Hat Trick at Mongolian Hot Pot

December 12, 2016 § Leave a comment

Such delicious food! I took my baby out to Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot in Falls Church, VA and we scored the ultimate hat trick – beef, pork, and TWO kinds of lamb. They bring you a pot of soup broth and you order the meat, seafood, and veggies you want. Put them in the soup pot and let them cook away.

If you live near here, go check this place out in the Eden Center. You will love it!


Trifecta of taco meat

October 22, 2015 § Leave a comment

Steak, chicken and pork. A hat trick from Don Chido’s in San Diego. Pretty damned good. 

Fancy Wieners

February 14, 2013 § Leave a comment

20130214-214607.jpgIt’s Valentine’s Day and I bought these wieners as a special treat for Beautiful Fiancee and me. She is trying to live a sugar-free life (other than my sweetness, of course), and often can’t find hot dogs or other sausages that do not contain some sort of sugar. Go check it out – your favorite sausage very likely has sugar. No joke.

These hot dogs were kind of expensive. For six wieners I paid $6.99. That goes beyond my normal $1 per hot dog rule, but splurging is what Valentine’s Day is all about. Apparently it is also all about three-meat wieners. Beef and pork with a lamb casing – that qualifies as a hat trick in my book.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Beautiful Fiancee. You are the love of my life!

How Hot Dogs Are Made

July 31, 2012 § Leave a comment

I love hot dogs. The term “meat batter” made this video something I had to post.

Brasa: All You Can Meat

February 2, 2012 § Leave a comment

My friend Don refers to this type of place as “all you can meat.” That is pretty accurate. I had never been to this type of place, so my brother suggested Brasa in Raleigh when I saw him a couple weeks ago. It was like an orgy of meat. Guys with long skewers of meat kept coming by and giving us whatever we wanted. For $20 each we got the full breakfast buffet and the meat service. We had a bit from the buffet almost as a courtesy because we were really there to eat delicious skewered meat.

First was the pork sausage and bacon-wrapped chicken. I was not a big fan of either, but they were meat so I ate them. In general, if you have to wrap something with bacon, probably you did not season it well enough. That was the case here. The chicken was not bad, but was not too good either. The bacon wrapping made it a little better but was a bit of a cheap trick.


Next was the steak, which was slathered with butter and garlic. This was nice and juicy, and delicious as the day was long. After the meal, I kept belching up garlic the rest of the day. It didn’t bother me at all, but I am sure Beautiful Girlfriend was not a huge fan of it.


And then I ate more:


Finally we got bacon-wrapped medallions of filet mignon. I had never had such a thing before, but found it very tasty and thought the bacon was a nice accompaniment to the rich taste of the filet. The bacon was subtle but definitely noticeable and the filet was about as tender as I could imagine it being.


All in all, I highly recommend this place, and hope I can take BG to a Brazilian type steakhouse soon so she can also enjoy the excess.

A Trifecta of Meats: The Real Christmas Miracle

December 29, 2011 § 1 Comment

My friend Bill (yes, Bill the Slim Jim guy) invited me to go to lunch with him last week. When I met him at his office, a nearby department was setting up for a holiday luncheon catered by Dave’s Famous Dave’s BBQ, a chain restaurant, albeit a good one. We quickly scrapped our plans of leaving and stood around long enough that someone invited us to join them.

It was a beautiful display of meat, a veritable smorgasbord of meaty goodness. Three kinds of meat, some sides, corn bread, and sweet tea. It was an excellent meal. Beef brisket, pork ribs, and baked chicken, every bite as delicious as it looked.


Three-Meat Chili

August 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

I made chili last Friday for when Beautiful Girlfriend came by for dinner. She loves it when I cook and I love cooking for her. We have silently adopted the tradition that the host person for the weekend cooks the meals. It works out great and allows us to share a chore and give and take more or less equally. It’s a great balance and something I always look forward to on both ends.

When I decided to make the chili I looked in the freezer to check the meat situation. I had some chicken, ground beef, and Italian sausage, and not enough of any of them to really make a full pot of chili. I figured a three-meat chili was in the cards and threw it all together. The result? A delicious mixture of flavors, and possibly the best hat trick meal I have ever made. Plus BG liked it, which made it all worthwhile. And it made for great leftovers for a few days this week.


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