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Title: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: FortNinety on August 11, 2009, 02:24:50 AM
I know there's the restaurant thread in the Living In The City, but that's just local eats.

Meanwhile, in Wisconsin...

http://www.cheeseandburger.com/

... Numbers 7 and 12 are particularly wow.


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: The Drunken Samurai on August 11, 2009, 02:12:25 PM
i made a cucumber salad (http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/cucumber_salad/) today. i used white vinegar instead of rice vinegar because i didnt have any but it still turned out pretty great.


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: FortNinety on August 23, 2009, 11:59:05 AM
Hey Joe, tell me if this makes you want to jump back into the wonderful world of eating meat or to completely dismiss it for the rest of your life...

http://www.foodgeekery.com/reviews/double-down-with-kfc/

... So this thing, it seems to be out already? Don't recall any ads, but then again, A) I don't watch TV much and B) maybe it's banned in NYC?


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: dhex on August 23, 2009, 01:09:08 PM
ugh. that's no way to treat chicken.


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: FortNinety on August 31, 2009, 07:02:26 PM
It has begun...

(http://pics.fort90.com/forum/thefuture.jpg)


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: pilot on September 02, 2009, 01:07:41 PM
might try to make these:

http://www.evilmadscientist.com/article.php/icecreamgyoza


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: FortNinety on September 10, 2009, 02:45:00 AM
Hey Joe, do you suffer from meatmares?

http://www.bigcontrarian.com/2009/09/09/i-dream-of-pork/


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: isfet on September 10, 2009, 09:33:01 AM
lol, i can't see the link, but if it's what i assume it is, the answer is no.  i don't think i've ever had a dream that involves eating, actually. 


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: dhex on September 10, 2009, 10:24:01 AM
i've had dreams about cooking, though, usually task oriented. like trying to do the math on how much tabasco you'd need for five gallons of chili.


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: dmauro on September 10, 2009, 12:13:04 PM
I just watched the NYC episode of Man vs. Food and he eats the Phaal curry at Brick Lane. Apparently it's the hottest curry in the country. Have any of you tried it? They have to wear gas masks when they make it so they don't choke.


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: isfet on September 10, 2009, 12:59:55 PM
me, Mike and Jon all ate and finished it about a year ago.  i'd say the idea that it's the "hottest in the country" is mainly hype.  it was hot, yes, but i've probably had hotter curry at Sripraphai. 

my next venture is a place in Williamsburg that supposedly has a hot sauce challenge.  for meat eaters, you need to eat 10 wings with the sauce and for vegans, it's 10 pieces of fried tofu in the sauce.  apparently the sauce is mega hot, but, as the resident fire-eater, i'm always skeptical of such claims.


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: dmauro on September 10, 2009, 03:13:48 PM
Do you have the certificate from the phaal challenge on your wall?

Those fake wings we had when we were drunk the other weekend were really good. I would like to try some of those with some really hot sauce on them.

me, Mike and Jon all ate and finished it about a year ago.  i'd say the idea that it's the "hottest in the country" is mainly hype.
But doesn't it have a scoville level to back that claim?


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: isfet on September 10, 2009, 04:31:47 PM
haha, the certificate is on my desk.  i've yet to get a proper frame for it.


i mean, really, the curry was definitely hot, but the biggest challenge to eating all of it was that it was rather vinegary.  i mean, maybe there's a high scoville count, but i'm not sure how official those types of things are, especially when you consider the amount of places that serve spicy food.  how many of them might take the time to actually get their curry tested out?


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: FortNinety on September 20, 2009, 08:25:28 PM
Here's a great rundown of burgers...

http://aht.seriouseats.com/archives/2009/09/a-guide-to-glossary-of-regional-american-burger-cheeseburger-styles-and-cooking-methods.html

And hot dogs...

http://www.seriouseats.com/2008/07/america-regional-hot-dog-styles-coneys-half-smokes-reds-whites.html


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: FortNinety on September 24, 2009, 12:36:12 PM
The cinnamon challenge...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjVJOj7SYdU


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: isfet on September 24, 2009, 12:37:47 PM
that's a pretty good way to get fired!


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: FortNinety on October 23, 2009, 12:20:01 PM
Who says all food in Japan is healthy?

http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/blog.php?b=11029


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: dmauro on October 23, 2009, 01:18:10 PM
That's pretty gross. It's a pretty strange promotion too, especially for Japan.


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: The Drunken Samurai on October 24, 2009, 06:45:52 PM
http://eatingtheroad.wordpress.com/2009/10/24/windows-7-burger-unlocked-hacked/


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: FortNinety on October 28, 2009, 11:48:26 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8328377.stm


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: dmauro on November 03, 2009, 10:18:04 PM
So I was on Houston and decided I would go to Katz's Deli to finally try out their Reuben. I never did because of the price, but I thought today I would go for it just this once because I thought it was only maybe ten or twelve dollars. Turns out it's just over $17 after tax.

The good: it's big, the corned beef is good (but maybe a little bit too well brined for me), it comes with pickles (which aren't very good though, I got 3 dill and 3 butter pickles).

The bad: they put sweet relish in it (I wasn't aware until I was already eating it, not awful, just not my cup of tea), they didn't use mustard instead of dressing as I asked, needs more sauerkraut, it seems that you pay more for the Katz name than for the Katz quality.


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: FortNinety on November 03, 2009, 11:09:30 PM
Never gotten sweet relish on my, thank goodness.

But yeah, their Reuben is more or less the only thing worth bothering with from my experience. I'm sure their other cold cut sandwiches are decent, but I've always had a hard time paying any amount of money for a turkey sandwich when I can make those at home at the fraction of the price.

The hot dogs are okay, but not for the asking price, and the french fries are nice and cold and wet and overpriced as well.


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: FortNinety on December 05, 2009, 02:56:59 PM
Damn, time to go to Singapore...

http://www.dannychoo.com/post/en/25287/Singapore+Food.html

... Though I wonder how much shellfish stock is used. I'd imagine a lot. And if so, nevermind.


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: FortNinety on April 05, 2010, 09:14:35 PM
http://www.kfc.com/doubledown/

... Still not as gross as that burger with the Krispy Kreme bun.


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: dhex on April 05, 2010, 09:49:56 PM
i'd take the krispy kreme burger over that, i think.


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: FortNinety on April 05, 2010, 09:59:09 PM
Seriously? And you're not the first person to tell me that too. I don't get it.


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: Fitz on April 06, 2010, 08:28:48 AM
... Still not as gross as that burger with the Krispy Kreme bun.

I've tried the Krispy Kreme burger.



Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: FortNinety on April 06, 2010, 12:09:51 PM
And, verdict? Everyone also says its not that bad.


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: Fitz on April 06, 2010, 01:50:00 PM
The burger patty was reminiscent of a sausage patty more than a hamburger. We intentionally cut the thing into quarters to make it a manageable experience. As i aid afterwards I'm glad I did it, and that I don't have to do it again.


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: dhex on April 06, 2010, 02:06:46 PM
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Seriously? And you're not the first person to tell me that too. I don't get it.

the donut burger, while gross, is recognizable in form. it's merely a rather absurd and glutenous substitution.

the chicken patty thing looks like someone sneezed cheese on it, and is far less recognizable as a substitution.

obviously i wouldn't actually eat either item, but if i had to pick, i'd go with donut burger over fried chicken wtf.


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: Fitz on April 06, 2010, 05:44:07 PM
There isn't much difference between the recipe and say Chicken Cordon Bleu. I'm not terribly crazy about KFC, so the idea of having their take on fried chicken wrapped around their likely quality of bacon and stuck together with some mystery sauce they're claiming as their own doesn't appeal.

The basics of the recipe however, were it make with proper ingredients and served as say an appetizer might not be the worst.



Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: FortNinety on April 06, 2010, 06:01:07 PM
Yeah, hence why I am not entirely offended by KFC's creation; its just a fast food take on a fancy platter. Though I'm a tad bit more optimistic than Fitz, plus confession time: KFC is somewhat of a guilty pleasure of mine that I indulge in once every few months. Hell, might be more so if not for the fact that there's none near me.

Not to somewhat change the subject that it just dawned onto me how, despite not having the best diet in the world, I'm still not 900 pounds, despite the Dunkin Donuts across the street. Course, some folks said the same thing when I lived in Sunset Park, right next to gigantic one that made the neighborhood air smell sugary 24/7. Will power I guess. Oh, and that shit is expensive too.



Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: dhex on April 06, 2010, 07:12:15 PM
kfc by itself isn't the most offensive thing ever dreamed up, to be sure - i'd probably take it over most of the fast food if i had to choose. but not that i like chicken kiev or anything but they're only working with a very loosely related concept here*, and the pictures from the onion were pretty off-putting.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/kfcs-double-down-sandwich,32804/

* sort of like a famous bowl and shepherd's pie.


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: FortNinety on May 17, 2010, 09:33:15 PM
Interesting...

http://reason.com/blog/2010/05/17/how-to-make-brownies-pentagon


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: FortNinety on May 17, 2010, 09:33:41 PM
And behold the vegan double down...

http://atebitvegan.wordpress.com/2010/04/15/vegan-kfc-double-down/


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: dhex on May 18, 2010, 11:58:40 AM
still sounds dildoes.


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: FortNinety on July 12, 2010, 03:01:30 PM
The 4 foot long cheeseburger...

http://aht.seriouseats.com/archives/2010/07/carls-jr-testing-a-new-footlong-cheeseburger.html


Title: Re: Wait, We Don't Have A Food Thread Yet?
Post by: FortNinety on July 28, 2010, 10:13:42 PM
I'd actually use Yelp if this guy did all the reviews...

http://runt-of-the-web.com/post/852516483/a-review-of-wendys