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RE: Loosemeat...? 2007/07/22 12:05:14 (permalink)
I've seen a sloppy joe sold as BBQ in Maryland before. I can't tell you how disapointed I am when I find out I stood in line for sloppy joe.

Luckily, the Sloppy Joe as BBQ is not something I see all the time. When I do see it, it is at something like a farm fair, school event or chuch meal. I've never seen it at a restaurant or big festival.
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RE: Loosemeat...? 2007/11/16 00:36:27 (permalink)
Well, this topic has been dead for several months.. Hopefully some new posters here have some input, or maybe some of the old timers found a new place to report on..
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RE: Loosemeat...? 2007/11/16 09:39:07 (permalink)


Ya can't beat the "turbo" at Wag's Restaurant in Tucson, AZ!



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RE: Loosemeat...? 2007/11/16 15:29:49 (permalink)
DD, that's an independent place and not one of the old Walgreen's affiliates, right?

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RE: Loosemeat...? 2007/11/16 16:03:49 (permalink)
I see Hillary and her "entourage" stiffed a poor waitress on a $157.00 bill at a Maid-rite loose meat restaurant in Iowa this week.
Then they tried to back pedal and said it never happened. Shame - the very people the democRATS are trying to woo.
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RE: Loosemeat...? 2007/11/18 13:53:32 (permalink)
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DD, that's an independent place and not one of the old Walgreen's affiliates, right?

Brad


Definitely an independent.


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RE: Loosemeat...? 2007/11/26 01:51:58 (permalink)
The Maid-Rite here (Springfield, IL) claims to be the first drive-thru in the country. I likem but they're kind of expensive for what they are. The special is two maids, fries, and root beer for 6 bucks.
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RE: Loosemeat...? 2007/11/29 10:45:46 (permalink)
Brocktoon, you're making me so hungry! I've only had a Maid-Rite once but cannot wait to have them again! I was so pleased with that sandwich that I bought the T-shirt.
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RE: Loosemeat...? 2007/11/30 17:54:22 (permalink)
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Originally posted by ayersian

Brocktoon, you're making me so hungry! I've only had a Maid-Rite once but cannot wait to have them again! I was so pleased with that sandwich that I bought the T-shirt.


mmmm delicious, juicy maid-rites anytime i want....



sorry! wink wink.
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RE: Loosemeat...? 2007/12/03 03:49:24 (permalink)
I agree, Maid-rites are expensive for what you get. We get around that by buying just the cooked meat to go. Our last purchase a month ago was two pounds for 10.02. We added our own buns and onions, pickles, mustard, and fed a mob for cheap.

We duplicate the steamed bun effect by wrapping the sandwich in wax paper and giving a few seconds in the mike. Besides the raw onions, we like to also saute some more and throw them in, but that's just us, we put onion in everything.
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RE: Loosemeat...? 2007/12/04 23:38:21 (permalink)
I have had loose meat sammies as far west as Central Colorado. There was a great place in downtown Colorado Springs that had steamed loose meat sandwiches. Served with mustard, cheese and not much else, they were great on a cold winter night!! Haven't seen them in Phoenix area as of yet but still looking!


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RE: Loosemeat...? 2007/12/05 09:23:08 (permalink)
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Originally posted by boyardee65

I have had loose meat sammies as far west as Central Colorado. There was a great place in downtown Colorado Springs that had steamed loose meat sandwiches. Served with mustard, cheese and not much else, they were great on a cold winter night!! Haven't seen them in Phoenix area as of yet but still looking!


David O.

Check some desertdog postings. I think he found them in Arizona.
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RE: Loosemeat...? 2007/12/09 23:45:58 (permalink)
I knew I was never going to find loosemeats/taverns/Maid Rites/whatever in Washington state so I made a batch a while back and I liked them very much. I'm not sure that the kids were so impressed, but they don't like sloppy joes either.

I think maybe I'll make some more this week and eat them all myself :)
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RE: Loosemeat...? 2007/12/13 01:23:24 (permalink)
There is a little place called Krumbly Burger in Troy, MO that serves a loosemeat sandwich that is very good. It does not seem to have any type of sauce, and is not strongly seasoned, but it is awesome. We sometimes drives 40 min. one way just to get their sandwiches. If you are ever a little northwest of St. Louis in the area of Hwys 61 and 47, Krumbly Burger is on Front St. in Troy, about 1-1.5 mile west of 61, and a block or so south of 47, behind a Burger King. They have a fairly wide variety of items on the menu, but we cannot order anything but the Krumbly Burger and homemade potato chips, that's why we go up there.
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RE: Loosemeat...? 2007/12/13 03:23:34 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Brocktoon

The Maid-Rite here (Springfield, IL) claims to be the first drive-thru in the country. I likem but they're kind of expensive for what they are. The special is two maids, fries, and root beer for 6 bucks.

Our Maid-Rite 50's Diner in Metro Center (Peoria, IL) currently has a coupon (good 11 am - 3 pm) for Maid Rite, Fries & Soft Drink for $4.99; add a shake for 90 cents. Another coupon (for breakfast 6 am - 11 am) is for Rite Browns (Hash browns topped with shredded cheese and Maid Rite Meat) for $3.30.
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RE: Loosemeat...? 2007/12/19 06:57:27 (permalink)
FYI Michael. I'm originally from Ottumwa. For as long as I can remember (and I'm 57) the Canteen in the Alley has been in business in Ottumwa. Twice in it's long history the city fathers have tried to tear it down. The last time they wanted to build a parking garage in its location but the town threw such a fit they actually built the parking garage OVER and around the Canteen. Tom Arnold is originally from Ottumwa and the Landsford Diner that you see on the Roseanne show is almost an exact copy of the Canteen. It has Maid Rite beat all to he**. If you are ever in Ottumwa the Canteen is located downtown across the street from the old Hotel Ottumwa, under the parking garage. Well worth the trip an a review!
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RE: Loosemeat...? 2007/12/20 18:34:44 (permalink)
Man, you guys are making me hungry. I grew up in southern Missouri and we had a maid-rite place. They even made their own root beer if I remember right. I rarely visit without going there. I may have to re-think my holiday travel plans.
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RE: Loosemeat...? 2008/02/17 22:25:00 (permalink)
I'm from Des Moines and of course grew up with maid rites. But they were a treat that my parents would buy only occasionally.
We made our own version at home in a double boiler (still the way all of us kids make it today). My Parents bought a bar in the late 70's and were going to put Maid-rites on the menu, but were told that the name is copywrited and they would have to use loosemeat or beefburger. After MUCH discussion between my parents and several of their friends they decide to go with loose meat since it did have loose meat but was not a "beefburger" The bar thing didn't last but we still make our own maid rites to this day
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RE: Loosemeat...? 2008/02/17 22:48:56 (permalink)
My loose meat receipe....

85% ground beef
diced onion (I use the sweet onion, not the spanish version)
worchester sauce
cumin
salt & pepper to taste
chicken broth (homemade if I have any, or Swanson)
cheese whiz
yellow mustard
sugar
hot dog buns (much easier to eat the sandwich)

I cook up the meat with the onion...drain any fat away...add 3 or squirts of worchester, cumin, salt and pepper to taste, a little sugar, and then chicken broth...cook that down until it just moist...take a steamed bun...add some yellow mustard, add the meat to the hot dog bun..some extra onions if you want..then a streak of heated cheese whiz (I buy the whiz in the squirt plastic containers, they tell you how long to nuke it...but only use the real whiz. Then enjoy...they have been a hit with everybody for years...and very easy to make. Any meat left over can be frozen..then just add some chicken broth to reheat.
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RE: Loosemeat...? 2008/02/18 11:33:26 (permalink)
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Originally posted by mitetryit

I'm from Des Moines and of course grew up with maid rites. But they were a treat that my parents would buy only occasionally.
We made our own version at home in a double boiler (still the way all of us kids make it today). My Parents bought a bar in the late 70's and were going to put Maid-rites on the menu, but were told that the name is copywrited and they would have to use loosemeat or beefburger. After MUCH discussion between my parents and several of their friends they decide to go with loose meat since it did have loose meat but was not a "beefburger" The bar thing didn't last but we still make our own maid rites to this day.


How 'bout posting your recipe?
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RE: Loosemeat...? 2008/05/21 14:01:16 (permalink)
Hello,

I just recently started to get into these loosemeat burgers. I think a couple days ago I had a Maid-rite with a bowl of chili dumped on top for $3.79 on special in West Des Moines. My job takes me across central Iowa and many diners make these sandwiches according to their own recipes. My passion is tenderloins, http://des-loines.blogspot.com/ , but I may add these to my blog or start a new beef-burger one. These sandwiches have a legend of their own that needs to be told.


When Maid-Rite modernized their franchise agreements, many split off from the central company and went independent with new names. They are identifiable by their keeping mostly red colored counters in the center of their dining areas.

It gets overlooked that these sandwiches are kinda/sorta healthy, in a fast food moral/nutrition equivalency way.
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RE: Loosemeat...? 2008/05/21 14:26:17 (permalink)
I have to wonder how these are related to "horseshoes"
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