Todays' cowgirl frito pie

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NYNM
Filet Mignon
2007/05/25 11:33:21
So check out RF Restaurant of the Day: Cowgirls Hall of Fame

Actually I "relate" to this restaurant: There's only 2 branches (that I know of) in NYC and in Santa Fe. I think when my daughter was in nursery school, one of the other parents owned the place(s)

So they are featuring Frito Pies, which (I think) began at the Woolworth's at Santa Fe Plaza. When my daughter went to school in Santa Fe her favorite school cafeteria lunch was Frito Pie. Nice to see an East Coast offering - right from the bag!
1bbqboy
Filet Mignon
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/25 12:02:36
I'm not quite Wandering Jew on this one, but I just don't see how taking something so far out of the region qualifies as Roadfood. More like Disneyland food.
This almost qualifies for my Place names ban against invoking "other" regional places for your restaurant.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/25 12:21:56
Twelve bucks for Fritos pie?
honeyward
Junior Burger
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/25 12:31:04
It is Frito Pie, not Fritos Pie.

And if you want to know more about it, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frito_pie
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/25 12:45:04
quote:
Originally posted by honeyward

It is Frito Pie, not Fritos Pie.

And if you want to know more about it, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frito_pie

I've been eating Fritos pie since the early 1950s. Some folks call it Frito pie, others call it Fritos pie. Regardless, it's still the same, and using Wikipedia as a source is not a really terrific idea. Anyone can post anything there, regardless of fact.
Leania_1stone
Cheeseburger
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/25 12:59:28
I've always called it Fritos pie :) My husband calls it Frito it's the same thing :)
tacchino
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/25 13:02:35
They make a very good margarita, as well as a pretty decent hamburger with guacamole on top.
LegalLady
Cheeseburger
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/25 13:28:36
Sorry to be a party pooper, but that thing looks yucky. Of course it is not genuine Mexican food, but I would rather have the real thing!


Judge
1bbqboy
Filet Mignon
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/25 14:12:11
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

Twelve bucks for Fritos pie?

$11.00 for the bag of Authentic Southwestern Fritos, and $1.00 for the Chili inside.
Cheese extra.
Texianjoe
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/25 14:19:40
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

quote:
Originally posted by honeyward

It is Frito Pie, not Fritos Pie.

And if you want to know more about it, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frito_pie

Child, I've been eating Fritos pie since the early 1950s. Some folks call it Frito pie, others call it Fritos pie. Regardless, it's still the same, and using Wikipedia as a source is not a really terrific idea. Anyone can post anything there, regardless of fact.


Don't get mad at me but if we follow that logic wouldn't it also be, Strawberrys Pie or Lemons Pie or Apples Pie etc.

joe
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/25 14:27:18
quote:
Originally posted by Texianjoe

quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

quote:
Originally posted by honeyward

It is Frito Pie, not Fritos Pie.

And if you want to know more about it, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frito_pie

Child, I've been eating Fritos pie since the early 1950s. Some folks call it Frito pie, others call it Fritos pie. Regardless, it's still the same, and using Wikipedia as a source is not a really terrific idea. Anyone can post anything there, regardless of fact.


Don't get mad at me but if we follow that logic wouldn't it also be, Strawberrys Pie or Lemons Pie or Apples Pie etc.

joe

Well, considering that they use something named Fritos, not Frito, I'd guess not.
Texianjoe
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/25 14:44:00
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

quote:
Originally posted by Texianjoe

quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

quote:
Originally posted by honeyward

It is Frito Pie, not Fritos Pie.

And if you want to know more about it, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frito_pie

Child, I've been eating Fritos pie since the early 1950s. Some folks call it Frito pie, others call it Fritos pie. Regardless, it's still the same, and using Wikipedia as a source is not a really terrific idea. Anyone can post anything there, regardless of fact.


Don't get mad at me but if we follow that logic wouldn't it also be, Strawberrys Pie or Lemons Pie or Apples Pie etc.

joe

Well, considering that they use something named Fritos, not Frito, I'd guess not.


Yes but Fritos is plural for whats in the bag and not for the chip. The chip as an individual is a Frito much as on one piece of fruit in a bushel of apples is an apple. You would not buy a lb of apple unless it is processed in some way like apple juice or apple puree.

joe

RC51Mike
Cheeseburger
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/25 15:52:13
I sure hope someone gets to the grammatical bottom of this pressing issue soon. It's a holiday weekend and all...

The official Fritos.com website is labeled as "Frito's" on my web browser, which would make Frito pie a correct interpretation. Hmmm. With the apostrophe, these are the corn chips belonging to Frito? But the pie is not his (nor is it actually a pie) so I'm going with Frito pie, which is what I've always called it although I suppose it should be called corn chip pie ala Frito. Can someone confirm there might have originally been an apostrophe that was dropped from Frito's or Fritos?



$12 for Frito pie in NY,NY? Doesn't a 1oz bag alone cost that much there?

- Doesn't look like any apostrophe but the company was called the Frito Company. just one Frito at a time I guess. And, this is their 75th anniversary so I know how I'm celebrating. And, my Frito pie is going to cost much less than $12.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/25 16:48:32
It's Frito-Lay. But, there's no apostrophe on the bag. It says Fritos. And not that I really give a rat's patoot, but the Frito pie fanciers really ought to get after Mr.Stern. He's the one who keeps calling it a Fritos pie. And I'll go along with what he says.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/25 16:49:34

I'm with you Judge, That looks like something a Jr Hi Kid would do with his lunch to gross-out a girlfriend!

I would not order it , and would probably stop one of my grandchildren to make the "dish"
RC51Mike
Cheeseburger
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/25 17:16:02
Page 303 of Roadfood, Copyright 1992: "Frito pie"
Scorereader
Sirloin
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/25 17:38:11
quote:
Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen


I'm with you Judge, That looks like something a Jr Hi Kid would do with his lunch to gross-out a girlfriend!

I would not order it , and would probably stop one of my grandchildren to make the "dish"


it's no worse than nachos.

Greymo
Filet Mignon
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/25 17:40:05
Page 218-219
Blue Plate Specials and Blue Ribbon Chefs
Copyright 2001 by Jane and Michael Stern


FRITOS PIE....................

Don't care what you call it............I won't eat it!
Scorereader
Sirloin
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/25 17:43:21
quote:
Originally posted by RC51Mike

Page 303 of Roadfood, Copyright 1992: "Frito pie"


Stern's write up on this site says "Fritos" multiple times.

The website of the Cowgirls Hall of Fame Restaurant, however, calls it Frito® Pie.

It really doesn't matter though. If you say Fritos Pie or Frito Pie, you'll be served the same thing, I'm sure.

Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/25 17:47:39
quote:
Originally posted by RC51Mike

Page 303 of Roadfood, Copyright 1992: "Frito pie"

Today's review on the home page: Fritos pie.
wabbitslayer
Junior Burger
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/25 17:59:30
tomato, to-ma-to, potato, po-ta-to, let's call the whole thing off
RC51Mike
Cheeseburger
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/25 18:31:23
I'm well aware of how it is referred to in today's review. Only pointing out the Sterns also called it Frito pie multiple times in Roadfood.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/25 18:42:20
Please note that somewhere along the way in this thread I said some call it Fritos pie and some call it Frito pie. I personally don't care what people call it. I was the one who was told that I was wrong for referring to it as Fritos pie.
Greymo
Filet Mignon
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/25 18:48:42
Actually, I think this whole thing is hysterical because I am sure that Honeyward or Honeywad is a long time poster in disguise
RC51Mike
Cheeseburger
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/25 18:50:08
The real discussion should be about eating Frito(s) pie. I like it. Starts out crunchy, then the fritos get sort of mushy. Of course you need a passable chili to start and fresh onions and peppers to put on top. The pictures don't do it justice. It is one of the ultimate street foods. I became aware of and walked up to the window at Woolworths in Sante Fe thanks to the Sterns and their Goodfood and owe them a debt of gratitude.
MilwFoodlovers
Filet Mignon
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/25 19:59:48
No ala mode on this pie please!

I've eaten this treat in lots of places but no one ever charged close to twelve simoleons and why does that look like broiled cheese?

You think onions, jalapenos and sour cream were extra? I suppose it may well be that if I asked how much extra were the extras, I couldn't afford them!
Jennifer_4
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/25 20:12:38
We've always called it a "Frito Boat" for some reason...we love em.. I've attended dinner parties where a giant "Frito Boat" was the featured attraction..
RC51Mike
Cheeseburger
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/25 20:31:52
Frito Boat- served in that paper dish that fries come in, called a boat.
naxet76
Cheeseburger
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/26 00:04:44
here in south texas i've always heard it called Frito Pie or chili pie. I LOVE it! I hardly make it because I don't make homemade chili and canned chili like Wolf's brand is nasty, so I usually just order it at a burger place or some kind of place like that. And of course it's not genuine Mexican food, but I wonder what the "real thing" is though??
Texianjoe
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/26 09:08:22
No one said anyone was wrong or right. That is why I started my thread "Don't get mad". I was only pointing our what I thought was a grammetical error.

The picture on the review is not a good representation. A good Corn Chip and Chili pie has Corn Chips, grated chesse, diced onion, diced tomatoe, jalapeno slices and sour cream. This picture in the review of the 66 Diner in Abuquerque is a better sample.



joe
enginecapt
Filet Mignon
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/26 09:33:28
I don't give a rat's ass what it's called, I just want a bowl of what Joe posted in front of me STAT.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/26 09:53:12
What a difference presentation makes... Thanks Joe for posting the photo from the 66 DINER. Now I Would dive into that dish ! The ripped bag in the original still equates to a Jr Hi prank.

And call it what you will, names don't make it better (or worse).
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/27 08:25:09
I can't believe the fuss ya'all made over a stupid little old s.

My bunch of Texans always called it a Frito pie except for 1 aunt that called it a Frito boat. She almost always made it for any type of gathering and we'd have lynched her if she hadn't. JK!

No one served it in the bag though, it was always in a bowl of some shape. Usually an oblong casserole dish.

I still love it and make it a couple 3 times a year.

Mike"S".
mr chips
Filet Mignon
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/27 12:52:24
Love the dish. Had it at a school fundraiser in San Antonio. No way I would pay $12.00 for one though.
NYNM
Filet Mignon
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/27 16:43:21
quote:
Originally posted by mr chips

Love the dish. Had it at a school fundraiser in San Antonio. No way I would pay $12.00 for one though.


Just remember, whenever you order food in NYC, half the price is rent!!!
FlippyTheRed
Hamburger
RE: Todays' cowgirl frito pie 2007/05/27 20:01:17
If y'all are from the DC area you can get a pretty decent Frito Pie at Hard Times.

http://www.hardtimes.com/menu/menu1.asp

When I first moved here (from L.A.) I was happy to find that they offered a Cincinnati chili, but it just doesn't rack up with Skyline. It does work well into Frito Pie though.

Flippy