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(06-05-2015 12:19 PM)Farmdude Wrote:  I've tinkered with all sorts of burgers. Add butter, bacon fat, Worcestershire, Dijon, onion juice, Franks..... However since I went to 50/50 chuck/sirloin I quit adding anything. It is possible they may need a bit of fat but I'm not sure. Salt liberally about 15 mins before cooking.

Bacon fat is another idea that Steven Rinella showed me. That sounded excellent and probably will be what I try first. Steven also sometimes just does a fine chop instead of actually grinding. It seems like that would be something that would be interesting to try. But what I'm working with is VERY lean venison. Some fat must be added.
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Looking forward to a report.
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By the way, if anyone uses instagram...the page "eatlovelouisville" is absolute fire. Great pictures, dish recommendations, reviews. To pretty much everywhere. Pretty quick to try new restaurants and post about them. And the girl that runs it is gorgeous.
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RE: Louisville Dining
Dinner at Asiatique last night, disappointing.
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Has anyone been to Ward 426 since they opened? Thinking about taking my wife out for our anniversary tomorrow and this one caught my eye.
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Somebody married you? Big Grin
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lmao

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Was actually pretty easy. All I had to do was promise not to broadcast her ass on sports message boards.
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HAHAHAHA
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(07-07-2015 08:33 PM)chrislindy Wrote:  Was actually pretty easy. All I had to do was promise not to broadcast her ass on sports message boards.

Sorry that it took me a minute to respond... I was in the middle of some leg worshiping. Wink

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(07-07-2015 05:44 PM)Junkman Wrote:  Somebody married you? Big Grin

(07-07-2015 08:33 PM)chrislindy Wrote:  Was actually pretty easy. All I had to do was promise not to broadcast her ass on sports message boards.

Bravo to both of you
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(07-07-2015 10:13 PM)Junkman Wrote:  
(07-07-2015 08:33 PM)chrislindy Wrote:  Was actually pretty easy. All I had to do was promise not to broadcast her ass on sports message boards.

Sorry that it took me a minute to respond... I was in the middle of some leg worshiping. Wink

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What I want to know is who took that picture, and how?

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(07-08-2015 01:51 PM)HarveyGlass Wrote:  
(07-07-2015 10:13 PM)Junkman Wrote:  
(07-07-2015 08:33 PM)chrislindy Wrote:  Was actually pretty easy. All I had to do was promise not to broadcast her ass on sports message boards.

Sorry that it took me a minute to respond... I was in the middle of some leg worshiping. Wink

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What I want to know is who took that picture, and how?

If I told you that I did her sister that morning and then her sister showed up that night with her for her own personal experience, you would not even believe me. But that's totally what happened. One thing that I have found out over my adult porn star life is that the sexier the chick, the more freaky they are. When they see the cameras setup in my bedroom, they want them on so that they can watch. I am so serious. It's like all those sexy selfies that you see on the web of some REALLY hot chicks. They love to look at themselves. Especially while having sex.

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Went to Ward 426 last night. Dean Corbett and Shawn Ward may carry a lot of weight in the culinary space here in Louisville, but this joint venture fell pretty flat on its face based on my visit last night.

I admire the restaurant's decision to exclusively offer local beers in its tap selection. Offerings from Goodwood, New Albanian, Country Boy, Apocalypse, and a couple others I'm now forgetting were a nice nod to the local craft scene that is developing. That said, I think the city/state have a LONG way to go to catch up to the good craft breweries in the country, so a middling IPA from New Albanian (Hoptimus) was the choice last night.

As far as the menu is concerned, Sarawit & I both opted for the tasting menu. She went 5-course, I went 7. The pepper-seared tuna appetizer was a nice start, but her "salad" (asparagus) and mine (smoked beets) were pretty bland. The walleye was decently prepared in terms of seasoning, but needed a better sear to crisp up the exterior and hold up to the oil that they overdressed the fish with. Filet was technically fine, but pretty forgettable for a place seeking upscale status. Neither dessert was all that notable.

The ONE dish I would go back for is the duck confit biscuits. This was actually an off-menu addition to the 7-course tasting menu. Braised, shredded duck meat was plated on a slider-size biscuit and topped with arugala, blueberry marmalade, and marscapone cheese. I was skeptical of the combo, but one bite sold me. Wish more of the dishes were this creative/well-prepared.

At more than 2 bills out the door, I'm not likely to return any time soon to Ward 426. Based on the number of folks in the dining room last night, I may not have to worry about whether to seek out those duck biscuits since the whole place may be belly up in the next few months.
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Two-hundred?
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Yep. Only me and FD understand this apparently.
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If I'm spending two bills, I'm going to Jeff Ruby's.

I'm certainly with upscale dining. Especially for special occasions. But coming from someone that even has a culinary background of sorts, I think when you're paying $100 a person that your expectations are going to be unattainable most times. You just expect more. And I understand every part of the process. I'm a hunter angler gardener cook. I know how to harvest animals, age, prepare and store food, and build flavor profiles. The two biggest complaints are under seasoned and over seasoned. That'll rarely meet the happy medium for people paying that. This is just a general statement and nothing to do with wards.
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Went to The Goat on Wednesday night for my birthday. It was pretty good. I wouldn't hesitate to go back. Buffalo cauliflower was a solid appetizer. Fried cauliflower is really good if you've never had it. Their homemade oversized tots with beer cheese was good. The burger was good. Nothing that set it apart from any other place that I've been to following that business model in Louisville. I got a southwest with pepper jack, jalapeño and chipotle. I only had their signature amber ale, which is called The Goat but it was excellent. Really smooth amber. They had a few other selections as well. Including an IPA for some of you. Fairly priced. 20 oz drafts for $6. Worth a look if you want a burger/pub food.

Took my sister (and mom) to Buca di Beppo last weekend for my sister's birthday. I've literally never had a bad dish there. I really dig that place.
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The Goat sounds good. I noticed on their website that they're a chain with a few locations in Ohio, one in KY, and one in TN. Interesting menu at good prices. http://www.lcgoat.com

I like Buca too. Good variety. I'm not a big fan of their faux Italian Experience™ thing. "Hey! Walk through the kitchen!"™ lol

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(08-07-2015 12:02 PM)HarveyGlass Wrote:  The Goat sounds good. I noticed on their website that they're a chain with a few locations in Ohio, one in KY, and one in TN. Interesting menu at good prices. http://www.lcgoat.com

I like Buca too. Good variety. I'm not a big fan of their faux Italian Experience™ thing. "Hey! Walk through the kitchen!"™ lol

Yeah Jess was telling me that they're a chain and they go with the apartments that surround it. In all of the apartments that they build, they also build The Goat. It's a really interesting concept. The restaurant looks like a big house. You'll have to check it out.

Not a gimmick kinda guy but Buca's food is good, waitstaff is good.
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Mojitos sucked big time tonight. I suspect they're squeezing margins with lesser quality foodstuffs. Guacamole was made from overripe avocado, daughter had salad with brown lettuce. Lamb was old tasting.
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What place would you guys recommend for my wife's 30th birthday? We will have about 15 people and she's pregnant so won't be drinking. I'm thinking someplace unique along Shelbyville Rd. Any ideas?
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BBQ? Momma's. Pizza - Coals. Higher end? 211 Clover. Even higher - Z's. Havana Rumba Middletown.
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Oh and congrats on the new one. Is it your first?
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Totally depends on the crowd and what your wife likes. If you give us some pointers on the wife's food preferences, I could name a few good spots. Are you footing the bill for this group?
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(08-22-2015 01:56 PM)J-Rye_UL Wrote:  What place would you guys recommend for my wife's 30th birthday? We will have about 15 people and she's pregnant so won't be drinking. I'm thinking someplace unique along Shelbyville Rd. Any ideas?

Congrats to you and mrs j rye
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It seems as if several of the meals I had looked forward to were disappointments lately but not today. The B & B burger at Grind was perfection. Medium rare, no blood but a dark pink, just enough grease for the decadence factor, Brie and bacon for some earthiness and habanero jam for a little kick. All the flavors married well, the only thing out front was the perfect sear, crunchy but not hard. Coming to Nulu by the end of the year.
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Two places I've been to recently that I'd never visited before are the Brick House Tavern on Hurstbourne and Coconut Beach on Floyd. We've been twice to both.

The Brick House was pretty good pub food. Nice beer selection and a lot of interesting choices on the menu. One thing they offer that most don't is a nice selection of different types of meatballs. They do a quality chicken n' waffles but the waffle was better than the chicken. It's all fairly priced and not too steep. They stay pretty crowded with what seems like your typical Hurstbourne Lane upper-middle clientele. http://brickhousetavernandtap.com/

Coconut Beach is right across from Cardinal Stadium on Floyd where Tailgaters used to be. The do what seems to be a Cuban/Mexican hybrid that's very good quality for the price. Both times we went they were completely dead but the food was great and the staff was very friendly. The mole fries were an excellent first for me. Idk if they're just biding their time until football season sustains them but you might want to check them out while you still can. They're run by the same couple that started Havana Rumba, Guaca Mole, Mussel and Burger Bar, etc.

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Last time that I went to Brickhouse, I was checking out the take home menu. I like my take home TALL. Big Grin

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Dem crazy eyes though. Tread lightly, Junk!

In food news for me, I finally hit up Milkwood. They okie-doked me by claiming there was 3Floyds on tap, but the chicken dinner and a pimento and caviar appetizer was enough to forgive the absence of my favorite brewery on the tap selection. Opted for a Shotgun Wedding from Country Boy Brewing... not bad.

Would definitely recommend Milkwood.
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Ed Lee has a relationship with 3 Floyds. He did their menu at the brewery. That is the best beer ever, especially the Zombie Dust. Wife and I eat there before games pretty regularly. Beats the hell out of everything in winter walking distance.
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Good stuff guys. Who has good hot chicken?
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(08-30-2015 10:35 PM)DieHardCards Wrote:  Good stuff guys. Who has good hot chicken?

Fried or baked?
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Fried. But I'm open to baked. Never heard of baked hot chicken before.
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I bake it all the time. A much healthier option for my stomach, which seems to get the runs more and more often as I get older.

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As for fried, there's a house-looking restaurant on Eastern Parkway, right across the street from the Dairy Castle. I forget the name but they have some good fried chicken. When I am in a hurry, I will either go to Lee's or Popeye's and wait for the chicken to come up out of the grease. When you get it straight out of the grease, it's some of the best fast food chicken that you can buy. I don't buy that much because I fry my own. Went and bought a deep fryer and everything.

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Yeah I'm actually looking for hot chicken. It's a dish. Origins are in Nashville I believe. I had it in bowling green at The White Squirrel on toasted French bread with local fresh sour pickles. And it's excellent. If you're ever in bowling green. Try out the white squirrel. Good brew selection and house brews. Kolsch style is great. Hot chicken, duck confit and chorizo burger are all excellent.

But anyway, I know hot chicken has to be done somewhere in Louisville.
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I smoked a Boston butt for pulled pork and a brisket flat over the weekend for a family reunion. Excellent.


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Never heard of the White Squirrel. I will have to check it out.
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Menu sounds great. If you are in that area often make sure to check out Boyce General Store for a seriously great cheeseburger and onion rings.

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