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justsayn Aug 24, 2012 06:57 PM

What was the best item you ate today? Inspire others to try it!


  1. justsayn Aug 24, 2012 06:58 PM

    Rice Krispie square at Cheesewerks was amazing! - from a place I otherwise dislike....

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      BananasFoster Aug 24, 2012 07:17 PM

      Grilled cheese for dinner! I used whole grain bread and extra sharp Tillamook and added caramelized red onions, seared tomato slices, and crunchy cold romaine.

      1. Notorious P.I.G. Aug 24, 2012 07:21 PM

        Futomaki at Taro Sushi. So good.

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          petek Aug 24, 2012 09:09 PM

          The sous chef at work made crispy "shake 'n' bake" style chicken and spinach salad for lunch(Thurs/24th) so good I had about 6 pieces :D

        2. hal2010 Aug 24, 2012 07:22 PM

          Picked up a few items at the new Longos on Laird and I made a salad with fresh black figs, walnuts, sweet cherry tomatoes, Benedictine blue cheese and escarole with a balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing.

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            lovetalkinfood Aug 24, 2012 09:35 PM

            Babel from bakery. A block away. Yummy

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              peppermint pate Aug 24, 2012 09:46 PM

              Soma's take on English Toffee (dark chocolate version). Ridiculous.

              1. foodeditormargaux Aug 25, 2012 03:22 AM

                Lunch in Puglia, Italia is at 14.00 hours, or 2pm ... It is only 12 mid-day here.

                Shellfish cassola, or boulabaisse with crusty bread, Prosecco DOC sparkling white wine and a simple green rocket ( arugula ) salad with Evoo & Modena.

                Our daughters are visiting with the little ones and they shall have hibachi grilled chicken breasts with a BBQ home made salsa and salad.

                We are celebrating the birthday of the younger daughter, belated, as her birhday was the 21st.

                Have great wkend, Margaux.

                1. mrbigshotno.1 Aug 25, 2012 05:36 AM

                  A tree ripened peach from Utah.

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                    Nanzi Aug 25, 2012 07:11 AM

                    I am having right now a slice of 'Meatza'. Pizza with a meat instead of bread crust. One or 2 laices is all you need, very filling and no wheat to give me a belly ache. I made it with tomatoes from our garden, no other sauce, just herbs and cheese. Yuuuuuummmmmy!!

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                      INDIANRIVERFL Aug 25, 2012 07:26 AM

                      A giant 3.5 to 4 pound mango off the tree. Type unknown.

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                        EWSflash Aug 25, 2012 07:33 PM

                        I didb't know here was such a thing as a four-pound mango- but if it existed, I figured it would be in Florida.

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                        MonMauler Aug 25, 2012 12:49 PM

                        Today I have consumed diet coke, water, a fried fish sandwich, fries, coleslaw, three Troeg's Pepetual IPAs and a shot of rum and ginger ale. The beer was clearly the best. The fish was second. Everything else was quite average.

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                          kubasd Aug 25, 2012 12:52 PM

                          I had some of the Troeg's Perpertual IPA last night.... tasty indeed!

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                          Harters Aug 25, 2012 01:11 PM

                          Lindt 70% chocolate.

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                            kgrote Aug 25, 2012 09:57 PM

                            It's almost wrong how ridiculously delicious Lindt truffles are.

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                            escondido123 Aug 25, 2012 01:28 PM

                            One very cold, very ripe Brown Turkey fig.

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                              Fargo Aug 25, 2012 01:37 PM

                              Half a watermelon from the farmstand, sprinkled with cracked pepper

                              1. monavano Aug 25, 2012 01:42 PM

                                Leftover brisket (the coke sauce recipe) with mashed potatoes and mushrooms. I can't stop plopping another spoonful in my little bowl and nuking it.
                                The dogs are going crazy over the taters and sauce too!

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                                  sedimental Aug 25, 2012 01:51 PM

                                  A big dr kracker spread with homemade mayo and sliced roast pork.

                                  1. bagelman01 Aug 25, 2012 01:57 PM

                                    Just finished grilling the dogs' supper and had a nice piece.

                                    Marinated Turkey thigh grilled to perfection, crispy skin, moist meat. I sliced some over a summer green salad, as well as nibbled at the bone with a tall glass of Bordeaux

                                    1. EM23 Aug 25, 2012 02:43 PM

                                      A gorgeous tomato from the farm stand, sprinkled with a little salt. The fresh mozzarella I had with wasn’t bad either.

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                                        magiesmom Aug 25, 2012 02:47 PM

                                        A sandwich of smoked tuna, goat cheese, heirloom tomato, red onion and cucumber on seedy mutigrain bread.

                                        1. chefathome Aug 25, 2012 04:57 PM

                                          Crispy duck skin and potatoes roasted in duck fat. Oh, man....

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                                            angelsmom Aug 25, 2012 05:32 PM

                                            Blackened peas served with roasted chicken

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                                              stv Aug 25, 2012 06:33 PM

                                              #2 - Minced fish stuffed into bitter melon,
                                              #1 - Congee with pork back bones, thousand year old duck eggs, dried oysters with chives.

                                              1. EWSflash Aug 25, 2012 07:35 PM

                                                Sonoran style flat enchiladas de queso that I made last night, but finished too late to eat, so I had some for breakfast with a fired egg on top. It was wonderful.

                                                1. jw615 Aug 25, 2012 09:17 PM

                                                  Baked chicken from the local Amish restaurant.

                                                  I love their chicken something fierce and unhealthy.

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                                                    kgrote Aug 25, 2012 09:58 PM

                                                    guava hard candy - tastes like lime and strawberry. Crazy good.

                                                    1. babette feasts Aug 26, 2012 06:11 PM

                                                      A ripe peach from Wapato, WA.

                                                      1. Bacardi1 Aug 26, 2012 07:02 PM

                                                        My own leftovers from last night's dinner - "Spicy Peanut Noodles with Chicken & Vegetables".

                                                        1. Vetter Aug 26, 2012 07:35 PM

                                                          The batch of homemade tomato jam I made this morning on top of some 7 year old cheddar. The tomato jam is just to die for - the only thing I can and don't give away. This batch's acidity was lemon and a lot of good balsamic vinegar, plus cinnamon, clove, saffron, black pepper, aleppo pepper, and a couple of shots of Knob Creek bourbon.

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                                                            mamachef Nov 8, 2012 11:06 AM

                                                            Gawd, I adore tomato jam on a really good burger.....to die for is right.

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                                                            tzurriz Aug 26, 2012 07:52 PM

                                                            A spoonful of raw chocolate chip cookie dough.

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                                                              chefathome Nov 8, 2012 11:48 AM

                                                              Oh. My. I want some!

                                                            2. globocity Aug 26, 2012 08:33 PM

                                                              My best meal was a homemade dish: Spinach curry with chickpeas and sauteed carrots, kale, and garlic, over brown rice. An $8 bottle of Zinfandel from Whole Foods also accompanied this fantastic dish.

                                                              1. gaffk Aug 26, 2012 08:34 PM

                                                                I'm torn. Friends treated me to dinner at a very nice local reastaurant and I had a perfectly medium filet (and yes, I'm now going to c&p from the web site, my memory a little wine-addled) with Shiitake Reduction Laced with Sake, Green Onions, Sesame Seeds. If the restaurant was not so crowded or if I was in a dark corner I would have licked that sauce off the plate.

                                                                But then, while away from the table for a moment, they ordered desserts and chose for me a chocolate peanut butter truffle. I may dream of that tonight--so rich, and yet so light.

                                                                This may have been the single (dual) best thing(s) I ate this year.

                                                                Most days are much more pedestrian--yesterday it was great hot wings.

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                                                                  ylsf Nov 8, 2012 06:42 AM

                                                                  Water Buffalo Manti at What on the Table - The Stop's fundraiser (actually last night, but, was too tired to post it!). It was by Beast. A one off thing but I hope a restaurant opens in Toronto serving manti. I had it in Montreal too and really enjoyed it there as well.


                                                                  1. fldhkybnva Nov 8, 2012 06:55 AM

                                                                    2 pieces of frozen chocolate chip cookie dough - I always make extra and freeze in bite size portions.

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                                                                      Harters Nov 8, 2012 06:56 AM

                                                                      So far today (it's mid afternoon) - a crumpet topped with quince jam.

                                                                      1. mamachef Nov 8, 2012 11:06 AM

                                                                        So far? Potatoes O' Brien, two over-medium huge eggs from the farmer's market, and a homemade currant scone with marmalade and butter.
                                                                        The Pepsi was pretty good too.....

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                                                                          tzurriz Nov 8, 2012 11:23 AM

                                                                          a bowl of tapioca pudding for breakfast. Okay, really it was two bowls, but who is counting?

                                                                          1. mudcat Nov 8, 2012 02:23 PM

                                                                            Fried Chicken Gizzards at Rockie's, just West of Perry, Fl on 98.

                                                                            1. jmcarthur8 Nov 8, 2012 07:07 PM

                                                                              It's a toss-up between the sweet potato pecan casserole I had at the monthly potluck dinner tonight, or the caramel apple crisp with salted honey roasted peanuts chopped up on top that I took to the potluck.

                                                                              1. Sarah Nov 8, 2012 07:14 PM

                                                                                Well. two things: siew mai and scallop dumpling from Harmony, Mill Valley... wonderful!

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                                                                                  sisterfunkhaus Nov 8, 2012 08:06 PM

                                                                                  I had a bad food day today. I was busy and my lap band was acting up. The best thing I had today was crackers and Havarti cheese. Otherwise I had boring breakfast sandwich and couldn't keep anything down at dinner except red wine. It's too bad because I made an amazing pasta sauce with crushed tomatoes, basil pesto, cream, garlic, and lots of spices. Tomorrow is a new day though. The pasta is packed away for lunch, so it wasn't wasted.

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                                                                                    lusfolgena Nov 8, 2012 08:39 PM

                                                                                    Snack size bag of peanut M & M's

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                                                                                      sisterfunkhaus Nov 9, 2012 09:30 AM

                                                                                      Ham, fontina and apple butter empanada. So amazing.

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                                                                                        Harters Nov 9, 2012 09:40 AM

                                                                                        Venison fillet for dinner at last night's restaurant. Quickly seared and perfectly rare. Not a great shakes of flavour so it was probably farmed Bambi, rather than wild, but absolutely fine.

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                                                                                          cgarner Nov 9, 2012 11:34 AM

                                                                                          Tamales.... they were chicken and they were AWESOME!

                                                                                          1. mbfant Nov 9, 2012 01:48 PM

                                                                                            Zucchini flowers stuffed with buffalo mozzarella and anchovies, dipped in batter, and fried -- at home.

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                                                                                              foodieX2 Nov 9, 2012 02:01 PM

                                                                                              my own fabulous meatloaf, leftover, so in the form of meatloaf sandwich!

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