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Best street food city in the US (other than NYC)?

"pastellitos made to order, sofritos, mofongo, roast chicken, various skewers etc"

... or you could just call that my own little idea of heaven.

about 8 hours ago
cgarner in General Topics
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Enough with the schmeer. The 80's are over.

Hahahaha, I get it!

you're right

1 day ago
cgarner in General Topics

Enough with the schmeer. The 80's are over.

the chef may not want to hide or overpower the flavor of the main component of the dish, hence his/her confidence in the main component that it only needs a little dab of said sauce
;-)

Apr 16, 2014
cgarner in General Topics

Stopping by philly on the way to Baltimore from NY.

the pork with Broccoli Rabe at DiNic's is the way to go! it is heaven!

Apr 16, 2014
cgarner in Philadelphia

Recent cooking fails?

whenever I see this happening with a dish I'm making, I will do a small dice of either carrot, or red pepper (whichever would be complimentary to the dish) and throw that in for some color
(your dish does sound really tasty though!)

Apr 16, 2014
cgarner in Home Cooking

New Hope Premium Fountain Beverages

curly girl, have you been to Bryn and Dane's? I've heard good things about their food. what do think?

Apr 16, 2014
cgarner in Philadelphia

Date.... ordering seafood?

Obnoxious behavior to you… however my husband is in a very culturally diverse work place, so fish and other dishes with strong odors are heated in the microwave from about 10-3 every day in the kitchenettes on campus.

It’s not ‘obnoxious’ to anyone at his work campus, it’s just a fact of life. What smells “obnoxious” to you, smells like dinner to others (probably myself included)

Apr 15, 2014
cgarner in General Topics
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New Hope Premium Fountain Beverages

I emailed the company and they're on vacation (LOL) seems they're pretty small

Apr 15, 2014
cgarner in Philadelphia
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New Hope Premium Fountain Beverages

we got delivery from Peace a Pizza in King of Prussia, and they were willing to deliver the soda as well (they do not have growlers at Peace a Pizza, however)

I think I liked the soda more than the pizza. that's my shame talking

Side tracking my own conversation, if there are any Peace a Pizza devotee's who wish to tell me the best pizza on their menu... baked ziti pizza was NOT the best pizza on the menu, but sometimes a girl has to have double carbs for lunch!

Apr 15, 2014
cgarner in Philadelphia

Best street food city in the US (other than NYC)?

Philadelphia - in addition to the variety of really good food trucks all over the city, we also have John's Roast Pork, DiNic's Roast Pork, all things Pork, Banh Mi, all over the damn place and each place you get it is as good or better than the last... Rival Brothers coffee! Soft Pretzels on every corner... and pizza! (Pizza's a street food, right)
Philadelphia has excellent pizza, at the Mom and Pop shop level all the way up to gourmet!

Apr 15, 2014
cgarner in General Topics
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New Hope Premium Fountain Beverages

Based out of Bryn Mawr, just got the Italian Lemon Soda, and it's REALLY good!
not overly sweet, nicely bubbly... very authentic lemon flavor

anyone else here try this and what do you think?
http://www.newhopefountain.com/founta...

Apr 15, 2014
cgarner in Philadelphia

Packaged Mixes, Sauces, Spices & Boxed Items You Use

Steve have you ever tried the brand Demi-glace gold? it's excellent!

Apr 15, 2014
cgarner in General Topics

Packaged Mixes, Sauces, Spices & Boxed Items You Use

love Vigo's yellow rice and Goya arroz amarillo
it's a nice quick way to do a pseudo arroz con pollo (throw in some peas and roasted pepper strips at the very end)

Apr 15, 2014
cgarner in General Topics

Packaged Mixes, Sauces, Spices & Boxed Items You Use

with the exception of the Paul Purdhomme spice mix, your list is similar to mine, I'll Add Stubb's Bar-B-Q spice rub
love that stuff when I don't have time/list of ingredients to make my own

Apr 15, 2014
cgarner in General Topics

Pre-minced garlic and ginger?

I like the ginger. lemongrass and chili paste, but I'm not a fan of the basil and I've never tried the garlic
the basil just has an "off" taste to me

Apr 14, 2014
cgarner in General Topics

Try the new place/dish, or stick with old faithful?

this is pretty much me, Hungry in the Burbs, except he's the one that never wants to try the new places, so I have to do that with friends, or my daughter for a girls night out and if it passes muster, I can drag him out to give it a try.

Apr 14, 2014
cgarner in Philadelphia

Pre-minced garlic and ginger?

Pressing garlic crushes it and causes too an intense of a flavor for most of the dishes I cook, same reason I won’t use a microplaner for my garlic. I prefer to mince. You get a good garlic flavor without the harshness or bitterness of crushed, pressed or smashed garlic

p.s. My husband used to use the jarred pre-minced garlic stuff before he met me. I banned it from the kitchen.

Apr 14, 2014
cgarner in General Topics

Never buy a fast food breakfast sandwich again..........................

I found one that makes coffee too! now if it only had an alarm clock...
;-)

Apr 10, 2014
cgarner in Cookware

Never buy a fast food breakfast sandwich again..........................

what... there's no single cup coffee maker attachment?

Apr 08, 2014
cgarner in Cookware

What to make with 20 drumsticks

Thank you for this recent thread Lulu, I was contemplating what to do with the family pak in my fridge for tonight and I've been stuck in the same garlic/rosemary/lemon rut as you!
(I'm thinking arroz con pollo!)

Apr 08, 2014
cgarner in Home Cooking

Happy Hour suggestions, 15-25 people KOP

Thank you all, good ideas!

Apr 08, 2014
cgarner in Philadelphia

Happy Hour suggestions, 15-25 people KOP

Hi All, I'm looking for a fun bar/tavern setting with decent appetizer food in or around King of Prussia, to organize an unofficial after work gathering for about 15-25 people.

Any suggestions?

Apr 07, 2014
cgarner in Philadelphia

Recent cooking fails?

I tried making a cheesecake with "healthy" ingredients and it failed miserably!
some things just aren't meant to be "healthy"
;-)

Apr 07, 2014
cgarner in Home Cooking

Recent cooking fails?

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/german-a...
this recipe... it was terrible!
794 reviews, 41/2 star average rating, I followed it exactly and it turned out ridiculously sweet, and had the texture of a brownie on the bottom

Apr 07, 2014
cgarner in Home Cooking

Searching for good egg rolls!

I always thought that this was an eggroll

Apr 07, 2014
cgarner in Philadelphia

Searching for good egg rolls!

Funny, The Mister and I have wondered about this ever since Imperial closed (Montgomeryville over by 5 points)
They were definitely home made there, never greasy, had a nice filling... with ground pork, shredded cabbage and I don't know what but they were Delicious!

Apr 07, 2014
cgarner in Philadelphia

Onion Rings

Village Tavern puts them on the Village Burger
http://www.villagetavernpa.com/menus/...

they're super nice there, I'm sure you could order them ala carte if you wanted

Apr 07, 2014
cgarner in Philadelphia

Aldi Food Stores-Meat quality? [moved from Chicago board]

Funny that you posted this and maybe Aldi's source their meats by location, but I've bought pork chops from Aldi that not only smelled funny but also had this terrible metallic taste to them.
Won't buy meat there ever again either!

Apr 07, 2014
cgarner in General Topics

Foods Without Enemies

Love 'aged' peeps AND fresh circus peanuts
I also love Spearmint Leaves Candy and Chuckles
(they're vestiges of my youth, and I'm glad that I actually still like them)
;-)

Apr 07, 2014
cgarner in General Topics

Asking a restaurant for recipe

Puffin3, more than thousands of people subscribe to recipe sharing sites though.
Sites like allrecipes and food.com give no financial compensation for your recipes. You put them "out there" to share with other members and many of those recipes are ones that people have formulated on their own, or old family 'secret' recipes that they want to save and share.
food.com has over 475,000 recipes and tens of thousands of subscribers.

Apr 07, 2014
cgarner in General Topics
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