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not so sure about calling Sandra Lee a chef, but hope you enjoyed the trip!
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Just so we all don't think we have been scammed all these years on what a 'Belgian' waffle is, there are actually two types of waffles over there (I am not an expert though so there could be more kinds), there are Brussels waffles (what you probably think of as Belgian waffles, although we often make them with chemical leavened here versus the better yeast method that is standard there and used occasionally here too). The waffles at taste of Belgium are Liège waffles and are different, they contain pearl sugar which gives them those hunks of sweetness that occur throughout and the outside gets that caramelized mess of sugar due to the higher sugar content. The dough itself (yes dough) is also a far cry from the batter one is used to and that is a huge part of the distinction as well. So to be clear Taste of Belgium does have Belgian waffles, just note that they are not the only kind of Belgian waffles, but that they may be the less common variety (in my experience, but I haven't spent time in the east where these waffles are from so maybe not). Anyway, I did get a taste of these a week or two ago and thought them to be very good, a little over priced for regular consumption I thought. One other thing is: was it me or are they using prepared frozen dough for these? I saw the company was from Cincy originally and this was a second location and they ship it up, but it seems like they might be outsourcing their dough (to Belgium for all I know?).
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2009 on Taste of Belgium at Restaurant Widow
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me too
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2009 on Red Gold Tomato Giveaway! at Restaurant Widow
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me too
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2009 on Red Gold Tomato Giveaway! at Restaurant Widow
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Thanks for the look in, I am thrilled to see this place coming in, the location will hopefully spur others to fill in and the menu they put up sounds awesome, if it delivers only half of what I am hoping for I will still love it.
Toggle Commented Feb 28, 2009 on Sneak Peek Inside Barrio at Restaurant Widow
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Thanks for the look in, I am thrilled to see this place coming in, the location will hopefully spur others to fill in and the menu they put up sounds awesome, if it delivers only half of what I am hoping for I will still love it.
Toggle Commented Feb 28, 2009 on Sneak Peek Inside Barrio at Restaurant Widow
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Dropped by the other day at the Sawmill location while I was up there for a Whole Foods visit and an asian grocery run across the street. The sawmill one is pretty small and probably not the best setup, but no worries. Inspired by your husband I got a la lengua taco in addition to some tacos con al pastor, while I am not adverse to tounge, I don't share the excitement he does and thought it was good, not great (as compared to other meats) but the tacos were good overall. Thanks for mentioning it, excited to go back and watch the episodes of No Reservations I have taped for the recent mexico one.
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2009 on An Actual Review::La Michoacana at Restaurant Widow
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Dropped by the other day at the Sawmill location while I was up there for a Whole Foods visit and an asian grocery run across the street. The sawmill one is pretty small and probably not the best setup, but no worries. Inspired by your husband I got a la lengua taco in addition to some tacos con al pastor, while I am not adverse to tounge, I don't share the excitement he does and thought it was good, not great (as compared to other meats) but the tacos were good overall. Thanks for mentioning it, excited to go back and watch the episodes of No Reservations I have taped for the recent mexico one.
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2009 on An Actual Review::La Michoacana at Restaurant Widow
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haven't caught the new episode yet (I do have it along with a whole bunch of others queued up on my DVR) but I gotta agree with you that the show is great, probably in part because other travel/cooking shows can be so lame (I still watch...) but also that he will go eat really off the beaten track food, that is often what I am looking for when traveling.
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haven't caught the new episode yet (I do have it along with a whole bunch of others queued up on my DVR) but I gotta agree with you that the show is great, probably in part because other travel/cooking shows can be so lame (I still watch...) but also that he will go eat really off the beaten track food, that is often what I am looking for when traveling.
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