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Sunday Brunch, downtown Austin, please!

As long as TN is included!

about 3 hours ago
rudeboy in Austin

Paws Up!

It wasn't that this was a candidate for a new "like," just wanting everyone to keep their paws up.....

about 3 hours ago
rudeboy in Site Talk
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Paws Up!

Maybe I should have used a raccoon. Because, as you and I know, they have opposable thumbs.

about 5 hours ago
rudeboy in Site Talk

Paws Up!

Pawzup Chowhounds!

about 10 hours ago
rudeboy in Site Talk
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Restaurant Quality Steak (ribeye)

If you people or restaurants aren't cooking your steaks over hot, molten lava, then I don't know what to say:

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/oddnews/c...

about 11 hours ago
rudeboy in Home Cooking

Authentic Chinese Beef and Broccoli

Thanks to both of you. I sheepishly admit that I titled this post "Authentic Chinese" because my real goal was to make the Americanized version MORE Chinese. I do like Puffin3's advice of "A truly great chef will serve you dishes wherein you can taste every ingredient". One reason that I like the flavors of Thai, Viet, and Chinese cuisine in general. And what I was hoping to accomplish tonight.

RealMen - what style did you grow up eating?

And while I love a nice piece of fish lightly seasoned, I can also appreciate it when it is spicy. One of the best fish I have ever eaten was a blackened redfish cooked the night that it was caught. See the attached photos from my trip to Bangladesh, where we devoured incendiary fish cooked within the hour of them being caught. I cannot remember the three types of fish.

Anyhow, I'll go with the "traditional" american Beef and Broccoli for tonight.

about 11 hours ago
rudeboy in Home Cooking

Authentic Chinese Beef and Broccoli

Looks good - I can pick up some straw mushrooms as well. Thanks tcamp.

about 13 hours ago
rudeboy in Home Cooking

Authentic Chinese Beef and Broccoli

mcsheridan - that was just a hook. Thanks for the recipe.....first one that I've seen with sugar + oyster sauce. I totally forgot about scallions, so I'll grab some.

Good point about szechuan. They can't yet eat anything too spicy (or shall I say, won't), so I won't bother with the peppercorns.

I could be overthinking this. I was looking for a way to hybridize it back to Chinese somehow. My 6 YO loves Chinese Broccoli in the oyster sauce. Next time, as I have good ole american on hand.

Thanks for your help as always.

about 14 hours ago
rudeboy in Home Cooking
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Authentic Chinese Beef and Broccoli

Ha! Anyhow, I'm trying to make this tonight for the kids, but I want to push the recipe a little, depending on yall's opinions.

Most American Chinese recipes call for a marination in ginger, rice wine, soy, and starch. I've seen some call for S&P.

Then the recipes that I have found call for stir frying in oyster, soy, chicken broth (curious to me), garlic, and fermented black beans.

My question for the hounds: should I push it with items such as szechuan peppercorns, an heroic amount of ginger, fish sauce, other fermented products? Cumin? Seems like this is a dish that wants to be kept dark and a bit sweet, with a bite from the fermented beans and perhaps the rice wine, but with little acidity overall.

I'm happy to follow the traditional...... I've searched CH and found what's there. Any last minute tips?

about 15 hours ago
rudeboy in Home Cooking

Bush's Fried Chicken in RR,TX

Agree about Golden Chick - and they have that spicy sprinkle. For some reason, though, I am always reminded of this:

https://screen.yahoo.com/cluckin-chic...

about 15 hours ago
rudeboy in Austin

Lay's Potato Chips' New Flavors -- Seen or Tried Them?

I'm shattered by your capitulation. My only question now, BBVL - why didn't you buy the wasabi ginger?

about 15 hours ago
rudeboy in General Topics

Tex mex Cookware /Austin

That's because you are "there." It's called the moon. It's in the sky. amysuethere.

about 16 hours ago
rudeboy in Austin

Tex mex Cookware /Austin

Ropust - how many days will you be in Austin? That might influence the recommendations. If you want to explore the tex mex subgenre verses eat at the better places. I only ask because you mentioned food tourist.

about 17 hours ago
rudeboy in Austin

Tex mex Cookware /Austin

dinaofdoom - I have purchased items at the store before, so I don't think that it just for wholesale. I didn't realized that they moved, however. I guess that it has been a while! They are nice people...........

about 17 hours ago
rudeboy in Austin

Your best big gadget\tool?

DebinIndiana - but I'm a dude. Can't it just magically stay clean? No, I'll admit, you have a good point....

1 day ago
rudeboy in Cookware

Fish Sauce Problem

Sounds kind of funny to say, Mrs. Rat, but for as fishy and funky and odiferous as it is, it doesn't smell like, um, rotting. Not sure how to explain it!

I'll let everyone know before I eat it, and then y'all can send people out to fetch my carcass.

1 day ago
rudeboy in General Topics
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Lay's Potato Chips' New Flavors -- Seen or Tried Them?

yeah sunshine, I think that the winner remains in production. That's why everyone should vote for the cappucino!

1 day ago
rudeboy in General Topics

Texas Monthly BBQ Festival 2014

mikeh - I thought I replied to this before, but I do not see it. I hope that you enjoy your time here. I agree with you in that after all the expense to get over here and set up, a couple hundred bucks isn't a bad way to sample TX BBQ. You'd have to spend all weekend driving around just to hit a few. The BBQ people aren't going to put on their B game (not in their genes) - looking at the vid from last year. Also, there's music all day. I'm not going, though, after saying all that. Maybe next year.

Are there any other plans that you need help with?

1 day ago
rudeboy in Austin

Lay's Potato Chips' New Flavors -- Seen or Tried Them?

Lay's is certainly getting a lot of press over the cappucino. HHHmmmmm.....

1 day ago
rudeboy in General Topics

An Open Letter to Chowhound re: the new format

Oh, I didn't know that.....but, c oliver, I don't want my friends to know my handle here, as they will start clowning me.

1 day ago
rudeboy in Site Talk
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Lay's Potato Chips' New Flavors -- Seen or Tried Them?

I was wondering about the date on those Chicken and Waffles after pcdarnell posted. I read this online:

"Last year, Cheesy Garlic Bread won the contest, winning over more fans than Sriracha and Chicken & Waffles. "

1 day ago
rudeboy in General Topics

Lay's Potato Chips' New Flavors -- Seen or Tried Them?

The cappuccino chips sound vile, awful, disgusting, and I can't imagine the minds at Lay's coming up with this ridiculous concept. Therefore, I have to try them immediately.

(Thanks a lot Big Bad Voodoo Lou - I was hoping to be the first!)

1 day ago
rudeboy in General Topics

An Open Letter to Chowhound re: the new format

Maybe it is too facebooky for some?

1 day ago
rudeboy in Site Talk

My recipe calls for tomato sauce BUT

Well, I couldn't have said with 100% certainty until yesterday, Puffin3! Not sure if I really can now, without going to the factory. I'll try the ketchup, Rick - I'm hooked on another brand, but Contadina will be my next bottle.

1 day ago
rudeboy in Home Cooking

An Open Letter to Chowhound re: the new format

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1 day ago
rudeboy in Site Talk

Your best big gadget\tool?

Thanks lukfam and raspunita = exactly what I was looking for. I don't like wasting oil, and if I fry in my cast iron skillet or wok, I toss the oil each time. Seems like they'd make the basket bottoms and 1.3 up the sides as "crumb catcher" sized holes to reduce the gunk at the bottom. I haven't seen one like that.

1 day ago
rudeboy in Cookware

Your best big gadget\tool?

Just so you know, JTPhilly, the Magic Bullet has gone big time. I got mine at Costco, but Target, Bed Bath Beyond, and others have it in stock now. They're all less expensive than Amazon.

1 day ago
rudeboy in Cookware

Fish Sauce Problem

Well, good to know that the fizziness is on purpose. I even shook it up before opening. It boiled over like a can of coke would after shaking. It is in the fridge. Calling the market didn't help because of the language gap. I think that I exacerbated the situation.

emu48, if it has been out all night, do you think that it is safe to put in the fridge now and then use it?

1 day ago
rudeboy in General Topics

Your best big gadget\tool?

I want to buy a small deep fryer. Frying has always been a pain....does anyone have one and just love it (best big gadget/tool)? Or is it something that eventually goes to goodwill?

1 day ago
rudeboy in Cookware

An Open Letter to Chowhound re: the new format

Awww Bob, don't lift a hind leg up and pee on my soon-to-be short parade! I pulled those cartoon dogs, I mean hounds, as a concept. I was envisioning more of a symbol-type illustration, maybe a little bigger than that heart (there's space to work with surrounding that symbol, which is cropped too short on top, I might add). And if a newbie gets on and sees a symbol with a number next to it and can't figure that out, then...I don't know.

But I agree wholeHeartedly with your statement above about hearts (I even hearted you, not simply because I agreed, but because I do truly and deeply love you, Bob): but a switch to a hound would not cause "the planets to fall out of their orbits, worldwide starvation, and the death of millions of puppies."

1 day ago
rudeboy in Site Talk
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