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Smoked Turkey for Thanksgiving?

Have not had a Greenberg's turkey since last Thanksgiving and it was as good as always. Leftovers make awesome turkey quesadillas to boot.

Nov 03, 2011
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Mom & Pop type bakeries for birthday cakes etc?

Moellers Bakery at 4201 Bellaire Blvd, Houston (West U?). Been in business since 1930. Their spice bars have been a tradition at our house during the holidays for years.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/moellers-bake...

Nov 02, 2011
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Galveston Pier Fried Shrimp

As an afterthought, if your not positive about it being Galveston, there was a place at the old Kemah Boardwalk (also gone now) that matched your description of '6 stools' by the name of Jolee's. Jolee was also the name of one the shrmp boats they operated

Apr 27, 2011
TXStingray in Texas

Galveston Pier Fried Shrimp

You're probably remembering the old Hill's Pier 18? If so hurricane Ike got them and that location never rebuilt.

Apr 25, 2011
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Tyler Texas: Greenberg Smoked Turkeys

Personally I really like the Greenberg's smoked turkeys. What few leftovers we have at my hacienda make some dynamite smoked turkey quesadillas!

Nov 10, 2010
TXStingray in Texas

Best BBQ in Texas

So the bottom line is you like it, I don't. All the paragraphs about business models, payrolls, and etc. are not likely to change my, or anyone elses mind. Either a person likes a product or they don't.
What establishments do you like for root beer and vanilla ice cream? Hope we will at least agree on Blue Bell?
(heck of a dissertation on rocket scientists by the way!)

Sep 04, 2010
TXStingray in Texas

Best BBQ in Texas

Shoot guy, I'm an engineer. I probably only do 4 or 5 briskets a year. Will just leave it at that..... Have a lot more to say, but will keep it yo myself. Might consider rereading your posts.....
Oh yeah, I'll buy you a root beer float should you wish to discuss further?

Sep 02, 2010
TXStingray in Texas

Best BBQ in Texas

Was not a personal attack on you Jaymes, just my opinion of a bad experience shared by others. Sorry you felt compelled to make a personal attack against me....

Sep 01, 2010
TXStingray in Texas

Best BBQ in Texas

Sorry Jaymes, but I'll just have to dissagree with your point. We are not talking rocket science. I can consistently turn out Q on by back yard smoker which will taste the same on a regular basis. I can control the fire, the seasoning based on the rub, and smoke ring over and over again. If someone doesn't care for the flavor of the Q it is not likely to change in a given period of time. Again, just my opinion, but it is very unlikely I would ever return to Snow's.

Aug 31, 2010
TXStingray in Texas

Fine dining near Hobby Airport??

Closest thing I can think of is Bonnie's Beef & Barrel. Have not eaten there in probably 10 years as I now live out in Sugarland.

http://www.bonniesbeefandseafood.com/...

Aug 17, 2010
TXStingray in Houston

Hatch Chili Pepper Season

My kid sister who lives in Santa Fe turned me on to this recipie for Green Chili Stew from the Santa Fe Cooking School. She also uses green chilis in her Posole.

Green Chile Stew
Serves 8

3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 pounds beef sirloin or pork butt, cut in 1-inch cubes
1 1/2 cups diced onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
6 cups chicken or beef broth
1 pound red or white potatoes, cut in 1/2 to 3/4-inch cubes
2 to 3 teaspoons salt, to taste
3 cups roasted, peeled, chopped green chile or to taste
3 tablespoons diced red bell pepper
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, to taste

Heat the oil in a 6-quart pot over high heat and brown the meat in
batches. Set aside. In the same oil, saute the onions until golden.
Add the garlic and saute 1 minute. Return the meat to the pan along
with any juices that may have accumulated. Add the broth, potatoes,
salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for one hour, un-
til the potatoes are tender. Add the green chile and the red bell
pepper, and cook 15 to 20 minutes more. Add the cilantro, stir and serve.

Side Bar: At the school we use locally grown green chile when making
the stew. It is roasted over a fire or gas flame, peeled and chopped.
When the chile is not in season, we use roasted, peeled, chopped, frozen
green chile. You could also use freeze-dried green chile in place of the fresh.
A combination of mild and hot chiles produce a more balanced flavor.

Aug 17, 2010
TXStingray in Texas

Not Exactly True to the Forum....

Thanks Dex! I'd seen the first and third threads you linked but somehow missed the second one. Good stuff!
The Cali Peaches I picked up last weekend were fantastic. The Cantalope so-so, and the pineapple edible, but nothing to write home about.

Jul 28, 2010
TXStingray in Houston

Not Exactly True to the Forum....

This past Friday on ride back from Galveston a friend and I stopped by Frobergs Farmers Market in Alvin. It was late in the day and the selection was not that great but I did pickup a cantelope, pineapple, and a few peaches. I noted while in there that much of their produce had Del Monte or other labels on it which lead me to wonder if there are still any 'true' farmers markets? I've not been to the big market which I think was on Airline in many decades and was wondering if it was still true to form? A google search also turned up a hit or two just inside the loop, but nothing in the Richmond, Rosenberg, Wharton areas. Tell me Hounds, where can a person go to buy really good produce other than Central Market or Whole Foods in a farmers market type atmosphere?

Jul 27, 2010
TXStingray in Houston

Elgins' Southside Market or Meyers For BBQ?

I may have to do as suggested last week and tell everyone in the group to pair up. Then try both! I'll save the other suggestions for our October run. Thanks Hounds!

Jul 06, 2010
TXStingray in Texas

Elgins' Southside Market or Meyers For BBQ?

Okay Hounds, I'm leading my ride group over to Elgin in July for BBQ. Which is the better, Southside Market or Meyer's and why?
Regards,
Stingray

Jun 30, 2010
TXStingray in Texas

Houston Po Boys

Gerald, after posting yesterday I did a Google search and came up with the following website in San Antonio which was mentioned earlier. Apparently the sauce was chow-chow based on their corporate catering menu?
http://www.foursisterscatering.com/
Perhaps we should get together and make a run over there?

Jun 30, 2010
TXStingray in Houston

Houston Po Boys

Wow, this old thread has resurfaced again huh? If memory serves, the Yamins Po Boy was Genoa Salami, Ham, or maybe Mortadella, and Provolone cheese. I want to say there was some kind of pickle / mayo spread as well but that was a long time ago. Yamin was also a popular spot for their Muffuletta'a
See Ya!

Jun 29, 2010
TXStingray in Houston

Houston restaurants with draft root beer?

Just out of an uninformed curiosity, are any of these rootbeer's alcoholic? I've never had anything other than A&W, Dad's, I.B.C. and the like.

Jun 22, 2010
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looking for a good restaurant in galveston to celebrate anniversary.

+1 on Clary's! Outstanding food and service.

Apr 30, 2010
TXStingray in Houston

Crab Place - on the Ship Channel 30 yrs ago

Can you remember a general area???? Cross street perhaps?

Apr 01, 2010
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Hinzes BBQ in Wharton..................

I've always enjoyed their 'cue'. However the sides lacked a lot IMO. A good friend of mine laid an interesting piece of trivia on me a few months ago. After years of calling "Hynzes" she told me the locals pronounce it "Hinz".... Go figure....

Apr 01, 2010
TXStingray in Texas

Get Me to Snow's On Time!

"We rode the long distance, stood in the long line" yeah I've been there with 13 other riders and none were impressed. Perhaps we hit them on a bad day? (Should have stopped at City in Giddings)
Have any other posters continually been dissappointed with the ratings and write ups in the various print media?
My group basically said Snow's was okay, but not deserving of a best in state rating. Hate to be negative all the time but taste is subjective I guess? We will continue to search for BBQ nirvana this spring, summer, and fall.

Mar 09, 2010
TXStingray in Texas

Dozier's Barbecue in Fulshear

I hit them up 3 or 4 times last year and each time swore it would be the last. Mediocre and overpriced best describes it now. Like others here have posted back in the day when Fulshear was out in the sitcks it was worth the ride. Now I just ride on by....

Mar 08, 2010
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Bob's Taco Station, Rosenberg?

I had breakfast at Bob's New Year's Eve morning. Machacada was decent, refried's were ok, potato's were french fry cut. On a scale of 1 to 5 I give the meal a 2. The french fry's were the deal breaker to me.
On a trip there this past summer I had the Chorizzo breakfast taco's. Again on a 1 to 5 they were also a 2. Chorrizo just didn't have any "zing".

Jan 11, 2010
TXStingray in Houston

Best Frito Pie in Texas

I've had many a frito pie in Santa Fe as my kid sister lives there. It's just really hard to smuggle a Gold Rita out of the Ore House to enjoy with the pie without getting caught. ;)

Dec 21, 2009
TXStingray in Texas

Best Cannoli in Houston Area

Amici in Sugarland Town Square.
http://www.amicitownsquare.com/

Ciao Ya'll!

Dec 10, 2009
TXStingray in Houston

Looking for Herbert's Houston Recommendations

I typically keep the crawfish pie, shrimp pie, crawfish etouffe, crab meat au gratin, red beans (heavy on the smoked ham hock / light on the andoulle) and gumbo in my freezer. Boudan, stuffed shrimp, and stuffed jalapenos are marginal however I can't really recommend these last 3 items (yeah they're okay, just not wonderful). The pies are great for a quick meal when I don't want to cook and inexpensive to boot. Tried the stuffed chicken twice and can't recommend it nor would I buy it again.

Dec 08, 2009
TXStingray in Houston

Machaca/Carne Seca enchiladas, tacos, burritos, etc., in Houston?

I've stopped frequently at Los Altos de Jalistcos in Katy (across the street from Snappy's) for their machacado egg breakfast. Service is never good but food is authentic.

Dec 08, 2009
TXStingray in Houston

(HOU) Your Favorite place for cheese enchiladas

In answer to the OP's question. The cheese enchiladas at Los Tios are fairly tasty. I always get a side of chopped onions and a Dos Equis ;) Lucy's down in West Columbia also serves an authentic Tex-Mex cheese enchilada.

Aug 21, 2009
TXStingray in Houston

Huarache Azteca My current favorite place to eat(Stafford)

Will give it a try Friday morning, what's the address in Stafford?

Jul 08, 2009
TXStingray in Houston