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Jack Daniel's is not Bourbon.

Thanks for sharing the article ... an interesting battle is brewing for sure!

Apr 11, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Spirits

Jack Daniel's is not Bourbon.

George Dickel No. 12 is the only Tennessee Whisky in my bar ... Water's For Washin', Dickel's For Drinkin'

Apr 11, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Spirits

Best Ginger Ale?

I have yet to find a strong ginger ale ... I had to switch to a ginger beer to get a soda strong enough to elicit a cough [from the sting of ginger]. With this being said, I really like Vernor's, but it is closer to a creme soda than it is a ginger drink to me.

Apr 10, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in General Topics

Follow-up to the thread on catering to in-laws' Midwestern tastes (boy, did I open a can of worms!!!)

When in doubt, pick on those in the Flyover Zone ...

Mar 10, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Not About Food
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Follow-up to the thread on catering to in-laws' Midwestern tastes (boy, did I open a can of worms!!!)

I was served Pad Thai in Spokane, WA once with peanut sauce [like what you would get with Satay]. It was surprisingly good, albeit not traditional.

Mar 10, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Not About Food

Follow-up to the thread on catering to in-laws' Midwestern tastes (boy, did I open a can of worms!!!)

In Iowa, a good number of modestly priced steakhouses/cafes are run by proprietors originally from Greece ... and they do cook for the masses. Interestingly, one of the two Greek restaurants in the college town I live in actually warn those that order one of the ten items of "Greek food" on the menu that one cannot return an item if they do not like the spices.

Mar 06, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Not About Food

Follow-up to the thread on catering to in-laws' Midwestern tastes (boy, did I open a can of worms!!!)

I guess I am from the part of the Midwest [Central Iowa] where Greek fare is pretty low on the scale of exotic. The best way to handle a passive-aggressive in-law is to remind them you picked the restaurant in the first place with everyone in mind.

Mar 05, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Not About Food

Pabst Blue Ribbon........quality vs. quantity Question for Beer Drinkers

Here's a PBR/St. Paddy's Day party in Iowa's capital city: http://dmjuice.com/st-pabst-day-party...

Mar 05, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Beer

Pabst Blue Ribbon........quality vs. quantity Question for Beer Drinkers

Jim: Thanks for the refresher ... I forgot it was the Lexus/Toyota thing!

Mar 03, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Beer

Pabst Blue Ribbon........quality vs. quantity Question for Beer Drinkers

lynn: Red Dog was brought to us by Plank Road Brewery, which also brewed a headache maker called Icehouse ... Ah, fond memories, indeed!

Mar 03, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Beer
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Pabst Blue Ribbon........quality vs. quantity Question for Beer Drinkers

Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern, and Isabella Rossellini (sp?) were great in Blue Velvet.

Feb 27, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Beer

Ames Iowa

Unfortunately Cafe Shi is no longer ... used to be my favorite place to eat in Ames. I do know that the former owner is now working at Plus39 Restaurant as a baker.

Feb 21, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Great Plains

Ames Iowa

There is a new Italian Restaurant on the Northside of Ames that is above-average and operated by an Italian [with a large pizza selection as well]: Plus39 Restaurant. http://www.plus39italian.com/

Feb 21, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Great Plains

I'm nervous! Keeping oven on over night to make pulled pork

Good reminder: My wall oven turns off after 12 hours ....

Feb 20, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Home Cooking

I'm nervous! Keeping oven on over night to make pulled pork

I do it all of the time with a whole brisket in a cooking bag. I go low and slow [@225 degrees F] ....

Feb 20, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Home Cooking

Your best items at Sam's Club

They just switched at my local Costco within the past year or so ....

Feb 18, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Chains

Why would someone decide to avoid all food products made in the States?

They also use feed additives ... rest assured, I am well aware of the intimate facts about confinement pork production.

Feb 18, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in General Topics
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Why would someone decide to avoid all food products made in the States?

The confinement pork has actually been selectively bred to produce leaner pork ... the new wave in Iowa akin to the grass fed beef movement is "artisan" and/or "heritage" hogs, which are less lean and further allowed to roam around outside more.

Feb 18, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in General Topics

Your best items at Sam's Club

Whole choice packer briskets ... and the lemon cake is mighty fine. They also used to sell a private label Anejo Tequila called Calle Azul that got to about $10 a fifth towards the end of it being stocked in my local Sam's.

Feb 17, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Chains

Why would someone decide to avoid all food products made in the States?

Thanks for the article link. I find it interesting that a country with over a billion people [India] has proposed some of the most restrictive rules on labeling GMOs ...

Feb 17, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in General Topics

buying kitchen appliances!

I, too, would wholeheartedly recommend a Bosch Dishwasher. I have owned two with good luck. Had to replace the control panel board on one I most recently inherited [over a decade old], but was covered by home warranty within first year of owning it. Trouble-free for four years since replacing board. I also had a previous home with all Bosch cook products [cooktop and wall oven] and had zero issues in five years.

As an aside, I purchased a full-sized Bosch Front-Load Washer being cleared out for 75-percent off three years ago and it was the best appliance I have ever owned for under $300.

Feb 17, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Cookware

Vodka made from Hemp available in Canada; banned in US

Yes, and it made me break out my 25 year old tie-dye Bob Dylan Concert T-Shirt!

Feb 17, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Spirits

Why would someone decide to avoid all food products made in the States?

Better hope "Clarabell Grass Fed" isn't consuming water near a field using glyphosate on a neighboring farm .... Glyphosate can be present in surface water.

Feb 17, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in General Topics

Why would someone decide to avoid all food products made in the States?

Roundup isn't genetically added to the seed, but instead the seed is modified so that it is resistant to the glyphosate. Interestingly, soybeans were the first "Roundup Ready" crop.

Feb 17, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in General Topics

Vodka made from Hemp available in Canada; banned in US

My wife brought me home a bottle of Hemp Vodka made by Victoria Spirits [British Columbia] two year ago: http://www.victoriaspirits.com/other-...

Although I generally find vodka boring, it was at least interesting on the palate.

Feb 17, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Spirits

Where do you keep your liquor?

Let's them know that you mean business!

Feb 17, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Spirits

The Perfect Margarita?

Sounds like a Paloma ...

Feb 17, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Spirits

Ames Iowa

The Flying Burrito has really gone downhill over the past few years ... very skimpy portions and non-existent customer service. Sadly, Chipotle is much better.

Feb 17, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Great Plains

We were kicked out of a restaurant because.....

And I have been in small towns in Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Nebraska, etc. where refills for coffee/soda/iced tea at restaurants are free 99 percent of the time [and unless it is a high-end coffee shop or super-upscale restaurant] ....

Feb 11, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Not About Food
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Smeg range - a worthwhle risk?

Personal experience with the brand Biscuit?

Feb 11, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Cookware