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  1. Is it possible that Maltose (malt sugar) is the same as Malt Extract, found in homebrew shops? I could not find it at the asian market, or not too much online either. I have tried to make this many times and gave up, but this recipe looks like it might do.

  2. The Hickory Stick-barbecue joint on Reville near Gulfgate.

    Remember when Foley's/Joske's had a lunch counter? It was the only thing I looked forward to while shopping with my mom was grilled cheese at Foley's.

    I read recently that Charlie Angelo's daughter was opening up an Angelo's Fisherman's Wharf somewhere.

  3. Kaphan's-Great seafood restaurant near the Dome run by Pete Tomac. Closed shortly after the Dome closed. According to my dad, one of the first 'nice' restaurants to integrate.

    Big Humphrey's-little pizza joint on Park Place. First time I ever saw rectangle pizza.

    Houlihan's Hamburgers-seems like there might have been a couple of these around town.

    Trader Vic's-located inside the Shamrock. I think this was the first place I ever got drunk. Remeber those great big drinks with 4 straws??

    Strawberry Patch-one of the Pappas' early restaurants. Lots of Homecoming & prom dinners here.(also Sonny Looks!)

    Rudy's-was located across the street from Tony's on Post Oak (somewhere around where Cafe Annie's is now), and every bit as good as Tony's-better lobster bisque even! The owner, Joe Lucia, just passed a couple weeks ago.

    Joe Matranga's-excellent Italian place on Irvington. Joe's still kicking too!!

    Tha's all I can think of at the moment!

  4. I have not been yet, but didn't Westlake move to Tony Burger stadium recently?

    "I noticed a vendor at the Westlake Farmers market selling "Kobe" beef for a very good price last week. I will buy some if he is still there when I get back in Austin. If you have not gone already, check out the Saturday Farmers Markets in Westlake and downtown. (Am I the only geek that goes to both?) "

  5. I love veal nearly every way, but Osso Bucco is probably my favorite. That, and the Veal Vincent (pan sauteed scallopini) at Nino's(Houston) are the best!!

  6. The Festival Food I had:

    Shrimp & Mango Spring Roll w/Mango Passion Fruit Sauce(Kenichi)-great! I had this twice, and for $4, it's the best bargain. It's cold too.

    Pork Taco(Berryhill's)-Nice big, fat taco with lots of tender pork, and piled w/lettuce & cabbage-good & filling-$6

    I'll have more today and post my comments, but so far, they have done a really good job on foo dselection. Now if they only had good beer.... :blink:


    Being single, I've mastered the art of cooking for one, but I have to admit I do cook steaks a lot, and thanks to eGullet, I have also mastered roasting stuff in the oven, and to go with my steaks, my faves are(especially when I sear the steak on the stove with my 80 year old iron skillet, then pop it in the oven a bit):

    roasted cauliflower(olive oil, salt & pepper-sometimes achiote powder)

    roasted carrots (these rock!-olive oil, cumin, salt...)

    roasted potatoes(old standby-with olive oil or butter & rosemary)

    roasted brocolli(butter, lemon pepper)

  8. I just killed 1 1/2 hours looking thru this thread at all the pictures of food (I didn't get thru all the 230+ pages) and it looks like there's enough to make an eGullet cookbook!

  9. If you are going the 'back way' (71 to 281, then north on 281), after Marble Falls it is pretty desolate. In fact, after Waco in I-35, it's pretty desolate, except for chains. Really, until you get to Fort Worth, a bag of jerky probably would be in order.

    There is, of course, Mikeska's BBQ in Temple. WHile nothing to write home about, they do serve smoked prime rib sometimes.

  10. I was on Prevacid, which was a miracle drug for GERD. Now, the exact same drug is available OTC-it is called Prilosec OTC, and it is half the price of my perscription of Prevacid. Sam's is usually the best place to get it. It works! One a day, and yuou will never have to deal with it again.

  11. Sacred Heart Society Spaghetti Lunch every Thursday from 11-1:30pm. Bunch of Italian guys have been doing this for over 60 years. The menu consists of Spaghetti, Italian Sausage, Meatballs, Baked Chicken w/Spaghetti Sauce, Livers & Gizzards w/Spaghetti Sauce, bread, and awesome Italian Creme Cake.

    It is located off Airline/I-45, on E. Whitney.

  12. I waited longer at the Salt Lick in Texas than on the Salt Lick line in New York, or on any line at the Big Apple Barbecue for that matter!

    Heh! You got a point! Believe it or not, most locals here don't go to The Salt Lick that much, but we are so lucky to have so many great places that, frankly, are a lot better that SL. Maybe they will invite Smitty's or Kreutz's, or even Mueller's next year!

  13. I put in many years on Houston's Festa Italiana, and thought it was a pretty good festival. It has since ceased to be(political in-fighting-imagine that), but I understand that a much smaller, SIcilian Festival is having their second annual sometime soon.

    It is supposed to be where the original Festa Italiana started, off I-45/ Airline(E. Whitney St.), and it is currently a great place for spaghetti on Thursdays(the only day they serve)!

  14. Here in Texas Hill Country, with heavy German/Czech influence, there are kolaches all over.

    I have always called them all kolaches, but specifying a 'sausage' or 'fruit' kolache, but the sausage ones are also pretty much the same thing as a 'pig in a blanket'. One could probably nit-pick this one more than the Tex-Mex food 'controversy!

    My favorite kolache place is Hruska's, in Ellinger, TX. It's half-way between Austin & Houston on Hwy 71. Theirs have a slightly sweet dough, and they have several types of fruit, as well as sausage, ham& cheese, jalapeno sausage kolaches and more.

    I also like the Kolache Shoppe in Houston(Shepherd/Westheimer)-they have baby sausage kolaches, and spinach-filled too!)

    BTW, one of my least favorites is Shipley's (stick to donuts!) Dray flavorless bread, and cheap sausage)

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