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more Popeye's!

Hwy 42 and 13 in Savage closed a week ago Sunday. It is an A&W also, I imagine it will be Popeye's only because of the small size.

Nov 30, 2012
otps in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Grilling Italian Sausage-split or not to split?

I give them about 10 to 15 seconds in the micro, prior to slow cooking on the grill, seems to get it cooked evenly inside and out.

Jul 19, 2012
otps in Home Cooking

Things you shouldn't laugh at till you've tried...

I used to love apple butter sandwiches on buttered bread. I don't even know if apple butter is available anymore. Brown sugar sandwich was not bad either.

Jul 16, 2012
otps in General Topics

Things you shouldn't laugh at till you've tried...

My mother used to make me sardine sandwiches, 2 pieces of white bread with butter and canned sardines. Brought one for school lunch once and had to eat alone, ate them at home only after that.

Jul 14, 2012
otps in General Topics

Quarter Pounder with a dark bun.

Thanks ttoommyy, I am glad I am not the only one who liked it. I too would like it back, it was like a fast food patty melt.

Jan 19, 2012
otps in Chains

Quarter Pounder with a dark bun.

Yes it was, did you ever try it? Thank you helping my old brain, it remembers taste's but not names.

Jan 18, 2012
otps in Chains

Quarter Pounder with a dark bun.

It could have been local here in Minnesota, and it was probably more than 15 years ago.

Jan 16, 2012
otps in Chains

Quarter Pounder with a dark bun.

More like rye.

Jan 16, 2012
otps in Chains

Quarter Pounder with a dark bun.

Does anybody recall many years ago when McDonalds offered a Quarter Pounder on a dark bun for a limited time. I remember it being pretty good.

Jan 16, 2012
otps in Chains

Grocery store pet peeve. Is it just me?

My issue is when they open a new register and the last person in line runs over before the rest of us that have been waiting.

Dec 02, 2011
otps in Not About Food

What's the best thing you've ever received trick-or-treating?

Regular size boxes of Dots.

Oct 30, 2011
otps in General Topics

Childhood foods you would *totally* eat now...

For some reason the skin always grossed me out, kind of like the hot cereal ( I forget which one ) that floated after I added milk and was like a piece of soft rubber.

Sep 15, 2011
otps in General Topics

Childhood foods you would *totally* eat now...

Butterscotch pudding.

Sep 12, 2011
otps in General Topics

Parboiling Baby Back Ribs???

One of the most popular smokers is the WSM, ( Weber Smokey Mountain). It is a bullet shaped unit and uses charcoal for heat. The smoke is provided with chunks of your favorite wood, (hickory, apple, pecan etc). Most use the Minion method for doing ribs.(Google it).
This thread was about boiling ribs, not which smoker is best.
I understand that many people have made ribs by boiling, baking, liquid smoke use, etc. and swear by them. I was in the same boat until I bought a smoker and used the low and slow method, the mushy over sauced ribs that I was used to were not close to, the low and slow. But as was said earlier, to each, his or her own. I would like an honest response from someone that has had boiled ribs that were better than low and slow done properly.

Jul 19, 2011
otps in Home Cooking

Parboiling Baby Back Ribs???

So if I take an 8 lb pork shoulder and sear it on the outside and then put in the smoker for 12 hours at 225 it will have the same smoke flavor as one that I put in without searing?

Jul 17, 2011
otps in Home Cooking

Parboiling Baby Back Ribs???

Wrong on over smoking, the meat will absorb only so much smoke and after that an over smoked black bitter exterior is the result.

Jul 17, 2011
otps in Home Cooking

Parboiling Baby Back Ribs???

http://www.rbjb.com/rbjb/rbjbboard/
This board has the people that compete around the country and also appear on certain BBQ telecasts.
Every question in this thread can be answered here.

Jul 17, 2011
otps in Home Cooking

Parboiling Baby Back Ribs???

What a great concept. Boil ribs to get rid of the pork taste and add your own flavor. My thoughts are we can boil beef, chicken or any other meat and make it taste like the flavors we add when we finish it off. I think there must be a market for boiled meat flavors, I will call some investors as soon as my 5 gallon kettle of water boils. My sons birthday tomorrow, and going to throw a 3 lb chicken, 2 lb chuck roast and a 4 lb pork shoulder in the kettle. It is a bring your own sauce, spice or flavor enhancer party.

Jul 16, 2011
otps in Home Cooking

Twin Cities best onion rings?

Their New York steak is very good. We go there a couple times a year, not a bad drive from here in the metro area.

Jun 25, 2011
otps in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Twin Cities best onion rings?

Hubbell House in Mantorville.
http://www.hubbellhouserestaurant.com/

Jun 25, 2011
otps in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Grilling Question

No you didn't, my point is if the outside cooks too fast, and you are using a hot surface a room temp steak works well.
My favorite way for steak is my old cast iron pan on the gas stove top with some salt and pepper on each side, slap it down for a couple of minutes on each side, a piece of buttered toast and that is it.

May 30, 2011
otps in Home Cooking

Grilling Question

"I am grilling, be it steaks, hamburgers, chicken, the coals get so hot that the outside quickly gets charred while the inside is not cooked through."
That is what the OP posted and I responded to that. What does your loosely formed refrigerated burger have to with it.
For me there's nothing that's "charred outside and center undercooked."
Once again, what does that have to do with the OP.

May 30, 2011
otps in Home Cooking

Grilling Question

Read what the OP said about charred outside and center undercooked, then you may understand my post.

May 30, 2011
otps in Home Cooking

Grilling Question

For steak do not put it on cold, leave it out until room temp. No way it can cook properly when it is cold because the outside will char and the inside will never catch up.

May 29, 2011
otps in Home Cooking

Prefer It Cold

Ham
Meat loaf

Jan 14, 2011
otps in General Topics

CHRISTMAS DAY

Thanks, I thought it would be slim. A couple years ago this happened and we went to Mystic Lake, that may be our best choice, only 10 minutes away. I was amazed at how many people were there gambling that night.

Dec 21, 2010
otps in Minneapolis-St. Paul

CHRISTMAS DAY

Kids and grand kids coming over Christmas Eve, Christmas day may be just the 2 of us.
Looking for non Asian south of Minneapolis or St Paul, South Minneapolis is fine. Thanks

Dec 21, 2010
otps in Minneapolis-St. Paul

What do you miss and why haven't you had it?

Baby calf's liver, liver with bacon and onions, chicken livers fried in butter with salt.
80 mg of Lipitor a day + 10 mg of Zetia. Need I say more?

Nov 12, 2010
otps in General Topics

Favorite Candy

Snickers, M&M Peanut, Almond Joy, Good and Plenty, Mars Bar, Heath Bar, Snaps, Brown Licorice, Gummy Bears.
Gone but not forgotten Callard and Bowser Butterscotch. Mallo Cup. ( Online only )

Oct 30, 2010
otps in General Topics

Luigi's Burnsville

Stephano's service is quicker, but entree served before our salads were 1/2 finished last time we were there is not good. Server coming to our table when we are nearly finished to check if we needed anything, I wanted another glass of wine but it was too late by then.

Oct 03, 2010
otps in Minneapolis-St. Paul