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Having my first lobster fest at my house....

whew, I was scared glad it was my eyes not your lobster cooking

Dec 02, 2012
iguanachef in Home Cooking

Having my first lobster fest at my house....

if you can ever lay your hands on the wild ones that look like blueberry bb's you will be amazed by the flavor punch they give. and try a little spice with them..cinnamon, nutmeg...Maine spices all their blueberry treats at least their natives do

Nov 30, 2012
iguanachef in Home Cooking

Having my first lobster fest at my house....

Bravo!

Nov 30, 2012
iguanachef in Home Cooking

Having my first lobster fest at my house....

old bay is a never on TRADITIONAL lobster that is a maryland and honestly Joes Crab Shack thing. It will overpower the simple sweet taste of out crustecean frend.

Nov 30, 2012
iguanachef in Home Cooking

Having my first lobster fest at my house....

you have lobster left??? you either buy enough to have leftovers or you guys are too shy when having it! Simple sides are spot on!! 2 New England thumbs up

Nov 30, 2012
iguanachef in Home Cooking

What to Serve with Steamed Lobster

as far as drinks...BEER! a good microbrew. Remember Lobster is a sweet seafood and anything toobheavy or bitter is just not right. It should also be served in fresh air with sunshine and with seawater nearby. you don't go to the caribbean for steak you should be wary of having seafood too far away from cool ocean temps.

Nov 30, 2012
iguanachef in Features

What to Serve with Steamed Lobster

Being married to a New englander and having lived there for 23 years as far as sides for lobster...Butter! Corn on the cob, a corn fritter and dessert of an apple fritter or apple or blueberry pie. potatoes are for tourists and are a filler.

Nov 30, 2012
iguanachef in Features

Smoke Daddy's Barbecue fridays and saturdays at the Lansdale Eagles Club

Jul 16, 2011
iguanachef in Philadelphia

Fun in Phoenixville - dinner then coffee and musci

I like irish & British food but this wasnt a cultural difference in tastes in why I say MM was horrible. Food was plain Yuck (greasy, canned ingredients...and service was like a whirling dervish that never got anything done just ran about like a chicken with her head cut off and personable....NOT. The hostress was warm and welcoming but from there they crashed and burned.

Jun 28, 2011
iguanachef in Philadelphia

Fun in Phoenixville - dinner then coffee and musci

yup. poor service, bad food.

Jun 28, 2011
iguanachef in Philadelphia

Fun in Phoenixville - dinner then coffee and musci

Lucky You our recent experience was the complete opposite. I had posted and was a bit over descriptive and it was pulled have not had time to repost with less detail.

Jun 25, 2011
iguanachef in Philadelphia

beignet mix

Try Reading Terminal Market too

Jun 25, 2011
iguanachef in Philadelphia

beignet mix

How about a recipe...No Mix Needed.
There are several up there

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/recipe/beignets.html?cm_src=RECIPESEARCH

If ya want the mix go to the source it will be fresher.
http://shop.cafedumonde.com

regarding whole foods and william sonoma I would call your local ones and ask...Wegmans Pfft! Forget it. If you have any gourmet stores near you call them too.

here's the google link to the base search depending on your location
http://www.google.com/search?client=f...

I know it's obnoxiously long or google "gourmet food stores Philadelphia area"

Good Luck!
Iggy

Jun 25, 2011
iguanachef in Philadelphia

Conshohocken area best

Jun 15, 2011
iguanachef in Philadelphia

Conshohocken area best

Check the thread moving to eagleville/KoP...loads of good stuff there. So Far Phoenixville has been a trove of wonderful things to eat drink and try.

Jun 15, 2011
iguanachef in Philadelphia

Phoenixville

Saw a sign for hacienda???? going into 101 Bridge when I was at Iron Hill last week.

Jun 15, 2011
iguanachef in Philadelphia

FAVORITE DISHES 2011

Still hunting a few but so far
Iron Hill Brewery - Cheesesteak Egg Rolls & Steak Salad

will add more as I have explored more. Been here for 2 weeks and of the handful of places that has been the best.

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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
147 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711

Jun 04, 2011
iguanachef in Philadelphia

I feel guilty

I think if you whisper that to tex with a 6 pack it might happen. LOL

Jun 04, 2011
iguanachef in Philadelphia

Moving to Eagleville/KoP need direction to great chow

Sent the DH out to grab some take out...tried Zacarys BBQ in Norristown. Food was solid but needed a bit more seasoning. Brisket nice smoky flavor not overdone, not fatty and sauced. Corn Fritters were like sweet creamed corn puffs that were liquid inside. Cornbread was dry and grainy (baked items not their forte) Potato Salad very good!, Cole Slaw finally someone who does not over mayo it but could use a little upmh not sure if it;s a dash of celery powder or maybe vinegar but tasy and would get again. Ribs meaty tasty smoky with stiky sauce which I like, hubby was looking for a bit more zip.

In General nothing is over seasoned or spiced but solid clean BBQ.
Next week thinking Tex's but will report back.

Jun 04, 2011
iguanachef in Philadelphia

Moving to Eagleville/KoP need direction to great chow

He has 2 FB pages one unkept and one kept up. Next weekend I am hitting the farmers market and tex's if he's cookin.

Jun 04, 2011
iguanachef in Philadelphia

Moving to Eagleville/KoP need direction to great chow

I wanted to thank everyone for their input and let you know we got here in one piece and so far from the boxes we have unpacked so has most of our stuff. Been to Iron Hill in Phoenixville and enjoyed it very much was sent by a neighbor to kabuki and also to Daddy Mimms for Creole and the Black Lab. I am putting all the suggestions into the hat and we are gonna pick tonight and try somewhere new with my son and his girlfriend.

Wegmans...not impressed yea its big but it has a ton of premade stuff and store brands. Cheese counter is better at Whole foods and I am going to be seeking the 2 cheese stores and the phoenixville farmers market out for something a bit less mass produced. I have been spoiled. Hoping to hit the wholefoods in the next few days.

Still umpacking my cardboard habittrail but the eats and treats have made it bearable and the carrot at the end of our days.

Iggy!

May 31, 2011
iguanachef in Philadelphia

Moving to Eagleville/KoP need direction to great chow

my husband says YUM! grew up on non-chain dounuts.

Mar 28, 2011
iguanachef in Philadelphia

Moving to Eagleville/KoP need direction to great chow

I went to college in center city many moons ago. Had scrapple then and was not fond of the flavor or texture. As far as the bits...hot dog meats corn meal plus seasoning. I understand it's a regional thing. Growing up in pittsburgh I have a fond affection for fried noodles and cabbage and chipped ham bbq. In New England New England clam chowder is different from Rhode island clam chowder. Yes my reply was tounge and cheek...but my crinkled nose at scrapple is not going anywhere fast,

Now kielbassa and the like have a different effect on me. texture and taste my friend. But please enjoy a piece of scrapple on my behalf and chuckle at how I am missing out. I am all good on this end aand your support is noted. :-)

Mar 28, 2011
iguanachef in Philadelphia

Moving to Eagleville/KoP need direction to great chow

nooooooooo scrapple. I KNOW what that is. hahahahahaha

Mar 27, 2011
iguanachef in Philadelphia

Moving to Eagleville/KoP need direction to great chow

shopping as in favorite markets for quality foods and drink. I know my poor husband will be mourning the loss of his favorite beer store. he can mix and match singles for a 6 and they have loads of micro brews and imports. Bud and the like don't even enter the conversation. He will be learning all about buying by the 24 and going to the liquor store for his gin.

Know about minado we have one here, I take sushi virgins there so they can try without guilt. I am going to miss my little local place. The owner is the sushi chef and his food is light and balanced and flavorul. His tempura is amazing yam, broccoli, onion are always cooked perfectly.

We have whole foods here and yes I understand "wholw paycheck" :-)

We are looking forward to tasting all the suggestions and please keep them coming! You guys rock and thank you.

Mar 27, 2011
iguanachef in Philadelphia

Moving to Eagleville/KoP need direction to great chow

My husband and I are moving from Boston to Eagleville/King of Prussia and are in need of solid reccomendations for dining and food shopping. We like to try new things and aren't afraid of the hole in the wall either some of our favs up here and little places off the beaten path. Please give an explaination why or fav dish there too. Our taste buds thank you for all your help. If there is a previous post you can direct me too please do.

Chinese
Japanese
Diner
Deli
Seafood
Steak
BBQ
Pizza
Hoagies/Subs
Brew Pub
Polish
Italian
Thai

Shopping
Beer
Cheese
Farm Stand/Farmers Market
Butcher
Fish Monger
Bakery
Doughnuts

Mar 26, 2011
iguanachef in Philadelphia

Marlborough, MA Greek Festival

Never heard of it and I live in the town next door. I didn't know there were any greeks in Marlborough.

Sep 07, 2009
iguanachef in All New England Archive

Flo's Hot Dogs - huge dissapointment!

Wasses is also in Rockland. Nice dog too. The things that makes dogs special are either if they are made local and not commercial or the preparation. Wasses to me is all about the prep.

Yet to do the hot dog pilgrimage tour, still working on all the clam, crab, lobster shacks in New England all the great places I hope Food Network never finds!

Jul 23, 2009
iguanachef in All New England Archive

Need to buy cocoa powder

www.kingarthurflour.com

It's mail order or if in Vermont you can always stop by. Everything for baking you could want. Also check out Sur la table in Chestnut Hill they too come up with amazing stuff Call first on food items. Whole foods is good if you have a solid one near you. Williams Sonoma is always a last resort, stressing the words last resort.

Jul 23, 2009
iguanachef in All New England Archive

The Cottage Wellesley MA

ewww last time I was in wellesley I went to tian fu and the food was gross, the place was dirty including the table cloths as well as the plates and glasses, when brought to the waiters attention he gave me a shrug of so what and did nothing to fix the situation. The older owners that I have seen there forever prior to this particular meal were absent and was replaced by a twenty something with an attitude of you are intruding on my texting by wanting a meal at this restaurant was at the main desk/counter. after crab rangoons were delivered to the table that were burnt and lacking any concept of crab inside (was an ode to philly cream cheese) I paid for the food which had arrived at the table and cut our losses and left. I had eaten at Tian fu for 5-6 years with no problem but this all stacked up was too much. Run and run far far away from this eatery.

Jan 30, 2008
iguanachef in Greater Boston Area