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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

Upset and frustrated.. Help please :(

Interested to know as well.

DT

Oct 03, 2014
Davwud in Home Cooking

New Pizza Joint at Donlands and Danforth - Big House Pizza

I think that if you try a "gimicky" pizza it's caveat emptor.

I'd say it certainly deserves another shot.

DT

Oct 03, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Fried Catfish within 25 miles of Birmingham?

Have you ever been to Cajun Steamer?? Wondering if this place is worth a visit.

DT

Sep 30, 2014
Davwud in Central South

Birmingham - Royal Reds?

Have you ever been?? They're opening one in Huntsville. Just wondering if it's worthwhile or if it's Joe's Crab Shack revisited.

DT

Sep 30, 2014
Davwud in Central South

special occasion in North Alabama

G's Country Kitchen in Huntsville is great. I've been to but not tried a lot at Mama Annie's as well in Huntville.

Maybe 20 minutes from Fayetteville is Bell Buckle Cafe. Possibly the best M+3 I've been too. The oatmeal cake for dessert is worth the drive itself. Also, being 80 years old she may get a kick out of the old grist mill (Falls Mill) in Belvidere. Also in that area-ish.
There's Stan's Restaurant in Columbia (I65 @ X-46)
which I really love. They make everything in house except, inexplicably, the cream pies.

DT

Sep 30, 2014
Davwud in Central South

Cajun Steamer

Hey Hounds.

Mrs. Sippi just informed me there is a new restaurant named Cajun Steamer (http://cajunsteamer.com/) opening in Huntsville.
This will be their 5th restaurant so I'm hopeful that it'll be good but I wonder if this isn't just Joe's Crab Shack 2.0.

Anyone been??

DT

Sep 30, 2014
Davwud in Chains

Hamburger and mashed potatoes?

Ooooops

DT

Sep 27, 2014
Davwud in General Topics

Hamburger and mashed potatoes?

Ah. In the words of the late, great Johnny Carson...."I was not aware of that."

DT

Sep 27, 2014
Davwud in General Topics

Hamburger and mashed potatoes?

I can't imagine that sucked.

DT

Sep 27, 2014
Davwud in General Topics

Hit and miss experiences at 'another' Congee place - Mr. Congee, Richmond Hill

Well on the surface it seems legit. It was very creamy, slightly chewy and reminded me somewhat of oatmeal in taste. I'm guessing the bases being grains and all.
We went with the house special and all in all, we enjoyed it. I think Mrs. Sippi wanted to order the HS more to weird out her friends back home than because she thought she'd enjoy congealed pork blood. The reaction from many of her southern friends was priceless.

DT

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

Hamburger and mashed potatoes?

The mashed potatoes would squish out when you bit in.
Unless you made some sort of pancake out of them.

DT

Sep 27, 2014
Davwud in General Topics

Yonge and Lawrence Yonge and Eglinton

Stack Smmmoked. Great place with burgers, bbq and such. Make sure to leave room for the donuts.

DT

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

Huevos Rancheros 2014

The only place I've had it is at The Senator and wasn't overly impressed. The only other times I've had them is DIY.
I had a former fellow chowhounder and Mexican food expert give his thumbs up. At least, based on my description.

DT

Sep 27, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Atlantic Tastes in Toronto

TT. If you talk to Neil at The Fuzz Box he may accommodate you. I've talked to him before about making a daily special something I'd like. I haven't taken advantage yet but he did say that if I called him one day and asked if he could make ______ the special the next day, he'd do his best.
Short of that, he may be able to tip you off. But last I checked, he tweets out the daily special anyway.

DT

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

Hit and miss experiences at 'another' Congee place - Mr. Congee, Richmond Hill

Hey Charles

Have you ever been to Cambodian Noodle House in Nmkt?? If so, have you tried their congee?? It's my only experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was just wondering how good it is.

Thanks

DT

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

Saving meat prepared for Souvlaki

Another option is #3 but portion it out before freezing. Then, on a night you want to eat healthier, make yourself a Greek salad and add shredded souvlaki. Just pull out a baggie with enough meat for your salads.

But I don't see you going wrong with any of your ideas.

DT

Sep 27, 2014
Davwud in Home Cooking

Why gluten free?

"Are a lot of people just declaring they are gluten sensitive/allergic for no apparent good reason?"
Remember in the 90's when everyone who didn't smoke was "allergic" to cigarette smoke??
Flavour of the day for the most part.

DT

Sep 27, 2014
Davwud in General Topics

Hamburger and mashed potatoes?

Ix.

I find it all the time in the south. It's called Hamburger steak and usually comes with a side of mashed.
The one that has the tots came with mashed. We swapped for something different.

Basically, you're looking at a de-constructed shepherds pie.

DT

5 Guys Burgers and Fries: Still don't see what the big deal is?

That isn't my point. I find CAB to be scam. I've had it plenty of times and find it to be incredibly average. Yet you don't pay average price for it.
I used to play hockey with a butcher and I asked him once if he'd pay a premium for CAB. He laughed and said "no."

DT

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

New Pizza Joint at Donlands and Danforth - Big House Pizza

FWIW. I asked why it said "Big House Pizza 2.0" on a sign over the cash register. He said because he had renovated to make it better, more efficient, etc. Perhaps that's why you were having trouble.

DT

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

New Pizza Joint at Donlands and Danforth - Big House Pizza

So I finally tired this place and was very pleasantly pleased. I had a pepperoni slice and it was very good. It's a touch on the salty side but I'd say good salty. Like chips or bacon is good salty. It may also mean that if you load up on salty toppings, it may become inedible. So buyer beware.

Outside of that I had one of those "oh my" moments when I noticed a large mixing bowl full or plum tomatoes. I asked if he (Jake, owner) made his own sauce and he said he makes "everything." So sauce, dough, pasta, etc. I doubt he cures his own meats or makes his own cheese but I'm sure you get the picture.

DT

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

Rachel's Corned Beef Brisket

You shouldn't have tossed it. It can still be re-purposed. Grind and make hash.

DT

Rachel's Corned Beef Brisket

An even better way to do it, and get yourself cheaters MSM is to debag it, season thoroughly with (salt free) Montreal Steak Spice, leave for a week and then smoke it.
Once that's done, I put it on a roasting rack, a bit of water in the bottom and seal with aluminum foil.
About 3 hours later is magnificent.

DT