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wanderingjew

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Today's featured restaurant! Tue, 11/16/04 9:22 AM (permalink)
I am delighted to see that Friendship Cafe is today's featured restaurant. I have been there several times for breakfast when I visit the Portland area and have always been satisfied by their hearty delicious meals- See it just goes to show you that there is life outside of Becky's Diner.
 
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    renfrew

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    RE: Today's featured restaurant! Tue, 11/16/04 11:26 AM (permalink)
    When I first read this review I was shaking my head at this:

    "Do you want real maple syrup or regular?" the waitress asked when we ordered a stack of blueberry pancakes. Of course we chose the latter, and we appreciated the straightforward approach."

    But then one of the pictures indicates that there is real maple syrup so I guess Michael meant to say "former" rather than "latter". Whew!

    Anyway, never been there but it sure looks good!
     
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      Lone Star

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      RE: Today's featured restaurant! Tue, 11/16/04 11:55 AM (permalink)
      My quest is to one day have some corned beef hash that does not come out of a can.
       
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        tiki

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        • Location: Rentiesville, OK
        RE: Today's featured restaurant! Tue, 11/16/04 5:38 PM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by Lone Star

        My quest is to one day have some corned beef hash that does not come out of a can.

        Lonestar--next time you coming through Oklahoma,let me know---have i got a breakfast for you!
         
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          Michael Hoffman

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          RE: Today's featured restaurant! Tue, 11/16/04 5:50 PM (permalink)
          quote:
          Originally posted by Lone Star

          My quest is to one day have some corned beef hash that does not come out of a can.

          It's really easy to make. All you need is some cooked corned beef, diced; some peeled diced potatoes (my preference if for diced baked russets); diced onion (optional); salt and pepper, (I like to beat an egg to mix with the meant, potatoes and onion as a binder). Mix it up and fry it in a skillet, turning occasionally to brown and crisp on both sides.

          For Red Flannel Hash add some diced beets.
           
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            Lone Star

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            RE: Today's featured restaurant! Tue, 11/16/04 5:54 PM (permalink)
            The problem is, I have never cooked corned beef to have any left overs! I will have to make that a resolution for the new year.

            Tiki - do you make your own too?
             
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              Michael Stern

              RE: Today's featured restaurant! Tue, 11/16/04 6:34 PM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by renfrew

              When I first read this review I was shaking my head at this:

              "Do you want real maple syrup or regular?" the waitress asked when we ordered a stack of blueberry pancakes. Of course we chose the latter, and we appreciated the straightforward approach."

              But then one of the pictures indicates that there is real maple syrup so I guess Michael meant to say "former" rather than "latter". Whew!

              Anyway, never been there but it sure looks good!


              Good catch! Thanks.
               
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                Michael Hoffman

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                RE: Today's featured restaurant! Tue, 11/16/04 6:34 PM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by Lone Star

                The problem is, I have never cooked corned beef to have any left overs! I will have to make that a resolution for the new year.


                Leftovers? Leftovers? Who said anything about leftovers. You make the corned beef for the hash.
                 
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                  Bushie

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                  RE: Today's featured restaurant! Tue, 11/16/04 8:48 PM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by Lone Star

                  My quest is to one day have some corned beef hash that does not come out of a can.

                  Give it up, LS, if you're looking in TX.
                   
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                    Cakes

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                    • Location: Sarasota, FL
                    RE: Today's featured restaurant! Wed, 11/17/04 9:41 AM (permalink)
                    I about spit my coffee all over the screen this morning when I saw the featured restaurant of the day. The Milwaukee Wiener House in Sioux City, IA. I must have been one of their first customers 44 years ago.

                    My mother used to take me to Sioux City on Monday nights when all the stores were open. I would wander around downtown while she shopped. I discovered the Wiener House and ate there a number of times. I'd like to say that it was because the dogs were so good (I don't remember)but it was because I had the nasty habit of smoking and I was definitely under age. I could go to the Wiener House and get out of the cold and not worry about being spotted by someone I knew.

                    Thanks for the memories.

                    Cakes
                     
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                      tiki

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                      • Location: Rentiesville, OK
                      RE: Today's featured restaurant! Wed, 11/17/04 10:32 AM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by Lone Star

                      The problem is, I have never cooked corned beef to have any left overs! I will have to make that a resolution for the new year.

                      Tiki - do you make your own too?

                      Yes Ma'm i do----as a matter of fact--since moving out here next to you Texans and settleing in Brisket Country, ive got a version of hash addapted to Oklahoma--kindofa Orange Flannel Okie Hash---i add sweet potatoes and use a lb or so of brisket from Smokehouse Bobs instead of corned beef--other then that its classic red flannel hash---i make a suace up---quick version is 2 parts Mrs Renfro's Peach Salsa and 1 part HeadCountry barebque sauce. I cook it in a big black skillet till crispy'D---flip it-make hollows in it and drop eggs in them---cover and cook till eggs are done to you likeing. Serve with the sauce.With bisciuts!!!!
                       
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                        tiki

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                        RE: Today's featured restaurant! Wed, 11/17/04 10:34 AM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by Bushie

                        quote:
                        Originally posted by Lone Star

                        My quest is to one day have some corned beef hash that does not come out of a can.

                        Give it up, LS, if you're looking in TX.


                        i got a feeling that if someone in Texas served my recipe for Okie Orange flannel hash---theyd do just fine!!! Heck if like like Brisket and breakfasts---you GOTTA love hash!
                         
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                          pennypincher

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                          • Location: Prescott, AZ
                          RE: Today's featured restaurant! Wed, 11/17/04 12:23 PM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by Lone Star

                          My quest is to one day have some corned beef hash that does not come out of a can.


                          I know that food is subjective but have you ever tried Walmarts Great Value Corned Beef Hash for 97 cents a can? IMHO, it isn't too bad.
                           
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