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Old 12-04-2018, 04:49 PM
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In the spirit of the Food Network show with the same name, what's the best thing you ever ate? Include where if you remember. No derails about how to cook something, cook it better, who does the dish better, etc. This is simply your answer as to what's the best thing you ever ate.

My wife and I love calamari and order it at every restaurant we go to if it's on the menu. We have eaten it from one side of this country to the other. By far, the best was at a restaurant in downtown Seattle near the water front, I just can't remember the name of it, but it was fantastic.
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Old 12-04-2018, 04:54 PM
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That's hard to answer. We usually qualify this with what was the best steak, cheeseburger, dessert, etc.?

Based on your question, I would have to say my mom's home made noodles with beef (like brisket) that she made for holiday meals.
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Dry aged Kansas City strip at Prime 47 in Indianapolis for the best steak I've eaten.

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A lot of close calls but after careful thought I think it was the street vendor selling paella in Moliets Plage on the Atlantic coast of France near the border with Spain.

Stateside it is a dish that you can find a recipe to but the restaurant is long gone. Marconi's Lobster Cardinale.
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Maybe my first stone crab

Mind blown..
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I was 17 and always loved seafood...working in Ybor City outside of Tampa I had a crabcake from a street vendor. It just came out of the fryer 10 minutes ahead...as the store I was working in was the first stop on his route...

My first taste of Crystal hot sauce as well. It came with a lemon slice. The dough is made from stale Cuban bread.......and there was more blue crab meat in it than any others I have ever eaten..

Since that was over fifty years ago and I still remember the experience, that has to be pretty memorable..
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Toss up.
Summer 1983 working in Poydras, La. Went to Rocky and Carlos’ to eat lunch but ended up drinking Schitz on draft.
A few years later, had a great dinner including raw oysters and Shrimp Newburg at Mike Anderson’s in Baton Rouge
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There was this cute redhead...

Oops. Misunderstood your question!
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I was 17 and always loved seafood...working in Ybor City outside of Tampa I had a crabcake from a street vendor. It just came out of the fryer 10 minutes ahead...as the store I was working in was the first stop on his route...

My first taste of Crystal hot sauce as well. It came with a lemon slice. The dough is made from stale Cuban bread.......and there was more blue crab meat in it than any others I have ever eaten..

Since that was over fifty years ago and I still remember the experience, that has to be pretty memorable..
Rick, you ever find your way to my area let me know and I will hook you up with a true MD crabcake that will blow your mind.
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Stuffed fried avocado @ a Mexican restaurant in Corpus Cristi TX.
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Originally Posted by triumphrick View Post
I was 17 and always loved seafood...working in Ybor City outside of Tampa I had a crabcake from a street vendor. It just came out of the fryer 10 minutes ahead...as the store I was working in was the first stop on his route...

My first taste of Crystal hot sauce as well. It came with a lemon slice. The dough is made from stale Cuban bread.......and there was more blue crab meat in it than any others I have ever eaten..

Since that was over fifty years ago and I still remember the experience, that has to be pretty memorable..
Are you sure that wasn't a "Deviled Crab" and not a crab cake?
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Foie Gras...not for everyone but truly a game breaker.
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Back in the 50s I would go to Churchill Downs with my Dad and afterwards we would go to a place in Louisville called Leos Hideaway. As a 10 year old I had my first taste of Lobster, a 15 to 18 inch one, it was unbelievable. I have never had Lobster since the can compare to Leos Hideaway. The last ten years of my work life I had the fortune to work for a company that insisted on eating good. The owner of the company called me into his office once and said he was going over my expense account and he said that I wasn't eating good enough. He said if you didn't eat good you couldn't do a good job. Turning in a expense sheet with a dinner for $200 wasn't even blinked at.
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Stone crabs at Joe's in Miami. Probably the only place that I think justifies the ridiculous cost. But, you just can't duplicate the experience at home.
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Pics of Wife eating calamari...oh...and pics of redhead too!
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Foie Gras...not for everyone but truly a game breaker.
I was about to post a steak at a particular steakhouse but then you reminded me of this. It was at an eclectic French restaurant in providence RI.
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Foie Gras...not for everyone but truly a game breaker.
I love it in mousse form, but never been a fan of whole seared.
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Are you sure that wasn't a "Deviled Crab" and not a crab cake?

love those things! Brocatos is my fav
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The Sidetown pie at Deluca’s Pizzeria Napoletana in Hot Springs, Arkansas. It has Buffalo mozzarella, Parmesana reggiano,
added Boars head pepperoni, prosciutto di Parma, and spicy sopresatta on a thin crust cooked in a brick oven. No other pizza can compare. If you go there, call way ahead and make a reservation bc they are extremely busy and only make a certain amount of pizza pies a day.
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Old 12-09-2018, 09:24 AM
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Lottie Buckner's coconut cream pie. She was a dessert cook at a Nashville elementary school, and from time to time she'd make the pie for my father grating the fresh coconut by hand. Everything she cooked was just better than any other cook.

Otherwise, I just love King Crab Legs dipped in lemon butter.
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