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Buffalo Recommendations from Ontario Hounds [split from Ontario]

There is also a Sam's Club

DT

Buffalo Recommendations from Ontario Hounds [split from Ontario]

I do not believe there is a Costco in Buffalo. I just checked their warehouse locations and they don't show one.

But, in answer to your question, your Costco card will work. If you use MC here for payment, be ready for it to be denied. They haven't switched yet. They still take Amex. Something I found out when I was in the states for Thanksgiving.

DT

Mr. Crite's BBQ, Athens, Alabama

I do want to give it a go. I've driven by and it's everything you could ask for in a BBQ "Joint."
Will see if we're down at Easter about a visit.

DT

Dec 17, 2014
Davwud in Central South

Buffalo Recommendations from Ontario Hounds [split from Ontario]

Same, same. Not much new to report.

You??

DT

Best Reasonable Eats in Nashville

You are within an hour driving of 2 of what Mrs. Sippi calls her "Big 3".
Stan's Restaurant (http://www.stanscountryrestaurant.com/) in Columbia is right off I-65 at exit 46. Supposedly the model on which Cracker Barrel was based. Same set up. Everything is home made with the exception of their cream pies. (for some reason) It's a meat n 3.
Bell Buckle Cafe (http://www.bellbucklecafe.com/Bell_Bu...) is in Bell Buckle which is about 15 miles from I-24 in Bell Buckle (S/E of Nashville) Pretty little town that is a bit of a time capsule. BBC has the best non chocolate dessert I've ever had. The Oatmeal Cake with Caramel. Just simply incredible. Like a thick, soft oatmeal cookie with caramel sauce on top. One of the best meat n 3's you'll find.

Should you feel like going as far as Chattanooga then Dixie Freeze (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dixie-...) in S. Pittsburg is a great bet. Part drive in, part meat n 3. It's 2 blocks away from the Lodge Cast Iron plant and Factory Store.
In Chatt is Champy's Chicken (http://champyschicken.com/) which has the best fried chicken I've ever had. Delta tamales are great too. Also the best deep fried dill pickles.

Should you decide to head to Jack Daniels, Bell Buckle is kinda along the way but there is also Barrel House BBQ (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Barrel... Lynchburg. BBQ obviously but supposedly they make a wicked BBQ Grilled Cheese (w/mac n cheese). I didn't try it but a friend at the distillery says her kids eat them all the time. Good Q but not my favourite. I do have another buddy that eats there all the time as well.
Also on the square is a little boutique selling crafts, kitsch and goodies. It's called Nina's Taste of Tennessee (http://www.ninastasteoftennessee.com/).

If you head up to the Land Between the Lakes region, stop by Broadbents (http://www.broadbenthams.com/) for the best country ham in the country. They did have a little cafe that serves sandwiches and the like. Not sure if they still do.

South of town there is the Cool Springs area with just about every known chain store or restaurant known to (wo)man. There is also Cool Springs Brewery (http://www.coolspringsbrewery.com/). Terrific bar fare and house brewed beers. The pizza was a perennial favourite of Nashvillians in a previous incarnation.

Near by (CS) is Franklin and Puckett's Grocery. An eclectic mix of bar, bistro and meat n 3. Dotson's in Franklin is also very good. Well known for their cream pies. They also have Puckett's Boathouse which I've only been to once but was thoroughly impressed.
(https://www.puckettsgrocery.com/
)There is also the original Puckett's Grocery in Leipers Fork. (http://www.puckettsofleipersfork.com/) They aren't associated with the other Puckett's around the area. Equally as good though.

In Columbia, Tn there is Truelove's Pizza and Grits. (http://www.truelovespizza.com/) Yes, pizza and grits. Both are fantastic. Their house grits that Mrs. Sippi wanted desperately to hate (not at all traditional) are amazing. She just couldn't hate them.

Well, hopefully that'll do.

Not sure where you're coming from but I may be able to help with that as well.

Enjoy

DT

Dec 11, 2014
Davwud in Kentucky & Tennessee
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Buffalo Recommendations from Ontario Hounds [split from Ontario]

Rotel. It's canned, stewed tomatoes and chilies and is fabulous.

1 can of Rotel and 1 lb Velveeta makes a queso dip that is just about as southern as it gets. You can't watch SEC football without it.

DT

Looking for Salt Pork

Yummy market does in fact have it. At least, the one in Vaughan does.

It can be hard to get this time of year.

DT

Dec 05, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Popeye's Cat Carrier

A year or two ago I was credited with the first napkin review. I believe we have the first carrying vessel review.
If you can call it that.

DT

Dec 05, 2014
Davwud in Chains

Finally - A high-end Starbucks!

So do we call this one 8 bucks??

DT

Dec 05, 2014
Davwud in Chains

Popeye's Red Beans and Rice

How odd that you mention that. We just got back from Alabama and somewhere we ate used them. I can't remember the details because Mrs. Sippi told me about it after.
Anyway, she said it was great.

Have you tried a Broadbent's ham?? They're up in the LBTL region of Kentucky. Awesome stuff. Best I've had.

DT

Dec 04, 2014
Davwud in Home Cooking

Where's the best fried chicken in the GTA ?

Broaster's is a Brand name of a style of fried chicken. It's licensed to different establishments.

"Broasting" is deep frying in a pressure cooker. The Colonel does that.

DT

Dec 02, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

I hate Cook’s Illustrated: The soul-crushing wonkiness of the world’s worst cookbook

Do you think that of all cook books that think their version of whatever recipe it is, is best??

I take it for what it is. Marketing.

DT

Nov 25, 2014
Davwud in Food Media & News

I hate Cook’s Illustrated: The soul-crushing wonkiness of the world’s worst cookbook

What I love about CI is it's not just recipes. It's an explanation of how they got from idea to their idea of the best version. Saves me some trial and error.

Some people love CI. Others don't. Such is life.

DT

Nov 25, 2014
Davwud in Food Media & News

Ideas for serving smoked salmon

Sorry if this has been said but I did see a presentation where some canapes were made using cream cheese and the salmon placed on top. This was then trimmed to look carrot shaped. A sprig of dill in the top made the faux carrot theme complete.

I usually mix fresh dill in cream cheese. Place that on a dish with capers and the salmon. I use crackers but you could use little home made rye toast points.

DT

Nov 25, 2014
Davwud in Home Cooking

Weight your own vegetables at Wegmans

Plus, they don't just take your word for how much something weighs.

DT

Nov 25, 2014
Davwud in Chains

toronto trip, what delicacies should i bring back?

Try the Triple Crunch. Awesome.

DT

Nov 20, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Ann Arbor: Blimpy Burger closing?

Giving this a bump. Looking for more feedback on the new place.

DT

Nov 18, 2014
Davwud in Great Lakes

Blimpy Burger (Ann Arbor) update

Oh no. One of my favourite burger joints.

DT

Nov 18, 2014
Davwud in Great Lakes

Any ideas on how to jazz up Costco salmon burgers?

Actually, mango goes nicely with salmon. So does rosemary.

DT

Nov 12, 2014
Davwud in Chains

Tennessee Pride Sausage

Oooo Broadbent. Nice.

DT

Nov 06, 2014
Davwud in General Topics

Smoke Signals BBQ @ The Derby on Dundas West

White BBQ sauce is pretty ubiquitous in Madison and Limestone Counties in N/C Alabama. You'll find it just slightly close to there in a few places but that's pretty close to it.

Big Bob's is in Decatur which is in Limestone Co. Madison Co. is where Huntsville is. My SIL lives in Madison Co. so I know all about this stuff.

I'd be interested to see how well they do it, if it is in fact chicken in white sauce.

DT

Oct 28, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Smoke Signals BBQ @ The Derby on Dundas West

So what exactly do they mean when they say "Alabama Chicken??"

DT

Oct 28, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

BEST BURGERS IN TORONTO!! ??

Well, I think a patty on a bun is a burger. If it's ground beef, burger is the correct term. All others need modifiers. Such as Cheeseburger, shrimp burger, turkey burger, veggie burger, etc. Why cheeseburger is one word an others aren't should remain a mystery.

I'd appreciate it if everyone adjusted accordingly.

DT

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

Nashville area for 3 days - what are the absolute best restaurants for a 1st time visitor?

Checking the date requires far too much effort.

DT

Oct 14, 2014
Davwud in Kentucky & Tennessee

New Pizza Joint at Donlands and Danforth - Big House Pizza

I don't follow.

DT

Oct 14, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Nashville area for 3 days - what are the absolute best restaurants for a 1st time visitor?

Also watch the times because you don't want to show up for lunch on a Saturday either.

DT

Oct 08, 2014
Davwud in Kentucky & Tennessee

The Works - coming to The Danforth

It's been a couple weeks since the Priest opened a new place.......

DT

Oct 08, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Huntsville! I need some GOOD hot and sour soup!

As I pointed out on another thread of yours, Alabama may be in the South East Conference but it is in the Central South board on Chowhound.

Good luck and welcome to HSV.

I don't have any rec's particular to this request but you can peruse my Alabama stops here: http://davwudsfoodcourt.blogspot.ca/s...

DT

Oct 03, 2014
Davwud in Central South

can you freeze blue cheese stuffed olives for dirty martinis?

Give it a go. The worst thing that could happen is the olive turns mushy. In that case, throw it out.

If you're looking for a different spin on a martini, try a fresh strawberry in it.

DT

Oct 03, 2014
Davwud in General Topics

ALLLLLL this barbecue! Huntsville

You'll probably have more success if you have this put onto the Central South board.

I'll take, if you consider Madison, New Market and Decatur then I'll go with Big Bob Gibsons in Decatur, New Market BBQ in New Market and Chuckwagon BBQ in Madison.

I also love Dreamland ribs. Don't judge theirs by other Dreamlands. I've heard complaints about other Dreamlands. So if you don't like one, you may like the other.

DT

Oct 03, 2014
Davwud in Central South