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      12-14-2013, 02:18 AM   #1
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Official Foodie Thread

figured I'd start a new thread since the other thread was getting punished with food.....

this is where you can post pictures of the food you're eating, any foodie run events you've been on or if you just want to let us know what the fuck you're about to smash during lunch or at the dinner table.

pics will be awesome......

oh, and if you're at a real nice or premier steak house/seafood house, drop a link to their website or post up some of their accolades.

here in Houston, the 4th biggest and fattest city in the nation, we LOVE our food....

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went to Truluck's on Wednesday with a vendor: http://trulucks.com/pages/press

had a blackened 10oz Pontchartrain Center Cut Filet with a crawfish, shrimp and blue crab Creole cream on top.

the Lobster Bisque was amazing as well.

Award of Excellence - The Wine Spectator
Best Seafood Restaurant in Houston - Houston Press
Best Seafood Restaurant in Houston - Channel 2 KPRC Click 2 Houston
# 9 Best Seafood Restaurant in America - Tom Horan's America's Top Ten
Rated Excellent, Food and Service 2011 - Zagat
Rated Excellent, Most Popular 2011 - Zagat
Rated Excellent, Top Seafood Cuisine 2011 - Zagat








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Trulucks is eh.

Not bad but eh overall.
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went to "Fogo de Chao" last month: http://www.fogodechao.com/menu/dining-experience/

Brazilian Steakhouse FTW.....










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Trulucks is eh.

Not bad but eh overall.
not sure why you'd say that.

would be interesting to hear what is better in SD area, especially after press releases like this.....


Truluck's La Jolla location is proud to have received the following awards from San Diego Magazine:


Reader's Choice Winner:
- Best of the Best
- Best Seafood
- Best Service
- Best Wine List
- Best Happy Hour
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Trulucks is eh.

Not bad but eh overall.
not sure why you'd say that.

would be interesting to hear what is better in SD area, especially after press releases like this.....


Truluck's La Jolla location is proud to have received the following awards from San Diego Magazine:


Reader's Choice Winner:
- Best of the Best
- Best Seafood
- Best Service
- Best Wine List
- Best Happy Hour
For steak

Donovans
Pamplemousse.

For seafood.

Oceanaire room
Donovans
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I'm planning on trying Fogo next month while on a road trip. Nothing really good Around here so I'm not hard to impress.

How was it?
Are they skimpy with the meat refills?
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Trulucks is a chain like Capital Grille, Texas de Brazil, Mortons, etc.

It's good food, but I wouldn't say it set the world on fire and I've had some "eh" meals there. Joes Stone Crab in South beach is awesome. So is Smith and Wollensky.
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trulucks is yum.


OP, you ever get to check out cap grille?
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Fogo de Chao is AWESOME! I visited there Baltimore location while i was down there for the grand prix this summer. However, if your ever in NY check out "Plataforma" in NYC its even better than Fogo
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I should just take pics and post here what my wife makes since she's essentially a chef...
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something I made
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pork wrapped with pork and stuffed with pork
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something I made
shit looks amazing. I got a chef buddy who's always sending me pictures of all kinds of shit.

Crawfish Mac and Cheese
Antelope Ribs
Pig Cheek Donut Sandwich
Wild Boar ChiliQuail, Pork and Boudin Belly Roll
Chicken Fried Antelope
Ramen Crusted Chicken
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Oceanaire room
Donovans
went there in 2011 - didn't really blow me away.

never been do Donovan's......
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Trulucks is a chain like Capital Grille, Texas de Brazil, Mortons, etc.
no it ain't - there's only 10 in the country.

now Capital Grille, there are tons of them all over the place, but it doesn't take away from their fine dining moniker...

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Joes Stone Crab in South beach is awesome. So is Smith and Wollensky.
funny you mention Smith and Wollensky - I went to one that is right around the corner/street from Truluck's and Capital Grille.

it was great, but it wasn't even better than Vic and Anthony's...

p.s.
just so ya'll know, here in Houston, Truluck's and Capital Grille are LITERALLY across the street from each other.

you could walk from one to the other by just crossing the street....
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I'm planning on trying Fogo next month while on a road trip. Nothing really good Around here so I'm not hard to impress.

How was it?
Are they skimpy with the meat refills?
oohhhh noooooo......

the last thing they are, is skimpy with the meat.

if you leave that little card flipped to green, they will crush your soul with so much meat that you could get sick

trust me, NO ONE leaves Fogo without feeling they need to be transported to the nearest hospital.

definitely get your money's worth....
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went to "Fogo de Chao" last month: http://www.fogodechao.com/menu/dining-experience/

Brazilian Steakhouse FTW.....










Those potatoes are taking up way too much space on your plate! MMMMMMEAT!!!
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Those potatoes are taking up way too much space on your plate! MMMMMMEAT!!!
that was round 1 of a 7 round fight I had that day HAHAHA !!!!
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I'm planning on trying Fogo next month while on a road trip. Nothing really good Around here so I'm not hard to impress.

How was it?
Are they skimpy with the meat refills?
oohhhh noooooo......

the last thing they are, is skimpy with the meat.

if you leave that little card flipped to green, they will crush your soul with so much meat that you could get sick

trust me, NO ONE leaves Fogo without feeling they need to be transported to the nearest hospital.

definitely get your money's worth....
Sweet.
I've already told my my group that I'm not driving on the way back. Itis coma ftw.


And antelope, venison and elk are delicious. I've had a lot of wild game.
Fried venison and elk are amazing.
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For anyone in the bay area I highly recommend Alexanders Steakhouse and Pampas Brazilian BBQ. Dont have any pics but they are both our go to places for family/friend birthday dinners
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