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Leave the gun, take the cannoli...

As an honourary southerner, I understand why. The difference between good stone ground grits and instant grits is like the difference between eating fresh corn and newspaper.

DT

Moxie's

Been to the Newmarket location and it's worked for us. Nothing earth shattering but certainly a cut above in the chain restaurant genre.

DT

Holy Chuck... Priest has nothing on this place.

Except that you don't "have to."

DT

Sep 17, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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2014 Best Butter Tart Discussion

Agreed on the chicken. Fabulous.

Will have to try the BT's next time.

DT

Sep 17, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Red velvet cake at Costco?

I don't think I follow.

What it sounds like to me is the ones which you've more enjoyed seem to be made properly.

Is that correct??

As for your last part, yes, I understand that. I found when I made it, it seemed to be held together rather tenuously.

DT

Sep 12, 2014
Davwud in Chains

The In and The Out Burger in the Toronto

No, that isn't the question. If you listen to the InO lovers, this is on par with ambrosia.

I would have to say that, from the outside looking in, InO seems to have the cult following that Johnny's has. It makes no difference what the quality is, they believe it's the best.

Now, that said, InO blows Johnny's out of the water. It's just InO is half way along the spectrum bewteen Hero and BP.

DT

Sep 12, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Red velvet cake at Costco?

I would say that anything Red Velvet made poorly is underwhelming. I don't think it's confined to just cupcakes.

DT

Sep 12, 2014
Davwud in Chains

Red velvet cake at Costco?

Did you ever try one??

When I first posted on this thread I was squarely in the "hate it" category. I've since had it done extremely well and now think it's great. I even made it once however I coloured it blue instead as it was for a get together with a blue and white theme.

DT

Sep 12, 2014
Davwud in Chains

The In and The Out Burger in the Toronto

I tend to wonder if this is some test marketing.

DT

Sep 11, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The In and The Out Burger in the Toronto

That is a matter of taste. I find that the Priest has the far superior burger.

DT

The In and The Out Burger in the Toronto

Here's a picture of the line up as of about 10:15am

http://on.fb.me/1whcYbu

DT

Sep 11, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The In and The Out Burger in the Toronto

I wouldn't bother anyway. I've been to one in San Diego and wasn't impressed. It was good, but not great. Go to one of our indies instead.

Anyway, I called them and it is in fact true.

DT

Sep 11, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Best Butter Tart Discussion

You're right. No wonder I sucked in school. Can't read.

DT

Sep 09, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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2014 Best Butter Tart Discussion

I'm sorry, the filling was "gelatinous" and "delicious" and you could handle the "fact that it's gelatinous" however "the filling just wasn't that good."
So delicious is no longer good??

DT

Sep 09, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Best Butter Tart Discussion

I'm quite partial to the Maid's Cottage tarts. I like the size, texture, etc.
I find the flavour of the Flaky Tart BT's to be much better but I don't like the runny filling as much. For those who don't know, they're more or less designed so that the extra crust can be broken off and dipped into the custardy filling.
I'll also offer up the Caramel Butter Tart at Phipp's Bakery as well. It's not traditional, what with having caramel in it, however it's close and damned tasty.

DT

Johnny's: Single Burger, Double Yuck

Gotcha.

DT

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

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.

DT

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

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

Sep 01, 2014
Davwud in Kentucky & Tennessee

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

Sep 01, 2014
Davwud in Kentucky & Tennessee

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

Sep 01, 2014
Davwud in Kentucky & Tennessee

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

Sep 01, 2014
Davwud in Kentucky & Tennessee

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

Sep 01, 2014
Davwud in Home Cooking

the end-times are upon us. repent.

Correction....meat tastes AWESOME!!

DT

Sep 01, 2014
Davwud in Chains

Wha-aa?

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

DT

Sep 01, 2014
Davwud in Chains
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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