IRON CHEF Miles City
Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3751) 17 years ago
Hello All,

I'm currently watching the IRON CHEF AMERICA:Battle Of The Masters on the FoodNetwork and got to thinking about who from M.C. would make a good challanger to the Iron Chef's of Japan?

Sorry for this random thought. :-)

Kyle
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3665) 17 years ago
Most certainly, no one that currently owns or chef's for a restaurant in Miles City.
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Posted by Chad (+1758) 17 years ago
ibid.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11537) 17 years ago
My husband, who is a big Iron Chef fan, would love to cook in kitchen stadium with all the assistants running around. Our kitchen is a bit cramped and he has only me as a scullery maid.

Amorette
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16820) 17 years ago
Ain't that the truth, Tucker...unless there was a special Iron Chef episode for well-done hamburgers and jojos.
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Posted by Poison Spaghetti (+10) 17 years ago
I LOVE Iron Chef. The first time I saw the original Japanese version I thought it was the craziest thing I'd ever seen. It didn't take me long to get hooked. If I ever win the lottery, I'm going to Japan to track down Sakai's restaurant.
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3665) 17 years ago
Gunnar,

You forgot the complete ruination of a good steak, served with a room temp salad and cold bread, yummm. Why, why , why does it run rampant here in River City?
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3751) 17 years ago
Hey All,

Not being from Miles City I find this suprising but judging by some of the posts here it seems as though the food that's cooked in some M.C. resturants is less than desireable.

It can't all be that bad can it?

Kyle
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Posted by StoveGirl (+188) 17 years ago
Personally, the only place I look forward to eating when I return home is the Airport Inn. That is one place where when I take a bite, it takes me back to when I was a kid. The Hole in the Wall is ok and I don't care for the 519 at all. The help there is snooty.
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Posted by salli starkey (+64) 17 years ago
Help me out a little. I think I have my husband convinced we're moving to MC when we retire (with or without him). So I'm bringing him to "see the sites" the last week in May. Where are the best places to eat? Good steak is important. He likes Seafood too - do we have any. He was raised on spicy Mexican Food - any of that??????
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Posted by StoveGirl (+188) 17 years ago
I think that Miles City would really benefit from an authentic Mexican restraunt. We have a Taco Bell and a Taco Johns here but just recently we had an authentic Mexican restraunt open. NOTHING compares. It sounds like there is a lot of interest there from people looking for Mexican food. Authentic is the ONLY way to go.
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3751) 17 years ago
Stove Girl,

You mean that Taco Hell, er I mean Taco Bell, ISN'T authentic Mexican food?

Kyle
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Posted by StoveGirl (+188) 17 years ago
We can say hell here? Well then................Hell no! Technically speaking, its not authentic unless monkey meat or goat is used. I'm not saying that the new place here uses goat or monkey. I'm sure its chicken and beef. I"ll settle for that. Monkey and goat would freak me out. Now, Taco Bell may be using Monkey or goat meat. So in essence.......if they were........yes, it would be considered authentic. :O



[This message has been edited by StoveGirl (edited 4/27/2004).]
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Posted by Carol Bean (+259) 17 years ago
Salli,
Here is my recommendations. My husband is a steak person and he loves the prime rib at the Cattle-ac. Once in awhile he gets one with a lot of fat, but usually it is wonderful!
As far as lobster goes (my personal favorite) my people's choice award goes to Hole-in-the-Wall. I have never had a bad one there!!!
For finger food, I love the finger steaks at the Airport Inn--have ever since I was a little girl.
Have fun while you are here!
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Posted by Carol Bean (+259) 17 years ago
Oh, I almost forgot. The Cattle-Ac also has some Mexican entrees that I do enjoy. But I agree, an authentic Mexican restaurant would be awesome. Maybe you could open one, Salli???
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Posted by salli starkey (+64) 17 years ago
Carol,
Thank You so much - we'll try them all.
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Posted by Ricahrd Bonine, Jr. (+16) 17 years ago
I grew up in Miles City, lived in York, NE for three years, moved to New Mexico, and currently live in Hastings, NE. After living in New Mexico, I am confident there is no such thing as "authentic" mexican food in the state of Nebraska. I really wish there was. Most places here don't know the difference between red and green, and I am not talking about tractors!
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Posted by StoveGirl (+188) 17 years ago
If you truely do live in Hastings, then you know just how much of our population here is Hispanic. We have had a small family move to town and open an "Authentic" restraunt. Yes, AUTHENTIC! I lived, basically, in Brownsville Texas and can tell you that THAT is authentic............which is what we now have here. You can NOT be possibly be saying that Taco Johns and Taco Bell is good mexican food. Its not even mexican. Maybe you had just had the wrong food in New Mexico. Tell ya what, since you are in Hastings, which is not that far from here, come and eat at El Sombrero. THEN come back to the forum and let us know how much you enjoyed it. Yes, you will enjoy it. Also, you might even get to save on gas before you leave town. A winner all the way around.

[This message has been edited by StoveGirl (edited 4/27/2004).]
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Posted by Matt Hom (+111) 17 years ago
Well, swansons makes a helluva enchillada tv dinner......hehehe see MC does have authentic mexican food, right in Albertsons freezer case. heheheheheheeeee
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Posted by Brady Stone (+165) 17 years ago
Authentic Mexican-Will that give you Montezuma's revenge? Only drink the tequila.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16820) 17 years ago
>>He likes Seafood too - do we have any

Seafood in Miles City....hee hee...GUFFAW!!!!!

Seriously, does he like to fish? Then find a local who will deep fry in beer batter some sauger fillets - that's the closest thing to seafood in Miles City outside of Mickey D's fillet o' fish sandwich.

I would have agree that greasy food at the Airport Inn is about the best dining in Miles City. But then, I don't worry much about fine dining when I come to MC - my mom is one of the best cooks in town.
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Posted by Ricahrd Bonine, Jr. (+16) 17 years ago
For my money, it would be a waste to drive to York and not eat at Chance R! I can't stand Taco Johns or Taco Bell either!
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Posted by Carl Wenberg (+45) 17 years ago
Haven't been in Miles City since 1961 (AF Radar Base) but I remember the old Hotel on Main st. as you come into town not far from swiming hole and down from 3 other more notable houses guess that would be west main st. they had the best steaks in town we tried to get there a couple of times a month sure beat GI cooking, who ever was the cook(chef) was the Iron Chef of the area at that time.
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3665) 17 years ago
There is no Taco Bell in Miles City. It has been gone for over two years. Not that it should be missed.
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Posted by Rick Kuchynka (+4457) 17 years ago
Yeah, they didn't even have most of the good Taco Bell stuff, beings a TB Express and all. I heard they didn't even put real chihuahua in their taco meat. No wonder they closed.
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Posted by StoveGirl (+188) 17 years ago
Chihuahua does add an interesting flavor. Usually a nice tangy taste as well as being very tender. Of course you must only select the best. Under a year and AKC is the best choice. Don't forget the red wine..........or would it be white?
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Posted by James Birkholz (+17) 17 years ago
I've only eaten at the Airport Inn once since it was rebuilt and it was a horrible experience. It was cramped and crowded with lousy service and none of the old atmosphere. I'm not sure, but it seems like their pizzas changed after the fire, too. I think the original pizzas had more or better sauce. Most people don't like much sauce, but it makes or breaks the pizza for me.

As for Taco Johns, I'm sad to hear of it's demiss. I have many fond memories of hundreds of cheap meals there. I thought it had a better taste than most of the Bell fare. Plus, I could get custom built. A softshell with nacho cheese, sour cream and my own little secret ingredient (lemon juice) made a sloppy meal, but man was it addicting.

As to the original post, I fear that MC's glory days of having several good steak restaurants has suffered from fast food and lifestyle changes. Don't think there are enough middle class customers to keep them profitable. I will encourage you to make a special effort to try Miles City's unique food, called a "Paco", which is hopefully still available at the casino at the NW corner of Main and 9th? It's a deep-fat fried pocket bread stuffed with burger, onion cheese served with Jalopeno peppers whose juice should be squeezed over the exposed stuffing as you eat it down.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11537) 17 years ago
Taco JOHN's is still serving greasy food. Taco Bell was in the Pizza Hut, both of which were incredibly badly managed at the time. It was a joke in town to order a pizza and see what was delivered and how long it took. Bet on at least 45 minutes and the wrong thing. Always. Guaranteed.

I gather the new management is doing things better but I've never been a big fan of Pizza Hut so I don't know personally.

And the Airport Inn, while the finger steaks are still chewy and delicious and pizza greasy and heavy on the cheese, lacks the true dank of the original building. You can replace the bar signs and douse the lights but dank takes YEARS to accumulate.

Amorette
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3665) 17 years ago
Dank! dank? no, really, dank? Is dank a desirable atmosphere for a dining establishment?
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Posted by James Birkholz (+17) 17 years ago
If it was dank, it was a pleasant dank, but that may have been due to my companions. Now it is more "claustrophic Dairy Queen". I miss the huge wooden tables, fairly comfortable chairs, open space, the view (well the windows anyway), the model airplanes hanging from the ceiling and even the lottery of whether you'ld get the snotty waitress or not. Frankly though, I've never cared for the chicken fried steak fingers. My "posse" and I had a sure-fire way to decide who got the last piece of pizza. We would keep sprinkling Tobasco sauce on it until only one person was brave enough to ingest it.
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