| Food and Drink Board|| re: Mellow Mushroom opens in Lafayette - bdevill on 7/24/14 at 5:55 am|
[quote]Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers restaurant has opened [/quote]
Prepare to be underwhelmed....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: What's the best tasting chicken breast - bdevill on 7/23/14 at 2:11 pm|
[quote]You can buy organic, free range chicken at Wal-mart[/quote]
[b]You[/b] can. I don't buy groceries from Wal Mart. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: What's the best tasting chicken breast - bdevill on 7/23/14 at 1:44 pm|
I like Sanderson Farms chicken breasts from Albertson's, or the organic, free range chicken you can get at Fresh Market, Whole Foods or a local farmer's market.. forget Wal Mart....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: What's the best tasting chicken breast - bdevill on 7/23/14 at 12:49 pm|
The Mesquite flavored seasoning mix is very good. I use olive oil instead of vegetable oil in the mix and pour the remaining marinade into the pan, after the chicken is browned.
You can also slice an onion and bellpeppers and and throw them in the marinade and add smoked sausage.. Ca c'est bon...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Downtown BR restaurant suggestions. - bdevill on 7/23/14 at 9:46 am|
[quote]Went to tsunami a few weeks ago. First time in about a year. Quality of food and service has gone down significantly[/quote]
I understand Leah Simon sold her interest in Tsunami.. Might explain the drop....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Who is the best living chef? - bdevill on 7/21/14 at 9:48 am|
Right now I'm into Lidia Bastianich and David Chang.
eta: Batali is greatness....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: FDB suggestions,... One meal in NYC... - bdevill on 7/18/14 at 4:42 pm|
Del Posto eta: ^^ WOW^^ :lol:...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: New Ways to Spice up boring dishes? - bdevill on 7/18/14 at 4:37 pm|
Spaghetti is one of the least boring dish there is, imho. To add interest you can make your own pasta (which I've never attempted). You can buy or pick your own fresh Roma tomatoes and using a food mill, make your own tomato sauce. This will change the dimension of your sauce completely.
I like ...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Non traditional chicken salad recipes? - bdevill on 7/17/14 at 3:51 pm|
It's addictive. I like to add a little more peanut butter than the recipe calls for, but you make the sauce on the side and can taste for yourself what you like more or less of before mixing everything together..
[quote]rotisserie chicken [/quote]
never thought ...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Looking for Grilled Salmon Recipe - bdevill on 7/17/14 at 3:43 pm|
I've been wanting to invest in a fish poacher, mainly for poaching salmon. I've poached halibut before and it was incredible. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: What's the worst diet you've ever heard of? - bdevill on 7/17/14 at 2:47 pm|
You seem curiously intrigued by this guy.. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Non traditional chicken salad recipes? - bdevill on 7/17/14 at 2:28 pm|
Barefoot Contessa's Chinese Chicken Salad
4 split chicken breasts (bone-in, skin-on)
Good olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 pound asparagus, ends removed, and cut in thirds diagonally
1 red bell pepper, cored and seeded
2 scallions (white and green parts), sli...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Looking for Grilled Salmon Recipe - bdevill on 7/17/14 at 1:29 pm|
Wild (not farm raised) salmon. Salmon is healthy, flavorful, moist and delicious, to goop it up with a ton of sauce or overcook it, till it has the texture of catfood is a waste.
Less is more.. Season with salt and black pepper and you're good to go. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: What exactly is the French cuisine? - bdevill on 7/15/14 at 3:01 pm|
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Best cheese you have eaten lately - bdevill on 7/14/14 at 8:57 am|
Burrata in a salad with Arugula, olives and cherry tomatoes.. Olive oil and champagne vinegarette dressing....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: What to do with basil? - bdevill on 7/2/14 at 8:57 am|
Make a stack with basil leaves.. about 10-12
and slice thinly.
slice and de-seed about 6 cooked and peeled tomatoes and pat em dry on paper towel.
thinly slice 2-3 cloves of garlic.
combine ingredients in a bowl with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil.
salt and black pepper to taste.
| Food and Drink Board|| re: When did the extreme pita on Essen close? - bdevill on 6/18/14 at 7:52 am|
Hope you're right.. I like them...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Lafayette Getting a Mellow Mushroom - bdevill on 6/9/14 at 2:37 pm|
I don't see Mellow Mushroom making it in the long term. MM pizza is hit or miss and when it's a miss, it's terrible. Too many good pizza places with market loyalty, continually failing location and beer that's available at Philippe's or Marcello's.
If Mellow Mushroom was serious about Lafayette...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Shipping Boudin - bdevill on 6/9/14 at 8:48 am|
For boudin, I'd ship T-Boy's. They're the best links in the state.
I ship gumbo, sausage, etc. out of state and I double pack in freezer bags, buy dry ice, and overnight using fedex. It's very expensive.. May cost yo...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Well Traveled Food People, NYC Food Ideas Welcomed Here - bdevill on 5/13/14 at 8:54 am|
I just got back from NYC and spent some time (basically the better part of 2 days) in Mario Batali's "Eataly" on 24th and Broadway.
The pizza is among the best I've had in New York or anywhere else.. Great cheese selections, breads, pasta, meats.. Just incredible. I also enjoyed browsing their...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Help! Need a bland soup recipe - bdevill on 5/8/14 at 11:11 am|
•1 tablespoon butter
•1 small onion, chopped
•1 tablespoon all purpose flour
•2 14 1/2-ounce cans chicken broth
•1 pound asparagus, tough ends discarded, cut into 1-inch pieces
•1 teaspoon dried summer savory
•Sour cream or plain yogurt (optional)
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Rouse's in Baton Rouge - bdevill on 5/6/14 at 9:25 am|
I like the prepared foods at Rouse's in Lafayette better than the hot food bar at Whole Foods in Baton Rouge. I find a maximum of a third of the hot bar items edible at WF.
Also, the quality of the produce I've found to be very good, especially the shrooms.
If nothing more, Rouse's will provi...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Restaurant Recommendations - Lafayette - bdevill on 5/5/14 at 4:03 pm|
Don's Seafood Hut on Johnston St. if you like crawfish and seafood. Crawfish bisque is excellent....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: What were the best restaurants that are now closed? - bdevill on 4/9/14 at 2:12 pm|
La Riviera in Lake Vista, Metairie.. Had the best lobster ravioli. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Best Smoked Sausage to Go with Red Beans & Rice? (Update in OP) - bdevill on 2/12/14 at 3:07 pm|
[quote]ham hocks everytime and i still dont put sausage in my redbeans[/quote]
Families have different methods.. Just a matter of taste....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Best Smoked Sausage to Go with Red Beans & Rice? (Update in OP) - bdevill on 2/12/14 at 10:40 am|
Teet's in Ville Platte has great smoked products.. If you're in the VP area, I suggest Paul Fontenot's grocery for smoked meats.. Ham hocks and smoked sausage are some of the best I've tried. Cracklins are off the chain.....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Best restaurant in BR or Nola - bdevill on 1/17/14 at 5:27 pm|
[quote]Beyonce just had her mom's b-day there it's good too[/quote]
I'm sure Beyonce's mother is a lovely person.
I'll stop there....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Baked Potatoes - bdevill on 1/17/14 at 5:23 pm|
[quote]I like a good crispy skin and fluffy on the inside. [/quote]
I like the crispy skin too.. I leave them unwrapped and bake at 425 for almost an hour, til they pierce through easily with a fork.
This is a recipe for Twice Baked Potatoes.. alot of times seafood restaurants serve these.. Th...
| Food and Drink Board|| Baked Potatoes - bdevill on 1/17/14 at 12:56 pm|
A hot baked potato with a crispy skin is great as a side to a mouth watering steak, hamburger or can stand alone on its own. I think Port of Call has a great potato but I'm not crazy about the fake bacon bits..
What makes a great baked potato and who serves the best?...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: America's 100 Best Beer Bars....A Pub makes the list... - bdevill on 1/15/14 at 4:05 pm|
[quote]15 days into the year and the top bars for 2014 have already been decided.[/quote]