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Biloxi Fisherman's Wharf Pie

From: Kathy 
Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2012 7:02 AM
Subject: Fisherman's Wharf/Biloxi, Mississippi pie

Do you have or could you obtain recipe for Fisherman's Wharf pie recipe? 
They were located on Hwy. 90 in Biloxi, MS before casinos came to area, 
then relocated to Ocean Springs, Ms in early 2000's.


Hello Kathy,

Fisherman’s Wharf was a seafood restaurant owned by Jackie Aldritch that was built on a pier and located in Biloxi, Mississippi. I dined there several times in the 1960s and 1970s, but I never had the pie. As you say, the restaurant relocated to nearby Ocean Springs, MS in the late 1990s or early 2000s.

Dozens of people are looking for that pie recipe. There are requests on several Internet message boards. No one has been able to obtain the real recipe – the family does not give out the recipe. The wife of one of Aldritch’s grandsons says:
“That recipe is guarded even among family, and I am married to one of grandsons! I've had the pie and it is AWESOME!” and “The family is still hush- hush about the recipe. They won't let it get out!”

The NOLA message board says:

“After President Gerald Ford died in December, a Biloxi WLOX-TV reporter sought out restaurant owner Jackie Aldrich, because the president ate there in 1976. Aldrich remembered that the Secret Service left with samples of "everything" Ford ate, including the famous pie. The story says Aldrich gave out her secret recipe only once: to the Secret Service right after Ford's visit.”

There are several recipes offered on the various message boards as being the recipe for the pie or as being very similar. I’ve never had the pie, so I have no suggestions as to which of them might be close. See the recipes on these sites:
Facebook 1
Facebook 2
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Pilgreen's Cauliflower

From: mike
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 12:54 PM
Subject: Recipes

Do you have a recipe for the fried cauliflower from Pilgreen's Restaurant, Atlanta, GA?  
Formally in West End on Lee Street, the only existing one is on Lake Dow in Morrow, GA.  
I am also looking for their "secret" steak seasoning.  Thanks.


Hello Michael,

Pilgreen’s secret steak spice is still secret, as is their actual fried cauliflower recipe. There’s no way to get them as far as I know.

This lady says that her fried cauliflower tastes like Pilgreen’s. Her recipe is here:

Fried Cauliflower


Yellow Jacket Hot Dogs

From: mike
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2012 9:36 PM
Subject: Yellow Jacket Hotdogs

Love the site - thanks for the help.  There used to be a 1950's - 1960's 
hot dog joint in Atlanta called the "Yellow Jacket."  
Their signature meal was the "Yellow Jacket Hot Dog", a toasted bun with 
hot dog, chile and onions.  The secret was in the toasted bun and chili.  
Any ideas?  


Hello Mike,

Sorry, no luck with a recipe for the chili. I did find this description:
“The Yellow Jacket Dog – a ... boiled dog served with ketchup, mustard, onions and dry chili on a toasted bun - is a holdover from the dogs served from the 1950s through the 1970s at the long-closed Yellow Jacket Drive-In “

That’s from this site: Marieletseat

However, the “Yellow Jacket” may be back. See:
Yellow Jacket Hot Dogs


Woolworth's Turkey Gravy

From: Dutch 
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2012 11:32 AM
Subject: Woolworths turkey Gravy

Dear Phaedrus,

Love your web site. YUMMM!!!
As a child we would go to the Woolworths lunch counter in SLC,Utah. 
One of the best things ever there was the Hot Turkey sandwich. 
It was served with a yellow gravy. I have tried to recreate it but 
have never got it right. I know they used a yellow chicken stock 
powder base ,water,oleo,and a cornstarch thickener. 
A taste of poultry seasoning was also part of the mix. Do you or any 
of the other fans on this site know what the exact recipe was?
Thank you,
Omaha, Nebraska

Hello Dutch,

Sorry, I had no success searching for the gravy recipe. I will post this on my site in case a reader can help, but I’m not optimistic because there are requests and reminisces about this sandwich all over the web. No one has had any success duplicating it.
There’s a hot, open-faced turkey sandwich here that looks really tasty:
Open-Faced Hot Turkey Sandwich


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