View Full Version : Absolute Best Thing You Have Ever Eaten!?

10-20-2010, 22:22
OK, I think the best thing I have ever eaten was a pretty good Ceasar salad with carmelized salmon on it.

(Can we get a drool smilie?)

10-20-2010, 22:35
I've eaten a lot of things I am not proud of. But some of the oddest things give me pleasure. Recently it was a white clam pizza with oregano and garlic. I said white pizza. No red sauce, couple of cheeses and fresh clams.

My all time favorite for ever in this world is minced crawfish and cheese grits.

It is a spin off from Key West grits and grunts I suspect. Although minced crawfish has always been a mainstay.

Lobster tails are "minced" in a tiny dice. Sauté with onions until all is caramelized. Mix with grits and it is to die for.

I can't believe JB has not written a song.

10-20-2010, 22:46
Easy. Steak dinner at Mastros in Scottsdale.

10-20-2010, 23:16

I posted: "I've eaten a lot of things I am not proud of..."

and that's the best you have?

I'm out of here

10-20-2010, 23:29
do you REALLY want to know??????

10-21-2010, 01:53
The best...

Appetizer: A sampler platter from a restaurant in Charleston SC (2-Bys I think - it's been a while) Soo hot you can barely stand it but sooooo god you go back for more and ask for more tea.

Soup: It's a tie; The Tomato Bisque at a place called Red Beans in good 'ole Wichita and Culllen Skink (a potato and smoked haddock soup) in a pub in Melrose Scotland.

Lasagna: My wife's

10-21-2010, 02:50
Favorite Burger, though I actually regard burgers in different categories (restaurant, burger joint, steak house, dive, etc).

I've had this with Elk and Kobe, both exceptional and bar none the most delicious burger (if this feast can actually be considered a burger) I've ever had. Oooooh, and I'll be just over an hour from the place this weekend as I'm heading up the North Shore... I may have to extend the drive!

Crooked Spoon - Grand Marais MN

Char grilled half pound American Kobe beef burger served on a toasted ciabatta roll with apple wood smoked bacon, melted gruyere cheese, red onions, leaf lettuce and thick sliced tomatoes.


10-21-2010, 04:12
let you know after today

10-21-2010, 04:35
Best Burger...haven't found it yet.

Best Steak dinner: Doc's Steak House. 12oz ribeye, charbroiled, garlic salad, baked potato...I'm now drooling, I know where I going tomorrow night!

10-21-2010, 08:44
let you know after today

TMI Judy, TMI.

10-21-2010, 08:46
Turtle & shark fin soup, with a side a whale blubber.

10-21-2010, 09:45
Fried Ipswich Clams

10-21-2010, 10:11
I've eaten a lot of things I am not proud of. But some of the oddest things give me pleasure. Recently it was a white clam pizza with oregano and garlic. I said white pizza. No red sauce, couple of cheeses and fresh clams.

My all time favorite for ever in this world is minced crawfish and cheese grits.

It is a spin off from Key West grits and grunts I suspect. Although minced crawfish has always been a mainstay.

Lobster tails are "minced" in a tiny dice. Sauté with onions until all is caramelized. Mix with grits and it is to die for.

I can't believe JB has not written a song.

Hey Split...how's that song go...at 2 I went home with a 10, and woke up at 10 with a 2. :smilie39:

Speaking of seafood/grits dishes, one of my favorites is Shrimp Charleston from a local restuarant. It's a scoop of specially seasoned grits, topped with a delicious sauce, and served with 8 grilled, seasoned shrimp. Man, it's not even lunch yet, and I'm starving now. Who started this stupid thread anyways? :smiley36:

10-21-2010, 10:43
Sushi obsessed. There are lots of good sushi bars around here, my favorite keeps changing.

10-21-2010, 11:07
Best Burger, by far, was at nopa (http://www.nopasf.com) especially when paired with a local red pinot noir.

Best seafood dish was at Dante’s Kitchen (http://danteskitchen.com) in New Orleans. It was these huge scallops seared and served in a smokey maple sauce with duck cracklin.

10-21-2010, 11:12
Well, everyone finally got to me...had to go out and grab me a cheeseburger for an early lunch. I'm sitting here woofing it down like I haven't eaten in two days. :smiley30:

10-21-2010, 11:18
TMI Judy, TMI.

finally, figured it would be you lulu-hahahaha

10-21-2010, 11:37
For a few years I traveled all over the US and here are some categorized picks as I cannot pick just one best meal:

Best steak was probably at Linecamp Steakhouse just outside of Granbury TX. If you are headed out that way, I recommend doing the Fossil Rim behind the scenes tour as well. Amongst the amazing things we did that day (aside from eating a great steak), petting a cheetah and white rhino tops the list.

Best burger overall for me is Vortex in Atlanta, widely available eat in would be Five Guys, widely available drive up fast food is Sonic.

Best pizza... that is an extremely complicated pick. For cheap good consistent pizza, Riverside here in GA is my favorite. $6 gets you a good pep or cheese and $8.50 gets you a Cameron special. Carryout only and they never disappoint. Best unique pizza has to be Spumonis in Brooklyn... wow what a great square pizza. Sorry Chicago I don't consider a casserole a pizza. Best pizza ever... Di Fara in NY. Hands down a great pizza but that was several years ago.

Best frozen treat... Ted Drewes Concretes in St Louis.

10-21-2010, 12:44
Frankly, the best things I've ever eaten always seem to be after a long day of diving. Especially in the keys. I think it has more to do with being really hungry vrs the food being top notch. Shrimp & cheese grits come to mind. Also, there is a place in Marathon that serves a grilled lobster rueben on sourdough bread that is fantastic. The restaurant is called Key Fisheries (http://www.keysfisheries.com/restaurant.html).

But it's hard to beat a really good bone in ribeye that you cook yourself.

10-21-2010, 16:11
Best Pizza - Tie - Vito and Nicks and Aurelio's in Chicago, both thin crust pizza, deep dish sucks!

Best Steak - Gibson's in Chicago

Best Mexican food - Mi Casa in Cabo San Lucas, maybe the best restaurant of any kind I've ever been in? Everything is home made and top shelf. I'm a big fan of Guido's in Cozumel too for an Italian/Mexican mix.

01-31-2011, 20:08
Balut in the Philippines

02-21-2011, 12:55
Fried abolone sandwhich at Catalina Island pier. After a dive at The casino (theatre), I went over to Avalon pier and had a abolone sandwhich at the pier restuarant. Outasite!
It's either that, or my wife's broiled lobster diner! yummmy!
I've also had a good lobster din din at John Mansur's fish house at Dana Point Harbor,Calif. Fish and Chips at Oceanside Harbor,Calif. will fill the bill also.Another good spot is Harbor Fish South at Carlsbad State Beach in Carlsbad,Calif. Good God-Does it get any better? I need to try out Heaven and then make a determination....God I love seafood! yummy! Anchorboy46

Zeagle Eagle
02-21-2011, 22:38
My best meal was giant tri dachna clam, sashimi style at the hotel restaurant I was stying at in Palau. Second favorite was a giant clam plucked right from the water in Phonpei, Federated States of Micronesia by my dive guide. We ate it on the spot while waist deep in water standing on the flats watching an amazing sunset while taking a break from snorkeling the Manta channel.

Zeagle Eagle
02-21-2011, 22:45
:smiley21: accompanied by projectile vomitus.

02-22-2011, 00:14
christmas dinner at mom's. RIP

02-26-2011, 18:13
I love food so I can't really say just one thing, but different categorize are easier:

Italian: anything @Trattoria Marcella St. Louis, MO
Seafood: Scallop Po Boy @Boulevard Diner Mt. Pleasant, SC
Steak: Black and Blue Filet @Liberty Taproom Columbia, SC ...or...Ribeye @ Carolina's in Charleston, SC
Burger: Brew [email protected] Morgan Street Brewery St. Louis, MO
BBQ: either Shealy's BBQ Leesville, SC or Pappy's Smokehouse St. Louis, MO
Sushi: Sushi Ai Maryland Heights, MO
Chicken Wings: Rockaways Columbia,SC along with some Pimento Cheese Fries (former President Bush agrees)
Fast Food: Zaxby's or Chickfila

As you can see, I cannot pick a one favorite. (As well as I have lived in St. Louis, Charleston, and Columbia) haha

02-28-2011, 10:27
my great chicken italitan sausage backed alfredo with penne pasta.

I love some shrimp and scallop scampi as well
Best I do not know, best seafood was the grouper meal at the restaurant by the Marriott in key largo, the one with the second level restaurant on the water

03-03-2011, 07:51
Wow- this is really difficult. I guess I would have to gauge this by what I remember, as in I remember exactly what it tastes like....
stewed lobster from Vivienne's kitchen in Grand Cayman....roasted bone marrow at Watershed in Chiacago, and fusilli with braised octopus at Marea in NYC

03-03-2011, 08:36
Cool, fresh honey dew mellon, after a two tank dive and waking from a nap in the sun on deck in 90o degrees off Cyprus. It is a memory that has stayed with me for 45 yrs.

03-05-2011, 13:04
Its a tie between live raw trout after two days in the woods or a special(no, not like special brownies.) taco.

03-05-2011, 13:30
Man it's to tough to pick out the best ever but a few of the most memorable in no particular order

Fresh Red Snapper in Mexico City
Kobe Beef in Nagano, Japan
Rack of Lamb in Christchurch, NZ (wonder if the restaurant is still there after earthquake)
Roast Duck at my parents restaurant in New Milford, CT when growing up.

06-13-2011, 18:31
some of the best food i have ever eaten was at a place called the quarter house in Biloxi, Mississipi. everythign was great, will ahve to try out the vortex in atlanta!

06-13-2011, 19:34
wow how did I miss this thread??
best burger....whataburger in Texas
fabulous gumbo at hobo jack (i think that's right) in key largo
BangBang chicken in Pittsburgh
hand cranked fresh peach ice cream in Alabama at my Mama Lala's home... sigh now I'm hungry and I already ate supper....

06-13-2011, 22:51
She sang...Mama Lala's..Mama Lala's ice cream is cool.....

Seriuosly...didn't get any love for the Queen Killer, she's dynamite like a laser beam...

Don't expect any for this....:smiley13:

06-14-2011, 20:11
oh how I have missed your warp!!!

06-15-2011, 02:02
oh how I have missed your warp!!!

First star to the right, and straight on 'til morning...Engage, Mr. Crusher.

Get ya there ever' time.

06-15-2011, 02:05
Mama Lama...Hmmm...

Why does that sound familiar...?

The Llama Song | Flash Videos (http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/llama)

06-15-2011, 03:27
I had a sampler at a restaraunt in Charlseton, SC many years ago, T-By's I think, OMG that was the best appetizers I ever had. Hotter n'hell but so good you wanted more.

06-15-2011, 19:31
Mama Lama...Hmmm...

Why does that sound familiar...?

The Llama Song | Flash Videos (http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/llama)

I heard the song 'basketball Jones" or the radio. it was much worse than I remembered!!!! cue the video...

06-22-2011, 15:10
Best seafood ever: a 3-way tie between The Flaming Buoy in Key West, fresh clams on the dock out on the Cape, and some made-on-the-boat ceviche.

11-04-2011, 12:03
It is a spin off from Key West grits and grunts I suspect. Although minced crawfish has always been a mainstay.

Zeagle Eagle
11-04-2011, 15:39
Mama Lama...Hmmm...

Why does that sound familiar...?

The Llama Song | Flash Videos (http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/llama)
Now, I can't get that song out of my head. It has one benefit though. It annoys the kids.

Zeagle Eagle
11-04-2011, 15:43
Mongolian BBQ from Top of the Mar in Guam.
Spicy noodle soup from the Truck Stop in Narita.
Raw giant clam eaten while standing in lthree feet of water at the Manta Channel in Phonpei.

11-10-2011, 03:24
Hm, let's see, I had a terrific lobster in Moromoto restaurant in New York and my second favorite is I pasta with seafood in Little Italy at Sal Anthony's:) Both are delicious:)

11-10-2011, 16:03
Best Cajun: The Shrimp Creole I made last night....

03-10-2012, 00:43
Steamed lobster with melted butter in Maine.

Steamed clams at Lake Bonaparte, NY.

Strawberries, fresh in the field.

Wild blueberries and wild blackberries in upstate NY.

03-10-2012, 04:47
Holy thread resurrection! But good choices! The lobster sounds good!

03-11-2012, 13:34
yummy bumbleberry pie from the cafeteria at Frick hospital......they have a little ol grandma in the back just for the desserts!!!!

03-11-2012, 13:36
have you noticed navy....we never get tired of talking about food?????
or diving

or food after diving....

or diving after food

or eating after supper

or diving after 2 dives today

or.....just blabbing....

03-11-2012, 19:49
I've got a good recipe for Blabbing... OH wait, that's that's Bubble and Squeek... :smiley36:

Both are good though. I quote the late great Justin Wilson: Mos' folks don' know the difference between a Gourmet and a Gourmand. It simple: A Gourmet love to eat, a Gourmand is a P-I-G Hog! Me, I'm both! :smiley30: :smilie39:

03-11-2012, 19:52
Don't believe I have a Bubble and Squeek recipe? It's kind of an English hash...

1/2 medium head cabbage, sliced
3 slices bacon, diced
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 cup cubed cooked ham
1 tablespoon butter
3 cups potatoes - baked, cooled and thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon paprika
salt and pepper to taste

1. In a medium saucepan, cook cabbage in a small amount of water for about 5 minutes, or until tender. Drain, and set aside.

2. In a well-seasoned cast iron skillet, cook bacon and onion until onion is soft and bacon is cooked. Add ham, and cook until heated through. Add butter, then mix in the cooked cabbage and potatoes. Season with paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook until browned on bottom, turn, and brown again.

03-11-2012, 22:03
WOW.... guess what I'm having for supper tomorrow??? the only thing i need to pick up is the cabbage......

Oh can I borrow you iron skillet????

03-12-2012, 01:24
Sure! It's a 12" deep side with lid. C'mon down and get it. The trick is to drain the cabbage very, very well. Also if you want to mix types of cabbage: My favorite is Napa or Green cabbage and red cabbage - just don't boil them together.

Zeagle Eagle
03-12-2012, 08:13
I am thinking of trying this recipe. Noob question as I am not a gourmet/gourmand, what happens when you boil them together?

03-12-2012, 09:12
The red cabbage will leach it's color into the other cabbage. Doesn't do anything to the taste, but it gives it an odd color.

Zeagle Eagle
03-12-2012, 09:29
My Aunt says it's good with sausage instead of ham as well and to smash the 'taters instead of mash them.

Zeagle Eagle
03-12-2012, 09:31
I hope no one notices a Marine and Navy are discussing a recipe.

03-12-2012, 10:27
You weren't supposed to tell.... Besides, I don't care... Let them laugh in my face, I"ll make sure they get office hours or Mast. We chiefs are a devious lot. :smiley36:

Zeagle Eagle
03-12-2012, 12:17
What? You don't make 'em walk the plank anymore?

03-12-2012, 13:28
Not *SIGH* Regretably that and keel hauling have been stricken from UCMJ. Not to mention that highest yard arm stuff too. Just not as much fun as when Rocks and Shoals ruled the navy.

Zeagle Eagle
03-12-2012, 13:44
Keel Hauling too, what's the military coming to? Next thing you know they will let women in the military.

03-12-2012, 18:29
YUM! YUM! YUM!!!!!! supper was great!!! giggle and bump recipe was perfect!!! paprika adds a nice taste.....
or was it squiggle and burp... anyway it was YUMMY!!!!!

03-12-2012, 22:47
Glad you enjoyed it. Now, if I can find my Cullen Skink recipe....

03-13-2012, 18:25
cullen stink????? is it made with ramps?????? they grow her in Pa....

03-13-2012, 19:45
No, Cullen SKINK It's a very delicous and hearty smoked haadock soup/stew The best I ever had was in this little pub in Melrose, Scotland.

03-13-2012, 21:00
grilled swordfishand dill at the docs st kitts

03-13-2012, 21:27
ohhhh sKink.... you mean that stew stuff..... ;) I know skank.... and kink but never skink...

03-14-2012, 05:09
grilled swordfishand dill at the docs st kitts

Wish I could remember where we were on St Kitts, but I had an absoultely wonderful smoked jerk white fish on the beach there.

03-14-2012, 10:38

03-14-2012, 19:47
yeah the best food in kitts is cooked in old steel drums awesome

06-30-2012, 16:10
If anyone's ever caught their own tuna and eaten it pretty much immediately they'll know what I mean when I say restaurant quality tuna sucks.

Sigh, I miss sailing and catching my own fish, nothing even comes close to the glory that is fresh caught tuna that you clean and eat immediately.