Who is Bud Biddle? And why does he get a list?? (That is NOT Bud in the photo above…)
With all of the awesome feedback I get on Schrohe.com, his passion, expertise, and breadth of experience truly stands out. I have never met Bud. I know he is a big guy. I know he loves big food. He is a retired police chief who has spent his years in California, Oregon and Montana doing whatever he can to make his stomach happy. I respect that. And for that reason, you need to know what Bud thinks:
Best Donuts In World
(The) Jelly Donut
Twice the size of KKreme, not greasy…not at all..? The crunchy, chunky
60 cents each….!! 1/2003
John and Bea, a Thai couple own it.
Unreal quality…I’ve been in all the states in over 40 years of travel
The BEST hamburger of its kind is at Mrs Beesleys Burgers, on I-5, at
The deluxe with special sauce, onions, lettuce and tomato.
Bun is steamed on top, crisp on bottom, sauce is mixture of mayo, slight
Meat is fresh ground by owner each day.
The place, owned by the same couple, who are ALL business…since 1977,
I’ve told many locals from Portland and Seattle about this find and they
If you make it to Portland, OR, try ‘Gino’s’ in the Leipzig Tavern. The
I love food, have commercial kichens in my homes and travel the Pacific
BEST anti-pasta plate on earth…PARMA, 415-567-0500, San Francisco, CA,
The rest of his food is great as well…try the ‘bocancini’ del casa
The best sausage and eggs in the Northwest, so far…THE VIEW CAFE, a
THE VIEW CAFE in Northern Idaho is as good or better for sausage and
Best Deli….HUGE portions, THE ROXY DELI in Times Square, New York
Incredible Italian Food is ASAGIO’S in Boise, Idaho.
The DOUBLE FRONT in Missoula, MT has the BEST deep fried chicken/cole
Best round loaf, white bread is at THE GREAT HARVEST BREAD COMPANY …
DICKS DRIVE IN, a fast food, felon infested dump off I-90 at Division
The fries are freshly made by the second and cooked in block veggie
Best, fresh ONION RINGS are at the TRIPLE S RANCH, a ranch style
Best UNIQUE pastries are at the APPLE CELLAR BAKERY AND CAFE in Ashland,
Best espresso/all around coffee beans in world:
Don’t laugh…I’m an EXPERT….
Equator Coffee Co. in San Rafael, CA
Nothing compares in Brazil, Italy, France, Spain or USA…nothing I’ve
Best greasy spoons in Bay Area…
—NYork Steak and Eggs — Marvins, Novato, CA
—Fresh Meat Loaf, Roast Turkey or Roast Beef Sandwich or “Blue” Plate
$3.95 – $6.95 respectively…!!!! Superb…!!!!
—Italian meals, lunch and dinner…a dump, The GRANADA out on Mission
—Best, “whole” BBQ pork tenderloin, 14-16oz, GRAZZIANO’s in
Best baked chicken and red ‘jug wine’ in Marin is at Fredalizzios in
Best ministrone soup…THE UNION HOTEL in Occidental, CA…good NYorks
Best Basque stye, “TOTAL” dinners are at the JT BASQUE HOTEL in
Another Basque Restaurant, The PYRENEES is nearby, just north of the JT
Best TRUCK STOP for NY steaks, smoked/bbq ribs, red beers, salad bar and
Italian place on Eureka, CA side street …… …..Roy’s….excellent,
One of the best Seafood Buffet’s ever on Friday’s, and reservations are
Golfing, gym, gift shop and great room with 100 ton stone
Best Northwest White Chowder – All of DUKE’S locations in Seattle, WA.
Best combination Bakery/Sandwich/Espresso/Juice cafe in Seattle so far –
Intimate, local neighborhood, eclectic, NICE little restaurant with
Cafe BRIO, Victoria, BC, Canada has great wines, fine Italian/eclectic
And there is a Chinese Restaurant just past CAFE BRIO, Eastbound on Fort
UMBERTOS ITALIAN RESTAURANTS in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Main, OLD one on
‘Most romantic’ lunch in Northwest is at the TEA HOUSE RESTAURANT in
Best FRESH cooked, roast beef/turkey deli sandwiches in Marin County are
Cute little knock off ( original one closed ) an ex employee took
22 years, XENON CAFE in Eugene, OR has been run by two guys from SF…..
I’m highly allergic to msg and anything hydrolyzed, i.e.; free
Foods from Sysco and Ryekoff and Food Services of America are the worst
The only safe ice creams with no whey protein, (msg related)….or other
In Marin….SWENSENS ice creams in Terra Linda Center are “homemade”
All Chains are all full of msg….other chemicals.
Haagan Daz..USA, [[ Not in Canada as Nestles makes for HD under license
HDaz, USA ice cream, BREYERS with a B…….. [[ Dreyers is poison
PENINSULA DAIRY (Palo Alto) makes a chemical free ice cream as well….
**N O T E: ALL low fat/no fat foods, inc. ice creams, all soy
These additives make cheap ingredients taste good so manufacturers can
Best is NEVER to eat anything not fresh or prepared from fresh and use
TRADER JOE’S Chain has a lot of “SAFE” foods, tunas, salmons, frozen
Best Mayonaise is msg free, SAFFOLA SAFFLOWER OIL MAYONAISE and tastes
And you will have to look up all the phone numbers and addresses of
I’m a “fooder kinda guy” and know my stuff….its only because I travel
Travelling is difficult. Most places have chemically infused foodstuffs.
One now must ask these questions in order to avaoid chemicals:
1) Do you chop your own garlic…?
2) Do you use any season salts on steaks..?
3) Is you prime rib cooked freshly..? Never order same “au jus”…
4) At all CATTLEMANS, great steaks…NEVER order a steak without saying
5) In ALL Chinese Restaurants that say “NO MSG”…usually means they
**Make sure Chinese places chop their own garlic cloves as well…ask
NEW***A new place in TIBURON, CA, its Chinese..is directly between the
**All processed garlic is packed in oil and uniformly chopped. It
6) Always ask if french fries are fresh cut or frozen…most frozen
7) Ask if they cook fries, or other deep fired things, in block,
8) Ask if hashbrowns are freshly made or frozen and those and eggs, or
Albertsons Grocery Stores are the only ones left who make an
I’ll send you some msg data thats right on…I’ve done the research for
Since you’re into food so far you may know all this bullshit about food
Check this out….
Alice Waters and I had a long talk one day in Berserkely at her Chez
At Maggie’s in Mendocino I made up a dressing for her warm
1 cup EV Oilve Oil
OPTIONAL FOR MY DRESSING:
1/4 Teaspoon of yellow mustard or dry mustard
1/4 Teaspoon of horseradish w/out chemicals
1 Tablepoon of blue cheese
Blend in blender for 10-15 seconds ONLY and serve…..all to