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Favorite Restaurant Side Dish

Unread postby OldDawg » Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:42 pm

I have always loved Damon's onion loaf. Recently had the Bloomin' onion for the first time.

I also was shocked to really like fried green beans with a dip at Fridays. I don't even like green beans.
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Unread postby jb » Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:54 pm

Call me low end guy, but does it get any better than fresh Wendy's fries? I dunk 'em in a mix of katchup and their chilli hot sauce.

Boston Market mac spirals and cheese are good, too.

Carabba's mashed potatos...
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Unread postby 4thQtrGlory » Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:07 pm

boston market's mac n cheese is superfly. TGI Fridays fried green beans, applebees mex rice, cheddar mashed potatoes from anywhere that has them, boston markets stuffing, wing stop's french fries, red robin's parm garlic fries
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Unread postby mswerb » Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:06 pm

Arthur Treachers hush puppies.
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Re: Favorite Restaurant Side Dish

Unread postby peeker643 » Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:01 pm

I like the steamed veggies at Outback when I'm there.

The garlic mashed potatoes at Ferrante's are perfect too with their veal scallopini entre'.
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Re: Favorite Restaurant Side Dish

Unread postby jack_tors » Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:29 pm

mswerb wrote:Arthur Treachers hush puppies.


+1

Hush Puppies are a very underrated side dish and Arthur's Treachers are the best ones.

In Solon, the Glenwillow Grill makes killer mashed potatoes. I am not a big mashed tater fan but theirs are to die for. Also, anytime a restaurant provides a side other than fries or chips, say a good mac and cheese, baked beans, or cole slaw, I am totally on board.
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Re: Favorite Restaurant Side Dish

Unread postby OldDawg » Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:56 am

mswerb wrote:Arthur Treachers hush puppies.

Red Lobster used to have real good hush puppies. I haven't eaten there in a while, however (not much of a seafood guy).
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Unread postby OldDawg » Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:58 am

JB wrote:Call me low end guy, but does it get any better than fresh Wendy's fries?

Agreed on the fries choice. I love their fries and their burgers.

I like BK fries (not as well as Wendy's). Don't they cook them in peanut oil??
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Unread postby Hi Oktane » Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:24 pm

Horseradish mashed potatoes
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Re: Favorite Restaurant Side Dish

Unread postby Ziner » Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:36 pm

Tony Packo's deep fried pickles - unbelievable. If anyone ever gets to Toledo, first I apologize it is such a shit hole, secondly go to Tony Packo's it is out of this world. Favorite restaurant of all time
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Unread postby OldDawg » Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:16 pm

Ziner wrote:Tony Packo's deep fried pickles - unbelievable. If anyone ever gets to Toledo, first I apologize it is such a shit hole, secondly go to Tony Packo's it is out of this world. Favorite restaurant of all time

Man, that sounds great. I gotta try those when I get out that way. Isn't that the hot dog place that Klinger always talked about in the series M*A*S*H? That and the Toledo Mud Hens.
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Re: Favorite Restaurant Side Dish

Unread postby Ziner » Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:56 pm

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Ziner wrote:Tony Packo's deep fried pickles - unbelievable. If anyone ever gets to Toledo, first I apologize it is such a shit hole, secondly go to Tony Packo's it is out of this world. Favorite restaurant of all time

Man, that sounds great. I gotta try those when I get out that way. Isn't that the hot dog place that Klinger always talked about in the series M*A*S*H? That and the Toledo Mud Hens.


Yes, it is my favorite restaurant of all time. I am from Toledo and everytime I get back to town I have to stop there. The pickles are sold in most Heinens (for you NEOers) they are the best pickle ever. The Hot dogs (hungarian sausages) with chili sauce, unreal, chili, some of the best... chicken paprikas, cabbage rolls, etc... the place is amazing.

http://www.tonypackos.com/index.php

Ive always wondered why they havent expanded. One of those next to the Jake and Q would be amazing.
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Re: Favorite Restaurant Side Dish

Unread postby jack_tors » Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:39 pm

Ziner wrote:
OldDawg wrote:
Ziner wrote:Tony Packo's deep fried pickles - unbelievable. If anyone ever gets to Toledo, first I apologize it is such a shit hole, secondly go to Tony Packo's it is out of this world. Favorite restaurant of all time

Man, that sounds great. I gotta try those when I get out that way. Isn't that the hot dog place that Klinger always talked about in the series M*A*S*H? That and the Toledo Mud Hens.


Yes, it is my favorite restaurant of all time. I am from Toledo and everytime I get back to town I have to stop there. The pickles are sold in most Heinens (for you NEOers) they are the best pickle ever. The Hot dogs (hungarian sausages) with chili sauce, unreal, chili, some of the best... chicken paprikas, cabbage rolls, etc... the place is amazing.

http://www.tonypackos.com/index.php

Ive always wondered why they havent expanded. One of those next to the Jake and Q would be amazing.


I second this take. Packo's is great and I stop anytime I am within earshot of Toledo. Great food and great atmosphere. Make sure to stop at the original one on Front Street right off of I-280. Its got a lot of memorabilia from M*A*S*H on the walls.
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Re: Favorite Restaurant Side Dish

Unread postby CohibaTC » Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:02 pm

This really isnt a side item, its more of a dessert. But the new Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake Bites at Sonic are the BOMB!

You gotta try them if you havent already.
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Re: Favorite Restaurant Side Dish

Unread postby OldDawg » Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:50 am

Just got back from Rockne's in Summit County. Wife loves the fried sweet potatoes.
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Unread postby swerb » Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:58 am

OldDawg wrote:Just got back from Rockne's in Summit County. Wife loves the fried sweet potatoes.

About 5 min down the road from me ... my kids favorite place.
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Re: Favorite Restaurant Side Dish

Unread postby waborat » Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:24 am

Won Ton Soup & Egg Rolls w/ Chinese Food
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Unread postby swerb » Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:52 am

waborat wrote:Won Ton Soup & Egg Rolls w/ Chinese Food

Egg rolls are one of my favorites as well. Love the ones with the mini shrimps in them. Crisp, not soggy.

With every bite dipped that hot mustard that is almost too hot to take. Almost.
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Re: Favorite Restaurant Side Dish

Unread postby fundamentals » Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:12 am

waborat wrote:Won Ton Soup & Egg Rolls w/ Chinese Food


Cheese Wontons with sweet and sour sauce are good too.
Arby's curly fries dipped in the horseradish sauce are also a fine culinary experience.
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Unread postby peeker643 » Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:56 am

Swerb wrote:
waborat wrote:Won Ton Soup & Egg Rolls w/ Chinese Food

Egg rolls are one of my favorites as well. Love the ones with the mini shrimps in them. Crisp, not soggy.

With every bite dipped that hot mustard that is almost too hot to take. Almost.


Ya have to get that table mustard. Even on carry out I makes sure they get me a couple small containers of the mustard off the table and not that shit that comes in the packets.
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Re: Favorite Restaurant Side Dish

Unread postby Larvell Blanks » Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:58 am

the cole slaw at Panini's/Primanti's

the goat cheese mashed potato at One Walnut

the cheddar bay biscuits at Red Lobster

the garlic mashed potatoes at Bahama Breeze



Swerb wrote:
OldDawg wrote:Just got back from Rockne's in Summit County. Wife loves the fried sweet potatoes.

About 5 min down the road from me ... my kids favorite place.

They're building one in Medina on Rt 18. Looks like it'll open just after the first if the year. Can't wait!
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Re: Favorite Restaurant Side Dish

Unread postby waborat » Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:59 am

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Ya have to get that table mustard. Even on carry out I makes sure they get me a couple small containers of the mustard off the table and not that shit that comes in the packets.


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Unread postby swerb » Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:03 pm

Larvell Blanks wrote:the cole slaw at Panini's/Primanti's

the goat cheese mashed potato at One Walnut

the cheddar bay biscuits at Red Lobster

the garlic mashed potatoes at Bahama Breeze



Swerb wrote:
OldDawg wrote:Just got back from Rockne's in Summit County. Wife loves the fried sweet potatoes.

About 5 min down the road from me ... my kids favorite place.

They're building one in Medina on Rt 18. Looks like it'll open just after the first if the year. Can't wait!

Good gyros, good french fries. Kid friendly. And they have a crispy chicken salad my wife loves.

Prolly my favorite of all the loud, kid friendly, chainy restaurants within driving distance of me.
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Re: Favorite Restaurant Side Dish

Unread postby OldDawg » Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:37 pm

I am glad to have opened up some discussion on Rockne's. I love the place.

However, my original post was wrong. The fried sweat potatoes were from On-Tap in Summit County. Right side dish, wrong restaurant. Sorry guys... (wasntme)
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Unread postby peeker643 » Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:42 pm

OldDawg wrote:I am glad to have opened up some discussion on Rockne's. I love the place.

However, my original post was wrong. The fried sweat potatoes were from On-Tap in Summit County. Right side dish, wrong restaurant. Sorry guys... (wasntme)


That sounds disgusting OldDawg. :lmfao:
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Unread postby OldDawg » Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:03 am

Peeker643 wrote:
OldDawg wrote:I am glad to have opened up some discussion on Rockne's. I love the place.

However, my original post was wrong. The fried sweat potatoes were from On-Tap in Summit County. Right side dish, wrong restaurant. Sorry guys... (wasntme)


That sounds disgusting OldDawg. :lmfao:

Good catch, Peek!!! That is funny... Yuck!!!
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Unread postby mattvan1 » Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:36 pm

Peeker643 wrote:
Swerb wrote:
waborat wrote:Won Ton Soup & Egg Rolls w/ Chinese Food

Egg rolls are one of my favorites as well. Love the ones with the mini shrimps in them. Crisp, not soggy.

With every bite dipped that hot mustard that is almost too hot to take. Almost.


Ya have to get that table mustard. Even on carry out I makes sure they get me a couple small containers of the mustard off the table and not that shit that comes in the packets.


You can find this on the spice isle at any Giant Eagle or Heinen's. It's dry mustard seed, ground into a powder. Add water and you have a dead ringer for Chinese mustard.
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Re: Favorite Restaurant Side Dish

Unread postby waborat » Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:52 am

mattvan1 wrote:
Peeker643 wrote:
Swerb wrote:
waborat wrote:Won Ton Soup & Egg Rolls w/ Chinese Food

Egg rolls are one of my favorites as well. Love the ones with the mini shrimps in them. Crisp, not soggy.

With every bite dipped that hot mustard that is almost too hot to take. Almost.


Ya have to get that table mustard. Even on carry out I makes sure they get me a couple small containers of the mustard off the table and not that shit that comes in the packets.


You can find this on the spice isle at any Giant Eagle or Heinen's. It's dry mustard seed, ground into a powder. Add water and you have a dead ringer for Chinese mustard.
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I've always seen this at the grocery and never knew what it was used for?

Thx for the tip Matt!!!
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Unread postby jb » Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:59 pm

waborat wrote:
mattvan1 wrote:
Peeker643 wrote:
Swerb wrote:
waborat wrote:Won Ton Soup & Egg Rolls w/ Chinese Food

Egg rolls are one of my favorites as well. Love the ones with the mini shrimps in them. Crisp, not soggy.

With every bite dipped that hot mustard that is almost too hot to take. Almost.


Ya have to get that table mustard. Even on carry out I makes sure they get me a couple small containers of the mustard off the table and not that shit that comes in the packets.


You can find this on the spice isle at any Giant Eagle or Heinen's. It's dry mustard seed, ground into a powder. Add water and you have a dead ringer for Chinese mustard.
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I've always seen this at the grocery and never knew what it was used for?



I thought it was like Gold Bond.
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Unread postby Hi Oktane » Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:19 pm

JB wrote:I thought it was like Gold Bond.


That stuff tastes like crap. :yes:
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Re: Favorite Restaurant Side Dish

Unread postby OldDawg » Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:57 am

My favorite soup in the universe...

Olive Garden's Zupa Tuscana. Its a potato and italian sausage soup.

We get their soup and salad...
And their salad is awesome, too...
As is the never-ending bread basket...
Best part is, it is all you can eat...

Last time we ate there, I downed about six bowls of that soup, a pound of bread sticks, enough salad to feed a family of rabbits. And then our waitress brings us a container of soup (and order of breadsticks) for the road. She got a nice tip!!
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Re: Favorite Restaurant Side Dish

Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:19 am

For me it's Garlic Bread, but not your standard Garlic Bread..... there's a restaurant near me (Bel & Dragon) which serves freshly baked bread with an entire roast bulb of Garlic..... you then spread the whole cloves of Garlic on the bread and dip it in olive oil..... it's just awesome stuff...... also, I've found it's pretty easy to make at home too!
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