Showing posts with label Best Thing I Ever Ate with Alton Brown. Show all posts
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Concrete at Ted Drewes Frozen Custard

The Concrete at Ted Drewes is too thick to drip
A St. Louis tradition since 1929, Ted Drewes serves frozen custard in many flavors. Custard is different from ice cream because it has a lot less air so it's thicker and creamier. It also has less butterfat than ice cream, but you would never know since custard tastes creamier than ice cream.

You can get the frozen custard in a sundae, but I got the concrete which is Ted Drewes' custard made into a milkshake. I got cookie dough which was full of lots of cookie dough chunks.




Don't be put off by the long line, because there are many windows and they keep things moving. I was there on a rainy day and even then it was crowded! This is a popular place.

Ted Drewes is located on Historic Route 66
Ted Drewes reminds me of the frozen custard at Caliche's in Las Cruces. Both are creamy and delicious, and both places have a huge menu to pick from.

I found Ted Drewes in 500 Things to Eat Before It's Too Late: and the Very Best Places to Eat Them which is one of my go-to foodie books. You can buy it on Amazon (and I highly recommend it):



Ted Drewes Frozen Custard as seen on Food Network's Best Thing I Ever Ate and Man vs. Food on the Travel Channel.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Beef on Weck at Charlie the Butcher's Kitchen

Beef on Wek at Charlie the Butcher's Kitchen in Buffalo, New York
Beef on Weck at Charlie the Butcher's Kitchen in Buffalo, New York
What the heck is Weck? It's the salty bun surrounding juicy roast beef. Read my review of the Beef on Weck sandwich at Charlie the Butcher's Kitchen in Buffalo, New York as seen on Food Network's Best Thing I Ever Ate after the break.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Mt. Vesuvius Ice Cream Sundae at Franklin Fountain

Mt. Vesuvius ice cream sundae at Franklin Fountain in Philadelphia
Mt. Vesuvius ice cream sundae at Franklin Fountain in Philadelphia
After a huge meal at City Tavern, we walked around Old City Philly until we had room for dessert. Read my full review of the Mt. Vesuvius Ice Cream Sundae at Franklin Fountain in Philadelphia's Old City after the break.

Founding Fathers Dinner at City Tavern

City Tavern in Philadelphia
City Tavern in Philadelphia
The City Tavern in Philadelphia combines history with top cuisine. Read my full review of the American dinner at the City Tavern in Philadelphia after the break.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pork Italian at Tony Luke's


Tony Luke's has been seen on a lot of TV food shows, such as Man Vs. Food, Food Feuds, Food Wars, and Throwdown with Bobby Flay. So I figured the sandwiches would be good, and they sure are! Read my full review of Tony Luke's Old Philly Style sandwiches in Philadelphia after the break.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Surrender to the Gourmet Cupcakes at Sweet Surrender


I arrived in Bakersfield today to check out the new places seen in Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. While I was in town I figured I should try some places seen on the other Food Network shows, so I checked out the Matterhorn cupcake that Giada De Laurentiis loved as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate. While I was there I had to get another one, so I tried the root beer cupcake. It was really hard to limit myself to only two as there are a lot of ones to choose from. Delicious! And there's plenty of cakes to choose from, too.

Check out Sweet Surrender's web site to see which cupcakes are available on which days of the week.

Matterhorn

Root Beer



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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Cafe Beignet in the Jazz Park in the French Quarter of New Orleans

Cafe Beignet at the Jazz Park in New Orleans' French Quarter
Continuing yesterday's guided Taste Buds food tour of the French Quarter in New Orleans, we walked over to the Cafe Beignet which is located at the back of the Jazz Park.

View from the balcony over the Cafe Beignet in the Jazz Park
Our tour group sat above the cafe in a small patio with a view of the jazz park. We listened to live jazz as we enjoyed our snack of beignets and cafe au lait.

Beignet and cafe au lait at the Cafe Beignet in New Orleans
Our guide asked us to compare the beignets from Cafe Beignet to those at Cafe Du Monde (read my post on Cafe Du Monde). Some differences: the beignets at Cafe Beignet are made to order (not in advance) and are hotter and fresher when they arrive at your table. In fact they are too hot to eat at first. They tasted fresher and fluffier to me.

Also, the beignets at Cafe Beignet are larger than the ones at Cafe Du Monde.

The cafe au lait at Cafe Beignet is stronger than the one served at Cafe Du Monde. I prefer strong coffee, so I really liked it.

Pro tip (courtesy of our tour guide, Linda): the jazz park is public, so you can enjoy the music without buying anything, and the restrooms (upstairs) are open to the public. More about the Musical Legends Jazz Park is here.

Cafe Beignet was seen on The Best Thing I Ever Ate on Food Network. Alton Brown declared it the best beignet he ever ate.





Reviews and hours on Yelp

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