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Kim Shook

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  1. Welcome, @Hector Litre! I'm not a beer drinker, but I'm still interested in hearing about your experiences and, of course, the food side of you!
  2. Kim Shook

    Dinner 2019

    Absolutely NO forgiveness necessary! I promise. I was just confused because nothing I went to seemed to have the recipe in it. It really is like the secret recipe of the internet! But no worries - someone PM'd me with the actual recipe, so I'm fine!
  3. Kim Shook

    Dinner 2019

    Ok, now I feel like you are just messing with me. LOL I really need a link to the ACTUAL recipe - not just websites where a description is found. I did try to Google it myself, but it seems to be the most secret recipe in the world.
  4. Funny article. I use Maldon flake salt to finish - I just like the texture of the huge flakes. I like colored salts (pink, black) for one reason - I am 60 years old and so are my eyes. I honestly can't see the salt on my food at the table when I use regular white salt. 😄 I have no confidence in the ability of my palate to distinguish between different salts.
  5. Kim Shook

    Lunch 2019

    My weird lunch: I just opened every restaurant leftover container in the refrigerator and heated the contents up in the CSO. From 12 o'clock a bacon cheeseburger, fries with turkey gravy, and part of an open faced turkey sandwich. Not pictured are the tots that needed a few more minutes. 😄
  6. Kim Shook

    Dinner 2019

    Am I being dense? When I follow your link, I get to @Margaret Pilgrim's post of 9/27. When I follow her link, I get to a blog called "Emily's Culinary Adventures" where I don't see a recipe for the dressing. When I follow the link in her blog, I get to a blog called "Momofuku For 2" where I still don't see a recipe. What am I missing?
  7. Kim Shook

    Dinner 2019

    Decided to do Wimpy Bang Bang Shrimp as an appetizer last night😊: My cousin’s wife does a copycat version of the Bonefish Grill dish. I love the flavor, but can’t take the spice level. So I used her recipe but backed off the sweet chili sauce a bit and omitted the Sriracha completely. I also completely cheated and didn’t fry my own shrimp. I knew I was going to be home late from errands and just picked up a box of Sea Pak frozen butterfly shrimp. That’s what my dad does when he makes this dish for happy hour😄! Anyway, it made a nice little snack. Dinner itself was just sandwiches and fixed up Mrs. Fearnow’s Brunswick Stew (a locally made brand): Mortadella, hard salami, ham, and muenster cheese. And pickly stuff: I’m not putting dessert into the Sweets thread because I didn’t make it: At the last BBQ Contest that Mr. Kim judged, the city of Rocky Mount gave all of the judges entire cheesecakes! He left two pieces at home and took the rest to work. This was a layer of chocolate cheesecake between layers of chocolate cake. It reminded me of a couple of the recipes I’ve made from the Junior’s cookbook. I’m not a huge fan of chocolate cheesecake – I don’t think the tang of cream cheese goes with chocolate – but this was quite good. No idea where it came from.
  8. Kim Shook

    Breakfast 2019

    Toasted cheese bread and hard cooked eggs (loving doing them in the CSO!):
  9. Kim Shook

    Lunch 2019

    Mortadella sandwich and taco flavored Doritos (the best!):
  10. That is just all-over gorgeous! The cake texture - the chocolate finish - this thickness of the coating. Wow!
  11. No problem at all, @pumpkinIT! I am happy to help. Richmond is craft beer rich. You shouldn’t have any trouble finding good beer. Richmond Beer Trail. Of all the previous recommendations, I’d still say the following are worth a visit (some have closed, some are Italian and some we just haven’t been to in years) and a few more. I've noted which are only open for dinner (and maybe brunch on the weekends) and I've linked their websites to each of the restaurant names. You should check the websites for hours, closed days and to see if they have reservations available: Kuba Kuba – Cuban, casual – open 9am-ish Lemaire at the Jefferson Hotel – very special occasion place, upscale Southern US food – dinner only Peter Chang –outstanding food – there are two locations in Richmond – one in the city and one suburban – some Seriously HOT food - Acacia – read @Steve R.'s report on this thread dated 7/7/2017 - One of our favorites to take out of town guests to - dinner only Nota Bene - dinner only SB’s Lakeside Loveshack for breakfast—which they serve all day – or lunch Whisk for dainty snacks and sweets WPA Bakery – two locations Proper Pie – sweet and savory pies Pik Nik – dinner only on weekdays Salt and Forge for breakfast or lunch Shaved Duck – dinner only on weekdays Metzger’s dinner only Mon-Sat, Sunday brunch The Jasper for cocktails Red Cap Patisserie for good baked goods L’opposum – see @Steve R.'s report on this thread 3/26/2018 – just ate there in July and it still may be my favorite restaurant in Richmond – dinner only Garnett’s Café - wonderful place and people, delicious sandwiches - One of my favorite lunch spots in Richmond This is only a drop in the bucket. Richmond is full of really good restaurants. If you get another recommendation from someone here and want to check with me or just want more information, just PM me. I hope you have a wonderful trip and will report back on your trip when you have the time.
  12. Kim Shook

    Dinner 2019

    I figured the others out, but what is the base of this? I believe that I’m going to have to give crab legs another try. I’ve always kind of scoffed at Snow crab legs. But I see folks here, that I respect, eating them at home and loving them. I was thinking about it the other day and I realized that I’ve probably never had them except in a buffet situation, which is not a fair judgement of any kind of food. So, I think I’m going to get some at Costco (the king crab legs we got at Costco were very good) and steam them up. @Ann_T – you should look at my lunch from yesterday that I just posted. I think we were on the same wavelength – though I took the lazy way out!’ @JoNorvelleWalker – I love that you allowed “Sleeping You” to satisfy her craving. @Shelby – your pizza is confusing me. Is it a round pizza and cut oddly, or is it a rectangular one? Friday night we had dinner with a friend from out of town and another friend of hers who lives here at Comfort in downtown Richmond. We shared some very good pimento cheese and Ritz crackers: And also some unusual fried green tomatoes with house made buttermilk ranch: These were very, very thin and when we first saw them, we were a little concerned. But they were delicious! Thin and crackly crisp on the outside, but still with that yielding tart green tomato on the inside. I can’t imagine being able to get the timing right on these. We could have eaten a whole basket of these things – like fried pickles. My main was the country ham, grilled bread, apple mustard, dill pickle, and watercress small plate: This was so perfect and it was wonderful to see a chef using watercress instead of the ubiquitous arugula. Our friend really loved it – being originally from a little WV holler, she remembers wading in streams to gather it with her grandmother. I also got the Southern Style Caesar with hard boiled egg and cornbread croutons: It was also supposed to have radicchio, but I didn’t see any of that. A little odd, but very good. I loved the croutons. The other person had the meatloaf with red wine mushroom gravy, mac n cheese, and mashed potatoes (double carbs – a girl after my own heart): She said it was all delicious. Our friend loved her roasted chicken and fried okra (no picture). Mr. Kim had the surprise of the night. We noticed on the specials the “Pasture” burger – named after the recently closed and deeply missed other restaurant from the owners of Comfort. The description: “one all-beef patty, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun”. Mr. Kim decided at the last minute to get it: We were both very glad that he did. It was just fantastic. Good enough that I said we’d call to find out when it was going to be on the menu again, just to go for that! Last night: Sloppy Joes (just fixed-up Manwich), tots, and peaches.
  13. Kim Shook

    Lunch 2019

    @BonVivant– Mr. Kim and I are dying daily over the jamon. Thank you for sharing your trip with all of us! @shain – your burekas are beautiful – the filling looks perfect and the browning on your filo is really nice. For lunch on Saturday, Jessica made her deviled eggs (hers are SO good) and we heated up some leftover ham and cheese biscuits: After church lunch at a local favorite - Satterwhite’s: Open-faced turkey sandwich with fries and green beans. Barely visible in the back is Mr. Kim’s grilled ham and cheese sub with jalapenos and fries. This is one of the few places left that I know of that serves open-faced roast beef, turkey, or meatloaf sandwiches. Lunch today was a couple of favorites off Wegman’s food bar: Capellini, tomato, and mozzarella salad and arancini.
  14. Kim Shook


    We eat so much Costco chicken that I have a dedicated freezer bag for Costco chicken carcasses. When it gets full, I make stock.
  15. Kim Shook

    Potato Chips!

    We saw Mac n Cheese chips in the store yesterday and were a bit perplexed. In a chip wouldn't macaroni and potato taste basically the same? So they really are cheese chips?
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