What's the Best Thing You've Ever Eaten?

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  1. Ms. I

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    Well, I love pizza & Chinese food the best, so I'd have to say my favorite Chinese restaurant (Panda Inn, not to be confused w/ Panda Express) & Numero Uno pizza & Round Table's chicken & garlic gourmet pizza. There's a few others too.
     
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    It's impossible to narrow it down to just one.

    But I had duckling once in a restaurant in NYC (funny, I forget which one; we were guests and I have no idea where we were.)

    But it was just so fabulous that it's ruined duck for me anywhere else!
     
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    We had our wedding dinner catered in St. John and we had the most amazing fillet minion stuffed with brie. It was delicious...but then there was the caramel apple pie. I believe I could live off that for the rest of my life, which would be significantly shortened if I actually did. But oh boy would it be worth it!
     
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    The best meal I ever had was at Sylvia's in Harlem. I was skeptical, because it was soul food, and I'm from Louisiana, so I've had really amazing soul food in my life. We were with a large group and they just kept bringing out more food: chicken, ribs, mashed potatoes, greens, cornbread, banana pudding and about 5 dishes I can't even remember. It was all so delicious. It was so good that I didn't even care that it almost made us late to see Wicked.

    My favorite meal was when I was in Boston and found an actual authentic Cajun restaurant near enough to my dorm to walk. When I sat down and had "real" gumbo (no one up north knows how to make a roux) I literally cried it was so good and I missed home so much.

    Individual dishes: my grandmother's dressing, my stepdad's bananas Foster cheesecake (he's a chef,) and the gyros from this little place in Tarpon Springs, FL, and I could keep going and going.

    Having lived so many places and traveled so much, I've had a lot of really tremendous meals and dishes, and it's really hard to narrow them down to favorites. I have about seven "favorite" ice cream places/dishes alone! (This is why I was recently in a position to need to lose the 50 pounds I lost. It's hard to be skinny in New Orleans.)
     
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    Aladdin's Cafe ... Lentil soup
     
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    I love chicken cutlets with lemon sauce and a few capers....at a casino we went to on vacation and it was $8 or so for a whole plate of food..delicious!
     
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    I've mentioned Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams a few times. If I could find a way to live off her offerings and afford it, I would. She currently has a new cookbook out that shows how to make some of her specialties at home. A wonderful article about it and her was in the Washington Post yesterday.

    As a side note, her Queen City Cayenne flavor was actually featured on "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" last year.
     
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    mmm Mongolian BBQ. I miss it!
     
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    Famous Daves- every time I eat it I feel so happy and full. Half rack of the memphis dry rub ribs, bbq brisket stuffed potato, corn on the cob! Yum. Yum.
     
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    I love a good crawfish boil. I love The Shed in Ocean Springs,Ms. The best BBQ. I also love Knudsen Cottage Cheese.
     
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    Enchilada plate from Fresca's in SoCal. Best enchiladas Ive had. Tacos from Taco Mesa in SoCal.
     
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    One more... Hot dogs from a street vendor in NYC. Ahhhh.. The onion sauce. Heaven.
     
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    I have a Famous Dave's in my area that I never went to yet. I was planning to try it.
     
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    Oh you should, I love Famous Daves. My uncle works there:D. Go for it.
     
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    Best food ever would be my Grandmothers Black raspberry pie. Oh yeah so good, to bad she passed many years ago and no more pie. Sad face
     
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    My mom's stuffing recipe!
     
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    Las Pallapas!! BEST mexican food!!!!
     
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    I worked at Famous Daves for 2 years. Let's just say that working there 30 hours a week and being extremely well-liked meant that I was provided with a lot of free food and I gained
    15lbs in 2 years... :blush:

    I don't work there anymore so I only eat there about once every 3 or so months!
     
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    Best meal, by far, I have ever had was at the Top of the World restaurant on top of the Contemporary Resort Hotel at Disney World. Restaurant is long gone but the memory of the meal will be with me forever. It was our 1st anniversary, I was 8 months pregnant, and we enjoyed prime rib that melted as you gazed at it!
     
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    What part of Mississippi?
     

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