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best advice for anyone cooking steak

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Got me hankering for a nice thick ribeye, for breakfast!!
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so how is everyone doing their turkey?

I am going to use a simple herbal brine for mine, then smoke it on the grill with mesquite chips

this is a good source of tips and info on brining : http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguide ... rs/brining" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Well father in law doing the turkey. He will do it tradional. I will be doing the sweet potato casserole, wife doing pecan pie, son is doing deviled eggs.
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I hear rumor of my uncle doing deep fried turkey. This would bring me great pleasure.

Do any of you go in for the Thanksgiving Gravy Noodles? I've heard this is a southern thing, but my family's done it for years.
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my neighborhood food experience is now complete because I noticed on the way home from work on Friday a brand new establishment - Duck Donuts

if you have never experienced the fried dough glory of a Duck's donut, you are being deprived ... hot fresh and wonderful, topped to your choice as you order them ... I had maple glazed topped with bacon with my coffee as a breakfast treat and a cinnamon sugar one for dessert

I believe Duck Donuts to be the absolute best franchise donut ... better than my long time favorite Krispy Kreme

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they are primarily on the east coast for now ... see if there is one near you ... you will not be disappointed - https://duckdonuts.com/location-list" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Boris13c wrote:my neighborhood food experience is now complete because I noticed on the way home from work on Friday a brand new establishment - Duck Donuts

if you have never experienced the fried dough glory of a Duck's donut, you are being deprived ... hot fresh and wonderful, topped to your choice as you order them ... I had maple glazed topped with bacon with my coffee as a breakfast treat and a cinnamon sugar one for dessert

I believe Duck Donuts to be the absolute best franchise donut ... better than my long time favorite Krispy Kreme

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they are primarily on the east coast for now ... see if there is one near you ... you will not be disappointed - https://duckdonuts.com/location-list" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
wait are these fried in duck fat?
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RustyTrubisky wrote:
Boris13c wrote:my neighborhood food experience is now complete because I noticed on the way home from work on Friday a brand new establishment - Duck Donuts

if you have never experienced the fried dough glory of a Duck's donut, you are being deprived ... hot fresh and wonderful, topped to your choice as you order them ... I had maple glazed topped with bacon with my coffee as a breakfast treat and a cinnamon sugar one for dessert

I believe Duck Donuts to be the absolute best franchise donut ... better than my long time favorite Krispy Kreme

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they are primarily on the east coast for now ... see if there is one near you ... you will not be disappointed - https://duckdonuts.com/location-list" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
wait are these fried in duck fat?
Caloric Information: Each donut contains approximately 210 calories.

Key Ingredients: Our vanilla cake donuts are fried in a soy based shortening and contain the following key ingredients:

Wheat and corn flour
soybean oil
nonfat dry milk
egg yolks
beta carotene.
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oh well that's not very exciting.
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In my freezer there is, temporarily, some smoked german sausage made from my son's black bear he got last fall...

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thanks to the hunter of my friends group, I was gifted with some nice spicy deer sausage with the stipulation I was making breakfast for the crew ... so I combined the deer sausage with Jimmy Dean's Sage sausage for the biscuits and gravy ... it was perfect ... the pork complemented the venison without overwhelming it

there were 10 of us at the breakfast/brunch and I thought I had made enough for maybe 16 (in case a couple of stragglers changed their minds and showed up) ... it stayed at 10 ... there were no leftovers of the gravy but had some scrambled eggs left

we ran out of biscuits before we ran out of gravy, so we substituted toasted Kings Hawaiian Bread to finish mopping things up

yeah, we were pigs ... but happy pigs
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tasty Pork Loin - a trio of options

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I've tried a few different ways to make a deep dish at home ... this seems like it should work, and one I'm going to try :

Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza Recipe

on the east coast, they call thick crust pizza deep dish, which is just wrong ... even the Pizzeria Uno chain doesn't do it quite right as their crust is too thick, and much thicker than the Chicago restaurant ... but, in a pinch, it's the best option
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My favorite italian sausage is Louis Rich Turkey Italian Sausage. The shit is so good and not fatty at all. I will try that recipe above.
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my biggest issue with home made pizza is the crust ... so I am hopeful this crust recipe works out
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I love that Boris is necromancing a lot of these original Lounge threads.

Since I've become a diabetic my diet has slightly changed. My go-to luxury snack is a spoonful of peanut butter, and my favorite food in general is chili. Make chili (or variations thereof) year-round.
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Boris13c wrote:my biggest issue with home made pizza is the crust ... so I am hopeful this crust recipe works out
I try various things often for crust. I have used the bread machine (yes I still have one and use it) which works pretty well. I have used frozen bread dough, also had success. Tried many homemade recipes and found you actually have to get the water to the temp suggested and that makes the biggest difference. Made one that included honey and it was damn good.
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Otis Day wrote:
Boris13c wrote:my biggest issue with home made pizza is the crust ... so I am hopeful this crust recipe works out
I try various things often for crust. I have used the bread machine (yes I still have one and use it) which works pretty well. I have used frozen bread dough, also had success. Tried many homemade recipes and found you actually have to get the water to the temp suggested and that makes the biggest difference. Made one that included honey and it was damn good.

I also still have my bread machine and use it regularly

the pizza dough recipe that came with the bread machine recipe book sucks, but I found a couple of others I can use in the bread machine that are good ... still haven't found the great recipe yet
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Premise is easy. Ever eat some delicious steak or a great ice cream cone, etc., and then think to yourself, "My god that was the best thing I can remember eating?"


I want to hear your stories.

In no order, for me:
  • "The Duke" calzone, Sauce On The Side, St. Louis, MO. BBQ Chicken, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Corn Salsa, Smoked Cheddar, Mozzarella, Smoked Chili Oil. I sat there in pure bliss scarfing it down, in pure disbelief. It's amazing. I hope those of you in STL can try it sometime.
  • Cinnamon Ice Cream, House Of Flavors, Manistee, MI. I was maybe 13, 14 years old, and during a family camping trip to Michigan, and we stopped at this awesome diner/ice cream shop in Manistee. For a place that had 100+ flavors and varieties of ice cream, the straight up cinnamon ice cream sounded unique and delicious. Got a giant portion in a waffle cone and even then as a young man, I realized that I was consuming something extraordinary. I don't know if it would hold up now, but at the time it was a revelation.
  • Leftover Pizza & Cheesy Bread Assortment, Domino's/Chubby's Pizza, Charleston, IL. During a 4th of July party at my house back in...2007, maybe, we had upwards of 50-60 people at our scummy bachelor pad for what kids today would call a "banger." At the time, our main core of buddies knew a handful of people who worked for local pizza chains. While I was busy slugging down everclear+koolaid and keystone lights, they had kindly brought piles and piles of delicious pizza and cheesy bread orders that apparently they get quite a few of at the end of their shifts (cancelled orders, etc). Party raged on, I went to bed, and woke up with a hangover that could cripple a donkey. I waddle painfully to the fridge in the bright morning sun, open the door, and see the greatest sight: Box upon box upon box of leftover pizza and cheesy bread, nary of which had been eaten the night before. Apparently people just didn't give a shit and as a result we had the greatest of leftovers. As I ate, it was pure, pure ecstasy. Nothing does in a hangover like cold bread, cheese, and tomato sauce, all slathered in grease.
HONORABLE MENTIONS:
  • Leftover steak on New Years Day 2009
  • Cheese samples, Mars' Cheese Castle, 2012
  • My grandma's spaghetti, multiple occasions


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UOK wrote: [*] "The Duke" calzone, Sauce On The Side, St. Louis, MO. BBQ Chicken, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Corn Salsa, Smoked Cheddar, Mozzarella, Smoked Chili Oil. I sat there in pure bliss scarfing it down, in pure disbelief. It's amazing. I hope those of you in STL can try it sometime.
I can attest to this. It's amazing and absolutely makes my list. It was actually the first thing I thought of before I even opened the thread. Funny story, Carey Hart was sitting next to me at a hotel bar and actually talked me into ordering one.

The other 2 are:
PB&J Sriracha Burger - Rehab Burger Therapy, downtown Scottsdale AZ. 1/2lb burger with bacon, house made peanut butter, grape jelly, and just the right amount of sriracha sauce. Served on a warm toasted pretzel bun with sweet potato tots. I was apprehensive about ordering it, but the waitress said she pay for everyone at the table if I didn't like it. It was amazing. Every time I'm in Scottsdale, I don't care what other plans there are, but I will set out time to eat that burger.

Hawaii Special - Matsumoto's Hawaiian Shave Ice, Haleiwa HI. Pineapple, coconut, and banana flavor shave ice. The generic description doesn't do it justice. I've never had anything like it. No other shaved ice can even come close to what this was. I was in Hawaii for 16 days and I had this every day I was there.

Honorable mention:
Smoked beef shoulder clod - Lockhart Smoke House, Plano TX. Quite possibly the most amazing pile of BBQ I've ever had.
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Bacon cheeseburger - Burger Bar, Chicago, IL. February 2019. Was walking around Chicago with my daughter and wife after a morning at Shedd. Walked to the nearest restaurant that happened to be the Burger Bar. Can't really explain, how good this burger was. Best I have ever had. It didn't need any condiments, burger was just that damn good.

Sausage and Red Pepper Pizza - again, in Chicago. Pequods. Chicago style pizza, cheese carmelized, crispy over the back crust, orgasmic.

Southwest Clucker - seasoned rotissiere chicken with chipotle mayo, street corn, pico de gallo and jack cheese in a white corn tortilla. The right amount of everything. From a restaurant in Peoria Heights, IL. called Cayenne.


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Rib eye Steak and black berry cobbler from of all places, New Orleans, Joey K's
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Prickly Pear Ice Cream - Never seen this flavor anywhere but at Tortilla Flats, AZ. I've been back a couple times for it. Totally worth the drive. It's like a very subtle strawberry flavor.

Broccoli & Crab Salad - Da Poke Shack in Kona, HI. Basically their entire menu should make this list. I asked the lady how long ago the fish was caught and she told me he woke up in the ocean with his friends this morning.

Cowboy Steak and Eggs Breakfast - Ruth's Chris in Phoenix. I like to make steaks at home since I feel like I can cook it better on my Weber than any steakhouse. That all ended when I had a steak at Ruth's Chris. I completely understand now why people pay so much $$$ to eat there. You could cut the steak with your fork.


Honorable mention to Emo's Pizza in St. Louis. I didn't know provel was a cheese.... and man what a cheese it is.
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Provel cheese? Sorry, nastiest shit I have ever eaten. Buddy of mine finds the pizza places that use good ole mozzerella
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I'm the opposite of an aficionado when it comes to cheese. It was the only time I've ever even seen the cheese. But it was on a paper thin crust like a cracker and I thought it was pretty tasty.
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Cheeseburger at Fuddrucker's
Porterhouse at Gibson's
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1) Sauerbraten with spatzle and red cabbage, Germany (multiple locations) - for those who do not know, sauerbaten is essentially a German pot roast, but done with an exquisite blend of spices and gravy

2) Midnight steak and eggs, Bahamas Princess Resort and Casino - perfectly grilled steak, eggs to order, and served with spiced fries and a side of conch fritters ... sadly, the place no longer exists (closed in 2003)

3) Fried chicken with baked mac and cheese and duck wonton appetizer, Red Fox Inn Middleburg Virginia - an historic Inn and Tavern with a pretty big menu of very good things, but their fried chicken stands out as it is fried chicken perfection
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQU_VPbv_sU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
-Who doesn't like a good cheeseburger? This is the best ever!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaLP5QyKWes" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
-I use 3x the spices, and leave the garlic in bigger bites. You can also throw in some jalepeno bites.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7lDBjuU9rE" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
-best dessert ever...much to be thankful for on turkey day!
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Mystery Fish from Fiskfélagið https://www.fiskfelagid.is/en/.

Got married in Iceland and had some fantastic meals there but this one was incredible. It somehow managed to be fancy without being pretentious, every dish was explained by a really knowledgeable waiter, foams and jus and all kinds of different things but good god was it amazing.

Pheasant from the Inn at Whitewell https://www.innatwhitewell.com/

The Forest of Bowland is wick with Pheasant, bred for the poshos to shoot so during the season they're as fresh as it gets. I took out hundreds in the car on the way to work when that was my commute, really should have stopped to pick them up... Done in a plain style with roast veg and potatoes it's a real treat.

Pastrami sub from Slips Deli in Leeds. www.slips-deli.co.uk/contact.htm

All of their melt subs are amazing, I basically lived on these for a year when I lived around the corner as a student. The other cornerstone of my diet was steak bakes from Greggs when they got discounted at the end of the day from the Coop around the corner. God they were bad! I wonder if they make the subs amazing merely by comparison? Either way, loved them.
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I've been making this one a lot lately and it has been outstanding.

Buy a bunch of pork shoulder steaks. Put them in a crock pot and fully submerge in water. Spice the water to your liking. I keep it simple and just use salt and black pepper. Cook on high for four hours. Drain the water. I've always wanted to use the water to make dumplings. I will need to do that one day. Then cover the pork shoulder steaks with BBQ sauce. Cook on high for one hour. Throw away the bones. Serve.

I make a protein bowl out of it, but it can be served as either the pork shoulder steak or shred it to make tacos.
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