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Old 02-01-2005, 07:09 AM   #21
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The tortilla soup at Dos Rios in Dallas is absolutely
fantastico. I have tried to duplicate it but fell short.

We get our "fix" todas las semanas.

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Old 02-01-2005, 07:32 AM   #22
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[quote]French fries/gravy Po-boy (on classic New Orleans bread) at one of several truck stops surrounding the city.

To pick a favorite restaurant in NOLA would be like a parent chosing his favorite kid.

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I grew up in New Orleans on West Bank. Used to go drinking/dancing at the 509 down by the ferry. When they closed for the evening we'd go to Luke's just down the street where he made the best roast beef po-boy ever. Luke has been dead for years and I dunno if anybody replaced him. When I get to the Big Easy, I always make sure I get shrimp po-boys. Now I go to Salvo's on the Belle Chase Hwy, about 1/2 mile thru the tunnel.

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Does anybody else try to recreate their favorite at home or is it just me?
The main reason for going out to a joint is that you get something that you wouldn't eat at home, no matter how good it was.* I would rather it be a big mystery as to how my favorite dish is prepared.* I guess it is all part of "the experience" of eating at a specific greasy spoon.

P.S. Sorry for the delay over a year later, I guess I got a bit behind in my stuff.
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Mikeyd, are you going to go through a year of posts? Man oh man, are you tough.
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Martha,

I'm too busy now to respond to your inquiry, I'll have to get* back to you at a later date.
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I wish I had time to read this and come up with a snarky comment.
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For Steak: Cattlemans in El Paso
For Japanese: Kobe Steakhouse--Honolulu
For Chicken Fried Steak:: MidTown Grill Lafayette LA. *Name may be wrong, but it is the smallish 50's place across from the hospital.
For Fish:: Halibut at the Ketchikan outdoor fish fry. *Don't think it has a real name.
For Brisket::My backyard.
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Is this that place East of EP about an hour or so on I-10? Used to be a ranch (maybe still is)? If so, I do not recall the food, but it is one of the best for authentic atmosphere.
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Is this that place East of EP about an hour or so on I-10? Used to be a ranch (maybe still is)? If so, I do not recall the food, but it is one of the best for authentic* atmosphere.
East, but not that far.*Still a ranch.* In the good ol days, they didn't do reservations so you had to plan on 90 minutes or so.* No problemo,* the parking lot was tailgate party central.* *Chow was served family style and it was good!* Of course they had one of those "if you can eat it --it's free" steaks.* Never tried it.
My experience is dated, but the locals say the food is still great even if the experience is a bit more dignified.
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Does beer count as a meal? It's liquid bread, right? Best beer anywhere in the world is made in the Czech Republic. Doesn't matter what brand--every town has its own brewery. A couple of years ago in July we were in Cesky Krumlov, a small and beautifully preserved medieval town. After a delicious dinner of something with noodles and the world's best BEER, we walked to the town square. One of the bars had moved their giant plasma TV outside and we all watched the Czech Republic vs. Denmark in the World Cup finals. A taxi driver drove onto the square, let out his passengers, then sat on the hood of his car to watch the game. It was a beautiful evening, even though the Czechs lost.

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Long ago and far far away:

New Orleans style barbeque shrimp - Pascal Manales on Napolean Street? in the Garden District of New Orleans with the "old Dixie longneck' beer.

Now - ?? What's near Kansas City - either side of the river.

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Old 02-08-2006, 11:03 PM   #33
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In Corpus Christi, TX the handsdown favorite for quality seafood is Two Georges. They used to only serve family style, but now they have added plate meals. Everything there is fresh and well-seasoned. Ironically, I first heard about the place while I was in San Francisco when I overheard people talking about the food there being as good as on Fisherman's Wharf.

In Chicago, the best pizza, IMHO, can be obtained from Lou Manalti's. Make a pilgammage every time I get to the "windy city". I think their pizza is flat out addictive!!!!!!!!

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tagliatelle with cinghiale
Funny, but for me this dish is getting to be really dull!! (I was going to say boring.)

Real Italian food is splendid if you're a tourist, but they are so parochial that each zone serves its specialities and nothing else. If you want fish, you have to go to Naples or Sicily, or at least to the seashore; if you want a steak, Tuscany; good tortellini and lasagne, Emilia; sausages, Norcia; roast pork, Ariccia, and so on. It's a lot of driving and the cost of gas will kill you!

There are essentially NO ethnic restaurants outside of big cities, and even then they are few and far between. Just got back from Florence where I desperately tried to find ANYthing but Italian food and had no luck after walking 'til I had blisters. The 2 or 3 we saw were all closed for lunch.

So my favorite restaurant at this point is "any restaurant that doesn't serve Italian food"! I mean, I'm even up for McDonald's at this point, or some scuzzy Tiki Hut 'polynesian' with the gelatinous sweet and sour sauce.

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Hi Bob_Smith!

I too am always in serach of the holy grail...the perfect lasagna! An all day love affair. You pm me your receipe and I'll reciprocate.

OTIS...I hope to see you at Nance's sometime...anytime. I've been going there since the 80's. ummmmmmmmmmmmmm steamed oysters, cold beer. Repeat.
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You had me fooled for a minute there.

The Bob_Smith post on this thread was in January of 2005. He hasn't posted since February 17 of last year.

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Hot August day outside of Cornerbrooke, Newfoundland, bnought live Lobster at side of road for 0.89 a pound, she cooked it right there, we had to tell her how much we owed, she could not do the math.

Bought beer at the Gas Station, headed into the bush so the Royal Newfoundland Constulbary wouldn't find us, all other Restaurants pale against that experiance.
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New Orleans style barbeque shrimp - Pascal Manales on Napolean Street? in the Garden District of New Orleans with the "old Dixie longneck' beer.

Now - ?? What's near Kansas City - either side of the river.

Aah! Dixie Beer. From the little brewery that would rather be best than biggest.

UM, You ever had a muffelata from the Central Grocery? A little touristy, I know, but t'was good.
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Yep

Had muff's from all over the city - Central Grocery is/was still the best - although others had their favorite places.
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I went to a Mexican restaurant the other night and had a plate of shrimp quesadillas and boy were they good. Chased down by a cold beer...........life just don't get any better. *8)
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