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I went to Philly?

I always go "Extra wit."

DT

Jul 25, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

I went to Philly?

Try again and ask for Provolone, not Whiz.

DT

Jul 25, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

I went to Philly?

"Wit out" means without onion. "Whiz wit" would be Cheez Whiz and onion.

DT

Jul 25, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Dauphin Island short report

Ya, our table overlooked a few shrimping boats that were returning with the day's haul. While eating a fresh Grouper Po'Boy. Unbeatable.

DT

Jul 20, 2014
Davwud in Central South

Burgers Priest to open West End Location

FWIW, I went to InO after first having a BP burger. All I had heard was how awesome InO was. Well, thoroughly underwhelmed. Tasted pretty much like a FF burger. A bit better but nothing at all special. I'll take a good 5G's over them.
It was however, just one visit in San Diego. Perhaps a lousy InO. 5G's can vary wildly from location to location. Even within the same geographic area.

DT

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

Big Jack Burger - Woodbine, south of Hwy#7

There is a place in Memphis that deep fries their burgers. The filter the oil at night but other than that, they do not change the oil. What is lost is replenished by the fat rendered from the meat.
http://youtu.be/URM04TnbIr4

DT

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

Nashville ideas

I doubt I would either. Although Stan's isn't too far. It's right off 55.

DT

Jul 02, 2014
Davwud in Kentucky & Tennessee

Nashville ideas

South on 65 at exit 47 (I think) Columbia, there's a great truckstop/restaurant that is supposedly what Cracker Barrel was based on. Great food. Everything except the cream pies is made in house. It's called Stan's.

A bit further drive in a slightly different Direction is Bell Buckle Cafe. It's in Bell Buckle which is abit south of Murfreesboro. Fantastic country cooking and the best dessert I think I've ever had that didn't have a ton of chocolate. Oatmeal Cake with Warm Caramel Syrup.

DT

Jul 01, 2014
Davwud in Kentucky & Tennessee

Birmingham and Tuscaloosa

I never called them BBQ. If you read, I said "slow cooked OVER a wood fire." Also, I said "PULL off the bone" which is to say, properly cooked.

Mostly though, they are part of the same chain but different restaurants. I do know the HSV works hard to maintain quality control. Even bringing in someone from the flagship. Perhaps if you visited HSV and I visited BHM we'd understand each others points of view.

I've never had "rawhide" texture ribs. I've been probably at least a few dozen times. Almost always very good or better. There was a string of visits a few years ago where they weren't even good. Then one day I'm in Costco and see a guy in a DL shirt. He was expert brought in to fix things. Offered us a free dinner and they were just as great as ever.

DT

Jul 01, 2014
Davwud in Central South

Birmingham and Tuscaloosa

No offense Dax but I think "Flame grilled" is rather misleading. As I tell people, it's slow cooked over a wood fire. See this video I shot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4DEj...
I've only been to the Dreamland in Huntsville and it's fantastic. Probably my favourite ribs. They do not taste burnt and you can ask for sauce on the side.
They aren't pull off the bone tender but are far from what you'd consider tough. I'd say have a very nice chew to them.
YMMV

DT

Jul 01, 2014
Davwud in Central South

Burgers Priest to open West End Location

That's where a Smartphone comes in handy.

DT

Jul 01, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Big Jack Burger - Woodbine, south of Hwy#7

Haven't been to BJ but can attest that Fresh Burger is indeed terrific.

DT

Jul 01, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Burgers Priest to open West End Location

Some people refuse to play the Secret Menu game.

DT

Jul 01, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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knoxville lunch

I can confirm that Puleo's has some good eats. We had dinner there a couple years back and were very pleasantly surprised. Pehaps because I went in with lower expectations.
I really enjoyed the Shrimp and Grits.

DT

Jul 01, 2014
Davwud in Kentucky & Tennessee

Nashville ideas

Are you willing to travel a bit??

DT

Jul 01, 2014
Davwud in Kentucky & Tennessee

Birmingham and Tuscaloosa

You definitely won't need a tie and probably not a Friday night dinner thing either. But Green Acres Cafe serves up some really tasty Soul Food. We visited the one downtown. It's take out only but the park across the street is a nice setting to stop and consume your goodies. And perhaps ponder the past.
In Tuscaloosa we've been to Rammer Jammer. It's a great little diner literally in the shadow of the stadium. As I understand it, it's hard to get near the place on game day.
My nieces cousins have gone there and I hear tales of vendors selling tasty items around the stadium. May be worth investigating.

DT

Jul 01, 2014
Davwud in Central South

Burgers Priest to open West End Location

By off hours I assume you mean next January 22nd between the hours of 2 and 3 am??

DT

Jun 30, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Butter versus Margarine

Adapt?? I just sub.

DT

Jun 27, 2014
Davwud in General Topics
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Butter versus Margarine

Real food over frankenfood every day.

DT

Jun 27, 2014
Davwud in General Topics
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Toronto's Best Chicken Wings

Not in over a decade. At one time, hands down the best in the city.

DT

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

Union Burger

Well, 5 guys is what it is. In fact, it's really 2 different places. One good, one bad. A bad one is just plain bad. But a good one produces a pretty damned good burger.

The one in Newmarket has a kid who I see work the fry vat. He's a savant. Really knows his way around a fryolator and produces some of the best fries you'll ever have.

Haven't seen him the last couple visits which worries me.

DT

Jun 20, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Union Burger

Agreed. I'm watching pretty closely because, from what I understand, they well have 10 places across Canada by (I heard) the end of the year.
One thing that should help is they've struck a deal with Pitaland (I believe) for logistics.
Also, way back when they first opened I had a chat with Shant (the owner) and he was fully aware of the pitfalls of over expansion.

DT

Jun 20, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Toronto's Best Chicken Wings

I can offer up Stein, Burger and Koop in Richmond Hill. It's on Elgin Mills just west of Leslie. Across (south side) from the Richmond Green complex.

The wings are pretty large, crispy (even when sauced), juicy and tasty. I always order hot and honey garlic which could be a bit hotter but all in all, fantastic.

AWTTW, the service can be atrocious. We're kinda stuck since we go there after hockey and it's pretty much the only place near there.

DT

Jun 20, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

BEST BURGERS IN TORONTO!! ??

We go there after hockey on Thursday and while I can't attest to the burgers, I can tell you the wings are fantastic.

And yes, the service is, at times, poor.

DT

Jun 20, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Union Burger

Be patient. I believe Burgers Priest will delivering salvation before too much longer.

DT

Jun 20, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Union Burger

No interest for me. Too many good options to waste time at bad ones.
In fact, for a burger the only chain I'll go to now is 5 Guys and only one I trust.

DT

Jun 20, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

We all do it........7 foods for better bowel movements!

OMG, At first glance I thought that read Bieber. As in, listening to his crap makes you produce your own.

DT

Jun 20, 2014
Davwud in General Topics
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We all do it........7 foods for better bowel movements!

Never. Not even once. I guess I'm bless with good plumbing.

DT

Jun 20, 2014
Davwud in General Topics

The New Toronto's Best Slice Thread

I went to post on this (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/3224...) thread and then found that the last entry was over a year and a half ago.

So....perhaps it's time for a fresh start here.

I've recently discovered Forest Hill Pizza. I gotta say, they make a damned fine pie.

First off, I'll tell you that I've only ever had slices, not too long after they've come out of the over (lunch time. I'm one of the first customers) and only Meat Lovers.

Everything about this slice works for me. The crust is really nice (not thin but far from deep dish), reheated it gets a good amount of crispiness. The sauce and toppings are well above grade and are not over done.

All in all, as of right now, this would be my #1 spot in TO.
http://foresthillpizza.com/

DT

Jun 20, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where can I find fresh Crawfish for a traditional boil?

Agreed. I make Shrimp Boils at home and they ALWAYS have sausage.
Andouille is hard to get up here but a terrific sub is Debriceni (a Hungarian garlicky sausage).

DT

Jun 20, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)