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SkullCow Oct 3, 2012 04:38 PM

What's everyone's favorite dish in town either featuring or containing corn? Anything goes: apps, sides, entrees, desserts, drinks... My sister just released a book called "I Love Corn" and will be visiting for ACL, I want to take her somewhere new to try some "corny" food. The more unique/unusual/creative the better, and preferably nothing north of downtown (I live south by Stassney). Thanks hounds!

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    chrisdds98 Oct 3, 2012 05:11 PM

    sweet corn sorbet at uchiko is great

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      hlk Oct 3, 2012 07:01 PM

      Seconded. It's corn sorbet, polenta custard, caramel salt, lemon gelee, and cornmeal "soil" (and I think sometimes popcorn on top?) and it's absolutely fantastic.

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        SkullCow Oct 3, 2012 08:32 PM

        Good suggestion, we've been to Uchi a bunch, not yet to Uchiko.

    2. sweet100s Oct 4, 2012 02:44 AM

      Corn chowder at Cover 2, and the new "mexican corn" side at Torchy's Tacos.

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        JoshATX Oct 14, 2012 06:50 PM

        +1 to the street corn side at Torchy's

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        jwynne2000 Oct 4, 2012 04:24 AM

        Cream corn at Bangers. It's more like corn with cream, but it is delicious.

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          SkullCow Oct 4, 2012 11:58 AM

          Good to know, I was thinking of checking out their free comedy next Wednesday already

        2. Alan Sudo Oct 4, 2012 02:52 PM

          You can always grab a frito pie or some tamales (I love the huge Tamal Valluno at Casa Columbia). A little more adventurous is the Frijol Con Seco served at the Peruvian restaurant La Chaparrita in the Highland Mall food court. Basically it's beef cooked in a fermented corn beer called Chicha de Jora and served with rice.

          Weekend breakfast at Hoover's Cooking on Manor road has a couple of excellent choices. Try the chicken and cakes dish with fried chicken and 2 hoe cakes or my favorite, the rich and savory grits covered in shrimp etouffee.

          1. slowcoooked Oct 5, 2012 07:18 AM

            Am I the only one that thinks Rudy's creamed corn is crack on steroids?

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              tom in austin Oct 6, 2012 04:08 PM

              I prefer Opie's variant, "spicy corn", which is a creamed corn with diced jalapeños.

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                shalom9 Oct 9, 2012 04:18 PM

                No, you aren't, I could inhale a whole pint of that stuff ;)

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                  TroyTempest Oct 18, 2012 07:13 PM

                  my kiddo is right there with you, and i like it too, just not as much

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                    foodiegal71 Oct 25, 2012 09:08 AM

                    Nope, next to Uchiko's Sweet Corn dessert, it's my favorite corn in the world. I am both high-brow and low :)

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                    singlemalt Oct 5, 2012 01:27 PM

                    La Condessa's "street corn on the cob"'

                    Hudson's corn pudding or whatever.

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