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by The Cosmic Jester
2 months ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Sous Vide Everything
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Sous Vide Everything

Starbucks uses roughly equal parts of egg and (full-fat) cottage cheese. Whiz that in the blender until smooth. Season (salt, pepper, herbs, spices, hot sauce, what have you) to taste; zap a little in the microwave to test seasoning levels. Put desired fillings into small mason jars, and fill almost...
by The Cosmic Jester
2 months ago
Forum: Food Trucks
Topic: Maine Lobster Lady
Replies: 3
Views: 2369

Re: Maine Lobster Lady

It’s hard to say which of the two lobster rolls is the better choice. I think the best way to do it is to bring a friend and split both of them. Her blueberry lemonade is a perfect tangy foil to the rich lobster roll.
by The Cosmic Jester
2 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Meatloaf Mix
Replies: 3
Views: 1458

Re: Meatloaf Mix

I'm reasonably sure that I have seen it at AJ's.
by The Cosmic Jester
2 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Non-chain Tempe Steakhouse
Replies: 8
Views: 973

Re: Non-chain Tempe Steakhouse

Stockyards is all I can come up with, too. House of Tricks nestled in downtown Tempe doesn't qualify as a steakhouse, but it still may fit the bill.
by The Cosmic Jester
2 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: What did I buy?
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: What did I buy?

Use it wherever you want a spicy kick with some complexity. Supporting flavors include orange, sesame, and nori (seaweed). When your supply runs out, it's readily available at Asian grocers, and well-stocked regular grocery stores.
by The Cosmic Jester
2 years ago
Forum: Far From Home
Topic: Upcoming Vegas Trip - Aria restaurants, Raku...
Replies: 230
Views: 54129

Re: Upcoming Vegas Trip - Aria restaurants, Raku...

staying at MGM for this trip, is there any bar worth getting a cocktail at there? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ MGM pays much more attention to nightclubs than they do to serving a decent drink. Looking for some other places to try, already going to hit up Raku again - nothing looks that appealing at MGM Have you been...
by The Cosmic Jester
2 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Instant Pot pressure cooker
Replies: 15
Views: 3772

Re: Instant Pot pressure cooker

You are correct; I got one and so far adore it. The slow cooker will likely fall by the wayside in short order here. The Instant Pot does a decent job with white rice (in only 15 minutes start to finish!), but my souped up Zojirushi rice cooker still does a much better job.
by The Cosmic Jester
2 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Olive oil
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

Re: Olive oil

I try various artisan olive oils, and I keep coming back to Trader Joe's California Estate olive oil. It's fabulous stuff, and the price can't be beat.
by The Cosmic Jester
2 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Chili burger
Replies: 4
Views: 1208

Re: Chili burger

For a Tommy's style chili burger, sadly no. To think, some years ago they were talking about possible Phoenix expansion, which sadly never happened. The first thing that pops to mind as even close is Hopdoddy's Terlingua burger. It will overshoot your mark, but if you customize the toppings some it ...
by The Cosmic Jester
2 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Chengdu Delight Chinese Cuisine - Chandler
Replies: 11
Views: 3944

Re: Chengdu Delight Chinese Cuisine - Chandler

The bridge, the piano... I see the new owners didn't change a bit of the decor from when it was Shangri-La.
by The Cosmic Jester
3 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Butcher to find beef cheeks?
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Re: Butcher to find beef cheeks?

My first thought is a Mexican grocery store; Ranch Market is the first I'd try. They used to have whole cow heads right in the butcher case, complete with tongue in a goofy pose out the side of its mouth. But I haven't seen those in the case in a while. Probably because gringos sometimes ran away sc...
by The Cosmic Jester
3 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Foolproof Turkey
Replies: 9
Views: 2113

Re: Foolproof Turkey

The big main thing: Thigh goes to 165 degrees, breast goes to 150. And since your bird is pre-brined, don't give it the Judy Rodgers salting.
by The Cosmic Jester
3 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: New Yorican food in the West Valley
Replies: 4
Views: 1363

Re: New Yorican food in the West Valley

Sounds like the same owner, so probably quite favorably.
by The Cosmic Jester
3 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Brick Oven Pizza on 40th - Mamma Mia Part II
Replies: 2
Views: 1397

Brick Oven Pizza on 40th - Mamma Mia Part II

Great news, Arcadia-ites! The old Mamma Mia space is open once more. In its space is exactly the same Mamma Mia pizza we remember and love. Hardly anything has changed. The menu is identical except for the new logo; the pizza description on the take-out menu still mentions "Mamma Mia's signature San...
by The Cosmic Jester
3 years ago
Forum: Far From Home
Topic: Upcoming Vegas Trip - Aria restaurants, Raku...
Replies: 230
Views: 54129

Re: Upcoming Vegas Trip - Aria restaurants, Raku...

Just so you know, Gelatology is the new place for Desyreé Alberganti, the wildly creative original force behind Art of Flavors. My sources tell me Art of Flavors is still good, but not even close to when Desyreé was at the helm.
by The Cosmic Jester
3 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Milagro Grill - CLOSED
Replies: 13
Views: 2155

Re: Milagro Grill

I've tried a few other of these trendy pizza spots. Mod is the best of the bunch, but that isn't saying much.
by The Cosmic Jester
3 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: In n Out
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: In n Out

I would be a bit surprised if it happened, mostly because the directory signs at T&C say that there will soon be a Hopdoddy across from The Container Store.
by The Cosmic Jester
3 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Dried sweet corn source
Replies: 7
Views: 1996

Re: Dried sweet corn source

You can get it at AJ's and Whole Foods. According to Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar in New York, the conventional, non-organic is the better of the two.
by The Cosmic Jester
3 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Help for a visitor to Chandler
Replies: 10
Views: 1823

Re: Help for a visitor to Chandler

Shake Shack is a New York based quick-service burger chain run by Danny Meyer, proprietor of Union Square Cafe and Gramercy Tavern in New York, among other restaurants. They're known for doing some outstanding burgers, one of the few quick-service places with a fan base as rabid as In-N-Out. They ju...