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Canalfood.com & other finds - Sun, 05/19/13 10:22 AM
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Nevermind this for now, I am just getting started.  But I may need to consult with a Professor of Hot Dogs sometime in the immediate future.
 

 

 

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sun, 05/19/13 8:27 PM
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And just where did you find this, pray tell?

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sun, 05/19/13 9:04 PM
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Mallorca, obviously.

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sun, 05/19/13 11:08 PM
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Obviously.
 
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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Mon, 05/20/13 11:53 AM
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A woman that I know just came from Mallorca, Spain,
She smiled because I did not understand.
Then she held out a badly misnamed "Chicago" dog,
She said it was the finest in the land!

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Wed, 05/22/13 2:15 AM
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It's Mr. Magoo!


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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Wed, 05/22/13 8:33 PM
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When in Rome ...
 
For those not in the know, Pie Diva and I completed a 12 day Mediterranean cruise last week.  While off of our ship, we had a mission to seek out the European version of Roadfood. On Day 3 of the cruise we stopped in Dubrovnik, Croatia with no idea of what to expect. We should have done our homework. Dubrovnik is the best preserved Medieval walled city in Europe and absolutely spectacular.

 



When in Dubrovnik ... I decided to seek out Serbian Burek in Croatia.  I was quickly corrected by the cashier at a gift store. Burek is a Bosnian specialty, not Serbian. OK, but she couldn't tell us where to get any.
 
Undeterred, I kept looking (to Pie Diva's dismay) until I came upon this menu posted at a corner.

 
Right there, big as life - BUREK! Just around the corner we found the restaurant. Perfect. A Bosnian restaurant named Taj Mahal in Croatia serving burek.

 
We ordered the Buredzike, which was nothing like the Serbian burek that we are used to, but MISSION ACCOMPLISHED nonetheless.

 
We also ordered this eggplant dish that I can't remember much about, but everything was good.

 
Decent meal for about $30 including wine.  Good deal.  And you got to love the Euro-his & hers toilets.

 
More later, but not in any logical order.
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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Wed, 05/22/13 8:41 PM
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More! More!

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Wed, 05/22/13 11:22 PM
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Lovely!  That eggplant is too pretty to mess up with a fork.
 
But.... you're used to Serbian Burek?
 
(Taj Mahal???)

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Thu, 05/23/13 1:06 PM
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I really like how unambiguous those toilet signs are. It is the complete opposite of restaurants that try to get too cute, so you're trying to figure out whether to use the "Airedales" door or the "Labrador" door.

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Thu, 05/23/13 1:25 PM
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mar52


Lovely!  That eggplant is too pretty to mess up with a fork.

But.... you're used to Serbian Burek?


There is a legendary place in Chicago called Deta's where Deta makes burek but not on a regular basis, you call days ahead. The Chicago/Milwaukee Contingent has visited there a few times. JRP and Buddy Roadhouse and others have been.

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Thu, 05/23/13 1:51 PM
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Looks so good...maybe I'll do the same tour! 

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Thu, 05/23/13 2:29 PM
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Ralph Melton


I really like how unambiguous those toilet signs are. It is the complete opposite of restaurants that try to get too cute, so you're trying to figure out whether to use the "Airedales" door or the "Labrador" door.

 
I was in Warsaw Poland a few years ago and the guest of some doctors that were trying to sell us a bunch of human plasma.  They took me to lunch in the country at a very fine restaurant.  I had to use the restroom and the female doctor went with me.  To my surprise we both went into the same rest room.  They had side beside stalls with open bottoms.  She sat down beside me.  I lost the urge and went back to my meal
 
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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Thu, 05/23/13 2:39 PM
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CTD,
 
We found a restaurant for you in Venice. Just go across the bridge and turn left.

We recommend that you order the left side of the menu.
 
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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Thu, 05/23/13 2:54 PM
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Stay tuned for my next episode - The Origins of Pizza - Toledo, Ohio Gary, Indiana.
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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Thu, 05/23/13 2:59 PM
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Boy! I forgot about that.

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Thu, 05/23/13 3:06 PM
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I thought Gary, Indiana...
 
Buddy
 
P.S. kland, while I'm aware of Deta's, I don't think I've ever been there.  Most of my burek experience has been up in Milwaukee, primarily at Three Brothers.  Not saying you're wrong, I just don't recollect eating at Deta's.  I'd actually be happy if you can prove me wrong!
 
B.
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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Thu, 05/23/13 3:14 PM
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Buddy,
 
I think you remember better than me.
 
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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Thu, 05/23/13 3:47 PM
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Just remembering something from lthforum that Cathy2 did. She had a video. I guess you two are innocent!

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Thu, 05/23/13 6:26 PM
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JRPfeff, please post more pictures of your trip! The ones of Croatia are wonderful!

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Thu, 05/23/13 6:40 PM
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BuddyRoadhouse


I thought Gary, Indiana...

Buddy

P.S. kland, while I'm aware of Deta's, I don't think I've ever been there.  Most of my burek experience has been up in Milwaukee, primarily at Three Brothers.  Not saying you're wrong, I just don't recollect eating at Deta's.  I'd actually be happy if you can prove me wrong!

B.

 
WINNER WINNER BUREK DINNER - Pizza was first made in GARY, IN 


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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Thu, 05/23/13 7:36 PM
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The legend is that Milwaukee restaurateur Joe Bartolotta fell in love with Neapolitan pizzas on a trip to Gary Italy and decided to open an authentic Neapolitan-style pizzeria in the Milwaukee area upon his return. The result was Pizzeria Piccola, that's Little Pizzeria in English. The Contingent dined at Piccola during a 2010 Eat & Greet.
 
Pizzeria Piccola's spicy pepperoni pizza with onions added.

 
With Naples as a stop on our cruise itinerary, I did my research, contacting Joe's office for his favorite pizzeria in Naples. Joe was kind enough to provide the names of four separate pizzerias to me thru his assistant Sarah. On his list were: Da Michele; Sorbillo; Di Matteo; and Il Pizzaiolo del Presidente. With luck we might be able to get to one of them.
 
Unfortunately, in our rush to pack, I failed to note the addresses of the restaurants and plot a course to them. But fate intervened. As we changed planes in Philly for our flight to Venice, Pie Diva saw a photo of pizza on the cover of Saveur magazine and had to buy it to get the recipe.
 
When we sat down and looked in the magazine, it turned out to be a tribute to Neapolitan pizza; detailing traditions, preparation, ingredients, and the finest locations. On this list were all four of Joe's favorite pizzerias, including a small map. It turned out that 3 of the 4 were on the same street. A path to success was emerging. Actually, this was starting to resemble a roadtrip for The Contingent.

Stay tuned for the pizza.
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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Fri, 05/24/13 7:31 PM
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Our day in Naples began with a tour of Pompeii with our Ace Tour Guide Vito Corleone (he let me call him "Don"). Vito was THE Alpha Tour Guide, he took us in the back entrance, knew shortcuts and other guides would move their groups aside as we came through. Here's Vito (blue sports coat) explaining the intricacies of a residence in Pompeii.

Gladiator training area at Pompeii.

Roman chariot wheel ruts.

Yes, that is what you think it is.

Mt. Vesuvius venting on the ride back to Naples.

A great tour of a remarkable place. We returned to the ship at Noon and began our quest for pizza.
 
Besides the map in Saveur, we also had a small map from the ship of the harbor which overlapped. With the help of a large roadside bus route map, Pie Diva (or Bobbius, as she is known in Rome) picked our route. It was a long uphill walk and we knew we were getting close to Via dei Tribulani when we saw a pedestrian carrying a box from Pizzeria Gino Sorbillo.
 
This is a view of Via dei Tribulani.  The mile walk to get there was on less friendly looking streets. Pedestrians shared these narrow streets with motorcycles, cars and delivery trucks.

 
Upon reaching Via dei Tribulani we wandered looking for the pizzeria's with no luck. But some university students doing a marketing project spotted us - we had TOURISTA written all over us. We agreed to take their survey on tourism and they pointed us towards Sorbillo. Quid pro quo.
 

Our timing at Sorbillo was perfect, there were open tables and we ordered a pizza to share. We appeared to be light-weight eaters, as everyone else ordered their own pizza for lunch, they were about 12 inches in diameter. The pizza came out almost immediately - according to Saveur the wood-fired ovens run at 1000F and cook pizzas in 90 seconds.
 
We shared the Lasagna Pizza at Sorbillo. It came topped with tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto cotto and ricotta. Anthony Bourdain helped me avoid further embarrassment by noting in his Naples episode the need to use a knife and fork when eating pizza.

 
We had our bearings now and headed to Di Matteo for our next stop. Bad timing here, we got on the waiting list and decided to look for Il Pizzaiolo del Presidente while we waited.

 
No wait at del Presidente and a friendly face waiting inside.

 
 
 
The waiters at del Presidente barely spoke a word of English, but they really liked Americans. When asked where we are from, I tell them Chicago. They don't know Wisconsin or Milwaukee from Timbuktu. We ordered the Capricciosa Pizza at del Presidente, which was topped with cow's milk mozzarella, tomato sauce, oil, cheese, prosciutto, mushrooms, olives and artichokes.

We called this pizza the winner.
 
del Presidente's delivery guy posed for a photo with his pizza delivery Vespa.

 
Caio, for now.
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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Fri, 05/24/13 9:10 PM
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That pictures so great!!

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Fri, 05/24/13 10:50 PM
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JRPfeff
Yes, that is what you think it is.

Okay, but why was it immortalized in stone?  And in the street?  Did it do something "Special"?
 
BTW, those are some gorgeous looking pies!
 
And is that Pie Diva looking at me in the bottom of the DiMatteo pic?
 
Buddy
 

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sat, 05/25/13 6:53 AM
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Buddy,
 
Yes, "it" had a special purpose. They postulate that "it" directed sailors to the "professional" district of Pompeii as they entered the city from the port. "It" is pointed towards the bordello that we toured.
 
I think that is Pie Diva. I don't know how she let me get her in the lens.
 
I've got another pizza post in the works.
 
Jim
 
P.S. The delivery guy is Guido Strada-Casa. He's been delivering pizzas for Bertrando since he was in high school.
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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sat, 05/25/13 8:39 AM
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Impossible to see the sights and keep track of you. Please crop that picture.

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sat, 05/25/13 9:06 AM
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I was in Rome for a week several years ago.  I took a side trip to Pompeii and did the tour.  I was still fascinated by the chariot tracks in the stone.
 
Rome was a super city to people watch.  We found one bar on the corner with outside tables, bought some snacks and several beers and watched the motorscooters and people walk by.  All cars seem to have major dings in them.  Those folks there really drive fast and reckless.
 
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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sat, 05/25/13 9:23 AM
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Sundancer,
 
We were amazed & aghast by the driving in Italy. We spent a lot of time in motorcoaches, and had a good view of the nutty drivers. The scooters & motorcyclists seemed the worst. But while we were on foot, they all respected pedestrians and stopped when we were in crosswalks.
 
Our tour guide in Rome said that there are more cars registered in Rome than there are residents. He joked that when a Roman finds a parking place, he/she will buy a car to park in it.
 
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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sat, 05/25/13 9:25 AM
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Pie Diva - My mistake, there's no need to crop. That wasn't you, it was a hot Italian babe.

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sat, 05/25/13 10:09 AM
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mar52


Lovely!  That eggplant is too pretty to mess up with a fork.

But.... you're used to Serbian Burek?

(Taj Mahal???)

Mar52-
 
I think your question was answered by others, but there are several different Serbian restaurants in Milwaukee.  Our favorite, Ilija's Place, recently closed.  We would always order a burek in advance when going.  Their Serbian burek was a phyllo wrapped pie, with meat, cheese, spinach, etc. as a filling.
 
On a previous cruise we mentioned to a Serbian crew member that we loved Serbian food back home. She was surprised by our good feelings towards Serbia (usually only hearing negatives) and started to melt when we discussed burek.  She had a food-gasm thinking about the burek her mother makes for her when she returns home.
 
Jim

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sat, 05/25/13 12:41 PM
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I've since Googled and copied many recipes.  I think Balkan may be my next Mother's Day theme.... thank you.

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sat, 05/25/13 1:43 PM
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JRPfeff
Yes, "it" had a special purpose. They postulate that "it" directed sailors to the "professional" district of Pompeii as they entered the city from the port. "It" is pointed towards the bordello that we toured.
That may be the most accommodating public works project in history.
JRPfeff
Pie Diva - My mistake, there's no need to crop. That wasn't you, it was a hot Italian babe.
So, will there be pie at the funeral?
 
Buddy
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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sat, 05/25/13 3:29 PM
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A note about our cruise ship. We cruised on the maiden voyage of the Carnival Sunshine which had just undergone a $155 million makeover. My naval friends called this a "shakedown" cruise for good reason. But despite some inconveniences with work not being quite done, we had a fantastic time and loved the ship. One of our loves was the Neapolitan-style pizzas that were prepared and served on-board 24/7. These pizzas were a huge improvement from the pizza we had on previous Carnival cruises.
 
Tossing pizza on the Sunshine.

   
After our pizza at del Presidente we were quite full and I had a buzz after drinking 500ml of house wine. Using the skills we learned from The Contingent and knowing the pizza oven was on the ship, we decided on take-out pizza from Di Matteo and have it reheated onboard. Each of the pizzerias had a carry-out display case. The server didn't understand English, but he understood me pointing at each item in the case and holding up one finger.

 
The restaurant is known for its fried foods too, as evidenced by the stain they left on the pizza box.

 
We didn't know what we ordered, I think one is a fried rice ball and the other a pasta and meat fritter.

 
We asked the on-board pizza guys to re-warm our pizza in their oven. It turned out to be a thrill for them to see real Neapolitan pizza and we shared a slice with them so they could compare the products. We ended up liking the sauce used on the ship better, but the crust from the Naples pizzeria was exceptional. It was soft at first bite, almost the texture of a risen donut, but had pull and was chewy after that. It almost sounds impossible.
 
The three slices on the lower left are Marinara Pizza. The slice in the upper right is a flatbread from Di Matteo.

 
That's it for Naples. I never would have thought of doing something like this before my time at Roadfood.com. It made for a really special and memorable day for Bobbius and me.
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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sat, 05/25/13 3:38 PM
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When I did the tour in Pompeii, the guide continually pointed out the numerous ceramic examples of the porno the folks of the village seem to enjoy.  The remaining housing structures had lots of them.  They sold lots of books containing that.  It is not surprising that they had bordellos.
 
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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sun, 05/26/13 9:21 AM
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When in Monaco, Pie Diva and I always have the largest yacht in the harbor.

Monte Carlo looks exactly like the pictures I've seen. The blue structures along the harbor in the center of the photo are grandstands set up for the Grand Prix.

 
I wasn't planning on posting about our day in Monte Carlo, but I became inspired while watching the Monaco Grand Prix this morning. Pie Diva and I took a guided walking tour of the race course while in Monte Carlo. It was great timing for the tour because they were already preparing the course for the race.
 
A view of the finishing line from beneath Prince Albert's viewing box.

The exit of the tunnel beneath the casino.

The race course along the harbor. Those are the blue bleachers seen from the ship.

The Carnival Sunshine looming over the harbor at Monte Carlo. Our guide informed us that most of the yachts moored here are owned by Russians and that you can expect to pay $1,000,000 per meter for one of the larger yachts.

 
On our tour we walked through an outdoor market where we returned for a light lunch. You can see the top of the Sunshine in the background.

Prosciutto on baguette.

Chocolate croissant.

 
Back to racing.
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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sun, 05/26/13 8:49 PM
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Not to hijack your thread but I have a new favorite Milwaukee burek. 

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sun, 05/26/13 9:27 PM
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That's OK Mike.  Where'd you get this one?

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Fri, 11/22/13 3:10 PM
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MFL - Since threads are being bumped, what is your new favorite Milwaukee burek house?

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Fri, 11/22/13 11:47 PM
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I never did finish this report.
 
Pretty good Bellinis.


When the view includes the Rialto. 

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Fri, 11/22/13 11:51 PM
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How did you know her name is Rialto?
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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sat, 11/23/13 12:12 AM
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JRPfeff


That's OK Mike.  Where'd you get this one?


It's not a restaurant but a Serbian owned tavern, Moonshine Pub and Grill, that offers some Serbian dishes.
Petar used to be a partner of Nada at the Carriage Café in Cudahy.
His cheese burek is my Milwaukee favorite, which is good as our choices are fewer these days.
Call ahead as Petar is the only one that makes a burek unlike the rest of his menu.
We just got back from the Holiday Folk Fair and Bosnian Cevapi (sic). Just outstanding in part for a bread, lepne?
I asked where it came from and I was told that it is baked locally and sold at Europa Grocery on S. 27th.
Moonshine Pub & Grill




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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sat, 11/23/13 12:26 AM
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One of the best reports on Roadfood I have read...and with great pictures...thank you so much.

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sat, 11/23/13 8:22 AM
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Thank you.

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sat, 11/23/13 9:10 AM
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Amazing trip report! How did I miss this one? This may be as close to chariot wheel ruts that I will ever get.....thank you!

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sat, 11/23/13 9:11 AM
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buffetbuster - Thanks for looking out for me.

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sat, 11/23/13 9:21 AM
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That's what I am here for buddy!
 
Really glad you brought this back and plan on finishing it.  This is some great stuff!

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sat, 11/23/13 9:45 AM
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Pie Diva's dream was to have a Peach Bellini in Venice, the drink's home. Finding a table to share Bellinis at the base of the Rialto Bridge exceeded her expectations.
P
 
Venice was very much a foodie city. We passed several shop windows on the trip from the ship to the heart of the city. On our first night in Venice, Bobbi and I had their version of tapas, cicheti. We stopped into a tiny wine bar and ate several small plates of finger foods with our Prosecco.

 

 

 
We purchased these gorgeous sandwiches before returning to the ship. Everything looked and tasted so good.

 
Venetian rush hour.

 
We got lost on our last day in Venice. We'd take different routes and kept ending up in the same place. These canals kept getting the way, too. We were getting nervous about returning to the ship on time, so we did a lot of back-tracking until we found a familiar place to begin our long walk.

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sat, 11/23/13 10:05 AM
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That's what I am here for buddy!

Looking out for you, too.
 
When are you taking Mariton to Venice or was that supposed to be a surprise?

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sat, 11/23/13 1:28 PM
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It's all so beautiful and the food looks divine, but oh yeahhhhhhhhhh, I can see how you could get awfully lost in Venice. It all looks the same in so many places. Glad you found your way out and didn't miss your boat. One thing for sure, if you had stayed lost, you wouldn't have had to worry about starving!

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sat, 11/23/13 6:17 PM
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If this doesn't look like Roadfood there is a reason. I am sharing some photos of the food we were served on the Carnival Sunshine. Both Bobbi and I were very pleased with the food onboard the Sunshine, a vast improvement from prior Carnival cruises.  We mostly avoided the banquet-style food in the main dining rooms and ate at the specialty restaurants.
 
Although we were cruising around Italy, we enjoyed the Sunshine's Italian restaurant, Cucina Del Capitano, enough to eat there twice. On our first visit, Bobbi ordered Gamberetti alla Pizzaiola - Grilled Shrimp with Stewed Mushrooms and Peppers, served over the Captain’s Tomato Sauce, topped with Garlic Foam, Charred Lemon and Parsley.


I had Brasato al Barolo. Braised Short Ribs in Rich Red Barolo Wine Sauce, topped with Crusted Almond’s and Olive Oil Cream. This was the winner. 

 
We also ate at the Ji Ji Asian Kitchen on two occasions. We ordered the Slow-Braised Pork Belly appetizer on each visit; it was really, really good. Caramel chili sauce with black vinegar, Pomelo citrus fruit, Chinese chives with gorgonzola, spiced purple onions.


Kung Pao Chicken - Sichuan peppercorns with heavenly facing chilies & cashews (I didn't write this, it's from the menu).


Blistered Beans with minced pork in extreme XO sauce.


Peppered Beef - Shen Li Ho (Chinese vegetable), bird’s nest, Chinese mustard, young garlic, ginger root, scallions.

 
We were also fortunate to dine in the Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse three times (we were compted for lunch on one occasion). I had a better experience and steak at this steakhouse than at any steakhouse where I have ever dined.  It is simply excellent. (Sorry, I never took photos there.)
 
For casual dining we really enjoyed the Blue Iguana Taqueria for breakfast and lunch and Guy's Burger Joint for lunch.  For all the criticism that the NY Observer reviewer gave Fieri for his Times Square restaurant, the burgers and fries served at Guy's restaurant on the ship were really good.  A huge improvement over other cruise ship burgers. Yes, they had all the goofy sounding names - Donkey Sauce, Super Melty Cheese, etc.
 
 
Tacos from the Blue Iguana.

 
With that, we will return to shore.
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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sat, 11/23/13 6:34 PM
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JRPfeff
Yes, that is what you think it is.

Okay, but why was it immortalized in stone?  And in the street?  Did it do something "Special"?

BTW, those are some gorgeous looking pies!

And is that Pie Diva looking at me in the bottom of the DiMatteo pic?

Buddy


 
You will also find these convenient "directional markers"  at the Colosseum in Roma.

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sat, 11/23/13 6:34 PM
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OK.  I give up.  What is picture #2??

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sat, 11/23/13 6:48 PM
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That chick Rialto has a bridge named after her?

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sat, 11/23/13 7:09 PM
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lleechef


OK.  I give up.  What is picture #2??

Sorry about that Lisa. The description is now added.
 
I like to post the pictures first and add the descriptions later. I've lost work before so this saves me do-overs.
 
Jim

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sat, 11/23/13 7:16 PM
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Thanks!  I could identify all the others, but not that short rib!  All the food looks wonderful.  Must've been a great cruise....especially all the ports.

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sat, 11/23/13 7:21 PM
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Probably a once in a lifetime cruise, but we really want to do it again.

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sat, 11/23/13 9:56 PM
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JR, I thought this was a picture of the side of the Pantheon in Rome. The buildings one the left look different, so I guess it isn't...........If you don't get lost around every turn in Venice, you wouldn't ever find the out of the way places. Venice is one of the most unique cities I have ever visited.............Great report.........Thxs............Bill
 

 
 

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sun, 11/24/13 8:05 AM
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Bill - The photo was taken in Dubrovnik, which isn't too far from Rome in the big scheme of things. You're right about Venice, we made some great finds down those side streets/canals.
 
Jim

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Re:Canalfood.com & other finds - Sun, 11/24/13 11:57 AM
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The food looks fabulous both on and off the ship!

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