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"live music tip"

As a musician who has a regular restaurant gig, I say no. I prefer my tips in cash.

Dec 11, 2014
4X4 in Not About Food
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Why did the chicken cross the road? To avoid a debate!

I always picture him as a Chinese Colonel Sanders. :)

Dec 10, 2014
4X4 in General Topics

Burger King's Yumbo is back

I grew up in the 70s and don't remember it. This thing looks like a ham and cheese sandwich I could easily make at home (with no evil, nasty mayo!). I like the retro looking commercial. Maybe they should bring back the "Have it your way" jingle.

Dec 10, 2014
4X4 in Chains

barbecue "alternate" meats

I also like doing a spatchcocked chicken when I grill chicken. When I want pulled chicken, I use leg quarters.

Dec 05, 2014
4X4 in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

barbecue "alternate" meats

The leg quarter is the thigh and drumstick, in one piece. Both are dark meat that work great for barbecue. I usually smoke them skin side up for an hour or so, then flip them to let the skin crisp. Then (as I posted before) remove the meat and skin. Chop up the meat and skin and mix them together. The skin adds some fat and flavor to the meat.

There's lots of good online recipes for pulled chicken using leq quarters.

You can also grill them and add bbq sauce as a finishing glaze (which I do with thighs.)

Dec 04, 2014
4X4 in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

barbecue "alternate" meats

Have you ever tried pulled chicken? I make it by cooking chicken leg quarters in my Big Green Egg for a couple of hours. Then Remove the meat and sking from the bone and chop it with a cleaver. It's cheap and easy to make.

Dec 02, 2014
4X4 in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

Food Jokes

A termite walks into a bar and says, "Where's the bar tender?"

Nov 28, 2014
4X4 in Not About Food

Wackiest, craziest, most interesting restaurant that you have ever been to

The Irish Pizza Pub in my hometown of Laurel, MD

http://lostlaurel.wordpress.com/2011/...

They hired little people who dressed up as leprechauns to entertain kids (mainly playing the piano and harmonica and making balloon animals.) When the movie E.T. was popular, one of them would occasionally dress up as E.T.

It looked like it was decorated by someone on LSD. It seemed so normal back in the 70s and 80s. We had many family dinners there when I was a kid. In my 20s and 30s I started playing there in Blues bars. Great gig!

Unfortunately, the last owners burned it down in 2003 so they could collect insurance money.

Nov 26, 2014
4X4 in General Topics
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Thanksgiving Guests! What are you bringing?

Smoked turkey breast. I used to bring a smoked turkey to my mother's Thanksgiving dinner. She always roasts a huge turkey, and we always end up with too much. A couple of years ago, I switched to doing a breast. Much less work for me and less turkey to deal with that way.

Nov 20, 2014
4X4 in General Topics
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Famous food in names- add to the list

Wild Cherry
Bacon Fat
Fishbone
April Wine
Black Eyed Peas
Country Joe & the Fish
Humble Pie
Flying Burrito Brothers
Vanilla Fudge

Nov 20, 2014
4X4 in Not About Food

Recommendations please for DC, impromptu visit

Union Market is a short walk from the NOMA/Galludet metro. I've walked there from Union Station.

Nov 19, 2014
4X4 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Famous food in names- add to the list

Cream
Bread
Butterbeans and Susie
Skillet Lickers
Light Crust Doughboys
Peaches and Herb

Nov 14, 2014
4X4 in Not About Food

Famous food in names- add to the list

I guess so. Also, The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Nov 14, 2014
4X4 in Not About Food

Famous food in names- add to the list

Honey Piazza
Sugar Blue
Candye Kane

Nov 14, 2014
4X4 in Not About Food

Famous food in names- add to the list

Neil Hamburger

Nov 14, 2014
4X4 in Not About Food

Famous food in names- add to the list

Also, the fictional Blind Lemon Pie and Ruttlin' Orange Peel.
Rice Miller (aka Sonny Boy Williamson)
Biscuit Miller
Peppermint Harris
Shrimp City Slim

Nov 13, 2014
4X4 in Not About Food

Famous food in names- add to the list

Barbecue Bob
Watermelon Slim
Sugar Pie DeSanto

Nov 12, 2014
4X4 in Not About Food

Famous food in names- add to the list

Blind Lemon Jefferson

Nov 07, 2014
4X4 in Not About Food

Mc Donald's Egg McMuffin

Dihydrogen Monoxide!

Nov 07, 2014
4X4 in Chains
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What new Halloween candy have you found this year? or variations on classics?

Caramel apple flavored Laffy Taffy. Bought it at Target. I was hoping that all of the jokes would be Halloween-themed. They're not, and the regular fruit flavored Laffy Taffy tastes better.

Nov 05, 2014
4X4 in General Topics

Food jokes - list

Did you hear about that new restaurant on the moon?

The food's great, but it has no atmosphere.

Nov 04, 2014
4X4 in Not About Food

Where can I get plastic carry-out containers

You can probably find them at Sysco in Elkridge.

http://www.syscodiscountfoodcenter.co...

Nov 04, 2014
4X4 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Tony's Excellent Iran Adventure

I haven't watched this one yet, but I'm pretty sure he was ordered to stop filming once in the Libya episode.

Nov 03, 2014
4X4 in Food Media & News

Food jokes - list

A baby seal walks into a bar and the barkeep asks him, "what'll you have?"

And the seal says, "anything but a Canadian Club."

Oct 27, 2014
4X4 in Not About Food

Food jokes - list

Reminds me of this one (which is more drink than food-related, but I think is still appropriate for this discussion):

Rene Descartes walks into a bar. The bartender walks up to him and says, “Would you care for a drink?”

Descartes replies, “I think not.” and disappears.

Oct 27, 2014
4X4 in Not About Food

Trick-or-Treating in the Rich Neighborhood

The worst kids are the ones who complain about what you're giving out. It's FREE! Don't complain about it!

Oct 24, 2014
4X4 in Features

Food jokes - list

From a Laffy Taffy label:

How do you make an orange laugh?

Tickle its navel.

Oct 21, 2014
4X4 in Not About Food

Food jokes - list

The version I've heard is he says, "Make me one with everything."

Oct 20, 2014
4X4 in Not About Food
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Food jokes - list

From Pulp Fiction:

Three tomatoes are walking down the street -- a poppa tomato, a momma tomato, and a little baby tomato. Baby tomato starts lagging behind. Poppa tomato gets angry, goes over to the baby tomato, and squishes him... and says, "Ketchup."

Oct 17, 2014
4X4 in Not About Food

food in movies/ grotesque chewing

Alex being fed steak at the end of A Clockwork Orange.

The final scene in Pink Flamingos.

Oct 15, 2014
4X4 in Food Media & News