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York Steak House Marinated Mushrooms

-----Original Message----- 
From: Wendy
Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2015 3:43 PM
Subject: Marinated Mushrooms York Steak House

I was looking for the recipe for the marinated mushrooms from York Steak 
House restaurant.
They were button mushrooms, I think with onions and the sauce was 
buttery/brown, (maybe with wine).  I was a teenager at the time.
I have done extensive web searches and couldn’t locate anything close.
Thanks for your help.
Hope you have this recipe.

Hi Wendy,

Sorry, I had no success with this. I'll post your request in case a reader can help.


 *From:* Dean 
 *Sent:* Sunday, February 07, 2016 1:06 PM
 *Subject:* York steakhouse roasted chicken

 I worked at York steakhouse in the Jefferson mall in Louisville Kentucky I
 prepared the chickens and they put the spice on first roasted then brushed
 on a molasses based sauce twice

Hello Dean,

Thanks for writing. Do you know the recipe for the spice mixture? The recipe for the molasses based sauce? Do you know the recipe for the marinated mushrooms including the ingredients of the marinade?


From: "Dean" 
Subject: Re: York steakhouse roasted chicken
Date: Sunday, February 07, 2016 3:26 PM

No I don't they were premixed me and a buddy was talking about that roast
chicken this week we both used to work there there's still one open maybe
you can get the recipe from them

"Premixed." There's the rub. The spices and sauces and marinades were made at a central commissary or by an outside vendor, and shipped to the local steakhouses, not made at the local steakhouses. The employees of the local steakhouses would not know the recipe or even the ingredients.

Dan Hall's Big Buster Sauce

From: "Matt" 
Subject: Ft Wayne indiana - Coney Island sauce
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 1:44 PM


I love your site. I discovered it yesterday when I was trying to duplicate
Don Hall's Big Buster sauce. It turns out the 'Oh Boy' Sauce is very

I used 1 tablespoon of Clausen hearty dill pickle juice; 1/4 cup of Helman's
mayonnaise and just enough sugar just to cut the sourness (less than a 1/4
teaspoon) I was amazed. It tastes just like Don Hall's Buster sauce.

I wanted to return the favor by giving you a link to this guys site. I grew
up near Ft. Wayne and Coney Island is an institution there. This recipe is
the closest I've ever found to their sauce. I scale back on the cinnamon
slightly. Possibly the brand I use is too potent. 
Coney Sauce Recipes

Thanks again and keep up the good work.


2018 Update:
That link to The BBQ Guru is dead. The site appears to be gone. However, with the assistance of the Wayback Machine, I was able to find a copy of that recipe from 2013.

Fort Wayne Coney Island Sauce

1 cup Crisco
1 1/2 pounds Hamburger meat
1 large Onion(s), minced
3 cloves Garlic, mashed
3 tablespoons Chili powder
1 tablespoon Oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
1 teaspoon Pepper
1 teaspoon Paprika
1 teaspoon Allspice
1 teaspoon Celery seed
1/2 teaspoon Cumin
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon

Melt Crisco, add onions and garlic.  Meanwhile soak meat in cold water
When hot, add meat after straining out water. Cook until done.
Mix together all spices.
Add to meat and simmer for a couple of hours. You may need to add some liquid as it simmers.

Goldblatt's Cheesecake

From: Barbara 
Sent: Friday, February 13, 2015 3:37 PM
Subject: Goldblatt's cheesecake recipe

Hi uncle! 
I’ve been searching for years for Goildblatt’s cheesecake that they sold in their delis. 
Goldblatt’s was a huge clothing store chain in Chicago. 
Thank you.

Hello Barbara,

See here: Goldblatt's Cheesecake


Thanks but Phil Potempa’s recipe is NOT the Goldblatt’s cheesecake. Any other sources? 

Hello Barbara,

Well, if you have actually tried both recipes on that page, and neither one is even close, then I’m afraid I know of no other source at all. I’ll post your request on my site in case a reader can help.


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