Met up with darkstar965 for lunch today. A nice salad, an unexpected surprise of 'Redneck Ramen' and a bowl of really good chili ensued.
Salad was good. Well dressed, nice.
The Redneck Ramen was not really ramen, and not really a stew but something in between. Loaded with pork and collards, resting in the broth just above the surface of the delicious broth (NOT enough of it - more please!) was an exquisite soft, but not toooooo soft egg. The egg stole the show for me.
The chili was short rib based. No beans (YES!). And arguably some of the best chili I have had. It has a very similar flavor profile to the 'Dark Pot Roast Chili' recipe that I use. Dark, unctious, shellac. Served with corn bread cubes. Crisp grilled at the edges was a nice touch not unnoticed by me. Also, not too sweet - the corn in the cornbread could shine a bit.
Got to meet Jeff, too. Dude, your grip could crush my hand like the Agent of Evil in Unbreakable's bones.
Nice to finally meet up with another DR-er, darkstar, too. Good conversation, not enough time to properly relay enough stories. Ah well.