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  1. My parents have started going to Room 39 for breakfast lately, and have been going on and on about it.  I have to make it over there soon.  Getting my father to eat breakfast anywhere besides Chubby's or Bell St. Mama's is nothing short of a miracle, so it really had to make a huge impression.

    I used to love Chubby's. The last time I was there it was less than great. Well, less than good actually.

  2. Thanks for the heads up on this place. Definately on my goto list.

    In browsing the breakfast menu I noticed Biscuits and Italian Sausage Gravy. The Italian Sausage part of this strikes me as odd. (Fennel with my starch and pig fat?)Anyone try this? How is it?

  3. I took my oldest daughter to In-a-Tub a few months back. Dang near needed to pack a lunch to get there from South Olathe. She wouldn't touch any of the food. Said the place was "creepy". She didn't like the orange cheese powder much either. I tried to explain that the OCP combines with the greese to form cheese. Alchemy. She still wouldn't go for it. Kids :blink:

    I can't wait to get back.

  4. I'm very impressed that you did so well in the sides.  When you have a minute, let us know what you prepared (omitting, of course, the secret ingredient, so you won't have to kill us).

    That's easy, the secret ingredient is bacon fat. :shock:

    Beans are straight forward



    brown sugar



    ancho chile powder (home grown and smoke dried)

    your favorite bbq sauce

    and stuff on the smoker for a while

    Potatoes with Andouille



    bell pepper





    chicken stock



    Make the trinity. Make the roux. Add the spuds.

    Tracy and all at the GAB did a great job of putting on the huge event. Vonlunteers could not have been nicer, and all of our needs were anticipated and provided for in a timely and cheerful manner.

  5. Well after thinking about this all day...

    * Oyster (charged w/carbon dioxide), avocado, soy, lotus root, cucumber

    Most unique dish of the evening. The charged oyster was like a savory, salty, soda pop. Perfectly accompanied by avacado and lotus root, with the soy rounding everything out. Truly a winner.

    * Burgundy Escargot

    It may be standard but butter shooters out of snail shells rules.

    * Foie gras torchon, peanut butter, strawberries w/chopped mint and rhubarb gelee

    Oh man. A car bumber should have it so good.

    * Hamachi, laurel, green tea emulsion, chorizo

    Ok so Jerry gave me crap about saying this tasted just like the ocean. I don't care. It did. Super fresh, a hard sear on the skin side, and the chorizo made this. Very, very good.

    * Wagyu flatiron, morroccan olive, almond crusted asparagus

    There's hippies in Lawrence?!?! Who knew. At this point I didn't care. "Jerry, you gonna finish that?" I recall really liking this wine.

    * Elysian Fields lamb, fava bean puree, veal jus, morel

    My favorite of the evening. Nice and rare. Colby, thanks for leaving a little fat on this. It really make the dish. And there is nothing better than a butter and garlic soaked morel.

    I'm not a huge dessert fan but the ice cream sandwich was a great way to end this. Mint ice cream in the Spring mmm.

    Great food, friendly service, and entertaining dining companions, I can't think of a better way to spend an evening.

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