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Eately - Just for Coffee

I want to pop into Eately on Saturday morning, just to have a quick sit / cup of coffee. What's my best option? Thanks.

Aug 04, 2015
cajungwailo in Chicago Area

Nando Chicken

Thanks!

Jul 22, 2015
cajungwailo in Chicago Area

White Fence Chicken

Thanks for the thorough answer. Very helpful.

Jul 22, 2015
cajungwailo in Chicago Area

Portland diner owner under fire for yelling at toddler, Facebook posts

Yeah, I read it, saw it was Maine. My minor point was many, many, many foodies are interested in what's happening in Portland, OR. Portland, Maine? Probably not so much. Just my thoughts. No matter.

Jul 21, 2015
cajungwailo in Food Media & News

White Fence Chicken

worth an hour drive, or no? Thanks.

Jul 21, 2015
cajungwailo in Chicago Area

Portland diner owner under fire for yelling at toddler, Facebook posts

Not for nothing, but in your headlines going forward, you might designate "which" Portland.

Jul 21, 2015
cajungwailo in Food Media & News

Nando Chicken

Have you been? I tried it overseas, but not their US outlets yet. Wondering if they "Americanized" any of the items. Like to check it out, but living in the NW burbs, it's a hike for fast food. LOL

Jul 20, 2015
cajungwailo in Chicago Area

That ubiquitous "Chicago" "cheese" sauce

Sysco makes one and "Rico's" makes a "condensed aged cheese sauce," in several varieties. Cheddar, Aged Cheddar, White, and Nacho. The retail grocery sizes come in cans, jars, squeeze, and melty-cups. Looks to be around $3.50 for 15 oz cans. About $13 for the giant industrial 6 pound can. Company is in San Antonio, not sure how far the distribute to groceries, but they do sell it on their web site.

Jul 05, 2015
cajungwailo in Chicago Area

That ubiquitous "Chicago" "cheese" sauce

Now this might be the ticket. 140 oz bag with pump! LOL http://www.gmpopcorn.com/products/pro...

Jun 07, 2015
cajungwailo in Chicago Area

frozen mail order chicago style pizzas

one of the deep dish sausage uses 'bits' of sausage, and one uses a blanket, which I prefer. (sorry, i forget which is which, but the one with 'bits' the meat tasts very institutional). of the deep dishes on your list, I find Edwardwos the best.

I disagree with the 'dislike' on Home Run Inn, I think it's a great thin crust (as is its clone, the very similar Reggios). I actually think the best frozen (thin crust) pizza out of Chicago is Vito and Nicks II, which you can order direct by calling. http://www.vitoandnicksii.com/contact....

TastesofChicago.com ships Malnati's and you can get combos with other chicago eats, like hot dogs, italian beef, etc.

Jun 07, 2015
cajungwailo in Chicago Area

That ubiquitous "Chicago" "cheese" sauce

while i personally love Merkt's (especially sharp cheddar on a burger) it is pretty expensive and i don't find its 'melty' quality all that great for the fries purpose. but thanks for the suggestion! (and the knock off brands of merkt's are usually awful!)

Jun 07, 2015
cajungwailo in Chicago Area

That ubiquitous "Chicago" "cheese" sauce

Wow. Thanks for the research!

Jun 06, 2015
cajungwailo in Chicago Area

That ubiquitous "Chicago" "cheese" sauce

on cheese fries, cheezy beefs, etc. Anybody got a brand name? Is it sold in anything less than institutional size? Thanks!

Jun 05, 2015
cajungwailo in Chicago Area

Famed chef Homaro Cantu, owner of Moto, found dead on Northwest Side

Sadly reported as a suicide now. A shame.

Apr 16, 2015
cajungwailo in Chicago Area

DMK Lamb Burger

My follow up, post visit. I skipped the lamb patty and went with the beef, but got the toppings that usually come with the lamb. (Tzatziki, cukes, olives, feta). Bun not substantial enough to hold it all together. Underwhelming. Tables are too close. Place is too noisy. Spendy. ($40 for 2 burgers, 1 fries, 2 ice teas). Liked the truffle fries, tho. Head to head, IMHO the beef patty at Epic is higher quality and more flavorful. Over and out.

Apr 16, 2015
cajungwailo in Chicago Area

Salami "Steak?"

Thanks for the tip!

Apr 11, 2015
cajungwailo in Chicago Area

DMK Lamb Burger

OK, thanks. It would be Lombard, I'm in the NW burbs. I was downtown recently and had an EPIC burger, that was pretty fine. They use creekstone farms ground beef, which I am starting to see at a lot of finer burger joints.

Apr 11, 2015
cajungwailo in Chicago Area

Salami "Steak?"

Here's one place, but looking for one more old timey in the city. http://www.allmenus.com/il/lisle/3050...

Apr 11, 2015
cajungwailo in Chicago Area

DMK Lamb Burger

Worth a 45 minute drive (for me)? Truffle fries or blue cheese/bacon ones? Thx.

Apr 11, 2015
cajungwailo in Chicago Area

Salami "Steak?"

I see references to the salami steak around Chicago. Where to order? How to order? Thanks!

Apr 08, 2015
cajungwailo in Chicago Area

Round 2, NOLA Burgers, Next Week?

2 weeks ago, I hit Tru, Company, and District. Next week planning on Cowbell and Charcoal. Any other suggestions (no, not Port O Call!). (Steak tartare counts, too, if on a starter menu). Thank ye kindly.

Mar 26, 2015
cajungwailo in New Orleans

Old, broken down, atmospheric, bayou restaurant?

Middendorf's does have good food, but it has new owners and remodeling last few years. My idea for old, middle of nowhere would be Moscas. http://moscasrestaurant.com/. Cash only. Don't look at the menu, just tell them to "feed ya." Maybe some of the sausage places around Breaux Bridge? Like Poche's Market?

Mar 26, 2015
cajungwailo in New Orleans

Been to Cozy Dog Diner in Springfield, IL?

I'm not much for corn dogs, but like the 'historical significance' of this place and will be driving by this weekend. Question. Are the burgers, fries, rings worth stopping for? Thanks.

Mar 25, 2015
cajungwailo in Great Plains

Best shrimp & oyster po' boys in NOLA?

For a completely new take on an old favorite, try the shrimp/ham poboy at MoPho. Louisiana/Vietnamese fusion. Wowser.

Mar 24, 2015
cajungwailo in New Orleans

New Burger? New Pizza?

My after trip report on NOLA burgers. Had them at TruBurger, Company Burger and District Donuts, Sliders, and Brews. Common denominator. They all buy their beef from Creekstone Farms, in Kansas, albeit ordering custom blends. While they were all great, Company held a slight edge for me on the flavor and juiciness of the patty. Company also has some terrific rings, but I'd like a larger sized order.

District's are sliders, daily cheeseburger and specials.

I was excited to learn TruBurger had Zweigle dogs, but alas, its only the skinless beef, which is good, but not the best the manufacturer has to offer.

Had an over the top special burger at Ye Old College Inn. Ground in-house tenderloin, topped with seared fois gras and gold leaf..fig jam on hearty ciabatta. Truffle oil fries. Not always available. $28.

Wandered by accident into Barcelona Tapas off St Charles uptown. Very good, inexpensive. A little creative flair license on the usual tapas menu.

Pizza Domenica on Magazine was wonderful. The smokey flavor imparted to the pie from the wood oven gives an entirely new depth of flavor to pizza. One "oddity" - their Italian sausage was cubed. Different. Garlic knots to die for.

Biggest surprise? MoPho, Vietnamese/Louisiana casual fusion. Takes both cuisines to a whole new level. Loved the shrimp/ham po boy (banh mi).

The ultimate in 'greasy pizza" (stain in the box type) from Magazine Pizza in Warehouse district. Inexpensive and a sure bet to delivery to quarter and CBD hotels. Sometimes grease is the word.

I did not get to burgers at Cowbell or Charcoal's Gourmet Burger Bar, but heading back next week to try and hit those. Interested in Andouille/Pimento cheese fries at Cowbell, and the various game burgers at Charcoal.

Mar 21, 2015
cajungwailo in New Orleans

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