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Giovanni’s Deli ~ Sea Isle NJ

East Coast, Sandwiches By July 10, 2020 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

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The Vitals:
the spot: Giovanni’s Deli 4309 Landis Ave Sea Isle City, NJ 08243
the eats: Sopresatta Special, build your own combo(the Ali)
the bucks: $8-$12
the full nelson: my fav Italian American deli on the South Jersey Shore

I’ve been coming to Giovanni’s Deli for the last 5 summers, pretty much every time I’m down at the Jersey Shore. I have my in-laws, who hail from the Philly area, to thank for making me a Giovanni’s Deli regular. This is a deli that just feels like home. A home away from home built on cured meats and killer hoagie rolls. Now let’s talk about what you need to order . . .

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Three Fold Noodle ~ Little Rock AR

Asian, The South By July 7, 2020 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

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The Vitals:
the spot: Three Fold Noodle and Dumpling Co 611 S. Main St. Little Rock AR 72201(one of two locations)
the eats: The Half and Half – Dumplings + Noodles
the bucks: $10
the full nelson: legit dumplings in a slick setting that makes you respect the Little Rock food scene

Three Fold Noodle and Dumpling Co is the kind of place you want to have in your neighborhood. I’ve been to Little Rock once before, over 20 years ago and me thinks the food scene has changed a lot. Slick atmosphere, authentic Chinese fare and affordable prices make a statement in any city and that’s what makes Three Fold Noodle a total gem. Now let’s talk about what you need to order . . .

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Tri Tip Roast: Bang for your STEAK Buck

Barbecue, Recipe By July 3, 2020 Tags: , , , No Comments

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Tri Tip Roast

Tri Tip Roast is a flat out flavorful and affordable cut of beef that takes to the grill like beer at a baseball game. This cut is commonly found in California but don’t be surprised to find them at your local butcher shops and Costcos. I have been on a big Tri Tip kick as of late and if you are looking for some Bang for your Steak Buck for this 4th of July, look no further.

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Chimichurri recipe: the best bbq sauce ever

Recipe By June 30, 2020 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

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Chimichurri recipe: the last word on BBQ sauce

I wish Argentina was a little closer. Their style of barbecue, asado, has long been the blueprint of many backyard bbqs at Casa Khan. For years I relied on the food processor and red wine vinegar for my benchmark chimichurri recipe. Then one fine day I found myself without red wine vinegar and too lazy to pull out the food processor. I turned to plain old white vinegar and my chef’s knife. The result was a more balanced chimichurri recipe with better texture.

I realize comparing American BBQ sauce to chimichurri is apples to oranges but man do I reach for it so much more often when it comes to my grilling adventures. The next time you are cooking up steak and sausages, try this recipe out. Maybe even for 4th of since it’s around the corner

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The Butter Chicken Recipe

Indian, Recipe By June 28, 2020 Tags: , , , , No Comments

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The Butter Chicken Recipe

This is it. The reason I tell people to buy an Instant Pot: the butter chicken recipe from famed Instant Pot Food Blogger Urvashi Pitre who literally is called “the butter chicken lady”. The first time I tried this I told my wife we aren’t ordering Indian takeout anymore.

Yeah, this is a good one . . .

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Birria de Res Tacos: La Tunita 512 ~ Austin TX

Austin, Tacos/ Mexican By June 23, 2020 Tags: , , , No Comments

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The Vitals:
the spot: La Tunita 512 2400 Burleson road Austin TX 78741
the eats: Birria de Res tacos
the bucks: $2 a taco, $3 for the consommé with meat, $3 for the queso taco. plan on $10 a person
the full nelson: a signature taco trend lands in Austin

With a belly full of braised short rib tacos I present to you perhaps the most important taco trend hitting the US: Birria de Res Tacos. If you caught my post last year about Birrieria Gonzalez in Los Angeles, you caught wind that the Tijuana method of cooking beef in an earthen oven, cooked till falling part, and served with an intense earthy chilé studded broth had been sweeping the city. Well now it’s here in Austin TX. And it’s done with . . . brisket.

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