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Is Mariano's the best grocery store in Chicago?

Heinans has it all

Feb 20, 2015
cajungwailo in Chicago Area

New Burger? New Pizza?

Interesting Celeste. Which Zweigles to they use? I do like their natural casing ones and the "whites." I'm a fan of NC beefs from Vienna in Chicago. From time to time, someone NOLA sells them. Parkway did for awhile, don't know if they still do. And there was an all Vienna product place in Slidell, but I think it's long gone.

Feb 19, 2015
cajungwailo in New Orleans

New Burger? New Pizza?

I've been underwhelmed with Dat Dog, too. I think the dogs are a little spendy, and my french fry and service experiences have been "uneven."

Feb 18, 2015
cajungwailo in New Orleans
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New Olrean's Hole-in-the-Walls

Alas, WIllie Maes USED to be a hole in the wall, ten years ago, where they had one cast iron skillet and most locals wouldnt venture in. But now, with the heir in charge and second location, just aint the same.

Feb 18, 2015
cajungwailo in New Orleans

New Burger? New Pizza?

Thanks, Celeste. Same Domenica as the Roosevelt? Might be good, cause the hotel's happy hour is always so jammed. Have wanted to try that one.

Feb 18, 2015
cajungwailo in New Orleans

New Burger? New Pizza?

Semi annual trip for my site burgersdogspizza.com. Your thoughts on "shouldn't miss" burgers and pizza that have opened in the past 12 months? Many thanks.

Feb 16, 2015
cajungwailo in New Orleans

New Olrean's Hole-in-the-Walls

Hole in the walls: frankie and Johnny. Cooter Browns. Killer PoBo.

Feb 16, 2015
cajungwailo in New Orleans

Antoine's, Galatoire's or Arnaud's

Galatoire's. Lunch. Downstairs. Period. Skip anything Brennan, anything Emeril, and for sure pass on Three Sisters.

Feb 16, 2015
cajungwailo in New Orleans

Good poutine in the NW burbs?

schaumburg, barrington, crystal lake, algonquin, elgin?

anyone? thanks.

Jan 28, 2015
cajungwailo in Chicago Area

hot pot burbs?

Lookin for authentic hot pot in far nw burbs. Thx

Jan 10, 2015
cajungwailo in Chicago Area

Detroit style coney island hot dogs

BTW. you can always do them at home. buy a quality NC frank. Heinen's and Woodman grocery both carry "Skytime" coney sauce, in dry, frozen and canned. It's from the iconic Cincinnati place "Skyline" - and it's pretty darned closed to a detroit coney. If you buy the dry packed, follow the instructions to a tee. My only variation is adding more ground beef than recommended, and cooking it down longer.

Jan 04, 2015
cajungwailo in Chicago Area

Pulled.......ham?

many thanks drongo.

Dec 24, 2014
cajungwailo in Home Cooking

Pulled.......ham?

Have you cooked a "pulled ham" like pulled pork, low and slow? What, 200 for 8 hours? Raw, I imagine. Fresh butt? Would it be possible to do with a cured ham, or would it just be too salty to eat. I'd like to try this.

Dec 24, 2014
cajungwailo in Home Cooking

Restaurants with wild nettles?

I had some wild nettle soup and a wild nettle pizza in portland recently. really delicious. any chicago restaurants using nettles? thanks.

Dec 24, 2014
cajungwailo in Chicago Area

The burger at the Palm??

anybody tried it? Menu sez 12 ounces, does that mean a giant bun as well? Thanks.

Nov 16, 2014
cajungwailo in Chicago Area

Chama Guacho - Downers Grove

Anything different here than similar brazilian steakhouse chains? any idea on costs at lunch and dinner? thanks!

Nov 13, 2014
cajungwailo in Chicago Area

Chateaubriand for two?

thanks for the tips!

Oct 21, 2014
cajungwailo in Chicago Area

Chateaubriand for two?

in Chicacgo? Price? Thanks.

Oct 21, 2014
cajungwailo in Chicago Area

Seeking NW burbs bahn mi rec

Looking for a superb bahn mi in the far NW burbs. Barrington, Palatine, Schaumburg, Hoffman? Thanks, peeps.

Aug 06, 2014
cajungwailo in Chicago Area

Chicago to Saginaw and Back Recs needed

Doing the back roads of Michigan on this trip, looking for recs for diners and dives. Going to hit a few coney places and Tony's I-75 but looking for other suggestions. The longer the places have been around, the better. Thanks!

Jul 30, 2014
cajungwailo in Great Lakes

Wisconsin I-94 stop?

Ended up at the Mocha Mouse in BRF. It was breakfast time, and while it was straight-forward, it was a good value. Got a bowl of cheese soup to go, and it was fabulous! Interesting stop - restaurant, cheese shop, wines, gifts, local artisan foods.

Jan 09, 2014
cajungwailo in Great Lakes

Detroit style coney island hot dogs

Got my fix in Duluth at Deluxe Coney Island. Superb.

Dec 29, 2013
cajungwailo in Chicago Area

Wisconsin I-94 stop?

Have some ideas for a lunch stop between Wisconsin Dells and Eau Claire? Not too far off interstate, either regional "ethnic" or burgers. Thx.

Dec 18, 2013
cajungwailo in Great Lakes

Detroit style coney island hot dogs

No St. Paul, this time, Duluth, there are two different places which are great. http://burgersdogspizza.com/2009/06/d...

Dec 18, 2013
cajungwailo in Chicago Area

Detroit style coney island hot dogs

Thx sir. Mn next week for me I will score there

Dec 17, 2013
cajungwailo in Chicago Area

Good source for fresh mozzarella / antipasto ingredients in Portland?

Ditto pastaworks. And I like Barbur World Foods in SW.

Dec 12, 2013
cajungwailo in Metro Portland

(My personal) Best chain pizza rankings

Treb: I don't think we're talking about the same Sammys? Duluth, MN, Iron Range, North Dakota? Never met ANYone who didn't think they were the greatest!

Dec 12, 2013
cajungwailo in Chains

(My personal) Best chain pizza rankings

Oh, if we're adding small regionals, then Vito and Nicks II in Chicago for thin crust! http://www.vitoandnicksii.com/ And Sammy's in Minnesota. http://mysammys.com/

Dec 12, 2013
cajungwailo in Chains

(My personal) Best chain pizza rankings

Personally don't care for Uno or Round Table, except when the latter has lunch buffet. Think Papa Murphy edges Papa Johns a bit, for me. Yeah, Little Caesars is pretty bad, except when you're jonesing for the $5 immediately out the door thing. Winco Groceries (west coast) have a pizza counter that is pretty good, whole pie or slice. Pizza Hut is awful IMHO.

Dec 12, 2013
cajungwailo in Chains

Who's been to Eataly?

Yes, sorry, talking about the one in Chicago, which recently opened, and is even grander than the NY one. As far as I know, Flay has no involvement, it's Batali and partners.
http://www.eataly.com/eataly-chicago/

Dec 12, 2013
cajungwailo in Chicago Area