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Have You Ever Been on a Food Quest?

Recently my dad has been on a quest to find the best Joe's Special in the Bay Area. He's determined to try every brunch place that serves the scramble until he finds the most delicious one. I don't think he's silly or even crazy, because I've been on many a food quest, so how about you? Have you ever wanted to try every restaurant until you've found that one perfect dish?

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terrormisu terrormisu 9 years
Hell yes, I'm on a food quest! I'm seeking out the very best tiramisu. The site "Heavenly Tiramisu" fed my obsession. I call my quests "Tiramissions!" So far I've only tried about thirteen different versions and I've been fixated with it for about two years. Kentucky doesn't offer a lot of 'misu. =( I'm pretty picky about them too. I want real mascarpone, lady fingers, and expresso! AND THE BOOZIER THE BETTER! The sad thing is, it's easy to get a god-awful tiramisu. Some are frozen and have ice shards, some use jello pudding instead of mascarpone, cake instead of ladyfingers...and the cream-to-cookie ratio has got to be just right...ahhh! Fortunately the best I've had is a local restaurant. They're only open four days a week and a small cup is over six bucks...but I've got to get my fix, at least once weekly. =( A girl there doesn't even have to ask what I want any more. She knows I just want tiramisu, to go. I dream about tiramisu. It's really sad.
amyerin amyerin 9 years
I am a Cali girl and am def on the quest for great French Onion Soup- when I go to Italian restaurants I often order the plain ole spaghetti and meatballs cuz if they can't do that right.. the rest of the food prob isn't that great either. I also love good Pho (vietnamese) and Mexican! You disappoint me once.. I'll never go back!
kia kia 9 years
The most recent quest was for an In-n-Out burger imposter south of Denver. The menu was very similar with a little bit of the wording tweaked.
laPetiteJuJu laPetiteJuJu 9 years
Oh I go on quests all the time! Sometimes they are to find who has the best of something: Best chicken lettuce wraps, best moroccan cuisine, best cupcakes, best french bread! And sometimes my quests are to find a place that makes something really specific: a perfect french pastry filled with chocolate bits and pastry cream :)
milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
A GOOD Italian Beef here in the Bay Area. After living in Chicago for a few years I miss them so. Someone told me they had found a good one in San Jose, but when I tried it it was awful. If anyone knows of a place I would love to hear it. :)
phosphene phosphene 9 years
Bo tai chanh!
Just-Oh Just-Oh 9 years
Too many to recount. Latest quest has been for the best Banh-Mi in Seattle. The vegetarian Banh-Mi made at the makeshift deli counter in a little Vietnamese market tops the charts so far.
krazykarot krazykarot 9 years
Yes! Funnily enough I was looking for Jaffa Cakes, a british snack. there are a lot of ex-pats in Boston so I figured it wouldn't be too hard, but I was wrong! I finally got a tip from a woman in Harvard Sq to try a specific Indian/Irish grocer and I was so excited when they had them!
arihm arihm 9 years
Best hash brown quest is a never-ending one in my life. You need different ones for different things, so it's a delicate balance of delicious!
AMP AMP 9 years
I feel like I'm on a never ending quest for arancinis. Can never find them anywhere. Which is good I guess since 1) theyre deep fried, 2) none live up to the fresh ones in Italy.
dukegirl dukegirl 9 years
In the Cinque Terra, Italy, I searched for pizza that was made fresh and not sold by the slice, which means it sits around under warming lamps getting soggy. And once in Paris, I got on a hamburger and pomme frites binge, looking for the perfect duo. Fixation is troublesome!
fuzzles fuzzles 9 years
Holy shiite on a shingle! Three posts in a row from Minnysooodans! I think we deserve a prize, Yum. Might I suggest bacon? :)
broose broose 9 years
Right now I'm looking for the best hanger steak in the Twin Cities. Preferably cooked medium with maître d' butter. Yum.
fuzzles fuzzles 9 years
I'm always on a quest for Mom and Pop type independent restaurants that serve great food at a cheap price. The best burger in my area is at a Harley-ish bar, is flame broiled, perfectly seasoned, and comes in one of those cheesey plastic baskets. The decor is what I would call "Early VFW." A small price to pay, though, when your tab, with a fries and a soda, is just over 5 bucks! :)
Hanna1117 Hanna1117 9 years
The hottest Buffalo wings...actually no wings, all drummys please. The best so far is Scoreboard in Minneapolis/St. Paul
emperatriche emperatriche 9 years
Baguettes in Boston...
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
Always looking for the perfect sweetbreads. Had some great ones in BA Argentina but have a hard time finding them locally.
sfbutterfly24 sfbutterfly24 9 years
Tell ur dad to try the joes special at the Flower Maerket restaurant its MY dads favorite. I am always on the quest for Salvadorian Horchata. My niece and I call each other when we find some because it is soooo hard to find. mmm horchata mmmm
brittanyk brittanyk 9 years
*the not to
brittanyk brittanyk 9 years
Deep dish pizza. A group of us drove from New Jersey to Chicago...We wanted to real thing :)
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 9 years
I've been on a Hot and Sour Soup quest for at least 15 years! The problem is that once I find a place I really like..it goes out of biz or they change the recipe.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I once embarked on a Hot and Sour Soup quest in my town, and can now say i found the best one.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
I look for the perfect recipe. I will try and tweak tons until I find it! Esp once I have been to a restaurant and I liked something. Then I try to recreate it! I am trying to develop my pallate to make it easier....any suggestions yum or party on how to do that?
Swedeybebe Swedeybebe 9 years
eek... sorry for the double post...
Swedeybebe Swedeybebe 9 years
i guess my quest is for the best bbq. so far i have found a place in san jose and sunnyvale that both rank pretty high, but i am sure i can find better!
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