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If you were going to open a "Comfort Food" Rest.

If you were going to open a "Comfort Food" Restaurant, what would be your "FIVE (5) Must Have on the Menu" Items?
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    BigAl72
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    RE: If you were going to open a "Comfort Food" Rest. 2006/11/02 18:54:00 (permalink)
    Baked Mac and Cheese
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    RE: If you were going to open a "Comfort Food" Rest. 2006/11/02 18:54:21 (permalink)
    1) Fried Chicken
    2) Meatloaf
    3) Baked Macaroni & Cheese
    4) Fresh Mashed Potatoes and the accompining Gravy
    5) Pot Roast w/Root Veg.

    6) Pie ala Mode of the Moment
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    RE: If you were going to open a "Comfort Food" Rest. 2006/11/02 18:57:06 (permalink)
    oh, you wanted 4 more.... ummm...
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    RE: If you were going to open a "Comfort Food" Rest. 2006/11/02 18:58:12 (permalink)
    Mac and cheese
    Mashed potatoes
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    Gumbo
    Bread pudding
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    RE: If you were going to open a "Comfort Food" Rest. 2006/11/02 18:58:49 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Pat T Hat

    1) Fried Chicken
    2) Meatloaf
    3) Baked Macaroni & Cheese
    4) Fresh Mashed Potatoes and the accompining Gravy
    5) Pot Roast w/Root Veg.

    6) Pie ala Mode of the Moment

    Ditto
    (Well, maybe throw some chili dogs somewhere in there)..
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    RE: If you were going to open a "Comfort Food" Rest. 2006/11/02 19:00:48 (permalink)
    An old fashion stew, a good pot of chili + all above. Shoot, hard to pick just 5.
    Joe
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    RE: If you were going to open a "Comfort Food" Rest. 2006/11/02 19:07:40 (permalink)
    OK, I'll add ,

    2) Roast Chicken
    3) Fried Chicken
    4) Cheeseburger
    5) Fresh Fruit or Pecan pie a la mode
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    RE: If you were going to open a "Comfort Food" Rest. 2006/11/02 19:20:20 (permalink)
    Mac and Cheese
    Beef Stew
    Meatloaf
    American Chop Suey
    Spaghetti with Meatballs

    I'm noticing beef is high on my list of comfort food. Not so sure why. Maybe because it's what my mother cooked.
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    RE: If you were going to open a "Comfort Food" Rest. 2006/11/02 19:22:36 (permalink)
    Meatloaf and mashed potato's
    Fried Chicken
    Chicken noodle soup
    Chili mac
    Banana cream pie
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    RE: If you were going to open a "Comfort Food" Rest. 2006/11/02 19:27:41 (permalink)
    I have neve understood the infatuation with Mac & Cheese. Other than that and in order of comfort:

    Sunny-side up fried eggs, fried bacon AND country ham, cheese grits, whole wheat toast.

    County Fried (not Chicken Fried) Steak, mashed 'taters, fresh turnip greens/collards, buttermilk biscuits, country-style cream gravy.

    Fried Mullet/Bream/Catfish sides, cole slaw, swamp gravy, hushpuppies.

    Meat Loaf, mashed 'taters, Italian style green beans, creamed corn, corn pone.

    Beef filet or marinated flank steak, loaded baked potato, salad, garlic bread.

    Dessert always would be home-made peach ice cream with sweetened condensed milk as a topping.

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    RE: If you were going to open a "Comfort Food" Rest. 2006/11/02 19:30:44 (permalink)
    Being of two minds I would add these:

    Crab Cakes with really good slaw.
    Oyster Stew.
    Fried Clams.
    Liver and Onions.
    Hand cut, hand fried(in peanut oil) french fries.

    PLUS all the foods previously mentioned. I haven't had a good Chop Suey in years.

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    RE: If you were going to open a "Comfort Food" Rest. 2006/11/02 19:33:24 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by PapaJoe8

    An old fashion stew, a good pot of chili + all above. Shoot, hard to pick just 5.
    Joe


    For real...5 entree's, sandwiches, soups, sides and deserts and I wouldn't feel so much stress and pressure!
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    RE: If you were going to open a "Comfort Food" Rest. 2006/11/02 20:26:17 (permalink)
    I agree...tough to pick 5.

    1. Turkey and stuffing
    2. Anything with gravy (that's not sweet)
    3. Hamburger steak and eggs
    4. ANY good Mexican food
    5. Pork chops

    I'd add pastrami on rye instead of chili dogs. French dips...melts...brisket...short ribs...

    OK, I'm digressing now...

    April
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    RE: If you were going to open a "Comfort Food" Rest. 2006/11/02 20:52:06 (permalink)
    Maybe a breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu, then the deserts.
    Joe
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    RE: If you were going to open a "Comfort Food" Rest. 2006/11/02 21:32:54 (permalink)
    1. Chicken Fried Steak
    2. Fish (about any kind around here)
    3. Hot Beef Sandwich
    4. Cheeseburger
    5. Chicken Strips...(yuck-but their one of our best sellers)

    This is assuming potatoes and sides don't count in this.
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    RE: If you were going to open a "Comfort Food" Rest. 2006/11/02 22:16:33 (permalink)
    A hot turkey sandwich with mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce
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    RE: If you were going to open a "Comfort Food" Rest. 2006/11/02 22:54:31 (permalink)
    1.) mac & cheese
    2.) fried chicken
    3.) hot turkey sandwich w stuffing
    4.) meatloaf
    5.) mashed potatoes w gravy

    6.) apple pie
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    RE: If you were going to open a "Comfort Food" Rest. 2006/11/02 23:01:47 (permalink)
    My comfort choices would be:

    1. Baked Ham with scalloped or mashed potatoes and peas.
    2. Sheppard's Pie with gravy
    3. Lasagna with garlic toast
    4. Creamy homemade soups like pea soup, clam chowder, mushroom, potato
    5. Ham and Mushroom oven baked omlette with a cheese sauce served with pan fried potato slices and a cup of fruit cocktail.
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    RE: If you were going to open a "Comfort Food" Rest. 2006/11/02 23:28:37 (permalink)
    Truck driver sandwich (hot roast beef on bread with mashed potatoes and gravy).

    Chimichanga with a side of refried beans and Mexican rice

    Spaghetti with meatballs and really salty thick cut garlic bread

    Deep fried Walleye with fries and a side of cottage cheese with candied pineapple

    Chili along with a huge cinnamon roll
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    RE: If you were going to open a "Comfort Food" Rest. 2006/11/02 23:38:49 (permalink)
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    I have never understood the infatuation with Mac & Cheese.


    Perhaps you've never had mac & cheese when prepared well. Have a browned crust on top thick with cheddar cheese and large chunks of cheese mixed with cream and real butter throughout the dish, instead of some powdered cheese mix. Don't overcook the pasta. This type of preparation gets a premium price. You can also do combos such as "Macaroni with Four Cheeses" for a more upscale image and price.

    Having this type of dish on the menu offers a choice for many vegetarian customers who eat dairy products, as well as a familiar and well-loved choice for those of us who grew up with Southern-style food.

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    RE: If you were going to open a "Comfort Food" Rest. 2006/11/02 23:43:19 (permalink)
    1) Fried Chicken
    2) Meatloaf
    3) Beef Tips and gravy over egg noodles
    4) Chicken Fried Steak
    5) Pot Roast w/Root Veg.

    Looks like Ms. Dot's lunch....if you throw in sweet taters, greens, mashed taters, okra, fresh homemade rolls and cobbler.

    I hear tell she is open for business again...if you get to Austin, TX try to set aside time for a lunch a Dot's place.
    You'll be glad you did.
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    RE: If you were going to open a "Comfort Food" Rest. 2006/11/03 00:56:17 (permalink)
    In no particular order....

    Mac n Cheese
    Fried Chicken with cream gravy
    My momma's stuffing
    a "casserole of the day"
    fried pies
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    RE: If you were going to open a "Comfort Food" Rest. 2006/11/03 02:38:53 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Voyageur

    quote:
    I have never understood the infatuation with Mac & Cheese.


    Perhaps you've never had mac & cheese when prepared well. Have a browned crust on top thick with cheddar cheese and large chunks of cheese mixed with cream and real butter throughout the dish, instead of some powdered cheese mix. Don't overcook the pasta. This type of preparation gets a premium price. You can also do combos such as "Macaroni with Four Cheeses" for a more upscale image and price.

    Having this type of dish on the menu offers a choice for many vegetarian customers who eat dairy products, as well as a familiar and well-loved choice for those of us who grew up with Southern-style food.




    #1. Macaroni and cheese is my most wonderful comfort food. {Not "Kraft", or "Velveeta"}. Mac and cheese, made well, can be one of the most comforting dishes in the world!! IMHO, if you have never had GOOD mac & cheese, you MUST HAVE NEVER HAD mac & cheese!!

    #2. Meatloaf. If it's good, it's good. Meatloaf is a staple, and "Shepherd's Pie" is even better!! Mashed 'taters, veggies and CHEESE can't hurt a dish that's already good!!

    #3. Stoned ground grits. The perfect breakfast food. Lots of butter, salt and pepper. Anything on the side of grits, for breakfast, only makes it better!! And you can have grits for lunch, and dinner, too!!

    #4. Turkey and stuffing. Nothing else like it. Thanksgiving ROCKS!! YUM!! How can you match the combination of bread and poultry?

    #5. Lemon Meringue Pie. Made like my grandma used to, with a handmade crust and hard whipped meringue!! Best dessert in the world!! I miss my grandma's lemon meringue pie!! haven't found any one yet to match it!!

    Okay, so you don't agree with me, but these are my comfort foods. YUMMY!!!

    {and everything in moderation }





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    RE: If you were going to open a "Comfort Food" Rest. 2006/11/03 06:37:03 (permalink)
    Baby Back Ribs
    BBQ Chicken
    Pulled or Sliced Pork
    BBQ Beef
    Smoked Turkey

    Sides would be beans, potato salad, french fries, cole slaw, and garlic bread.
    Sweet Tea

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    RE: If you were going to open a "Comfort Food" Rest. 2006/11/03 08:48:51 (permalink)
    LOL My comfort foods would be:
    1. Bagel,, lox and creamcheese with a thick slice of tom.
    2. My mother's Chicken soup w/matzo balls
    3. my Mother's Kugel
    4. My own special hot ham and cheese and tom. on a bagel
    5. teriyaki steak with rice
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    RE: If you were going to open a "Comfort Food" Rest. 2006/11/03 11:06:58 (permalink)
    1.Pot Roast and gravy
    2. Fried Chicken and cornbread
    3. Blackeyed peas and ham
    4. Mashed potatoes with peelings left on
    5. Blackberry or peach cobbler
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    RE: If you were going to open a "Comfort Food" Rest. 2006/11/03 11:22:30 (permalink)
    I would serve 5 different great soups and 5 different great homemade breads to go with them, and change the menu daily.
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    RE: If you were going to open a "Comfort Food" Rest. 2006/11/03 11:40:07 (permalink)
    Mmmmm.... I think mine would be:

    1) Cheese grits (perfect anytime!)
    2)Roast ham and onion-y baked mashed potatoes with parsley sauce
    3)Corned beef and cabbage
    3)BBQ baby-back ribs
    4) Mac & Cheese
    5) Chilli mac
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    RE: If you were going to open a "Comfort Food" Rest. 2006/11/03 15:59:43 (permalink)
    Mashed potatoes
    White Rice
    GRAVY
    Baked fresh ham
    chicken noodle soup
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