Discussion in 'General Forum' started by Timmiluvs, Mar 6, 2016.
This was good.
fuck i want that. what's in the sauce?
It’s a pan sauce with shallots, brandy, beef stock, dijon, and heavy cream. The steaks were crusted on one side with coarsley ground peppercorns.
Staying at Harrah's in Atlantic City tomorrow and looking for a good food rec. Anyone have any recs?
Uh, yes, absolutely, haha.
Steak - Bobby Flay Steak (Blackened prime rib, surf & turf skewers [these especially], lobster-crab cakes are all fantastic)
Seafood - Dock's Oyster House (go for happy hour, as soon as they open... there will probably be a line out front. Interior is incredible, someone is typically playing the piano, martinis are fantastic and the seafood is as fresh as it gets)
Cocktails/Appetizers/Lunch - The Continental (Pier at Caesar's... get the tuna tartare potato skins as they are really f*cking good, but the french onion soup dumplings are good too. Try one of their cocktails. I really like the Mexico City Mule.)
Lunch/Late night food/If you're on the boardwalk - Bill's Souvlaki (get the gyro!! the best I've had)
Buddakan is also a great choice for dinner.
Gordon Ramsay's Pub is really, really hit or miss, so I would probably avoid it for dinner.
Should have known you'd have awesome recs!
Unfortunately I'm missing regular happy hour tomorrow, won't be there til around 7. Glad you mentioned avoiding Ramsay's - was thinking about it.
Dock's sounds amazing, if its not insane might have to check that out. I'm going to look into Buddakan as well.
My wife wants to hit some of the outlets on Friday but sounds like I'm dragging her to the boardwalk. I NEED that gyro.
Dock's is still worth checking out, but there might be a wait. If there's just two of you, you should be able to squeeze into the bar, which I actually prefer over sitting at a table.
Let me know what you do!
By the way, I'm headed to Dogfish Head for lunch tomorrow! It's time for our annual weekend in Bethany Beach/Rehoboth. We might go to Chesapeake and Maine our last day, but I'm not certain.
Just looked at their menu and it looks amazing. I will try my best to get over there depending on where the night takes us haha.
Ahh that's awesome! If you have the time and are looking for a good beer check out Big Oyster. Not too far from the main strip where Dogfish is. They've got some great happy hours specials - great for the wallet and getting a buzz
one last thing--if you like crab cocktails, get the one at dock's. (and a martini with blue cheese olives haha)
I'll be sure to keep Big Oyster in mind. We might want to grab an extra beer after our lunch at Dogfish Head or maybe on Saturday. Anywhere that sells seafood (and beer) is up my ally.
Sounds amazing. And yeah man if you have the time after lunch tomorrow, it's worth checking out. Have fun!
@SEANoftheDEAD how was AC?
Had a blast. Wasn't able to try any of dinner spots you recommended, ran late and got there at 8 so had to settle for burgers and happy hour specials haha. Did snag a gyro at Bill's the next day for lunch though. Was amazing! Already thinking about next time I'm going so I can get another lol.
How was your trip?
Finally figured out a sauce I like for my Asian condiment obsession...I marinated some shrimp in Soy, Sesame oil and cornstarch and deep fried em in oil. Tossed em in the following sauce combo that I've been working on for a while.
I don't typically measure, but here's my best estimate:
Equal parts Rice Vinegar and Soy
tbsp of Hoisin Sauce (like a Chinese BBQ sauce, I used the garlic one)
Chicken Broth - couple tbsp
Chili Sauce - as much as you want
Sugar - tbsp
Corn Starch - half tbsp. just as a thickener
I threw a couple dried red chiles in the sauce as it cooked as well as garlic and ginger. Turned out perfect.
We had a great time. Dogfish Head was amazing. Had a pulled pork sandwich and a "Covered in Nuggs" on draft. I had part of a beer I've never heard of before, but the keg kicked, and now I can't remember the name. We went to Henlopen City Oyster House for dinner the one day and it was incredible, as always. Had some Virginia Salts & Kumamotos, old bay steamed shrimp, steamed clams with spicy garlic butter, and an absurd amount of fried clam strips. Martinis with blue cheese olives too. Then we went up the street to the Blue Hen, which I had been to once before and really enjoyed it, but this time... it just wasn't very good. We had deviled eggs with curry & lobster, they were dry and the lobster seemed old. We also had a charcuterie plate with Iberico and a semi-soft French cheese, but those weren't very impressive either. The cider they had on draft wasn't very good. We also checked out 45th street Taphouse in Ocean City, but wouldn't go out of our way to go back there. Rehoboth, Bethany Beach, etc. are all so much nicer than the Maryland beaches, we considered staying in Ocean City for something different this year, but I'm really glad we didn't.
I'm glad you really enjoyed Bill's! The place is a total dive, but the gyros are so good.
Sounds like a great trip! One thing I love about Dogfish is all of the pub exclusive beers they have. So many fantastic ones - but I always forget their names too haha. I really really really need to try the Oyster House. Sounds like seafood heaven. Funny you mention 45th street taphouse. My parents own a condo in OC on 47th street. I've eaten at the taphouse once, but its nothing special. But I do go over there to the outside tiki bar they have for happy hour drinks in the summer which is awesome. Definitely agree that DE beaches are waaay better than OC though. I feel like though all beaches cater towards tourists, OC feels like that's all they cater towards. Plus the food scene in the DE beaches absolutely kills OCs.
Ocean City reminded me of the Jersey Shore and not in a good way haha. Rehoboth has some of that, but its food and beer scene is so good that I can look past all the Candy Kitchens and t-shirt shops.
You should use Untappd and check-in all those beers!
I know. I am so bad about that haha. I really should use untappd. Is there an untappd for liquor or wine? That might be more up my ally.
I forget to use untappd all the time. I don't know about liquor but my wife has some app on her phone for wine that she occasionally uses.
we're all snowed in thru the week so might as well make some homemade pho. they didn't have oxtail for stock so i had to make do with just regular beef bones. there's brisket and short rib hiding in there but it's pretty good! 2nd time making it, and it's definitely better than the first. next time, i gotta add more beef bones and cloves
got a subscription to NYT cooking, very very excited to start trying some of the recipes!
I could never justify the $40, but $20 seemed doable so I went in on it with a friend. After browsing around for awhile I feel like I shoulda just plopped down the $40 a long time ago haha.
I pay month to month so it’s not that bad, but they have some great recipes and the comments/reviews are actually intelligent and constructive
My long awaited oven turned out to be defective lol