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

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  1. Ms. I

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    Turkey burgers from the Yard House...so flavorful!
     
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    I have to try it out.


    The best calarami I've eaten was the one from Rosebud restaurant in little Italy. It is so fresh.
     
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    @scienceteach...crawfish boil in my cousin's backyard in Lafayette, La. My cousin's husband purges them twice...sooo good!
     
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    Best egg rolls: Jack in the Box
    Best sandwich: Turkey Philly from The Great Steak & Fry
    Best soup: New England clam chowder & cream of mushroom
    Best thing I can make (so far): Potstickers
     
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    If the is the same Shed I have been too, it's on the coast down by Biloix and Pascagoula. And I agree donziejo, if we are talking about the same place, it is great food.

    But I have to disagree on the best BBQ, nothing beats eastern North Carolina BBQ:D
     
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    The best meal I have ever had was at the Monterey Bay Fish Grotto in Pittsburgh. The food was amazing, the view spectacular (on top of a hill overlooking all three rivers) and the atmosphere lovely.

    The food was outstanding and still makes my mouth water thinking about my meal.

    Here's a link to the menu
    http://www.montereybayfishgrotto.com/pittsburgh/menu_dinner.aspx

    I had the stuffed filet yummmmmyyyy
     
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    @inteacher, yes, The Shed on the coast down by Biloix and Pascagoula! Better BBQ in eastern NC...well then on my list to visit!:)
     
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    I think I'll be 'hanging out' near Pittsburgh for a few days this summer while Lauren is at a soccer camp; I may need to check it out!
     
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    oh MrsC, I highly recommend this place. And take this to great there

    http://www.duquesneincline.org/

    My husband had a business trip to Pittsburgh last summer and youngest dd and I tagged along. We had a great time!! Went to the Andy Warhol museum, Carnegie museums http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/, and river cruise.
     
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    Cajun food in some little Louisiana town.
    Baked apple at Brennans in New Orleans.
    Chinese food in Wash DC
    Mussels and french bread in Cherbourg, France
     
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    I don't even know if I can answer this question. But the best meal I've had in the past few years was a buffet breakfast at the Paris hotel in Las Vegas...everything there was just first rate, plus they had crepe station!
     
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    Speaking of Vegas, the dinner buffet at the MGM Grand is wonderful...on those oversized plates!
     
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    There are so many, but my favorite:
    main course: backstrap steaks(venison) grilled to perfection by my hubby. They cut like butter when done, melt in your mouth.
    dessert: my fraternal grandmother's apple strudel-paper thin; and my maternal grandmother's key lime pie.
    bread: I live in the Cleveland area, and many of you will not know Hough bakery-but they had the BEST hot cross buns every Lent. I still miss them-and they have been out of business for almost 25 years!
     
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    Oh, school peanut butter was the best. I think it was made from surplus stuff the govenment bought. I came in a number 10 can and I always wondered if canning had something to do with it. It reminded me of the organic stuff.
     
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    Oh, but the best thing I have eaten is a crab cake at McCormick and Smidths. It comes with an orange sauce. The crab cake is all fish, with no fillers.
     
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    By far the best desserts I've ever eaten were from bakeries in Germany. The Germans use less sugar in their baking, so you get more of the chocolate or fruit flavor than the sugary sweet taste we have here in the States. The chocolate cheesecake at a bakery across from the Marienplatz in Munich was amazing!
     
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    A lobster brie grilled cheese at Moxie's.
     
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    I'm on a weekend getaway with DH....last night I had an amazing risotto with rapini, marscapone and snap peas fresh from the farm. Yum.:p
     
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    My son is in Munich now; I'll have to tell him about this!
     
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    You guys realize I'm still on a diet, right???
     
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    Hmmm, guess it is time to add mine. As unhealthy as this is:
    Grandma's fried chicken and mashed potatoes with gravy along with fried okra. I can practically feel my arteries clogging when she makes it. Guess it is a good thing it is rare!
     
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    Crab fresh out of the ocean; tomatoes fresh picked from Grandma's garden. Nothing beats those memories.
     
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    Sounds good guys!

    Stuffed mushrooms too!
     
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    The best food I have ever had:

    1. Something made of beef, tomatoes and chilies on fresh tortillas in a Guatemalan soup kitchen. Tangy, spicy, meaty, chewy, and impossible to replicate..probably because I was hungry from walking up and down the mountains.

    2. The piquillo peppers stuffed with goat cheese, lemon and rosemary at the Ninth Door tapas restaurant in Denver. Orgasmic.
     
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    Lovely...I'd count those as two of my faves as well.:thumb:
     
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    Santilos Pizza Elizabeth NJ
     
  27. Ms. I

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    Crocodile Potatoes

    Toad in the Hole Pizza

    Those are THE BEST eating places at the LA county fair. Unfortunately, they no longer have either since a few years ago. :mad::(
     
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    My granny's fried chicken and mashed potatoes. She seriously put a whole stick of butter in them. :eek:

    Beth
     
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    Are these truly the BEST food you've ever eaten?
     
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    Amongst the previous posts of mine throughout this thread. You must be on edge today...snappy posts today.
     
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    No, just a different palate.
     
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    The BEST THING I have ever eaten was Mom's
    chop suey.(sp?) She made it with lamb.
    Rebel1
     
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    If I were listing the best thing of all times that I've eaten, it would be my grandmother's mahaw jelly roll. If you were asking about food from a restaurant it would be the crab au gratin from a local, hole in the wall sea food place. I don't think its necessary that the food be expensive for it to be good.
     
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    My grandmother's potato salad.

    But my best meal was our anniversary last year at the Melting Pot.

    Their food was amazing. But maybe it was the champagne.
     
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    In a slightly different direction:

    The award for your favorite awful tasting menu item goes to.....

    My grandmother's Pollie's Pudding.

    My grandmother (Pollie) was of Irish roots, via St. John's, Newfoundland. One of her most treasured desserts was Pollie's Pudding.

    It was the kind of fruitcake (nope, not pudding. Fruitcake) that everyone laughs about at Christmas time. It was horrendously awful.

    But at every big celebration, grandma would make one (I don't know why, since no one ever ate the old one. We would take a skinnnny slice, and play with it. But I never saw anyone go back for a second bite.)

    Since it was soaked in rum, she would light it, and the whole thing would be bathed in a blue flame. Yeah, that was before you tried to eat it.

    It tasted awful, but it's one of those memories my siblings and I-- and our cousins for that matter-- treasure.
     
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    They have one of those near us! I've wanted to eat there for a while, but haven't really gotten the nerve to yet.

    One of my favorite restaurants is Tahoe Joe's. Their cheesecake is so thick and creamy. Mmmm.
     
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    Made me laugh, Alice. I totally understand. :haha:
     
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    I'm glad you liked it Terri. I first learned of this place whenI vacationed in Georgia several yrs ago & finally tried it a few yrs later when I was surprised to see one 10 min away from me, so I took the BF there for his b-day one year...yep, $100 for some flavorless bits of meat & a few pieces of bread with cheese. My location didn't last long & closed up fast. On Yelp, the reviews weren't good, including mine.
     
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    I do like the Melting Pot. I have been there for dinner twice and just dessert once. Honestly, I thought there was so much food that it was hard to finish! We were all stuffed. It was fun to cook your own food in the little pots. I definitely want to go again!
     
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    I'm going to add a couple since the last time I posted. In a nearby town there's a Jamaican place that has a very small menu and the most amazing food I have ever tasted in my life! So amazingly delicious, and mostly local food. Yum!

    Also, on my most recent trip to NYC, I ate at this hole in the wall Ethiopian place in the Village, and it was incredible. Just... wow. My mouth is watering thinking about it.

    Alice, one of my grandmothers was a notoriously bad cook, but the other ladies at the church made up for it. Especially at breakfast time. Cheese grits and buttermilk biscuits! Sausage balls! Oh man, I loved when they served breakfast at church! My Granny, on the other hand, couldn't cook anything. She made these BBQ sandwiches and would freeze them months ahead of company coming, then warm them up when they got here. So gross!
     

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