Just picked up a couple frozen salmon filets at Trader Joe's. The fiancée prefers yellowfin tuna, but these are lean times.
Who's #Eating well tonight?
Doesn't sound like much, but it was delicious. Underrated, in my opinion.
I love pork tenderloin. If cooked right, it is my favorite cut of meat. There's a thin line between dry and moist tenderloin though.
But, I find that most folks that dry it out are paranoid about undercooking pork. It is perfectly safe (and delicious) to eat pork that isn't completely well done.
Pregnant wife. Picking up some Stonefire Grill, salad, tri-tip and breadsticks. They have the best BBQ sauce ever.
June 17th, so a long ways to go, if we make it. Wife's on bedrest with some complications, but we're 24 weeks on Monday which is a bit of a milestone.
And feed her whatever she wants! Good luck...u will have an amazing summer! And an anticipated Hello post I presume?
Yeah, lucky for her I'm the cook in the house so she eats well.
Should be an exciting summer - I can't remember if I Hello: post'ed number one (though he was mentioned in my MGoInterview) so maybe I will for #2.
I'm sorry, I don't understand. Did you just eat your pregnant wife? Not cool, man. Not OK.
Sorry, maybe I was unclear.
You dip the pregnant wife in the BBQ sauce. Delicious.
Brisket (been on the smoker all afternoon), lightly steamed snap peas, homemade scalloped taters, and an arugula/endive/spinach salad.
Washed down with a cold Shiner Bock.
I saw on Facebook that Tay Odom's is getting very close to realizing his dream of the #Eating gardens. This was one of our proudest moments.
#eating. Hell yeah.
Shiner Bock? You must be in Texas.
West Michigan, TX
I had brisket tonight too and it was incredible. Cheers
What's taters, Precious??
Nice, mild fillet, with some butter, garlic, season salt and dill. Baked until cooked, broiled until slightly browned. Ate mine, then when the wife said she wasn't feeling well, are hers too.
For tonight, we went with homemade chicken enchiladas with black beans and cilantro lime rice. As a result, it will not be an overly social evening in my house, but the meal was delicious all the same.
Chicken and barbacoa burrito with chips over here.
Seriously overpriced. Not worth it at all, in my opinion. If you want to sit at a trendy spot and you want to pay for that, then fine. Otherwise, you can get better sushi for half the price a ton of other places, and you'll actually be able to see the people you're eating with.
Which Katsuya are you going to?
...u must be thinking of SBE versions of the chain at LA Live, Hollywood or Brentwood...which are for tourists or industry types that are overpriced. Katsuya Studio City is not cheap but is reasonably priced and is great if u have kids b/c the they have a $6.50 combo meal for the little ones. And most of the excellent sushi spots in LA (Sushi Iki, Sasabune, Asanebo, Kiwami by Katsuya, and the now closed Sushi Nozawa (now closed)) are far more pricey than Katsuya and not as kid friendly. But I am always open to new suggestions.
I was thinking of the SBE one - I didn't realize that the Katsuya on Ventura wasn't affiliated. We like Kabuki for kid-friendly sushi, although those can be hit and miss. We used to go to Octopus in Burbank which is very good. There are other sushi places named Octopus, and I'm not sure if it's the same (there was one in K-town under the building we lived in that was very different).
Where in LA do you live? I assume the valley if you have kids and you're going out in Studio City. We're up in Valencia.
...Encino...but like Studio City Katsuya more than Encino. Yeah, Chef Uechi consults for the SBE group...and has some sort of interest in those, but if u go to Katsuya website, none of those restaurants are listed. There is an Octopus in Encino...but have heard bad things from that location...don't know if related. Friend in Pasadena goes to Kabuki and says it is family friendly.
I like Encino - my favorite Indian place is in Encino. Anarbagh, it's on Ventura at Louise right next to my eye doctor. Kinda behind that Chili's.
...one of my favorites...and reasonably priced!
Agreed. We actually go to the Woodland Hills one more because my brother in law lives in West Hills, but they're both delicious.
...also have some friends in West Hills...will have to take them there! Thx.
PS - sushi was ridiculous tonight!
On a health kick: jerk chicken quinoa with onions and peppers.
1. Obtain McDouble and McChicken
2. Separate the two burger patties of the McDouble
3. Place McChicken on the bottom half
4. Place top half of the McDouble on top of your creation
5. Enjoy your McGangbang
Haha I actually know someone else who does this.
Alright I'll admit it. Ramen.
Good for you. It seems like half the posters on these types of threads make up what they're eating or drinking. If you're having Coors Light and left over pizza, don't say you're simmering your caviar in Remy Martin, say you're having Coors Light and left over pizza.
Fish sticks and green grapes.
I always admit I'm drinking karkov haha
Had Leftover Pizza and Miller Lite, not Coors...and I am not making it up.
Spring roll, pancake, lotus root salad, catfish soup. Ann Arbor is getting a new Ramen Spot soon from Chef Takashi Yagihashi called Slurping Turtle. He owns a Michelin Starred Restaurant in Chicago and also the original Slurping Turtle. He also use to own a restauarant in Detroit called Tribute. His son goes to state though so there's that.
I love Takashi and Slurping Turtle. Good for AA
Slurping Turtle!!!!! Haaaaaaaa. Gosh I'd love to slurp me some turtle.
Keep a watch on for any of these turkles lurking about!
This is less offensive than their non-inverted logo. Maybe BTN could offer this as an optional filter?
Yagihashi didn't own Tribute; the Wisne's (Epoch Group) did. "Tribute" was a tribute to their late daughter. It was on the corner of 12 Mile and Orchard Lake in Farmington Hills.
Was lucky enough to go there a few times for special occasions before Yagihashi went out to Vegas for a bit before he set up camp in Chicago.
I ate perogis with ham. And salad topped with crumbled clothbound cheddar.
With OP later tonight. he's a liar.
Eating with some friends at qdoba mexican grill right now. The chicken queso burritos are the best!
Qdoba > Chipotle
you can throw it all in the toilet and cut out the middleman.
At least we can all agree that Zingerman's beats the hell out of Maize and Blue Deli.
Agreed. I honestly don't view Chipotle as superior. However, they're very close.
Taste like ass
Your mom tastes my ass.
your ass tastes like ass
So shove that ball up your ass AC
1.Doba has queso
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10. And chipotle doesn't
I hate this argument. So the only way Qdoba can beat Chipotle is by putting easy cheese in their burritos? That stuff belongs nowhere near a burrito, and should not have any bearing on which of the two is better.
Chipotle beats the hell out of Qdoba every day of the week. FInd a place that have both near each other and I promise the Chipotle is far busier.
How dare you compare real ingredients to runny fake cheese.
That said, the rice and meat and salsa are all better at Chipotle, but those Pancheros tortillas beat them all to a pulp.
Those Pancheros torillas were the bomb, I would even get an extra tortilla at times just to eat plain. One of the places I really miss in Ann Arbor, the carnitas they had were also really really good.
I was content to sit on the sidelines until you blasphemed the salsa. As far as the cookie cutter burrito joints go, Chipotle is good. A very close second to Qdoba for me. But their salsa is mild blech, medium blech and hot blech. Qdoba however, (granted, 2 of their "salsas" I don't consider salsas...) has 5 great options for whatever adventure you might be looking for. The corn isn't my thing, but my wife loves it. The pico is good, but adding the roja makes it magical. The tomatillo salsa is pretty darn fantastic, and the habanero is amazing. Somehow they keep that hot hot heat, but it comes in gradually enough so as to not melt your face off before you actually get to taste it.
Oh, and don't even try to come at me with Moe's. Balogna on a tortilla with canned beans and the ketchup they call salsa does not constitute a burrito.
OK, I can get on board with that. Really, I think both places have bad salsa, so I shouldn't have brought that up at all. For cookie cutter burrito joints, both Baja Fresh and El Pollo Loco have far better salsa selections.
Qdoba has both of those as well as queso (which is soo much more than easy cheese WILA). They just call them "pulled pork" and "shredded beef". It's the same thing, different name.
Having said that, for me it depends what I'm eating. For a burrito, I'd generally go to Chipotle, I don't know why but theirs just taste better to me. Now if I'm in the mood for some tacos, it's Qdoba all the way. Craft 2, hardshell (I know, I know), with nachos, one shredded beef, one pulled pork, habanero salsa and I'm good to go.
Doba also has breakfast burritos so that wins. I like both tho but when I'm drunk at 2am they are the ones that come to my aid.
Also, i get a free student drink.
3-cheese nachos...omg less than 3
Qdoba chicken nachos are one of my favorite meals ever.
This very much reminds me of a Matt Ufford article from today -
- that was going around the twitters a little.
I had the Five Guys v. In-N-Out argument with my boss last week.
Five Guys was started by a Michigan grad, and I will side with that to a fault, but it still doesn't hold a candle to in-n-out.
I've never had In-N-Out so I couldn't really participate in that one. I didn't know the Five Guys Michigan thing, but now I know which side to take.
Yeah - 5 guys was started by a Michigan grad who is from Michigan (though the restaurant actually started in the DC area, I believe). There was a piece on him in one of the M alumni magazines they send us.
That said, his burger joint is good, even very good, but In-n-out it is not.
Five Guys has started to expand to more popular areas of LA...but have t found a soul that prefers them over a double double from in-and-out!
Ok, lived is SoCal for two years and in-n-out is overrated. There is nothing special about it, bottom line. Five guys is just as good and arguably better. There are two things you can count on hearing about from someone who lives in SoCal, in-n-out and the weather. Both happen to be overplayed
Because they're both awesome?
Look, I'm from Michigan so I'm not a local Californian looking to rep where I'm from. There's plenty wrong with this state and I'll admit it.
That said, the weather is awesome, and so is in-n-out. It's a little different, and my initial opinion was similar to yours, I thought it was overhyped. But then I had it again and again, and now I can't think of a burger any other way.
You probably also didn't know to order yours animal style, which makes a difference.
I guess that's a matter of opinion. Weather was nice, but never really got warm enough to enjoy the beach, which was a bummer. Also not a huge fan of absolutely no seasonal change. I live in Houston now and it does make you appreciate the changes a bit, without the cold, of course!
And of course I knew about animal style, only amateurs don't. Like I said, two years and it was good, but IMO, not better than anything else. Seems like it's one of those things that everyone says is awesome, so, mob mentality causes a lot of people buying into it ( not saying that's you, btw). You also said that it was nothing special at first, so perhaps you're just getting complacent with mediocre burgers haha
Speaking of things wrong, I don't miss that horrendous traffic, not one bit.
...been hyped up more by transplants to west coast. Five guys is so-so, but u want a good burger in LA go to Blue Dog Tavern, Father's Office or Umami Burger..
The green chile cheeseburger at Umami is awesome, as is the Umami burger itself. I think In-n-Out has just been outdone by many other places. It's fine, but Five Guys is easily as good. The one caveat: I know about animal style, but I've never had it, so I'm willing to proven wrong.
...goes down with nice beer too!
...never heard anyone say it was overrated or overplayed...went skiing last month, took my daughter to the beach 2 weeks ago because it was 80 degrees in Malibu. Only overrated if u r agoraphobic!
A legit 80 degrees on the beach is a rarity, let's be honest. I lived on PCH in NB and there were few days I would actually want to be out there. The wind off the water is very chilly
...80 in Malibu in February is a rarity, but it happens. And I lived on the beach in Marina Del Rey for 2 years and had plenty of great days on beach in the off season...but once sun sets it is windy and cold. And the water is only warm from late July thru early October...but it way warmer than any lake I have swam in in Michigan during the summer. I prefer wearing a wetsuit and surfing in the winter than shoveling the snow in my driveway :)
My parents have a place up near Traverse and the lakes up there regularly get into the mid to high 70s in the summer.
Oh, no doubt not having snow is key. That's why i love Texas
...Texas? Friend went to UT...visited Austin several times and been to D multiple times too. Great place to live...can't argue with u there...love the Salt Lick!
I live in H town. Have relatives in Austin though. Yes, salt lick is legit!
That's just wrong. I lived in Hermosa for years and I was on the beach and in the water every weekend 8 months of the year.
shooting little birds with bow and arrow and snow to the Pacific Ocean, SoCal isn't the ideal place for u. I liked the snow my freshman year and like it when I go skiing, other than that give me the beach and smell of ocean any day. Only thing I like about seasons is fall, when leaves change and you know it is time for college football at the Big House! And too hot? Hottest most humid summer I can remember was in Ann Arbor!
... to disagree on this one.
In general, I must agree on the people aspect. I met a handful of cool people, but ran into way too many rude people in general. You eventually learn to accept it as the norm, but once you leave for another place, you realize just how strange some things are. I think that's just what you get out there. Texas has its down sides as well, but people are not one of them.
That wasn't my point, it was that an air temp of 80 or higher on the beach is not the norm. To me, that doesn't make me enjoy my beach experience. Too cold for my liking. I'd prefer Florida or the gulf coast any day.
Chipotle > Qdoba
Larger portions, better flavor, NO fake Mesquite/Smoke flavoring added = WIN
Fun Dip. As in the awful, edible sugar stick that one - usually a five-year-old with bad parents - dips into equally awful pockets of sugar.
Haven't thought about what'll be for dessert yet.
As long as you can still do this, you will always be living the dream.
Bojangles. Seemed like a good idea. Now I need a shower.
I just made myself some dang quesadillas
I betcha my quesadillas would have punched your quesadillas in the face.
Probably. Mine was just a mixed cheese quesadilla with some seasonings because I was running low on "real food" to put in it and my quesadilla maker isn't all that big either, so it kinda limits how extravagent my quesadillas can be.
Fish nuggets, broasted potatoes, and cole slaw from Chicken Shack.
Now I could really use a few beers.
Just cooked a NY Strip on the stove with a cast iron top, twice baked potato, and a 6 pack of Founders Centennial IPA. Man Dinner!
Now we are off to A&W, which has the best french fries EVA
Lots of meat from Slows BBQ in Detroit. Also, some of their famous mac n cheese and green beans.
Soooo miss Slows. Combo for me, Yardbird for my wife, washed down by Fin Du Monde.
BBQ pulled pork and coleslaw sandwiches...tossed it in the slow cooker this morning after the school I teach at got cancelled. Bonus 3-day weekend and day drinking, wooo!
Nothing to see here. Move along.
Some pink tuna drenched in taco juice!
Never combine the words "tuna", "drenched" and "juice" in one sentence.
and chipotle today for lunch so now I have no clue what to get for dinner since I just ate my two main friday night go-tos in the last 24 hrs
Taco Bell run on my work break (got to cafeteria too late). I hate my life choices sometimes.
Gonna be sauteing a veal shoulder chop with lots of garlic and olive oil soon, then either left over kale with pecans or string beans with garlic, and a NorCal margarita to drink (tequila, seltzer, and lime juice).
Turkey on wheat with spinach, provolone, and olive oil mayo, with a Bell's Midwestern Pale Ale/
Driving from LA home to San Francisco, stopped at In-N-Out currently. The best
Eating Indian food, drinking Lil One from Maine Brewing Co:
Just had an enchilada, chimichanga, and rice combo. Probably been a year since I've had authentic Mexican, but, as Si would say, "Hey!" It's National Margarita Day.
Drinking a What The Hop by Acoustic Ales. Might just drink the calories.
Hand cut NY strip (rare) with a spanish table wine and garlic green beans, dark chocolate for desert.
Too lazy to go anywhere or make anything, so I'm having the only dinner that makes sense: A few girl scout cookie "sandwiches" (tagalong + trefoil + tagalong). I know, I'm a disgusting human being and I apologize.
Come over! We gonna party! I got qdoba and a&w as well as big booty hoes
Chinese takeout: Mongolian beef with steamed dumplings and hot and sour soup.
Lobster and crab cakes with a side of steamed broccali.
^ living right
Boyne City. First time here. Very good. Would recommend. Great raspberry mojitos.
Were they out of piña coladas?
Love Red Mesa.
Impromptu fried salami, cheddar, and jalapeno wrap. With an angioplasty on the side.
and beer! and aspirin.
At least it is home made. Probably a spinach salad and a Bella Zin to go with it!
Taco Salad and Fat Tire beer.
at Chinn's, and crab fondue. Tasty treats. iPhone added the fancy punctuation.
White Castle, White Castle and more White Castle.
At a local tavern.
Mozz sticks, nachos, deep fried mushrooms with ranch. It's my cheat night.
Had me some Chili's bacon ranch quesadillas. Not gonna lie... That's one solid quesadilla.
Slice of pizza, a breadstick, and some chocolate milk. Gets the job done.
Great minds think alike? Or perhaps the early bird gets the worm... and the late bird looks like an idiot.
Ate long John silvers and now I'm on my second power hour with some friends. I feel terrible. Something is brewing.
oh a wonderful dish for dinner that everyone will love :)
Chophouse tonight. Steak au poivre. Can't beat it.
The wife and I just went two weeks ago for her birthday. It is a birthday tradition because of the free meal deal. It's awesome! Enjoy!
Derp, wrong post
Brother in law brought chipotle earlier. My leftover subway will get me through the 3am feeding...
Im #eatting Hamms
And by he, I mean Charlie Weis.
I know it's saturday, but I just wanted to share what I had for dinner-
1 cup of chicken broth
1 bowl of ice cream
1 glass of blended vegatables and
I just has dental surgery...
All of this talk of pretzels (in'n'out, coney dogs, pancheros, maize & blue (the best options in all of the debates above)) is making me thirsty (really, really hungry).