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Looking For Authentic "SOS" In North Seattle Area

i just checked them and they are exactly what I was looking for. Not too far from I-5 either.

That's perfect. Thanks so much !

Jul 12, 2011
WAFlyGirl in Greater Seattle

Looking For Authentic "SOS" In North Seattle Area

Thanks for explaining the history of the thing. I'll look for the Armour beef and if not that try the deli :)

Jul 12, 2011
WAFlyGirl in Greater Seattle

Looking For Authentic "SOS" In North Seattle Area

As I look further, I'll use that in the search. LOL There are so many names for that stuff.

The "Diner, Drive-Ins, & Dives Show" featured a diner near San Diego, if memory serves, that actually serves it on the stainless steel mess hall trays. As you may have guessed, it's a hang out for veterans and active duty military. They made the ground beef kind and he was retired from the Marines. So there's the Navy thing again.

I picked this up on Yelp:

"For SOS, I've used the "Buddig" brand beef in the deli case (you know, the presliced stuff.) It makes a quite serviceable SOS and is much cheaper than chipped beef.: They also said Armour is the best canned variety to use.

Same good advice I found here !

Jul 11, 2011
WAFlyGirl in Greater Seattle

Looking For Authentic "SOS" In North Seattle Area

That's a good thought. They seem to serve that stuff in all of the armed forces branches. So as you say maybe Everett or near Tacoma perhaps.

Thanks !

Jul 11, 2011
WAFlyGirl in Greater Seattle

Looking For Authentic "SOS" In North Seattle Area

Cool. Thank you for the tip !

Jul 11, 2011
WAFlyGirl in Greater Seattle

Looking For Authentic "SOS" In North Seattle Area

Thanks for the tip ! He was telling me that he has had both kinds and likes the regular dried beef kind the best. Figures, huh?

Now that I have the recipe and know what to get, I can make it hopefully. I'm going to keep my eyes open for any restaurants around that might serve it. The Local Yolk in Lynnwood serves it on Memorial Day I think.

That way when we head out some place we can get it on the way and not have to make it at home. Where he is now, he has it at least one a week. It's not health food for sure.

Thank you for your help :)

Jul 10, 2011
WAFlyGirl in Greater Seattle

Looking For Authentic "SOS" In North Seattle Area

That's really great information to have. He said that some of the groceries sell the dried beef in cans. I'll check around a bit.

Thank you so much for the help !

Jul 09, 2011
WAFlyGirl in Greater Seattle

Looking For Authentic "SOS" In North Seattle Area

Thank you very much for the recipe and the information !

I'll have to practice this a few times before I try it on him.

Jul 09, 2011
WAFlyGirl in Greater Seattle

Looking For Authentic "SOS" In North Seattle Area

After searching the board for all of the variations of this venerable military classic,
I came up with nothing.

My boyfriend is relocating from Ft. Bragg and he loves this stuff. Yes, I know that's crazy but what are you going to do?

For those of you who do not know what SOS is, it's chipped beef on toast in a peppery cream gravy.
Yes, I know it sounds horrible and it is to many of us. Trust me, my father loved it as well.

People who have spent a long time in the military sometimes develop an affinity (addiction?) to it and just have to have it from time to time. I'm sure he wouldn't mind driving a bit to find it either.

There have to be places here that serve it regularly given all the military bases around. After an hour of searching, I did find that a few places do it on Memorial Day and Veteran's Day.

Any help is greatly appreciated !

Thank you.

Jul 08, 2011
WAFlyGirl in Greater Seattle