Friday, July 26, 2013

Wrap It Up

Sometimes ideas hit you on the head like a tire iron.  I wonder if that’s what happened to the guys who dreamed up DP Dough. 

What if you took every foodie’s first love (pizza) and wrapped other favorite foods in it?

Philly Cheese Steak? Check.
Bacon & Eggs.  Yep.
Sausage & Peppers.  Fuggedaboutit.

They call them Calzones, but that’s to make the meal acceptable to those not from the old neighborhood, if you catch my drift.

You can find DP Dough in Albany and Troy.

So, who knows?  Next time you get a couple of knocks, it could be:  whammo!  A vision of culinary paradise.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Honey, I am in the mood for some chimichanga!

Saturday was a long day. By the time we got home it was late, we were tired, and neither of us wanted to cook.  

Friend: "What do you want for dinner?"
Me: "Chipotle?'
Friend: "Nah, I don’t want a buritto lets comprimise and go to Pancho's."
Me: "To quote the great Bernie Focker, 'Honey I am in the mood for some chimichanga!'"

And just like that folks dinner was decided. So we went to Pancho’s in Clifton Park, right off of Exit 8 on the Northway. It is a nice quiet place, great prices, fast and friendly service, and all the chips and salsa you can eat!

As you probably guessed, judging by the conversation referenced above, I had the chimichanga. Chicken rolled in a flour tortilla, fried and then baked. Topped with nacho cheese, ranchero sauce and served with Mexican rice, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream and guacamole! Why would you want anything else? For me, no one and I mean no one does it better than Pancho's. It is always delicious!

Pancho's chimichanga. 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Deep-Fried What Now????

Who isn’t intrigued by fair food? The season is coming and we must prepare. New York Magazine’s “Grub Street” blog has released The 14 Terrifyingly Awesome New State-Fair Foods for 2013. I’ve had the deep-fried butter, Oreos, Twinkies and even the glazed donut bacon-burger, but deep-fried meatloaf? Here’s my will dos and won't dos list:

Top will dos:
Deep-Fried Monte Cristo
Double Bacon Corndog
Grilled Steak Sandwich
Bacon Cannoli

Top won’t dos:
Wine-Glazed Deep-Fried Meatloaf
Comet Corn
Fried Pickles ‘n’ Chocolate

The Great New York State Fair this year is running Aug 22- Sep 2 in Syracuse and The Big E will be in West Springfield, MA on Sep 13- Sep 29. I’m not sure what they will be presenting for food, but new eats are guaranteed.