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Johnny's: Single Burger, Double Yuck

Gotcha.

DT

Johnny's: Single Burger, Double Yuck

While I agree with you about Johnny's I have to disagree on BK. It's not the worst FF place. Hero Burger has blown past it going in the opposite direction. Hideous, hideous "food."

DT

Johnny's: Single Burger, Double Yuck

If you actually read reviews of this place you'll find that no one LIKES Johnny's. It's either revered or reviled.
I would seem the dividing line rests on whether you had this as a kid/young drunken adult. It seems more to thrive on nostalgia than actual quality.

DT

Pie Squared

Intersting. I have work in that area from time to time. I may have to give this a shot.

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Need old school Italian in Nashville + great food in Franklin

In Franklin, check out Puckett's Grocery. An interesting combination of Meat n 3, Bar & Grill and Bistro. Great atmosphere and usually some live entertainment.

DT

Best Reasonable Eats in Nashville

The Pharmacy: for burgers which are very good and the sausage (brat) is fantastic.
Rotiers: for one of the best burgers in the US (per a number of burger authorities) and best Pimento Cheese (per Mrs. Sippi). The gizzards are excellent as well. So says Mrs. Sippi.

Whole heartedly agree on Prince's and Martin's.

If you feel like getting out and driving (say, to Jack Daniels) I have some recommendations further afield as well.

DT

Empty nester fall road trip...need one lunch in Lexington, KY and one dinner in Frankfort, KY.

In Lexington we ate at The Parkette Drive In. Not sure about the location in regard to the distillery but if it works for you, I recommend. Lots of history there, some great food and an actual drive in like in the old days.

In Frankfort we ate lunch at Rick's White Light Diner. I found the food to range between good and very good but nothing really made me want to go back. YMMV. Rick may be worth a trip on his own though. When he's not busy he sits at the front counter and prattles on about just about any subject you can imagine.

Anyway, all 3 places I've mentioned on this thread were featured on DD&D.

We also ate lunch at Woodford Reserve on our visit and was thoroughly underwhelmed.

DT

Empty nester fall road trip...need one lunch in Lexington, KY and one dinner in Frankfort, KY.

Third. Had lunch there a couple years back and loved it. Great food, great atmosphere and phenomenal ride to get there. Even in the winter the Kentucky countryside was spectacular.

Check out the "East Hampton" sandwich. It is excellent.

DT

Left Over Taco Meat -- What to Make

Well, I know this is a very old thread but I'll toss in this idea in case anyone else runs into this problem. Which I did just this weekend.

I took a hot dog, butterflied it, fried it's inside cut, flipped, loaded with taco meat, topped with salsa and loads of cheddar cheese. Placed it in the oven (400°) for about 20 mins (until the cheese is melted and very gooey) then serve open faced on toasted buns (or Texas toast).

DT

1 day ago
Davwud in Home Cooking

the end-times are upon us. repent.

Correction....meat tastes AWESOME!!

DT

1 day ago
Davwud in Chains

Wha-aa?

My chain restaurant rule of thumb for anything is; the more adjectives, the less good.

DT

Green Egg

I have a feeling that Costco does buy close out stuff. In massive quantities mind you.

Keep in mind that if you buy from them, their return policy is fantastic.

DT

Aug 27, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Tasting better the next day.

Cold pizza for "brunch" is a lot of people's guilty pleasures.

DT

Leftover smoked bbq pork loin

Not that you still have it on hand but if you or anyone else out there has left over smoked pork loin, you can slice it thin and fry it like bacon. I often by pork tenderloin on sale, dry brine for about a week and then wash off the salt/seasoning. I smoke for a couple hours and then slice. It's almost like fat free bacon.

DT

Aug 26, 2014
Davwud in Home Cooking

Tasting better the next day.

I find that a common element to these types of food is garlic.

DT

Aug 26, 2014
Davwud in General Topics

Tomato preserves. Ever made it ?

I have not but had a jar given to me by a friend. It was outstanding.

DT

Aug 26, 2014
Davwud in Home Cooking

Green Egg

You also need to keep in mind that the box will take up a fair bit of inventory space in the vehicle coming back.

If you're worried about duty, just buy a small bag of match light and burn it inside. Bring it back unboxed and say you brought it down with you. "See, it's been used!!" Drop off the warranty info and stuff in the mail.

DT

Aug 26, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Charcoal Starters - Chimney vs. Electric?

Sorry. I reread and realized misunderstood what you had said. I thought you had complained that the lump charcoal burned too quickly. So my reply of using better charcoal would be appropriate. As better charcoal lasts longer.
My mistake

DT

No-boil lasagna noodles

Who cares if it breaks anyway?? It's covered up.

DT

Aug 22, 2014
Davwud in Home Cooking

Charcoal Starters - Chimney vs. Electric?

Oh, and I mean the paper burns way slower.

DT

No-boil lasagna noodles

Yes. Soaking in hot water will make them pliable.

I use regular noodles and don't bother boiling or soaking. What I do do is repeatedly push down on fresh noodles as I put them in. So they sorta sink into the layer below.

If I were making for company I'd invest in fresh noodles. Or make my own (which I've never done but have it in my mind I should try sometime.)

DT

Aug 22, 2014
Davwud in Home Cooking

No-boil lasagna noodles

I use regular noodles, don't soak and don't let sit either. I do make a loose sauce so maybe that is to my advantage but I just make a lasagna and bake. Works great every time. The noodles are cooked perfectly. The whole dish holds together well also.

DT

Aug 22, 2014
Davwud in Home Cooking

Alabama Coast - Oysters

We'd heard so many great things about Wintzell's that Mrs. Sippi insisted we visit the one in Huntsville. It was rather mediocre.

DT

Aug 22, 2014
Davwud in Central South

Charcoal Starters - Chimney vs. Electric?

Use better charcoal. I was using whatever was handy (usually Kingsford) but a guy turned me onto some Argentinian hardwood lump charcoal that was amazing. It lasted at least twice as long and as such, had very even heat.

DT

Charcoal Starters - Chimney vs. Electric?

I use a can of cooking spray but cooking oil smeared all over the paper works the best. It makes the paper burn way faster.

DT

anyone else visit multiple stores to complete shopping trip?

Is it still open?? I drive by and never smell "Bread" anymore.

DT

Aug 21, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

A Personal Announcement

Out of curiosity, when is the best time to tell that story??

DT

Aug 21, 2014
Davwud in Site Talk

Where to find Split Top Hot Dog Buns in GTA?

Very nice

The voice isn't that bad.

DT

Aug 21, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

anyone else visit multiple stores to complete shopping trip?

I thought everyone did.

DT

Where to find Split Top Hot Dog Buns in GTA?

That's a good tip.

Thanks

DT

Aug 21, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)