairly cheap hotels... what's not to like?
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Post by: Sgt PSN on May 09, 2010, 02:56:04 PM
when I was in college I knew a guy who had a plane.  we flew from that small airport on 50 west of Annapolis to Ocean City just for fries.  at one point, he let me fly for a while.  I did not like that at all.  Fries were great.

Dio - 1
Corey Lidle - 0
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Post by: AO1 on May 09, 2010, 03:17:10 PM
lol
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Post by: Rome on May 09, 2010, 03:48:28 PM
we ate at five guys for lunch today.  good stuff as always.  my wife got the regular (not junior) cheeseburger with lettuce & tomato.  i tried to tell her the regular was huge but she didn't believe me.  she ended up only eating half.  my daughter dug the place too.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 09, 2010, 03:53:51 PM
Go to Mikey D's.  Then get back to us. 
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Post by: Diomedes on May 09, 2010, 04:47:43 PM
Go to Mikey D's.  Then get back to us. 

I'm not familiar with this Mikey D's.  Say more.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on May 09, 2010, 04:48:41 PM
He meant Mickey D's (McDonalds).
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Post by: Diomedes on May 09, 2010, 04:52:27 PM
Oh, is that what the kids are calling it these days?
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Post by: ice grillin you on May 10, 2010, 05:59:39 PM
I used to go to O.C. for my birthday weekend every year.  It's late April so it was technically offseason but it was still usually warm & nice.  Great food, cool bars & fairly cheap hotels... what's not to like?

pennsyltuckians everywhere

i love ocean city but i can see how people would despise it...its a dirty awful rednecky place...but it also has tons of cool bars offseason is cheap as hell and the people watching is unparalleled
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Post by: Munson on May 10, 2010, 06:05:14 PM
you live in Laurel?  Bunch of rednecks all around there. 

This.


Good god what a terrible place. We had to bus down there for a playoff game my senior year....it was like driving into Kansas. Or texas, cause people were actually tailgating on their front lawns for the game. Some old dude walked by as we were getting off the bus and said "ya'll boys is gonna get a butt whoopin." No I'm not making that up.
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Post by: LBIggle on May 10, 2010, 07:48:13 PM
some people have been ranting and raving about texas roadhouse.   i now know it will be ok to terminate their breathing privileges.  not terrible for the price.. but certainly not worth going on about like some of these people were.
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Post by: Zanshin on May 10, 2010, 07:53:49 PM
Got some grub at a Maggiano's yesterday. Meh. Food was pretty generic and fairly overpriced.
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on May 10, 2010, 08:45:41 PM
That's why you get family style there.  You eat so much of it that it doesn't matter how good it was or wasn't.
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Post by: Drunkmasterflex on May 10, 2010, 08:47:51 PM
some people have been ranting and raving about texas roadhouse.   i now know it will be ok to terminate their breathing privileges.  not terrible for the price.. but certainly not worth going on about like some of these people were.

I have eaten at Texas Roadhouses outside of Texas and they suck.  The two I would eat at down in Texas were unbelievable their steaks were off the hook. 
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Post by: Sgt PSN on May 10, 2010, 09:06:07 PM
Anyone ever eaten at a place called Lambert's?  It's a total MA joint and there's only like 3 of them.  I know one is in Alabama and the other is in Missouri.  Not sure about the third. 

Anyway, it's a huge home style, country cooking type place where you order your main meat from the menu but the sides get served by waiters/waitresses who are just walking around with huge bowls of everything under the sun....fried okra, mac and cheese, cole slaw, greens, etc etc. Just tell them what you want and they literally shovel it onto your plate.  They've also got some great dinner rolls that they just roll around on a cart and if you want a roll, just yell out to them and they will throw it at you.  Not to you, at you.  They also have servers who will try and play pranks on you and just farg with you the whole time.  Really good food, moderate prices and a pretty fun time. 
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Post by: ice grillin you on May 13, 2010, 01:57:43 PM
Anyone ever eaten at a place called Lambert's?  It's a total MA joint and there's only like 3 of them.  I know one is in Alabama and the other is in Missouri.  

yeah im sure like half the board has eaten at at LEAST one of their numerous...easy to get to...locations around the country
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Post by: Sgt PSN on May 13, 2010, 02:00:32 PM
OMG!  igy is making fun of MA.  It's soooooooooo funny when he does that. 
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Post by: General_Failure on May 13, 2010, 02:01:15 PM
Is it just me, or is IGY especially cranky today?
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Post by: DH on May 13, 2010, 02:11:17 PM
Forgive me for not knowing all the CF lingo, but what the hell does MA mean?
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Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 13, 2010, 02:11:58 PM
Milky icehole
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Post by: General_Failure on May 13, 2010, 02:13:50 PM
Forgive me for not knowing all the CF lingo, but what the hell does MA mean?

Middle America, which is secret code for devil-worshiping baby raper.
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Post by: AO1 on May 13, 2010, 02:19:58 PM
Forgive me for not knowing all the CF lingo, but what the hell does MA mean?

Mature Audiences

Viewer discretion, is advised
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Post by: SunMo on May 14, 2010, 12:35:39 PM
going here tomorrow night...can't farging wait

http://www.nabrasa.com/index.html
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Post by: ice grillin you on May 14, 2010, 01:18:46 PM
hate to rain on your parade but brazillian steakhouses leave a lot to be desired

youd spend your money much better by going to a banging american steakhouse

the food is fine but after you drop like 60 bucks you are gonna be like holy farg why did i just do that
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Post by: SunMo on May 14, 2010, 01:21:13 PM
its free for me
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Post by: ice grillin you on May 14, 2010, 01:21:54 PM
well then tell whoevers buying to take you to a good steakhouse
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Post by: Diomedes on May 14, 2010, 04:24:13 PM
mmm...brazilian or argentine meat fiesta
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Post by: ice grillin you on May 14, 2010, 05:14:57 PM
its a glorified all you can eat meat buffet...which by deifnition means the meat isnt great...again wed all eat it and like it but for the money they charge go eat a real steak not something off a dining room assembly line

or go and pay 9 bucks for golden corrall...wont be nearly as good but it will be far less disappointing
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Post by: Diomedes on May 15, 2010, 08:20:40 AM
I went to Fogo de Chao a while ago and every little piece of meat I ate was great.   I'd take that place over a Ruths Chris any day.
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Post by: Rome on May 15, 2010, 09:22:04 AM
Texas de Brazil in Orlando is ridiculous. 

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Post by: AO1 on May 15, 2010, 09:44:35 AM
I went to a Brazilian style steakhouse when I was in Brazil. Needless to say but it was ridiculous.
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Post by: Rome on May 15, 2010, 09:52:32 AM
The filet mignon is great but the best food there was the brazilian sausage.  The parmesan pork is insane too.
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Post by: SunMo on May 15, 2010, 10:39:08 AM
I'm pumped to try lamb since I've never had it.
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Post by: rjs246 on May 15, 2010, 10:57:12 AM
I'm going to a Lebanese food festival in about 5 minutes. I probably won't report back.
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Post by: Sgt PSN on May 15, 2010, 12:20:01 PM
I went to a Brazilian style steakhouse when I was in Brazil. 

Wow. What are the odds?
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Post by: Geowhizzer on May 15, 2010, 01:20:55 PM
Someone may have posted this in my extended absence, but Gino's (http://www.ginosgiant.com/index.html) is coming back.

I have some good memories about Gino's hamburgers when I was a kid.  
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Post by: AO1 on May 15, 2010, 02:02:45 PM
I remember that joint, can't remember if it was good or bad though.
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Post by: Geowhizzer on May 15, 2010, 02:15:46 PM
I remember that joint, can't remember if it was good or bad though.

I remember it being good, but I was only about 7 years old and it was the only fast food place within a half-hour of home (it was in Thorndale, and I grew up in Honey Brook).
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Post by: Diomedes on May 15, 2010, 03:01:24 PM
I'm going to a Lebanese food festival in about 5 minutes. I probably won't report back.

Suicide bombers do thin the herd.
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Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 16, 2010, 12:00:55 AM
Threw down some chicken fajitas at Pappasitos tonight.

My mom and sister are in town so me and my girl took them out to eat there.

Love their fajitas.
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Post by: ice grillin you on May 16, 2010, 08:59:05 AM
I'm pumped to try lamb since I've never had it.

youve never had a gyro?

the lamb is more like that....as opposed to getting a bangin lamb chop
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Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 16, 2010, 09:01:34 AM
Threw down some chicken fajitas at Pappasitos tonight.

My mom and sister are in town so me and my girl took them out to eat there.

Love their fajitas.
:yay  Love me some Pappasito's tortillas
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Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 16, 2010, 10:17:34 AM
Yessir. Everything about that place is good.

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Post by: Susquehanna Birder on May 17, 2010, 09:53:59 AM
Two good recs in Charlottesville, VA this weekend. On Friday I ate at Wild Wing Cafe. Like the name says, they do wings galore, but they also have other stuff, like burgers, wraps, and salads. Really good food, excellent service, and not a bad place to watch the Bruins leave the ice for the final time this year.

On Saturday, we went to a steak house called "Downtown Grille." The place is something of a Ruth's Chris joint, where you pay for a really good steak, and then you add on big servings of family style side dishes. I got a filet mignon and scallop special, and it was out of this world. Of course, the bill was a little steep, but hey...I was on vacation.
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Post by: rjs246 on May 17, 2010, 09:57:29 AM
Charlottesville has a bunch of good restaurants, or at least it did 10 years ago when I was there regularly. I live like 45 miles from there now. You should have called. Butthole.
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Post by: SunMo on May 17, 2010, 10:03:43 AM
so, naBrasa was phenomenal.  the salad bar was really good with lots of choices in soups, cheeses, and different cold salads.  i kept that small though and as soon as I sat down the meat started showing up.  everything was great.  the beef rib, parmesan pork, salmon, and filet were my favorite.   left there ready to puke, which somebody already did about 5 spots away from my car.
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Post by: smeags on May 17, 2010, 10:34:31 AM
I went to Fogo de Chao a while ago and every little piece of meat I ate was great.   I'd take that place over a Ruths Chris any day.


agreed and nabrasa is awesome.

brazillian steakhouses are def better than a place like ruths chris or sullivans. they're pretty damn good don't get me wrong but nabrasa is better you'll probably pay less than the top tier steakhouses. 
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Post by: ice grillin you on May 17, 2010, 10:38:49 AM
if you think assembly line meat is better than a top notch steak or prime rib then you probably like applebees
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Post by: AO1 on May 17, 2010, 10:46:15 AM
As mentioned in the Flyers thread I ate at the Capital Grille lastnight, food was fantastic.

Best steak I ever had was this place inside the Radisson Hotel in Philly called the 'Prime Rib'. I had their prime rib and it was the best $45 I ever spent.
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Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 17, 2010, 10:48:18 AM
I love heading down to the local butcher Hermans.  Amazing cuts, and they're price pretty good.  They supply all the nice restaurants in the area.  Traveling in AZ, they had a Omaha Steakhouse there at the hotel, pretty good.  Plus being on company coin after a 2.5 hour open bar each night, definitely raised it a few notches. 
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Post by: ice grillin you on May 17, 2010, 10:48:33 AM
the prime rib is phenominal....perfect example of a place that just murders assembly line meat factories...id go there more often if they didnt require a tie and jacket
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Post by: ice grillin you on May 17, 2010, 10:52:15 AM
nm
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Post by: Susquehanna Birder on May 17, 2010, 02:52:50 PM
Charlottesville has a bunch of good restaurants, or at least it did 10 years ago when I was there regularly. I live like 45 miles from there now. You should have called. Butthole.

Hey, I was with proper company. Maybe next time.

(Actually, I'm taking about bringing my son down for some brewery tours. Maybe I can redeem myself then.)
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Post by: Susquehanna Birder on May 17, 2010, 02:54:16 PM
if you think assembly line meat is better than a top notch steak or prime rib then you probably like applebees

I gotta agree. The meat at places like Fogo is very good, but no way does it compare to a good, aged steak cooked to order.
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Post by: shorebird on May 17, 2010, 02:56:19 PM
Aged Black Angus. mmm! A place called Annies Steak House has it in my area.
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Post by: ice grillin you on May 17, 2010, 03:06:36 PM
if you think assembly line meat is better than a top notch steak or prime rib then you probably like applebees

I gotta agree. The meat at places like Fogo is very good, but no way does it compare to a good, aged steak cooked to order.

exactly...one is good...and the other is outstanding....but one is all you can eat and in the last i dont know 25 years quantity of food has overtaken quality of food in america
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Post by: BigEd76 on May 17, 2010, 03:27:17 PM
Tried this place (http://www.blackangus.com) last month but I think they're only out west.  Good stuff, and they had a decent-sized bar off to the side...
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Post by: The BIGSTUD on June 02, 2010, 04:39:35 AM
I found this little pizza joint around me. Small place, not a chain. I actually forget the name, but they have the best food of any small pizza joint I tried in a while. No fried food, everything is fresh and homemade. I got a meatball stromboli and it was fantastic.

Great tomato pies too. I love finding little pizza joints.
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Post by: AO1 on June 02, 2010, 08:24:14 AM
I ate a Wawa hoagie and some mac n cheese yesterday
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Post by: ice grillin you on June 02, 2010, 08:44:05 AM
their mac n cheese is heaven...one of the best drunk foods of all time
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Post by: Zanshin on June 02, 2010, 08:52:16 AM
I ate a Wawa hoagie and some mac n cheese yesterday

lol...that didn't show up in the fitness thread.
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Post by: AO1 on June 02, 2010, 10:20:26 AM
I've been sick since last wednseday so the diets been out the window, first day back was today and that was a chore.

their mac n cheese is heaven...one of the best drunk foods of all time

I got the family sized and finished it off. My room mate ran there after he saw me eating it and got himself one.
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Post by: smeags on June 04, 2010, 12:24:59 PM
speaking of wawa they are alomst done building the bigger store near me. thanks god becuase its near impossible to even get in the parking lot of the existing one in the morning.
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Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 04, 2010, 12:42:35 PM
In delaware they've pretty much phased out the old Wawa's and built the new ones with gas pumps instead. 
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Post by: AO1 on June 04, 2010, 01:58:07 PM
There's a Sheetz/Wawa rivalry
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Post by: BigEd76 on June 04, 2010, 02:04:16 PM
speaking of wawa they are alomst done building the bigger store near me. thanks god becuase its near impossible to even get in the parking lot of the existing one in the morning.

the one by the old Fuddruckers?
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Post by: Rome on June 04, 2010, 02:31:32 PM
Nothing says good meal at a restaurant like Wawa.
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Post by: Diomedes on June 04, 2010, 04:37:33 PM
There's a Sheetz/Wawa rivalry

For real?

I'd never give Sheetz my money if I could go to Wawa instead.
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Post by: Munson on June 04, 2010, 05:34:42 PM
In delaware they've pretty much phased out the old Wawa's and built the new ones with gas pumps instead. 

Funnily enough, there's still three small ones left in my general area. One on Philly Pike near Troop 1, ne at the Foulk/Wilson intersection, and one at Namaans and 202.

There's also a few small ones left on route 40 and Delilah Road in Jersey. I figured they'd be tearing them all down by now
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Post by: Rome on June 04, 2010, 05:43:07 PM
The only ones that are still small are the ones without access to surrounding land for expansion.

Sea Isle, Ventnor... many of the Shore stores don't have gas yet nor will they ever.  Not with 50 foot lots selling for $800,000.
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Post by: AO1 on June 04, 2010, 05:53:55 PM
There's a Sheetz/Wawa rivalry

For real?

I'd never give Sheetz my money if I could go to Wawa instead.

To make a long story short: During the spring semester we had to do a creative component for our PR makeover of a company. Some kid from middle PA did Sheetz, then showed some video and made a back handed comment about Wawa. Half the class got in his shtein and our professor poured gas on the fire by adding his 2 cents about his experience in middle PA. I think it's more of a middle PA inferiorty complex than a full on rivalry but the bad blood is there.
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Post by: Sgt PSN on June 04, 2010, 09:11:51 PM
MpA!
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Post by: Geowhizzer on June 04, 2010, 09:14:08 PM
Didn't have too many Wawas in Amish Country growing up.  The big convenience store chain around Chester / Lancaster country was Turkey Hill.
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Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 04, 2010, 09:26:36 PM
Went to Durhams BBQ for the 2nd time this week, they had Beef brisket tonight.  farging amazing. 
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Post by: Diomedes on June 05, 2010, 07:02:47 AM
Turkey Hill iced tea FTW (and also for the diabeetees)
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Post by: Sgt PSN on June 05, 2010, 11:35:14 AM
Turkey Hill iced tea FTW

This.
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Post by: phattymatty on June 05, 2010, 11:41:26 AM
turkey hill has nothing on icy tea.
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Post by: Sgt PSN on June 05, 2010, 11:42:27 AM
You shut your filthy whore mouth, whore.   
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Post by: ice grillin you on June 05, 2010, 11:43:06 AM
turkey hill is awful...both its tea and ice cream
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Post by: Sgt PSN on June 05, 2010, 11:45:22 AM
Shut yo filfy ho mouf, ho.
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Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 05, 2010, 11:47:49 AM
Wawa ice Tea > Turkey Hill
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Post by: Rome on June 05, 2010, 12:19:22 PM
Wawa Chocolate Milk > Everything Else On Earth
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Post by: AO1 on June 05, 2010, 12:21:52 PM
Wawa Chocolate Milk > Everything Else On Earth

Wawa Chocoloate Milk is the ultimate hangover cure, I had some this morning
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Post by: ice grillin you on June 05, 2010, 12:41:53 PM
Shut yo filfy ho mouf, ho.

who you callin ho.....ho
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Post by: Rome on June 05, 2010, 12:42:05 PM
Bad news:  I have a dreadful hangover.

Good news:  Evidently I went to 7-11 last night and got a 12 pack of which I have 6 left.

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Post by: Sgt PSN on June 05, 2010, 01:07:49 PM
I would say that the bad news is that you bought a 12 pack and could only finish half. 


Fag. 
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Post by: Drunkmasterflex on June 05, 2010, 03:20:52 PM
turkey hill is awful...both its tea and ice cream

Yet another reason that proves you really are delusional. 
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Post by: Munson on June 05, 2010, 03:28:30 PM
Turkey Hill Iced Tea is my beverage of choice at home

That shtein is addicting
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Post by: Diomedes on June 05, 2010, 03:36:40 PM
Turkey Hill ice cream is no good, but that's not a surprise.   THe iced tea is no good either..that's what makes it so good.  It's like cheetos in that way.
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Post by: rjs246 on June 05, 2010, 03:47:36 PM
turkey hill has nothing on icy tea.

Icy Tea was the greatest thing ever when we were in college. The last time I tried some it scared the shtein out of me because it doesn't taste like tea, or any other discernible beverage for that matter. It's like concentrated ice tea sludge, diluted with a little bit of dirty water. Don't get me wrong, it's still delicious in its own way, but it definitely isn't tea and I would bet that if you dipped your balls in it and left them there for an hour it would remove all of the hair and skin.
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Post by: Diomedes on June 05, 2010, 03:59:26 PM
How much soak time to remove the hair but not the skin?
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Post by: rjs246 on June 05, 2010, 04:00:37 PM
Ask MMH.
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Post by: Diomedes on June 05, 2010, 04:24:53 PM
Why?  Are you and he a thing?
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Post by: rjs246 on June 05, 2010, 04:27:12 PM
No. He's rebuffed all of my advances.

What I meant was, he's a scientist. He knows these things.

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Post by: General_Failure on June 05, 2010, 06:22:26 PM
I don't think you need a scientist, just a frat boy.
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Post by: Diomedes on June 05, 2010, 07:50:38 PM
Elitists tend to need their own kind.
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Post by: rjs246 on June 05, 2010, 08:08:41 PM
I've thought about it for about a minute and I have no idea what that means. Or rather, what you're getting at.

Don't bother explaining, just thought I'd share.
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Post by: AO1 on June 13, 2010, 11:09:10 AM
Mexican food in the Philly area is terrible. I'm admittedly spoiled because I lived in San Diego for so long, but every time someone tells me to try this place or that place it falls short. I'm giving this place a try tonight: http://www.lasmargaritasphiladelphia.com/

Anyone been there? 3 or 4 people said it was good, but the kicker is the girl who cuts my hair is from San Luis, Mexico and gave it the thumbs up.
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Post by: BigEd76 on June 13, 2010, 04:58:28 PM
Filet mignon, king crab legs, Asian vegetables and lime cheesecake at Mike Alstott's restaurant.  Good stuff...
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Post by: AO1 on June 13, 2010, 06:16:11 PM
Mexican food in the Philly area is terrible. I'm admittedly spoiled because I lived in San Diego for so long, but every time someone tells me to try this place or that place it falls short. I'm giving this place a try tonight: http://www.lasmargaritasphiladelphia.com/

Anyone been there? 3 or 4 people said it was good, but the kicker is the girl who cuts my hair is from San Luis, Mexico and gave it the thumbs up.

Place was meh
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 13, 2010, 08:41:02 PM
Mexican food in the Philly area is terrible. I'm admittedly spoiled because I lived in San Diego for so long, but every time someone tells me to try this place or that place it falls short. I'm giving this place a try tonight: http://www.lasmargaritasphiladelphia.com/

Anyone been there? 3 or 4 people said it was good, but the kicker is the girl who cuts my hair is from San Luis, Mexico and gave it the thumbs up.

Place was meh

I've been there.  You have to drink a lot of the margaritas to make the food seem better than meh (which I did).


Wife and I hit up an awesome restaurant in Raleigh last night.  So, you know, if any of you ever need a recommendation on a top-notch place to eat in this area, go farg yourselves.
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Post by: Rome on June 13, 2010, 08:59:15 PM
Los Amigos in Atlantic City is the shtein.
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Post by: charlie on June 14, 2010, 09:05:22 AM
El Sarape is pretty good as well. There's one in blue bell and one near horsham.
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Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 20, 2010, 12:58:58 AM
When the farg did Burger King start selling ribs?!

No way they can be any good.
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Post by: BigEd76 on June 20, 2010, 12:17:46 PM
saw commercials about a month or two ago.  I think they're $6 for 5 of em
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Post by: Drunkmasterflex on June 20, 2010, 07:48:07 PM
I had a burger at a friend of mines bar in Baltimore yesterday it had bacon, egg, cheese, and peanut butter.  It doesn't sound like it would be good but it was probably the best burger I have ever had. 
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Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 20, 2010, 07:50:25 PM
How in the hell does someone even think to put peanut butter on a hamburger that already has egg and cheese on it?
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Post by: Drunkmasterflex on June 20, 2010, 08:01:56 PM
I have no clue but it was farging phenomenal.
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Post by: rjs246 on June 20, 2010, 09:10:23 PM
I have to say that I think this is the most useless thread on this whole board. And that is amazing given the idiotic shtein we discuss.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: NGM on June 20, 2010, 09:32:00 PM
I have to say that I think this is the most useless thread on this whole board. And that is amazing given the idiotic shtein we discuss.

Eat a Snickers, you're acting like a diva.
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Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 20, 2010, 09:35:13 PM
 :-D
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Post by: ice grillin you on June 20, 2010, 10:01:13 PM
I have to say that I think this is the most useless thread on this whole board. And that is amazing given the idiotic shtein we discuss.

Eat a Snickers, you're acting like a diva.

lol
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Post by: rjs246 on June 21, 2010, 09:41:48 AM
You're all fat.



Yeah, that's all I've got...
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Post by: Sgt PSN on June 22, 2010, 05:08:14 PM
I've eaten in at least a dozen different joints over the last week while in Monzanillo.  Everything from a taco cart on the street to resort-style resturants and every farging meal I had was amazing.  And cheap.  And got washed down by a 6 pack of Victoria. 
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Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 22, 2010, 10:10:29 PM
was Victoria hot? 
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Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 24, 2010, 11:45:56 AM
http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=20106230308
Quote
American dream job

Chef fled Thailand, was once restaurant owner's housekeeper

By MIKALA JAMISON
The News Journal

GREENVILLE -- Mention Amporn Vasquez's name to the employees of Pizza by Elizabeths and you'll most likely hear a chorus of chuckles.

The executive chef, known to have a stellar sense of humor, can dish out lighthearted jibes just as swiftly as she dishes out chicken curry salad.

But Vasquez's co-workers also say the chef is motherly, inspirational and "the wizard" of cuisine.

The 64-year-old Thailand native has spent much of her life searching for a home and an exciting career.

And now Vasquez says she's finally found both with the help of her employer, her husband and her fellow employees.

In fact, she was a Top 10 finalist for the National Restaurant Association's American Dream Award, which "honors restaurateurs who show the enterprise and dedication to realize the American Dream and inspire others."

"As soon as I heard of the American Dream Award, I thought, 'If there's anyone who's achieved the American Dream, it's her,' " says Pizza by Elizabeths owner Betsy LeRoy, who nominated Vasquez. "She instantly came to mind."

Vasquez, born in Korat, Thailand, in 1945, was one of seven children. Her childhood was far from happy. She says she was the daughter of an abusive mother, who tried to force her into an arranged marriage at age 15. Beaten when she objected, Vasquez tried running away from home twice but was caught by her mother and sister.

"I wanted to run as far away as I could, to learn and see things, and have a free life," she says. During the mid-1950s through the early 1960s, "a woman had no chance in Thailand."

LeRoy says that Vasquez is a terrific example of what it means to take learning seriously.

"When she was young in Thailand, women were not allowed to learn," she says. "She had to hide her books when she wanted to read. We might take learning for granted here, but she sure doesn't."

The third time Vasquez left home, she was on foot, had no money and slept in a zoo, clinging to a tree. She traveled with a band of musicians and wound up in Bangkok, where she met her first husband.

They married, and Vasquez moved to Schenectady, N.Y., in the early 1970s, where she worked as a nurse and attained citizenship. When her relationship with her husband ended, she moved to Newark with a friend from Delaware and worked as a dressmaker.

Vasquez says it was very difficult in her house, and she had almost no money. She tried her hand at a variety of jobs and enrolled at Delaware Technical & Community College, once for accounting and once for nursing. Both courses of study bored her.

It was when Vasquez was working yet another job cleaning houses that a new opportunity presented itself. One of her clients told Vasquez that she had a friend who needed a housekeeper. That friend was Betsy LeRoy.

While working for LeRoy, Vasquez met her current husband. The couple married in 1983 and moved to Bear.

"My kids fell in love with Amporn when she played with them," LeRoy says. "She did things like make them handmade Halloween costumes. They now tell her, 'We will take care of you for the rest of your life.' "

Vasquez had always cooked meals for LeRoy's family, and she applied to Del Tech's culinary arts program. She graduated cum laude in three years with an associate's degree when she was 50.

Dave Nolker, Vasquez's culinary arts instructor at the college, says that she was always energetic and enthusiastic while in his classes.

"She was always trying to help her classmates when she thought I wasn't watching," he says. "She always told students not to waste their potential, always told them, 'I know you can do this.' "

Nolker says that Vasquez has an unbelievable passion for the culinary industry, and that she is still very active with Del Tech and hires students out of the program.

Vasquez started as a kitchen manager at Elizabeths in 1994 -- a year after LeRoy opened the restaurant -- even though she was still in school. Since then, she has become executive chef.

"It's fun in my kitchen," she says. "I don't have children, but with them, it's like I have six children!"

Paul Egnor, Elizabeths' kitchen manager, says that Vasquez runs a tight kitchen but still knows how to keep things interesting.

"She's very eccentric and keeps everything really lively in the kitchen, and also has such a great rapport with the customers," he says. "She's just a great person to work for."

Keeping an eye on employees and making sure the kitchen runs smoothly is vital to Vasquez, LeRoy says.

"Sometimes the employees say, 'I feel like I can't even chop without Amporn staring at me,' but that just shows how concerned she is for their work.

"She and the kitchen staff will have their little spats, but then she will tell me, 'Oh, I went to Eli's daughter's christening.' She really knows what's going on in their families, and she worries about them."

Vasquez says a typical day for her, besides overseeing the kitchen staff, is filled with coming up with menu items, bringing in new foods -- some from her own garden -- trying new recipes, creating specials, and contacting farmers and distributors.

She no longer speaks to her family from Thailand and doesn't plan on returning to her native country. Vasquez says she has found a family here.

"They keep me young," she says. "There has never been a dull moment."

LeRoy says that even back when Vasquez only worked one day a week at the restaurant's former location, she brought life into Elizabeths with her personality and sense of humor.

"In her typical fashion, Saturday mornings were like a party," she says. "Amporn would come in with everyone and bring food for everybody. Her energy is invaluable to this restaurant."

Vasquez belongs to the First State Chef's Association, which cooks and delivers food to people in need around Thanksgiving and Christmas.

So what are her favorite things to cook?

"Everything," she says. "I like to explore food. But my signature is hot pepper. It's always in my recipes."

Her food always has a bit of Thai inspiration, such as the chicken curry salad, Thai chicken, seafood salad and steamed spicy tilapia. She says she even has had a few menu items named after her.

"We are the ones lucky enough to taste her ideas first," LeRoy says. "She tells me she put such and such ingredients together, and it sounds odd, but then you taste it, and it's amazing."

LeRoy says that Vasquez has taught cooking classes, and her students will come to Elizabeths because they know she works there.

"People come in and tells us how wonderful she is, and that they came to try what she makes," she says. "She's such a good ambassador for the restaurant."

"This is really my first home," Vasquez says of Pizza by Elizabeths and her adopted state. "I appreciate Delaware. It's been good to me."

NORTHEASTERN GRILLED CHICKEN


From Chef Amporn Vasquez


FOR THE CILANTRO PESTO MARINADE:


1 teaspoon white or black peppercorns


1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro, include stems and leaves


2 tablespoons coarsely chopped garlic


1 teaspoon salt


Put all the ingredients into a food processor and grind into a paste. Set aside.


FOR CHICKEN:


1 chicken, about 4 pounds


2 tablespoons soy sauce


Clean the chicken well, pat dry. Split chicken in half. Mix cilantro pesto well into soy sauce and marinate the chicken for an hour or more, or overnight. (Amporn says "the longer, the better.")


Grill chicken over hot charcoals or broil until the chicken is cooked and the skin is crispy brown. The dish is best served with steamed Thai sticky rice and a green papaya salad.

I used to work at this place a few years back, started off as an expediter, ended up being a Chef Manager under this lady, she's amazing.  Loved working in a restaurant, hated the hours. 
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Post by: rjs246 on June 24, 2010, 11:49:09 AM
Drugs.
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Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 24, 2010, 12:59:26 PM
are fun?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on June 24, 2010, 01:04:45 PM
And exist in heavy doses when you work at a restaurant.
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Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 24, 2010, 01:09:26 PM
yes, and whipits, and unlimited draft beers.  I always had to open up Saturdays, would stay up till 6am, had to open by 730am to get the food prepared for the day.  Dogfish head Shelter Pale Ale for breakfast was a good remedy.  I'd say at any given time the Waiters were on something or it was still in the system.
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Post by: Rome on June 29, 2010, 03:59:28 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,595464,00.html

(http://www.foxnews.com/images/607967/0_61_supermelt320.jpg)

Hahaha... gimme.
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Post by: Sgt PSN on June 30, 2010, 02:25:41 PM
get.  in.  ma'belly!
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Post by: AO1 on June 30, 2010, 10:16:24 PM
you ever want some dynamite farging wings go to Currans on route 13, Wednesday nights are .35 wing nights and they're phenomenal.
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 01, 2010, 01:47:31 PM
They have any hot waitresses who would let you draw a map of Hawaii and never call again?
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Post by: DH on July 20, 2010, 08:33:05 AM
I'm heading down to DC/Virginia tomorrow for a few days..I'll have one night free to eat wherever the hell I please.

I dont feel like reading through this whole thread, so DC people don't let me down. Where to go?
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Post by: rjs246 on July 20, 2010, 08:54:18 AM
What are you looking for? I can tell you what I enjoyed 6 years ago...
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: DH on July 20, 2010, 09:14:43 AM
Something dead. Formerly a cow, preferably. Maybe a BBQ joint?

Definitely somewhere with beer. And scotch. Yea, beer and scotch is a must.
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Post by: rjs246 on July 20, 2010, 09:16:52 AM
You know, in all my time there I never really found a BBQ joint that I loved. There is supposed to be one super-famous place downtown with awesome BBQ, but I've never been there.

So there you go. Once again this thread (and I) prove to be utterly worthless.
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Post by: DH on July 20, 2010, 09:24:59 AM
I hate this place.
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Post by: rjs246 on July 20, 2010, 09:35:42 AM
Amen, brother.
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Post by: rjs246 on July 20, 2010, 09:44:46 AM
Alright I'll try to be helpful...

I'm most familiar with Arlington, so I'll stick with that.

Sandwiches: The Italian Store
Sandwiches and tons of Beer: Lost Dog Cafe
Really Good Lebanese: Lebanese Taverna
Really Good Pan-Asian with yuppy happy hour: Cafe Asia
Steak: Ray's the Steaks (never been there but heard great things)
Burger: Hell Burger (the President eats there a lot)

Amazing Burgers and all you can drink Bloody Marys on Saturdays and Sundays: Sign of the Whale (M Street downtown, right next to Camelot strip club)

There.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PhillyPhanInDC on July 20, 2010, 09:48:40 AM
Ben's Chilli Bowl ftw.


Also, if you have time and the coin, J&G Steakhouse is pretty damn good. Are you going to be in the city or in the 'Burbs somewhere?
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Post by: paco on July 20, 2010, 09:53:59 AM
Something dead. Formerly a cow, preferably. Maybe a BBQ joint?

Definitely somewhere with beer. And scotch. Yea, beer and scotch is a must.

If you are downtown, try the DC Chophouse and Brewery.  Delicious dead cow.  Beer. 

A bit pricey (which is what you want, right?), and the food is freaking awesome.
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Post by: phattymatty on July 20, 2010, 10:27:52 AM
DC is actually starting to get kind of known for it's burgers. the best burger place i've ever been to is hell burger in arlington but there are some little boutique burger joints downtown that are really good too.

hit me up if you want to get together for a beer or 12.
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Post by: DH on July 20, 2010, 10:27:59 AM
Wow, I dont hate this place as much as I thought I did. I'm already hungry.

Im gonna be in Arlington for a day and night, then DC for the same, so I'll be able to hit a few of these spots. I'll post my reviews when I get back - because I know you'll all be dying to know where I went.

Edit: I'm already swaying toward hell burger
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Post by: phattymatty on July 20, 2010, 10:30:49 AM
if you're staying in arlington and want steak over burger, the same guy does ray's the steaks in courthouse. i lived a block away for a few years and it's great. better than mortons or ruth chris or any of that shtein. plus you'll probably see john thompson there.
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Post by: ice grillin you on July 20, 2010, 10:31:22 AM
Something dead. Formerly a cow, preferably. Maybe a BBQ joint?

Definitely somewhere with beer. And scotch. Yea, beer and scotch is a must.


dc chophouse is bleh...nothing bad but certainly not a place to go out of your way for

this is probably the best steak in town http://www.jgsteakhousewashingtondc.com/

bourbon in adams morgan is a cool spot...for some reason their website doesnt seem to be up

brassiere beck is a belgian beer restuarant with good food...i know the girl who runs their private parties and special functions so i could probably get you some sort of hook up...if you are interested in going let me know - http://www.beckdc.com/

georgia browns is good upscale soul food - http://www.gbrowns.com/

old ebbitt grill is great if you wanna taste of classic old school dc - http://www.ebbitt.com/main/home.cfm?Section=Main&Category=About_the_Ebbitt

palena is one of my favorites....sit in their cafe (at the bar if you can get a seat) and get either hamburger (which is off the charts good) or their roasted chicken which they are famous for and is also amazing - http://www.palenarestaurant.com/ - then after dinner go to the cleveland park sports bar and grill a blck down and sit on their rooftop for a few drinks - http://www.cpbargrill.com/
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Post by: phattymatty on July 20, 2010, 10:37:32 AM

dc chophouse is bleh...nothing bad but certainly not a place to go out of your way for

brassiere beck is a belgian beer restuarant with good food...i know the girl who runs their private parties and special functions so i could probably get you some sort of hook up...if you are interested in going let me know - http://www.beckdc.com/

old ebbitt grill is great if you wanna taste of classic old school dc - http://www.ebbitt.com/main/home.cfm?Section=Main&Category=About_the_Ebbitt

i agree with all of these.  also if you're in chinatown, check out zatinya. one of my favorites. it's jose andres' place and it's small dishes that you get a few of and they have an outdoor patio. i go at least once every two weeks.
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Post by: DH on July 20, 2010, 10:38:02 AM
You guys are terrific sometimes. I  just mapquested my hotel and its only a half mile from Hell Burger. I read a few reviews and multiple people claim its the best burger they've ever had, so I think I'll give that a try for lunch..

How good is Georgia Browns? I'm a HUGE soul food fan..
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Post by: ice grillin you on July 20, 2010, 10:39:57 AM
georgia browns is probably a B....their brunch tho is A+++ but you wont be here for that

if its right near your hotel theres nothign wrong with rays burger but palena smashes it
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Post by: DH on July 20, 2010, 10:43:18 AM
choices, choices...thanks y'all
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Post by: ice grillin you on July 20, 2010, 10:45:47 AM
forgot about central too...excellent simple food with awesome ingrediants - http://www.centralmichelrichard.com/
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Post by: SunMo on July 20, 2010, 12:51:20 PM
he said thanks...lay off
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: paco on July 20, 2010, 02:12:28 PM
Something dead. Formerly a cow, preferably. Maybe a BBQ joint?

Definitely somewhere with beer. And scotch. Yea, beer and scotch is a must.


dc chophouse is bleh...nothing bad but certainly not a place to go out of your way for

this is probably the best steak in town http://www.jgsteakhousewashingtondc.com/

bourbon in adams morgan is a cool spot...for some reason their website doesnt seem to be up

brassiere beck is a belgian beer restuarant with good food...i know the girl who runs their private parties and special functions so i could probably get you some sort of hook up...if you are interested in going let me know - http://www.beckdc.com/

georgia browns is good upscale soul food - http://www.gbrowns.com/

old ebbitt grill is great if you wanna taste of classic old school dc - http://www.ebbitt.com/main/home.cfm?Section=Main&Category=About_the_Ebbitt

palena is one of my favorites....sit in their cafe (at the bar if you can get a seat) and get either hamburger (which is off the charts good) or their roasted chicken which they are famous for and is also amazing - http://www.palenarestaurant.com/ - then after dinner go to the cleveland park sports bar and grill a blck down and sit on their rooftop for a few drinks - http://www.cpbargrill.com/

Nice list IGY.  I'm going to have to check some of these out while I am in town.  I have been pretty limited to:
DC Steakhouse
RFD
Clydes
Capital Grille
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Post by: ice grillin you on July 20, 2010, 03:28:46 PM
you need to venture out of penn quarter and away from chain central

i dont even know what dc steakhouse is so that could be good.....but the rest are just nicer versions of chain restaurants...altho ive heard capital grilles are really good i cant bring myself to go to a rest like that is in very major city

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Post by: paco on July 20, 2010, 04:08:01 PM
I hear you.  Problem is, we usually pick something that is close to the office (2 blocks from the verizon center) since we are scattered throughout the city (and outside the city in some cases) and don't have cars.  I did have some good malysian down on 19/20th and M street, but that was a chain as well. (there are one or two in NY and one in Chicago, I think)
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Post by: ice grillin you on July 20, 2010, 04:12:47 PM
yeah verizon = penn quarter...that whole area is so sterile and basically makes me nauseous
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Post by: Rome on July 20, 2010, 04:17:39 PM
Applebee's.

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Post by: paco on July 20, 2010, 04:21:25 PM
yeah verizon = penn quarter...that whole area is so sterile and basically makes me nauseous
One other place we go that I remembered: Chef Geoff's  (not bad, but not great)
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Post by: AO1 on July 20, 2010, 04:22:59 PM
you need to venture out of penn quarter and away from chain central

i dont even know what dc steakhouse is so that could be good.....but the rest are just nicer versions of chain restaurants...altho ive heard capital grilles are really good i cant bring myself to go to a rest like that is in very major city



The Capital Grille's food is good to excellent depending on what you get. The restaurants are very nice and the service is usually very good. That being said they're not even top 10 in Philly.
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Post by: ice grillin you on July 20, 2010, 04:24:03 PM
yeah verizon = penn quarter...that whole area is so sterile and basically makes me nauseous
One other place we go that I remembered: Chef Geoff's  (not bad, but not great)

that used to be all the rage but has fallen off big time apparently
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Post by: paco on July 20, 2010, 04:30:22 PM
It has.  The only really appealing thing is:
1) The massive beers they have on a happy hour special
2) The scrany female DC interns that go there to get loaded off them
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on July 20, 2010, 04:35:05 PM
my previous office was next to the verizon center. if you need to stay in that area hit zatinya or matchbox or taylor gourmet for food and rocket bar for $3 PBRs. theres also a BBQ place there that is supposed to be good but i've not been. it's an ok area but yeah it's the most generic chinatown in the country and there are many better sections to spend time.
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Post by: paco on July 20, 2010, 09:04:46 PM
my previous office was next to the verizon center. if you need to stay in that area hit zatinya or matchbox or taylor gourmet for food and rocket bar for $3 PBRs. theres also a BBQ place there that is supposed to be good but i've not been. it's an ok area but yeah it's the most generic chinatown in the country and there are many better sections to spend time.
I heard about zatinya and I have been meaning to go to matchbox.  Maybe next week I'll hook up matchbox.
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Post by: ice grillin you on July 20, 2010, 09:29:48 PM
not that its bad but matchbox wouldnt be in the top 100 places to go in dc...its completely standard fare

in penn quarter id do proof which is really really good...corderoy used to be one of my favorite restaurants in the city when it was downtown...its since moved to penn quarter and i have heard isnt quite as good but im still sure its more than worth going

ps7's is also not bad and they have arguably the bext mixologist in the city...their bar is awesome for happy hour if you can get in....as previously mentioned zatinya is not a bad choice either

all these are infintely better than matchbox
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Post by: phattymatty on July 20, 2010, 10:48:01 PM
yeah food wise it's nothing amazing but still good.  wouldn;t go out of my way unless i was already in the area and its a good crowd usually. and yeah i like proof. have never been to corduroy.

zatinya is the shtein though, but you need to like Mediterranean food...lamb, seafood, veggie dishes and shtein. not a steak and potato place.
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Post by: ice grillin you on July 21, 2010, 07:13:21 AM
yeah zatinya is not for everyone...actually id never go back cause its not my cup of tea food wise but you cant question its quality
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Post by: Diomedes on July 21, 2010, 04:19:25 PM
is Marrakesh any good any more?  it's been like fifteen years since I had a great night there.
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Post by: rjs246 on July 21, 2010, 04:31:22 PM
is Marrakesh any good any more?  it's been like fifteen years since I had a great night there.

I've only been there once but it was amazing.
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Post by: PhillyGirl on July 21, 2010, 04:49:12 PM
Any Indian food fans here?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: hbionic on July 21, 2010, 04:50:40 PM
Indian food is good....just have to get used to the fact they use a form of yogurt in their meals.
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Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 21, 2010, 06:47:25 PM
No, but there was 4 Indian ladies in the gym this morning and the place farging reeked.
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Post by: phattymatty on July 21, 2010, 06:59:00 PM
is Marrakesh any good any more?  it's been like fifteen years since I had a great night there.

that place hasn't changed in years. it's run by terrorists, and i'm not being racist, it's actual terrorist ties. you learn some shtein in the real estate industry. but i was there like 5 years apart from each other and nothing changed. same 7 courses, same fat belly dancers. but it's still a fun experience if you've never been there. if you bring a country folk who has never experienced the foreigners it's fun but if it's someone who has been to good restaurants before its probably not worth it.
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Post by: phattymatty on July 21, 2010, 07:01:43 PM
Any Indian food fans here?

YES. paneer is the best thing in the universe. my ex's dad made the best homemade paneer and chicken tikka.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: DH on July 23, 2010, 09:01:07 AM
So, I made it to Hell Burger for lunch on Wednesday..not a bad burger, but nothing to write home about. I forgot the name of it, but I got the one w jalepenos, monterey jack and guac..like i said, nothing crazy but shtein, it filled me up. The sweet potato fries were pretty slammin too. We ended up doing dinner at some hotel restaurant, also in Arlington before heading to G'town for a bit. Loved that area..especially off teh main drag a bit - the rowhomes were sweet, and I don't think I've ever driven down such quiet roads..almost eery.

I hadn't been to Arlington since I was a kid, and I was very, very impressed with it. Nice, clean city and there seemed to be ladies everywhere. I'm pretty psyched since I'll be spending a ton of time down there in the next few years.
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Post by: rjs246 on July 23, 2010, 09:15:30 AM
The whole DC area is filled with hot young women. Enjoy.
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Post by: Diomedes on July 23, 2010, 09:16:46 AM
Unfortunately, most of them are over-educated self-obsessed post-feminist bitches.
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Post by: rjs246 on July 23, 2010, 09:18:57 AM
That's actually the opposite of what I experienced there. Maybe you just drive women away with your surly face.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: DH on July 23, 2010, 09:27:29 AM
They really were everywhere - and friendly too...While I was down there, I was thinking if mattys storys are all accurate, kudos to him.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on July 23, 2010, 09:32:08 AM
any matty story you hear, replace the hot young girls with creepy old men and you should be good to go
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: DH on July 23, 2010, 09:35:46 AM
then judging by pictures, that creepy old man had some nice mantits
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on July 23, 2010, 09:39:14 AM
yeah, they can have pretty nice ones somtime
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Post by: ice grillin you on July 24, 2010, 12:48:11 PM
rhino bar in georgetown dh...best eagle bar in the country
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on July 26, 2010, 02:27:05 PM
http://www.upperdecksportsgrill.com/  This beats it, entire top of the building is birds fans
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on July 27, 2010, 03:21:32 AM
I went to a Peruvian buffet today and had some bomb ass ceviche and a bunch of other crap that I don't know the names of but pretty much everything was farging delicious.  The meal was like 15 soles which comes out to about 5 green backs.  Food and booze are cheap as hell down here.  No wonder Phreak loves it.  Well, that and the women are smoking. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on July 27, 2010, 12:42:39 PM
theres a place in rockville md called el mariachi that has a seafood burrito that is all world and one of the three or four best dishes ive ever eaten anywhere...its unfortunate that its in rockville md because this means  that less than  1% of the people i have or will ever meet will get to experience it...anyway i just had one for lunch and i needed to share its greatness
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Post by: paco on July 27, 2010, 01:36:42 PM
my previous office was next to the verizon center. if you need to stay in that area hit zatinya or matchbox or taylor gourmet for food and rocket bar for $3 PBRs. theres also a BBQ place there that is supposed to be good but i've not been. it's an ok area but yeah it's the most generic chinatown in the country and there are many better sections to spend time.

Capital Q?

I was there yesterday for the first time for lunch, and I probably had to run to the can 4 times this morning.

Needless to say, I had it again for lunch today.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 27, 2010, 08:28:39 PM
I went to a Peruvian buffet today and had some bomb ass ceviche and a bunch of other crap that I don't know the names of but pretty much everything was farging delicious.  The meal was like 15 soles which comes out to about 5 green backs.  Food and booze are cheap as hell down here.  No wonder Phreak loves it.  Well, that and the women are smoking. 

Jealous of you.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on July 28, 2010, 02:19:19 AM


Capital Q?

I was there yesterday for the first time for lunch, and I probably had to run to the can 4 times this morning.

Needless to say, I had it again for lunch today.

yeah thats it, ive never been there but i hear its ok.

you dumab bastich why dont you call my cell and get the real dc experience.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on August 06, 2010, 08:17:29 PM
me and my girls (met fan die) phillies mets opener meal.....so good


(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs144.ash2/40557_1576027281051_1246659021_31602635_2153904_n.jpg)
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Post by: Diomedes on August 06, 2010, 09:32:45 PM
you cooked that? 

yummm
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on August 06, 2010, 09:34:08 PM
word

is there anything better than bbq shrimp

farg they are good
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on August 06, 2010, 09:42:57 PM
I'd put bbq pork above shrimp, but let's not nitpick
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on August 06, 2010, 09:45:12 PM
i mean grilled shrimp.....i wouldnt put bbq sauce on the tip of my bird
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on August 06, 2010, 09:46:10 PM
I know what you mean..that pic is obviously grilled food, not grilled food drowned in sugar mesquite

I'm with you all the way
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on August 06, 2010, 09:55:05 PM
The ladyfriend's people are staying with us for a couple of weeks and cooking every night. Holy shtein I am eating like a king.

They also come bearing gifts so I have been farging cooked out of my head for a week.

Sometimes shtein ain't so bad.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on August 07, 2010, 11:52:18 AM
the smell of shrimp cooking on the grill makes me nauseous.  Smells like burning fingernails
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on August 07, 2010, 12:15:44 PM
your mother made you nauseous

shrimp grilling nauseates you
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on August 07, 2010, 12:34:05 PM
if they dont have the shells on them they smell great cooking no matter where. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on August 07, 2010, 08:53:49 PM
im kinda sure no one has any idea what you are talking about
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on August 07, 2010, 10:15:51 PM
lol @ the green beans.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on August 08, 2010, 07:24:14 AM
are you kidding?  those beans look great

none for you!
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on August 08, 2010, 09:57:42 AM
no, they look delicious... just completely out of place on that plate of arterial-clogging death.
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Post by: shorebird on August 08, 2010, 10:00:39 AM
Damn!! My stomachs growling just looking at that plate. Grilled deliciousness all over the place.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on August 08, 2010, 10:04:06 AM
im kinda sure no one has any idea what you are talking about
i realized that quickly.  Apparently i'm the only person who's smelled burning fingernails and such.  Fun stuff. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on August 08, 2010, 10:23:27 AM
just eat around the burnt cuticles
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on August 08, 2010, 11:58:42 AM
So the chicks in the house asked me what I wanted for dinner because they were going to the market this morning and I told them barbeque & sauteed green beans.

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on August 08, 2010, 03:35:34 PM
Dinner at Havas' house...when is it?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on August 08, 2010, 03:45:21 PM
its grilled asparagus dick noses
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on August 08, 2010, 04:20:48 PM
looks like green beans there sweetness.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on August 08, 2010, 05:07:27 PM
grilled asparagus is yummy too

when are you gonna host the :CF cookout pops?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on August 08, 2010, 05:19:02 PM
sept 12 here.....

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1936/29/98/1246659021/n1246659021_30258642_9672.jpg)
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on August 08, 2010, 05:21:11 PM
wouldn't you know it...my calender is blocked solid that day:  errands

oh well
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on August 08, 2010, 06:48:44 PM
sept 12 here.....

Sweet
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on August 28, 2010, 07:23:02 PM
I had kobe beef sushi tonight from a Japanese steak house and it was unbelievable.  It had seared rare Kobe beef, cheese, scallions wrapped in egg.  Two huge pieces for $2 per plate.

I thought it was a mistake because they color-code the plates according to price, but nope.  Two bucks per plate.

I had four plates or eight pieces in total.  Nom nom...
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: hbionic on August 28, 2010, 07:29:43 PM
I had kobe beef sushi tonight from a Japanese steak house and it was unbelievable.  It had seared rare Kobe beef, cheese, scallions wrapped in egg.  Two huge pieces for $2 per plate.

I thought it was a mistake because they color-code the plates according to price, but nope.  Two bucks per plate.

I had four plates or eight pieces in total.  Nom nom...

Nom nom? Where you talking to your 2 year old? Nom nom? I am appalled by your posty wosty.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 28, 2010, 07:47:37 PM
If it was $2, it wasn't really Kobe.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on August 29, 2010, 10:43:24 AM
You're right.  It was squirrel meat.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 29, 2010, 01:25:03 PM
More likely some sort of canine.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: charlie on August 30, 2010, 09:29:02 AM
i would be leery of any sushi that was only $1/peice
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on August 30, 2010, 02:52:30 PM
I'm personally leery of anyone who misspells piece.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: charlie on August 30, 2010, 03:21:50 PM
Well I never asked you to trust me on anything, and I don't want to eat fancy hamburger sushi, so we're all good.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on August 30, 2010, 03:51:44 PM
I'm personally leery of anyone who misspells piece.

But totally trusting of someone who gives you $2 kobe. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 30, 2010, 04:20:33 PM
Clearly, Rome is a guy who loses his capacity for judgment with raw meat under his nose.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on August 30, 2010, 05:12:02 PM
Too bad he doesn't lose his gag reflex too. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on August 30, 2010, 05:50:39 PM
viewing photos of your gargoyle like face would cure that problem.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: hbionic on August 30, 2010, 05:53:14 PM
viewing photos of your gargoyle like face would cure that problem.

This is what Sarge literally looks like...without the 'chy-nees' writing and a Dakota head growing out of his chest.

(http://content6.flixster.com/photo/10/19/10/10191088_gal.jpg)
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on August 30, 2010, 06:44:21 PM
viewing photos of your gargoyle like face would cure that problem.

Then pull one out of your wallet.  I know you keep pics of me in there. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on August 30, 2010, 06:45:06 PM
viewing photos of your gargoyle like face would cure that problem.

This is what Sarge literally looks like...without the 'chy-nees' writing and a Dakota head growing out of his chest.

(http://content6.flixster.com/photo/10/19/10/10191088_gal.jpg)

ha!  I think our chins look alike. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on August 30, 2010, 06:46:50 PM
viewing photos of your gargoyle like face would cure that problem.

Then pull one out of your wallet.  I know you keep pics of me in there. 

Busted.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: smeags on August 31, 2010, 03:42:34 PM
Mickey d's - the fries were dreamy
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Post by: AO1 on August 31, 2010, 05:19:12 PM
Ate at Steve and Cookies in Margate. It's an upper class beach restaurant but the food was stellar.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on August 31, 2010, 06:44:50 PM
had a really good fish taco from Jay's Crab Shack in Ocean City, New Jersey this weekend.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on September 03, 2010, 07:38:50 PM
Had a kick-ass burger tonight.
Toppings = "hoop" cheese, chili, slaw, bacon, lettuce, onion, tomato, bbq sauce
Side = Sweet potato fries

Burrrrrrrp
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on September 25, 2010, 12:22:31 PM
Restaurant.com has their 80% off johnson going: enter code "AUTUMN" at checkout.

Also, their certificates never expire now.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: DH on September 26, 2010, 01:59:34 AM
Had dinner at the angus barn in raleigh last night..holy shtein it was good..the butternut squash soup was like a 14 on a 10 scale
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on September 26, 2010, 06:55:45 AM
I love butternut squash.  Acorn squash too.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on September 26, 2010, 10:00:35 AM
Had dinner at the angus barn in raleigh last night..holy shtein it was good..the butternut squash soup was like a 14 on a 10 scale

Shut up.  Everyone knows Raleigh is bullshtein MA and even our best restaurants can't compare to the worst restaurants in the northeast.  Duh.
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Post by: Diomedes on September 26, 2010, 10:05:03 AM
(http://www.woodcraft.com/Images/products/11Q43.jpg)
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: DH on September 26, 2010, 11:31:28 AM
au confrere monfreire..this was as good as any meal I can remember I've had in some time in NYC

that said, I was at a pretty slamming Brazilian steakhouse in manhattan this week and shall be going back much sooner than later
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on September 28, 2010, 09:12:15 AM
doesnt get much more MA than brazillian steakhouses...they are like upscale golden corrals
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on September 28, 2010, 09:55:14 AM
I ate at a Brazilian Steakhouse in Brazil, is that still considered MA? Just curious as to how that works.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on September 28, 2010, 10:03:41 AM
Anything that is all-you-can-eat is MA, no matter where you eat it or what it is.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on September 28, 2010, 10:07:19 AM
Anything that is all-you-can-eat is MA, no matter where you eat it or what it is.

spot on

middle americans go to brazlillian steakhouses for their one or two times a year "big nite out"...then usually finish up the evening at dave and busters or something..its like if they are going to spend over 20 bucks for dinner it better god damn be all you can eat
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: DH on September 28, 2010, 03:36:43 PM
I didnt pick up the tab, but this was no $20 meal. Nothing MA about this joint at all.
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Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 28, 2010, 07:14:17 PM
Anything that is all-you-can-eat is MA, no matter where you eat it or what it is.

spot on

middle americans go to brazlillian steakhouses for their one or two times a year "big nite out"...then usually finish up the evening at dave and busters or something..its like if they are going to spend over 20 bucks for dinner it better god damn be all you can eat

I though Red Lobster was MA's night out?!

There's one down here that will cost you a bill fifty a person...definitely not MA.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on September 28, 2010, 07:18:27 PM
Apparently, you kids can't read.  The point is that MA loves them some buffet under $20 (can you say Golden Corral?) but when they really want to splurge, they pony up for a more expensive version of Golden Corral... The Brazilian steakhouse.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Munson on September 28, 2010, 07:22:02 PM
Phreak, everyone knows Red Lobster is not MA....it's Black Lobster


Olive Garden is MA's night out
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on September 28, 2010, 07:36:57 PM
Wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Munson on September 28, 2010, 07:45:49 PM
Applebees?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Tomahawk on October 04, 2010, 03:39:38 PM
Ate lunch at a place called the Tilted Kilt. Food was alright I guess

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:0AeO4WPSDXMxRM:http://www.harrahs.com/images/Property/rlv/dining/tiltedKilt_300x225.jpg)
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: shorebird on October 04, 2010, 04:52:53 PM
Anything that is all-you-can-eat is MA, no matter where you eat it or what it is.

Is the General's Kitchen still on the boardwalk at O.C.? Great smorgasbord there. Theres a restaurant on the shore in Federalsburg that has a killer seafood buffet. I likes the Phillips Crab House's buffet also. And then theres the Old Country Buffet....

Damn, guess I am middle American.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on October 12, 2010, 08:43:50 AM
Anyone eaten at Buddakan? I'm going Saturday night, had to book 2 weeks in advance and I still didn't get the time slot I wanted.


I eat with a fork
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Post by: reese125 on October 12, 2010, 09:47:18 AM
you'll come out of there impressed. nothing bad on the menu as its been one of the top spots for years.

dont sleep on the "angry lobster".
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on October 12, 2010, 09:52:00 AM
yeah i've been there a bunch...and it's true there's nothing bad on the menu but i don't think it lives up to the hype as one of the best places in philly.  it's a cool atmosphere though and really good drinks. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on October 12, 2010, 10:15:36 AM
yeah i've been there a bunch...and it's true there's nothing bad on the menu but i don't think it lives up to the hype as one of the best places in philly.  it's a cool atmosphere though and really good drinks. 

I'm a beer guy and this may sound pretentious but I like Sapporo with my Asian food, what do you recommend as far as mixed drinks go because a few other people have told me the same thing. Menu link (http://www.buddakan.com/dinner.pdf)
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Zanshin on October 12, 2010, 11:08:35 AM
Sam Adams is great with Asian food for no particular reason. Sapporo is a little too light for me.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on October 12, 2010, 11:21:19 AM
yeah i don't do the super fruity cocktails either but i remember the drinks being pretty stiff.  and if you're going with ladies i know we usually get a pitcher or two if their sangria, it's pretty good and not crazy sweet.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on October 12, 2010, 11:50:56 AM
buddakan was never known as a top restaurant...it was a place to be seen

and to see pat burrell bawling women in the bathrooms
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on October 12, 2010, 11:52:47 AM
buddakan was never known as a top restaurant...it was a place to be seen

So you've never eaten there and have no idea
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on October 12, 2010, 11:55:17 AM
i have eaten there....and it was never even a top ten restaurant in the city

i
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Post by: smeags on October 12, 2010, 12:07:07 PM
Quote
Buddakan - Stephen Starr’s Buddakan is a spectacular restaurant featuring exotic flavors of modern Asian cuisine with creativity and drama. Named one of “America's Top 50 Restaurants" by Travel & Leisure and 'Top Restaurant for Fun' by Gourmet, Buddakan has become one of the country's most talked about restaurants. Also voted Philly’s most popular restaurant by Zagat Survey 2010.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on October 12, 2010, 12:14:31 PM
lol @ travel and leisure

zahav
vetri
pub and kitchen
amada
pumpkin
little fish
gayle
fork
el vez
oyster house
marigold

just off the top of the dome without even thinking those all destroy buddakhan....buddakhan is for suburbanites to say they went somewhere neat in philly...its not a place to eat a great meal...in fact and i could be wrong on this i dont believe buddak even cracked philly mags top 50 restaurants
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: reese125 on October 12, 2010, 12:17:34 PM
you dont have a 2 week waiting list for this many years if your food is not good.

and Buddakhan was never a place "to be seen"..maybe in new york..but not in philly. pat burrell has been seen at the irish rover too..doesnt mean call Zagat asap.

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on October 12, 2010, 12:26:38 PM
im not saying its not good its just nothing special and there might be upwards of a 100 restaurants in the delaware valley better than buddakhan....its a great place for people who dont know what great food is...if that makes sense
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: smeags on October 12, 2010, 12:29:31 PM
 :-D
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: General_Failure on October 12, 2010, 12:39:50 PM
I'm constantly amazed at the kinds of stupid shtein IGY is willing to argue about.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: smeags on October 12, 2010, 12:41:57 PM
igy should write a biography so we all know how to live the perfect life.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on October 12, 2010, 12:43:56 PM
my life writes itself
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on October 12, 2010, 01:16:07 PM
I'm constantly amazed at the kinds of stupid shtein IGY is willing to argue about.

His response prompted my "I eat with a fork" disclaimer. I knew the rest of this was coming.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: smeags on October 12, 2010, 01:28:11 PM
I'm constantly amazed at the kinds of stupid shtein IGY is willing to argue about.

His response prompted my "I eat with a fork" disclaimer. I knew the rest of this was coming.


so how was your experience at the great place for people who dont know what great food is ?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on October 12, 2010, 01:30:09 PM
I'll give an honest review when I'm finished. I'm eating there for free so I have nothing invested except valet parking and maybe a tip if I run my bill over $150 (it's me and my girl but I like to indulge)
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: smeags on October 12, 2010, 01:32:27 PM
I'll give an honest review when I'm finished. I'm eating there for free so I have nothing invested except valet parking and maybe a tip if I run my bill over $150 (it's me and my girl but I like to indulge)

my bad, thought your original post on it was from last friday.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on October 12, 2010, 06:37:25 PM
Buddakhan is the Citizen Kane of Philly restaurants.

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on October 13, 2010, 04:27:10 PM
Mom was in Houston for a wedding this weekend, brought home some Papasitos chips and salsa.  Forgot how good the salsa was with the chipotle
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on October 13, 2010, 04:35:24 PM
Just don't take your new truck to the Houston area.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 13, 2010, 07:54:24 PM
lol

I wish I had some Pappasito's and some rims right about now.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on October 17, 2010, 06:44:22 PM
im not saying its not good its just nothing special and there might be upwards of a 100 restaurants in the delaware valley better than buddakhan....its a great place for people who dont know what great food is...if that makes sense

It's pretty amazing but I completely understand what you're talking about. It's a bunch of high society types who are more into the scene than they are the food.

My Buddakan review:
Drinks: Guilt - Champagne, Grand Marnier, Blood Orange Juice
Wasn't bad, I drank beer and snuck sips from my girls because everyone kept saying they have good mixed drinks. I didn't think it was anything special.

Apps:
Crispy Shrimp And Scallop Spring Rolls plum sauce, spicy mustard -- Was good to very good, but nothing special
King Crab Tempura with ponzu sauce -- biggest disappointment of the night. The sauce tasted like Italian dressing with too much vinegar. You could hardly taste the crab because the tempura drowned the flavor. Tempura failed to enhance the flavor, which is it's sole purpose.

Entrees:
Glazed Alaskan Black Cod with Chilli Eggplant and Black Bean Relish -- Cod was the best thing we ate all night. It was phenominal.

Filet Mignon - Meh. I've had better filet at Longhorns. They gave you Tako Chips which are basically thin tortillas with a bland sauce. The sauce for the filet was very average.

Sides: Wasabi Mashed Potatoes -- Very good mashed potatoes with a flavor kick. Different but good.

The restaurant is cool but it's loud as hell. From the pictures it looked quiet and serene. Overall it wouldn't crack my top 50 restaurants I've ever eaten at.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: smeags on October 18, 2010, 11:58:43 AM
so igy was right then, budakkan is the anti-christ ?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on October 18, 2010, 01:14:17 PM
Pretty much. I wouldn't call it horrible but I wouldn't eat there on my own coin.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: smeags on October 18, 2010, 03:25:39 PM
only big name asian food resturant i have eaten at was p.f. changs. it was, ok.

i'd much rather hit smaller joints like szechuan east at red lion and veree rds.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: smeags on October 20, 2010, 12:44:05 PM
just ate my $.88 banquet lunch. mexican style ckicken type meat enchilada meal with rice.

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Tomahawk on October 20, 2010, 01:17:21 PM
That banquet shtein is disgusting but it's so dirt cheap that I'll buy 10 of them at a time and eat it when I'm blackout drunk
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: smeags on October 20, 2010, 01:22:21 PM
yeah, some of the stuff is ok but you're getting what you pay for. i just can't justify paying $9 for a shorti sized cheese steak and fries. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on October 20, 2010, 01:24:21 PM
for a cheap as shtein lunch at work you cant beat michelini's

like any frozen its disgusting but they are a buck each at my grocery store

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Hawk on October 20, 2010, 01:27:07 PM
I had lunch this week at Taylor's in DC.  It's run by Philly guys apparently, and all the sandwiches are named after street and places in Philly... pretty cool.. and the sandwiches are good, albeit expensive.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: smeags on October 20, 2010, 01:35:49 PM
I had lunch this week at Taylor's in DC.  It's run by Philly guys apparently, and all the sandwiches are named after street and places in Philly... pretty cool.. and the sandwiches are good, albeit expensive.

do they have an osage ave sammich ? i assume if they do it's a toasted one.
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Post by: Hawk on October 20, 2010, 01:39:47 PM
http://www.taylorgourmet.com/#/Menu
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Post by: phattymatty on October 20, 2010, 01:50:26 PM
get the pattison ave.  good shtein.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on October 20, 2010, 01:54:00 PM
they are good especially for dc but they are ridiculously priced for the their size
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Hawk on October 20, 2010, 01:59:32 PM
they are good especially for dc but they are ridiculously priced for the their size

Yeah.. exactly.. this city is absurdly overpriced.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: DH on October 20, 2010, 02:14:12 PM
sweet...ill be in DC all next week - will definitely check it out.
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Post by: DH on October 20, 2010, 02:16:59 PM
now that im looking at the menu, i coulda sworn i read about this place in philly mag a year or two back..i think it was a converted crackhouse actually.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: smeags on October 20, 2010, 02:18:21 PM
now that im looking at the menu, i coulda sworn i read about this place in philly mag a year or two back..i think it was a converted crackhouse actually.

former mayor barry should know it well then.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on October 20, 2010, 02:18:51 PM
Wait, a Marion Barry joke? In 2010? Wow.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: smeags on October 20, 2010, 02:21:19 PM
Wait, a Marion Barry joke? In 2010? Wow.

he's timeless
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Post by: DH on October 20, 2010, 02:34:07 PM
Timeless:

(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/8672/katyperryelmo.gif)

Not so timeless:

(http://www.thenoseonyourface.com/images/barry_3.jpg)
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on October 20, 2010, 02:37:14 PM
he's still a city councilman here.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: DH on October 20, 2010, 02:43:09 PM
i stand corrected then.
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Post by: ice grillin you on October 20, 2010, 02:47:00 PM
i posted the article on the board

and yeah it was the first or one of the first stores to begin the gentrification of its neighborhood

theres actually two of them in the city now
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: DH on October 20, 2010, 02:49:15 PM
thought so..ill have the corporate amex all week - you know ill be stoppin in there once or twice.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on October 20, 2010, 02:53:25 PM
the one youll go to most likely wont be that one...their second location is right downtown and probably much closer to where you will be
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: smeags on October 20, 2010, 02:58:49 PM
he's still a city councilman here.


 :-D
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: reese125 on October 27, 2010, 01:01:12 PM
im not saying its not good its just nothing special and there might be upwards of a 100 restaurants in the delaware valley better than buddakhan....its a great place for people who dont know what great food is...if that makes sense

It's pretty amazing but I completely understand what you're talking about. It's a bunch of high society types who are more into the scene than they are the food.

My Buddakan review:
Drinks: Guilt - Champagne, Grand Marnier, Blood Orange Juice
Wasn't bad, I drank beer and snuck sips from my girls because everyone kept saying they have good mixed drinks. I didn't think it was anything special.

Apps:
Crispy Shrimp And Scallop Spring Rolls plum sauce, spicy mustard -- Was good to very good, but nothing special
King Crab Tempura with ponzu sauce -- biggest disappointment of the night. The sauce tasted like Italian dressing with too much vinegar. You could hardly taste the crab because the tempura drowned the flavor. Tempura failed to enhance the flavor, which is it's sole purpose.

Entrees:
Glazed Alaskan Black Cod with Chilli Eggplant and Black Bean Relish -- Cod was the best thing we ate all night. It was phenominal.

Filet Mignon - Meh. I've had better filet at Longhorns. They gave you Tako Chips which are basically thin tortillas with a bland sauce. The sauce for the filet was very average.

Sides: Wasabi Mashed Potatoes -- Very good mashed potatoes with a flavor kick. Different but good.

The restaurant is cool but it's loud as hell. From the pictures it looked quiet and serene. Overall it wouldn't crack my top 50 restaurants I've ever eaten at.

By the way, Ill be honest and say I went here last Friday with the wife and I was thoroughly unimpressed. So unimpressed that when the manager came to do his rounds of asking how everything was I told him what was up. It turns out they changed head chefs 8 months ago and it made a huge difference. half the shtein they used to have on the menu were no longer there. not to mention their signature dish the "angry lobster" was gone.

Majority of the apps were average, some really good..but not what want when you're paying top dollar... and the core entrees did not come close to my expectations. So yes, right now Buddakhan is the antichrist.


Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 27, 2010, 03:09:44 PM
Just ate at some MA joint and had a sammich called 3 Little Piggies.  Breaded pork tenderloin, bacon and cooked ham topped with a fried egg and cheese.  8/10. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: smeags on October 27, 2010, 03:34:18 PM
Thanks for the stiffy sarge.
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Post by: Sgt PSN on October 27, 2010, 03:43:16 PM
Mouthgasm 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: smeags on October 27, 2010, 03:49:55 PM
i may make that. what kid of bread was it on ?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: General_Failure on October 27, 2010, 03:54:58 PM
Pork loaf.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 27, 2010, 07:17:15 PM
i may make that. what kid of bread was it on ?

It was on some sort of fancy-type bun......maybe Wonder Bread? 

Seriously though, I don't remember what it was called.  I have no problems going back for another though and will gladly take better notes for you. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 27, 2010, 08:02:30 PM
i may make that. what kid of bread was it on ?

use texas toast...good stuff
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on October 29, 2010, 09:33:21 PM
there's a little german joint around the corner from the house that we go to occasionally called the european cafe.

got take-out from there tonight and had weiner schnitzel, sauteed german-style potatoes & onions & a six pack of spaten.

burp...
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: charlie on October 29, 2010, 09:34:58 PM
there's a little german joint around the corner from the house that we go to occasionally called the european cafe.

got take-out from there tonight and had weiner schnitzel, sauteed german-style potatoes & onions & a six pack of spaten.

burp...

What's it called the rest of the time?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on October 29, 2010, 09:37:07 PM
farg you, icehole.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on October 30, 2010, 07:32:51 AM
I'm ruined for "German" food in America after only one week in Munich.  Don't ever go, Rome.  The European Cafe would be ruined!
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on November 02, 2010, 03:20:56 PM
i'm eating a mcRib right now for the first time.  oddly good.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: DH on November 02, 2010, 03:36:48 PM
im pretty sure mcd's is not considered a restuarant..im also pretty sure thiis comment is gonna start a 3 page arguement betwixt igy and toddy on what is and what is not considered a true restaurant. ready...go!
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on November 02, 2010, 03:42:02 PM
i dont even know what "real" or "true" restaurant means
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on November 02, 2010, 03:42:14 PM
none of that concerns me. i also didn't finish my McRib and still feel ill.  
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: DH on November 02, 2010, 03:43:41 PM
i dont either, im just bored as farg. carry on.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on November 02, 2010, 03:51:54 PM
i cant talk about mcdonalds without mentioning the amount of tarter sauce on the filet fish these days

the "fish" patty has shrunk by approximately 100% in the last 10 years id say...but they forgot to at the same time scale back on the tarter sauce

even when the pattys were their original size youd have to wipe the bun on the wrapper to discard the copious amounts of tarter...now its just outlandish how much is on the sandwich
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: General_Failure on November 02, 2010, 03:55:54 PM
the "fish" patty has shrunk by approximately 100% in the last 10 years id say

You should really leave math to Jewnior.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 02, 2010, 05:35:03 PM
The McRib is delicious, and I'm disappointed in phattypants.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on November 02, 2010, 05:52:48 PM
I'm ruined for "German" food in America after only one week in Munich.  Don't ever go, Rome.  The European Cafe would be ruined!

nevermind that.    did you wear your freddie mitchell jersey to hofbrauhaus?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 02, 2010, 06:13:43 PM
MISSED OPPORTUNITY!

Thankfully, I'm going to Vegas this weekend, so I can hit up THEIR Hofbrauhaus.  Or, I can get my picture in front of the Bellagio fountain or the Luxor sphinx.  Only, I already donated the Freddie Mitchell jersey to the Good Will.  So, I'll have to go with Nate Allen, Trent Cole, Randall Cunningham, or Stew Bradley.

By the way, we should have a photochop contest with the Phreak pic on macchu pichu.

And to tie all this up in a pretty little bow, the last time I had a McRib?  May.  In Munich.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on November 02, 2010, 06:22:33 PM
i cant talk about mcdonalds without mentioning the amount of tarter sauce on the filet fish these days

the "fish" patty has shrunk by approximately 100% in the last 10 years id say...but they forgot to at the same time scale back on the tarter sauce

even when the pattys were their original size youd have to wipe the bun on the wrapper to discard the copious amounts of tarter...now its just outlandish how much is on the sandwich

What's outlandish is that you go to the oldest hamburger chain in the world and order a fish sammich along with the fact that you have a terrible understanding of exactly what would happen if you reduced somethings size by 100%.

the "fish" patty has shrunk by approximately 100% in the last 10 years id say

You should really leave math to Jewnior.

Boom
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on November 02, 2010, 07:13:29 PM
MISSED OPPORTUNITY!

Thankfully, I'm going to Vegas this weekend, so I can hit up THEIR Hofbrauhaus.  Or, I can get my picture in front of the Bellagio fountain or the Luxor sphinx.  Only, I already donated the Freddie Mitchell jersey to the Good Will.  So, I'll have to go with Nate Allen, Trent Cole, Randall Cunningham, or Stew Bradley.

By the way, we should have a photochop contest with the Phreak pic on macchu pichu.

And to tie all this up in a pretty little bow, the last time I had a McRib?  May.  In Munich.

Pic in the Stew Bradley with a toothless meth-head.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on November 14, 2010, 01:48:11 PM
ate dinner this weekend in philly at supper...awesome modern american menu...i highly reccommend it

http://www.supperphilly.com/restaurant.shtml


finally made it up to mcnallys as well for the og schmitter...schmitter was outstanding but not as good as this crab and corn chowder they had....was one of the best soups ive ever had...anyway it was a really cool bar

schmitter...

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1145.snc4/148752_1723880577291_1246659021_31933974_7590105_n.jpg)


goat steak at steves...

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1145.snc4/148752_1723880537290_1246659021_31933973_7941063_n.jpg)
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 14, 2010, 02:10:52 PM
Steve's is my favorite.  So it can't be yours too.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on November 14, 2010, 02:19:38 PM
Steve's is the most over rated cheesesteak in the city.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: MDS on November 14, 2010, 02:20:18 PM
if steves was in west philly it wouldnt be his favorite

northeast ghetto pollack hotspot what
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on November 14, 2010, 02:20:42 PM
if overrated means the best then i agree
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on November 14, 2010, 02:21:26 PM
There's one 2 minutes from my house yet it's like my 5th or 6th option as far as cheesesteaks go.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: MDS on November 14, 2010, 02:39:08 PM
it begins and ends with johns roast pork

any other opinion is a. wrong and b. is grounds for removal from philly
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 14, 2010, 02:43:11 PM
Is that why you're in Mexico now?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: MDS on November 14, 2010, 02:44:12 PM
i wish i had as good a reason as that
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on November 14, 2010, 04:30:31 PM
that roll looks awful.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: MMH on November 14, 2010, 05:24:45 PM
Had dinner at Phoenicia Restaurant, in Highland Park, IL.  Carrot soup was incredible, as was the Osso Buco.

Reasonably priced as well.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on November 22, 2010, 07:14:45 PM
I had lunch at Five Guys today.  I can't eat that shtein very much for obvious reasons but I had the double cheese with bacon, mushrooms & lettuce/tomato and it was insanely delicious.

At $5.99/burger it's a ridiculous bargain considering what you actually get for your money.

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on November 22, 2010, 07:56:09 PM
I had a bacon double with cheese fried onions and hot sauce and a small fries from 5 guys prior to game time. It didn't sit well but it was delicious. They just opened one 5 minutes from my house, it's always packed. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: The BIGSTUD on November 22, 2010, 08:28:15 PM
WIP never stops raving about that place. I've never been there. I don't like eating that junk but if it truly is great maybe I'd try it one of these days. Do they just make burgers or do they have chicken sandwiches too?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Susquehanna Birder on November 22, 2010, 08:44:24 PM
Stopped in the Iron Hill Brewery today for lunch. The food was pretty good, but the beer sampler was somewhat underwhelming.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Munson on November 22, 2010, 08:47:53 PM
Food's def good there.

I also was not completely enamored with the beer sampler. I think I liked one out of the 5 they let me try.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on November 23, 2010, 09:24:34 AM
WIP never stops raving about that place. I've never been there. I don't like eating that junk but if it truly is great maybe I'd try it one of these days. Do they just make burgers or do they have chicken sandwiches too?

This might be the worst post in the history of the internet.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on November 23, 2010, 09:34:07 AM
Chciken sammiches are good, but you don't go into a burger joint and order one until you've had every burger in the menu.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on November 23, 2010, 09:37:54 AM
He mentions WIP. He says he's never been to a Five Guys. He implicitly defers to a message board to help him make a decision about whether he should go to a burger joint or not. Then he asks if they have chicken sandwiches.

Failure abounds.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: BigEd76 on November 23, 2010, 10:47:03 AM
No chicken.  It's a simple menu:  burgers, hot dogs, fries, soda, GTFO

http://www.fiveguys.com/menu.aspx

Quote
The large size [fries] packs in 1,464 calories and 71 grams of fat -- but if you've ever eaten at Five Guys, you know they basically hand you a grocery bag of fries.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: smeags on November 23, 2010, 11:33:12 AM
I had a bacon double with cheese fried onions and hot sauce and a small fries from 5 guys prior to game time. It didn't sit well but it was delicious. They just opened one 5 minutes from my house, it's always packed. 


whoa wait, where ?!?!?!?!?!?!? i have one by work but i could always take one more step closer to a heart attack.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: BigEd76 on November 23, 2010, 11:55:00 AM
There's one on Street Rd. and one in Ewing near TCNJ
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Eagaholic on November 23, 2010, 12:17:42 PM
A couple of nights ago I went to a Brazilian restaurant. They had these wandering waiters with large skewers of different all kinds of meat. We had a tag on the table that was red on one side and green on the other. If you turned the red side up the meat waiters stayed away and the green side up meant they would come over and slice off a portion for you.

Seemed like there were dozens of these meat wanderers. They had chicken, sirloin, filet mignon, sausage, pork loin, a couple of lamb cuts, spare ribs, and a couple others. For the veggies they gave a plate of fried potato, plantain and yucca. All delicious but about as heavy/starchy as you can get, especially as a complement to the total meat fest. The meats from the grill were done just right for the most part.

The good news is I don't need to eat until next week. The bad news was the $95 tab for two. Price fix was only $29 per, but throw in a couple drinks, dessert, tip and it adds up. Nice to try once but for the price I wouldn't do it again, especially since the lady doesn't eat a whole lot.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on November 23, 2010, 12:22:46 PM
this is standard at any brazilian steak house but I really like the term meat wanderers and want to use it today somehow.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: smeags on November 23, 2010, 12:25:23 PM
There's one on Street Rd. and one in Ewing near TCNJ

yeah i know the one on street rd but that's in warmintster i believe. knowing where SD is i thought when he said minutes from his house he meant one closer than that.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Susquehanna Birder on November 23, 2010, 12:47:53 PM
this is standard at any brazilian steak house but I really like the term meat wanderers and want to use it today somehow.

I think the meat wanderers are pretty standard (kind of like orientals). I'm not sure they all use the red/green card thing.

I ate at Fogo on Chestnut a few years back, and I can't believe how full my stomach was after that meal.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Susquehanna Birder on November 23, 2010, 12:50:47 PM
Food's def good there.

I also was not completely enamored with the beer sampler. I think I liked one out of the 5 they let me try.

The first beer on the sampler was something out of the Michelob Ultra recipe book. Pretty nasty.

Of course, it doesn't help that I was drinking this on Sunday:

(http://milesdavisonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/beer.jpg)
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on November 23, 2010, 03:13:36 PM
I really like the term meat wanderers and want to use it today somehow.

This. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on November 23, 2010, 07:28:37 PM
He mentions WIP. He says he's never been to a Five Guys. He implicitly defers to a message board to help him make a decision about whether he should go to a burger joint or not. Then he asks if they have chicken sandwiches.

Failure abounds.

What's funny about this is I read this first without seeing the preceding post and thought you were talking about IGY.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on November 24, 2010, 07:17:22 AM
ive been to five guys and its underwhelming...no need to ever go back...its stuck in burger middle ground...its not awesomely fast foodie like a mcdonalds double cheeseburger and its not awesomely prime like a burger at a good restaurant with a soft brioche bun and top choice meat...it misses on both counts and thus is just bleh
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 24, 2010, 07:32:59 AM
its not awesomely fast foodie like a mcdonalds double cheeseburger

I'm hoping that "awesomely fast foodie" is a backhanded compliment.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on November 24, 2010, 07:34:10 AM
if you dont like mcdonalds double cheeseburgers then you are probably a terrorist

they are best when youy let them sit...

buy them
wrap them tight as possible in their bag
mush the bag a little
place on your counter top for 2-4 hours
then eat
then orgasm
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 24, 2010, 07:37:30 AM
I like a lot of disgusting greasy "food" and the McD's double is no exception.  I suppose that I will have to try to eat it the IGY way to appreciate the FULL experience, though.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on November 24, 2010, 07:40:07 AM
I like a lot of disgusting greasy "food" and the McD's double is no exception. 

yeah but for some reason mcdonalds double cheeses are exponentially better than anything else on their menu (cept filet o fish) and better than any other fast food ive ever had....i cant explain it
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on November 24, 2010, 07:44:28 AM
IGY just trumped King Cole's previous worst post ever. To the shock of no one.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: smeags on November 24, 2010, 08:08:08 AM
if you dont like mcdonalds double cheeseburgers then you are probably a terrorist

they are best when youy let them sit...

buy them
wrap them tight as possible in their bag
mush the bag a little
place on your counter top for 2-4 hours
then eat
then orgasm

wow, i thought i was the only one that did this.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Eagaholic on November 24, 2010, 08:13:19 AM
I really like the term meat wanderers and want to use it today somehow.

This.  

What do you all think about meat wanderer for Owen Schmitt's :CF nickname? I like Schmitt. It seems to fit and he's well deserving.

 meat wanderer              
(http://www.rotoworld.com/images/headshots/NFL/4908.jpg)
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on November 24, 2010, 08:17:25 AM
nickname fail
picture fail
post fail
life fail
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Eagaholic on November 24, 2010, 08:20:52 AM
anyone with an opinion that counts?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on November 24, 2010, 09:20:32 AM
Ha!
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on November 24, 2010, 09:29:46 AM
I hate to been seen agreeing with cousin vigy but no, I don't think "meat wanderer" works for Schmitt.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: charlie on November 24, 2010, 09:41:16 AM
its not awesomely fast foodie like a mcdonalds double cheeseburger

I'm hoping that "awesomely fast foodie" is a backhanded compliment.

McDonalds double cheeseburgers singlehandedly killed my gallbadder. Which is no longer in me... and I don't eat red meat anymore, but those are the one thing I still crave.



Which is a backhanded compliment, I think. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Eagaholic on November 24, 2010, 09:47:58 AM
I hate to been seen agreeing with cousin vigy but no, I don't think "meat wanderer" works for Schmitt.

ok you count, no meat wanderer
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: DH on November 24, 2010, 09:49:34 AM
wendys double stack > mcd's double cheese
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: shorebird on November 24, 2010, 09:52:20 AM
Berger King's doubles are the shtein.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: smeags on November 24, 2010, 10:54:06 AM
i like both the BK and wendy's double cheese but neither are as good as mcd's.

mcdonalds does four things right, their fries - the QP - the double cheese and the sausage mcuffin n egg.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: DH on November 24, 2010, 11:55:02 AM
ill probably be vilified for this, but i dont think theres anything at mcd's that ill slam on my brakes for..

arbys > wendys > bk > white castle > mcds
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: smeags on November 24, 2010, 12:03:21 PM
mmmm arby's. i could go for a french dip with curlys.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Eagaholic on November 24, 2010, 12:18:08 PM
mcd big breakfast with pancakes rocks. better drink some coffee though.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on November 24, 2010, 01:02:24 PM
only thing good at mcdonalds is that sausage and egg mcmuffin. amazing hangover food.

i got one this morning and noticed that a regular hamburger is 1.59 but a double cheeseburger is like 1.19.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on November 24, 2010, 01:08:06 PM
double cheeseburger used to be on the dollar menu then they made it 1.19 and the dollar menu now has something called a mccheese or some shtein like that for a buck....the only difference is that the double cheeseburger has two slices of cheese compared to one

its def worth the .19 cents

the hamburger is more because almost no one gets it and the people that do are getting it no matter what and will pay the extra....in other words no one is going into the order with the intent of getting a hamburger and then when they see a cheeseburger for cheaper decide to get one
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Tomahawk on November 24, 2010, 01:25:41 PM
double cheeseburger used to be on the dollar menu then they made it 1.19 and the dollar menu now has something called a mccheese or some shtein like that for a buck....the only difference is that the double cheeseburger has two slices of cheese compared to one

its def worth the .19 cents

the hamburger is more because almost no one gets it and the people that do are getting it no matter what and will pay the extra....in other words no one is going into the order with the intent of getting a hamburger and then when they see a cheeseburger for cheaper decide to get one

The McDouble replaced the double cheeseburger on the dollar menu

Why wouldn't the lactose intolerant hamburger lover just order a McDouble or whatever with no cheese?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on November 24, 2010, 01:39:42 PM
Mikey D's is good but BK, Hardee's, Jack in the Box, In and Out, Wendy's and pretty much every other burger joint out there makes a better burger.  I'll still tear up a couple McDoubles every now and then because they are good, but there's others out there that are better. 

Also, farg Mikey D's.  A couple weeks ago I ordered a 20 piece McNuggett and asked for honey mustard.  They said they had to charge me an extra $.22 because the honey mustard goes with their chicken selects.  Since when?  BBQ sause, sweet and sour, spicey mustard are all free but now all of a sudden the honey mustard can only be given out with this one specific item otherwise they have to charge you?  Farg off. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: shorebird on November 24, 2010, 04:35:29 PM
BK's double is a buck thirty nine I think, but it's a lot bigger than McD's and flame broiled.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on November 24, 2010, 05:03:02 PM
McD's gives me assplosions, farg that junk. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Munson on November 24, 2010, 05:28:32 PM
Food's def good there.

I also was not completely enamored with the beer sampler. I think I liked one out of the 5 they let me try.

The first beer on the sampler was something out of the Michelob Ultra recipe book. Pretty nasty.

Of course, it doesn't help that I was drinking this on Sunday:

(http://milesdavisonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/beer.jpg)


How was that? looking to try that one sometime
I tried their "Chateu Jiatau" or whatever it's called last night, and was not a fan. Tasted like a watered down version of the 120 in terms of taste, but same amount of bitterness.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on November 24, 2010, 06:10:12 PM
only thing good at mcdonalds is that sausage and egg mcmuffin. amazing hangover food.


unless you get one coated with salmonella.  i threw up for two fargin days after eating two of them.  i thought my balls were going to shoot through my nose at one point.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on November 24, 2010, 07:28:05 PM
double cheeseburger used to be on the dollar menu then they made it 1.19 and the dollar menu now has something called a mccheese or some shtein like that for a buck....the only difference is that the double cheeseburger has two slices of cheese compared to one

its def worth the .19 cents

the hamburger is more because almost no one gets it and the people that do are getting it no matter what and will pay the extra....in other words no one is going into the order with the intent of getting a hamburger and then when they see a cheeseburger for cheaper decide to get one

The McDouble replaced the double cheeseburger on the dollar menu

Why wouldn't the lactose intolerant hamburger lover just order a McDouble or whatever with no cheese?

well they might but mcdonalds despises having to make stuff to order...plus most people dont go off the menu...most dont think about it and/or dont think its allowed and the ones that have done it or know of it know that it no longer becomes fast food when you go off the map like that because mcdonalds will purposely take forever to make it...lot of times they will even tell you to pull over into an empty parking spot and have someone run your order out to you when its ready
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on November 24, 2010, 07:42:36 PM
double cheeseburger used to be on the dollar menu then they made it 1.19 and the dollar menu now has something called a mccheese or some shtein like that for a buck....the only difference is that the double cheeseburger has two slices of cheese compared to one

its def worth the .19 cents

the hamburger is more because almost no one gets it and the people that do are getting it no matter what and will pay the extra....in other words no one is going into the order with the intent of getting a hamburger and then when they see a cheeseburger for cheaper decide to get one

The McDouble replaced the double cheeseburger on the dollar menu

Why wouldn't the lactose intolerant hamburger lover just order a McDouble or whatever with no cheese?

well they might but mcdonalds despises having to make stuff to order...plus most people dont go off the menu...most dont think about it and/or dont think its allowed and the ones that have done it or know of it know that it no longer becomes fast food when you go off the map like that because mcdonalds will purposely take forever to make it...lot of times they will even tell you to pull over into an empty parking spot and have someone run your order out to you when its ready

Completely false.  I never get onions on my burgers, my squaw never gets lettuce on her McChicken (which is really good) and we've never once had to pull off and wait.   
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on November 24, 2010, 07:46:38 PM
that def means it never happens
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on November 25, 2010, 12:05:39 AM
I forgot, you're the only one who can speak in generalizations and it's still absolute.  My bad. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Susquehanna Birder on November 25, 2010, 12:25:02 AM
Food's def good there.

I also was not completely enamored with the beer sampler. I think I liked one out of the 5 they let me try.

The first beer on the sampler was something out of the Michelob Ultra recipe book. Pretty nasty.

Of course, it doesn't help that I was drinking this on Sunday:

(http://milesdavisonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/beer.jpg)


How was that? looking to try that one sometime
I tried their "Chateu Jiatau" or whatever it's called last night, and was not a fan. Tasted like a watered down version of the 120 in terms of taste, but same amount of bitterness.

The kid got a bottle of that the other night. We haven't tried it yet, but thanks for the advance warning.

The Bitches Brew was pretty awesome. The dark stout blended with the Ethiopian tej. The honey flavor comes through and offsets the stout rather nicely. When we poured it at the tailgate, we joked that it looked like used motor oil. Thick and dark, but it is quite drinkable.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Munson on November 25, 2010, 03:23:51 AM
Yeah, if you like hoppy beer you'll enjoy the Chateu...but to me it just tasted like the hops of the 120 without the malt to balance it out. Didn't hate it, but not my favorite.

Def gotta try and find the Bitches Brew. Total Wine's where I usually go but I have not seen it there yet. The way you describe it sounds awesome though. I tend to love dark beers that don't taste as dark as they look. If you can find it anywhere, try and get your hands on a beer called Bavarian Barbarian.  I've only ever had it at Firewaters, it looks like a dark stout but tastes nothing like one.

120's supposed to ship into Total Wine on the 30th, can't farging wait.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on November 25, 2010, 09:28:13 AM
just go to Atlantic Liquors sometime Munson.  They have a ridiculous stockpile, but its at the beach.  The other option is hit up Stateline off Elkton Road, they had Bitches Brew last time i was there. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Munson on November 25, 2010, 01:46:47 PM
Yeah I hear a lot about Stateline but have never made my way over there. Gonna have to check it out now though one of these weekends, as I'm always in Newark.

Atlantic Liquors is where me and my group have stockpiled our booze for our week in Dewey the last few years. Love that place :yay
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on November 25, 2010, 02:49:37 PM
I forgot, you're the only one who can speak in generalizations and it's still absolute.  My bad. 

its all good just dont let it happen again
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on December 18, 2010, 05:17:06 AM
Ate at Tuscana after my graduation yesterday. Wasn't bad.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on December 22, 2010, 06:09:03 PM
I haven't had good Mexican food since I left San Diego. Well they opened a Chipotle up a few miles away. Gave it a try today, thumbs down. Their burritos are 90% bland rice.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: MMH on December 22, 2010, 06:26:04 PM
Ate dinner at Charlie Trotter's in Chitown for our 10th anniversary over the weekend.  Hands down the best meal I ever had.
Damn well better be, considering what it cost!
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on December 22, 2010, 07:01:36 PM
I haven't had good Mexican food since I left San Diego. Well they opened a Chipotle up a few miles away. Gave it a try today, thumbs down. Their burritos are 90% bland rice.

i only have ever gotten the chicken burrito and i enjoy them for what they are but they are crazy bland....you have to get the hot salsa on them or theres no point...their guac that comes with chips and guac is suprisingly good
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on December 22, 2010, 10:11:06 PM
yeah I always do the hot sauce and you're 100% accurate on their chips and guac...amazing.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on December 22, 2010, 11:42:19 PM
i always get the fajita burrito which isn't even on the menu anymore, but they'll give you fajita onions and peppers, and i get no rice.  not as filling and tastes better. and pork. boom.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on December 23, 2010, 12:06:59 PM
going to Ruth's Chris tonight for dinner.  first time there...pretty pumped.

i now await everyone telling me why it sucks and i'm an awful person for going. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: General_Failure on December 23, 2010, 12:26:33 PM
MA! MA! MA!
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 23, 2010, 12:31:34 PM
going to Ruth's Chris tonight for dinner.  first time there...pretty pumped.

i now await everyone telling me why it sucks and i'm an awful person for going. 

Happy Birthday, man.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on December 23, 2010, 01:05:10 PM
ruth's chris has great food.  enjoy, sunny.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: MMH on December 23, 2010, 02:01:58 PM
The steak is as good as you'll get at any steak house.  It's just nothing special (i.e. not very original).
My real problem with Ruth Chris is the excess.  Everything is in enormous portions that no normal human (maybe IGY) could eat.  And it costs a fortune.  I'd rather go to a smaller steakhouse with more reasonable portions that was more unique.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on December 23, 2010, 02:08:30 PM
pretty sure Sunny can handle the large portions
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: reese125 on December 23, 2010, 02:09:37 PM
Id rather pay a lot for excess than pay a lot for 4 fork fulls and bitching the whole car ride home no?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: General_Failure on December 23, 2010, 02:13:52 PM
(http://www.neurosciencemarketing.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/doggie-bag.jpg)
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on December 23, 2010, 03:24:08 PM
The steak is as good as you'll get at any steak house.


havent been to many steakhouses have you?...altho dont you live in chicago?...so you must have

its as good a steak as youll get in a chain restaurant that you can find located in or near malls and id eat there if someone i knew was...but ive had at least 10 steaks better and i dont even go to steakhouses a lot

its borderline MA but its a perfectly fine place and has good steaks.....but lets not say its the best steak in the country or even close


Id rather pay a lot for excess than pay a lot for 4 fork fulls and bitching the whole car ride home no?

id rather pay a lot for great food
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on December 23, 2010, 04:09:24 PM
i have a $100 gift card, so you can all suck it.

(except the ones who said nice things to me)
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on December 23, 2010, 05:05:20 PM
i feel like my critique of ruth and chris is going to be taken as a negative...its a fine establishment...i just take umbrage at someone calling it the best steak in the country or even close....its like the mcormick and schmidts of steak places...which is a good thing but at the same time i would never in my life call m&s as good as any safood ive ever had

i mean they sell discount coupons to r&c at price club for god sakes
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on December 23, 2010, 05:25:45 PM
it's in the Wire, it must be the best ever
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: MMH on December 23, 2010, 06:30:36 PM
I've eaten at plenty of steakhouses.  RC is way better than Morton's (which is awful).  For the most part, I'm just not that excited about steak, which is something I can make at home almost as well, for high price.

Charlie Trotter's has a "taster's menu", 8 courses.  Each course was maybe 5 bites, but was stuff you couldn't likely get anywhere else.  And after 8 courses, it was enough food (not stuffed sated, but full).
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on December 23, 2010, 06:48:05 PM
Ruth's Chris is a fine establishment and Jon should be thrilled to be feasting on its cuisine.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: BigEd76 on December 23, 2010, 06:57:10 PM
For you chain steakhouse connoisseurs that have been out west (sorry igs), how do these places compare to Black Angus (http://www.blackangus.com/menu/)?

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 24, 2010, 03:20:16 PM
Would Stringer Bell and Avon Barksdale dine in Ruth's Chris? That's the question we must answer.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on December 24, 2010, 05:04:07 PM
farg no.  They keepin it real, fargo.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on December 24, 2010, 05:16:44 PM
Would Stringer Bell and Avon Barksdale dine in Ruth's Chris? That's the question we must answer.

Stringer def. would, but not Avon.  He eats lake trout from the corner greasehole.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on December 24, 2010, 05:52:34 PM
Unless you've been to Peter Luger in Brooklyn you haven't had the best steak in the world.  Anyone who's been there can pretty much vouch for me on that.  Hell, the sides are even the best things I've ever had of their kind.

But Ruth's Chris is farging excellent on its own merits, or at least, the ones I've been to have been excellent.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on December 24, 2010, 06:58:38 PM
I saw Peter Luger on Man v Food and it made me horny.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Munson on December 24, 2010, 07:13:00 PM
We always have a bottle of Peter Lugar steak sauce in the fridge. Steak sauce isn't my thing, but good stuff
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on December 24, 2010, 10:44:54 PM
lugars is great but didnt live up to the hype for me....the atmosphere > food....but that is often the case with steakhouses
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 07, 2011, 10:30:01 AM
A Jake's Wayback Burgers just opened up near my office.  Hit?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 07, 2011, 10:39:40 AM
Its not as good as 5 Guys.  They started in Delaware as Jakes Burgers and to expand they realized that they needed a nice store/setup rather than a zesty burger joint that was painted blue and run down.  Used to be the shtein, until 5 Guys blew them out of the water.  They do have one thing that 5 guys doesn't, Shakes. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 07, 2011, 12:12:02 PM
Tried it for lunch.  Really good burger - kind of a cross between a Five Guys and a fast food burger, but not in a bad way.  Enjoyed the Black & White shake a lot.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 07, 2011, 12:36:50 PM
Their burgers are more fatty than 5 guys, and the bun is a glazed nice fast food bun.  The shakes are what separate them. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on January 07, 2011, 01:15:31 PM
i am being forced to go to damons tonight for dinner...yay middle america and watered down bottles of liquor
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 07, 2011, 01:18:09 PM
Damons was cool, back in 95 or whenever.  I cant believe they're still around. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: paco on January 20, 2011, 01:57:20 PM
Had drinks at The DC Redline (http://dcredline.com/) last night.  I want to buy a share of this business, its going to make a killing.

The business plan is smart but simple
* while upscale, its technically a sports bar with lots of big screens, keeping people glued to their seats for hours during games.
* Tables have beer taps built into them, allowing people to pour mass amounts of alcohol for themselves.
* The beer is on the pricy side, but since you are charged by the ounce, you easily lose track of how big your bar tab is (.55 an ounce, .45 for the cheap domestic stuff)

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on January 20, 2011, 05:52:31 PM
Nine farging dollars for a pint of draft beer?

Hahahaha... good luck with that investment, dude.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: MMH on January 20, 2011, 06:58:44 PM
You may be overestimating the smarts of the beer swilling sports fan community.

The key is to realize how ridiculous that is before walking in.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 20, 2011, 06:59:08 PM
Drunk people probably won't do the math, so yeah, I could see lots of people running up outrageous tabs.  I also see them never coming back, other than with their lawyer to sue. 

What would be pretty awesome though is if those beer taps had a digital counter on them, kind of like a gas pump, and it shows how much you're spending as you drink.  Instead of pay at the pump, you call it tab at the tap.  You heard it here first. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on January 20, 2011, 07:15:01 PM
what sarge said....the bar will not have any replay value because once people get murdered with a tab one time that will be it...its also not a sports bar...its a gastropub that has tv's with sports on them....i give it a year two tops before its gone

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 20, 2011, 08:46:46 PM
If you knock down the price on the beers then i'd love that place
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: paco on January 20, 2011, 10:32:01 PM
The "pint" glasses were under 12 oz. 

But yeah, the tab we ran up in 2 hours was pretty insane.  Of course, this is downtown DC, so there are plenty of gubment workers with too much money to spend :)


If they did make the place affordable, its my new favorite place.  I guess they are doing it for the atmosphere.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on January 24, 2011, 09:57:48 AM
nyt travel section article on some philly restaurants

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/23/travel/23choice-philadelphia.html?_r=1&emc=eta1
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 24, 2011, 08:35:49 PM
Stopped by a new burger joint that opened up a few weeks ago called El Paso Burger. Kept it simple, bacon double cheeseburger and chili cheese fries. This was def a top 3 burger I've ever had and the chili cheese fries were amazing too. I really don't have the words to describe the food but they burger was huge and the fries came on a full size dinner plate and were completely smothered. It was a bit on the pricey side but worth every penny.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on January 25, 2011, 09:03:05 AM
does anyone here dig pork belly?

i've had it twice in the last month or so at pretty high-end restaurants and it's basically just a huge piece of fat with maybe a tiny piece of meat inside. i find it hard to believe that both places made it wrong, but i don't get why it's so trendy right now. fatty meat doesn't bother me* but that shtein is gross.

*thats what she said
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 25, 2011, 09:18:55 AM
Never had it and don't really have the urge to even think about grubbing on that.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on January 25, 2011, 10:00:07 AM
i love pork belly...and no it shouldnt be one big piece of fat...if it looks like the fat on the edge of a prime rib then it wasnt done right..its basically unsmoked bacon and shouldnt be any fatter than that...and in fact most pork belly i have had has been less fatty than bacon

jose garces is a pork belly master...i ate at tinto a few months ago and got it...so good

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on February 08, 2011, 01:30:16 PM
Inspired by the pizza talk in the random musings thread, a good friend of mine is buying Baked On Main (http://www.bakedonmain.com) in Doylestown. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on February 26, 2011, 07:56:58 PM
was down at a bar in bmore all day called ale marys....really cool corner bar with good food...they have bread pudding ala mode made out of krispy kreme donuts that is unfargingreal
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on February 26, 2011, 08:03:17 PM
My aunt is a teacher at the Christo Rey school a couple blocks away.  She sometimes stops there for drinks after work with a few other teachers.


Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on February 26, 2011, 08:28:53 PM
is she milfy cause there was minimum three or four elders in there today that i would have humped
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on February 26, 2011, 10:03:09 PM
She's a 59 year old nun.  Literally.
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Post by: ice grillin you on February 27, 2011, 01:51:29 AM
ouch
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Post by: Rome on February 27, 2011, 09:49:42 AM
Pix?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Eagles_Legendz on February 27, 2011, 11:12:20 AM
Inspired by the pizza talk in the random musings thread, a good friend of mine is buying Baked On Main (http://www.bakedonmain.com) in Doylestown. 

never been but it's less than a mile from my house so I have to give it a shot sometime.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on February 27, 2011, 01:17:03 PM
I believe he's opening under ownership on March 1.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Eagles_Legendz on February 27, 2011, 01:47:51 PM
So what kind of awesome discount do I get when I tell him I know you?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on February 27, 2011, 01:59:56 PM
20% added to your bill.....which is my finder's fee.
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Post by: Eagles_Legendz on February 27, 2011, 02:38:38 PM
better than i was expecting actually.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on February 27, 2011, 02:51:29 PM
Yeah, hes low balling me  Cheap sumbitch.  I emailed him though to confirm when he takes ownership, waiting for a reply.

I've never eaten there before as I spent almost no time in Doylestown in my life but the place had solid reviews under old ownership. And his dad owned a pizza joint when we were kids and he's been in/around the business his whole life so I'm sure he'll put out a good product.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: General_Failure on February 27, 2011, 03:31:42 PM
If not, there's always arson.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on February 27, 2011, 10:08:13 PM
I was mistaken.....he's signing the papers in the next couple of days but it'll still be a few weeks until my boy takes control of Baked On Main.  Legendz will have to wait even longer. 
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Post by: ice grillin you on February 27, 2011, 10:10:22 PM
if i do say so myself i made some absolutely bangin seafood newburgh tonight
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 14, 2011, 04:27:19 PM
ate at this philly spot today in florida....had a pretty damn good steak...one of the better ones ive had outside the delaware valley


http://www.famousphillys.com/index2.html
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Don Ho on March 14, 2011, 04:40:00 PM
With a name like Joe Trappuzzano how could you go wrong! 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on March 15, 2011, 11:15:07 AM
My buddy just opened a restaurant last month in Brooklyn that I was finally able to go to this weekend. It was the shtein. High end new american food at completely reasonable prices, especially for New York. He hooked us up with a couple of off the menu items that kicked ass. Also, our waitress was super hot.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: DH on March 15, 2011, 12:26:58 PM
speaking of nyc spots, i ate at the famed caragie deli last week for the first time ever..got myself a rueben for $28 which tasted about as good as a $9 rueben would. not sure what all the hype is about that place.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on March 15, 2011, 12:29:48 PM
Isn't that the deli that Letterman sometimes features on his show?  Because that's probably where most of the hype comes from.  $28 for a sammich....gtfo.  If I'm paying $28, that sammich better be sprinkled with shavings of Jessica Alba's mud nickle. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: DH on March 15, 2011, 12:31:05 PM
could be...i dont watch letterman

i also didnt pay for the sammich..thats what the corporate amex is for
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on March 15, 2011, 12:31:20 PM
For reference the braised pork dinner entree that the ladyfriend ate at my buddy's place, which was farging delicious, I believe was $24. And DH paid $28 for a farging sandwich. farg that.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Don Ho on March 15, 2011, 01:09:05 PM
Lettermen hypes up "Hello Deli" which is next door to the Ed Sullivan theater.  They are more famous for the "The Late Show" merchandise they sell and appearances by the owner, Rupert Jee, on the show
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on March 15, 2011, 01:35:47 PM
Meh, probably the same difference anyway.  I just knew that there was a deli right next door that he sometimes gives some free pub/advertising to. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Don Ho on March 15, 2011, 01:59:58 PM
I just can't get over $28 for a Rueben Sandwich!  I realize it's NYC but good lord. "Lunch for two please".  "Right this way sir  That'll be $75."
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 15, 2011, 03:47:15 PM
I just can't get over $28 for a Rueben Sandwich!  I realize it's NYC but good lord. "Lunch for two please".  "Right this way sir  That'll be $75."

that cost has way more to do with the carnagie than it does nyc

katz's is a better representation of the city (and a far better sandwich)....theres is like 15
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on March 15, 2011, 05:26:57 PM
IGY's pretentiousness not withstanding, he's right about Katz's, although both places are tourist traps now.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Don Ho on March 15, 2011, 07:18:18 PM
I could imagine.  I have heard of Katz's.  Isn't it a little more off the beaten path than the Carnagie Deli?

I'll be bombarding you guys for recommendations on where to get the best Cheese Steak next time in Philadelphia.  When we were there in 07 lot of the locals sent us to Jim's.  From what I understand some of the best Cheese Steak joints aren't even in the city.

 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 15, 2011, 08:20:46 PM
for MA visitors katz is way off the beaten path...ie its not in or near times square...but in general its not out of the way at all...its LES/east village territory...nothing in manhatten is out of the way

imo the best steaks are almost exclusively in the city....its just that most of the best ones are not in center city/south phil where most visitors are going to go...

great hoagies on the other hand can be found all over the delaware valley
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: DH on March 17, 2011, 11:39:58 AM
had mccormicks and schmicks for lunch a few days back and got some turkey burger special...first turkey burger ive had in years and id highly recommend it. Came with avocados, fried onion strings, swiss and some house sauce. real good for a chain type..
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Don Ho on March 17, 2011, 01:03:33 PM
Ate at McCormick & Schmicks for the first time while in Chicago last month.  The Chilean Sea Bass was one of the best pieces of fish I've had in years. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 17, 2011, 01:10:34 PM
Yeah, they have a lot of really good food there, and considering the local joints all fry their seafood, it's some of the best available in the exciting RDU metro area.

The best part is that happy hour drink specials can't occur in NC. If you want to discount alcohol, you have to do it all day long. So, McCormick & Schmick's has a killer happy hour with CHEAP food specials instead. Like 8oz bacon cheeseburger for $3.95 cheap.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 25, 2011, 05:48:02 PM
just got back from one of my favorite places in the world

http://www.jeremysalehouse.com/

got there at 845 this morning and pounded 32 oz styrofoam cups of beer since

unbelievable food as well....seafood that will make the bathing suit area quake...best clam strips ive ever had in my life

soon to be off to http://www.standingsbar.com/ awesome sports bar with the nba package....LETS GO SIXERS!!....DO THIS!
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: smeags on March 25, 2011, 05:59:54 PM
I could imagine.  I have heard of Katz's.  Isn't it a little more off the beaten path than the Carnagie Deli?

I'll be bombarding you guys for recommendations on where to get the best Cheese Steak next time in Philadelphia.  When we were there in 07 lot of the locals sent us to Jim's.  From what I understand some of the best Cheese Steak joints aren't even in the city.

 

jim's i's definitely better than pats & geno's. also try steve's in the northeast - they have one at comly and roosevelt blvd. another one further up rt 1 in langhorne as well as one off buselton ave. delasandros on ridge ave in roxborough is also great.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on March 25, 2011, 06:02:54 PM
How are you not dead?

Edit - talking to Havas there.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 26, 2011, 02:44:56 AM
How are you not dead?

Edit - talking to Havas there.

i have no idea.....i am destroyed beyond believe right now
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 27, 2011, 02:28:26 AM
just realized i wrote believe
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Don Ho on March 27, 2011, 04:32:58 AM
Beer in 32 oz Styrofoam cups starting at 8:45 AM.  You're allowed to make all the grammar miscues you like.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 05, 2011, 02:30:44 PM
GF is going to be crushed.


Sbarro is filing for Sbankruptcy (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Sbarro-filing-for-Ch-11-apf-2965568061.html?x=0)
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: DH on April 05, 2011, 02:41:03 PM
shocking that a place that charges $5 for a zesty slice would have to file
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on April 05, 2011, 03:08:28 PM
the one in times square seemed to be doing pretty good last week when i was there
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: DH on April 05, 2011, 03:48:29 PM
no amount of overpriced pizza will ever be enough to pay the rent that they have to pay for that building
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 05, 2011, 04:02:29 PM
Not to mention that it's Times freaking Square.  Plenty of tourists who probably don't know the difference between that slop and real pizza. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on April 05, 2011, 04:05:27 PM
MA references dont play well here
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Post by: charlie on April 05, 2011, 04:19:17 PM
Not to mention that it's Times freaking Square.  Plenty of tourists who probably don't know the difference between that slop and real pizza. 

I would guess that the company going bankrupt is a pretty good sign that the general consensus is that it is not good pizza.

I dont think i've eaten it since i used to hang out in the mall doing nothing as a teenager.

MA references are basically Jeff Foxworthy jokes
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Munson on April 05, 2011, 04:42:10 PM
There's a Sbarro in the mall here but I have no idea how they do any business because there's a non-chain pizza joint at the other end of the ball that's farging delicious
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 05, 2011, 05:55:49 PM
There's a Sbarro in the mall here

REALLY?!?!  IN THE MALL!?!?!

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but I have no idea how they do any business because there's a non-chain pizza joint at the other end of the ball that's farging delicious

They probably don't do business.  You know, filing for chapter 11 and all. 
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on April 05, 2011, 09:27:02 PM
I've eaten here (http://www.chargrillusa.com/) before but forgot how good it was. Just got a simple 1/4 lb burger with lettuce, tomato, onion, and slaw. Just really fresh and pretty much perfect all around. Tomatoes were sliced just right and were actually high quality. Legit.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Munson on April 05, 2011, 09:34:53 PM
There's a Sbarro in the mall here

REALLY?!?!  IN THE MALL!?!?!

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but I have no idea how they do any business because there's a non-chain pizza joint at the other end of the ball that's farging delicious

They probably don't do business.  You know, filing for chapter 11 and all. 


Good stuff, sarge.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: paco on April 08, 2011, 09:13:24 AM
For the DC folks, had dinner at Oya the other night. I've literally walked past it hundreds of times and never realized how nice it was. Coconut rice bowl and shrimp was a good choice.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: BigEd76 on June 12, 2011, 11:46:02 AM
dunno if paco has ever been in this area, but I had dinner at Maxwells Steakhouse (http://maxwellscb.com) a few nights ago

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8 oz. Hand Cutayt, Truffled Potato Puree, Sautéed Jumbo Asparagus, Cabernet Demi-Glace

so basically steak, a scoop of mashed potatoes and 4 strands of asparagus. Appetizers were the usual bread/butter, then olives, then pita and hummus.  The usual house salad (the crappy kind with plant leaves and almost no dressing) before the meal, and dessert was a choice of peach cobbler w/ vanilla ice cream or a double fudge cake.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on June 12, 2011, 04:52:49 PM
What were you doing in Crested Butte?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on June 12, 2011, 05:11:00 PM
Spent a week out there skiing in 01 or 02.  Awesome. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on June 12, 2011, 05:48:07 PM
Breckenridge is pretty much my favorite cold place on Earth.  I wish I still made enough money to actually go there.  It's insanely expensive.

Some day...
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on June 12, 2011, 05:55:04 PM
Never been to Breckenridge.  Crusted Butte was a cheap trip arranged through our rec dept.  5 days staying in a condo (roughly 50 yds from the lift) + tickets + rt transportation from KC to CB for like $400/person.  Went with a couple friends and we all bunked up in the same condo.  One of the best trips I ever went on. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: MMH on June 12, 2011, 07:01:25 PM
Breckenridge is pretty much my favorite cold place on Earth.  I wish I still made enough money to actually go there.  It's insanely expensive.

Some day...

Lucky for me, these guys (http://www.keystonesymposia.org/) have meetings up there every winter.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on June 12, 2011, 07:11:18 PM
In my desperate attempt to find decent Mexican food in this area I went to California Tortilla. Meh.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: BigEd76 on June 12, 2011, 08:03:40 PM
I was in Crested Butte for our annual business meeting.  (Last year was Clearwater Beach.)

Besides Maxwell's, we also had a chuckwagon dinner (complete with bluegrass band), and we also took the lifts to the top to Uley's Cabin for dinner a few nights later.  The food at Uley's wasn't that great, but Maxwell's was one of the best steaks I've had...
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on June 12, 2011, 08:51:15 PM
In my desperate attempt to find decent Mexican food in this area I went to California Tortilla. Meh.

You ain't in SoCal anymore.  Might as well get used to it.  Eat more cheesesteaks. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on June 12, 2011, 08:53:22 PM
I refuse
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on June 12, 2011, 08:58:51 PM
Refuse to what?  Eat more cheesesteaks or give up trying to find a good burrito?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on June 12, 2011, 10:13:54 PM
The latter. I refuse to believe there isn't at the very least a place that's at least comparable to average Mexican food in So Cal. I mean, there are plenty of Hispanics in the area so what gives?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on June 12, 2011, 10:16:43 PM
Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans yes.  Mexicans not so much.  Accept it....best Mexican food around from now on is Chilis and Taco Bell. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on June 12, 2011, 10:21:33 PM
Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans yes.  Mexicans not so much.  Accept it....best Mexican food around from now on is Chilis and Taco Bell.

Best I've had in the area is Baja Fresh and that's a chain joint. The closest one is about 20 minutes away in Abington...when I was at PSU Abington I'd eat there twice a week. Why do places like Chipotle and California Tortilla think that people want a burrito full of rice?

If you're ever in PT. Loma go to Santana's and get the California Burrito. It's as good if not better any cheesesteak you'll ever eat. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on June 12, 2011, 10:28:25 PM
Blasphemy, but I'll still check them out.  I'll be making a trip down to the medical clinic on Pt Loma in the next week or 2 anyway, so I'll stop by then. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 13, 2011, 01:36:00 AM
Lotta Mexican folks up that way now, Sarge.

I ate at a place in Norristown a few years ago that was pretty good. I cant remember the name of the place but I was skeptical until we got there.

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on June 13, 2011, 08:50:15 AM
i know it's not close, but there is a place in quakertown i really like.  it's one of those places you drive past everyday and don't even realize it's there.  it's a little hole in the wall place with soccer always on the television and the people barely speak english.  i think the food is really good, but i've never had the fabled SoCal mexican food.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on June 13, 2011, 09:02:41 AM
For the DC folks, had dinner at Oya the other night. I've literally walked past it hundreds of times and never realized how nice it was. Coconut rice bowl and shrimp was a good choice.

yeah i dig oya...a little fancy for an everyday dinner place but i've always liked the food.

they also do a $20 3 course lunch every day thats a pretty good deal.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: charlie on June 13, 2011, 12:40:35 PM
Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans yes.  Mexicans not so much.  Accept it....best Mexican food around from now on is Chilis and Taco Bell.

Best I've had in the area is Baja Fresh and that's a chain joint. The closest one is about 20 minutes away in Abington...when I was at PSU Abington I'd eat there twice a week. Why do places like Chipotle and California Tortilla think that people want a burrito full of rice?

If you're ever in PT. Loma go to Santana's and get the California Burrito. It's as good if not better any cheesesteak you'll ever eat.

Look up either Los Sarapes or Rey Azteca in the area close to horsham.. both are pretty good.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on June 13, 2011, 05:19:03 PM
Thanks for the suggestion. I asked one of my bilingual co-workers and he said there's a place in South Philly in little Mexico that's very good. Gonna check it out on Wednesday.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: paco on June 13, 2011, 05:23:22 PM
Any of the DC folks been to Asian Spice (http://www.asianspice.us/home.html)?  Going there in about 30 with some coworkers.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: paco on June 13, 2011, 05:25:38 PM
For the DC folks, had dinner at Oya the other night. I've literally walked past it hundreds of times and never realized how nice it was. Coconut rice bowl and shrimp was a good choice.

yeah i dig oya...a little fancy for an everyday dinner place but i've always liked the food.

they also do a $20 3 course lunch every day thats a pretty good deal.
Yeah, definatly a bit on the $$$, but we went there for a going away dinner.

I had their box lunch last thursday because of the heat I didnt want to walk more than 20 feet to get lunch.  It was good, but no where near as good as a normal dinner.  $10 got a sammich, chips and a small dessert.


dunno if paco has ever been in this area, but I had dinner at Maxwells Steakhouse (http://maxwellscb.com) a few nights ago

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8 oz. Hand Cutayt, Truffled Potato Puree, Sautéed Jumbo Asparagus, Cabernet Demi-Glace

so basically steak, a scoop of mashed potatoes and 4 strands of asparagus. Appetizers were the usual bread/butter, then olives, then pita and hummus.  The usual house salad (the crappy kind with plant leaves and almost no dressing) before the meal, and dessert was a choice of peach cobbler w/ vanilla ice cream or a double fudge cake.
Looks good!  If I ever make it down that ways, I'll have to check it out.  95% of the time I am either in RMNP, the Breck\Silverthorne\etc area or around Guanella Pass when I do my hikes, so its pretty rare for me to be as far south as CO Springs (without traffic, its an hour and 15 minute drive, with... forgetaboutit)
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on June 29, 2011, 06:26:57 AM
Any feedback on Fat Jacks BBQ? I usually go to Sweet Lucy's BBQ on State Road but it's a 20 minute drive from my house. They just opened a Fat Jacks 5 minutes from me.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on June 29, 2011, 06:23:56 PM
Had some Fat Jacks BBQ pulled pork after work today. It was decent, nothing to write home about but definitely a place I could run to on the fly if I'm hungry. For good BBQ I'd opt to drive to Sweet Lucy's. You all care.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on June 29, 2011, 07:15:45 PM
There's a great Mexican (Tex-Mex) place in A.C. called Los Amigos.

Freaking phenomenal chicken nachos and they serve pitchers(!) of margaritas.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: smeags on June 30, 2011, 03:55:40 PM
went to cancun in langhorne not too long ago. not bad.

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on June 30, 2011, 04:33:06 PM
went to cancun in langhorne not too long ago. not bad.

I'm gonna try it based off this review
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: smeags on June 30, 2011, 04:35:38 PM
be sure you do. the waiters all wear "ill" shirts.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on June 30, 2011, 05:00:59 PM
whether it's good or bad you're gonna hear about it
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on June 30, 2011, 05:04:27 PM
Freaking phenomenal chicken nachos and they serve pitchers(!) of margaritas.

lol...wtf.....youve never seen a pitcher of margaritas before?


had an insane meal on tybee island georgia lat night

the single best salad ive ever had....homemade banging ass blue cheese and bacon dressing with pine nuts and sunflower seeds....blackened shrimp and grits....seafood lasagna...and sushi nachos....ridiculous
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Post by: ice grillin you on June 30, 2011, 05:06:43 PM
oh and heres part of the menu from a bar we went to today...how super dope is this....

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/260576_2219685252098_1246659021_32674014_2617650_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on June 30, 2011, 06:50:19 PM
Freaking phenomenal chicken nachos and they serve pitchers(!) of margaritas.

lol...wtf.....youve never seen a pitcher of margaritas before?


had an insane meal on tybee island georgia lat night

the single best salad ive ever had....homemade banging ass blue cheese and bacon dressing with pine nuts and sunflower seeds....blackened shrimp and grits....seafood lasagna...and sushi nachos....ridiculous

This... (!) denotes sarcasm.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on June 30, 2011, 09:35:23 PM
what a gimmick
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: lurking wierdo on July 01, 2011, 07:11:57 AM
If y'all are ever in the Holy City (Charleston, SC) you have to visit Fleet Landing. The 'She Crab" soup is flat out the best food I've ever eaten.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: paco on July 01, 2011, 11:26:54 AM
Going to Fogo De Chao for lunch.  If I dont eat at least 5 lbs of red meat, I will consider my time there a failure.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 01, 2011, 11:41:42 AM
Just for preparedness, you should schedule a colonoscopy for next week.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Susquehanna Birder on July 01, 2011, 11:17:04 PM
+1000
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on July 24, 2011, 01:38:02 PM
Tipping etiquette at a buffet

I frequent this place up the street from me on the weekends. It's called Andy's Diner, the place has a decent breakfast buffet (biggest farging omelettes you've ever seen) and kids 3 and under eat free. There are two kind of buffets, places like Old Country Buffet where the servers do nothing other than take your empty plates away, then there are places like the place I go to where they bring your drinks to you and take your plates away. At a traditional buffet place like OCB I'll throw a few bucks on the table for the people taking the plates away. For the other buffet place like the one I frequent I'll usually throw the standard tip down (a 5 spot). I figure the waitress is basically doing the same amount of work even if they aren't bringing me my food.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on July 24, 2011, 01:46:11 PM
Depends on the place.  If the service warrants a good tip or they're overtly friendly and professional I'll tip generously.

There's a place here that serves hot meats with a salad bar & hot veggies.  Basically you stand in line, get your salad, meat & veggies then sit your ass down.  The 900 year-old waitresses roll by once every half hour with water & butter then expect a tip.  farg them.  They get the gas face, and I'm as generous a tipper as you'll ever meet.  The only reason we still go there is the food is excellent.  But the servers are worse than you'd get in prison.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on July 26, 2011, 09:03:31 PM
So I stopped by this pizza place for lunch today and wasn't really expecting a whole lot.  It's a huge place that doubles as a sports bar.  Nice interior and kinda rustic... sort of like a ski lodge.

Anyway, they had wood-fired ovens which are basically non-existent down here and that more than anything caused me to give it a shot.

I got this pizza called the Popeye Pie.  It had grilled chicken, mushrooms, spinach, grilled onions, san marzano red sauce, and mozzarella & shredded parmesan cheese.

Holy shtein it was incredible.  Best part was I got two huge slices and a Coke for 5 bucks.

If for some reason you dopes are anywhere near here, I highly recommend it.

http://www.bigplanetpizza.com/Menu.html

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on July 26, 2011, 09:05:48 PM
That sounds farging delicious

The last time I was in Florida (2007) I ordered from some place called Joe's or some shtein, one of the best pizzas I ever ate. Every wop in my family agreed.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on July 26, 2011, 09:24:50 PM
I'm the first to admit I'm a picky, whiny little bitch when it comes to food, especially pizza.

These bastiches killed it.  I still can't believe how good it was.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on July 26, 2011, 09:54:02 PM
i hit a place today thats claim to fame is new haven style pizza. being the idiot that i am i ordered a slice of new haven without asking what it was. looked like it had little pieces of mushroom all over it but it ended up being clams. sounds gross but was actually pretty good. not the type of shtein where you want to pound a whole pie of it but i'd eat it again.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on July 27, 2011, 12:45:54 PM
I'm the first to admit I'm a picky, whiny little bitch when it comes to food, especially pizza.

These bastiches killed it.  I still can't believe how good it was.

you cant be that picky about it if you ordered a pizza with 14 toppings on it one of them being chicken

specialty pizzas suck and only serve to cover up a zesty pie
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: DH on July 27, 2011, 12:52:27 PM
theres a real good pizza joint right off post which I used to go to twice a week. havent been in a while, and just went and I think theyve replaced their once awesome cheese and sauce with a much lesser quality brand.

that place went from a 9 to about a 5 on the pizza 10 scale. 
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Post by: ice grillin you on July 27, 2011, 12:54:58 PM
dh you ever have a reason to go to new paltz
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Post by: DH on July 27, 2011, 01:33:30 PM
ive been a few times on meetings...went to a pretty good sports bar on main street called p&g's
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Post by: ice grillin you on July 27, 2011, 01:37:04 PM
ive been a few times on meetings...went to a pretty good sports bar on main street called p&g's

seems like a cool little college town.....yes?

i will be living there for a week in august while i am on training
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Post by: DH on July 27, 2011, 01:41:43 PM
its a quaint little place..mom and pop shops along main street. from what i remember from what a client told me (who lives there), the bar scene is pretty college once the school year starts.

check out p&g's - aside from all the yankees shtein hanging, the waitresses were sexy and food even better.
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Post by: ice grillin you on July 27, 2011, 01:43:02 PM
definitely will...in fact im sure by the end of the week there wont be a restaurant or bar in town that i havent visited...what the farg else am i gonna do
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Post by: Dillen on July 27, 2011, 01:46:56 PM
New Paltz is pretty much a college town, yeah. During the semester probably 1/3 of the entire population is from SUNY. My buddy's girlfriend is from NP and whenever they visit each other she always comes to him because there's not much to do there.
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Post by: DH on July 27, 2011, 01:47:06 PM
ever been to west point?
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Post by: ice grillin you on July 27, 2011, 01:56:12 PM
i have a house in far upstate ny so im going up the thruway a few times a year and twice on the way up ive taken in an army football game...i went up last year during peak foilage season....it was awesome along the river
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Post by: lurking wierdo on July 27, 2011, 03:22:39 PM
Restaurant-wise, as some of you seem to be foodies, a pilgrimage to Charleston, SC would be in order. I am a Northeast guy who loves the restaurants in NYC and Philly but Charleston is up there with New Orleans.
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Post by: ice grillin you on July 27, 2011, 04:11:12 PM
its not even close to being on a level with new orleans.....its more in line with savannah and probably not even as good as that
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Post by: lurking wierdo on July 27, 2011, 04:33:17 PM
Have you been to Charleston, because I have been to Savannah, alot. I have also been to New Orleans, alot. Charleston is way up there in terms of quality. There may not be the quantity of great places yet, but it is surprising how many there are in a city so small.
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Post by: Don Ho on July 27, 2011, 08:10:36 PM
Been to New Orleans numerous times for business (all before Katrina) and have had some incredible meals there. Wife and I ate at NoLa some 16 years ago.  At the time we had no idea who Emeril Lagasse was.  Oh man was it good.  Great ambiance and service.  We really enjoyed it.  I see now Emeril's empire has grown.  He has restaurant's in Bethlehem, PA?  Are they any good? 
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Post by: ice grillin you on July 27, 2011, 08:49:16 PM
i havent been but they cant possibly be good
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Post by: Rome on July 27, 2011, 10:09:22 PM
Been to Emeril's in Orlando and the food was outrageous.

Had a whole lobster stuffed with baked crab imperial that was easily a top five meal ever.  I can't even describe how delicious the crab was.

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Post by: ice grillin you on July 28, 2011, 07:17:42 AM
lol
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Post by: DH on July 28, 2011, 09:50:25 AM
I had dinner last night at STK in NYC. Got the filet which cut like butter, but the highlight was dessert. We got a cheesecake sampler which consisted of three baseball shaped cheesecake balls - one dipped in dark chocolate, one in milk chocolate and one in white chocolate. One of the best desserts I've ever had.
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 28, 2011, 10:19:25 AM
There is a place just north of the Lincoln Motel and adjacent to a pawn shop on the boulevard that claims to have the "best crab cakes in the world." Hit?
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Post by: ice grillin you on July 28, 2011, 10:32:42 AM
There is a place just north of the Lincoln Motel and adjacent to a pawn shop on the boulevard that claims to have the "best crab cakes in the world." Hit?

next time you drive to or from philly let me know and ill point you to the best crabcakes in the world

two minutes off the bw parkway and four minutes from my cribbo
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Post by: lurking wierdo on July 28, 2011, 12:16:23 PM
There is a place just north of the Lincoln Motel and adjacent to a pawn shop on the boulevard that claims to have the "best crab cakes in the world." Hit?

next time you drive to or from philly let me know and ill point you to the best crabcakes in the world

two minutes off the bw parkway and four minutes from my cribbo
The debate continues! Fleet Landing in Charleston, SC. Also, the she-crab soup is with out a doubt the best food I have ever eaten.
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 28, 2011, 12:25:06 PM
There is no way the best crab cake in the world is that far from the Chesapeake Bay.
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Post by: Rome on July 28, 2011, 01:09:55 PM
The Crab Trap in Somers Point has great crab cakes.   So does Busch's in Sea Isle.

Resume bitch fight...
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Post by: ice grillin you on July 28, 2011, 01:11:53 PM
There is no way the best crab cake in the world is that far from the Chesapeake Bay.

i feel like this is some sort of sarcastic wittyness but if it is i dont get it....if it isnt its one of the most uninformed things ever written
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Post by: Geowhizzer on July 28, 2011, 01:20:47 PM
There is no way the best crab cake in the world is that far from the Chesapeake Bay.

i feel like this is some sort of sarcastic wittyness but if it is i dont get it....if it isnt its one of the most uninformed things ever written

OR perhaps he just may not be responding to you.  Try reading the post above his for context.
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Post by: ice grillin you on July 28, 2011, 01:25:49 PM
There is no way the best crab cake in the world is that far from the Chesapeake Bay.

i feel like this is some sort of sarcastic wittyness but if it is i dont get it....if it isnt its one of the most uninformed things ever written

OR perhaps he just may not be responding to you.  Try reading the post above his for context.

the post above him is talking about soup...im the one who repsonded to him about where the best crab cake was

maybe he thought (http://www.philaflava.com/forum/images/smiles/dcracistemo0mp.gif) was talking about crab CAKES in charleston   
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Post by: PhillyPhanInDC on July 28, 2011, 01:36:02 PM
I had a phenomenal crab cake at a place called Jerry's in Lewes, De. just last week:

Called the Crab Bomb:
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Ten ounces of jumbo lump crab, lightly seasoned with old bay and baked to a golden perfection! Served with taterskin mashed potatoes and the vegetable of the day

I actually had the "firecracker" version which adds crushed black pepper and dry mustard.



Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on July 28, 2011, 01:43:21 PM
I had a phenomenal crab cake at a place called Jerry's in Lewes, De. just last week:

Called the Crab Bomb:
Quote
Ten ounces of jumbo lump crab, lightly seasoned with old bay and baked to a golden perfection! Served with taterskin mashed potatoes and the vegetable of the day

I actually had the "firecracker" version which adds crushed black pepper and dry mustard.

yeah that thing is awesome

theres a few jerrys...i never been to the lewes one but in this area the lanham location is so good...bowie for some reasons lags and i cant explain why

is the bomb still like 35 bucks?
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Post by: PhillyPhanInDC on July 28, 2011, 01:48:23 PM
$34.

My wife had the seared ahi tuna, which was also the goods.

Sure it's the same? http://jerrys-seafood.com/index.php

No mention of other locations, it's money if there is one close to home.
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Post by: Rome on July 28, 2011, 01:50:56 PM
The original Phillips in Ocean City Md had some serious crab cakes.  Haven't been there in years though.
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Post by: PhillyPhanInDC on July 28, 2011, 01:53:10 PM
Also the Rod-N-Reel in Chesapeake Beach has a silly crab cake. Not far from the beltway. Also nice hotel on the water.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on July 28, 2011, 01:54:19 PM
$34.

My wife had the seared ahi tuna, which was also the goods.

Sure it's the same? http://jerrys-seafood.com/index.php

No mention of other locations, it's money if there is one close to home.

yeah its the same

The original Phillips in Ocean City Md had some serious crab cakes.  Haven't been there in years though.

the one in OC is complete garbage now....its sad...the one in the inner harbor is ok...but not in the top ten crabcakes within a 20 mile radius
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Post by: ice grillin you on July 28, 2011, 01:56:21 PM
Also the Rod-N-Reel in Chesapeake Beach has a silly crab cake. Not far from the beltway. Also nice hotel on the water.

if you want the best hit up this place

http://www.timbukturestaurant.com/

double crabcake platter which gives you more than a crab bomb is 25 bucks
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 28, 2011, 02:05:00 PM
maybe he thought (http://www.philaflava.com/forum/images/smiles/dcracistemo0mp.gif) was talking about crab CAKES in charleston   

He was. He then added that the soup was ALSO good.
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Post by: lurking wierdo on July 28, 2011, 03:05:48 PM
maybe he thought (http://www.philaflava.com/forum/images/smiles/dcracistemo0mp.gif) was talking about crab CAKES in charleston   

He was. He then added that the soup was ALSO good.
Thanks for reading FF, words actually do mean something. That Chesapeake bias in the mid-atlantic (MA) states is totally unfounded. You can get excellent blue claw crabs all over the east coast.

Also, they make a fried green tomato, lump crab meat stack as an appetizer. It is also outstanding. It's crab overload in that joint.
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Post by: Sgt PSN on July 28, 2011, 09:13:33 PM
Went to Mo's in Bodymore today....the one on President just a couple blocks from the aquarium.  The hype around their crab cakes is justified and their snow crab was the best I ever had.  Pricey, but well worth it. 
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Post by: ice grillin you on August 07, 2011, 08:25:06 AM
Also the Rod-N-Reel in Chesapeake Beach has a silly crab cake. Not far from the beltway. Also nice hotel on the water.

http://www.timbukturestaurant.com/

went to this place last night....last year we went with another couple....we all blacked out except my girl (DD)....next morning she informed me that i threw my tv remote in the pond behind my house because the philies gave up a run in a game we were watching on dvr....last night was blackout central again....and i mean BLACKED OUT....like i dont remember anything from 8pm on....i swear to gawd they put meth in their drinks
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Post by: SunMo on August 07, 2011, 09:21:34 AM
Pinky Shrimp's in LBI...fiery fish tacos are boom
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Post by: Zanshin on August 07, 2011, 10:00:03 AM
Pinky Shrimp's in LBI...fiery fish tacos are boom

Not something you'd want to order at a whorehouse.
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Post by: Rome on August 07, 2011, 10:11:12 AM
What kind of fish Sunny?
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 07, 2011, 10:47:46 AM
Thanks to Groupon, I tried a new joint called Chubby's Tacos last night. Surprisingly legit, especially the queso and the fish tacos (talapia with chipotle cream sauce).
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Post by: SunMo on August 08, 2011, 09:50:33 AM
What kind of fish Sunny?

yellow fin tuna
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Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 08, 2011, 11:01:47 AM
Damn, that is legit and not often found in tacos.
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Post by: Rome on August 08, 2011, 12:11:16 PM
Wow.  Yellow fin tuna on fish tacos?

Sounds ridiculously delicious.
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Post by: ice grillin you on August 08, 2011, 01:53:20 PM
had a wonderful lobster roll for lunch today from this awesome truck

http://redhooklobsterdc.com/

(http://redhooklobsterdc.com/images/lobster_roll_red_hook.jpg)
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Post by: Tomahawk on August 08, 2011, 02:02:04 PM
Looks good, but only fatass freaks take pictures of their food so they can fap to it later
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Post by: ice grillin you on August 08, 2011, 02:11:43 PM
food establishments also put pictures of the food they serve on their website....crazy i know
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Post by: Tomahawk on August 08, 2011, 02:26:04 PM
Even crazier is I have no interest in learning about your favorite porn sites. Please keep that info to yourself in the future
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Post by: ice grillin you on August 08, 2011, 02:27:28 PM
but not as crazy as posting about food in a food thread
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Post by: Rome on August 08, 2011, 04:26:07 PM
nothing says MA like buying food from a farging lunch truck.

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Post by: Sgt PSN on August 08, 2011, 04:38:36 PM
nothing says MA like buying food from a farging lunch truck.

LA taco trucks and NY hot dog carts disagree. 
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Post by: lurking wierdo on August 08, 2011, 05:02:27 PM
So would the crepe truck in Charleston, SC
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Post by: Rome on August 08, 2011, 05:34:26 PM
nothing says MA like buying food from a farging lunch truck.

LA taco trucks and NY hot dog carts disagree.

Stop ruining my fun, you jarhead funholeface.
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Post by: Diomedes on August 08, 2011, 06:33:50 PM
nothing says MA like buying food from a farging lunch truck.


the line between MA and hipster is so thin...but re: food trucks, I come down on the latter.
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Post by: ice grillin you on August 08, 2011, 07:20:53 PM
nothing says MA like buying food from a farging lunch truck.


the line between MA and hipster is so thin...but re: food trucks, I come down on the latter.

beat me to it...if anything its hipsterish...it def started out that way...now more than anything its big city yuppie urban farm to the table liberal type shtein
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Post by: Diomedes on August 08, 2011, 07:25:09 PM
in other words, clean yummy food

lake trout for the ghetto WIN wigga!!
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Post by: ice grillin you on August 08, 2011, 07:29:41 PM
thats usually fridays son...theres a great spot up the street from my office

but whiting >>>>> trout
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Post by: Rome on August 08, 2011, 07:45:12 PM
The specialty of the day is Salmonella!

* rimshot *
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Post by: ice grillin you on August 08, 2011, 07:47:57 PM
with a side of ebonics
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Post by: Rome on August 08, 2011, 07:53:26 PM
There's a place called Robinson's Barbeque that used to have a soul food truck that rode around to job sites before the construction industry collapsed.  They had the best goddamn ribs, chicken, mac & cheese & collards you've ever tasted.  And cheap too.  Like five dollars for a full ass platter cheap.

I used to call the restaurant if I was out in the field to find out where he was gonna be just to get my BBQ on.
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Post by: Diomedes on August 08, 2011, 08:04:53 PM
mmm collards.

Not much I like about the South but collards (and grits) are life affirming to the max.
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Post by: ice grillin you on August 08, 2011, 08:09:44 PM
There's a place called Robinson's Barbeque that used to have a soul food truck that rode around to job sites before the construction industry collapsed.  They had the best goddamn ribs, chicken, mac & cheese & collards you've ever tasted.  And cheap too.  Like five dollars for a full ass platter cheap.

I used to call the restaurant if I was out in the field to find out where he was gonna be just to get my BBQ on.

i dont eat bbq but theres a bunch of those around here but they dont really move...they are always in the same spots on the side of roads...they arent cheap like that either...i stopped by one a couple weekends ago to get ribs for my girl and her friend and a rack was 22...which isnt crazy as it looked awesome but id expect to pay that in a restaurant not on the shoulder of a road


mmm collards.

Not much I like about the South but collards (and grits) are life affirming to the max.

i make bangin collards...actually i usually get them at that farmers market underneath 83 in baltimore...you ever go to that one....its pretty damn good
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Post by: Diomedes on August 08, 2011, 08:13:39 PM
no. the Waverly farmer's market (on Saturday) is across the street, so I never go downtown on Sunday.

bought 2 lbs of dark luscious greens just the day before yesterday.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on August 08, 2011, 09:38:27 PM
There was a time when luscious greens would have meant something else entirely. Slippin'.
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Post by: SunMo on August 08, 2011, 09:42:06 PM
hahaha, marijuana you mean
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Post by: rjs246 on August 08, 2011, 09:42:34 PM
Shhhhh. Snitches be errwerr.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on August 08, 2011, 10:33:41 PM
Speaking of "there was a time.."

A guy I know..62 years old or so..has a safe in his house.  One day thirty years ago or so, some kids who were playing at his house closed the thing and spun the wheel.  He didn't have the combination.  It hasn't been opened since.

Here's the rub: he's pretty sure there's a Thai stick in it. 

Those pre-date me by a few years, nevermind the span between when they stopped being available and when I started being available to them.

I want one.

What should I do?  Hire a locksmith?  How do you find a locksmith who won't rat you out if you have (30 year old) drugs in your safe?
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Post by: rjs246 on August 08, 2011, 10:34:45 PM
62 "or so"? What the farg?
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Post by: Diomedes on August 08, 2011, 10:36:57 PM
Maybe he's 64, I forget.  I don't track the man's birthday.
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Post by: rjs246 on August 08, 2011, 10:38:45 PM
So say he's 65 or so. Or say he's 60 or so. Weirdo.
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Post by: Sgt PSN on August 08, 2011, 10:38:57 PM
Dio loves old people
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Post by: Diomedes on August 08, 2011, 10:45:38 PM
Old people with drugs to give me, ya!
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Post by: Diomedes on August 08, 2011, 10:46:51 PM
So say he's 65 or so. Or say he's 60 or so. Weirdo.

but I remember his 60th birthday sometime recently...less than five years ago

when you're on 33rd st and you go to 39th street for lunch, you are going "up"
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Post by: rjs246 on August 08, 2011, 10:48:07 PM
Use 35th and 40th next time, ass.
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Post by: Diomedes on August 08, 2011, 10:49:59 PM
F that town.  Bunch of semantic fetishists.
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Post by: Sgt PSN on August 08, 2011, 10:50:07 PM
As far as the locksmith goes....call one and tell them you need a safe drilled but the contents are private and you'd rather he didn't see the contents.  Or hire Charlize Theron.  She never looks inside.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on August 08, 2011, 10:51:26 PM
F that town.  Bunch of semantic fetishists.

I'm just trying to help you learn from your mistakes.
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Post by: Diomedes on August 08, 2011, 10:51:46 PM
As far as the locksmith goes....call one and tell them you need a safe drilled but the contents are private and you'd rather he didn't see the contents.


I may try that..if I can get my 62 year old or so friend to agree

I'm sure he'll smoke with me.  A thai stick...I can't wait.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on August 08, 2011, 10:54:26 PM
I'm just trying to help you learn from your mistakes.

I'll remember that when I'm burning a thai stick down like it's 1974.
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Post by: rjs246 on August 08, 2011, 10:55:39 PM
The Dude abides.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Tomahawk on August 09, 2011, 09:46:51 AM
I'm just trying to help you learn from your mistakes.

I'll remember that when I'm burning a thai stick down like it's 1974.

Let me know when....if it's before winter/salt, I'll drive the '72 Riv out so we can cruise around and smoke the Thai stick (no homo)
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: lurking wierdo on August 09, 2011, 10:06:10 AM
I'm just trying to help you learn from your mistakes.

I'll remember that when I'm burning a thai stick down like it's 1974.

Let me know when....if it's before winter/salt, I'll drive the '72 Riv out so we can cruise around and smoke the Thai stick (no homo)
Hell yeah! I am in. You can fit about 13 people in a '72 Riv.
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Post by: ice grillin you on August 09, 2011, 10:08:52 AM
if you were a hot thai chick im pretty sure not a single person here would hang out with you to do anything....racist POS
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Post by: lurking wierdo on August 09, 2011, 10:18:22 AM
if you were a hot thai chick im pretty sure not a single person here would hang out with you to do anything....racist POS
I am far from racist. Joking about racism, sexism etc is one thing. Really believing these things is something else. There are plenty of PC iceholes out there who would never, ever say stillupfront or Jew bastich but are terrible racists. Actions speak much more loudly than words.
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Post by: DH on August 09, 2011, 12:09:04 PM
ill drive to md and open that thing for you right now
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Post by: Susquehanna Birder on August 21, 2011, 09:49:00 PM
Another meal at Bolete (2 and a half years since the previous one), and the place still kicks ass. I think the last time I ate there was the best meal I've ever had. This time was a very close second.
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Post by: phattymatty on August 22, 2011, 01:05:37 PM
Bobby Flay just opened up a Bobby's Burger Palace a few blocks from my apartment. Was hoping it sucked b/c he's kind of a cock but it was really good. Way better than 5 Guys and Shake Shack.
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Post by: Yeti on August 22, 2011, 07:00:50 PM
Pipersville Taven over the weekend.  Good steaks and seafood.
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Post by: Rome on August 22, 2011, 09:33:29 PM
Wrong thread, I know, but has anyone had the California Whopper at Burger King?  I don't eat fast food all that often but damn that looked good.
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Post by: Sgt PSN on August 22, 2011, 10:07:56 PM
I haven't even heard of it.  What is it, a Whopper with avacado? 
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Post by: Diomedes on August 22, 2011, 10:19:40 PM
And salsa, but no meat.   And smokers can't order it.
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Post by: Sgt PSN on August 22, 2011, 10:21:08 PM
Sounds fabulous. 
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Post by: Yeti on August 22, 2011, 10:34:15 PM
A california burger is two meat patties trying to farg each other.
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Post by: General_Failure on August 23, 2011, 12:07:07 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_wggps67h-qU/SvF70_pkT_I/AAAAAAAACUc/4o6nk7_Hcn0/s320/RaAhBBk4Tnoucxg7LfEjJzUio1_500.png)
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Post by: ice grillin you on August 23, 2011, 02:04:00 PM
New Paltz is pretty much a college town, yeah. During the semester probably 1/3 of the entire population is from SUNY. My buddy's girlfriend is from NP and whenever they visit each other she always comes to him because there's not much to do there.

im actually finding there is a decent amount to do here....every kind of food you could want...a really cool little record store...and way more restaurants than new paltz ny should have...last night i went to this place that i saw anthony bourdin goto and say they had the best fish tacos on the east coast

tomorrow night im going to a seafood market that bring in fresh fish daily from fulton street and has a bar/rest attached....had a couple of really really good pizza slices...im not thinking of moving here anytime soon but im pretty impressed...shouldnt be too suprising i guess because college town generally = cultured but i was a little skeptical because it was a branch of state university system which often arent like real college towns
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Dillen on August 23, 2011, 02:37:45 PM
I know a lot of people from that general area, Poughkeepsie, Kingston, etc and it seems almost everyone is love/hate with it. I'm not sure where exactly but there's supposed to be this incredible resort hotel in NP, my buddy and his girl went for a weekend. I'm sure it's expensive as hell but if you "sweat money" then you should look into it for a day, I'll try and find some info on it.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on August 23, 2011, 02:41:27 PM
yeah i think its called mohonk on the lake....i looked into staying here for this trip but it didnt take govt rates so i would have had to come out of pocket for it...it does look awesome but i have my own house on a lake in ny for free so i cant justify spending 300 a night on that place...im gonna drive by it tomorrow
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on September 02, 2011, 02:45:22 PM
Wrong thread, I know, but has anyone had the California Whopper at Burger King?  I don't eat fast food all that often but damn that looked good.

Tried it yesterday.  The guacamole was really bland and there was too much of it on the burger.  If you haven't had one yet, you're not missing much. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on September 05, 2011, 03:13:06 PM
Wrong thread, I know, but has anyone had the California Whopper at Burger King?  I don't eat fast food all that often but damn that looked good.

Tried it yesterday.  The guacamole was really bland and there was too much of it on the burger.  If you haven't had one yet, you're not missing much.

Just had one. Wasn't anything special. It's basically a whopper with Guacamole on it.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Tomahawk on September 21, 2011, 09:47:44 AM
If you're ever in downtown Chicago, go to Kinzie Chophouse for one of the best steaks you'll ever eat
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: DH on September 23, 2011, 09:34:23 AM
I had my first ever fried pickle last night...then my second, third and fourth. Holy shtein, those things are good...they'll be making their way to tailgate.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on September 23, 2011, 11:06:02 AM
They're damn good.  were they the spears or the slices
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: DH on September 23, 2011, 11:12:57 AM
spears..im telling you, i cant remember the last time I had anything for the first time that i liked as much.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on September 23, 2011, 11:14:08 AM
penis
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on September 23, 2011, 11:22:18 AM
I thought that's what he was talking about.  Pickle isn't a metaphor? 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on September 23, 2011, 12:31:25 PM
new orleans has retarded fried pickles....if only restaurants could duplicate that cajun sauce burger makes for their onion rings
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Tomahawk on September 25, 2011, 04:06:53 AM
(http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/4142/chickenfoot.jpg)

Lunch

They bring out a wok full of chicken, put it on a burner at your table, then pour water in. After that cooks and you eat all the chicken, you dump all the sides you ordered, such as mushrooms, lamb meat, pork, in the wok to let them cook. It's pretty good.

Also I finally learned how to use chopsticks
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on September 25, 2011, 08:15:50 AM
I think I speak for everyone here when I say...











 :puke

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on September 25, 2011, 12:00:35 PM
Um....is that a foot?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Tomahawk on September 25, 2011, 12:15:00 PM
Since chickens don't have hands, it must be. The Chinese eat the whole animal, regardless of make. The first day at the cafeteria at work, they served fish, but I couldn't bring myself to take the plate with the fish head. They also don't take the bones out of anything so you're constantly spitting them out.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: reese125 on October 04, 2011, 02:01:23 PM
Ive been racking my brain, checking out google but can't seem to find anywhere in the Philly area that has Alaskan King Crabs for a main course.

I'm not trying to Chickie and Pete it, trying to find something upscale. Anyone of you food critics know of a good place?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on October 04, 2011, 02:07:06 PM
dinardos definitely does
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on October 04, 2011, 02:11:03 PM
oh and anastasi in south phil has them
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: reese125 on October 04, 2011, 02:21:44 PM
Yeah, I know about Dinardos but from what I remember it's not really an upscale place.

That other place I never heard of. I'll check it out.

I was shooting more along the lines of a Union Trust, Butcher and Singer, Del Frisco's kind of setting but nothing happening. Thanks.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: paco on October 04, 2011, 03:01:55 PM
One of my guys is rolling off the project, and it looks like there is a 75% chance we will be going to an indian resturant.  While I like chineese food, friggin love thai, and have no problem with spicyness of either, I have found that indian food isnt my cup of tea.  Any safe suggestions to what I can order in case I get stuck having to go there?  And by safe, I mean "doesnt taste like a baby's diaper"
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on October 04, 2011, 03:17:50 PM
Tandoori chicken, basmati rice.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on October 04, 2011, 03:28:04 PM
Yeah, I know about Dinardos but from what I remember it's not really an upscale place.

That other place I never heard of. I'll check it out.

I was shooting more along the lines of a Union Trust, Butcher and Singer, Del Frisco's kind of setting but nothing happening. Thanks.

anastasi is not along those lines....i dont see crab legs outside of crab house type spots much anymore
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on October 04, 2011, 06:37:47 PM
dinardos definitely does

Ate there a few years ago and it gets my thumbs up. Not the best but definitely worth the price.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: MMH on October 04, 2011, 06:47:57 PM
Some of youse live in Baltimore, what's a good restaurant in the inner harbor?  I'll be there in two weeks for a scientific conference.  How bout little Italy?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on October 04, 2011, 06:59:24 PM
inner harbor is garbage...in fact baltimore is a horrendous food city in general

if you wanna eat little italy id go aldo's...but its fine italian dining not red and white checkered table cloth italian
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: MMH on October 04, 2011, 07:08:53 PM
I'm on corporate time, so I'm not looking for garbage.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on October 04, 2011, 07:13:16 PM
thats the spot then
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on October 05, 2011, 08:26:50 AM
i want to check out Dick's in Baltimore, it's a place where the wait staff insult you and talk shtein and you're supposed to give it right back.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on October 05, 2011, 08:36:46 AM
that sounds cool.....then afterwards you can go to chuck e cheese and have the organ playing hillbilly bear lead the wait staff in singing happy birthday to you
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on October 05, 2011, 08:51:07 AM
if we bring the kids down, yeah that would awesome
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on October 05, 2011, 12:16:57 PM
i want to check out Dick's in Baltimore, it's a place where the wait staff insult you and talk shtein and you're supposed to give it right back.

Used to go to the one in San Diego. Crabs aren't half bad. Been thrown out of there a few times for being belligerent. My old room mate was tossed in 2002 during Super Bowl week for talking shtein to Siragusa.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on October 05, 2011, 12:19:41 PM
lol, so they can give it out but can't take it?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 05, 2011, 05:42:02 PM
i want to check out Dick's in Baltimore, it's a place where the wait staff insult you and talk shtein and you're supposed to give it right back.

I've been there before.  Not to the one in Baltimore, but in San Diego.  Food is decent and the waitresses are bitches.  Our waitresss made paper hats and put them on my kids' heads.  One said "I have skid marks" and the other said "I'm with stupid" and had an arrow pointing down.  They were giving the waitress a bunch of shtein too and having fun until the waitress came back with a water gun and soaked the crap out of them. 

Good times. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on October 05, 2011, 06:53:13 PM
lol, so they can give it out but can't take it?

Depends. First time I was thrown out was because they said I was too drunk. I probably was but no more than I've been drunk on a regular night out. The second time I was talking shtein to one of the bartenders. He started giving me shtein about being in the Navy, so I said it beats being some douchebag bartender. We went back and forth for a bit then he got pissy and had me tossed. Third time was when I was with my old room mate. I was talking to the Goose and Chris Myers and they were really cool. My douchebag room mate started talking shtein about knocking Rich Gannon out (he's a Raiders fan) and was tossed. He was my ride so I had to go with him.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: DH on October 11, 2011, 12:33:27 PM
Ive got a few bosses in town tonight and was told to make dinner arrangements and not worry about the cost...

9:30 reservations at Jean-Georges in Trump Tower in Manhattan. From what I've been told, this is the best French restaurant in the world - France included. Till tonight, the best French cuisine Ive had came from Au Bon Pain. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on October 11, 2011, 05:59:24 PM
A buddy of mine ate at a place in Napa called The French Laundry and said it was the best food he's ever eaten anywhere.

I've never liked French cuisine but I'm sure the place you're going to will be spectacular.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on October 11, 2011, 06:28:28 PM
French Laundry is one of the most famous restaurants in the world. Same chef as Per Se in NYC. You ignorant hick.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on October 11, 2011, 07:34:31 PM
Am I ignorant because I've never had dinner there or am I ignorant because I'm not a fan of French cuisine?

Before you answer, please consider it carefully, because your opinion on the matter is crucial to my self-esteem.

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: hbionic on October 11, 2011, 07:43:03 PM
I vote its just because you're an uncultured, ignorant hick. It would be a totally different story if you were an cultured, mediocre-ly educated hick.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on October 11, 2011, 08:42:46 PM
The answer is Florida.

But seriously I only know about those two places because I have a buddy who is a chef. So I guess you don't have to kill yourself over it. Unless you want to. Your call really.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on October 12, 2011, 09:15:38 AM
Suicide pact?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: paco on October 12, 2011, 09:22:13 AM
Oh god, please yes.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on October 12, 2011, 09:41:28 AM
french laundry is on my bucket list of places to eat but it's like a minimum $300 per person to eat there. i have no problem throwing down cash for a good meal but i can't imagine anything being that good.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on October 12, 2011, 10:13:52 AM
ive never paid over a 150 for a meal that i wasnt dissapointed in....places that charge 300-600 for a meal should be nuked...never eaten at french laundry or per se but if you wanna eat a french meal somewhere famous just go to les halles...or even a not famous but really good nyc french bistro and youll get an as good or better meal for a third of the price

inn at little washington which youve probably eaten at matty is a perfect example of this....i went cause it was rated one of the ten best restaurants in the world and left wanting to stab the proprieters in the throat for stealing from me
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: charlie on October 12, 2011, 11:12:44 AM
if you're going to pay, at minimum, 300 per person to eat at a french restaurant... it may be the same cost to just go to france.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: DH on October 12, 2011, 12:22:59 PM
So, the meal was pretty good...started off with tuna tartar strips w/ some avacado suace - best part of the meal. Then had some soup and finished of w the beef tenderloin. The dessert came out at 1230, which I didnt eat, but holy shtein it looked good.

Overall, I was more impressed by the service than I was the food. I wouldn't run to go back there, but if I wasn't paying, I'd certainly recommend.

For 7 people, with 2 bottles of wine and a few cocktails, we probably spent 2G's. Not my money, so I was happy.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: hbionic on October 12, 2011, 01:45:21 PM
ive never paid over a 150 for a meal that i wasnt dissapointed in....places that charge 300-600 for a meal should be nuked...never eaten at french laundry or per se but if you wanna eat a french meal somewhere famous just go to les halles...or even a not famous but really good nyc french bistro and youll get an as good or better meal for a third of the price

inn at little washington which youve probably eaten at matty is a perfect example of this....i went cause it was rated one of the ten best restaurants in the world and left wanting to stab the proprieters in the throat for stealing from me

 :-D
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 12, 2011, 04:17:55 PM
So, the meal was pretty good...started off with tuna tartar strips w/ some avacado suace - best part of the meal. Then had some soup and finished of w the beef tenderloin. The dessert came out at 1230, which I didnt eat, but holy shtein it looked good.

Overall, I was more impressed by the service than I was the food. I wouldn't run to go back there, but if I wasn't paying, I'd certainly recommend.

For 7 people, with 2 bottles of wine and a few cocktails, we probably spent 2G's. Not my money, so I was happy.

I can probably count on 1 hand how many times I've gone to a restaurant where you spend more than $100/person and that is more  or less how I feel about high priced dining.  Not to say that the food wasn't delicious, but given my income, it will be very hard for me to drop c notes on dinner and say "that was totally worth the cost" based on the meal alone.  When you fork out that kind of cash, you're paying for service and atmosphere just as much as you're paying for the food.  And in my few high priced dining experiences, the service and ambiance, along with the food, made the experience worth the price. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on October 12, 2011, 04:58:09 PM
Congratulations on managing to enjoy an expensive meal.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 12, 2011, 05:40:05 PM
It's a struggle at times, but I try. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 12, 2011, 07:44:17 PM
I have never been a "foodie" so I could never imagine dropping a bill a person (or more) for dinner.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on October 13, 2011, 12:39:55 AM
I have never been a "foodie" so I could never imagine dropping a bill a person (or more) for dinner.

a hundy is nothing for a good meal and has nothing to do with being a foodie....a top notch steak house is a bill without even thinking....its when you start getting into the 200+ range that it becomes foodieism
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: reese125 on October 13, 2011, 09:03:18 AM
if you're dropping 200+ beans per person, there had better be lots of alcohol involved on your side of the bill because there is no single food in the world worth dropping that much money on. none.

unless of course you just feel like dropping $200,000 on a piece of white truffle one saturday night.

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: DH on October 13, 2011, 11:40:14 AM
In the right state of mind, I'm pretty sure I'd pay $200 for a perfect tomato pie..
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on October 13, 2011, 12:08:10 PM
Exactly. Value is in the eye (mouth?) of the beholder.

I love all of the indignant "I would never pay x-amount for a meal, you're all idiots!" shtein.

You pay that much for the experience. Food is food. Even the best food on earth is still chewed, swallowed and shtein out a few hours later. You pay more for the experience of something new/different. If you can't wrap your heads around that you probably aren't very smart.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on October 13, 2011, 12:35:26 PM
the point is there is no food "experience" worth 600 dollars...the only reason i can see to do something ike that is to tell other people you did it....its not a good reason but its more of a reason than saying the food is that good or the service was top notch
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: rjs246 on October 13, 2011, 12:39:02 PM
Let me rephrase that.

No food experience is worth it, TO YOU. And the only reason YOU might do it is to tell people that YOU did it.

There. Now your point has been made clearly. Seeing things from other peoples' perspectives isn't really your strong suit, huh?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 13, 2011, 12:42:50 PM
In the right state of mind, I'm pretty sure I'd pay $200 for a perfect tomato pie..

Next time we tailgate, you send me $200 and I'll bring another pie from Corropolese. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 13, 2011, 12:49:40 PM
Seeing things from other peoples' perspectives isn't really your strong suit, huh?

This is my biggest knock on IGY.  As liberal as he says he is, he's absolutely terrible at acknowledging/respecting other people's point of view if it's different from his own.  Sometimes I think the only thing that separates him from conservatives is the fact that he cares about po' black folk.  Because other than that, he thinks just like them. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on October 13, 2011, 12:53:16 PM
i always acknowledge other peoples point of view and i also acknowledge my right to think they are dummies

if someone can point me to a $600 meal that is truly worth that money im all IN....but i think ill be waiting a long time
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on October 13, 2011, 12:55:26 PM
Kim Kardashian in a bikini is your waitress.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: reese125 on October 13, 2011, 12:56:14 PM
go tell someone you had dinner at Pierres Bistro (made up name) in France, and when they ask you how much you paid tell them $600 person---see if you dont get slapped in the face for stupidity.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: DH on October 13, 2011, 02:07:24 PM
I've never slapped anyone in the face, and I know plenty of stupid people.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: reese125 on October 13, 2011, 02:22:15 PM
that picture of you punching dude in the face at the game says otherwise.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: DH on October 13, 2011, 02:28:42 PM
I punch, I don't slap.

Next time we tailgate, you send me $200 and I'll bring another pie from Corropolese.

That's the one; holy shtein, there is absolutely nothing in the world better than a pie from that joint.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on October 13, 2011, 02:29:10 PM
I slap stupid people in the face three, four times a week.  Never caused a single problem for me.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: DH on October 13, 2011, 02:31:28 PM
we really need to start hanging out
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: reese125 on October 13, 2011, 02:39:21 PM
I punch, I don't slap.

Next time we tailgate, you send me $200 and I'll bring another pie from Corropolese.

That's the one; holy shtein, there is absolutely nothing in the world better than a pie from that joint.

ha--Id rather jerk off a giraffe than pay $200 for pizza....and Im 100% dego.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 13, 2011, 02:41:59 PM
If you were 100% then you'd know the difference between a pizza and a tomato pie. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on October 13, 2011, 02:45:21 PM
Arguing for the other side, if you were 100%, you would be so stupid that you wouldn't know how to spell the ethnic slur everyone uses to describe you.

Dago.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: reese125 on October 13, 2011, 02:45:53 PM
va fangul
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: General_Failure on October 13, 2011, 02:47:58 PM
I slap stupid people in the face three, four times a week.  Never caused a single problem for me.

So how's fatherhood treating you?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 13, 2011, 02:53:07 PM
Arguing for the other side, if you were 100%, you would be so stupid that you wouldn't know how to spell the ethnic slur everyone uses to describe you.

Dago.

Actually, both spellings are common.  I don't know for certain which was the original or "proper" spelling, but I do know that there's a town in Italy called Dego, so I've always assumed there was some sort of connection between the town and the slur. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on October 13, 2011, 02:54:45 PM
Actually, both spellings are common.


Google each and tell me that again.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: General_Failure on October 13, 2011, 02:55:39 PM
They're both common spellings, one just happens to be a common misspelling.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 13, 2011, 03:16:50 PM
Actually, both spellings are common.


Google each and tell me that again.

 

Dego, which originated as Diego (Spanish) is commonly used to describe Italians, Portuguese and others of similar appearance.

Dago comes from "As the 'day goes'" which is how Italian laborers were paid during the early 1900's. 

Either could be applied but I guess "Dago" is the more offensive term.  When it's spoken though it's impossible to tell the difference.  I guess from now on I'll have to ask people to spell it so I know how much hate they're putting behind it.   

 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: General_Failure on October 13, 2011, 04:01:35 PM
That's what we do with stillupfront and stillupfront's mom, so why not?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on October 13, 2011, 04:24:03 PM
don't denigrate dagos
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 13, 2011, 04:26:11 PM
The filters on this board are out of control. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on October 13, 2011, 04:27:37 PM
They are like 9/10ths of the charm.

that is incredibly accurate
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 13, 2011, 04:29:46 PM
Fair enough. 

Now let's get back to the fact that reese doesn't know the difference between a pizza and a tomato pie. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Munson on October 13, 2011, 04:37:30 PM
What about Ra fleshpopy?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: reese125 on October 13, 2011, 05:13:21 PM
Fair enough. 

Now let's get back to the fact that reese doesn't know the difference between a pizza and a tomato pie.

Stop yourself.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on October 13, 2011, 06:36:01 PM
Tomato pies are for Romes from Trenton and Tacony who are too provincial and boorish to call them pizzas like everyone else in the universe.

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on October 13, 2011, 06:38:24 PM
Tomato pies are for Romes from Trenton and Tacony who are too provincial and boorish to call them pizzas like everyone else in the universe.

lol...pretty much.....its also for wanna be italians to sound LEGIT....kinda like bennigans on st pattys day
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 13, 2011, 07:27:57 PM
Tomato pies are for Romes from Trenton and Tacony who are too provincial and boorish to call them pizzas like everyone else in the universe.

lol...pretty much.....its also for wanna be italians to sound LEGIT....kinda like bennigans on st pattys day

You're both idiots.  It's actually Sicilian in it's roots....which is why I said it's funny that reese didn't know the difference between pizza and tomato pie. 

Any good wop worth his weight in pasta would know the difference. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Diomedes on October 13, 2011, 07:32:52 PM
At least you spelled 'wop' correctly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55fR6UUFH-A&feature=related
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: reese125 on October 13, 2011, 08:01:32 PM
a tomato pie is like an apple pie but with tomatoes in it right?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 13, 2011, 08:04:41 PM
a tomato pie is like an apple pie but with tomatoes in it right?

Uh, sure. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: General_Failure on October 13, 2011, 10:11:24 PM
Are you sure? Because I bet if I check Urban Dictionary there will be a completely different definition there.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on October 13, 2011, 11:36:46 PM
tomato pie is a girl's puss while she's on the rag.

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 13, 2011, 11:58:25 PM
Farging matty. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Tomahawk on October 14, 2011, 02:27:12 AM
REDWINGS!! 1
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on October 14, 2011, 03:23:38 AM
a tomato pie is like an apple pie but with tomatoes in it right?

lol
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 14, 2011, 03:29:40 AM
Next time I see you fools at a game, Imma go all DH on you.  Meadowlands style, bitches. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on October 14, 2011, 05:53:19 AM
so you're gonna get rip-roaring drunk on a six pack of zima and then throw up all over yourself after you walk around in a circle high-fiving yourself for ten minutes?

awesome!
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 14, 2011, 11:29:18 AM
You'll be sorry when I do.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on October 25, 2011, 04:23:41 PM
McRib fans take note: the elusive sandwich is back on the menu. For the second time in almost 17 years, this unique McDonald's dish will be available at every location in the country through November 14.

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on November 27, 2011, 07:09:42 PM
Was in AC this weekend so me and the lady friend ate at Phillips Seafood. We started off with their spinach and crab dip which was ridiculous. I had the crab cakes and she got the Salmon (we split each). Crab Cakes were really good and so was the salmon. Her's came with zucchini which was good and mine came with mashed potatoes which were just okay. Overall I'd go again although it was a little pricey.
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Post by: Seabiscuit36 on November 27, 2011, 07:17:44 PM
Phillips Seafood is like the Outback of steakhouses
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Post by: Diomedes on November 27, 2011, 07:48:12 PM
We have one in the inner harbor...they just moved from one of the Inner Harbor malls to the old ESPNZone.  Never been there.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Munson on November 27, 2011, 07:51:12 PM
Phillips Seafood is like the Outback of steakhouses

Phillip is Australian?
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Post by: ice grillin you on November 27, 2011, 09:37:22 PM
We have one in the inner harbor...they just moved from one of the Inner Harbor malls to the old ESPNZone.  Never been there.

theres approximtely 4000 seafood restaurants in maryland better than phillips...calling it the outback of seafood rest. is probably going a little too far but its not a ridiculous statement at all
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on November 28, 2011, 12:24:58 PM
The one in OC, Md was great 20 yrs ago.  Haven't been there since.

Also - I worked the Turkey Run car show in Daytona this past week and had some of the best carny food ever.  There's a roast beef stand there that sells the biggest and best one next to Nick's I've had.  No exaggeration the thing had at least a pound of beef on it.

And as staff we get them at half price too.

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on November 28, 2011, 06:39:47 PM
the more meat genrally the worse a sandwich is..there nothing worse than a hoagie with too much meat....btw nicks roast beef sandwiches dont have a lot of meat on them at all...its the perfect mix of bread meat and gravy
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on November 28, 2011, 06:52:24 PM
Agree with Havas. If there's one thing he's good at, it's being fat.  Dook knows food.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on November 29, 2011, 01:09:55 PM
Well, considering I've eaten both I'll go ahead and stick to my opinion on the matter.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: AO1 on December 11, 2011, 12:44:29 PM
Lady friend took me to Pod last night for my birthday. Not really my scene as it's a hoidy toidy sort of place and I was also a little skeptical because it's a Stephen Starr restaurant and the last one I ate at (Buddakhan) sucked hard. I got the lobster pod sushi roll as an appetizer and the wasabi filet for an entree (came with mashed potatoes). Would definitely eat there again, every thing was very good. Had a spring roll with peanut butter/marshmellow in the middle with chocolate sauce that you dipped it into.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on December 11, 2011, 08:37:36 PM
The bar I watch the Eagles at has fairly awful pub grub all around but they do have one dish that's retarded.  It's baked oysters and basically they steam six oysters then put lump crab meat/shrimp stuffing on top then bake them in the broiler.  I get drawn butter & lemon with them and they're unreal.  All that for $7.95... it's the steal of all time.
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Post by: MMH on December 14, 2011, 07:23:38 PM
Had dinner for my anniversary at a French place called levichyssois.  In the middle of nowhere in McHenry county, IL.
Pretty good and damn reasonable for a high end French joint.  Had skate wing, which was a first for me.  Tasted a bit like shark.  Tasty, they had a good broth for it.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on December 20, 2011, 12:17:17 PM
restaurant.com is doing $25 certs for a buck

use promo code JOY
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on December 20, 2011, 12:17:58 PM
the email says $1, but my discount for one i tried to buy made my cost $2.  still a good deal
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on December 20, 2011, 12:25:52 PM
that email pisses me off everytime....its basically the same 80% off deal they run every couple weeks but they do that $1 thing to try and trick you
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on December 20, 2011, 12:43:50 PM
and it crushes the site
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on December 20, 2011, 12:48:53 PM
Paco was in DC and went to Ruth's Chris for dinner.

MOCK!
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on December 20, 2011, 12:49:33 PM
MAck!!
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on December 20, 2011, 12:51:48 PM
I suggested chicken n waffles but was brutally rebuffed.

He's dead to me now.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: paco on December 22, 2011, 09:02:55 AM
Paco was in DC and went to Ruth's Chris for dinner.

MOCK!
Yes, because in my 2 years working in DC, that is the ONLY resturant I have visited.  Jackass.

And yes, the steak and lobster was delicious.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on December 22, 2011, 09:53:45 AM
Fun fact: The reason many expensive restaurants become expensive chain restaurants is often because they're pretty good.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on December 22, 2011, 02:10:46 PM
Umpissible
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on December 22, 2011, 03:45:26 PM
Fun fact: The reason many expensive restaurants become expensive chain restaurants is often because they're pretty good.

and the reason they usually arent even in the top 20 restaurants in a city is because they turned into a chain


btw i got four restuarant.com coupons today and one of them i got for a dollar....first time ive ever seen that and i cant figure out why this particular one was different
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on December 22, 2011, 03:51:59 PM
I used a restaurant.com coupon last night. The meal was just OK, of course. The really good places aren't on restaurant.com.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on December 22, 2011, 03:58:56 PM
generally thats true....but i have two places within three miles of me that are really good spots...not really good as in four star shtein but really good as in bar food and mexican....and the bar food spot includes alcohol in the coupon

i also have one for one of the best restaurants in DC which i couldnt believe when i saw simply because as you said really good places dont usually lower themselves to rest.com...its a great one too...spend 200 (which is easy to do) and get a 100 off...also includes alcohol and they have one of the best mixologists in the city
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: BigEd76 on December 22, 2011, 04:14:29 PM
dunno if FF is familiar with the place but I had lunch at The Saloon of Newtown the other day.  The vodka rigatoni was pretty good and they didn't skimp out on the prosciutto
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on December 23, 2011, 11:37:59 AM
generally thats true....but i have two places within three miles of me that are really good spots...not really good as in four star shtein but really good as in bar food and mexican....and the bar food spot includes alcohol in the coupon

i also have one for one of the best restaurants in DC which i couldnt believe when i saw simply because as you said really good places dont usually lower themselves to rest.com...its a great one too...spend 200 (which is easy to do) and get a 100 off...also includes alcohol and they have one of the best mixologists in the city

Yeah, this place I went to includes alcohol too. Only reason it's worth it.

dunno if FF is familiar with the place but I had lunch at The Saloon of Newtown the other day.  The vodka rigatoni was pretty good and they didn't skimp out on the prosciutto

Never heard of it. What's the address? Probably used to be called something else.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: BigEd76 on December 24, 2011, 09:50:06 AM
It's on Sycamore St, across from the old Acme, about a block away from The Green Parrot.  It's another of the old houses in that area that was converted to a restaurant.  They have burgers, sandwiches, soups, pasta and seafood....the usual...
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on January 09, 2012, 10:15:48 AM
went to McNally's in Chestnut Hill on Saturday and had a real schmitter.  cool place
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 08, 2012, 08:06:46 AM
oh boy folks.....theres a new restaurant in town....exciting times!

bwawahaha MA

http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/231419/group/homepage/
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on March 08, 2012, 08:15:18 AM
marilyn hagerty certainly appears to be on the cutting edge of the culinary scene of grand forks
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 08, 2012, 08:18:18 AM
i give her credit for just being able to formulate a sentence in her 100's

theres so many amazing quotables in that review that i dont even know where to begin...what i do know is that i will be reading her archives
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Rome on March 08, 2012, 08:37:10 AM
Not for nothing but what were you doing on the Grand Forks Herald website?

Is that Todd's next career destination?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 08, 2012, 08:51:46 AM
this site is your friend...

http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/north-america-newspapers.htm
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on March 08, 2012, 09:29:51 AM
Quote
She first brought me the familiar Olive Garden salad bowl with crisp greens, peppers, onion rings and yes — several black olives.

this made me laugh.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 08, 2012, 09:43:55 AM
i laughed at that too
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Post by: hbionic on March 08, 2012, 02:52:22 PM
You guys should farg.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on March 08, 2012, 03:23:44 PM
black olives are a rare find in the dakotas.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on March 08, 2012, 03:33:45 PM
oh boy folks.....theres a new restaurant in town....exciting times!

bwawahaha MA

http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/231419/group/homepage/

This is awful.  Just farging awful.  I like a lot of things that small towns have to offer but I can't defend this. 
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on March 08, 2012, 03:38:00 PM
i want to give that entire town the benefit of the doubt and say they let her continue to write articles because she's old and its hilarious to read.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 08, 2012, 03:47:33 PM
thing is while it certainly isnt a metropolis grand forks isnt a small town...its got over 50 thousand people

its bigger than harrisburg and would be like the 14th largest city/town in pa

this is a MA thing not a small town thing
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 12, 2012, 05:23:22 PM
i dont know how i didnt know this but i just found out about two weeks ago that baltimore is known for pit beef....its kinda to them what the steak is to philly....anyway so this weekend i went to what is supposedly their best spot...

mound of beef on a kaiser role with tiger sauce (a mayo/horseradish sauce) and raw onions....its was god damn great...my girl got pulled pork bbq...not what they are known for but she said it was the best bbq shes had in quite a while
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on March 12, 2012, 05:32:31 PM
i don't know how its possible you didn't know this either.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: Sgt PSN on March 12, 2012, 06:25:36 PM
The resturant must not have been featured in The Wire.
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Post by: BigEd76 on March 12, 2012, 09:54:52 PM
Visited Columbia and Bernini while in Tampa.  Both were crowded but the food was good
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on March 13, 2012, 08:41:11 AM
The resturant must not have been featured in The Wire.

If he went to Chap's, which I'm assuming he did because he said tiger sauce, it was featured in The Wire
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 13, 2012, 08:49:42 AM
didnt go to chaps....chaps is supposedly overrated...tiger sauce is universal and not specific to chaps
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on March 13, 2012, 08:50:10 AM
where did you go then?
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 13, 2012, 08:50:40 AM
pioneer
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on March 13, 2012, 08:57:09 AM
lol johnnycake rd
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 13, 2012, 08:58:54 AM
http://www.seriouseats.com/2011/06/maryland-pit-beef-barbecue.html

(http://www.seriouseats.com/images/pioneer-pit-beef-woodlawn-maryland.jpg)

Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: phattymatty on March 13, 2012, 09:06:30 AM
that old lady from north dakota was on the today show this morning...didn't know that restaurant review went viral.
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 13, 2012, 09:08:43 AM
i tend to set this kind of shtein off
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: SunMo on March 13, 2012, 09:19:25 AM
there's a really good place at the elkton exit before the delaware tolls called Durham's, they have great pit beef.

i wanna try this pioneer place though
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 13, 2012, 09:25:38 AM
problem with elkton is theres no way im driving that far for pit beef and if im there anyway it means im going to philly where there are approximately 947 sandwiches id rather have than a pit beef

we can get pioneer next time you come down...its less than 20 minutes from me
Title: Re: Anyone had a good meal at a restaurant lately?
Post by: ice grillin you on March 16, 2012, 01:27:22 PM
bangin gyro from a food truck near the office for lunch today


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