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Costco Frozen Shrimp (Bagged) from Vietnam

YEP. The ponds are so over populated that they need antibiotics. Its just nasty stuff IMHO.

Jul 22, 2014
AdamD in Chains

Costco Frozen Shrimp (Bagged) from Vietnam

To me they are. To be fair I haven't had them in a few years but I found them to be pale and mushy with a very strange taste and texture. Nothing at all like the shrimp I get from my fish monger.

Jul 22, 2014
AdamD in Chains

Costco Frozen Shrimp (Bagged) from Vietnam

For me its just the way they are farmed and the product that is ultimately sold-limp soggy shrimp that tastes funny.

Jul 21, 2014
AdamD in Chains

California hound starting honeymoon in NYC...Need reqs please!

grand central oyster bar and have oysters and champagne (or martinis or wine) at the counter or the small center bar-avoid almost every thing else.

great jones cafe-classic village joint service cajun inspired food-try the blackened catfish

PJ clarkes in midtown for a beer and a burger

Definitely Katz's

Burp castle for a beer or two

These are places I often take out of towners for a taste of NYC

Jul 21, 2014
AdamD in Manhattan

Costco Frozen Shrimp (Bagged) from Vietnam

I never said it was dangerous, just that I would not buy or eat them. I don't like the taste or the texture.

Those shrimp are fed lots of nasty things and they are raised in giant toilet bowls. Maybe there are some farms that are better than others but I visited three different ones and they were pretty much the same. Nasty.

Jul 21, 2014
AdamD in Chains

Anybody on this board seen or done a WHOLE SWORD FISH over fire?

http://eater.com/archives/2014/07/17/...

hope that link works
publican restaurant attempted this feat

Jul 20, 2014
AdamD in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

Oyster Craze

good point

Jul 19, 2014
AdamD in General Topics

Oyster Craze

Bingo
Even a novice could tell the difference between different types of oysters.

Oysters taste like where they were raised/farmed. The ultimate terroir if you will.

Jul 18, 2014
AdamD in General Topics

Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

I usually pick up a large pie and bring it home to westchester when I pass through Hartford-about 10 times a year. Same as it ever was!

Jul 17, 2014
AdamD in General Topics
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Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

CT home state:
In addition to the fried clams, hot dogs and new haven style pizza, I find myself missing Greek style pizza.

Like they serve at park lane pizza in west Hartford and at hope street pizza in Stamford. Really yummy.

Jul 16, 2014
AdamD in General Topics
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How often do you drink at lunch during the work week?

I make up for it when work ends! :)

Jul 14, 2014
AdamD in Not About Food
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How often do you drink at lunch during the work week?

Never.

Jul 14, 2014
AdamD in Not About Food

Obama cuts the line at Franklin BBQ in Austin

This was post. I live in the same town as the Clintons, although they are not around as much as they used to be.

This was at the local deli.

Jul 14, 2014
AdamD in Food Media & News

Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

Also CT home state
And must mention the hot dogs hummel bros, rosols,
http://ctoriginals.com/

Adopted state: NYC and its suburbs. Pretty much the best of everything, but we need more Mexican and Vietnamese places!

Jul 13, 2014
AdamD in General Topics
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Obama cuts the line at Franklin BBQ in Austin

Bill Clinton tried to cut me in line once. I said excuse me Mr. President but I was here first. He just kind of looked at me and said go ahead then.

2 large coffees to go please!

True story.

Anyway back to regularly scheduled programming.

Jul 13, 2014
AdamD in Food Media & News
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Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

That made me laugh out loud!

Jul 09, 2014
AdamD in General Topics
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A (Partial) Defense of Omaha Steaks

That would involve me having to go out! :)

Jul 07, 2014
AdamD in General Topics

A (Partial) Defense of Omaha Steaks

Thanks, I should have clarified. I have no problem finding high quality steaks and beef, which I always buy fresh or dry aged. I'd be looking for pork and poultry.

Jul 05, 2014
AdamD in General Topics

A (Partial) Defense of Omaha Steaks

My company sends me an omaha gift every year at summertime.

Burgers and steaks are not very good-I tend to chop them up and use them in other dishes rather than as the main entree.

BUT-it is nice to have a dozen vacuum sealed pork chops and chicken breasts individually wrapped and ready to go. If you are a busy person that doesn't own a food saver it is very convenient. I am more like to cook a healthy meal for myself when I have them around. Otherwise, I end up ordering take out. Probably should see if I could order better quality meats somewhere else. Any suggestions?

And just tell the marketing department to leave you alone!

Jul 05, 2014
AdamD in General Topics

Sasabune NYC

I love your name! My 9 year old son collects ultraman kaijus!

Jul 05, 2014
AdamD in Manhattan

bacon, avocados and cheese---oh my

taquitos

Jul 02, 2014
AdamD in Home Cooking

End of era Fort in Springfield to close

That is very sad. One of those classic feel good local joints that seem to be disappearing from our landscape.

Jun 24, 2014
AdamD in Southern New England

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

yep, classic BBQ combo platters good ribs and chicken
wasn't cheap though and I have no idea if they had a smoker on site

Jun 23, 2014
AdamD in Manhattan

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

Mr. Leos! Man the food was good!

Jun 22, 2014
AdamD in Manhattan

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

There was this BBQ/soul food place on 27th between 5th and broadway I believe. it wasn't cheap either.

Mr. somethings...the owner used to park his van in front

Before all the BBQ joints, this was the real deal also had
great honey dipped fried chicken and authentic sides

UGH what is the name of that place????

Jun 22, 2014
AdamD in Manhattan

Kitchen tools in Bedford (Westchester) area?

+1 on mt kisco seafood
You may be able to find an OXO brand at Target or Bed Bath (which is a bit further south)

Jun 14, 2014
AdamD in New York State (exc. NYC)

Halibut Cheeks--A Teleological Argument for the Existence of God

I like them with simply sauteed and served with a mild curry oil-I had it in a restaurant and stole the idea :)

Goes great with any mild white fish.

Jun 14, 2014
AdamD in General Topics

Costco Frozen Shrimp (Bagged) from Vietnam

Ive been to those shrimp farms in Vietnam.
I would never buy or eat them. Disgusting.

Jun 14, 2014
AdamD in Chains

Last minute road trip to Springfield Ma! TODAY

And a little grease for good measure!

Jun 09, 2014
AdamD in Southern New England

Affordable Sushi?

What do you mean by affordable?

When I dont want to blow big bucks on an omakase, I always head for Hatsuhana on 48th street.

The pick ten and the Prixe Fixe offerings are a good value for high quality sushi.

The bill can add up if you order a lot of appetizers or alcohol.

Jun 08, 2014
AdamD in Manhattan