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Kid Friendly Restaurant near the Smithsonian / Mall

I will be in DC this weekend with a gaggle of children ages 4 - 12 and need a good recommendation for dinner on Saturday. The only thing that I've found on the internet is 2 Amy's, but I'm not really sure how close that is.

Nov 22, 2010
ReggieL. in Washington DC & Baltimore

Myrtle Beach for Valentine's Day

Where are you staying? North, South, or Myrtle itself? There are some great spots in Pawley's but it might be a little far to drive, depending on where you are staying.

Feb 04, 2010
ReggieL. in Southeast

SuperBowl Favorites

I started to get a craving for SuperBowl food and so began planning my superbowl menu. I got to .......Well, I got to nowhere. I don't know how to narrow it down. Chili, pigs in a blanket, corn dogs, chips, popcorn, ribs, pizza, chili-dogs, sausage and peppers. What to do?

Go to the Chowhound boards, that's what!

What are your SuperBowl must haves? Do you make it yourself or order out? Go with preprepared frozen or order out? Mainstream or out there? Pedestrian or gourmet?

I think that I'm going to order bar-b-que wings from the restaurant down the street, order a pizza from the neighborhood joint, and then make some sausage and peppers or maybe keep it simple and make some dip (onion, white bean, 7 layer) and order a 6 foot sub from the deli.

Anyway, just wondering what everyone else is doing.

Feb 04, 2010
ReggieL. in General Topics

Charleston's best breakfast and or sunday brunch

I'll be in Charleston for Sunday breakfast or brunch. What is a must hit?

Sep 18, 2009
ReggieL. in Southeast

Brazilian Steakhouses in Myrtle Beach

Haven't been to Gaucho's yet but have eaten at Fogo de Brazil. The manager worked at Rioz before helping to open Fogo. The salad bar does not compare to Rioz but the meat is a dead ringer. There's some kind of Brazilian butcher shop around Broadway that sells the meat prepped and marinated and sells to all three places, The best part about Fogo is the personalized attention and the price - $20 for almost everything that Rioz offers. The salad bar at Fogo has beans, rice, mashed potatoes, some salads, a little cheese, small shrimp, and some salas. The meat is great and the owner and manager will make and bring whatever you want whenever you want. My vote is that it's totaly worth it. Gaucho's worrys me a little because it's open for lunch and never has a crowd. Do they cook all of the meat and then let it sit there? You couldn't possibly prep these places for lunch and then keep things fresh for dinner and still make money.

Sep 18, 2009
ReggieL. in Southeast

Top Chef Vegas Ep. #2 - 08/26/09 (spoilers)

Why is it that every season the show becomes less and less about cooking? Last season the show started out the same way and I just thought that it was because they had too many chefs to spend time on each dish. I used that excuse to stick with the show for the entire season and came away disappointed. Now this season starts the same way......

Aug 26, 2009
ReggieL. in Food Media & News

Mason-Dixon line of Mayo

so is mayo usage not a geographical thing but an ethnic thing? I'm also half italian and on that side of the family, mayo wasn't even used in potato salad. Jewish deli's dont use it and neither does the Brit side of my family who opt for mustard or butter.

Aug 26, 2009
ReggieL. in General Topics

Myrtle Beach Italian???

Capriccio on 38th north is excellent and so is Nico's on 17 business in Garden CIty. I'm pretty sure that Capriccio has an online menu. Chianti South is a bit of hike if you are staying in Myrtle Beach proper, but have heard good things. Also, there is a new place over by Freestyle Music Park called Italian Gardens that is pretty darn good.

Aug 25, 2009
ReggieL. in Southeast

Mason-Dixon line of Mayo

yeah. sorry. fried or scrambled egg on any kind of bread. often served with some kind of breakfast meat and cheese also on the same pieces of bread.

Aug 24, 2009
ReggieL. in General Topics

Mason-Dixon line of Mayo

Naco - please don't take this as snarky but maybe because you have spent most of your life here in the NC/SC region, extreme mayo usage is normalized for you. Mustard and vinegar do make up the different bbq sauces here, but I have never been given those options as sandwich condiments. I take that back, as options on a pork bbq sandwich yes. Turkey sandwich, no. Mustard and vinegar do show up again in certain salads and bbq beans, but never on sandwiches.

Aug 23, 2009
ReggieL. in General Topics

Mason-Dixon line of Mayo

mayo cartogrphy was the ultimate purpose of this thread.

Aug 22, 2009
ReggieL. in General Topics

Mason-Dixon line of Mayo

Specify what it is - mayo or "salad dressing" and then how much of it will be on my sandwich. Let me decide if I want to supersize my serving of mayo. It's a condiment not a main ingredient! I seriously got 4 or 5 ounces on a 6 inch sub. Anyway.

Aug 21, 2009
ReggieL. in General Topics

Mason-Dixon line of Mayo

So is there another line where the further North you go, the olive oil turns into vegetable oil and then motor oil?

Aug 21, 2009
ReggieL. in General Topics

Myrtle Beach, SC Where do we eat??

Best Burgers are at a place called the Island Bar in Surfside Beach (corner of 17 and Glenns bay road). On Saturday, the burgers are $3 and after 7 all liquor is also $3(saturday only). They usually have a decent crowd and are open super late. A true locals spot. For steak I have to agree with Angelo's. For pizza, I love the Mellow Mushroom which is next to Broadway - they also have a crazy long beer list. For mexican, La Hacienda in socastee is fabulous and they have a happy hour every night where you basically get a bottle of tequila or a keg of beer for somewhere around $3. It all really depends on where you are staying - the good places are pretty spread out and driving around here in the summer sucks.

Aug 21, 2009
ReggieL. in General South Archive

Mason-Dixon line of Mayo

I'm familiar with Duke's mayo and am a fan. I'm not saying that it doesn't have its place, but there is a mysterious point where it's just a given that things come slathered in the stuff and not things like tuna salad, we're talking egg sanwiches and bagels.

Aug 21, 2009
ReggieL. in General Topics

Mason-Dixon line of Mayo

I was raised in Northern NJ, lived in Baltimore, and now reside in Coastal South Carolina. I went to a NY style deli the other day and ordered an Italian sub. Now, I should have known better but I didn't even think to ask if the sub came with mayo. Sure enough after 1 bite, I came away with a mouthful of mayo. (It's an Italian sub - it should not be hot and should not have mayo but that is another post.) I was thoroughly disgusted that my lunch had been ruined.
What did happen was that I started thinking about where this magical line lies that divides the land where mayo is a sometimes condiment and the land where it becomes not only a prerequisite but a main ingredient. Everything on this certain Deli's menu had mayo, even the egg sandwiches. I'd say that the line lies somewhere in southern Maryland. I guess that makes Maryland a mayo border state. Is it the further South that you go the more prevalent mayo usage becomes? So if I go to Miami will I just get a mayo on rye? How about travelling west? Anyway, thought that you chowhounds might have some input

Aug 21, 2009
ReggieL. in General Topics

fav ballpark food....

Boog's is by far the best ballpark food around. Most people don't understand that it's a particular style of BBQ called pit beef (totally a Maryland thing.) The beef is charred over a grill, not smoked or roated - charred. You then need to top it off with raw onions and enough horseradish to choke a horse. Ahhh pit beef.

Jul 28, 2009
ReggieL. in General Topics

favorite potato chips

I lived there for about 15 years and fresh UTZ are fantastic! I have some friends coming to visit from Baltimore and this post inspired me to beg them to bring UTZ crab chips.

Jul 15, 2009
ReggieL. in General Topics

favorite potato chips

This post is rather old, but I had to add my two cents and nominate UTZ crab chips as the greatest chip ever made. You can't go wrong with a potato chip covered in Old Bay.

Jul 13, 2009
ReggieL. in General Topics

Reubens complaint

granted my french maynot be perfect, but find me a menu anywhere in the continental US that says differently. I'm not arguing proper french, just the accepted use of the term when referring to this particular sandwich. How many people refer to Korbel as Champagne. Same argument.

Jul 06, 2009
ReggieL. in General Topics

Reubens complaint

I realize that an authentic French Dip is dipped in the cooking jus the problem is that there is not a restaurant today that does it that way - ok, Philippe's in LA still does it that way. I'm pretty sure that the picture that most people get of a french dip is the one where the sandwich is served dry with a little cup of salty beef whatever served on the side. Is it right - no, it's disgusting. But I'm pretty sure that that is what most people picture as authentic.

Jul 06, 2009
ReggieL. in General Topics

Reubens complaint

The French Dip - without the au jus it's just roast beef. The Italian Beef - without the giardina it's also just roast beef. The Chicago Hot dog - without the salad of toppings, it's just a hot dog.

Jul 05, 2009
ReggieL. in General Topics

Where Can I Buy THICK Udon Noodles?

Walmart has them pre-cooked and vacuum packed. They come with one of those dried broth packs, which I just throw away. As far as ordering online, I haven't done a search in a while.

Jul 02, 2009
ReggieL. in General Topics

Chow down and support your team

Food at Camden Yards is good but won't be purchasing an AYCE pass until they include the pit beef from Boogs!

Jun 30, 2009
ReggieL. in General Topics

Mexican Lasagna recipe for Reggie

I think you guys missed the entire "Mexican Lasagna" thread. If you'd like to argue the name of the dish or the ingredients, please read and respond there. If not, give some respect for Mollygirl for giving us a recipe.

Jun 26, 2009
ReggieL. in Home Cooking

Mexican Lasagna recipe for Reggie

Thank you for putting "Mexican Lasagna" in quotations.

Jun 26, 2009
ReggieL. in Home Cooking

Mexican Lasagna!??!

I know. Me too.

Jun 25, 2009
ReggieL. in General Topics

Best summer ale for 2009?

Harpoon UFO. crisp and light.

Jun 25, 2009
ReggieL. in Beer

Mexican Lasagna!??!

How could I forget about the famous Greek Lasagna dish - the one where layers of spinach and feta are layered with Phyllo. Those ingenious Greeks even took it a bit further and made it portable. mmmmm....portable lasagna.

Jun 25, 2009
ReggieL. in General Topics

Mexican Lasagna recipe for Reggie

I was thinking about sub'ing beans for the chicken.

Jun 24, 2009
ReggieL. in Home Cooking