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Good Deli Rye

Wild Wheat Bakery in Kent (also sold at PCC stores) makes a terrific Jewish rye bread.

Dec 31, 2012
ira in Greater Seattle

All-you-can-eat ribs anywhere near Seattle?

HD Hotspurs in Kent has all you can eat BBQ chicken and pork ribs on Wednesday nights. Pretty good too. I think it's 15.95

Jan 19, 2011
ira in Greater Seattle

Eltana

I like the fact that the bagels at Eltana are wood fired and hand made, but they don't let the dough rest, which is traditional in NY and Montreal bagels. That's why the holes in Eltana's bagels are so large.

Jan 01, 2011
ira in Greater Seattle

Best Pizza in N.J.

Anybody been to La Piazza in Allentown, NJ?
No, not the best in NJ, not even the best in Monmouth County, but clearly much better than average pizza in a funky old town.

Jan 27, 2010
ira in New Jersey

best free chips an salsa in renton area

La Hacienda in downtown Renton has good salsa and Dos Equus on tap.

Mar 12, 2009
ira in Pacific Northwest

Best Jersey Diners (Lots good eats, little $)

Hightstown Diner has markedly improved. They're cousins of the Mastoris family though the place is much smaller and the menu is too, but CB hash is great, dinner specials are very high quality, and the early bird dinner , at 8.25, can't be beat as it includes, soup or salad, potato and vegetable, beverage and dessert. They make a mean bread pudding.

Jan 18, 2009
ira in New Jersey

Best Pizza in N.J.

Albivi's in Perrineville is a real find in the middle of nowhere..Best in New Jersey? Maybe not THE best, but certainly a worthy contender.

Jan 18, 2009
ira in New Jersey

Ideas for a BBQ tour in the south-looking for suggestions

Leatha's in Hattiesburg, MS is an incredible find. The place has been there forever, and it's in the middle of nowhere and worth finding.
Whole Hog Cafe in Little Rock does some great ribs, as does Smokin in Style in Hot Springs.

Apr 26, 2008
ira in General South Archive

Best place to buy organic/free-range meats & poultry - Seattle

Bob's Quality Meats on Rainier Avenue has been around forever and is very, very good. There's also the Meat Market on NE 4th St in Renton, which is the former Crystal Meat folks from the Pike Place Market. They do their own smoking there, and the smoked pork loin is addictive.

Sep 21, 2007
ira in Pacific Northwest

why so few 'canadian food' restaurants?

Montreal smoked meat for me is quintessential Canadian food, and it saddens me to no end that it's not sold in the US.

May 30, 2007
ira in General Topics

Little Rock

Lulav on 6th is quite good. Kind of meditteranean/california fusion.

Feb 21, 2007
ira in General South Archive

Best place for Indian in Seattle for Bday

If you are willing to go to Renton, Naan N' Curry is very good and a colorful place.

Feb 17, 2007
ira in Pacific Northwest

Group of guys in Hot Springs

Cajun Boilers is a great place. But Hot Springs also has great BBQ. McClard's is nationally famous, and down the road on Albert Pike, Smokin in Style is extremely good.

Feb 15, 2007
ira in General South Archive

What's your favorite restaurant in Chambersburg (Trenton)?

Marsilio's.

Jan 12, 2007
ira in Mid-Atlantic

Good BBQ in Seattle?

Gabby's Q, in the alley between the nail shop and the Beachcomber Tavern in Skyway, (12600 block of Renton Avenue South)maybe the best barbecue in the area. It's takeout only, and the area is less than inviting, but a true chowhound would risk gunshots for good ribs, no?
The owner is from Alabama, and the ribs and pulled pork are tender and smoky. The coleslaw is very unusual, almost a sauerkraut-coleslaw spicy hybrid.

Jan 06, 2007
ira in Greater Seattle

A New York Pizza Place (long) - Seattle

Village Pizza in Langley, Whidbey Island comes as close to a real NY pizza as I've had in the Seattle area. The owner is from Brooklyn. It's worth the schlep.

Jan 06, 2007
ira in Pacific Northwest

Bellevue Breakfast

Chace's is great for the ambience, not necessarily the food.

Jan 06, 2007
ira in Pacific Northwest

Italian Restaurants in Trenton/Hamilton Area

I always liked Marsilio's on Roebling Ave in Trenton.
Not cheap, but full of atmosphere and good food.

Jan 03, 2007
ira in Mid-Atlantic

Textured or Texturized Protein???

I use TVP to make a granola, along with toasted and sweetened almonds, pecans, and shredded coconut.

Dec 27, 2006
ira in General Topics

Mail order knishes???

Mrs. Stahls were the best and most famous Brooklyn knishes, and better than Yonah Schimmels.

Dec 14, 2006
ira in General Topics

What exactly is a "rump" roast??

I believe rump roast is the same thing as round or eye of round roast, cut from the hindquarters, one of those not very tender roasts that is enhanced by low and slow cooking.

Dec 14, 2006
ira in General Topics

matzo ball soup in Seattle

I'll concur on Goldberg's. The pickles are first rate, the salads fine, but the matzoh ball soup?
Huge, hard matzoh ball, not my cup of....soup.
I prefer smaller and lighter matzoh balls.

Dec 14, 2006
ira in Pacific Northwest

What is scrapple?

My yiddishe grandma served scrapple. "You think there's actually meat of any kind in there at all?" she asked.

Dec 07, 2006
ira in General Topics

Pumpernickel is Disgusting!

Strange but good:
Pumpernickel topped with swiss cheese, Russian dressing, mustard and sauerkraut, then grilled.
A corned beefless reuben.

Dec 06, 2006
ira in General Topics

What is scrapple?

Scrapple is delicious, and what do they say about sausage and laws? you don't want to know how they get made.
growing up near Trenton NJ, scrapple and eggs OR Trenton/Taylor pork roll and eggs (another mystery meat) were a regular breakfast for me as a kid.

Dec 06, 2006
ira in General Topics

Best Pizza in N.J.

It's all a matter of priorities. I'd risk getting shot for BBQ ribs, but not for pizza.
For those interested, there is a DVD documentary out about Trenton style tomato pie called
"Pie Eyed-The Movie."

Nov 30, 2006
ira in New Jersey

Best Pizza in N.J.

Has anybody mentioned Federici's in Freehold?
To me, that always was the ultimate.

Nov 29, 2006
ira in New Jersey

Barbecue: ARKANSAS

Smokin in Style- Hot Springs: Best Ribs I've ever eaten.

Nov 27, 2006
ira in General South Archive

Eating Low Carb

I've been low carbing for about five years, lost 50 lbs and kept it off. I do cheat now and then. On a recent trip to Arkansas had doughnuts and peanut butter pie.
Check out books by Dana Carpender and Karen Barnaby. Her Low Carb Gourmet has excellent recipes. She's the executive chef at the Fish House in Vancouver BC.
A whole lot of great recipes are at lowcarbfriends.com (see bulletin board) and at lowcarb.ca which is the site Karen Barnaby started.
Most commercial products that are low carb are pretty nasty, but locardiner.com has really good, though pricey rye bread and bagels.
Berries and melon are the least carby of the fruits, and yes, pumpkin is allowed. It has enough fiber to counteract the carbs.
Sweet potato, though allowed on South Beach, is much higher in carbs than pumpkin, though winter squash isn't too bad.
Another entertaining website is livinlavidalowcarb.blogspot.com
Good luck!

Nov 17, 2006
ira in Not About Food

What's That One Thing You Can't Go A Week Without????

I also can't go a week without a Pastrami sandwich on rye bread, with coleslaw, swiss cheese, and Russian dressing on the sandwich. Modeled after Langer's # 19, but my Russian dressing and coleslaw are home made and less sweet.

Nov 16, 2006
ira in General Topics