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Drinks and snacks near the convention center in DC

In walking distance I'd look at A&D or the bar at Brasserie Beck (get there early).

Little Serow Line

Just want to follow up by saying you don't need to be there nearly as early midweek. 5:00 will sort you out just fine. Fri-Sat are a whole different ballgame though.

Best Delivery To The Strip? Chinese, Italian, Thai, hell... even good pizza!

Due to re-arranged flights and other complications, it looks like I'll be doing a meeting late Friday on the strip. Can anyone suggest good a deliver option? Honestly we'd consider all cuisines so long as they can deliver and the food will be good.

Any help would be much appreciated!

Aug 07, 2010
ad.mich in Las Vegas

Good Stuff Eatery environmental charge?

As a general rule, if it sounds like BS and Spike Mendesohn is involved, it's probably BS.

Dining at Tavolata For The First Time - Suggetsions?

Going to eat there later in the week. Anyone been recently and have recommendations?

Dec 28, 2009
ad.mich in Greater Seattle

Where to find a great DC/Nova sandwich?

Mangialardo's and Deli City, both in NE, have sandwiches that you will like.

Need Recipes For Sausage Party (No, really...)

these are great ideas. thank you.

Jul 22, 2009
ad.mich in Home Cooking

Need Recipes For Sausage Party (No, really...)

Cocktails, yes. BYOL if you need it.

Jul 22, 2009
ad.mich in Home Cooking

Need Recipes For Sausage Party (No, really...)

I want to keep most of it separate for tasting, if only because *I* want to taste as many as I can! I might do a hash brown casserole, that isn't a bad idea. I'm thinking maybe homemade ketchup, mustard, chow chow, and a pickled green tomato relish.

Cole slaw is definitely happening, and cornbread is a fabulous idea... Looking like we're going to have about 20-25 people, so I'm just trying to figure out exactly how many sides to make.

Jul 22, 2009
ad.mich in Home Cooking

Need Recipes For Sausage Party (No, really...)

So my work has been sent me to Texas and Louisiana 2x each in the last month. I decided to take advantage of it and lugged a cooler around with me and picked up some pretty awesome sausages for a party I'm throwing. Yes, I'm actually calling it a sausage party. Yes, the evite responses have been as inappropriate as you might expect. Anyways, here's what I've got at the house now:

-Boudin from Cochon Butcher
-Jalapeno Cheese Sausage from Southside Market
-Myers Elgin Beef Sausage
-Tony Chachere's Green Onion Jalapeno Chicken Sausage
-Richard's Cajun Andouille
-Rouse's Hot Cajun Smoke Sausage
-Shiner Smokehouse Pork/Beef Smoke Sausage (Regular and Jalapeno)

Most of it I'm just going to throw on the grill for everyone, but I'm trying to think of other things I can prepare in advance to make it more of a spread. I think I'm going to do a pot of red beans with some of the andouille, and maybe do some queso with some of the jalapeno sausage.

Anyone have ideas for other recipes (involving the above sausage or not) or condiments I might want to try making? I was considering a trying to do some sort of quick chow-chow but I can't find a recipe I'm feeling confident in.

Jul 21, 2009
ad.mich in Home Cooking

Carniceria in DC for carne asada?

I noticed that one of the stands in Eastern Market (canales IIRC) sells bags of carne asada. Anyone tried it, or have suggestions for a carniceria in the area to pick some up? I haven't heard of one but I feel like SOMEONE has to be selling this and doing it well. Columbia Heights maybe?

It's BBQ season and I'd like to throw some on the grill.

where to buy shiner bock?

I bought a 6 pack at Schneider's on capital hill this weekend. It wasn't necessarily cheap there ($8) but they have it and it was on the way to the bbq I was going to.

I'd think Teeter or maybe even Super Giant would have it. You'll be hard pressed finding it by the case though.

Where to find a good Pimm's Cup?

You can get a solid Pimm's at Acadiana, which also has a patio.

paczki and pierogis

Someone brought in a few boxes of these to work on Tuesday. They were pretty lousy.

Anything decent at Lauriol Plaza?

The best thing at Lauriol has always been the eye candy in the spring. I'm only half kidding. Go for the drinks and don't expect more than decent Mexican food for gringo palates. It's Rosa Mexicana with a better location.

Know of any places in the DC area serving Baked Alaska?

I know I know, it isn't exactly a dessert that's popular these days, but I still love it. Anyone know of a place that has it on the menu?

Eastern Market- best food?

I would also add Tortilla Cafe, which a few doors down from the market entrance on 7th street. Fantastic pupusas, tamales, and decent tacos from the Canales family (who have some of the more popular stalls in the market proper).

A pupusas and a side container of their "green sauce" is as good a snack as you'll find on the street. And you'll probably wonder why you didn't order a few more.

Help me spend $20 at Starbucks

Top Pot Apple Fritters (if you get them fresh) are pretty freaking awesome. Not as good as if you were actually at Top Pot in Seattle, but still probably the best thing in the pastry case.

Jan 12, 2009
ad.mich in Chains

Cajun / Creole food in DC?

I can confirm that Eastern Market has andouille, tasso, and boudin.

Krystal v White Castle

Nashville is one of the few cities with both WC and Krystal. I'd cast my vote for White Castle and I'd say it's not very close. Better burgers, better fries. Krystal has better chicken, solid shakes, and a corndog if you're into that sort of thing. But for burgers? Naw.

Dec 30, 2008
ad.mich in Chains

Seattle's best cheap eats

This post is on point, but any list of Seattle's best cheap eats has to include sandwiches from Paseo and Banh Mi from... somewhere. I like Saigon Deli but that's another debate for another post.

Dec 18, 2008
ad.mich in Pacific Northwest

Anything New In Tacoma?

Thanks Leper. Vuelva was on my radar and I think I'll check them out for sure. I do get back about once a year and for any lurkers, I'll co-sign on Asado and (to a lesser extent) the downtown Indochine.

Dec 18, 2008
ad.mich in Pacific Northwest

Anything New In Tacoma?

Coming home for the holidays and will be mostly in the Tacoma area for a week. Anything of note spring up down there in the last year? Is the Harmon Hub worthy of the hype?

Dec 15, 2008
ad.mich in Pacific Northwest

Lunch on the Ave SEA

I second this list. I'd also add Shultzy's on the Ave for great housemade sausages.

Nov 15, 2008
ad.mich in Pacific Northwest

Looking for cajun smoked sausage and tasso for gumbo

Seconded. I made a great gumbo last weekend using some andouille from Canales. Also, the counter a few stalls down that sells the tamales (can't remember the name) saw my LSU shirt and let me know that he had 1 lb packages of boudin in the back.

Sometimes the lowliest of locations...

I'll second the shock/awe of Dough Bowl love, but add that a full pie from the DB is really the way to go. Like any slice joint you never know how long things are standing around.

Aug 03, 2008
ad.mich in New Orleans

Sonic Fried Iced Cream Blast

I had this tonight. It certainly did not suck.

Aug 03, 2008
ad.mich in Chains

Best Burger in Tacoma-Seattle?

so long as it's still open, you won't find better in Tacoma than Little Holland Drive In.

Jul 27, 2008
ad.mich in Pacific Northwest

Looking for GREAT BBQ in Nashville

Since no one else has mentioned it on this page, I'm going to chime in for Judge Beans BBQ on 12th. It's run by a Texan, so things are primarily brisket oriented. But, oh... on it's best days that brisket can hang with Texas. The smoked wings are fantastic too, and the ribs (after years of being barely tolerable) have finally crossed over to being pretty damn good. Oh, live music at night, fresh cut fries, and Blue Bell for dessert.

I'll second Jack's as being solid but not spectacular. I like Hog Heaven's location and the hole in the wall environment, but I don't think it's anything special. Heck, every time I've ordered a sandwich there I've watched them pull out a plastic baggie of meat and toss it in the microwave. I can get that at Whitts. Where exactly is the meat being smoked there?

Aug 05, 2007
ad.mich in General South Archive

Good BBQ in Seattle?

I'll second the vote for OK Corral. In a miserable BBQ city, Otis is about as good as you'll find.

May 20, 2007
ad.mich in Greater Seattle