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After 35 years Mr. D's finally gets some love

After 35 years Mr. D's finally gets some love
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  • Post #61 - February 13th, 2015, 8:40 pm
    Post #61 - February 13th, 2015, 8:40 pm Post #61 - February 13th, 2015, 8:40 pm
    I hope this isn't out of line and I'm sure it is a great beef but why does the bread in VI's photo look like, well, bubble wrap?
  • Post #62 - February 14th, 2015, 10:31 am
    Post #62 - February 14th, 2015, 10:31 am Post #62 - February 14th, 2015, 10:31 am
    BrendanR wrote:I hope this isn't out of line and I'm sure it is a great beef but why does the bread in VI's photo look like, well, bubble wrap?


    I belief it would be an imprint from the perforated pan the bread was proofed it.
    There are some secrets which do not permit themselves to be told. (Poe)
  • Post #63 - August 2nd, 2019, 12:51 pm
    Post #63 - August 2nd, 2019, 12:51 pm Post #63 - August 2nd, 2019, 12:51 pm
    After a time-out, shoe-leather steak sandwich, I went back and am glad I did. Tender juicy charred, simply terrific steak sandwich and tip-top fries. About 90% of my going again was due to Mr. Sandwich Jim Behymer and his wonderful web site https://www.sandwichtribunal.com

    MrDsP1.jpg Mr. D's Steak Sandwich
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #64 - August 17th, 2019, 12:15 pm
    Post #64 - August 17th, 2019, 12:15 pm Post #64 - August 17th, 2019, 12:15 pm
    Mr. D's Shish Kabobs hitting on all 8-cylinders. rib-eye steak sandwich top tier tasty. Fries wonderfully crispy and flavorful. Mr. D's steak sandwich is starting to do a Peter from Family Guy "bird is the word on my brain"
    MrDsP31.jpg Mr. D's

    MrDsP32.jpg Mr. D's

    MrDsP33.jpg Mr. D's


    Mr. D's steak sandwich, count me a Fan!
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    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #65 - August 18th, 2019, 8:33 pm
    Post #65 - August 18th, 2019, 8:33 pm Post #65 - August 18th, 2019, 8:33 pm
    Looks great! How busy was it? From what I've read, when there's a line he tends to rush the cooking a bit, leading to sub-optimal results...
  • Post #66 - August 18th, 2019, 9:15 pm
    Post #66 - August 18th, 2019, 9:15 pm Post #66 - August 18th, 2019, 9:15 pm
    Uther wrote:From what I've read, when there's a line he tends to rush the cooking a bit, leading to sub-optimal results...
    Interesting. I've also heard that if it snows hard on Christmas Eve Santa does not have time to eat the milk and cookies laid out for him.
    As I mention above, I've been going for years, all different times, had one off experience. My track record at Mr. D's is stellar.
    Uther, have you been? I suggest trying Mr. D's yourself and seeing how you like the food. If you are worried about what you read, or your friends hairdresser's mom's sister heard about peak times, go on an off hour.
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #67 - August 22nd, 2019, 12:15 pm
    Post #67 - August 22nd, 2019, 12:15 pm Post #67 - August 22nd, 2019, 12:15 pm
    My visits to Mr. D's have been solid. :)
    Although there was one time when I stopped by and it was closed. :|
    I previously posted its italian beef sandwich. Here are more images of it, with the foodstuff being its steak sandwich. :D Image Image Image Image Image Image I typically go here for a dinner (so in its last hour) before taking the #76 Diversey bus back east to Delilah's. 8)
    The links you can use, without the fluff, or sales pitch: http://208.84.112.25/~pudgym29/bookmark4.html
  • Post #68 - August 26th, 2019, 5:14 pm
    Post #68 - August 26th, 2019, 5:14 pm Post #68 - August 26th, 2019, 5:14 pm
    Mr. D's with a friend from Houston. She was flabbergasted at the quality quantity and deliciousness. Rib-eye steak sandwich and mound of terrific fries for $8.50 blew her away.

    Our lunch was a bustling straight-up noon, everything tip-top. Seems Santa gets to eat his cookies.

    MrDsP87.jpg Mr. D's rib-eye steak sand and fries


    Mr. D's count me a Fan!
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    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #69 - August 31st, 2019, 10:00 am
    Post #69 - August 31st, 2019, 10:00 am Post #69 - August 31st, 2019, 10:00 am
    No, not your mom's sister's hairdresser's friend, just this post from the 2nd page. It looks like Mr. D works both the fryer and grill, which is impressive multi-tasking when busy but I could see how the results are less than ideal when one person is trying to do the work of 2.
    I'm still looking to try it out when I get a chance, but typically I'm downtown when I'm in the city so it's a bit of a hike to get there and the people I'm with don't want to travel so far for a meal. Plus he's not open late.

    turkob wrote:I took my first trip out to Mr. D's yesterday. We arrived in the middle of the lunch rush and the place was filled with customers happily chowing down on shish kabob and steak sandwiches. As has been mentioned, there's no question the neighborhood has embraced Mr. D's. Most of the customers were obviously regulars since they didn't need to look at the menu to order and they were greeted with questions about their spouses/children etc. If this isn't a neighborhood place, I don't know what is.

    We ordered a shish kabob sandwich that comes with an order of fries. You can see the fries are fresh cut, and they're definitely twice fried, once in the fryer on the right then in the fryer on the left. Mr. D worked quickly to man the grill and the fryers while his wife took the orders and assembled the sandwiches. Mr. D was working like crazy to keep up with the line of customers that was almost out the door by the time we left.

    I'm a little sad to say it because I really did like the vibe of the place, but this frantic pace was a detriment to the food. The kabob went on the grill along with a couple orders of steak sandwiches. The steak is cut thin so it cooks pretty fast while the kabobs are thicker so they take longer. Mr. D kept turning my kabob, but it sat on the grill far too long. It developed a great smokey flavor, but it was pretty overcooked. Not dry, but definitely tough and kind of chewy. It's a shame because the sandwich, with the gravy at the bottom and the rich caramelized onions, was pretty tasty overall, but the toughness of the meat kept it from reaching greatness. Similarly, I saw him pump out order after order of fresh cut fries. No question the fry time for each batch varied wildly. For the order before ours I saw him drop a couple fries in the fry oil as he was transferring them, then take them straight from the oil to the top of the pile. Ours weren't quite swimming in oil, but they were limp and somewhat greasy. Once again, the fries were a good 80% of the way to greatness, but not all the way there.

    Mr. D's is serving its neighborhood admirably. The couple running the place seem to love their customers and they have a nice product. I wanted to love the place, but the food fell a little short for me.
  • Post #70 - September 1st, 2019, 7:10 am
    Post #70 - September 1st, 2019, 7:10 am Post #70 - September 1st, 2019, 7:10 am
    Uther wrote:No, not your mom's sister's hairdresser's friend, just this post from the 2nd page. It looks like Mr. D works both the fryer and grill, which is impressive multi-tasking when busy but I could see how the results are less than ideal when one person is trying to do the work of 2.
    I'm still looking to try it out when I get a chance, but typically I'm downtown when I'm in the city so it's a bit of a hike to get there and the people I'm with don't want to travel so far for a meal. Plus he's not open late.

    omg. so many words. it's paralysis by analysis by now. just go already. or don't. good god, man!
  • Post #71 - September 2nd, 2019, 5:56 pm
    Post #71 - September 2nd, 2019, 5:56 pm Post #71 - September 2nd, 2019, 5:56 pm
    My new wife (6 months) was perplexed about my constant complaints about bad fries. She finally asked me what I considered good fries. I took her to Mr. D's. Now she understands.

    I wish I still lived in the area.
  • Post #72 - September 2nd, 2019, 7:16 pm
    Post #72 - September 2nd, 2019, 7:16 pm Post #72 - September 2nd, 2019, 7:16 pm
    Clarence Beeks wrote:
    Uther wrote:No, not your mom's sister's hairdresser's friend, just this post from the 2nd page. It looks like Mr. D works both the fryer and grill, which is impressive multi-tasking when busy but I could see how the results are less than ideal when one person is trying to do the work of 2.
    I'm still looking to try it out when I get a chance, but typically I'm downtown when I'm in the city so it's a bit of a hike to get there and the people I'm with don't want to travel so far for a meal. Plus he's not open late.

    omg. so many words. it's paralysis by analysis by now. just go already. or don't. good god, man!


    Yes!
  • Post #73 - September 2nd, 2019, 7:54 pm
    Post #73 - September 2nd, 2019, 7:54 pm Post #73 - September 2nd, 2019, 7:54 pm
    Happened to be in the area on Saturday morning so I stopped in. All the praise of this place is well deserved. The fries were perfect and the steak sandwich was damn good too! Its definitely worth seeking out.

    I know it's only based on one visit, but any criticism of this place is a prime example of picking nits
  • Post #74 - September 10th, 2019, 1:12 pm
    Post #74 - September 10th, 2019, 1:12 pm Post #74 - September 10th, 2019, 1:12 pm
    Took the bride to Mr. D's Shish Kabobs for her maiden steak sandwich, count her a fan! My first Mr. D's Italian Beef, was terrific, original Al's #1 Italian Beef and Johnnie's Beef territory.
    MrDsEllenP3.jpg Mr. D's

    MrDsEllenP4.jpg Mr. D's


    Mr. D's, count me a Fan!
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #75 - September 10th, 2019, 5:27 pm
    Post #75 - September 10th, 2019, 5:27 pm Post #75 - September 10th, 2019, 5:27 pm
    I don't get to Mr. D's as often as I would like so I always go for the Steak or Shish Kabob. I have totally forgotten how really good their beef sandwich is.
    Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.
    Woody Allen
  • Post #76 - September 11th, 2019, 3:55 pm
    Post #76 - September 11th, 2019, 3:55 pm Post #76 - September 11th, 2019, 3:55 pm
    That beef sandwich looks amazing. Is the beef made in house?
  • Post #77 - September 11th, 2019, 4:00 pm
    Post #77 - September 11th, 2019, 4:00 pm Post #77 - September 11th, 2019, 4:00 pm
    Ram4 wrote:That beef sandwich looks amazing. Is the beef made in house?

    No idea. All I know is I gobbled it up like a penguin on an ice flow drifting out to sea. (makes no sense, I know)
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #78 - September 11th, 2019, 7:56 pm
    Post #78 - September 11th, 2019, 7:56 pm Post #78 - September 11th, 2019, 7:56 pm
    I had the IB today and was very impressed. Really liked the beefy flavor. The roll held up to the dip admirably as well.
  • Post #79 - September 12th, 2019, 3:32 pm
    Post #79 - September 12th, 2019, 3:32 pm Post #79 - September 12th, 2019, 3:32 pm
    Count me a fan of Mr. D's. My hubby likes the shish ka bob sandwich more than the steak. I think it has grilled onions on it. True old school joint and a depiction of the American dream where an immigrant family can make a living out of really nothing much but some talent and hard work. They do a few things well and do it reliably everyday. People like what they have to sell. Winner!!!
    Toria

    "I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it" - As You Like It,
    W. Shakespeare

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