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Anthony Bourdain - Parts Unknown Premiere (Myanmar)

I think what HawaiiiFoodTours meant by S.O.S. was that the show reminded him or her a lot of No Rez, and he/she was just saying "Same Old Stuff", about this one. (Well.... Maybe not "Stuff"....)

Apr 15, 2013
Uncle Ira in Food Media & News

March'13 MSP Dish of the Month - VOTING

Fish fry

Feb 27, 2013
Uncle Ira in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Excellent Frozen Pizza

They were passing out samples of it at the Cub in West St. Paul last week. I thought it was pretty tasty.....

Uncle Ira

Oct 21, 2011
Uncle Ira in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Great Food Truck Race - 9/18/11 Spoilers

I have Comcast here in St. Paul, and my on demand has both Food Truck Race and Chopped Champions..... It under the Life and Home section of the menu, not with the other TV Networks.... It might vary with local areas.

Uncle Ira

Sep 21, 2011
Uncle Ira in Food Media & News

NFNS Finale August 14 2011 (SPOILERS)

I haven't seen the promo for Jeff's show yet.... When is it going to start?

Aug 16, 2011
Uncle Ira in Food Media & News

Top Chef Masters, Finale spoiler?

Anyone know when or if Top Chef Just Desserts is coming back? I liked that much more than I expected to last year...

Uncle Ira

Jun 18, 2011
Uncle Ira in Food Media & News

Updating issue?.....

That was it.....!!!! I don't know how that setting got changed for me, I never even noticed those buttons before. But as soon as I changed it everything went back to normal.

Thank-you

Uncle Ira

Mar 14, 2011
Uncle Ira in Site Talk

Updating issue?.....

Is it just me, or are the boards not updating the way they should? I'm not sure I know the right term for it, but the threads aren't moving up to the top when there's a new post the way they usually do.....

Mar 14, 2011
Uncle Ira in Site Talk

The Basics: How to Make Beef Stew

One whole stalk of celery seems like a lot here. Did the writer mean one rib?

Jan 07, 2011
Uncle Ira in Features

MSP--- Big Daddy's this Weekend...?

Silly me... Never even thought to look for a phone number. Thanks, Anne.... I'll give them a call tomorrow. That turkey still tastes great, but I'm ready for something else...

Uncle Ira

Nov 28, 2008
Uncle Ira in Minneapolis-St. Paul

MSP--- Big Daddy's this Weekend...?

Does anyone happen to know if Big Daddy's will be up and running this weekend or are they taking the holiday off? I have some family in from out of town and just thought some great BBQ would make for a nice break from leftovers..... As far as I know, they don't have a website I can check, but I may be out of the loop about that......

Thanks for any info, and I hope everyone here has a great Thanksgiving....

Uncle Ira

Nov 27, 2008
Uncle Ira in Minneapolis-St. Paul

The Archer Farms Brand at Target

I love that Cajun mix... It's hard to keep myself from eating the whole bag in one sitting.

Oct 15, 2008
Uncle Ira in Chains

Heggie's Pizza (MSP)

They have a website at

http://www.heggiespizza.com/index.htm

It looks as if they sell only to restaurants, but it couldn't hurt to contact them to see what you can find out. Their phone number and e-mail address are on the page.

Let us know if you have any luck.

Uncle Ira

Oct 08, 2008
Uncle Ira in Minneapolis-St. Paul

MSP: Kat Mandu on Grand

Oooooo---- Mustard green curry sounds like something I’d love. Can’t tell from the name if it’s curry made with mustard-greens, or a green curry with some mustard in the sauce. Either way I think I’ll have to try it when I get the chance...

Uncle Ira

Oct 08, 2008
Uncle Ira in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Arthur Treatcher-style Fish? (MSP)

I have to say, I really miss having choices for fast food fish, like Arthur Treacher’s and H Salt. They used to be all over. For what it’s worth, there is an Arthur Treacher’s in one of the foodcourts at Mall Of America. I think it shares a space with Nathan’s Famous. But it’s been a while since I’ve been there.

As MSPD mentioned, there is Mac’s out on Larpenteur. And Chris & Rob’s down on West 7th has “Fish and Fries” on their menu, but I’ve never tried it. I doubt it’s anything special, but it might be worth a shot.

Uncle Ira

Sep 20, 2008
Uncle Ira in General Midwest Archive

Saint Paul MN Coney Islands

They're opening up just this week for the RNC, but if it works out well for them I'm hoping that they might re-open for good. Here's another thread about this...

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/550493

Could you tell from the sign you saw this morning if they were selling hot dogs?

Uncle Ira

Aug 30, 2008
Uncle Ira in General Midwest Archive

MSP--- The Original Coney Island Re-Opening! ! !

It’s been at least 15 years, maybe 20. As I remember, the matriarch of the family, who more or less ran the place, had a stroke. It closed, but the family always insisted that it was only temporary, that they would re-open, “Just as soon as mom is better....” They’ve held off for years against a lot of pressure to sell the building for redevelopment.

Uncle Ira

Aug 20, 2008
Uncle Ira in General Midwest Archive

MSP--- The Original Coney Island Re-Opening! ! !

I just saw on the MPR website that The Original Coney Island on St. Peter is going to re-open. It looks like it may just be during the convention, but here’s hoping that they make a go of it and stay open.

This is HUGE news for me and I imagine some others on the board who have been around St. Paul long enough. I have vivid memories of skipping school many times with a buddy, taking the bus downtown, and going into that dark and mysterious place for those great, great dogs....

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/disp...

Uncle Ira

Aug 20, 2008
Uncle Ira in General Midwest Archive

MSP- Help my find my broccoli pizza please!

soupkitten-- So sorry to hear about that. The few times I’ve been there I’ve just had the “slice of the day” and been pretty happy with it, both thin crust and deep dish. But your broccoli experience sounds like a real let down. Sorry it happened to you, but thanks for warning the rest of us.

Uncle Ira

Aug 19, 2008
Uncle Ira in General Midwest Archive

MSP- Help my find my broccoli pizza please!

You can get white pizza with broccoli at The Italian Pie Shoppe, although I don’t see any mention of ricotta on their menu. I’ve liked their pizza the few times I’ve had it, but I couldn’t really say if their thin crust qualifies as “New York” or not. Still, it might be worth your checking it out.....

http://www.italianpieshoppe.com/html/...

Uncle Ira

Aug 18, 2008
Uncle Ira in General Midwest Archive

Egg White Flatbreads @ D & D

Thanks for the info.... I’ll keep it in mind when they finally start opening stores here in Minneapolis / Saint Paul. Doesn’t sound like it’s going to be anytime too soon though.......

Uncle Ira

Aug 17, 2008
Uncle Ira in Chains

Egg White Flatbreads @ D & D

he-he-he.... Glad to know I wasn’t alone on this. I not only had the same question regarding the ampersand, but I also had the same first thought about Dean & Deluca.

Great minds, Arthur..... Great minds.

Uncle Ira

Aug 16, 2008
Uncle Ira in Chains

Egg White Flatbreads @ D & D

Ahhhh..... Of course. We don't have them here in the Twin Cities, but I hear they're coming soon. Thanks for the info....

Aug 15, 2008
Uncle Ira in Chains

Egg White Flatbreads @ D & D

I’m sorry... Is D & D the name of a chain that I don’t know, or is it short for something that’s going to be painfully obvious to me once it’s pointed out??

Aug 15, 2008
Uncle Ira in Chains

Grand between Fairview and Snelling (MSP)

One other place to keep in mind is the salad bar - deli case - steam table at Whole Foods. Not an actual restaurant, but you can often find some good choices for a quick lunch or dinner.

Uncle Ira

Aug 11, 2008
Uncle Ira in General Midwest Archive

Thick Hot Chocolate and Yogurt in Madrid and Paris

I don’t have an answer for you, but I’m very intrigued by your post. Is this a hot chocolate mixed with yogurt, or are these two separate items that you’re looking for? Some kind of hot-chocolate-yogurt-thingie is suddenly sounding VERY tasty to me.....

Uncle Ira

Aug 04, 2008
Uncle Ira in General Topics

MSP: The Fall of Saigon

The police station has already been torn down..... I just noticed the other day. I hadn’t heard about the plans for that corner. I was wondering what had happened......

Uncle Ira

Jul 28, 2008
Uncle Ira in General Midwest Archive

Pizza Burgers (MSP, but elsewhere in Midwest okay, too)

DQ---

---Funny this should come up again just now. I was shopping at Rainbow the other day and saw some Pizza Burgers in the freezer. Looked like it might have been a small local brand. Just a generic looking white cardboard box labeled Pizza Burgers. Don’t know if you’re interested in ones to make at home, but as soon as I saw it I remembered this thread from last year and thought, “I have to let DQ know about this....”

I’ve also noticed that they have them on the menu at The Coop in South St. Paul. I’ve never eaten anything there other then the fried chicken, (which I think is pretty good....), but you might want to add it to the list for your Pizza Burger Quest if you find yourself in that neighborhood.

http://thecooprestaurant.net/

May the Chow be with you.

Uncle Ira

Jul 27, 2008
Uncle Ira in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Basic Pancakes

I'm not sure, but 1 tablespoon of vanilla seems like a lot for this amount of batter. Should that be a teaspoon?

Jul 21, 2008
Uncle Ira in Recipes

What is minneapolis's signature dish?

You’re absolutely right. Now that I look, it does seem as if the poster may not be from Minnesota. My bad....

That’s what I get for trying to be the smartest kid in class. I couldn’t pull it off 40 years ago, and I can’t get away with it now....he-he-he

Uncle Ira

Jul 19, 2008
Uncle Ira in Minneapolis-St. Paul