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post #91 of 266

Hendrix -  the best Indian I've eaten was in Wellington.

post #92 of 266
Houston has the largest vietnemese population in the US hence a gazillion fantastic spots. Still eating my way through it all when I visit.

Also, hippies and then hipsters have done us all a service by revitalizing american cuisine. There is much to hate about the way it's evolved, ,but let's give credit where due.

Boarding a flight to Detroit...can't find much online other than the fact that Flava Flav has opened a fast food chicken and ribs place. APK help me out here.
post #93 of 266

Regis I'm not sure what you're referring to as far as Bourdain's tirades but he's always been pretty vocal about his lefty views (if that's what you meant). I like that he devotes a portion of his shows to talking to locals about culture/politics. Food doesn't exist in a vacuum and he seems to like discussing that aspect without going overboard with it.

OTOH the segments with musicians are generally godawful. He tends to turn on the groupiemeter to 11, it's quite painful to watch

post #94 of 266
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Houston has the largest vietnemese population in the US hence a gazillion fantastic spots. Still eating my way through it all when I visit.

Also, hippies and then hipsters have done us all a service by revitalizing american cuisine. There is much to hate about the way it's evolved, ,but let's give credit where due.

Boarding a flight to Detroit...can't find much online other than the fact that Flava Flav has opened a fast food chicken and ribs place. APK help me out here.

Get a slice of pizza.
post #95 of 266
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Yo Disorbiant, any other recommendations?
I live in Chicago as well and my girl and I have been trying to explore more places!

I know a spot you should try foo.gif
post #96 of 266
deep fried pork intestines
post #97 of 266
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Originally Posted by 1969 View Post

Houston has the largest vietnemese population in the US hence a gazillion fantastic spots. Still eating my way through it all when I visit.

Also, hippies and then hipsters have done us all a service by revitalizing american cuisine. There is much to hate about the way it's evolved, ,but let's give credit where due.

Boarding a flight to Detroit...can't find much online other than the fact that Flava Flav has opened a fast food chicken and ribs place. APK help me out here.

Slow's BBQ
post #98 of 266
I just want to have some snow crab legs cooked in Sprite and butter, corn on the cob and a tall glass of Arnold Palmer with lots of ice right now.
post #99 of 266
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1) Eastcoast America and it's Jewish dinner superiority, who would get a bagel anywhere else?
2) Good Indian cuisine is so hard to find in the western world because the long time to cook food make it illegal for Indian restaurants to do it properly.
3) High end burgers with caviar or whatever and when this bullshit is gonna end.
4) Ethiopian food and when it will blow up, so good and made to be eaten in groups
5) Kids these days and why they don't fucking eat liver, brain and all the other good parts because their boomer parents were boring assholes when it comes to food. My old man eats amourettes (bull testicles) so I was lucky, I eat rabbit brains and chicken hearts with relish.
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1) I actually prefer the montreal bagel, toasted, with tons of butter, or some cream cheese. Or both. For anything requiring toppings, though? Yes, the NY bagel is superior.
2) Truth. We also (in the US) pasteurize everything. On the one hand, we have less tasty food. On the other hand, we are less likely yo get the runs. It's really a cost-benefit analysis.
3) It's been going strong for at least a decade, as its own thing, and now it's been co-opted into the whole gastropub thing as well. Also, they invariably taste like burgers, which people like, but sound more sophisticated, which is also attractive to a lot of people. So, all win, and it's not going away anytime soon.
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The offal movement has gotten out of control though. I'm happy to eat some sweetbreads or sample the local treatment of intestines, but the macho braggy aspect of "I ate four courses of animal parts that we all agreed taste like literal poop 50 years ago" has gotten to be a little much
I'm with jet. I am Chinese and grew up with Italians, so organ meats were not foreign to me - heart, tripe, kidneys, etc... were all part of my regular diet. But I just don't love the texture. I'm not squeamish about it, nor do I get a kick out of eating something exotic. I don't bother ever ordering organ meat dishes because I simply am not a huge fan of them, and if I am going to spend money anyway, I may as well not go for something I am 90% not going to like.
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I still like Anthony Bourdain... alot actually.
The first episode of No Reservations I ever saw on first run was his trip to "The Greek Islands", in which he mercilessly roasted the local customs and food and style ("It looks like a Dress Barn exploded.") That's actually what made me like him. If I want to watch a good food show for the food, I'm not sure it would be hosted by Bourdain, who says a lot of non-descriptive stuff like "This is good, really good.", and "Excellent, this is really excellent."

Parker doesn't like his attitude. But anyone who knows the two of us irl knows that Parker is a real mensch, and I'm an asshole.
post #100 of 266
Montreal vs NY pastrami. Ready, fight!

Regarding offal: if it's a traditional offal dish that's meant to use offal, I'm more likely to enjoy it. If it's a dish that someone's trying too hard to incorporate offal into... probably not.
post #101 of 266
re. Ethiopian food has totally caught on. The problem is that there are a lot of really bad Ethiopean restaurants, and I think that that can turn people unfamiliar with the food, off. Also, and this is purely personal, I get super hungry an hour after eating it. Maybe I'm just conditioned to more fatty food. Both it and Indian food can be delicious, but they never leave me feeling satisfied (put it this way, of all French foods, I like the potato and cheese heavy, baked dishes of Normandy most.)

Re. vegetarians, vegans, paleo. My issue is not with the food itself. There are some great vegetarian traditions - Chinese Buddhists have done great things with walnuts and legumes. My problem is with the idea that anyone would voluntarily give up some foodstuff on principle, period. To me, it's unfathomable. It's like saying "I will no longer accept blowjobs." Sorta a huge killjoy in life.
post #102 of 266
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re. Ethiopian food has totally caught on. The problem is that there are a lot of really bad Ethiopean restaurants, and I think that that can turn people unfamiliar with the food, off. Also, and this is purely personal, I get super hungry an hour after eating it. Maybe I'm just conditioned to more fatty food. Both it and Indian food can be delicious, but they never leave me feeling satisfied (put it this way, of all French foods, I like the potato and cheese heavy, baked dishes of Normandy most.)

Re. vegetarians, vegans, paleo. My issue is not with the food itself. There are some great vegetarian traditions - Chinese Buddhists have done great things with walnuts and legumes. My problem is with the idea that anyone would voluntarily give up some foodstuff on principle, period. To me, it's unfathomable. It's like saying "I will no longer accept blowjobs." Sorta a huge killjoy in life.

Really? You're unable to fathom why somebody might derive more pleasure in life knowing that animals aren't being slaughtered just for their own food supply than the pleasure from eating the meat itself?

Don't get me wrong, I am not in that camp, but I can certainly understand why some people would arrive at this decision.

Edit: Regarding Indian food, I'm surprised that you don't feel satisfied longer. When I go down to my mother-in-laws most of the dishes (all of which are vegetarian) usually have healthy helping of ghee. Then when all is said and done it's ample amounts of full fat yogurt over some rice and spicy pickle. Usually keeps me sated for a while.
post #103 of 266
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re. Ethiopian food has totally caught on. The problem is that there are a lot of really bad Ethiopean restaurants, and I think that that can turn people unfamiliar with the food, off. Also, and this is purely personal, I get super hungry an hour after eating it. Maybe I'm just conditioned to more fatty food. Both it and Indian food can be delicious, but they never leave me feeling satisfied (put it this way, of all French foods, I like the potato and cheese heavy, baked dishes of Normandy most.)

Re. vegetarians, vegans, paleo. My issue is not with the food itself. There are some great vegetarian traditions - Chinese Buddhists have done great things with walnuts and legumes. My problem is with the idea that anyone would voluntarily give up some foodstuff on principle, period. To me, it's unfathomable. It's like saying "I will no longer accept blowjobs." Sorta a huge killjoy in life.

I don't eat human flesh on principle. No but really, not eating something on principle seems a pretty normal concept to me. Not that I don't eat meat. Paleo diets piss me off though.

Also, Indian food is often very very fatty. Too fatty for me, usually. I often feel very "heavy" after eating a curry.
post #104 of 266

I've been eating paleo/primal for about a year and really like it. of course, being overly dogmatic or preachy about it will just suck every ounce of joy out of dining life... and your friends will all hate you. So I sort of loosely follow it, not gonna turn down fresh baked baguette if it's there. but, I have come to enjoy stuff I hadn't really tried much of before like grass-fed meats, wild game, pasture eggs, coconuts, etc. Weird maybe, but works for me.

 

and oh, I still like to watch Bourdain, but I just think he's slipped into a rut of getting hammered and eating hot dogs on every show.

 

NTTAWWT :-)

post #105 of 266
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

re. Ethiopian food has totally caught on. The problem is that there are a lot of really bad Ethiopean restaurants, and I think that that can turn people unfamiliar with the food, off. Also, and this is purely personal, I get super hungry an hour after eating it. Maybe I'm just conditioned to more fatty food. Both it and Indian food can be delicious, but they never leave me feeling satisfied (put it this way, of all French foods, I like the potato and cheese heavy, baked dishes of Normandy most.)

 

I'm the exact opposite.

 

Where I've been it always comes served on bread (Injera) and the dishes don't LOOK that big, but I don't think we've ever finished them off. Ever. Always leave feeling super full and defeated by the meal.

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