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Paraffin Wax

Been interneting a bit because of this thread and I can't seem to find any sort of consensus on if there is actually any benefit to using wax over just tempering right? At best it seems you are just skipping the tempering process, but then you are eating wax...so why not just learn how to temper?

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getgot211 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Where do you like to buy whole chickens?

IDK about LH but you can get them at St. Paul year round. I believe Local D'Lish also carries them. Lastly, I think Grass Roots Gourmet at Midtown carries them, this was once the Callister's own store.

Paraffin Wax

Best Bourbon Selection - retail sales?

was this the case in 2007?

local source for vanilla beans?

ebay is easily the best place to get vanilla beans. I wouldn't worry about a 'local' source for something like this.

A good donut? DC/MD

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/972237

Haven't tried GBD but I thought Astro was pretty horrible. Most in the thread I linked to seemed to agree that they were overly sweet and just not very good, I mentioned that mine were really greasy, to the point of leaving the bag greasy. For $3 a donut better be out of this world.

A good donut? DC/MD

Since DC is in the title I imagine MD near DC. That place is 45 minutes from Hyattsville (where I am) even. Thats a hell of a drive for donuts.

Thanksgiving Crisis -- Apples

Kenji is a 'he'. That list of apple choices applies if you decide to go by generic year round mega mart apples. I personally wouldn't use any of those in my own baking but I suppose if you have a couple days notice and not many options left then you make do.

Turducken?

here is a timely article...

http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/11/th...

Montreal Flavor in DC

Most will be imported anyway, Trader Joes even. But plenty of US sugarbushes win International Maple Syrup Competition awards...
http://www.northamericanmaple.org/ind...

Granted they might be pretty hard to come by unless you live near.

Duke's Grocery in DC - Report

BGR was pretty good, but the bun was way too big for the burger and they were out of shakes when I went.

Shake Shack was entirely underwhelming, even the shake was meh.

Good Stuff Eatery was also good, toasted marshmallow shake was awesome.

Duke's was the best of the bunch, but yes can't order medium, or medium well.

Duke's Grocery in DC - Report

Moved here from Minneapolis a couple months ago, heard of Duke's from this list...
http://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/t...

Finally made it yesterday for lunch, the burger was pretty damn good, easily the best I've had in DC so far.

Though the only med-rare or well done thing is kinda weird, and sitting people at a table 2 feet high is just stupid. Got one to go for someone who couldn't make it with us, rather than wrap it they brought it to us on a plate with what appears to be the only option for a to go container that results in completely smashing the burger. Odd that they wouldn't have wrapping especially considering the menu is mostly sandwiches.

Less than 24hrs to spend in the Twin Cities

I'd fit a trip to Izzy's for ice cream in between.

Astro Donuts in DC - Report

Just tried a couple this morning, agreed on the overly sweet comments. Also, mine were pretty damn greasy, not pleasant. for about $3 a donut no thanks.

Heavy Table's Out of Towner's Guide.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9237...

Mojo Monkey* (Cheeky Monkey is a deli

)

After trying most of the places mentioned in that thread, I'd go with Puffy Cream in Eagan. Best simple donuts, sell out pretty early though.

Mojo are great too in the trendy hipster style.

Heavy Table's Out of Towner's Guide.

I've long thought jfood's take is one worth listening to and this is the first time I've strongly disagreed with him, Glam Doll is awful.

2014 State Fair Food -- report the hits and misses!

Those are all done in advance.

Non State Fair Cheese Curds

Blue door pub are great, foxy falafel truck too

Best Ground Sausage in Minneapolis?

Are you just asking for any sausage in general? all sausage is ground, but I probably wouldn't use the same in biscuits and gravy as I would in pasta.

Seward Co-op does do some good stuff. Clancey's in Linden hills is great. Not too far, over in Hudson RJ's meats is pretty great.

Obama eats Jucy Lucy burger at Matt's Bar; ice cream at Grand Ole Creamery

Exactly my feeling, Top 1 is all I need.

85-Day Aged Bone-In Ribeye

'benefits' is subjective, flavor still changes after 30 days, whether a person enjoys it is individual. weight loss stops around 30 days.

http://www.seriouseats.com/2013/03/th...

State Fair 2014

I think I started the thread the last couple years, may as well keep it up.

New Foods:
http://www.mnstatefair.org/fun/new_food/

Wild Boar

If you give clanceys a call I'm sure they could source it for you. Don't have the link Atm but there is one down in Rochester area called buffalo gal that raises 'wild' boar

Canteen...really, a toast bar?

http://blogs.citypages.com/food/2014/...

this is really a trend? pay an establishment so I can toast bread myself?

Travail Wait Times on a Friday Night

Got there about 30 minutes before opening and were around the tenth group there, seated right away. By opening the line was pretty long.

Buttered Tin cupcake vs. Cupcake vs. ?

Never liked Cupcake either.

I thought Sweets was the best, unfortunately they're gone now.

Nadia's in Maple Grove are my go to now.

French Fried Potatoes

here's this
http://blogs.citypages.com/food/2012/...?

Hadn't heard of Neato's before, but a truck doing duck fat fries and shakes sounds awesome.

Have Co-op Produce Prices Risen Astronomically, or Am I Just Noticing?

For much of the year, so does all of the co-ops.

Mole paste or sauce

http://heavytable.com/la-alborada-mar...

Been going there ever since that article, they have red, green and black. Not all are always on hand, but they are all fantastic.

Paella - Where to go since El Meson closed?

Recently saw Sonora added it to their menu(E Lake I imagine) I really want to try that.