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Horrible Restaurant Names

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Aug 25, 2015
4X4 in Not About Food

Best chain fried chicken restaurant?

The Royal Farms in College Park shut down and they're turning it into a 7-11. :( I think there's 5 or 6 7-11s in the area, just a couple of miles from each other.

Aug 24, 2015
4X4 in Chains

Phrases You Don't Hear Anymore

It's on like Donkey Kong!

Aug 20, 2015
4X4 in Not About Food

Horrible Restaurant Names

Yesterday in DC I saw a food truck called Miso Honey.

Aug 20, 2015
4X4 in Not About Food

Phrases You Don't Hear Anymore

Balls!

Busier than a one-legged man in an ass kicking contest.

Aug 19, 2015
4X4 in Not About Food

Horrible Restaurant Names

I'm in a Blues band that's not gigging much yet (except for a couple of private events) and the singer/guitarist talked about trying to get a gig there. If we do, I can't wait to promote it on Facebook!

Aug 18, 2015
4X4 in Not About Food

Phrases You Don't Hear Anymore

"Well, dog my cats!"

Aug 18, 2015
4X4 in Not About Food

Horse meat

It's okay but I think I might be allergic to pony meat. The one time I tried it my throat got a little hoarse.

Ever tip the bagger who helps you out to your car?

I've seen it at Harris Teeter.

Aug 07, 2015
4X4 in Not About Food

So what do you think of horse meat?

I've never tried it, but I hope this discussion doesn't Trigger any huge arguments.

Aug 07, 2015
4X4 in General Topics
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Is Gatorade an acceptable generic name for sports drinks?

You should Cryovac the Xerox before putting it on the vending machine.

Aug 06, 2015
4X4 in Not About Food

what can i make?

I would strongly discourage you from doing a whole brisket if you've never done one before and you don't gave a smoker. A properly barbecued brisket can take up to 18 hours of low and slow cooking.

Chicken leg quarters are great on a grill. Spatchcocked whole chickens are also good and easy to do.

How about grilling a few pork tenderloins? They cook quickly and are easy to do. There are all kinds of rubs and marinades you can use.

Whatever you decide to do, try to stick with something that is easy to grill (high temp for a shorter time) than to barbecue (low temp, long time and covered cooker.)

Jul 31, 2015
4X4 in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

Neighbor Compains to Cops About Smoke From Barbecue

Don't start cooking as soon as you put your wood on the lump. Let the chunks (much better than chips) burn down to coals before you put your meat in. And don't soak your wood chunks.

Jul 30, 2015
4X4 in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

Do you pray before a meal?

Only at my mother's Passover seder. And sometimes when I wat something that's really tasty, I say, "God DAMN that's good!"

Jul 30, 2015
4X4 in Not About Food
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Hot dog fast food chains

I remember one called Weiner King in the 70s. I think Frank N Stein (hotdogs and beer!) is still around. There used to be one at the Union Station (DC) food court, but it's been gone for years.

One of my guilty pleasures is a 7-11 hotdog, loaded with chili and cheese. I only eat them once or twice a year.

Jul 29, 2015
4X4 in Chains

Crispy Chicken Skin - High Heat or Low and Slow?

I cook my chicken skin up, usually around 300-350. When it's just about ready, I flip it to skin side down and let the skin crisp for a few minutes.

Jul 29, 2015
4X4 in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

Eating Corn On The Cob--What's Your Style???

Grilled, with the husk on. Eaten with a little butter and salt (sometimes, without anything added), typewriter style.

I also like to grill it, add some lime/chili butter and put it back on the grill for a few minutes, but usually I just grill it without anything fancy or extra.

Jul 24, 2015
4X4 in General Topics

Pulled pork and what other entree?

If you're going to go with beef, why not cook a couple of chuck roasts with the pork and make pulled beef? It's cheap and easy to cook. Do a search on "pulled beef" for some recipes/methods.

Jul 24, 2015
4X4 in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

Reasonably priced steakhouse in MD or DC?

The Classics (formerly Ray's The Classics) in Silver Spring.

Pulled pork and what other entree?

How about shrimp and/or scallop kebabs? Very easy and quick to prep and cook. But that might be better as an appetizer.

Jul 24, 2015
4X4 in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

Bringing Your Own Grocery Bags Makes You Buy More Junk Food

Organic AND gluten-free!

Starbucks

(5) Profit! (sorry, I'm a South Park fan and I couldn't resist)

Jul 13, 2015
4X4 in Chains
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Here's What Happens When a Man Eats Nothing but Food Made for Women

Does he start buying tons of handbags and shoes?

Jul 01, 2015
4X4 in Food Media & News

A nice uneventful overnight smoke

I usually set my alarm clock for 3 and 6 am when I do overnight cooks. I usually don't need to, because I usually wake up (often after paranoid dreams about things like the smoker blowing up or falling apart) on my own. The Egg is great for heat retention, and it usually goes 12-16 hours at a steady 250 with little or no adjustments, but I still have to check it just to make sure.

Jun 29, 2015
4X4 in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling
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Sugar causes cancer!

Brawndo has electrolytes. It's what plants crave!

Jun 25, 2015
4X4 in Food Media & News
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BBQ Season Is Upon Us!

It doesn't exist for me. I own a Big Green Egg and use it (for barbecuing AND grilling) all year round.

What did Y'all Grill this Weekend?

Pork belly kebabs. The meat was cubed and marinated overnight in soy sauce, fresh ginger, fresh garlic, sesame seed oil, rice wine vinegar and chili-garlic sauce. Cooked direct on the Big Green Egg for about 10 minutes. Finished with a squeeze of fresh lime juice and served with black bean salad and curtido (Salvadoran slaw, from the same Latino market bought the pork belly from.)

Jun 22, 2015
4X4 in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

The Etiquette of Bringing Your Own Meal on a Plane

This discussion reminds me of the final scene of Hannibal (the movie).

Jun 18, 2015
4X4 in Food Media & News

Chicago Taco Bell first to sell alcohol in U.S.

Vincent: All right. Well, you can walk into a movie theater in Amsterdam and buy a beer. And I don't mean just like in no paper cup; I'm talking about a glass of beer. And in Paris, you can buy a beer at McDonald's. And you know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris?

Jules: They don't call it a Quarter Pounder with Cheese?

Vincent: Nah, man, they got the metric system. They wouldn't know what the fuck a Quarter Pounder is.

Jules: What do they call it?

Vincent: They call it a "Royale with Cheese."

Jun 11, 2015
4X4 in Food Media & News
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What did Y'all Grill this Weekend?

Costco choice NY strip steak, rubbed with salt and pepper, seared on the Big Green Egg for about four minutes per side. Came out perfectly medium rare.

Jun 08, 2015
4X4 in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling