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State Fair ??? For 2015

is it fair and accurate to say that the average food item costs ten dollars??

Aug 28, 2015
MarkG in Minneapolis-St. Paul

There Used To Be a Starbucks brand of ice cream

Lots of raves for it on FB

Aug 28, 2015
MarkG in General Topics

There Used To Be a Starbucks brand of ice cream

Sold in Supermarkets. Does it exist any more??

Aug 28, 2015
MarkG in General Topics

Best Tasting Beefsteak Tomatoes For a Home Garden??

wont be putting in a garden this year but looking ahead to 2016. Thanks!!

Aug 18, 2015
MarkG in Gardening

How weird is this?? Do I need a shrink??

i have taken to eating soup--Cambells condensed and their Chunky label-- right out of the can, making no attempt to warm or in the case of condensed, to dilute. Doing same thing with Hormel canned
Chili. And I like doing it this way. Nuts or unique??

Aug 18, 2015
MarkG in General Topics

Best Guinness Pour in MSP??

will any Irish bar do or do some do the pour better/best??

Jul 07, 2015
MarkG in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Lobster Roll Basics??

Can be served plain?? Or with Mayo?? Or with butter?? Which is Connecticut Style?? Which style is most common?? Have you ever seen a combo roll with all 3 styles together??

Jun 27, 2015
MarkG in General Topics

New Glarus Beer/Wisconsin

is it correct that it is illegal to sell it outside Wisconsin. Is it a cult beer?? A great beer??

Jun 26, 2015
MarkG in Beer

How Long Will Store-Bought Eggs Stay Fresh In Fridge??

is there a point where they have to be tossed??

Jun 26, 2015
MarkG in General Topics

Red Hook Lobster Pound

It is a schlep with no subway nearby. But I am tempted to try it out. Worth it?? Do they serve full lobster dinners?? How are the lobster rolls??

Jun 26, 2015
MarkG in Outer Boroughs

In Search of Good Seafood Paella in MSP

Any recs?? Can you get the real deal here??

Jun 22, 2015
MarkG in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Bagel Varieties In Manh

Here in a suburb of Minneapolis, the local Brueggers Bagels stocks 20 varieties of bagels from the common to a lot less common. Can you find such variety in a typical Manh. bagelry??

Jun 10, 2015
MarkG in Manhattan

best restaurant for fresh high quality raw oysters

my birthday is coming up and this is my craving. Or should I fly out to Boston??

Jun 10, 2015
MarkG in Minneapolis-St. Paul

A curry ketchup combo!!

it turns out that the curry/ketchup combo-- Heinz and other brands-- is sold on Amazon

Jun 07, 2015
MarkG in General Topics

Where has all the fresh durian gone??

At least here in Minnesota, I can only find the frozen kind. Is there a shortage?? Is it out of season?? Can you find it in Oriental groceries in California or New York City??

Jun 07, 2015
MarkG in General Topics

A curry ketchup combo!!

made by Heinz but evidentally sold only in Germany. A flight attendant friend brought some back. I loved it. Had no idea it existed. If you like the taste of curry and don't mind the blend with ketchup, its a great condiment

Jun 07, 2015
MarkG in General Topics

ISO Whole Chinese Roast Pig With Crispy Skin

had it about 16 years ago at a Chinese person s home in Minneapolis. It was memorable. Do you know if you can still buy one?? Possibly they use a wood box to do the roasting.

May 29, 2015
MarkG in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Sriracha Knock Offs

Supposedly the owner of Huy Fong foods never registered the name Sriracha so there are now numerous knock offs bearing the name but not the real deal. Have you encountered and used these imitations?? Are they anywhere close to the original??

May 27, 2015
MarkG in General Topics

Popeye s VS KFC

an acquaintance says the chicken is better @ Popeyes but the sides are better @ KFC. Agree??

May 27, 2015
MarkG in Chains

Cooking Beans and Lentils

is it true that adding salt to the water before the Beans or Lentils are cooked significantly adds to the cooking time??

May 24, 2015
MarkG in Home Cooking

Far East Chinese Restaurant/ Shakopee

Just named best Chinese restaurant in Twin Cities by City Pages. Have you been??

May 01, 2015
MarkG in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Do you remember Hagen Dazs ice cream when they first started making it??

supposedly the founder and creator started making it in the Bronx right after world war 2. I grew up in Brooklyn in the 50s and 60s and early 70s. Never saw it being sold. Never heard of it until the early 70s when it was reported that the Neiman Marcus catalogue was going to offer it. Do you recall it being sold in the 5 boroughs before the 1980s??

Apr 16, 2015
MarkG in Manhattan

Buttermilk

the Des Moines farmers market is one of the best in the country. MAYBE they sell real buttermilk though DM obviously isn't Minneapolis. Trying to find out if Kalona Dairy in Iowa does buttermilk. They sell their milk and other products up here

Apr 11, 2015
MarkG in Minneapolis-St. Paul
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Buttermilk

if you really want to know what we need in the Twin Cities click on Cruze dairy farm. It is a small dairy farm near Knoxville Tn and they make their own real buttermilk right on the farm and sell it locally!!

Apr 11, 2015
MarkG in Minneapolis-St. Paul
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Buttermilk

I called Hope Creamery at one time about this and was basically told that governmental bureauacracy kept them from producing the real stuff. Possibly the only real buttermilk in the entire country is the Kates brand in Maine

Apr 11, 2015
MarkG in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Best Dim Sum in Sydney??

Any comparable to Hong Kong quality??

Apr 11, 2015
MarkG in Australia/New Zealand

Guinness In USA vs Ireland

is it the same product?? Same taste, character, quality?? Is the Ireland product automatically superor?? Is USA Guinness even made in Ireland??

Apr 10, 2015
MarkG in Beer

your favorite Twin Cities Irish breakfast

I know of the Anchor and The Local where they serve an authentic Irish breakfast on sundays. What do you think of them and can you recommend others.

Apr 10, 2015
MarkG in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Are you old enough to remember Schrafft's ice cream and Restaurants??

this probably can only be answered by the over sixty crowd. What do you remember about the food, ice cream and environment?? For those under sixty, this chain and brand was popular back in the 50s 60s and maybe 70s.

Apr 04, 2015
MarkG in Manhattan
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Best Prime Rib in Twin Cities??

Maybe I should say prime rib dinner with sides and dessert. Not looking for all you can eat.

Apr 02, 2015
MarkG in Minneapolis-St. Paul