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Best Pecan Pie?

Oh cool, I never really consider Costco because I go there so often (Beltsville location). But yes, their desserts are amazing and I think that's a good place to start. I hope they have their pecan pie phased in by this time of year, because I think I'm going tomorrow =].

Best Pecan Pie?

I do enjoy Famous Dave's -- I've been to the one in Laurel a few times. I'll definitely have to try their pecan pie out. I love the corn syrup/custard filling and buttery crust of pecan pie the most.

Best Pecan Pie?

I'm a freak for some good pecan pie. Tell me where I may find the best of this delicious dessert in the Silver Spring/Rockville area! Thanks!

Reasonably Priced Korean BBQ in Silver Spring/Rockville Area?

Excellent -- Woomi Garden was my first choice but I wanted to see what people would say. I've been there twice and I think I'll be trying both it and Vit Goel out soon (the more the merrier, right?). Thanks again.

Reasonably Priced Korean BBQ in Silver Spring/Rockville Area?

The topic says it all -- looking for a place for dinner that costs no more than $20-25 / person. Thanks!

Question about frozen Perdue chicken breast @ Costco

To all of you who shop at Costco and have frozen perdue chicken breasts available from their freezer section -- do you think they are of acceptable quality?

I always buy fresh chicken breast (perdue or the monster-sized grocery store brand), bring it home, wash it, pat dry it, trim it, remove the tenderloins, pound it out and basically have to prep it all myself. This only has to be done once every few days, but it takes a good 30 minutes or so. Costco sells a 10 lb bag of frozen, flattened individually packaged perdue chicken breasts that look like they would work very well for me. They're called "select size" chicken breasts or something. The 10 lb bag in my area averages to about 2.30/lb, so the entire bag is a little over $23.

Just wondering if anyone else has bought the 10 lb bag before (or any frozen "select size" perdue chicken breasts) and enjoyed them. Thank you!

Jul 06, 2009
cdela12345 in General Topics

Wagyu Beef @ Balducci's...WOW

I agree, the ground beef looks very tempting. I may give it a try myself!

I've never been to Bestway -- do you know if they sell good quality Ahi Tuna by chance?

I'm a tuna freak =D

Wagyu Beef @ Balducci's...WOW

Here's all the weekly specials at Balducci's. Much of their Wagyu beef is on sale:

Their tuna steaks are also on sale at $17/lb, cheaper than the Whole Foods $20/lb. Might have to try those out as well.

Greek restaurant that flambes Saganaki?

Oh noooo, you serious? I was going to suggest this too. I haven't been there in a while (over a year), so I didn't know of their closing.

How to make nori-wrapped tempura ahi tuna?

I recently had the chance to dine at a restaurant called Bezu in Potomac, MD. Everything was absolutely amazing, but their tuna appetizer impressed me the most. It was thinly sliced ahi tuna wrapped in nori with a very light tempura crust. Melted in your mouth like butter. It was served with this delicious soy mustard vinaigrette, which I really have no way of describing and don't expect to be able to replicate.

Has anyone ever dined on this type of tuna before? Would you know how I could cook this at home? I'd imagine it takes a very quick flash-fry to cook the tempura crust.

This is not the same dish, but very similar looking:

Your help is much appreciated!

May 03, 2009
cdela12345 in Home Cooking

Where to get porterhouse steaks?

Ah yes, I've gone here many times. I'm only a few minutes away. Never tried their meats though, just all the ready-made stuff :D

Thank you.

Where to get porterhouse steaks?

Thank you -- definitely love to support businesses that know their trade inside out.

Where to get porterhouse steaks?

Thank you! I'm going to mark all these new places on my map and visit a few each month.

Where to get porterhouse steaks?

Sounds great -- I'll look into that roast beef sandwich too =]

I usually eat rice/beans/frozen veggies on weekdays and go on culinary splurges come the weekend -- it all evens out!

Where to get porterhouse steaks?

Wow, I totally forgot that place existed. I see it all the time on the way home from Montgomery Mall. I'll hear commercials for their pies and such around Christmas time and then forget about them. Thank you for reminding me -- I will probably give them a visit today! Would you have an estimate on the cost of their porterhouses?

*stocks up wallet with life savings from mattress*

Where to get porterhouse steaks?

Oh man, this farm sounds familiar. Do they by any chance sell bison meat? My cousin goes to this farm in the Baltimore area every few months and stocks up on bison and says all their meats are really good. Then again, there may be several of these farms in the Baltimore area.

He'll be making a trip up there in the next few weeks and if it's the same place, I'll definitely stock up. I don't mind stretching the price if the quality is top notch. $15.50 is still cheaper than any restaurant would give it to me for :D

Thank you.

Where to get porterhouse steaks?

Hey all,

I'm in the Aspen Hill/Silver Spring area of MD and was wondering where you dc/metro peeps get your favorite steaks. I went to Costco last night to try and get some porterhouse steaks (my favorite cut), but they didn't have them in stock. I am weary of purchasing steak from Giant/Superfresh/Shoppers/Magruders, but have done so in the past. Also, I will not purchase meat from the Asian markets. I just don't trust it, haha. I usually just buy chicken from the regular supermarkets and steak/shrimp from Costco now.

I have a few questions regarding where to get the best porterhouse steaks or steaks in general in my area:

1. What do you think of Safeway's beef? The "Rancher's Reserve" stuff. Is it any good? I've noticed that, although noticeably more expensive, Safeways aroung me are cleaner and their meat looks more red and fresh than other supermarkets.

2. Where could I go today, Saturday, to get the best cut of porterhouse steak? I am willing to spend up to 12 bucks a pound if it's good. Still way cheaper than a restaurant. I'm looking to stay as local as possible (MD).

3. Are Bloom or Harris Teeter's (Rockville locations) any better quality(steak-wise) than the regular supermarkets?

Thanks a lot all. I've come across this site a lot in my culinary searches on google and just had to register and join the fun.