I have yet to try the actual restaurant, but man was I loving Graham Eliot, Lolla style. I went to get the famous Lobster Corn dog at the three day fest, not once, but twice this weekend at the Grahamwich stand. Delicious corn meal casing over a generous filling of succulent lobster meat….they basically stuffed a lobster tail inside. Not bad for $9…yes for a corn dog. YUM!
There’s deep-fried oreos, twinkies, even chocolate-covered bacon…and now…deep-fried Kool-Aid!
This is the latest county fair concoction hitting the South and it’s not long before it makes its way over here. To tell you the truth, it makes me a bit queasy. How is it made? You mix the Kool-Aid powder with a little bit of flour and water, throw it into the fryer and voila…your own kool-aid donut hole. Yum – O. Is there anything that people won’t deep-fry? Let’s not answer that!
So a few weeks ago, I took a short trip to Seattle, WA (not Oregon). Not kidding, every very single meal I had there was a 9-10. We had fresh seafood, Italian, American, even BBQ. Seattle chefs are just dedicated to their craft to the max and you can really feel the love they put into their cooking. Even the late night drunken hot dog trip was delicious.
There’s not much to say except as far as experience, I had the most fun at The Crab Pot which has been featured on Man vs. Food. Located right off the beautiful pier, the Crab Pot can be a bit gimmicky in some respects. You get the big corny bib along with a wooden mallet to pound the crab legs until it transforms the meat inside into a big clump of mushy seafood. We ordered three types of crab legs, King, Dungeness and Snow. They dump the legs onto the table directly along with some mussels, clams, shrimp, andouille sausages, corn and delicious red potatoes all sprinkled with their special peppery and cayanne tasting spice. It’s seafood eating at its most fun! I can’t say the actual food was 5-star, but the experience definitely makes it one of the most fun I’ve had eating at a restaurant!
Seattle = Awesome foodie city!
Before pic…ready for seafood feast!
After pic…..full and bloated…but satisfied!
Delicious Sea Scallops at Blue Acre Seafood
Whole Rainbow Trout, perfectly seasoned and cooked
Super fresh seafood at Pike Place Market
Hey all! Apologize for the lack of updates, I haven’t been out to a new restaurant in awhile! No excuses though! This coming weekend is looking to be a busy one, so expect a new post soon I promise! In the meantime, here’s a pic of some Taco Bell to hold you over!
Anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock these days has watched at least one episode of Man Vs. Food. You know, the big guy who goes all around the country testing his might (and gut) taking on the most extreme food challenges.
The episode featuring Chicago put Wrigleyville’s Lucky’s on the foodie map. It’s there where Adam, the host, chowed down on Lucky’s infamous overstuffed sandwiches with fries and coleslaw INSIDE the sandwich. Eat three of these and you get…well I’m not sure what you get…a t-shirt?…indigestion?
City’s Best gives us the lowdown on a few other places where you can find Chicago’s most “daunting food challenges”. Bacon bomb? Yes please.
It’s hopefully something none of us every have to think about but what would your ideal last meal be if you happen to find yourself on death row or something?
Mine would be a mix of Harold’s fried chicken with salty crinkly fries, a double baked potato topped with a lot of bacon with a jumbo lobster tail on the side!
Here’s what some celebrity chefs had to say…so what would your last meal be???