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Un-hip Dad

You admit: you're "old and uncool". Have your wife buy the gift certificate. Just sayin'.

Dec 07, 2014
RedTop in Manhattan
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ZAPIEKANKI the Famous Polish Sandwich,Nalaniski stuffed with Farmers Cheese [Sabina's, Melvindale MI]

Great pics, Al. Nice write up. Thanks.

Dec 04, 2014
RedTop in Great Lakes
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Two small, Beef Eye of Round pieces

Well, here is what transpired last night...

Pressed Sea Salt and cracked Black Pepper into both pieces, then pan seared the meat. After getting a nice crust, I transferred the pieces to a baking pan and covered them with a can of jazzed up black beans. Baked the whole lot at 350 degrees for 50 minutes, (20 minutes uncovered--30 minutes, covered); let it rest for about five minutes then served. A bit tough in the end. But the sauce saved the taste.

Nov 21, 2014
RedTop in Home Cooking

Two small, Beef Eye of Round pieces

Wow! What a great recipe. Thank you for sharing it, Tim.

Nov 21, 2014
RedTop in Home Cooking

Two small, Beef Eye of Round pieces

Hmmm. Thank you, jjjrfoodie for your suggestions. I was hoping I wouldn't have to "de-construct" the two pieces. And hoping that searing, then roasting them might tenderize them and not turn them into shoe leather. But as you stated, all flesh and little fat...

Nov 20, 2014
RedTop in Home Cooking

Two small, Beef Eye of Round pieces

I was fascinated when I spotted a package containing two half pound "filets" of Eye of Round Steak this morning while shopping. So I bought the package. Now, I don't know how I should prepare it! The "filets" are about two inches thick, by appx four inches long.

Any suggestions how I can prepare these twins so they will turn out tasty and tender.

Nov 20, 2014
RedTop in Home Cooking

Coming back to Detroit from Grand Rapids...

Great foods and a slam dunk business plan sadly don't mean anything in this new economy.

Nov 05, 2014
RedTop in Great Lakes

Tomatoes 2014 - Variety Experience Yea? Nay? Meh?

Unlike your results, Doctor Lew, the two Brandywine plants in our SE Michigan garden were stars of the show with healthy plants, big fruit, and high yields. Two Beefsteak plants never made it out of the starting gate. Add a Purple Prince to that fail. One Bloody Butcher gave us nice, palm-sized and juicy tomatoes throughout the growing season. And a Mortgage Lifter produced nice fruit early, but faded in a very, very wet August.

Not enough Sun & heat here. Tooooo much rain.

Nov 01, 2014
RedTop in Gardening

San Francisco's $4 Toast Goes Soft

Not being a hipster, I don't get this.

Oct 30, 2014
RedTop in Features

Dinner at El Asador, drinks at Sugar House (SW Detroit)

Did you have to do this? Mention Weekday Cafe. *sigh* Miss them so much!

Oct 30, 2014
RedTop in Great Lakes

Marine City Fish Company (DTW)

Thanks for your reply, firestalker. We'll be stopping in on Tuesday, post lunch...

Oct 26, 2014
RedTop in Great Lakes

Marine City Fish Company (DTW)

Anybody been?

Doing an end-of-season drive up M29, and this place looks appealing for a late lunch...

Oct 25, 2014
RedTop in Great Lakes

What turns you off about restaurant restrooms?

I love that joke!

Oct 25, 2014
RedTop in Not About Food

What turns you off about restaurant restrooms?

No.

Oct 20, 2014
RedTop in Not About Food
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What turns you off about restaurant restrooms?

Men's Room specific: Put a urinal in there! If it only has a toilet, more than likely, a lot of men & boys pee all over the seat and blithely walk away.

Oct 19, 2014
RedTop in Not About Food
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Cheese and wine Sausage

Bought several links at the local butcher for dinner tonight. I have no idea how to feature them as a main. Any suggestions for "go-withs"?

Oct 07, 2014
RedTop in Home Cooking

Holiday Market's The Smoke House: Just Say "No." [Detroit area]

Boag, did you ask to see the actual, on-site smoker? Do they boast an on-site chef, or experienced BBQ cook? Or, do they just follow a written "process".

Reply below seems to indicate that no ambient smoker thermometers or meat thermometers are in use...

Aug 20, 2014
RedTop in Great Lakes

Service Dogs Get Couple Kicked Out of Restaurant

That's a farce. Right?

Aug 20, 2014
RedTop in Food Media & News

Tomatoes "clustered" on our plants...

Great advice. Thank you.

Aug 09, 2014
RedTop in Gardening

We're coming! We're open! We're closed! Antietam? Discuss the cataclysm...[Detroit area]

Based on what I've read, I don't think the News or the freep are real happy with what occurred at Antietam. Just sayin'.

Aug 06, 2014
RedTop in Great Lakes

Tomatoes "clustered" on our plants...

Great information, earthygoat. Thank you.

Aug 03, 2014
RedTop in Gardening

Tomatoes "clustered" on our plants...

Thank you for your reply, healthytouch.

These were about eight inch plants when they first went into the ground. None of them had buds at that time. And we have not pinched any buds off either. Wife has used a delicate hand trimming away leaf overgrowth, and the "sucker" branches are removed. So the plants are getting some good attention as well as adequate water.

Aug 02, 2014
RedTop in Gardening

Tomatoes "clustered" on our plants...

We have five heirloom tomato plants (2 Brandywine, Mortgage Lifter, Bloody Butcher and Black Prince), and one Beefsteak plant. All of the plants (except the Mortgage Lifter)have clusters of tomatoes at a point about 16 inches above the soil. All of them also have a second wind, and blossoms covering the top third of the plants. Can any garden 'hounds explain why these plants grew their fruit in clusters?

Aug 02, 2014
RedTop in Gardening

Chicago to Saginaw and Back Recs needed

You're really stopping at Tony's???

Jul 31, 2014
RedTop in Great Lakes

DTW: Better Made Rainbow Chips

To clarify, rain, I am a Rainbow Chips fanatic. I love everything about the product...except the price.

It's been years since I bought a bag at the Gratiot factory, but I remember them being the most costly product offered there.

My purchase limit is maybe four bags a year. Luckily, I'm the only one in the house that will eat them.

Jul 25, 2014
RedTop in Great Lakes

DTW: Better Made Rainbow Chips

The BM Rainbow Chips are stocked everyday at the Kroger I shop. For months Kroger has been selling 2-for-$4 10.5 oz bags of their Original Chips; but charging $3.99 per bag for the Rainbow Chips. Gotta be someones favorite at that tariff.

Jul 23, 2014
RedTop in Great Lakes

The Earle Ann Arbor

Nice report. Thank you.

Jul 19, 2014
RedTop in Great Lakes

Long long Detroit report

I'd have a coronary if I tried to do even half of what you did, Joanie. Even in a month!

Thanks for your report.

Jul 11, 2014
RedTop in Great Lakes

Most robust coffee beans available in Detroit

Great thought and suggestion, Markcron. But if I bought a bean roaster home, I'd have to live the rest of my life with a frying pan indentation in my forehead...

Jun 11, 2014
RedTop in Great Lakes

Most robust coffee beans available in Detroit

Thanks for the list, trapani. Sprout House in GP is one of our favorite shopping experiences. We'll check out Mighty Good there.

Jun 11, 2014
RedTop in Great Lakes